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AAW 2010 Honorary Lifetime Member: Mark Lindquist
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Honorary Lifetime Members

AAW 2010 Honorary Lifetime Member: Mark Lindquist

Mark Lindquist began turning wood at the age of ten. After graduating from New England College Mark began focusing on woodturning and his early work was groundbreaking. Natural edge bowls, spalted wood, and vessels made from arrested decay were not being done by other artists. In 1978, the Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired two pieces from Mark and he was one of three woodturners featured in an exhibition at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian. Mark’s work with Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts was instrumental in the formation of a woodturning program. In 1983 he suggested to Sandy Blain that a national woodturning conference be held at the school. That conference became the model for the AAW. In a letter to Mark, Sandy details Mark’s influence on the woodturning movement, “Your commitment to the arts and, most significantly through your accomplishments in moving the woodturned object from a craft to an art form, are internationally significant.” Mark continues to create challenging work from the Lindquist Studios in Quincy, Florida. Of the Lifetime Achievement award, Mark says, “Being recognized by the AAW feels very good.”
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