Calls for Entries

AAW Calls


Call for Demonstrators: 2022 AAW Symposium, June 23-26, 2022

Application period: May 1, 2021 to August 1, 2021

We are excited to be meeting once again in person in Chattanooga! If you are interested in being a 2022 demonstrator, here is your opportunity! Please review the application form completely before filling it out. You may submit one to three demonstration topic proposals. Be sure to fill out each proposal you are making completely--incomplete applications will not be accepted. If you are interested in potential Interactive Remote Demonstration opportunities, please check that question on the form and provide a link to a representative demonstration you have given. The deadline for filling out this application is 11:59 PM EDT on August 1, 2021. You will be notified by September 15, 2021. You may edit your application using the "edit" link in the confirmation email until the deadline. If you have questions about the application process or demonstrating, please contact Mike Summerer at If you are having problems with the form, please email Tib Shaw,

Submit your application here.


Bridging the Gap: the Craft and Art of Turning, 2022 AAW Member Exhibition

Application period: January 1 to March 15, 2022

The theme for the 2022 Symposium AAW member show is Bridging the Gap: The Craft and Art of Turning. The themes for the annual member show traditionally draw from the host city or state, and Chattanooga is a city of many bridges. The year’s theme also refers to the continuum of work being created by our members, from primarily functional to completely sculptural, and all points in between.As always, the theme is open to many interpretations, whether your motivation is metaphor, material, techniques, or just the pleasure of turning! There are two cash prizes for this exhibition: $300 Masters Choice, selected by the jurors, and $200 People’s Choice, selected by AAW 2022 Symposium attendees. This year’s theme opens the door to creating an exhibition that showcases the full scope of excellent work being created by woodturners, and we hope you will apply! The show is open to any current AAW member and to fulltime students in art, design, or industry-related degree programs, regardless of AAW membership status.

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The Space Between: 2022 POP Exhibition and Auction

Application Period: December 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022

The Professional Outreach Program (POP) is pleased to announce its 2022 exhibition and auction theme, The Space Between. As POP brainstormed ideas for the 2022 show, the theme of “negative space” was a popular one. At its most basic, negative space is the space between, within and surrounding an object in an image. Sometimes it is subtle, sometimes obvious, sometimes playful, like the classic image of the vase and faces. The Space Between suggests negative space, but also allows for a wide range of interpretations. The Space Between offers room for interpretations of personal relationships, social distancing, politics, generational differences, the passage of time, juxtapositions of form and color, or a striking silhouette, just to start. As always the POP exhibition is small scale, with a 6” x 6” x 6” size limit. 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.

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AAW Online Demonstrators and Presenters

Application period: Ongoing

Are you demonstrating online? Have a great presentation on turning-related topics?  If you have experience creating high-quality, effective, and interesting demonstrations or presentations, have access to the technical capability, and would like to reach a large and enthusiastic audience, we want to hear from you. Consider applying to be part of the AAW’s new online series, AAW Presents.

Sign up here to be considered for future opportunities!


Non-AAW Calls

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship: Maine Wood 2022 Biennial Exhibition

Deadline: August 31, 2021
The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, announced a statewide call for entries for the eighth juried Maine Wood biennial. The exhibition, which takes place in the Center’s Messler Gallery from January 21 – April 6, 2022, will once again showcase the breadth, creativity, and excellence of wood craftsmanship in the state of Maine.

All Maine artists and artisans who work in wood are encouraged to apply, including furniture makers, turners, carvers, sculptors, luthiers, and others. Submitted work must have been made in Maine during the last five years.

Eight awards will be presented at the opening night reception on Friday, January 21, 2022. These are $300 gift certificates or cash awards contributed by Tools for Working Wood for “Best New Maker,” by The Craftsmanship Initiative for “Best Original Design,” by Rare Woods, USA for “Best Use of Wood,” by Lie-Nielsen Toolworks for “Jurors’ Best in Show,” by Holt & Bugbee for “People’s Choice,” by Woodcraft of Portsmouth for “Best in Furniture,” by Packard Woodworks for “Best Turned Object,” and by Rockler Woodworking and Hardware of South Portland, Maine, for “Outstanding Craftsmanship.”

Full submission guidelines are available on the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s Messler Gallery web page at Questions may be directed to Gallery Director Victoria Allport, at or 207-594-5611.