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Continuum:  AAW’s 2019 Themed Member Exhibition Call for Entries

Entry period: January 1 to March 4, 2019. 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. Click here for more information.



Traces: 2019 POP Exhibition Call for Entries

Entry period: December 1, 2018, to February 4, 2019. Initially developed as an invitational exhibition with an emphasis on showing established, emerging, and international artists, the annual Professional Outreach Program (POP) exhibition was broadened several years ago to include a limited number of juried pieces. 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. 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" × 6" × 6" (15cm × 15cm × 15cm) or smaller in size, original, created at least in part on the lathe, and accompanied by a statement of up to 100 words on how the work relates to the theme. Click here for more information.



2019 POP Artist Showcase

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 to make significant contributions to the field. The two selected artists each give two demonstrations and participate in a joint discussion of their work led by David Ellsworth. Artists receive a complimentary symposium registration plus a small honorarium, and their work is displayed in the Special Exhibitions area. The 2018 artists were Sally Burnett and Vivien Grandouiller. The application period is August 15 to midnight on October 1, 2018. The application form will require an artist statement, CV/resume, statement of interest in the program, and at least two representative images. You will be able to edit your form at any time until the deadline by clicking the link at the bottom of your confirmation email. Applicants will be notified by October 31, 2018. If you have questions about the Artist Showcase program, please contact David Ellsworth or Andy Cole. Click here to apply.




Non-AAW Calls


"Articulating Craft" The Arts Center Gallery at Nazareth College - Rochester, NY

A new generation of artists are pushing the boundaries of contemporary craft by further commenting on social and political issues, exploring new technologies, techniques, and aesthetics, and crossing disciplinary borders. We are inviting craft makers and artists from all craft-based media to contribute to this ever-evolving dialogue by submitting work that reflects their interpretation of what contemporary craft looks like today, and what it might look like tomorrow.All US artists working in contemporary craft are eligible. Deadline for applications: November 16, 2018. Entry fee: $15. More information and to apply: https://www2.naz.edu/events/3096/articulating-craft/ Questions? Holland Houdek, art_gallery@naz.edu, 585-389-2532. The exhibition "Articulating Craft" will be held January 25-March 1, 2019, at The Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618.


Contemporary Craft "LEAP Award"

The LEAP Award was established in 2007 in honor of Contemporary Craft Director of Exhibitions Kate Lydon’s 20-years of service. The program recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market. The yearlong retail program features, markets and sells the work of one winner, who also receives a $1,000 prize, and 4 finalists. LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented by well-established galleries. Artists must work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: December 31, 2018. OverviewInformation Sheet.  Application. Questions? Contact Susan Hillman, storemanager@contemporarycraft.org.



2019 Elegance in Wood Show and Sale (Sponsored by the KC Woodcarvers’ Special Interest Group of the Kansas City Woodworkers Guild)

All entries must be preregistered for competition with the Exhibitor Application. No entries will be registered at the show.  There is no limit to the number of entries an exhibitor may submit. Judging will be done privately, Friday evening by no less than two judges. Each entry will be evaluated, individually, by the judges and given a score of 1-5 (5 being the best) in four criteria: Originality, Design, Execution, and Finish. The score is intended to encourage growth in future work by providing an opinion on areas of strength and weakness. The evaluative score will be taken into account in the judging process, but it will not be the sole determinant. In other words, just because a entry receives a perfect score does not guarantee an award will be given when the work is compared with the work of others. Fees: $50 + $2 per entry. More information and to apply: http://kcwoodworkersguild.org/kc-elegance-in-wood-show-and-sale/. Questions: Dan Robidoux, KC Woodcarvers, elegance@kcwoodworkersguild.org. The 2019 Elegance in Wood Show and Sale will be held March 15-16, 2019 at the John Knox Pavilion, 520 NW Murray Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. Admission: $5.



Artist in Residence at Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio

Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio is launching Artists in Residence program. For the month of February, the studio workshop at Intersections will be available to artists and makers who need time and space to develop a project. Submission of a one-page proposed project will include: past experience of working with wood. Include 5 images of previous work in an email, description of the proposed project; the length of time needed, up to one month, and short bio up to 200 words or two-page resume. Proposals may be submitted at any time to, Intersections Artist in Residence. If the Resident wishes to offer an evening talk, one day workshop, or other interaction with members of Intersections and the public, a fee will be paid to the artist. A brief description of the workshop or talk should be included in the one page proposal. There is equipment and materials at Intersections that may be used. If the Resident needs particular materials or equipment this should be specified in the proposal. The Resident is responsible for procuring any materials not immediately available at Intersections. A fee for Intersections-­‐supplied materials may be applied. The studio is fully equipped for woodworking; however, if there is a particular tool or machine needed to complete the project Intersections will consider a purchase. Technical support is available from Stephen Hogbin or Pierre Rousseau. Machines may be used from 8am to 8pm. The residency will start with a formal “Use and Safety of the Space and Machines” session to familiarize the participant with all aspects of the studio/workshop. There will be no charge for use of the studio/workshop. Full details of studio equipment are available on request. Accommodation is available in the Intersections library/apartment for $35 a night or $230 for one week (details on request). The library/apartment has an extensive selection of books and catalogues with a focus on design, woodworking, wood, and trees. Intersections would like the opportunity to exhibit the residents work and create an exhibition in the gallery for the month of February and March. We prefer the work to be for sale. A percentage of each sale will be directed to Intersections. About Intersections Wood Gallery and Studio. Contact information: Intersections.gallerystudio@gmail.com, 519-371-4998. Address: 299 10th Street East, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada N4K 1S4


World Wood Day Foundation Research Grant

The World Wood Day Foundation (WWDF) is pleased to announce that the Research Grant application is now open for the submission. WWDF invites applications from scholars and graduate students that focus on "Wood and Culture." Both ongoing projects and new initiatives are encouraged to apply. The proposals will be evaluated on their originality and scholarly excellence by a group of professionals from various disciplines. The grant is $12,000 (USD) and the final decision of grant recipients will be announced on the event and websites of World Wood Day (WWD), March 21, 2019. Online application must be submitted by the Monday, February 11, 2019. Inquiries: researchgrant@worldwoodday.org. More information and to apply: http://www.worldwoodday.org/2019/researchgrant.php



Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin Woodturners

Lansboro Arts, in Lanesboro, Minnesota, encourages woodturners who create unusual pieces to apply for their Juried Sales Gallery. The works should exhibit a unique vision and original voice, quality craftsmanship, and should be diverse and accessible to individuals from all walks of life. Questions? Contact Robbie Brokken, gallery director, at (507) 467-2446 or gallery@lanesboroarts.org  Interested artists may apply on the Lansboro Arts website at https://lanesboroarts.org/artist-opportunities/juried-sales-gallery/




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