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Continuum: AAW’s 2019 Themed Member Exhibition Call for Entries
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Entry period: January 1 to March 4, 2019

The AAW is pleased to announce an open juried call for its 2019 member exhibition, Continuum.

Theme description

Although our annual theme often relates to the Symposium host city or state, the theme for 2019 is more universal: Continuum. Life is a journey. We all start somewhere and end up somewhere else. Depending on where we are born and when, on the influence of others, and on sometimes seemingly random events, our course is influenced and shaped.

As a turner, you are part of a legacy that stretches back more than 2,000 years. You are also practicing an evolving craft that looks forward into the future, kept vibrant and ever evolving by technical innovations and new creative discoveries. Woodturning is a part of our life experience, shaped by who and what we know. For the theme Continuum, we are asking hat you create new work that reflects what you have learned and who (or what) has inspired you.


Application details

Entry  period: January 1, 2019-March 4, 2019, 11:59 p.m. CST. All artists will be notified by March 30, 2019.

Eligibility: Open to any AAW member 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, traditional, etc.

Entry  fee: Artists may submit up to three works for consideration. Accepted works that differ from the submitted images may be refused at AAW’s discretion. 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.

Entry images: Submit digital images in jpg or jpeg format, less than 4 MB per file. You may submit up to three images of each entry. The main image should be an overall shot; the remaining two images can include details or alternative views. The show is juried through photographs, so it is important that images are clear, properly exposed, and in focus. A plain background is recommended. Do not watermark or include your name in the images.

A theme statement of up to 100 words is required: Describe how you came to make the work you are submitting and how it fits your interpretation of Continuum. You are free to use any media, but the work must be created at least partially on the lathe.

Other info

Delivery and display: Accepted work may be shipped ahead (location TBD) or delivered to the Symposium site Wednesday, July 10, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or Thursday, July 11, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Artwork must be 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: The AAW/Artist split is 45/55. Sold work must remain with the show until it closes in Saint Paul at the end of December 2019. Sold work may be replaced at the curator’s discretion.

Awards: There will be a Masters’ Choice Award of $300 and a People’s Choice Award of $200.

Catalog: A full-color catalog will be available. Participating artists will receive a complimentary copy.

On view: Continuum will premiere at the AAW’s Annual International Woodturning Symposium at the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, July 11–14, 2019. The exhibition will then travel to he AAW Gallery of Wood Art, Saint Paul, Minnesota, where it will be on display until the end of the year. For more information, contact Tib Shaw at tib@woodturner.org. To see past exhibition catalogs, visit galleryofwoodart.org.


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