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Turnabout - Women at the Lathe

Turnabout - Women at the Lathe is a blended invitational and juried exhibition, celebrating both known and new voices in the woodturning field. The exhibition is being co-curated by Dixie Biggs, Sharon Doughtie and Tib Shaw. Juried selections will be made by Dixie Biggs and Sharon Doughtie. The online application period for Turnabout runs October 1 to November 15, 2017. The application fee is $25 for up to three submissions. Deadline: November 15, 2017. The exhibition will commence at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee, from January 15, 2018 to March 12, 2018, and will then travel to the AAW Gallery in St. Paul from June 3 to July 29, 2018. If you have questions, please email Dixie, dixie@dixiebiggs.com; Sharon, leaf@hawaii.rr.com; or Tib, tibshaw@gmail.com. More information and to apply.


POP Artist Showcase Opportunity

Each year the Professional Outreach Program (POP) showcases two wood artists at the AAW’s Annual International Symposium. They are either experienced artists who have made significant contributions to the woodturning field but have not received appropriate recognition or emerging artists who have the potential for making significant contributions to the field. The two selected artists each give two demonstrations and receive free Symposium registration plus a small honorarium. Their work is displayed prominently in the Instant Gallery. The 2017 artists were Keith Holt and Jim Sannerud. Artist applications are invited for the 2018 AAW Symposium in Portland, Oregon. Applications will be juried by the POP committee. The deadline is December 1, 2017. Click here to apply.



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. Deadline January 1, 2018Learn more or sign up to be reminded when the application period opens.

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. Deadline February 15, 2018. Learn more or sign up to be reminded when the application period opens.


Non-AAW Calls


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/




Contemporary Craft: Lydon Emerging Artist Program

Call for artists begins July 1, 2017. Winner will be a featured artist in a retail gallery, national promotion, and a $1,000 prize. In addition to the winner, six finalists will be chosen with their work featured on a rotating basis. Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Artists must reside in the U.S. Application deadline: September 30, 2017. Entry fee: $25. More information contact Susan Hillman at shillman@contemporarycraft.org. For details and to apply: http://contemporarycraft.org/opportunities/artist-opportunities/

Artistry in Wood: Sonoma County Museums

Artistry in Wood is the annual exhibit presented by the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association in concert with the Sonoma County Museum. Staged every year since 1982, it is recognized as one of the premier fine woodworking shows in North America. Entry categories include turnery, fine furniture, and sculpture. Josh Salesin (joshuasalesin.com) from Santa Cruz, California will be this year's turnery judge. Deadline: November 9, 2017. Artistry in Wood 2017 will run from November 17, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Questions: Don Jereb, donjereb@gmail.com, 707-695-5252. More information and to apply: http://www.sonomawoodworkers.com/page-1835094



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