We are thrilled to announce the juried artists for this year’s AAW member exhibition, Dia∙Log. Chosen through a blind jurying process by a dynamic trio of jurors, the fifteen selected artists submitted work selected based on a combination of strengths, including technical excellence, creativity, originality and interpretation of the Dia∙Log theme. Fifty-three pieces were under consideration.
Dia∙Log will premiere at the AAW Symposium in Portland, Oregon, with an opening at the Portland Convention Center on June 14, at 5:30 P.M. Dia∙Log will also be on exhibit at the AAW Gallery of Wood Art in St Paul, Minnesota, October 7 through December 30, 2018.
Congratulations to Bob Rotche, Steve Loar, James Thurman, Andy DiPietro, Derek Bencomo, John Beaver, Jan Greenwald, Dewey Garrett, James Rinde, Grace Parliman, Jeanne Douphrate, Hal Metlitzky, Betty Scarpino, Jay Shepard, and Mark Waninger (artist work displayed left to right in image above.) In addition, the show will feature work by invited artists Cindy Drozda, Jim Piper, Eric Lofstrom, Guilio Marcolongo, Pat and Karen Miller, Keith Gotschall, Rick Crawford, Marilyn Campbell, and Steve Hatcher.
We owe special thanks to all who submitted work, and to this year’s jurors, Michael McMillan, writer and associate curator, Fuller Craft Museum; artist and turner Jim Christiansen, author of Masters: Woodturning (Lark Books, 2009); and Jeffrey Bernstein, collector and former president of the Collectors of Wood Art.