|Calls for Entries|
Videographers - AAW 2017 Annual International Symposium
The AAW seeks videographers for its 31th Annual International Symposium in Kansas City, Missouri, June 22-25, 2017. Applicants should have experience with video camera equipment, possess technical competence, and be able to make decisions regarding lighting, shooting angle, placement of microphone, etc. Videographers selected for six rotations and to assist with set-up or tear-down will receive a free symposium registration. Selected videographers will be notified in March 2017. Click here to apply.
Students/Educators: AAW's 3rd Annual Turning to the Future Competition
The AAW is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Turning to the Future competition, an opportunity for woodturning students and schools to show off what they can do. The competition is intended to encourage and support students and instructors 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. 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 2017 AWFS®Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada. Work will be evaluated on craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal, creativity and/or utility, and process documentation. There is no entry fee. Application period opens March 10, 2017. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2017. More information.
Volunteer Trade Show Demonstrators
The WIT committee is looking for volunteers to help attract new women to woodturning and encourage women turners. To increase women's presence at AAW's 2017 Symposium in Kansas City, WIT is looking for volunteers to demonstrate in the Trade Show. We are compiling a list of women demonstrators and will make it available to vendors. If vendors want someone to demonstrate their tools and don't currently have demonstrators, they can ask women on the list. Click here to apply.
Minnesota Woodworker's Guild
The Minnesota Woodworkers Guild invites woodworkers and artists to present their work to the public at the Northern Woods Exhibition, Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie, MN, April 20-23, 2017. The Northern Woods Exhibition draws people from all over the region to the Eden Prairie Center. In 2016, 114,942 visited the Center. Judges will award over $3,000 in cash prizes for Best Turning and 10 additional categories. Theme is northern woods. More information: (612)559-6179 http://www.mnwwg.org/nwds.html. Application deadline: April 3, 2017