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AAW Lathe Raffle

You might win a Powermatic 3520C or a Jet 1221 Mini-Lathe!


A Powermatic lathe like the one shown above, custom painted with a Raleigh theme, will be raffled off to a lucky winner at the 2019 AAW Symposium.

Raffle tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at the raffle kiosk near the Registration area. The drawing will be at the AAW Symposium dinner on Saturday, July 13.


You do not need to be present to win.

Raffle proceeds support activities of the local North Carolina AAW supporting chapters.

Our thanks to JET/Powermatic for the generous lathe donations.


Instant Gallery, Exhibitions & Auctions


Instant Gallery

The AAW Symposium’s Instant Gallery is the largest display of turned-wood objects under one roof! The open member show features more than 1,000 art works and crafts in wood by woodturners who attending the symposium. Woodturners of all skill levels will be represented. Many of the works are for sale. Symposium attendees are invited to make, bring along, and display up to three pieces of turned work in the Instant Gallery.

Intimate Critique

The intimate critique is an opportunity for symposium attendees to have their work critiqued by some of the most knowledgeable and respected woodturners, woodworkers, and curators in the field. Preregistration is required.


Reviewing critics:

  • Mike Jackofsky (Hollow forms)
  • Tom Wirsing (Platters, bowls) 
  • Sharon Doughtie (Surface embellishments)  
  • Nick Cook (Functional pieces) 
  • Janice Levi & Sally Ault (Wearable art) 
  • Dick Sing (Functional pieces, bowls)  
  • Graeme Priddle & Melissa Engler (Surface embellishments, sculpture)




Explore the AAW’s outstanding international exhibitions of innovative sculptural and functional works in wood.


Admission is free.

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11, 5:00 p.m.- 6:10 p.m. 

  • Friday, July 12, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

  • Saturday, July 13,  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

  • Sunday, July 14, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Continuum, Themed Member Exhibition

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.

Traces, POP Exhibition

The 2019 exhibition and auction will feature original small-scale work in the theme. Traces can be interpreted in any number of ways, as a noun (something left behind or immeasurably small, the harness traces of a horse) or as 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.




The AAW’s live benefit auctions will also be online! Regardless of where you are located, now you have a chance to buy that beautiful bowl, platter, or sculpture from the comfort of your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. Benefit auction proceeds help support the AAW’s grant, outreach, and educational programs.


Admission is free.

  • Friday, July 12, 7:00 p.m. EST 

  • Saturday, July 13, 1:30 p.m. EST

AAW Live Benefit Auction

Join in the excitement of live bidding on museum-quality work. Funds raised will be used to effectively develop and deliver woodturning education and service programs for our member community worldwide.


POP Live Benefit Auction

The works of established and emerging artists will be auctioned to benefit the Professional Outreach Program (POP) which fosters and promotes high standards of professionalism in the field of woodturning through a broad range of initiatives.


AAW Silent Benefit Auction

Participate in the slower pace of silent bidding on a variety of woodturned works and other items. Funds raised will be used by the AAW to continue to develop and deliver woodturning education and service programs for our member community worldwide.

  • Bidding closes on Saturday, July 13, evening following the Awards Ceremony in the Ballroom - Level 4, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC. Silent Auction items will be on display from Friday morning through Saturday midafternoon in the Instant Gallery area, Exhibit Hall A - Level 1.


Fed Ex shipping services will be available in the Trade Show at #T17

  • Friday, July 12, from 1:00p to 6:00p 
  • Saturday, July 13, 1:00p to 6:00p 
  • Sunday, July 14,  11:00a to 5:00p

$5 handling fee, plus cost of shipping.
NO CASH will be accepted.Use a debit/credit card or Fed Ex account.
Open a Fed Ex account by clicking here.

Click here for account set up instructions.

There is no fee to open a Fed Ex, however your billing information, including a credit card number, are required for to set up your account.


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