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Volunteer Trade Show Demonstrators

The WIT committee is looking for volunteers to help attract new women to woodturning and encourage women turners. To increase women's presence at AAW's 2017 Symposium in Kansas City, WIT is looking for volunteers to demonstrate in the Trade Show. We are compiling a list of women demonstrators and will make it available to vendors. If vendors want someone to demonstrate their tools and don't currently have demonstrators, they can ask women on the list. Click here to apply.



AAW’s Professional Outreach Program (POP) Artist Showcase Opportunity

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 for making significant contributions to the field. The two selected artists each give two demonstrations and receive free Symposium registration plus a small honorarium. Their work is displayed prominently in the Instant Gallery. The 2016 artists were Helga Winter and Jérôme Blanc. Artist applications are invited for the 2017 AAW symposium in Kansas City, Missouri. Applications will be juried by the POP committee. The application period is closed. The deadline was December 1, 2016.  



AAW’s Professional Outreach Program (POP) 2017 Juried Exhibition:  The Sphere – Second Round

Invitational exhibition of small scale works. Application period: November 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017. Enter images of up to three pieces for consideration. The upper size limit is 6” x 6” x 6” (15.24 cm). There is no lower size limit. A statement (100 word maximum) describing how the piece fits the theme is required for juried submissions. Application Fee: $30. New this year: Students enrolled in woodworking, design, art and manufacturing degree or certification programs are eligible to have their fees waived. The application period is closed.



AAW's 2017 Juried Member Exhibition, Waves of Grain

Work must be created at least in part on the lathe. All AAW members are eligible and encouraged to apply. Entries will be accepted online from November 1, 2016 through February 1, 2017. Two artist awards will be given during the 2017 AAW International Symposium: a Masters’ Choice Award of $300 and a People’s Choice Award of $200. Entry Fee: $30 for up to three submissions.The application period is closed.





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