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Award-winning Furniture Maker Instructs on Curved Joinery and Cold Metal Casting at the AWFS®Fair

Scott Grove is a self-taught seasoned woodworker known for layers of artistic expression and unconventional techniques. Scott has won four Veneer Tech Craftsman Challenge Awards, an unprecedented achievement, and has pioneered a number of alternative veneering techniques including asymmetrical matching and veneering extreme compound curves. Read more here.

 

Curved Joinery, Edges and Inlays: Wednesday, July 19, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

In this session, Scott will show you how to add an incredible range of exciting curved edges, joinery and inlays to your furniture. He will reveal a simple system using a set of large offset template guides on a router, which when used properly, accurately mate a hardwood seam to any curve. Learn more here.

 

Cold Metal Casting and Reproduction for Furniture Embellishment: Thursday, July 20, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Scott will also deliver a presentation dedicated to mold making, reproduction and cold metal bronze-casting to create or reproduce just about any form and texture, whether a found object such as a pine cone, a finely carved picture frame or a hand-sculpted door pull. Learn more here.

 

In addition to Scott’s sessions, the AWFS®Fair education program includes these furniture topics:

 

Wednesday, July 19

Research, Design and Branding for Furniture Makers, with John Conrad and Jason Phillips (ASFD)

 

Thursday, July 20

Matching Fine Veneers with Jonathan Benson

 

Friday, July 21

Touch-Up Repair to Damaged Wood & Coatings with Mitch Kohanek

 

Saturday, July 22

CNC in the Furniture shop: Introducing Modern Manufacturing with Paul Downs

 

To view all AWFS®Fair educational sessions, click here.

 

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admin <![CDATA[Exhibitor FAQ’s]]> http://awfsfair.org/?p=6437 2017-05-09T21:50:45Z 2017-05-09T21:50:45Z When will I receive my Exhibitor Badges? Badges are not mailed out in advance of the show. You can bring your email confirmation to the Express Registration to pick up your show badge. When can I pick up my exhibitor badges? Exhibitor registration will be open in the Grand Lobby: Saturday, July 15, 2017 Sunday, […]

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When will I receive my Exhibitor Badges?

Badges are not mailed out in advance of the show. You can bring your email confirmation to the Express Registration to pick up your show badge.

When can I pick up my exhibitor badges?

Exhibitor registration will be open in the Grand Lobby:

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
1:00pm
8:00am
8:00am

4:30pm
4:30pm
4:30pm
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 8:00am 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 8:00am 4:30pm
Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:00am 4:30pm
Friday, July 21, 2017 8:00am 4:30pm
Saturday, July 22, 2017 8:00am 2:30pm

 

What is Distributor Day?

On Tuesday July 18, we allow Distributors on the show floor to have meetings and for training purposes.  You do not have to man your booth or have your booth set up by this day. Tuesday is still considered an official move in day.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:00am 5:00pm* (Distributors Only)

 

Who gets the emails from AWFS and AWFS Vendors?

Only the trade show contact on the contract will receive the information from the AWFS Fair.  Due to  of the financials, passwords and invoicing. Our system only allows for ONE Main point of contact.  If there are more people (marketing and operations) that need to receive this information, it is up to you to forward that information to the appropriate people.

 

How do you have the main point of contact changed?

Please submit this in writing by email to AWFSsales@awfs.org, and include the new contact’s title, phone and email address and let us know why the change has occurred. i.e. no longer with the company, job change, etc.

 

How do I request to change my show move in date?

Please review the targeted move in map If you need to change your target date then you must submit a target freight change form.

 

Do I need booth insurance?

Yes you do need to provide the AWFS with proof of insurance for your booth. Information and insurance requirements are on the Online Exhibitor Service Kit. If you have questions, please contact our Operations Director at Kim@awfs.org

 

What is an EAC and is there a fee?

EAC is an exhibitor appointed contractor, and the EAC form is online and attached.  No EAC will have access to AWFS®Fair without submitted application and payment.

How do I book a hotel room?

You can log onto the housing website and book your rooms at a reduced rate.

 

How do I apply for a VISA?

Everyone can request a VISA letter when they are registering online.  Link to registration.

 

What is Distributor Day?

On Tuesday July 18, we allow Distributors on the show floor to have meetings and trainings.  You do not have to man your booth or have your booth set up by this day. Tuesday is still considered an official move in day.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:00am 5:00pm* (Distributors Only)

 

Link to Online Service kit (Freeman): https://www.freemanco.com/store/show/landing.jsp?showID=253065

Contact information:

888-508-5054

customersupport@freemanco.com

 

Link to Exhibitor registration: https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=513&site=EXH

Contact information:

877-303-0711

AWFS@compusystems.com

 

Who do I contact with questions? 

Booth sales

Advertising Sponsorship

Signage and Banners Sales

Amy Bartz, AWFS®Fair Sales Director

323.215.0302

amy@awfs.org

 

Membership and Booth – Billing and Payment Questions

Visionary Award information

Industry 4.0 information

Angela Hernandez, Executive Assistant & Accounts Receivable

323.838-9440

angela@awfs.org

 

Booth Regulations or Requirements

Move in and move out questions

Operations Questions

Kim Roehricht, Assistant Executive Director & Operations Director

323.215.0315

kim@awfs.org

 

Marketing Manual Questions

AWFS Membership Questions

Jennifer Evans, Marketing Manager, AWFS®Fair & Member Services, AWFS®

323-215-0317

Jennifer@awfs.org

 

CWWK®, Education and Freshwood Questions

Adria Torrez, Assistant Education Director

323-215-0311

Adria@awfs.org

 

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admin <![CDATA[Six students recognized with Turning to the Future awards for exceptional woodturning]]> http://awfsfair.org/?p=5245 2016-07-26T13:03:05Z 2015-08-14T12:30:04Z (SAINT PAUL, Minn. – July 29) The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is pleased to announce the winners of the first Turning to the Future competition and juried exhibit, which promotes opportunities in woodturning and showcases student woodturning talent. Six students were recognized with awards for their remarkable woodturning work on at the AWFS®Fair, held […]

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(SAINT PAUL, Minn. – July 29) The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is pleased to announce the winners of the first Turning to the Future competition and juried exhibit, which promotes opportunities in woodturning and showcases student woodturning talent. Six students were recognized with awards for their remarkable woodturning work on at the AWFS®Fair, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, as follows:

High School Division Winners

  • First Place: Michael Andersen, Homeschool, Chama, New Mexico, “Twisting Wings”
  • Second Place: Kailee Bosch, Poudre High School, Fort Collins, Colorado, “Discovery”
  • Honorable Mention: Miguel Ingles, Cedar Ridge High School, Hillsborough, North Carolina, “Triple Helix”

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Collegiate Division Winners

  • First Place: Carrie Etherington, Brigham Young University, Lehi, Utah, “African Box”
  • Second Place: Taima Krayem, North Bennett Street School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, “Rings Bowl”
  • Honorable Mention: Danielle Heckman, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, “Candlestick”

 

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The winners and finalists were selected by jurors Christian Brisepierre, professional turner; Jimmy Clewes, professional turner and woodturning instructor; Linda Ferber, program director, American Association of Woodturners; Beth Ireland, professional woodturner, artist, and educator; and, Tib Shaw, curator, American Association of Woodturners. Download a brochure featuring work of the finalists.

 

The first place winner of each division received $500 and a RIKON 7-220VSR midilathe; second place received $100; and honorable mention received $50. Each winner will also receive a complimentary registration for AAW’s Annual International Symposium, as well as a subscription to the American Woodturner journal, the foremost publication on the art and craft of woodturning in the world. The lathes and cash prizes were generously donated by RIKON Power Tools.

 

The Turning to the Future competition was developed by the American Association of Woodturners (AAW), nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning worldwide, and AWFS®, the largest national trade association in the U.S. representing the interests of the broad array of companies that supply the home and commercial furnishings industry. North American high school and post-secondary students who attend accredited art, design, woodworking, and trade programs were eligible to compete in Turning to the Future, and a total of 43 entries from 29 students in 12 schools across the U.S. and Canada were received.

High resolution images are available upon request at kim@woodturner.org or 651-484-9094.

 

ABOUT THE AAW

The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning worldwide by offering opportunities for education, information, inspiration, and community to those interested in turning wood. Established in 1986, AAW currently has more than 15,000 members and a network of over 350 local chapters globally representing professionals, amateurs, artists, hobbyists, gallery owners, collectors, and others. The AAW possesses the single largest collection of woodturning information anywhere and its journal, American Woodturner, is the foremost publication on the art and craft of woodturning in the world. To learn more, visit woodturner.org.

ABOUT AWFS®

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS), founded in 1911, is a non-profit organization that wholly owns and produces the biennial AWFS®Fair. The largest trade association serving the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, AWFS has more than 300 members, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, software, tooling, lumber, components, wood products and supplies for the woodworking industry including cabinet, furniture, millwork and custom woodworking products. To learn more, visit http://www.awfs.org/

 

ABOUT WOODTURNING

Woodturning is a unique form of woodworking that dates back to ancient Egypt. Woodturning is done on a lathe, a machine that holds and spins wood securely while it is shaped with sharp carving tools. Historically, woodturning has been used to create functional objects like chair legs, candlesticks, and bowls. Today, latheturned work is also understood as an art form and vehicle for individual enrichment, creativity, and selfexpression. It can be found in galleries and museums around the world. Pieces may be functional, ornamental, or even sculptural. With a modest learning curve, woodturning engages people from age 8 to 108, and the skills acquired last a lifetime.

 

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CONTACT

Kim Rymer

Office 651-484-9094

kim@woodturner.org

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Nearly Thirty Students Received Awards for Design and Craftsmanship

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LAS VEGAS − (July 25, 2015) – Zachery Lush, a student at Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, Brampton, ON., won The Best of Show Award, in the 2015 AWFS® Fresh Wood Competition after judges reviewed the projects of 40 finalists from 21 different high schools and colleges in the U.S. and Canada at the AWFS®Fair in Las Vegas. Twenty-six students went home with monetary prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000.

140Lush was awarded a coveted, custom veneer-marquetry sculpture made by master craftsman Paul Schürch, for his shelf Gravity (pictured left).  This was the first year for the new trophy, which will feature a sculpture made by a different woodworking artist each year. He received $1,000 and a Rikon 14” Bandsaw.  He also received First Place in the High School Open category of the competition, which included another $1,000 prize and a Certificate of Merit. The Best of Show award is sponsored by Rikon Power Tools.

Fair attendees awarded the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Wagner Meters, and 233a $500 prize to Werner Pyka from Palomar College, for his Quint-Essential federal-style gaming table (pictured right), which also won First Place in the Post-Secondary tables category.

Two teachers had multiple student winners: David Welter, College of Redwoods; Peter Boeckh, Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School; Tim McNeill, Corner Canyon High School; Jack Stone, Palomar College; Keith Yow, Cedar Ridge High School.

The judging panel – consisting of Bob Barone, a luthier; Martin Goebel, owner of Goebel & Co Furniture; Daniel Hellman, co-owner of Hellman-Chang; Saul Martin, Architectural Woodworking Company; Richard A. Schroeder, Stanley Furniture and Davide Tonizzo, Design D – provided a variety of perspectives to the judging process.

First Place winners in each category and at each school level received a $1,000 prize, Second Place winners received $500 and Honorable Mention winners received $250. AWFS covers project shipping and the majority of travel and hotel costs to bring the students and their teachers to Las Vegas.

The biennial event, held as part of AWFS®Fair, attracted 169 entries from 44 different schools in the United States and Canada in 2015, which represents a 30% increase in entries from the previous competition in 2013.

High School Level First Place Winners

  • Case Goods: Isaac Lutz, Cedar Ridge High School, Hillsborough, NC, Secret Ingredient
  • Tables: Mae Garcia, Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, Brampton, ON, Burst
  • Seating: Brittney Hoffmeier, Mustang High School, Mustang, OK, Sam Maloof Rocking Chair Replica
  • Open: Zachery Lush, Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, Brampton, ON, Gravity
  • Design for Production: Elizabeth Mawalal, Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, Brampton, ON, Kage
  • Special Theme: Musical Instruments: Sadie Chidester, Corner Canyon High School, Draper, UT, Featherprint

Post-secondary Level First Place Winners

  • Case Goods: Matthew Spallinger, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH, Miniature Highboy
  • Tables: Werner Pyka, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA, Quint-Essential
  • Seating: Austin (Tian) Yang, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, Grace Chair
  • Open: Joshua Torbick, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, Standing Wedge
  • Design for Production: Jonathan Manoles, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Bent Lounge Chair
  • Special Theme: Musical Instruments: Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney, College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, CA, Cabinetmaker’s Zither

High School Level Second Place Winners

  • Case Goods: Erik Lutz, Cedar Ridge High School, Hillsborough, NC, Port Hole Desk
  • Tables: Daniela Karmalyuk, Dale Jackson Career Center, Lewisville, TX Nature’s Beauty Table
  • Seating: Onkar Nagra, Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, Brampton, ON, Eclipse
  • Open: Kayla Dean, Mustang High School, Mustang, OK, Mahogany Baby Cradle
  • Special Theme: Musical Instruments: Jake Rubisch, Corner Canyon High School, Draper, UT, Mahogany Gem

Post-secondary Level Second Place Winners

  • Tables: William Strenger, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA, Arch Bridge
  • Seating: Jessica Osserman, College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, CA, Variations on a theme
  • Case Goods: Matt Mecaro, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA, Krenov-Inspired Cabinet

High School Level Honorable Mention Winners

  • Case Goods: Zachary Studdard, Rolla Technical Institute, Rolla, MO, The Herring
  • Open: Alex Salzman, Lincoln East High School, Lincoln, NE, Bubinga Player
  • Special Theme: Musical Instruments: Porter Thorkelson, Corner Canyon High School, Draper, UT, Sun Burst

Post-secondary Level Honorable Mention Winners

  • Seating: Funi Ding, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, Merge
  • Design for Production: Benjamin Pedrick, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Sema Seat
  • Case Goods: Nick Weiers, Hennepin Technical College, Faribault, MN, Stereo Cabinet

Click here to see images of all 2015 Fresh Wood winners and finalists.

About AWFS®:

The full-scale international AWFS®Fair, held Wednesday – Saturday, July 22-25, 2015 in Las Vegas, has become a critical hub for international commerce in the woodworking industry. The AWFS®Fair brings together the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, plastics, lumber, construction materials and other suppliers to the furniture, cabinet manufacturers and custom woodworkers.

For more information on the AWFS®Fair, please visit: AWFSFair.org.

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admin <![CDATA[Student Competitions at AWFS Fair – Call for Entries Now Open]]> http://awfsfair.org/?p=5257 2016-07-26T13:13:08Z 2015-01-27T13:08:05Z The Fresh Wood student woodworking competition will once again be featured at the AWFS Fair, showcasing the top finalist projects. The competition is open to high school and post secondary students in North American woodworking and related programs. Entry categories include Seating, Tables, Case Goods, Open, Design for Production and Special Theme: Musical Instruments. New […]

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freshwood competition logo_live textThe Fresh Wood student woodworking competition will once again be featured at the AWFS Fair, showcasing the top finalist projects. The competition is open to high school and post secondary students in North American woodworking and related programs. Entry categories include Seating, Tables, Case Goods, Open, Design for Production and Special Theme: Musical Instruments.

AAW TTF logoNew in 2015, the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) will host Turning to the Future, a wood turning competition for high school and post secondary students. Projects must be smaller than 20” in diameter and at least partially turned on a lathe.

For both contests, the deadline for entry is May 1, 2015 and there is no fee for entry.

For information and entry forms, click here.

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