Presented by The Washington Sculptors Group

Monday, May 15, 2023, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Have you ever thought about extending your legacy through something other than the work you make for yourself? Three woodworking artists, Margery Goldberg, Lynda Smith-Bügge, and Joe Largess have harnessed their knowledge of craft and arts organization to teach carpentry to a new generation. Learn how these aesthetic innovators built a vibrant mobile woodshop from scratch. Devising a program as comprehensive as Zenith Community Arts Foundation required vision, networking, institutional knowledge, grant writing expertise, proficiency in carpentry, and enough educational savvy to transfer its aspirations to its participants. These skills are highly transferable to other areas and can enlarge our footprint in an art world where finding multiple ways to plug in opens more doors.

About the Speakers:

Margery Goldberg, Executive Director, founder of ZCAF, an accomplished wood sculptor, also founder, owner of Zenith Gallery in DC. The Mobile Woodshop, a 23 year vision, is  now real.


Lynda Smith-Bügge, Project Coordinator,arts administrator at various cultures institutions in and outside the Washington area.Trained as woodworker and sculptor, she coordinated Mothers and Daughters Construction Company in New York City to prepare women for apprenticeships in carpentry.


Joe Largess, Lead Carpentry Instructor, teaches at Ballou STAY Opportunity Academy. Beloved by both students and administrators, he also prepares materials, and tools for each class and maintains the Mobile Woodshop. A former woodshop supervisor for the University of Maryland School of Architecture, he taught woodworking and guided students in their projects.

This discussion will be recorded for posting on the WSG YouTube channel. Registration will be deemed consent to be recorded.

This panel discussion is part of WSG’s ongoing series of professional practices talks for artists.

View Previous Talks on our Youtube Channel:

  • Art and the Law with Janet Fries, Part I, May 9, 2022
  • Best Practices for Preparing your Submission, June 21, 2021
  • Pricing Your Artwork, March 22, 2021
  • Creating Your Legacy: C.Edwards + H Frederick March 8, 2021
  • Audiences for Art: Approaching a Gallery, September 21, 2020
  • Developing Your Elevator Speech, August 20, 2020
  • How to Write an Artist Statement, August 6, 2020
  • Estate Planning for Artists, March 14, 2020
Applying Art Skills to Create Opportunity through Community Outreach

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