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2019 AAW Symposium Demonstrators

The AAW’s 33rd International Woodturning Symposium will be held in Raleigh, NC, July 11-14, 2019. To be considered for a demonstrator role at the 2019 AAW Symposium, prospective demonstrators may apply using the online form. Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2018. Click here for more information and application.


AAW Annual Member Exhibition: Dia•Log

The AAW is pleased to announce that the annual member exhibition title theme for 2018 is Dia•Log. Dia•log was chosen because it reflects the city of Portland’s strong community spirit and the state’s long logging history, but perhaps even more important, it speaks to the way in which our woodturning community provides common ground. As always, we look for themes that can be interpreted in multiple ways, and this one fits the bill well, offering interpretations from philosophical to down-to-earth. Working with wood is often described as a dialog between the maker and the material, and art as a dialog between object and viewer. There is also, of course, the simple truth that if an object is made of wood, it was probably once part of a log. Two artist awards will be given during the 2018 AAW International Symposium: a Masters’ Choice Award of $300 and a People’s Choice Award of $200. Entry fee: $25. Entries will be accepted online from December 15, 2017 through February 15, 2018. Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications. The deadline was February 15, 2018.



12th Annual POP Exhibition - Out of the Woods: Traditional Form Revisited

Whether you love traditional forms or are an unrepentant rule-breaker, the 2018 POP (Professional Outreach Program) annual exhibition, Out of the Woods: Traditional Form Revisited offers intriguing possibilities. Now in their twelfth year, the POP shows began as invitational exhibitions with an emphasis on showing work by international professionals as well as by emerging and established artists. The shows were opened to a limited number of submitted entries several years ago. Out of the Woods will premiere at the AAW Gallery of Wood Art in Saint Paul, then travel to the 2018 AAW Symposium in Portland, Oregon, where the works are sold in an online/live auction. Funds raised support POP programs, including the Instant Gallery awards, fellowships, panel discussions, Artist Showcase, and other professional development initiatives. Entry fee: $25. Entries will be accepted online from November 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018. Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications. The deadline was January 1, 2018.




Non-AAW Calls


Minnesota Woodworkers Guild's Northern Woods Exhibition

The Exhibition has an estimated $4000 in cash prizes available in 14 categories including Best in Show, Best Original Design, Best Traditional Piece, Best Turning, Best Detail, Best Handwork, Best Carving, Best Finish, Most Technically Accomplished, Judge’s Award and Best First Time in Show. Award winners receive a professional photo of their entry and are posted on the Guild’s website. Photos of all entries appear in the Catalogue. Over 100,000 people visit the venue during the show which will be held at Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie, MN, April 26-29, 2018. Application deadline: April 15, 2018. Details and to apply: http://www.mnwwg.org/nwds.html. More information: Charlie Kocourek, (612)559-6179, charlie@jack-bench.com.




Troy Promotions: Falling for Fall Arts & Crafts Show: September 22-23, 2018

Held at Springfield Town Center in Springfield, Virginia, and offers some of the best handmade Arts & Crafts in the industry by many of your favorite local & regional artists & crafters. Application fee: $200. Deadline: June 1, 2018. More information and to apply. Questions: TroyPromotions@gmail.com, 202-270-6793.




Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin Woodturners

Lansboro Arts, in Lanesboro, Minnesota, encourages woodturners who create unusual pieces to apply for their Juried Sales Gallery. The works should exhibit a unique vision and original voice, quality craftsmanship, and should be diverse and accessible to individuals from all walks of life. Questions? Contact Robbie Brokken, gallery director, at (507) 467-2446 or gallery@lanesboroarts.org  Interested artists may apply on the Lansboro Arts website at https://lanesboroarts.org/artist-opportunities/juried-sales-gallery/




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