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2020 POP Artist Showcase Opportunity

Application period: August 15, 2019, to October 1, 2019
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 hono-rarium. Their work is displayed prominently in the Instant Gallery.Artist applications are invited for the 2020 AAW Symposium in Louisville, Kentucky. Applications will be juried by the POP committee. The application period is August 15, 2019, to October 1, 2019. Click here to apply.

 

 

 

Step up to the Plate—Second Inning: AAW’s 2020 Themed Member Exhibition

Application period: January 1–March 15, 2020, 11:59 p.m. CST.
With the 2020 AAW Symposium taking place in Louisville, Kentucky, there were two routes to go for a theme: horses or baseball. Baseball and woodturning go way back and are closely linked, so the theme for 2020 will be baseball related, but don’t feel constrained. Along with being America’s pastime, baseball also contributed many expressions to our language, including “Step up to the plate,” which has been defined as a willingness to take responsibility for something, to rise to the occasion, to accept a challenge. For many of us, finding the best in each piece of wood, each new project, is a chance to rise to a challenge. The phrase also could be a jumping-off point for a narrative work about a personal or societal challenge.Step up to the Plate was also the theme for the 2006 AAW member exhibit. Sometimes a theme is so good, we just need to see a replay.
  • Open to any AAW member and to full-time students in art, design, or industry-related degree programs, regardless of membership status.
  • Collaborations are welcome.
  • All types of turnings are welcome: sculptural, functional, segmented, ornamental, green-turned, traditional, etc.
  • Entry fee is $25 for up to three submissions. The application fee is waived for full-time students in art, design, or industry-related degree programs. Accepted works that differ from the submitted images may be refused at AAW’s discretion.
  • 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 the theme.
  • You are free to use any media, but the work must be created at least partially on the lathe. Apply online at 
  • Application period: January 1–March 15, 2020, 11:59 p.m. CST. 
  • All artists will be notified by March 31, 2020.

 

 

Nature/Nurture: 2020 POP Exhibition and Auction

Application period: December 1, 2019, to January 11, 2020, 11:59 p.m. CST.
The Professional Outreach Program (POP) is pleased to announce its 2020 exhibition and auction theme, Nature/Nurture. As always, the theme is meant to be a starting point for inspiration, and this year is no excep-tion: Is who we are and how we see things a matter of nature or nurture, or both? As turners, we usually are working with a natural medium: wood. Do you see evidence of nature’s nurturing in the material? How does craft nurture us? Do we nurture nature? Nature/Nurture is a theme that invites us to consider our relationship with making, or to explore the roles of nature and nurture in our lives, our families, the forest, and the world around us. Or, you may have another take on the theme entirely.

  • The juried portion of the show is 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, etc. 
  • All entries must include turning. 
  • Work, in the configuration in which it will be displayed, must fit into a 6" (15cm) cube. No exceptions. 
  • Any material may be used. 
  • Artists may submit up to three works for consideration. Only one piece per applicant will be exhibited, if chosen. Accepted works that differ from the submitted images may be refused at AAW’s discretion. 
  • Entry fee: $25 for up to three sub-missions. The application fee is waived for full-time students in art, design, or industry-related degree programs. 
  • A theme statement of up to 100 words is required. 
  • Application period: December 1, 2019, to January 11, 2020, 11:59 p.m. CST.  
  • All artists will be notified by January 19, 2020. 

 

 

Non-AAW Calls

 

Texas Fine Woodworkers Expo (TFWE)

TFWE is a two-day, indoor, fine woodworkers show to give you a new opportunity to show and sell your hand-crafted work/art. All fine woodworkers are invited to apply. All work must be created by the artist selling and must be approved first. Laser work, rustic woodwork, and kits are not allowed. Acceptable categories are: Furniture, household/home decor, heirloom boxes, woodcarving, woodturning, luthier work, hand-etched wood art, wooden toys, intarsia. The Expo will be held at the Inn of the Hills Conference and Hotel, 1001 Junction Hwy, Kerrville, Texas 78028, March 21 & 22, 2020. All artists are selected for their high level of creative talent and variety. Deadline: October 1, 2019. Entry fee: $225. More information and to apply https://www.facebook.com/Texas-Fine-Woodworkers-Expo-107755550564400/?modal=admin_todo_tour. Questions? Kathy Hill, 512-858-7892, texaswwexpo@gmail.com



 

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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