Neil Kemarly

Neil Kemarly, a native of Pioneer, Ohio, credits his late wife, Debbie, as the inspiration behind his woodworking.  He has a philosophical approach to his award-winning work - seeing the "perfection in imperfection" in the natural beauty of the wood. With his wife's support, Kemarly began selling his work at local craft shows. Starting small, with pens, bottle stoppers, boxes, kaleidoscopes and clocks, he soon branched out to larger items such as tables and benches.

Kemarly's woodworking is a contrast to his day job as a journeyman tool and die maker. His designs are powerful in their simplicity.  He sees himself as a designer and a builder. 

Awards

2019 Awards

  • Crosby Festival of the Arts (Toledo Botanical Gardens) - Third Place in Wood

  • Carmel International Arts Festival (Carmel, Indiana) - Best in Media Award

2018 Awards

 

  • Crosby Festival of the Arts (Toledo Botanical Gardens) - First Place in Wood

  • Boston Mills Artfest (Boston Mills Ski Resort – Peninsula, OH) – Award of Excellence

  • Orchard Lake Fine Art Show (Orchard Lake, Michigan) – Award of Distinction

  • Carmel International Arts Festival (Carmel, Indiana) – Best in Media Award

  • Winterfair (Columbus, Ohio) – Award of Excellence

 

2017 Awards

 

  • Crosby Festival of the Arts (Toledo Botanical Gardens) – Third Place in Wood

  • Black Swamp Arts Festival (Bowling Green, OH) - Best in Show

  • Carmel International Arts Festival (Carmel, Indiana) – Honorable Mention:  Wood

 

2016 Awards

  • Boston Mills Artfest (Boston Mills Ski Resort – Peninsula, OH)– Best of Category

  • Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff (St. Joseph, Michigan) – Best of Wood

  • Carmel International Art Show (Carmel, Indiana) – Best in Media

 

2015 Awards

 

  • Black Swamp Arts Festival (Bowling Green, OH) Best in Show: 3-D

  • Deer Path Art League – Art Fair on the Square (Lake Forest, Illinois) – Award of Excellence:  Wood

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