26th ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1, 2014
The Tennessee Association of Woodturners (TAW) will be presenting their 26th Anniversary Symposium on Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st, 2014. The Symposium will be held at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Boulevard in Franklin, TN.
The 2014 Symposium features some of the worlds’ leading woodturners including: Trent Bosch, Barbara Dill, Doug Fisher and Kurt Hertzog
2014 Symposium Detail
Symposium Schedule – a demonstration schedule for the two days of the Symposium can be found by clicking here.
Demonstration Descriptions – a detailed description of each of the demonstrations can be found by clicking here.
Instant Gallery – We invite every Symposium participant to display up to four pieces of their work for all others to enjoy during the Symposium.
Peoples Choice Award – Each year every participant can enter up to one piece, which is entirely their own work, into the Peoples Choice Award. Demonstrators and vendors are not eligible for the People’s Choice Award. No collaborative efforts please. All participants at the Symposium will be asked to vote and select the best piece for an award.
Banquet and Auction
Banquet – Prior to our auction on Saturday evening there will be a banquet at the Marriott Hotel, which is included in the price of the registration. We will have drawings for several nice door prizes.
Auction – All proceeds from the auction will support continuing education and training in woodturning through our demonstrator and scholarship programs. Highlights of the auction include wood turnings, wood and tools donated by our demonstrators and vendors. We encourage all Symposium participants to donate a piece to the auction to benefit the education funds and our community outreach programs.
Vendors – a vendor area will be stocked with tools, wood and other woodturning supplies and equipment. A list of vendors can be found by clicking here.
Registration Form and Fees
|Symposium Fees||Registration Fee||Registration Fee
after December 31, 2013
|Full Two Day Symposium||$145.00*||$175.00*|
|One Day Only||$90.00*||$110.00*|
|Youth (under 18)||$35.00*||$35.00*|
Walk-In Registration: 2-day is $200 and 1-day is $120
Cancellation Policy: After December 31, 2013 a $50 processing fee will be deducted if registration is cancelled. After January 14, 2014 the registration fee is not refundable
Methods of payment:
CREDIT CARD – register for the Symposium and pay by credit card by clicking here …..register online with PayPal
CHECK -complete the Registration Form and send the completed form to:Jerry Weygandt Attn: TAW 2014 Symposium 8221 White Chapel Ct Brentwood, TN 37027
Direct payments must be made by check or cash as TAW cannot process credit or debit cards
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs 700 Cool Springs Boulevard Franklin, TN 37607
To reserve a room either call 888-403-6772 and ask for the special accommodation rate of $109 per night (use discount code TAWTAWA) for the Symposium, or use the Marriott website: Click Here to Use Marriott Website . The group code and negotiated rate of $109 have already been entered.
THIS COULD BE YOURS!!!
TAW will be giving away a brand new Jet 1221 lathe and stand as one of its door prizes during the banquet on Saturday evening. All attendees who register for a Two Day Symposium will be eligible to win the lathe. The lathe will be in Nashville and it will be the winner’s responsibility for the packing and shipping expenses. Lathe will be given away during the Saturday night auction – must be present to win!
The JET 1221VS is different from anything made before. In truth, it’s different from anything that anybody has ever made before. The design is better. The features are better. The entire turning experience is better. And it all focuses on one concept… Control
If you have any questions about the Symposium, either send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jeff Brockett, Symposium Secretary, at 615-973-3336. Vendors should contact Lou Mineweaser – email@example.com.
Points Of Interest
COOL SPRINGS GALLERIA
116 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219
TENNESSEE ART LEAGUE
808 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3830
FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS
919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Trent Bosch has been woodturning professionally for the past 20 years. He began exploring the art of woodturning while pursuing a Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University. Since graduating, he has fully devoted his efforts into creating one of a kind sculptural woodturnings and continues explore the possibilities this medium has to offer. During this time he has designed and developed a number of turning and carving tools that have allowed him greater efficiency and speed in creating his work. He now manufactures these tools within his own facility. When not creating, he is also very passionate about teaching and sharing the knowledge and techniques he has developed freely with others. His work is displayed in numerous fine art galleries, the permanent collections of museums and craft centers as well as in many private collections worldwide. Trent has taught and demonstrated his techniques for turning and sculpting wood throughout the United States and abroad. Visit Trent’s website, www.trentbosch.com, to see his work.
Barbara’s first experience with carving wood was in 1988 at a carving class in Richmond, VA. She first studied woodturning in 1990 at Arrowmont with Michael Hosaluk; then in ’91 with Ray Key; then in ’92 with David Ellsworth. She has attended symposiums, workshops and demos through the years. In 1998 she started teaching beginning woodturning at the Hand Workshop in Richmond. She was always fascinated with multi axis turning and in 2006 this became her focus. Tired of running into dead ends with her candle holders, she decided to see if there was a way to sort out the confusion of this aspect of turning. If an obsession is to wake up with a new “what if” most mornings, then she was obsessed. Barbara enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge. Her goal is to teach others how to think about multi axis turning She was an Emerging Artist at the 2011 National Symposium, a demonstrator the next year at the national symposium and demonstrated at SWAT in Texas in 2012, at the Appalachian Center for Craft and at Arrowmont, as well as turning clubs in many states. My interest is to experiment with the many forms that can be turned on a lathe without the use of jigs or chucks. Visit Barbara’s website, www.barbaradill.com, to see her work.
Doug is a full-time artist living on Vancouver Island, Canada. Since 1992 he has been involved almost exclusively in creating some form of art, including painting, stained glass, photography, pen and ink drawing, and woodturning. Wood sculptures, primarily made using a lathe, have been the focus of his work since 1997. When not in the studio, he can often be seen performing in theatre productions. Photography has been an ongoing passion for him. In 1991 he helped build a professional photo lab in Victoria, BC and with the advent of digital cameras and graphics programs his passion has never been stronger than it is today. Prior to becoming a full-time artist, Doug taught skiing and sailing, was an ironworker, a driller and blaster in several underground gold mines, and delivered sailboats in the Pacific Northwest, the Caribbean, and across the Atlantic Ocean. Creating thought provoking and inspiring works of art by combining artistic vision with superb craftsmanship is something he has strived to do for some time. Doug exhibits his unique style of wood turned sculptures internationally, and his works are in private collections around the world. Visit Doug’s website, www.douglasjfisher.com, to see his work.
A professional woodturner, demonstrator and teacher, Kurt Hertzog enjoys the continuum of woodturning from making his own turning tools to photographing his finished turnings. Kurt is a regular feature columnist for both Woodturning Design and Woodturning Magazines, one of the five Council Members of the Pen Makers Guild, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Woodturners. His work has been featured in the American Association of Woodturners “Rounding The Corners” Exhibit and published in Woodturning Design, American Woodturner, Woodturning, Pen World, and Stylus magazines. Visit Kurt’s website, www.kurthertzog.com, to see his work.