Publications & Exhibitions

Publications


Art & Antiques Magazine, "Tradition - With a Twist", April 2004

 

Emotional Design: Why We Love or Hate Everyday Things,           Donald A. Norma, Basic Books, 2004

 

The Workshop: Celebrating the Place Where Craftsmanship Begins, Scott Gibson, photos by Randy O'Rourke, Tauton Press, 2003

 

The Roanoke Times, "Meet Jake, a "non-Artist' Who Makes Art", by Joanne Pointdexter, July 21, 2003

 

The Washington Post, "Tongue-and-Groove and Tongue and Cheek", Paul Fitzgerald, 1/15/01

 

Art as Evidence, Jules David Prown, Yale Univerity Press, 2001

 

There's a Bed in the Piano: The Inside Story of the American Home, Myrna Kaye, Little, Brown & Co., 1998

 

The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design, Galen Cranz, Norton Pub. Co., 1998

 

Fine Woodworking Magazine (back cover), February, 1996

 

American Art Magazine (illustration in "Promise and Perils of Context", Summer, 1997

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/21/95

 

The Washington Post, 'Washington Home' section, 5/25/95

 

Woodcarving Magazine (England), Vol.2, 1992

 


Shows


Served as one of three judges at the Sixth Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show, Nov. 5th & 6th, 2005

 

"The Chair Show", Southern Highlands Craft Guild, NC, 1995

 

Alleghany Arts and Crafts Center, Covington, Va., 1995

 

Towson State University, Baltimore, MD, 1994 Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1990

 

 

Museum Exhibitions


Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian), "Right at Home: American Studio Furniture", April 2, 2004 - Jan. 17, 2005

 

International Arts & Artists, 2000-2003

 

Ohio Craft Museum, 2000

 

Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburg, PA, 1999

 

Art Museum of Western Virginia, "By Heart and Hand: Collecting Southern Decorative Arts", 10/2/98 - 2/17/99

 

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, 10/9/98 - 3/2001

 

Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC, 1995

 

Mischief-Making: Contemporary Craftsman Jake Cress, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA, 1/28/2011 - 6/19/2011

 

Galleries


Worcester Center for Crafts, Krikorian Gallery, Worcester, Mass., "The Chair", 10/12/02 - 11/23/02, juried by Sam Maloof

 

Urban Artware, Winston-Salem, NC, 1993-1994

 

Michael B. Tusing Gallery, Staunton, VA, 2000 - present

 

Sandar Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1985, 1996-1997

 

Meredith Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1994

 


Museum Acquisitions


"Oops!" #9 - Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian), Permanent Collection

 

"Hickory Dickory Clock, gift from Jacob Cress to the Art Museum of Western VA, Roanoke, VA, sold to benfit the Acquisitions Fund by Sotheby's, NY, NY, 1/19/01

 

"Oops!", Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA, 2000

 

"Hickory Dickory Clock", Indianapolis Children's Museum, Indianapolis, IN, 2000

 

"Oops!" and selected miniatures, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, 2000

 

"Oops!" Yale Permanent Collection, New Haven, CT 2004

 


Collections


Ralph and Terry Kovel, Ohio

 

R.J. Reynolds, North Carolina

 

Meirhoff, Maryland

 

Leigh Keno Antiques, New York

 

John Nye, New York

 

John Beverly, Virginia

 

William McIlhenny, Paris

 

Ben and Susan Grigsby, Virginia

 

Marion C. Burke, Conneticut

 

Michael and Melissa Platt, Kentucky

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Marguerite Kiely and Ted Ashby, Staunton, Virginia