Idaho Artistry in Wood
The Southwest Idaho Woodturners Association is co-sponsoring the 2012 Idaho Artistry in Wood Show will be held Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26 at the Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 Vista Ave., Boise, Idaho. This is a juried show with classifications for skill levels from beginner to expert. Participants can win cash prizes for their work. There will also be vendors, a banquet and auction. Registration will take place on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 12-6 p.m. at the Conference center. You can find more detailed information at the Artistry in Wood website.
The cost of participation in the show is $3 per entry for pieces pre-registered by February 15, 2012 and $5 for registrations at the door. Youth 16 and under may compete without cost.
Southern States Woodturning Symposium
Several AAW chapters are collaborating to host the 12th Annual Southern States Woodturning Symposium April 27–29, 2012 at the Georgia Mountains Conference Center in Gainesville, GA. Featured demonstrators include Kimberly Winkle, Jimmy Clewes, Bill Grumbine and Mark St. Leger. Activities include: an instant gallery, and for those who choose, a critique by two of the featured demonstrators, banquet, auction, and vendor displays. More detailed information can be found at the Southern States Woodturning Symposium website.
Utah Woodturning Symposium
One of the most well known symposiums, the Utah Woodturning Symposium is scheduled for May 17–19 in Orem, Utah. Demonstrators include: Nick Agar, Trent Bosch, Rex Burningham, Brian Gisi, Kurt Hertzog, Mike Mahoney, Johannes Michelson, Dale Nish, Binh Pho, Richard Raffan, Malcolm Tibbetts, and Tom Wirsing. In addition to the more than 80 demonstrations there will be many other activities including an instant gallery, banquet, live and silent auctions, swap meet and vendor displays. There will also be a penturners rendezvous. Early registration for the three day event is $275 which includes the Friday banquet. Get more information at the Utah Woodturning Symposium website.