AWFS adds student woodturning competition

Next year’s AWFS fair will feature a new “Turning to the Future” competition and juried exhibit to showcase student’s work.

The competition, formed through a partnership of the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers and American Association of Woodturners, is open to high school and post-secondary students in art, design or trade programs.

“AWFS is excited for this partnership with AAW and the exposure of student woodturners to the industry”, AWFS executive director Angelo Gangone said in a statement. “We look forward to their participation in the AWFS fair and hope this leads to more opportunity for the students and woodturning programs.”

The finalist pieces will be on display at the AWFS fair, scheduled for July 22-25, 2015, in Las Vegas, adjacent to the Fresh Wood student woodworking competition.

The competition is open to all forms of turning, with the exception of furniture making. Projects must be at least partially made with a lathe and should be 20” or less in diameter.

All winners will receive an AAW symposium scholarship and have their work featured in the American Woodturnerjournal. There is no entry fee.

The entry deadline is May 1, 2015.

For information, visit www.awfsfair.org.

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