Professional Outreach Program (POP)

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Call for Entries: Artist Showcase 2022

 

"Discovering new talent is one of the most inspiring events during the AAW Symposium, and I can’t wait to see what’s on this year's horizon."  David Ellsworth

 

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 to make significant contributions to the field.

The two selected artists give two demonstrations each, and participate in a panel discussion of their work led by David Ellsworth. Artists receive a complimentary Symposium registration; a featured display in the Special Exhibitions area; demonstration and panel compensation; three days of lodging at the AAW host hotel, and up to $300 in travel expenses.

Past Artist Showcase awardees have included Roberto Ferrer, Laurent Niclot, Helga Winter, Sally Burnett, Kristin LeVier, Jim Sannerud, Keith Holt, and others.

To apply, please fill out the form below between August 15, 2021 and 11:59PM on Sunday, October 17, 2021. All applicants will be notified by November 10. There is no application fee.

We recommend composing (and saving!) your artist statement and statement of interest as a text document, then copy/pasting into the form. You will be able to edit your form at any time until the deadline by clicking the link at the top of your confirmation email. Read instructions on form for additional information.

If you have questions about the Artist Showcase program, please contact David Ellsworth or Andy Cole. If you are having technical issues, please contact Tib, [email protected].

 

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