Upcoming Woodturning Events

Idaho Artistry in Wood

southwes idaho woodturners associationThe Southwest Idaho Woodturners Association is once again co-sponsoring the Idaho Artistry in Wood Show which will be held Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24 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 22, 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, 2013 and $5 for registrations at the door. Youth 16 and under may compete without cost.

Totally Turning Symposium

The Adirondack Woodturners Association (AWA) presents the 10th Totally Turning Symposium. Totally Turning 2013 will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and March 24, 2013 in Saratoga Springs, New York. This is part of a larger woodworking show called Showcase that is presented by the Northeastern Woodworkers Association (NWA). Registrants to Totally Turning will have access to noth the woodturning rotations of Totally Turning 2013 and to all of SHOWCASE 2013. Instant Gallery pieces brought by Totally Turning registrants will be a part of the Instant Gallery of Showcase and as such will be viewed by about 4000 of the general public in addition to the woodturners of Totally Turning 2013.

Demonstrators include Mike Mahoney, Binh Pho, Ernie Conover, Lyle Jamieson, Kurt Hertzog, Steve Sinner, David Nittmann, Giles Gilson, Joe Herrmann, Jerry Sambrook, Harvey Fein, Bruce Hoover, Mike Souter, and Geoffrey Noden. There will also be an instant gallery, trade show and spouse program.

Registration for one day is $140, or both days for $180. Lots of information including registration, accommodations, meals etc. can be found on the Totally Turning website.

Southern States Woodturning Symposium

Several AAW chapters are collaborating to host the 13th Annual Southern States Woodturning Symposium April 26-28, 2013 at the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville, GA. Featured demonstrators for 2013 include Keith Gotschall, Dick Sing, Al Stirt, and Jacques Vesery. There will also be a number of vendor displays. More detailed information can be found at the Southern States Woodturning Symposium website.

Utah Woodturning Symposium

utah woodturning symposiumOne of the most well known symposiums, the Utah Woodturning Symposium is scheduled for May 16-18 in Orem, Utah. The 2013 Demonstrators include: Nick Arnull, Mark Baker, Clinton Biggs, Kip Christensen, Andy Cole, David Drescher, J Paul Fennell, Cynthia Gibson, Steve Hagen, Mick Hanbury, Tim Heil, Joe Herrmann, Kurt Hertzog, Alan Lacer, Mary Lacer, Dennis Liggett, Mike Mahoney, Dale Nish, Jerry Sambrook, Mark Supik, John Wessels, and Vic Wood. In addition to the more than 80 demonstrations there will be many other activities including an instant gallery, banquet, silent auction and raffle, swap meet, vendor displays and the 11th annual Penturners Rendezvous. There will also be a special exhibition of selected works from the Dale Nish Collection.

Early registration for the three day event is $275 which includes the Friday banquet. Get more information at the Utah Woodturning Symposium website.