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CALL FOR ENTRIES: AAW POP 2019 Exhibition and Auction, "Traces"
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12/1/2018 to 2/4/2019
When: 12/01/2018 to 02/04/2019
Where: NA
United States
Contact: Tib Shaw

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The Professional Outreach Program of the American Association of Woodturners is pleased to announce the call for the 2019 Exhibition and Auction, Traces.

The application period closed February 4th, 2019


“Every animal leaves traces of what it was, man alone leaves traces of what he created.”
Joseph Bronowski
Scientist, mathematician, historian

The 2019 Professional Outreach Program Exhibition and Auction theme is Traces. This annual show features original, small-scale work (6” x 6” x 6” or smaller.) Initially developed as an invitation-only exhibition with an emphasis on showing established, emerging, and international artists, it was successfully opened to a limited number of juried pieces several years ago.

Traces can be interpreted in any number of different ways, as a noun (something left behind or immeasurably small, the harness traces of a horse) or a verb (to seek, or to set in context, to outline), it can be perceived in relation to science, history, art, life. How the theme is interpreted, and in what materials, is up to the artist.

To be considered, work must be of excellent quality, created for the exhibition, and relate to the title theme. The only other requirements are that it be 6” x 6” x 6” or smaller in size, original, created at least in part on the lathe, and accompanied by a 100-word (or fewer) statement on how the work relates to the theme.

Traces will premiere at the AAW Gallery of Wood Art in St. Paul from March 10-June 23rd, 2019, before traveling to the AAW International Woodturning Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina, July 11-14. The auction will be held on Saturday, July 13.

Funds raised support POP programs, including the Instant Gallery awards, fellowships, Artist Showcase, panel discussions, and other professional development initiatives.

Opening: Thursday, July 11, 2019, Raleigh Convention Center

Entry Procedure: Application is period begins December 1. Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration. Accepted works that differ from the submitted images may be refused at AAW’s discretion. A theme statement of 100 words or fewer is required.

Eligibility: Open to any member of the AAW, and to full-time students in art, design, or industry-related degree programs, regardless of membership status. All types of turnings are welcome: sculptural, functional, segmented, ornamental, green-turned, etc.

Entry Images: Submit digital images in jpg or jpeg format. 8MB per image maximum, 500KB minimum. You may submit up to 3 images of each entry. The main image should be an overall shot, the remaining two images can include details or alternative views. The work is juried through photographs, so it is important that images are clear, properly exposed, and in focus. A plain background is recommended.

Entry Fee: $25 for up to three submissions. The application fee is waived for full-time students in art, design, or industry-related degree programs.

Delivery and Display: Accepted work must be shipped to arrive at the AAW Gallery of Wood Art, attn: Tib Shaw, 222 Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN, 55102 by March 1, 2019. Artwork must in excellent condition, as shown in the entry images, and ready for installation. All work must be free standing or with an easel or other support provided. Support subject to approval.

Sales: All work in the exhibition will be offered in a simultaneous live and online auction at the AAW Symposium on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Artists may set a reserve price, and retain up to 50% of the sale proceeds.

Catalog: All work will be professionally photographed and compiled into a full-color catalog. Participating artists will receive complimentary copies.

For more information, contact Tib Shaw at tib@woodturner.org.

 



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