- April 7, 2015: American Woodturner wins 2015 niche publishing award. The American Association of Woodturners (AAW), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning worldwide, is pleased to announce that its flagship publication, American Woodturner, was presented with the 2015 Nichee Award for Best Niche Consumer Association Magazine at the Niche Media Conference on April 2. Learn more.
- April 7, 2015: HER TURN at Contemporary Craft’s Satellite Gallery - BNY Mellon Exhibition Showcases Contemporary Works by Women Woodturners. howcasing work by 12 respected women artists working in the male-dominated world of woodturning, Her Turn provides an eye-opening look into the world of functional and sculptural art created on the lathe. Opening April 27, 2015 at the Society for Contemporary Craft’s (SCC) satellite gallery at BNY Mellon Center in downtown Pittsburgh, this exhibition is organized in conjunction with the American Association of Woodturners’ (AAW) 29th Annual International Symposium (June 25 – 28, 2015). Co-curated by Natalie Sweet of SCC, and Tib Shaw of the AAW, the exhibition continues through July 25, 2015. Learn more.
- March 17, 2015: American Woodturner is finalist for 2015 niche publishing award. The American Association of Woodturners (AAW), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning worldwide, is pleased to announce that its flagship publication, American Woodturner, is a finalist for a 2015 Nichee Award for Best Consumer Niche Magazine. Learn more.
- January 14, 2015: New woodturning book is essential reference for every shop and helps new turners get the chips flying pronto! The American Association of Woodturners (AAW), a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning worldwide, has published a new book entitled, Getting Started in Woodturning. This indispensable reference book delivers detailed, practical advice for woodturners of all levels, and covers many of the challenges and questions that beginners often face. With the guidance of Getting Started in Woodturning, turners of all levels will have a more successful and rewarding experience. New turners will get off to a safe and more confident start, and be able to get the chips flying in no time. Learn more.
- October 20, 2014: Board Election Results
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW), I would like to announce the results of the election for the Board of Directors.
Please join me in congratulating our newly elected directors, Jeff Brockett, Kathleen Duncan, and Louis Vadeboncoeur. Each has been elected to serve a three-year term on the AAW Board of Directors, beginning January 1, 2015.
The total number of ballots and votes tabulated will be shared with you as soon as our auditors, Olsen Thielen & Co., Ltd., makes the information available.
I would like to acknowledge and thank all of the candidates. Each has dedicated countless hours to woodturning education in various volunteer roles. I encourage you to join me in expressing your appreciation for their past and future service to our membership.
~ Dale Larson, President, AAW Board of Directors
- April 24, 2014: AAW Announces New Editor for the American Woodturner Journal - The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is pleased to announce that, after an extensive national search, it has named Joshua Friend (pictured right) as the new editor for its journal, American Woodturner (AW), the foremost publication on the art and craft of woodturning in the world. Read more.
- April 5, 2014: 2016 AAW Symposium Selection: Atlanta - On April 5th, AAW Executive Director Phil McDonald announced to the attendees at the Southern States Symposium in Cartersville, Georgia that the AAW will bring its international Symposium to Atlanta in 2016. The Atlanta symposium, representing the 30th anniversary of the AAW, will be held in the downtown Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, June 9 to 12, 2016. The connected Atlanta Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel will serve as the AAW's host hotel. The planning and organization of the local volunteers are now underway. Pictured right are Nick Cook and Phil McDonald. (Photo: Cathy Wike-Cook)