2020 Symposium Videographers
Application period: December 15, 2019 to February 15, 2020
The AAW seeks videographers for its 34th International Symposium in Louisville, Kentucky, June 4-7, 2020. Applications must have experience with video camera equipment, possess technical competence, and be able to make decisions regarding what is being turned, camera position, shooting angle, etc. The application process will be open from December 15, 2019 through February 15, 2020. Videographers are required to help set up or tear down and do six rotations to receive a free AAW Symposium registration. Selected videographers will be notified by March 2020.
2020 POP Artist Showcase Opportunity
Application period: Closed
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 honorarium. 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.
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.
- 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.