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Out of the Woods 2023 AAW Member Exhibition

Submission Dates: January 1, 2032 - March 15, 2023

The theme for the 2023 AAW member show is Out of the Woods, embracing the versatile and beautiful medium we work in and referring to the many challenges and changes of the past few years. As always, artists are encouraged to interpret the theme for themselves. Our goal is to host a Symposium exhibition that showcases and celebrates the full scope of excellent work being created by our members, from perfect traditional forms to innovative sculptures, and we hope you will apply. 
All work exhibited will be selected through a blind jurying process. There are two cash prizes for this exhibition: the $300 Masters’ Choice, selected by the jurors or their representatives, and the $200 People’s Choice, selected by Symposium attendees in Louisville.


Call for AAW Symposium Videographers and Streaming Technicians

Submission Dates: December 15, 2022-February 15, 2023

The AAW seeks volunteer videographers and streaming technicians for the next International Symposium in Louisville, Kentucky, June 1-4, 2023.

We are looking for:

  • Videographers with experience with video camera equipment, who possess some technical competence and can make decisions regarding what is being turned (camera position, shooting angle, etc.)
  • Streaming technicians should have experience helping AAW chapters with streaming content such as demos and hybrid meetings.
  • We need volunteers who will switch between cameras and manage streaming hardware

Those who are accepted as videographers and/or technicians will be expected to help set up or tear down and do six rotations to receive complimentary Symposium registration.

Click here to apply.

Turning to the Future

Application period: March 1 to May 1, 2023

Turning to the Future is sponsored by the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) to encourage and support students and instructors in reaching for and attaining the highest levels of skill in the use of the lathe. Five finalists in each division category will be chosen to have their work displayed at the 2023 AWFS®Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The contest is open to eligible students in North America. There are two divisions, High School and Post‐Secondary, with two categories each: Functional and Open. 

Work will be evaluated on craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal, creativity and/or utility, and process documentation.

A Grand Prize (TBA), First Prize ($500) and Second Prize ($250) will be awarded in the High School and Post‐secondary divisions. One People’s Choice prize ($250) will be awarded. 

Application period opens March 1, 2023. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2023. There is no entry fee.  For full details, [email protected].

Non-AAW Calls

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