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Call for Demonstrators AAW Symposium 2020

The AAW’s 34th Annual International Symposium will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 4–7, 2020. The application period ends August 1, 2019. For more information, call the AAW office in Saint Paul, 877-595-9094 or 651-484-9094, or email memberservices@woodturner.org. Click here to apply.



Application period has ended! 2019 Turning to the Future Competition

The AAW is pleased to announce the fourth Turning to the Future competition, an opportunity for woodturning students and schools to show off their best work. The exhibition will be held in conjunction with FreshWood, one of North America’s largest student furniture-making and woodworking competitions. The competition is intended to encourage and support students in reaching for and attaining the highest levels of skill in the use of the lathe. The contest is open to students in North America, and there is no entry fee. Prizes include $500 first-place and $100 second-place awards in each division and category, and two lathes for the Best in Show piece in each division. There are two divisions, High School and Post-Secondary, with three categories each: Functional, Small Turnings,and Open. Five finalists in each division category will be chosen to have their work displayed at the 2019 AWFS® Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 16–20, 2019. Work will be evaluated on craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal, creativity and/or utility, and process documentation. Application period opens March 1, 2019. Deadline for submissions EXTENDED to May 8, 2019. If you know a student woodturner, encourage him or her to apply.






Non-AAW Calls


Wood Symphony Gallery: Inside the Box! Exhibition

Wood Symphony Gallery is inviting artists to submit work for the upcoming exhibition of artistic wood boxes Inside the Box! Inside the Box! will be presented as an on-line exhibition exclusively on the Wood Symphony Gallery's website (www.woodsymphony.com). The exhibition is scheduled to open on August 16 and run through August 31, 2019.  Cost to apply: Free. To apply: https://www.woodsymphony.com/artistcalls. Deadline for applications is August 1, 2019. For more information: info@woodsymphony.com or 818-720-7299



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



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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