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Posted: August 11, 2016 12:17PM

Museum Grant Purchase Program

CWA is pleased to announce the establishment of the Museum Grant Purchase Program, a new and exciting way to assist museums in acquiring modern/contemporary wood art for their permanent collections.
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Posted: August 11, 2016 11:43AM

Wood Turning & Surface Design Demonstration with Melissa Engler and Graeme Priddle

Asheville artists Melissa Engler and Graeme Priddle will demonstrate wood turning techniques as well as various applications of surface design that take turned objects to new levels.  more . . .


Posted: July 18, 2016 8:21AM

At the Center: Masters of American Craft

Works by David Ellsworth, master woodturner, teacher, and ambassador of the wood art field, will be featured with works by ceramics artist Rudolph Staffel in an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from August 20, 2016 - July 30, 2017.
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Posted: July 15, 2016 3:24PM

A Journey - Twenty Seven Years of the Work of Irish Woodturner Emmet Kane

Since early 2015, the National Museum of Ireland (specifically the Decorative Arts & History Museum) has been celebrating the life and work of Irish wood artist Emmet Kane with “A Journey: Twenty-Seven Years of the Work of Irish Woodturner Emmet Kane”. Originally scheduled to be on view for six months, the response has been so overwhelmingly positive that the Museum decided to extend the show’s run through the end of 2016 before travelling it to New York.
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Posted: June 29, 2016 3:11PM

Turn-On! Chicago 2016 Regional Woodturning Symposium

A banquet and turned wood auction is being held at the Doubletree Hotel in Mundelein, Illinois in the northwest suburbs of Chicago on July 23, 2016.  more . . .


Posted: June 28, 2016 8:05AM

"WHY WOOD?" Artists Selected

Collectors of Wood Art is excited to announce the artists selected for inclusion in "WHY WOOD? Contemporary Practice in a Timeless Material", the CWA sponsored exhibition to be held at SOFA (Sculptural Objects Functional Art) Chicago 2016.
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Posted: June 19, 2016 7:23AM

Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction

Penland School of Crafts, an international center for craft education located in the North Carolina mountains, hosts an annual craft auction in August to raise funds to support the center.
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Posted: May 5, 2016 12:07PM

Australian Woodworker Neil Scobie Passes Away

The wood community lost a renowned and well loved woodworker on Tuesday, May 3rd.
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Posted: April 25, 2016 12:34PM

Michael Bauermeister Wins Excellence in Wood Award at Smithsonian Craft Show

Congratulations to Michael Bauermeister, who was chosen as the Excellence in Wood Award winner at the Smithsonian Craft Show on Wednesday, April 20th.
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Posted: April 24, 2016 4:01PM

"WHY WOOD?" Call To Artists Deadline Rapidly Approaching

Reminder that submissions for the CWA sponsored exhibition, "WHY WOOD? Contemporary Practice in a Timeless Material", curated by Jennifer Navva-Milliken and to be shown at SOFA Chicago 2016, are due MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016.

click here for exhibition details and submission guidelines


Posted: April 19, 2016 12:18PM

David Hostetler: In Memoriam

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of wood carver and bronze sculptor David Hostetler. Born on December 27, 1926, in Beach City, Ohio, he died on November 17, 2015 in Athens, Ohio, due to complications from surgery.
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Posted: April 18, 2016 12:26PM

AAW 30 Year Anniversary Profiles

Leading up to its 30th Annual International Symposium from June 9 to 12, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia, the American Association of Woodturners website is featuring the stories of artists who joined AAW in 1986 and are still members today.
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