• cool shout out from Modern Luxury Magazine

    cool shout out from Modern Luxury Magazine

    A great little shout out by Wendy Maruyama for Modern Luxury Magazine!

  • Upcoming Show at San Diego Art Institute

    Upcoming Show at San Diego Art Institute

    Opening reception December 10th at San Diego Art Institute. Southern California and Baja Biennial.

    See review of the exhibition by Richard Gleaves for Art and Cake LA blog.

  • A big new job!!!

    I have just accepted a position teaching in the Furniture Design and Woodworking program at San Diego State University, beginning August 2016. It's a huge honor and a great new challenge. Amertah and I are looking forward to making our way out there this summer.
    SDSU Furniture Website

  • Furniture Society Conference presentation

    This June, I will be presenting at the annual Furniture Society Conference in Philly. Come check it out and see all the great events!!!
    Exploding my practice

  • Haystack Summer Workshop: first session

    This June, I will be teaching a two week workshop at my favorite place on earth, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Check it out!!!
    Re-interpreting the familiar object

  • Kathmandu project with Wendy Maruyama

    check out this special project I'll be working on with the Great Wendy Maruyama and friends in Kathmandu, this March... The Elephant in the Room Project

  • shipping work to SDSU

    packing work up to send to the Wendy Maruyama Alumni exhibition in October 2015

  • Float exhibition at CMCA, Rockland, Maine

    Float exhibition at CMCA, Rockland, Maine

    Several works in a show entitled Float, at CMCA's temporary location in the Bicknell Building in Rockland, from August through September.

  • Brackish Studios housewarming party

    Brackish Studios housewarming party

    come out for our casual housewarming party. Rangeley Morton, Ella Sevay and I will be hosting a little get together to celebrate the opening of our shared studio space at the New Systems Laundry building in West Bayside.

  • opening a new studio

    I'm setting up a new space in the New Systems Laundry building in West Bayside, Portland, Maine. I'll be working in there with two former students, Rangeley Morton and Ella Sevay. look out for open studio and event listings in the future! We're calling it Brackish Studios

  • Windgate Fellow Residency

    I will be the Windgate Artist in Residence at University of Wisconsin Madison for the fall 2014 semester. Follow updates on my blog, adamjohnmanley.wordpress.com

  • Lanesboro Artist Residency

    I have been selected to do a short residency next Spring at the Lanesboro Arts center in Lanesboro Mn. check it out

  • Coming up

    I will be teaching a one week workshop at Anderson Ranch next June/July. Say tuned for dates and such. This will be a crash course in designing and constructing an occasional chair from unconventional materials, techniques, and processes: found materials, industrial parts, 2x4's, etc...
    come solve problems with me!!!

  • New things!!!

    Starting this semester, I will begin a new position as Full Time Lecturer at UMass Dartmouth's Wood/Furniture program. There I will be working with Graduate and undergraduate students in the Program in Artisanry. I have loved my time at MECA, but it is time to move on. I will be commuting at first for four days at a time from Portland to New Bedford Mass. here's to new opportunities!

  • Solo Exhibtion!

    I will be having a solo exhibition this October through December at the Kip Gallery at IUP (Indiana University of Pennsylvania). on display will be my "Small Craft" series along with video projections and a book that I will be publishing documenting the project. Check it out here.

  • Good Idea Grant!

    I have recently been awarded a "Good Idea Grant", by the Maine Arts Commission for an upcoming project. I will be updating the blog and site as this progresses. Work will probably begin this summer and culminate in an installation and exhibition this winter/spring. very appreciative of this opportunity. updates to come.

  • Portland Phoenix review

    A recent review of The World Over at the ICA at MECA.

  • Portland Press Herald

    A review of %New Works$, featuring myself, Matt Hutton, and Jamie Johnston at June Fitzpatrick this past Summer.

  • Work in the ICA Portland Maine

    The World Over is currently on view at the Institute for Contemporary Art at MECA, Portland Maine. This exhibition features work by five MECA faculty members, including myself. My new body of work Small Craft (Makeshift) is on display there through December 22nd.
    some publicity shots

  • more H2O

    here is the link to my concept for the H2O: Art of Conservation exhibition


  • in the news: H2O

    Here's a link to a little write-up about the piece i'm displaying in the Cuyamaca Water Conservation garden.
    Center for Sustainable Practices in the Arts

  • 3D Revelry

    I will be showing some work, including my lifeguard buoy "Adrift" at this big fundraiser art bash in San Diego on october 2nd. It seems like it will be a pretty wild party. tickets are cheaper if you buy them online so order yours today by going to this link...

  • Downtown Installation

    I will be creating an installation in the new SDSU Downtown gallery for an exhibition starting the 23rd of September. The show will be up until the 4th of October. come down and check it out.

  • on the TV

    So I was interviewed on NBC as part of a little piece on the SDSU Downtown Gallery. I will be doing an installation there sometime in October. Come check it out. The Video is a little silly but what can you do.