Timberlake and Buck Stove Part of Pinehurst Experience
The distinctive Bob Timberlake design and furniture brand will be prominent throughout the Pinehurst area this month as the community prepares to host the 2014 U.S. Men’s and Women’s Open Championships, especially at the Moore County Airport, which will be a gateway to Moore County and Pinehurst for the championships.
In addition, the proud Lexington, North Carolina native was named the Honorary Chairman of the “Art Fore Golf” project in the Village of Pinehurst, which is a collection of larger-than-life golf ball statues painted by local, national and worldwide artists to raise monies for charity.
Many of Bob Timberlake licensed partners, including Century Furniture, Mohawk Home Rugs, Wildwood Lamps & Accents, Earthstone Products, Buck Stove, and Dixie Seating Company, have joined Timberlake to provide products to enhance the arrival and departure experience of the more than 12,000 professional golfers, corporate guests and golf enthusiasts who will arrive in Moore County through the local airport. Included in the enhanced airport terminal décor is a collection of Bob Timberlake’s licensee products including designer furniture and fixtures, custom rugs, patio stone and Timberlake prints and original artwork depicting his fondness for his home state.
“Bob has a wonderful appreciation for the rich history and traditions of the Pinehurst area,” stated Jim Slagle, President of Bob Timberlake, Inc. “Our goal was to work with the airport to provide a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for people that will arrive from around the world for the Opens. We wanted to assist in providing a true southern hospitality experience.”
For many arriving at the Moore County Airport, this will be their first visit.
“The goal of the Airport Authority and staff is to showcase our airport and its gateway image to our customers,” said William H. Bateman, Chairman of the Moore County Airport Authority. “We have worked with local companies to assist the airport staff in developing and executing a master plan for enhancing the arrival/departure experience at the airport and to give these corporations and individuals a reason to return to our community after the U.S. Opens are completed. We are excited to have participation from many North Carolina-based companies like Bob Timberlake, Inc, that will assist us in this endeavor.”
Timberlake furniture at Moore County Airport
Timberlake, the internationally-acclaimed artist, agreed to be the Honorary Chairman for “Art Fore Golf” project, which was developed to serve as a celebration leading up to the June grand finales for the 2014 U.S. Open Championships in Pinehurst.
His stunning one-of-a-kind painted golf ball, titled “Pride of North Carolina,” features the iconic symbols for the state of North Carolina: the dogwood blossom, the NC state flower and the vibrant red Cardinal, the state bird. The Timberlake golf ball is topped with a replica statue of Pinehurst’s legendary Putterboy. The ball will be on display through the month of June at the Carolina Hotel and will be auctioned in July with the proceeds going to benefit the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center.
“I am honored to be part of the unique and worthy project in the Village of Pinehurst,” said Timberlake. “Pinehurst is a very special place that is all about history, tradition and beauty, and I am excited to be associated with this project and with our exciting efforts at the Moore County Airport. The connection with many regional and national charities is a wonderful concept.”
The Old Sport Gallery, which is located in the Village, will feature several of Timberlake’s prints and original works of art for sale during the U.S. Open weeks.
Bob Timberlake recently sent this note to the Mitchell EDC after coming for the Buck Stove collaboration ecvent:
I just want to thank ALL the folks at Buck Stove for the great reception
they had for me recently. A special thanks to all the dignitaries, local
and state, Master Potter, John Britt, and all the folks who made our trip to
Spruce Pine to celebrate our partnership with Buck Stove so complete.
Hopefully we can help create more jobs and business in your area.
The hotdogs and hamburgers were the best ever!
About Bob Timberlake, Inc.: Bob Timberlake, Inc. is the licensing company that manages the Bob Timberlake brand, inspired by the lifestyle and values of the Lexington, NC based artist, designer and collector, Bob Timberlake. The brand is a diverse home furnishings and apparel brand that ranges from furniture, lamps, and accessories to rugs, men’s and women’s apparel, and architectural home plans. Bob Timberlake, Inc. also entered into an exclusive retail partnership with Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, MO to develop and distribute Bob Timberlake products. In November 2004, Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock opened The Bob Timberlake Inn; an 8-room bed and breakfast furnished with Bob Timberlake furniture, accessories, and artwork. 2014 marks the 44Th year of Bob Timberlake’s career as a professional artist.
Website: www.bobtimberlake.com About Bob Timberlake:
Timberlake’s art career has been marked by consistent and resounding success. The first one-man exhibition of his work was held in 1970 at the Gallery of Contemporary Art (now SECCA) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has had eight highly successful exhibitions at New York City’s prestigious Hammer Galleries. Timberlake’s work has also been exhibited throughout the United States and is the first and only Southerner in modern history to have a one-man exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. He also has exhibited at the Frye Museum in Seattle, Washington, the R.W. Norton Gallery in Shreveport, LA, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of History, the Huntington Museum in Huntington, WV (twice), the Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, South Carolina and internationally two shows at the Isetan Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. In 1990 and again in 1991, Timberlake was selected by the renowned Hubbard Museum in New Mexico to exhibit his works twice in competition for the prestigious Hubbard Award for Excellence, which recognizes outstanding American Realist artists. After opening in New Mexico, the exhibition traveled to Moscow and Berlin. Among others, he has also exhibited at the Wake Forest Art Museum, Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., and exhibited four times with his mentor, Andrew Wyeth.
Timberlake has been honored by Presidents Carter and Reagan in the White House for his work with Keep America and NC Beautiful, Inc. and by Prince Charles in Buckingham Palace.
Well known for his charitable endeavors, he has received numerous awards in recognition of his service to the Boy Scouts of America, the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Keep America and N.C. Beautiful, Inc. He has also been the recipient of the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Medal for Artistry (the only artist to receive this prestigious award) and the American Forestry Lifetime Award.
Bob Timberlake, the artist/designer, is currently the chairman of Bob Timberlake, Inc., the licensing company that acts as manager and agent of the Bob Timberlake brand across two divisions: Bob Timberlake Licensing and The Bob Timberlake Gallery. About the Moore County Airport: The Moore County Airport was established in 1929 when the Tufts family, founders and operators of the Pinehurst Resort, opened a dirt runway and named it “Knollwood Airport.” The airport was acquired by Moore County in 1935 and was later leased to the U.S. Army Air Corps until 1945, when it transitioned from a military airfield to a commercial airfield. The Pinehurst-Southern Pines Airport, with Piedmont Airlines as the primary commercial carrier, operated commercial service until the late 1960s. The airport was renamed the Moore County Airport in 1980, and commercial air service returned in 1991 with CCAir, operating as USAir Express providing round trip service to Charlotte, North Carolina. Passenger traffic peaked in 1998 with over 50,000 passengers arriving and departing from Moore County. Commercial service was discontinued following the disasters of September 11, 2001, which impacted commercial air travel around the country.
Today, the Moore County Airport is a vibrant hub for private aircraft and corporate charter flights arriving and departing to and from Moore County. The airport, which is operated and maintained by the Moore County Airport Authority, has recently lengthened their runway to 6,502 feet to accommodate larger business and charter aircraft. Additional airport enhancements include additional private aircraft hangar storage space, an expanded tarmac apron of six acres of surface area for aircraft parking, expansion of passenger parking areas and renovation of the Airport terminal building.
About the Village of Pinehurst: Founded in 1895 by James Walker Tufts, the Village of Pinehurst is a charming, vibrant community which reflects rich history and traditions, enhanced by a unique combination of cultural arts and recreational activities. In 1996, The Village of Pinehurst became a National Historic Landmark recognizing its unique history as a village and prominence in the development of golf in the United States.