Jon Sauer

Biography

PERMANANT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

           Contemporary Museum, Honolulu Hi.
           Long Beach Museum of Art, Long beach CA.
           Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA.
           Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
           National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution., Washington D.C.
           Royal Cultural Center, Jedda, Saudia Arabia
           Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia Pa.
           Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT.


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

           American Association of Woodturners Permanent Collection
           Fleur Bressler Collection
           Graham Nash Collection
           Dr. Irving Lipton Collection
           Jane & Arthur Mason Collection
           Ronald Wornick Collection

          
AWARDS

2011 Box & Container Show, 2nd Place Award - Northwest Fine Woodworking, Seattle WA
2010 American Association of Woodturners - Excellence Award, Hartford Ct.
2008 Ornamental Turners International, Rose Cup Award, St Louis Mo.
2008 American Association of Woodturners Purchase Award, Richmond Virginia
2004 The Warton Esherick Award, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
2001 Award of Excellence, 2nd Place / American Craft Council S.F. Show
1996 Jowett Medal, Society of Ornamental Turners - AGM, London England.
1993 Box & Container Show 1ST Place North West Gallery Of Fine Woodworking, Seattle WA.
1991 Roger Davies Friendship Award 1ST Place, USA/Society of Ornamental Turners.
1987 Haythornthwaite Cup, 1ST Place Society of Ornamental Turners - AGM, London England.
1986 Haythornthwaite Cup, 2ND Place 1986 Society of Ornamental Turners - AGM, London England.


MUSEUM SHOWS

2013 Across The Grain: Turned and Carved Wood, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Ma.
2010 A Revolution in Wood – Smithsonian American Art Museum – Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C.
2006 Our Turn Now: Artists Speak Out in Wood – The Ohio Craft Museum
2003 Contemporary Turned Wood from the Lipton Collection – Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
2003 Kentucky Museum of Arts & Design – Louisville Ky.
2002 Wood Turning in North America since 1930 – Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C.
2001 Wood Turning in North America since 1930 – Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Mn.
1999 Artful Wood - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles Ca.
1999 The Art of Turned Wood - World Forestry Center Museum, Portland Oregon.
1997 Turned For Use - San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio Texas.
1995 Redefing the Lathe - Turned Object III ASU Art Museum Tempe Arizona.
1994 CHALLENGE V International Lathe-Turned Objects, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Pa.
1993 Art From the Lathe - Hagley Museum and Library - Wilmington, Delaware.
          Bay Area Wood Turners - The Collectors Gallery - The Oakland Museum Oakland Ca.
          Craft Alliance Exhibition - California Craft Museum / San Francisco.
          Past and Present - Ongoing Traditions in American Craft Art Mitchell Museum - Evansville Museum of Art.
         Redefining The Lathe-Turned Object Arizona State University Art Museum.
 1992 / 1991 ITOS Challenge IV Tour - Wood Turning Center.
         A. Craft & Folk Art Museum - Los Angeles CA.
         B. Northern Arizona University - Art Museum and Gallery - Flagstaff AZ.
         C. University Art Museum - Arizona State University - Tempe AZ.
         D. Port of History Museum - Philadelphia Pennsylvania.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2015 Box & Container Show, Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, Seattle WA
         AAW Contemporary Wood Art Auctions / AAW Symposium – Pittsburgh Pa.
2014 Ceremony Exhibition / AAW International Symposium, Phoenix Ar.
         AAW Gallery of Wood Art / Saint Paul Mn.
2013 Box & Container Show, Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, Seattle WA
          Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano – Los Angeles Ca.
2012 Box & Container Show, Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, Seattle WA
          Ornamental Turning Seminar / Scranton Pennsylvania
2011 Inside & Outside The Box, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Roots: The Artists Voice / AAW Symposium – St Paul MN.
          Turning 25; A Celebration / AAW Symposium – St Paul MN.
2010 Turned Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano – Los Angeles Ca.
          The Teapot / AAW Symposium – Hartford Ct.
2009 Turned Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano – Los Angeles Ca.
          The Spindle Exhibition / AAW Symposium – Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2008 Wood Art Exhibition, Mary Martin Gallery, Charleston, S.C.
          Turned Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano – Los Angeles Ca.
          Rose-Engines & Kings, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia Pa.
          Santa Clara Carvers Show, Saratoga Ca.
2007 Turned Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano – Los Angeles Ca.
          New Works – The Nina Bliese Gallery, Minneapolis Mn.
          Expressions in Wood – Copperwood Artware, Orange Ca.
2006 Turned Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano – Los Angeles Ca.
          Expressions in Wood – Copperwood Artware, Orange Ca.
          Contemporary Crafts Market, San Francisco Ca.
2005 ACC Crafts Fair – Baltimore Md.
          Innovative Perspectives in Turning – Brookfield CT.
          Wood Form & Function – Folk Tree Collection, Pasadena Ca.
          Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia Pa.
          Artists Reflections – Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia PA.
          Turned Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano – Los Angeles Ca.
          Contemporary Crafts Market, Santa Monica Ca.
2004 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia Pa.
          ACC Crafts Fair – San Francisco Ca.
          Turned Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano – Los Angeles Ca.
          Contemporary Crafts Market, Santa Monica Ca.
2003 Turned Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano – Los Angeles Ca.
           ACC Crafts Fair – San Francisco Ca.
2002 ACC Crafts Fair, San Francisco Ca.
           Sofa Chicago 2002
           Contemporary Crafts Market, San Francisco Ca.
           Branching Out, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington Va.
           Turned Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano – Los Angeles Ca.
2001 ACC Crafts Fair, San Francisco Ca.
           Turned Wood / Small Treasures, Del Mano - Los Angeles Ca.
           Contemporary Crafts Market, San Francisco & Santa Monica Ca.
2000 Turned Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano - Los Angeles Ca.
          ACC Crafts Fair, San Francisco Ca.
          Contemporary Crafts Market, Santa Monica Ca.
1999 Forms in Wood, Society of Arts & Crafts - Boston Mass.
          Turned Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano - Los Angeles Ca.
          ACC Crafts Fair, San Francisco Ca.
          Contemporary Crafts Market, San Francisco & Santa Monica Ca.
          Scents & Nonscents, Signature - Boston Ma.
1998 Turned Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano - Los Angeles Ca.
          ACC Crafts Fair - San Francisco Ca.
          Contemporary Crafts Market, San Francisco & Santa Monica Ca.
1997 Turned Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano - Los Angeles Ca.
          Scents & Nonscents, Signature - Boston Ma.
          Contemporary Crafts Market, San Francisco & Santa Monica Ca.
         ACC Crafts Fair - San Francisco Ca.
1996 Textures & Form, Gallery Eight - LaJolla Ca.
          Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito Ca.
          Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington D.C.
          Intimate Objects / Contemporary Miniatures, Stones Gallery - San Francisco.
          ACC Crafts Fair / Baltimore Md. & San Francisco Ca.
1995 To See or Not to See / Box & Mirror Invitational, Nancy Sachs Gallery - St Louis Mo.
           More is More / Box Show, Gallery Eight - La Jolla Ca.
           Put A lid on it / Box Show, Society of Arts & Crafts - Boston Mass.
           Turned Wood / Small Treasures, del Mano - Los Angeles Ca.
           Wood An Art Form, Banaker Gallery - San Francisco Ca.
           ACC Crafts Fair - San Francisco Ca.
1994 Wooden Boxes & Lidded Containers / Galerie fur angewandte Kunst
 (Gallery for applied Art) Munich Germany.
          Sticks & Stones, American Crafts- Cleveland Ohio.
          Turned Wood - Small Treasures, del Mano - Los Angeles Ca.
          ACC Crafts Fair - San Francisco Ca.
          Scents & Nonscents, Signature Stores-Mass.
1993 Selected Artist of the Month, del Mano Gallery - Los Angeles CA.
          ACC - Pacific States Fair - San Francisco CA.
          Contemporary Wood, Banaker Gallery - San Francisco CA.
          Lathe-Turned Objects Defined III / Functional and Sculptural, Society of Arts & Crafts - Boston MA.
          Turned Wood Exhibition, Carlyn Galleries - Dallas Texas.
1992 Turned Visions, Craft Alliance - St. Louis MO.
          Contemporary Wood 92, Banaker Gallery - Walnut Creek CA.
         A Celebration of Decoration 100 Ornamental Containers,Craft Alliance, St.Louis MO.
1991 Holiday Collectibles, Sylvia Ullman American Crafts -Cleveland Ohio.
          Contemporary Wood 91, Banaker Gallery - Walnut Creek Ca.
1990 Holiday Signatures, Katie Gingrass Gallery - Milwaukee Wi.
          Wood Turning Vision & Concept II, Arrowmont - Tennessee.
          Contemporary Wood 90, Banaker Gallery - Walnut Creek CA..
1988 On a Scale From One to Ten, North West Gallery of Fine Woodworking - Seattle, WA.


PRESENTATIONS

2012 National Button Convention / Portland Oregon
2011 Oregon State Button Society / Keizer Oregon
2010 Ornamental Turning Seminar / San Jose Ca.
2010 American Association of Woodturners Symposium, Hartford Ct.
2009 American Association of Woodturners Symposium / Albuquerque New Mexico
2006 Ornamental Turning Seminar / New Castle New Hampshire
2004 Ornamental Turning Seminar / Silverdale Washington
2002 Ornamental Turning Extravaganza / Newark Ohio
2002 Yale University Art Gallery / New Haven Connecticut
2000 ACC Craft Show Fall Selection Committee / Albany New York
1996 Ornamental Turning Seminar / Kansas City Missouri
1995 Ornamental Turning Seminar / Penn Valley California
1995 American Association of Woodturners Symposium / Davis California
1992 Stanford University / Palo Alto California

          
WORK HAS APPEARED IN THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATIONS

A Revolution in Wood - Book
American Craft Magazine (various issues)
American Woodturner (various issues)
American Woodworker (various issues)
Art & Entertainment / Mendocino Ca
Boston Entertainment
Contemporary Turned Wood - Book
Conversations with Wood - Book
California Home & Design Magazine
Fine Woodworking (various issues)
International Lathe Turned Objects - Book
Museum of Ornamental Turning Newsletter
New York Times
Pacifica Tribune (various issues)
San Francisco Chronicle (various issues)
Seattle Times
SF Weekly
Society of Ornamental Turners Bulletin (various issues)
Taos Magazine
The Cutting Edge: Contemporary Wood Art and the Lipton Collection - Book
Turning Points (various issues)
Wood Turning in North America Since 1930 - Book
Woodshop News
Woodturning Magazine (various issues)
Woodwork Magazine (various issues)
Woodworker West Magazine (various issues)
World of Wood Magazine (various issues)


CURRENT & PAST GALLERIES

           Accessories after the Fact / Los Angeles, California
           Alaska Gift Gallery / Kenai, Alaska
           Albany Art Gallery / Albany Ca.
           American Artisan / Nashville, Tennessee
           American Crafts / Cleveland, Oh.
           Ashland Harwood Gallery / Ashland Oregon
           Art Who / Tennessee
           Artisans Guild Store / Mendocino, California
           Artist Gallery / Pacifica, California
           Babcock Gifts / Memphis Tn.
           Bare Necessities / Seattle, WA.
           Bella Cosa / Claremont, Ca.
           Bellagio / Asheville, North Carolina
           Best Art Shop / Naperville Il.
           California Craft Museum / San Francisco, Ca.
           Carlin Galerie / Dallas, Texas
           Casa Mateo Antiques / Pacifica Ca.
           Christopher Bell Gallery / California
           Concord Gallery / Concord, Ca.
           Creative Arts / Berkeley, Ca.
           Creative Beginnings / Laguna Beach Ca.
           Creative Resources / NYC, New York
           David Frank Gallery / Portland Oregon
           del Mano Gallery / Los Angeles Ca.
           Dunn Gallery / Oakland Ca.
           Dearing Galleries / Taos, New Mexico
           Douglas-Baker Gallery / Minneapolis, MN.
           Dovetail Collection / Healdsburg California
           Dunn Mehler Gallery / Miramar, California
           Eclectic Collector / Katonah, New York
           Elaine Potter /San Francisco, California
           Elements / Chicago, Illinois
           Exotic Wood Gallery / Oakhurst, California
           Extravagance / San Francisco, California
           Falconer’s / Chatham, Ma.
           Fine Woodworking / Sausalito, California
           Fine Woodworking of Carmel / Carmel, California
           Folk Tree Collection / Pasadena, Ca.
           Gallery 8 / La Jolla, Ca.
           Gallery M / Half Moon Bay California
           Guild Store / Mendocino, Ca.
           Harllee gallery / Highlands, NC
           Highlights / Mendocino, Ca.
           Iris Too Gallery / Berkeley, California
           Ironwood Gallery / Ridgefield, CT.
           Jerusalem Shoppe / San Francisco, Ca.
           Katie Gingrass Gallery / Milwaukee Wisconsin
           Lightside Gallery / Santa Fe, New Mexico
           Lily Rose gallery / Santa Rosa Ca.
           Los Robles Gallery / Palo Alto, California
           Marty Magic / Santa Cru, Ca.
           Mary Martin Gallery / Charleston SC
           Mercado / Albuquerque, New Mexico
           Nancy Sachs Gallery / St Louis, MO.
           New Horizons Gallery / Greenwich, Ct.
           Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking / Seattle WA.
           Oakland Museum Gift Shop / Oakland California
           Objects of Desire / Louisville Kentucky
           Objects on the Square / Murray, Kentucky
           Old Roxy Theatre Antique & Gifts / Kennewick, WA.
           One of A kind / San Francisco California
           Options / Healdsburg, Ca.
           Oswego Lake Gallery / Lake Oswego Oregon
           Out of The Woods / Atlanta, Georgia
           Pauline Collection / Visalia, Ca.
           Peaceable Kingdom / Ann Arbor, Michigan
           Pismo / Denver, Colorado
           Purple Pomegranate / Kalispell, MT.
           Q Street Fine Crafts / Salt Lake City Utah
           Quilt Designs / Goshen, In.
           Petris / Sausalito, California
           Quest Collection / Sausalito, California
           Quilt Designs / Goshen IN.
           Real Mother Goose / Portland, Oregon
           Roche Bobois / Philadelphia Pa.
           Sandra Collins / Birmingham, Michigan
           Seldom Seen/ Palm Beach, Florida
           Shepherdess / San Diego Ca.
           Show of Hands / Denver, Co.
           Signature Galleries / Boston Mass.
           Silver Thistle / Santa Monica Ca.
           Smithsonian Museum Stores / Washington D.C.
           Stones Gallery / San Francisco, Ca.
           Society of Arts & Crafts / Boston Mass.
           Studio’s / La Quinta, Ca.
           VEM / St Simons, Ga.
           War Bonnet / Jackson Hole WY.
           What on Earth / Columbus Oh.
           Woodbourne Gallery / Dayton Ohio
           Woodturning Center / Philadelphia Pa.
           Zozaku / Berkeley, California