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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 and apply.



2018 AAW Symposium Videographers

The AAW seeks videographers for its 32nd International Symposium in Portland, Oregon, June 14–17, 2018. Applicants must have experience with video camera equipment, possess technical competence, and be able to make decisions regarding lighting, shooting angle, etc. Videographers are required to do six rotations to receive a free Symposium registration. Deadline: February 15, 2018. Apply for videographer role.



Topsy Turvy! Women in Turning Project for AAW’s 2018 EOG Auction

Next year’s AAW Educational Opportunity Grant Project is titled Topsy Turvy! The project for the 2018 EOG Auction gives our participants the opportunity to explore an easy exercise on the lathe to create a spin top. Participants are encouraged to submit a spin top for Topsy Turvy! There is a limit of one donation per person. The spin tops must be done on the lathe. Spin tops are different from a Trompo or Whipping Top-these are tops, which are spun by winding a length of string around the body, and launching it so that it lands and spins. Trompos or Whipping Tops are NOT to be submitted. Tops can be carved, wood burned or colored  but should be able to spin. We are including pictures of the spinning tops we will accept, and an image of a Whipping Top that we will NOT accept. The tops will be presented grouped together in a custom-designed display, and because of this there is a size restriction: tops can be no larger than 3.5” tall x 2.5” wide x 2.5” deep. To have time for professional photos and to take advantage of early publicity for promotion to potential buyers, your contribution must be delivered by January 31, 2018. Work should be shipped to: Tania Radda, 1519 W Augusta Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021. Put your thinking caps on and let’s make this another fun and successful project! Any questions about the project can be sent to Tania Radda, email: radda@cox.net



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



Artist Residency Program at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

The Artist Residency Program at HCCC is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and mixed media. Museum visitors have the unique opportunity to visit the artists’ studios and watch the artists at work. Artists over 18 years of age are eligible. Entry fee: $30. Application deadline: March 1, 2018. More information and to apply: https://www.crafthouston.org/artists/residents/. Questions: applications@crafthouston.org or 713-529-4848.



Troy Promotions: Springing for Spring Arts & Crafts Show: April 14-15, 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: March 18, 2018. More information and to apply. Questions: TroyPromotions@gmail.com, 202-270-6793.



Amuse Art & Craft Festival

Amuse Art & Craft Festival is an independent art fair in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley dedicated to increasing the visual arts in Winchester, VA, with woodworking, printmaking, painting, collage, ceramics and more! Amuse will take place May 26 & 27 at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) in Winchester, VA. The MSV is the region's largest museum in the area attracting over 40,000 visitors a year. Cost: $15. Deadline for applications: March 20, 2018. Learn more and apply at https://www.amuseartfair.com/.



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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