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A Proud Chapter
of the AAW
and
About our Members
by Phil Brown
 



 
Patrick O”Brien received the Excellence in Wood award, funded by CAW and MCW, at the Creative Crafts Council opening reception April 13th.  The first and second place wood category winners, awarded by the CCC, were not members of an AAW chapter. Other CAW members with pieces on display are Tim Aley, Phil Brown, David Wolff, and Mark Hearwole  I hope you have a chance to see this multi-media exhibition which is open through May 21st at  Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD, next to the Music Center.  Hours are Tue ‑ Fri & Sat: 10am– 4pm; Sun: 12–4pm; and Wed: 10am–9pm.
 
Lynda Smith-Bugge had a solo exhibit, Evocative Branches, from April 6 ‑ 29 at the SHENANDOAH ARTS COUNCIL INVITATIONAL GALLERY, 811 South Loudon Street, in Winchester, Virginia.  She gave a talk about the work, mostly new, on April 22nd. Last January, Lynda installed four walnut wall sculptures (each piece 24 x 24 x 1.5 inches) in the lobby of Tribute at the Glen, 4151 Old Bridge Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192, an assisted living and  nursing home.  Undulating lines in the pieces were carved with an Arboteck power tool and Festool sander.
 

The Woodcraft stores in Northern Virginia periodically offer woodturning classes at both the Braddock Road  store and the Leesburg store.  For a list of upcoming classes check their website. 
 
Classes are at Woodcraft in Springfield, VA.  See www.woodcraft.com/stores/storeclasses.aspx? id=327&page=classes 


Classes are at Woodcraft in Leesburg.  Register at the store, or by phone at (703) 737-7880, or the web site  www.woodcraft.com/stores/575/ woodcraft-of-northern-virginia/classes.aspx  



Wood Sculpture at the Katzen Museum
 
Quite large sculptures by Foon Sham are on view in the court yard and inside the Katzen Museum at American University at Massachuses and Nebraska Avenues, NW, DC.  Images of AEscape@ are at www.american.edu/cas/museum/2017/ escape.cfm , and www.foonsham.com/ portfolio.php?folder=6

An Interesting Exhibit

If you are in Philadelphia, PA by April 8th, see Wood, Revisited at The Center for Art in Wood at 141 N. 3rd Street.  The ACC describes the exhibit as “Lasers, computers, and other high‑tech tools have joined handsaws and lathes in many wood artists’ studios, influencing what gets made and how it looks. This show of 27 works from the past two decades, curated by Anne Carlisle and adviser Glenn Adamson, maps some of the ways technology has altered the field.”.  At centerforartinwood.org/, click on Current Exhibit for a Google tour by skillful mouse users.



Fairfax Craft Shows 
Two local craft events have March 16, 2017 application deadlines.  These are City of Fairfax 31st Annual Holiday Craft Show, November 18 ‑ 19, 2017, and  City of Fairfax 41st Annual Fall Festival, October 14, 2017.  They have nearly identical links to apply:  juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1031&admin_verify_vi ew=true
and
juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1032&admin_verify_vi ew=true




Don’t be shy!  Promote yourself.  Tell us about your woodturning activities in the CAW Newsletter.  Send your information by the 22nd of the previous month to Phil Brown, philfbrown@comcast.net, or call 301‑767‑9863.


Workshops

Mark Supik’s workshops at 1 N. Haven Street in Baltimore include these all-day woodturning workshops from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM for $150/class, with a 20% discount for AAW and local woodturning club members. Lunch & materials are included.  To register, phone or e-mail Nancy Supik, (410) 732-8414, or nancy@marksupikco.com

The Right Start:  Introduction to the lathe, use of three basic tools used in spindle turning, great projects on  Saturday, May 20th or Sunday, June 11th.

Basic Bowl Turning    Basic bowl turning from log to finished bowl. No woodturning experience? Please consider The Right Start as your introduction to woodturning. Turned some bowls already? This class is a great review of proper technique to eliminate those catches and save on sand paper.  These classes on Sunday, May 21st or Saturday, June 10th.

The Next Step - class on TBD
Open Studio (for returning students) is $30 per open period of 9 AM to 12 and 1‑4 PM, Sat, April 22, and May 27th or June 24th

 

For details click on “Get Schooled Here” at

FYI, Mark reports that his shop made 25,000 beer taps last year for microbreweries across the country

www.marksupikco.com/links/directions%20to%20shop.pdf



Display of Interest 
If you are in Philadelphia, PA by April 8th, see Wood, Revisited at The Center for Art in Wood at 141 N. 3rd Street.  The ACC describes the exhibit as “Lasers, computers, and other high‑tech tools have joined handsaws and lathes in many wood artists’ studios, influencing what gets made and how it looks. This show of 27 works from the past two decades, curated by Anne Carlisle and adviser Glenn Adamson, maps some of the ways technology has altered the field.”.  At centerforartinwood.org/, click on Current Exhibit for a Google tour by skillful mouse users.
 

Local Marketing Opportunities

Call to Enter Local Shows

Reston Show Call December 11, 2016 is the application deadline for the Greater Reston Arts Center’s Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival occurring May 20-21, 2017.   Click on
juriedartservices.com/index.php? content=event_info&event_id=1131&admin_verify_ view=true

City of Fairfax 40th Annual Fall Festival
, October 8, 2016 to October 18, 2016, Historic Downtown Fairfax, VA. Application Deadline: March 17, 2016, and fee is $15. See
juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1032&admin_verify_view=true

City of Fairfax 30th Annual Holiday Craft Show, November 19 and 20, 2016, Fairfax, VA Application deadline: March 17, 2016, and fee is $15. See
juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1031&admin_verify_view=true

Waterford Homes Tour and Craft Exhibit, October 7-9, 2016, Waterford, Virginia. Application Fee: $30, and deadline is March 31, 2016. See
juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1036&admin_verify_view=true

Craft School Classes

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN has an outstanding building for teaching woodturning and wood working. They offer week-long courses and have housing on campus. See www.arrowmont.org/workshops-and-classes for information and look in the wood category for turning classes at: www.arrowmont.org/workshops-and-classes/workshops?filter_order=x.dates&filter_type=type&filter=Wood


Woodturning classes are scheduled into June 2015 at the John C. Campbell Folk School are found at https://classes.folkschool.org/Browse.aspx?sub=Woodturning

They describe the Willard Baxter Woodturning Studio as: “Opened in January 2007, the woodturning studio is a woodturner's dream come true. The 2,500 square-foot space features a tiered-seating demonstration area with video monitor, and separate wood preparation, turning, and finishing areas. With mostly new equipment and tools provide the icing on the cake.”

 


 

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From AAW & Other
Exhibit of Interest

Allturnatives: FORM + SPIRIT 2015 is an exhibit of the creations by Fellows in the Windgate ITE International Residency program hosted by the Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street in Philadelphia, PA. This opens August 7, with a gallery talk from 2-4 PM on August 8. The exhibit closes September 26. View photos taken during the program, including visits to local wood collectors, at centerforartinwood.org/residency/ite-blogs/
Craft



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