Women in Turning (WIT)

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WIT Events

WIT Presents

WIT Presents is a series of webinars featuring women artists. Through WIT Presents, we endeavor to inspire creativity and create community among women via conversations and interactive studio tours. WIT Presents was created by the AAW WIT Committee during the COVID-19 pandemic as a means to keep women woodturners connected with one another. The format consists of the artist’s presentation of her work, a Q&A session, and a tour of the artist's shop.

 

WIT Presents: Panel discussion with Kailee Bosch, Rebecca DeGroot, and Marjin Wall, November 13, 2021, at 4pm Eastern Time

Mark your calendar! Women in Turning is back with their popular WIT Presents series, this time with a twist! Instead of focusing on one turner, we are bringing three! Short presentations by artists Kailee Bosch, Rebecca DeGroot, and Marjin Wall will be followed by Q&A moderated by Hayley Smith.

The WIT Presents events are FREE and open to EVERYONE. However, you must register to attend. Registration will be limited to 500. This presentation is not a demonstration. Rather, it is intended to inspire your own creativity.

  • Registration coming soon.

WIT Presents: Joey Richardson, June 12, 2021, at 4pm Eastern Time

The WIT Presents events are FREE and open to EVERYONE. However, you must register to attend. Registration will be limited to 500. This presentation is not a demonstration. Rather, it is intended to inspire your own creativity.


WIT Presents: Barbara Dill, April 10, 2021, at 4pm Eastern Time

The WIT Presents events are FREE and open to EVERYONE. However, you must register to attend. Registration will be limited to 500. This presentation is not a demonstration. Rather, it is intended to inspire your own creativity.

 


WIT Presents: Andi Wolfe, March 13, 2021, at 4pm Eastern Time

The WIT Presents events are FREE and open to EVERYONE. However, you must register to attend. Registration will be limited to 500. This presentation is not a demonstration. Rather, it is intended to inspire your own creativity.

 


WIT Presents: Sally Burnett, February 20, 2021, at 4pm Eastern Time

The WIT Presents events are FREE and open to EVERYONE. However, you must register to attend. Registration will be limited to 500. This presentation is not a demonstration. Rather, it is intended to inspire your own creativity as Sally shares her art and her story.

 

WIT Presents the 2020 Virtual WIT EXCHANGE Presentation of Projects, January 16, 2021 at 4pm Eastern Time

The WIT Presents events are FREE and open to EVERYONE. However, you must register to attend. Registration will be limited. This presentation is not a demonstration. Rather, it is intended to inspire your own creativity.

 

 

WIT Presents: Dixie Biggs, January 9, 2021, at 4pm Eastern Time

The WIT Presents events are FREE and open to EVERYONE. However, you must register to attend. Registration will be limited to 500. This presentation is not a demonstration. Rather, it is intended to inspire your own creativity as Dixie shares her art and her story.

 

 

WIT Presents: Kristin LeVier, December 5, 2020, at 4pm Eastern Time

This session will be limited to 500 participants. All participants are welcomed. There is no charge for this session. Deadline for registration: December 3, 2020 at noon Eastern Time.

 

 

WIT Presents: Merryll Saylan, October 10, 2020 at 4pm Eastern Time

This session will be limited to 500 participants. Participants must be AAW members. There is no charge for this session. Deadline for registration: October 9, 2020 at noon Eastern Time.

 

 

WIT Presents: Donna Zils Banfield, September 12, 2020 at 4pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

This session will be limited to 500 participants. Participants must be AAW members. There is no charge for this session. Deadline for registration: September 11, 2020 at noon EDT.

WIT Presents: Kimberly Winkle, August 8, 2020, at 4PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

This session will be limited to 250 participants. Participants must be AAW members. There is no charge for this session. Deadline for registration: August 7, 2020 at noon EDT.


 

 

WIT Presents: Betty Scarpino, June 13, 2020, 4 pm EDT

This session will be limited to 150 participants. Participants must be AAW members. There is no charge for this session. Deadline for registration: June 12, 2020 at noon EDT. New! The WIT After Party will provide an opportunity to see and talk with other attendees after the event.

 

 

Comments About Beth Ireland's Presentation


"Thanks ever so much for making it possible for me to catch most of Beth Ireland's webinar. It was truly terrific, and I look forward to seeing the repeat later next week. Thanks so for all the work that went into this program and the many to come. Great, great work and many, many thanks to all of you." Annamarie P.

"You hit it out of the park! If it was communications, everyone listened. If it was education, everyone learned." GS

"Wow. That was a fabulous program. I was expecting woodturning demo, but this was so great. Keep this up and I'm going to want to get Steve to give me lessons. Beth was so interesting and her work is amazing. I'm looking forward to the next one." Linda B.

"That was pretty awesome.”  Dawn H.

"Just blown away. That was truly inspiring. The meeting was great. I don't want to miss any of them." Julie S.

"Good to watch. She is sooooo talented."
Rosanne G.

 


Share WIT Presents and Grow the Women in Turning Community

The purpose of WIT Presents is to inspire and create community. You can help and here's how:

  • Take small actions. Update your AAW member profile. A good first step is to let people know about you and your work.
  • Make sure all of your contact details and chapter affiliations are up to date.
  • Encourage fellow AAW women members to update their AAW profiles. The WIT Presents email is sent to AAW members that have "female" as the gender indicated on their profile.

2021 Virtual WIT EXCHANGE

Come Celebrate the Process of Creativity!

Eighty-eight women from 7 countries became 27 collaborative teams. Their collective efforts will be showcased during this event.

Please join us as we enjoy the creativity and diverse experiences shared and used by these makers for this collaboration.

The 2021 Virtual WIT EXCHANGE presentation of projects on June 19th at 3pm EDT is a virtual art show that includes a rare look behind the scenes at the creative process. Each team documented, then, condensed their journey into lively, thought provoking, creative, sometimes humorous, and always entertaining 5 minute presentations introducing their project and summarizing their creative process. It is our hope you will find inspiration in these projects to enhance of your own creative process.

ALL WIT Presents events are FREE and open to EVERYONE. However, you must register to attend. Registration for this event is now open on the AAW website, please use and share this link: http://tiny.cc/WITExchange21Presentation with everyone you know. Once registered, you will receive an email with a link to access the event.

If you miss the live event, you will be able to view the recorded event in the archive.


Background

The past years have shown us how important the EXCHANGE  has become to a community of women turners in stimulating creativity, fostering collaboration, and facilitating self-confidence.

After the success of the first Virtual WIT EXCHANGE, the WIT Committee has committed to continue the program and expand it to include as many women as possible this year. We encourage all prior participants to reach out to their circle of artist friends (in any media) to consider participating in the 2021 Virtual EXCHANGE .  

The WIT committee believes that introducing artists from other media into this EXCHANGE  will open new avenues for creativity. At the same time, the art of woodturning will be introduced to an entirely different group of women. The Virtual EXCHANGE  creates an environment which will expand awareness of woodturning beyond our current community.  This exposure to different media will also foster infinite creative opportunities.

The WIT EXCHANGE  welcomes women of all skill level. It is a collaborative project that will enhance skills, friendships, and self-confidence. It’s designed to be hard work, but lots of FUN!

Click here to learn more!

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