News and Events - Patterns exhibition

Friday 26 June 2015

The 15,000 member American Association of Woodturners will hold its 2016 annual symposium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. For its exhibition at this symposium the Professional Outreach Program - POP - committee is once again opening its traditionally invitation-only exhibition to a limited number of juried pieces. The theme for the 2016 exhibition is Patterns.

All pieces will be auctioned live at the Atlanta symposium with simultaneous online participation, as held very successfully at the June 2015 Pittsburgh symposium. Funds raised support POP initiatives, including merit and excellence awards, fellowships, panel discussions, an artist showcase, exhibits, a Facebook page, and an online resource database.

Submitting artists are encouraged to document their creative process in detail - photos; blogs; videos etc. In 2015 this added an extra dimension to the exhibition and generated significant interest in both the woodturner and collector communities.

Applications will be accepted online October 1, 2015 through December 31st, 2015. Applications are open to all AAW members in good standing - for membership information click here. For more information visit


Contact: Tib Shaw