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AAW Announces Invited Artists for 2017 International Exhibition

Tuesday, September 27, 2016   (1 Comments)
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Call for Artist Submissions


Artist credit: William Moore, Bill Luce, Marilyn Campbell, Marc Ricourt

(ST PAUL, Minn - September 27, 2016)  The American Association of Woodturners' (AAW) Professional Outreach Program is pleased to announce the invited artists for its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round.


Now in their 11th year, the POP exhibitions bring together a lively, international mix of smaller-scale works by established and emerging wood artists. Listed below are the 38 invited artists, who are from 16 states and 11 countries.

Additional artists are welcome to apply for The Sphere-Second Round. All works must measure 6" x 6" x 6" or less, and reflect the title theme of spheres. The application fee of $30 is waived for full-time students in art, design, and woodworking programs. Juried submissions accepted November 1, 2016 through January 1, 2017. Full details are available at http://tiny.cc/POPSphere.

The Sphere-Second Round will premiere at the AAW Gallery of Wood Art in St. Paul, MN, and run March 5 through June 4, before traveling to the 2017 AAW International Woodturning Symposium, Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO, June 22-25. All works will be sold in a simultaneous live/online auction on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

  • Jennifer Anderson, California
  • David Belser, New Hampshire
  • Jerome Blanc, Switzerland
  • Michael Brolly, Pennsylvania
  • Miriam Carpenter, Pennsylvania
  • David Ellsworth, Pennsylvania
  • Melissa Engler, North Carolina
  • J. Paul Fennell, Arizona
  • Nicholas Flaherty, Pennsylvania
  • Liam Flynn, Ireland
  • Vivien Grandouiller, France
  • Keith Holt, US
  • Michael Hosaluk, Canada
  • Katie Hudnall, Indiana
  • Yuri Kobayashi, Massachusetts
  • Pat Kramer, Hawai'i
  • Marete Larsen, Denmark
  • Craig Lofton, Texas
  • Zina Manesa-Burloiu, Romania
  • Yann  Marot, France
  • Terry Martin, Australia
  • Al Miotke, Illinois
  • Phillip Moulthrop, Georgia
  • John Mydock, Hawai'i
  • Joss Naigeon, France
  • Andrew Potocnik, Australia
  • Graeme Priddle, New Zealand
  • Avelino Samuel, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Merryll Saylan, California
  • Betty Scarpino, Indiana
  • Neil Turner, Australia
  • Gerritt Van Ness, Washington
  • Jacques Vesery, Maine
  • Marjin Wall, Oregon
  • Derek Weidman, Pennsylvania
  • Hans Weissflog, Germany
  • Kimberly Winkle, Tennessee
  • Leah Woods, New Hampshire


Tib Shaw, curator
651-444-1205 (office) 763-226-5723 (cell)

  • High resolution images available. 
  • Images shown are from the 2008 exhibition, The Sphere. (Artists, left to right:William Moore, Bill Luce, Marilyn Campbell, Marc Ricourt)
  • 2017 Exhibition images available early January 2017.

About the AAW and the AAW Gallery of Wood Art

The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning worldwide by offering opportunities for education, inspiration, and community to those interested in turning wood. Established in 1986, AAW currently has more than 15,000 members and a network of over 350 local chapters globally representing professionals, amateurs, artists, hobbyists, gallery owners, collectors, and others. The AAW possesses the single largest collection of woodturning information anywhere and its award-winning journal, American Woodturner, is the foremost publication on the art and craft of woodturning in the world. To learn more, visit woodturner.org.
The AAW Gallery of Wood Art is located in historic Landmark Center in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. The gallery features 4-6 exhibitions annually of contemporary sculpture and craft in wood, as well as educational displays and a gift shop. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11-4, Sundays 12-3 and by appointment. Live woodturning demonstrations are presented the 3rd Sunday of each month from 12-3. To learn more, visit galleryofwoodart.org


R Peter Rand says...
Posted Monday, October 17, 2016
Any idea of how many of the invited artists will submit a piece? Any idea how many pieces will be accepted for the exhibition? Any idea of how many non-invited artists will be accepted?

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