We will be open Friday, November 28th from 11-4.
Annual Member Juried and Invitational Exhibition
September 2nd through December 29th, 2013
Each year, the American Association of Woodturners presents an exhibition of member work. This year’s exhibition drew its title from Florida’s Gulf Stream and tropical air currents, but the artists were encouraged to interpret the title theme for themselves, using any definition of “currents” for inspiration. And they did. From electrical currents to ocean currents to current thinking, the exhibition showcases the creativity and skill of our members.
A family-friendly exhibition illustrates how woodturning works, and offers samples of wood to heft, sniff, and admire. Also see a history of turning, and vintage and reproduction lathes from the
Viking era to the late 1700s.
Around the Hus
Turned objects in everyday Scandinavian domestic life through
the early 1900s.
Shown from top: Red Palm Vessel by Dewey Garrett.
Viking-era lathe by Richard Enstad
Buy handmade, buy local, buy renewable
at the AAW Gallery of Wood Art Gift Store!
AAW Gallery of Wood Art
222 Landmark Center, 75 5th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102
This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota..
The website was created with funding provided by the Saint Paul Cultural STAR grant program.
Happenings at the Gallery
Third Sunday of each month:
November 17, 12-3
Jewelry-making demo by Linda Ferber
Join us the third Sunday of every month, noon-3.
How does woodturning work? Enjoy watching a woodturner shape wood into new and beautiful objects. Fun and fascinating for all ages.
Cocktails with Culture
Turning Demo with Bob Boettcher
Thursday, January 9, 5-7
Wine, wood, and song! Relax after the workday with drinks at the cash bar and complimentary light appetizers, browse our latest exhibition, and enjoy music by International Novelty Gamelan.
Co-presented by Landmark Center, the Gallery of Wood Art, and the Schubert Club. Free.
In the News
Family-friendly "Touch This!"
opened Oct 11. Read what
Pioneer Press has to say about it!
Knight Arts on Art From the Lathe
Paper Darts on woodturning
MPR State of the Arts on The Teapot
About the Gallery
Located in downtown
Saint Paul's historic Landmark Center, the Gallery of Wood Art offers an often surprising and always engaging view of contemporary works created in wood.
Although all pieces on exhibit have been at least partially created on a lathe, the diversity of techniques, subjects, materials and ideas of each artist keeps each exhibit fresh and engaging.
The Gallery of Wood Art also features educational exhibits, a display of vintage lathes, and a gallery gift store offering turned items, books and DVDs.
The Gallery of Wood Art is sponsored by the
American Association of Woodturners and has received additional assistance from the Saint Paul Cultural STAR program and the Minnesota State Arts Board.
About the American Association of Woodturners
International, non-profit, and now over 15,000 members strong, the American Association of Woodturners is dedicated to the advancement of woodturning, a specialized form of woodworking using the lathe. The AAW has over 325 local chapters in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, and Japan.
To find out more about the AAW, visit their website: www.woodturner.org
Members of the AAW include professionals, amateurs, gallery owners, collectors, and wood and tool suppliers. The AAW publishes American Woodturner, sponsors the world's largest woodturning symposium, hosts an active online member's forum, and provides educational grants, insurance and more to its members. The AAW is dedicated to providing information and support to its members and others through publications, DVDs and more.
The over 300 local chapters of the AAW provide instruction, fellowship and networking for turners at all levels.