AAW wood gallery shows off spheres
May 2, 2017 | 12:08 pm CDT
Sperm whale by Anthony Smith.

Photo By Tib Shaw

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The American Association of Woodturners' Gallery of Wood Art Professional Outreach Program has announced its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round. The exhibitions bring an international mix of smaller-scale works by established and emerging wood artists to the AAW gallery in St. Paul. The exhibition runs through June 4, 2017.

The works in the show showcase imaginative and individual interpretations. Using a wide variety of woods and techniques, the artists met the challenge of working within a small scale (6 x 6 x 6 inches maximum) and a tight title theme with pieces ranging from wryly humorous to highly personal to apocalyptic.

The Sphere-Second Round is at the AAW Gallery of Wood Art, Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St, St. Paul, before traveling to the 2017 AAW International Woodturning Symposium, Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri, June 22-25. All works will be sold in a simultaneous live/online auction on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Artists include:

Jennifer Anderson, California

Benoit Averly, France

David Belser, New Hampshire

Jerome Blanc, Switzerland

Michael Brolly, Pennsylvania

Miriam Carpenter, Pennsylvania

Pat Carroll, Ireland

Luc Deroo, Belgium

Jeanne Dourphrate, Texas

David Ellsworth, Pennsylvania

Melissa Engler, North Carolina

J. Paul Fennell, Arizona

Nicholas Flaherty, Pennsylvania

Michael Foster, Vermont

Dewey Garrett, Arizona    

Vivien Grandouiller, France

Cliff Guard, Virginia

Keith Holt, Maryland

Mike Hosaluk, Canada

Katie Hudnall, Indiana

Yuri Kobayashi, Massachusetts

Pat Kramer, Hawai'i

Marete Larsen, Denmark

Craig Lofton, Texas

Zina Manesa-Burloiu, Romania

Yann  Marot, France

Terry Martin, Australia

Al Miotke, Illinois

Phillip Moulthrop, Georgia

John Mydock, Hawai'i

Joss Naigeon, France    

Andrew Potocnik, Australia

Graeme Priddle, New Zealand

Bob Rotche, Virginia

Avelino Samuel, U.S. Virgin Islands

Merryll Saylan, California

Betty Scarpino, Indiana

Anthony Smith, Canada

Paul Texier, France

Neil Turner, Australia

Gerritt Van Ness, Washington

Marjin Wall, Oregon

Derek Weidman, Pennsylvania

Hans Weissflog, Germany

Kimberly Winkle, Tennessee

Leah Woods, New Hampshire


The AAW Gallery of Wood Art is located in historic Landmark Center in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. The gallery features 4-6 exhibitions annually of contemporary sculpture and craft in wood, as well as educational displays and a gift shop. Live woodturning demonstrations are presented the 3rd Sunday of each month from 12-3pm. To learn more, visit galleryofwoodart.org.

Rice Bowl by Michael Hosaluk. (Tib Shaw photo)

Femi sphere by Luc Deroo, Belgium. (Tib Shaw photo)

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