Galleries, Museums, Exhibitions, and Shows

Florida Craftsmen Gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida features Larry Roofner’s sculptured rocking chairs and custom doors. The gallery accepts only juried work. Florida Craftsmen, Inc. is Florida’s only state-wide non-profit organization representing Florida’s established and emerging fine craft artists. Florida Craftsmen

Orlando Museum of Art chose Roofner for inclusion in a First Thursday exhibit titled “Touch of Glass”. Asian Entrance, a handmade rosewood and custom designed glass entryway was chosen as a candidate for “Artist of the Month” at the museum. April 2009

Architectural Details and other Decorative Crafts , a state wide exhibition of works of art that reflect the diversity of expression in Florida lifestyles included Roofner’s African rosewood, ebony and glass door and a sculptured rocking chair in St. Petersburg, Florida . The exhibit at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery in St. Petersburg was co-curated by Bob Bischoff, Florida State University, Master Craftsmen Program, Maria Emilina Executive Director and Elizabeth Kozlowski, Galleries Manager of the Florida Craftsmen Gallery 2008.

A handmade mirror and two sculptural rocking chairs were included in Buy Florida, By Florida: FURNITURE and ORIGINAL DESIGN , a statewide, fine craft showcase of Florida furniture designers, illustrating a variety of aesthetics that range from the most traditional forms, to sculptural shapes, and cutting edge designs. . The chairs were both African hardwoods; sapele and rosewood. 2009

CraftArt 2011 accepted Roofner’s sculptured rocking chairs in the 15th annual art fair. Roofner won an Award of Merit in his first outdoor show from judge Beth Ann Gerstein , the Executive Director of The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, Massachusetts since 1994. Established in 1897, SAC is the oldest non-profit craft organization in the U.S.

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious juried outdoor art festivals, consistently rated among the top shows by Sunshine Artist and American Style magazines. Each year more than 350,000 visitors enjoy the show. Roofner's tiger-striped maple rocking chair won an Award of Merit in the 53rd Annual Show, March 2012.

Roofner received Best in Show for his walnut sculptured rocking chair with turquoise inlay at a juried gallery exhibit of fine craft at the Lighthouse Art Center in Palm Beach, Florida, 2012.

Larry Roofner‘s work has been included or featured in articles in arts , interior design and woodworking magazines and in newspapers and online. Some of these are:

Growing Bolder, "Crafting a New Future", posted Dec. 11, 2013, “Doorway to Happiness”, posted Sept. 9, 2009 

Orlando Magazine, "Home Is Where The Art Is", Sept. 2012, “Design Trends, ”Glass Houses”, September 2008 Oct. 2006

Custom Woodworking Business Magazine, feature article April 2004, “Orlando Man Makes Doors into Art”, April ,2004

Orlando Sentinel, Sunday Florida Magazine, “Artistic Expressions”, Oct.2002

O ARTS magazine, “Artist Space”, Jan-Feb. 2002

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