Thursday, 19 January 2012

Gallery of Wood Art Exhibition, Minnesota, America.

Previously I mentioned about having been invited to submit a piece of work to an exhibition in America.

It came out of the blue some time ago in that I received an invite to submit a piece to the AAW Exhibition "Beyond Containment" that is being held at the Gallery of Wood Art, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.

The piece after being shown at the exhibition will be displayed and fingers crossed auctioned at the 2012 AAW Symposium at San Jose, California for the POP show, this being the AAW Professional Outreach Program.

It is quite hard for me to write this entry as it has been a very hard trek from leaving my career in the Police to take up woodturning as a full time occupation and have during this time always looked at the American woodturning arena as being one of the highest standards in quality and design, supported and shown by so many top makers from around the world.

Those of you that will have read my entry previously after my visit to the 2011 symposium will know how I was blown away by what I saw.

To have been asked to submit a piece of work to this exhibition, especially having seen the names in the list of other makers who I have studied for many years is a huge huge honour, pleasure and achievement, frankly I am blown away to have been invited.

Now I just have to wait for the piece to arrive in one piece and all will be well.  I have taken numerous pictures but again I will not be posting these until nearer the time of publication of the details/catalogues etc.

Again a big thank you to all my friends and family that have given me the support through the years to help me achieve such steps in my career.


Lee Robert Sneddon said...

Hi Mark,

What an opportunity eh?

Fantastic mate, I wish you all the best with the exhibition, I'm sure it will be a great success.



Mark said...

Hi Lee

Thank you for your continued interest and support.

It is quite exciting to be part of.

Thanks again

take care