Antigua - Going on tour

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Project by trifern posted 05-04-2009 02:30 PM 1605 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am pleased to announce “Antigua” was selected by the jury to be included in the American Association of Woodturners – Spirit of the Southwest exhibition. The show will premiere in Albuquerque during the annual AAW symposium and then travel to various galleries across the US and end up at the AAW gallery in St. Paul, MN. “Antigua” was one of thirty pieces selected.

”The works selected exemplify sound technical skills and reflect the aesthetic capabilities of the artists whose creations will make this a memorable and outstanding exhibition. We are pleased by the diversity of styles, materials and techniques this exhibit will showcase, and how the work reflects the scope of contemporary woodturning.” -AAW

I am truly honored and humbled to be included in such an elite exhibition.

Joe Landon


-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 05-04-2009 02:43 PM

congratulations Joe…. It is an awesome piece. With only your pieces, you could probably create your own show/gallery.

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 05-04-2009 03:05 PM

Congrats Joe – You’ve earned it with your great looking pieces.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 05-04-2009 03:06 PM

Joe, this is a wonderful experience for you and we wish you well on the tour. To be selected for a tour like this by a juried group speaks volumes about your talent and craftsmanship.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 05-04-2009 03:33 PM

Amazing as usual!


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 05-04-2009 03:49 PM

You the man, Joe!!



-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 05-04-2009 04:20 PM

CONGRATULATIONS! Your talent will be enjoyed by many (and in person)! I know you will do well in your art. You have many great opportunities in front of you. Enjoy the journey.

I’d love to know where the tour is scheduled, as just maybe I’ll get to attend a showing.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 05-04-2009 04:22 PM

Wow Joe, I told you you would make the big time, I told you buddy. You just had those skills. Congrats. Hope you catch the judges eyes.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 05-04-2009 04:26 PM

After reviewing your Gallery, I am curious as to how you managed to select this particular turning. Your works have evolved greatly since your introduction to turning and every piece shows that you are pushing yourself to create new ideas and emotions in your work.

So, I’m asking: “How did you decide to enter this piece, selected among all of your wonderful works?”

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 05-04-2009 04:42 PM

As usual a real eye popper. congrats

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 05-04-2009 05:23 PM

Congrats, Joe! I’ll certainly look for it at the show!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#11 posted 05-04-2009 06:59 PM

So cool to see your work appreciated. We all love it, now more will see your talent. Congratulations!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#12 posted 05-05-2009 12:04 AM

WONDERFUL !!! Congratulations , Joe ! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 05-05-2009 12:48 AM

Joe, that is great. You certainly worked for the honor.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#14 posted 05-05-2009 12:49 AM

Joe, I can’t think of anyone who has developed so quickly in a specific area of woodworking as you have with your turnings. This is recognition that is more than very well deserved.


I think it would be pretty cool if you could post on LJ the dates and cities it will be displayed in…That way any LJ’s in the area who have the desire could see it first hand.

Thanks for letting us know.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#15 posted 05-05-2009 01:40 AM

Congratulations Joe. You deserved this honor. You have posted some really great turnings.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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