J o h n B e a v e r
Galleries and Shows

GALLERIES & SHOWS

    Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA

    Glenn Green Galleries, Santa Fe, NM, Scottsdale, AZ  (Phoenician Resort)

    Guilded Pear Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS AND GALLERIES

    "Craft Forms 2017"  Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA

    "Why Wood? Contemporary Practice in a Timeless Material,"  Collectors of Wood Art Exhibition

    "Beyond Boundaries:  Wood Art for the 21st Century," Collectors of Wood Art Exhibition

    American Association of Woodturners, Gallery of Wood Art

        "Currents," "Rising,"  "Harmony,"  "Merging" Exhibitions

    The Wharton Esherick Museum, PA

        Wood Jewelry, Vases Exhibitions

    Del Mano Gallery

        "Small Treasures," "Turned and Carved Wood," "Hot Tea"

    Messler Gallery,  Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, ME

        "Turning 20,"  "Student Work,"  "New Work by Faculty"

    Mary Martin Gallery, Charleston NC, “Masters of Turned Wood Sculpture”

    Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, Seattle WA,  “Box Show”

    Peters Valley Craft Center, “Considering the Kylix”

    Dunn Gallery, Oakland, CA

    Thomas R. Riley Gallery,  Cleveland, OH

    The Folk Tree Gallery, Pasadena, CA

    Infusion, Vail, CO

    Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

    Glass Menagerie, Corning, NY

    Los Angeles Arboretum,  Forces of Nature

 

    SOFA Chicago

    Art Palm Beach

    American Craft Exposition,  Evanston, IL

    Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

    American Craft Council, Baltimore & San Francisco

    Contemporary Crafts Market, Santa Monica CA & Pasadena CA

    Beverly Hills Art Show (Affair in the Gardens)

    La Jolla Art and Wine Festival

    Design in Wood at the San Diego Fair

    Orange County Woodworking Exhibition at the Orange County Fair

Publications

    Ameircan Woodturner: Cover Photo:  February 2017

    Creative Wood, New Zealand, March 2016

    American Art Collector:  Sculpture Feature,  July 2016

    Woodworker West:  Merging Exhibition,  Nov/Dec 2015

    Woodworker West:  Niche Awards,  May/June 2015

    More Woodturning Magazine:  Artist Profile,  September 2015

    American Art Collector:  Rising Exhibition,  November 2014

    Woodturning Magazine:  Cover Photo,  August 2014

    Woodworker West:  AAW Rising, July/Aug 2014

    Woodturning Magazine:  Cover Photo,  August 2013

    Woodworker West:  Turning Topics,  Nov/Dec 2013

    Woodturning Design Magazine:  “Dots Bangle”  July 2013

    Woodturning Magazine:  Artist Profile & Interview, February 2013

    Woodworker West:  Niche Awards Review, May/June 2012

    The Crafts Report:  Strength in Numbers,  June 2012

    Niche Magazine: Niche Awards Review, Winter 2012

    Woodturning Magazine:  Featured Artist,  January 2012

    American Woodturner:  Ornaments, December 2011

    American Woodturner:  Featured Artist:  June 2011

    The Highland Woodturner: (Internet)  Featured Artist, November 2011

    Tropical Exotic Hardwoods: (Internet) Featured Artist, July 2011

    Woodworker West:  AAW Symposium Review, May/June 2011

    Palisades Post:  Front Page Lifestyles Section. Full Page Article, 10/28/2010

    American Association of Woodturners:  Turning of the Week (Multiple Times)

    Segmented Woodturners Association (internet): Turning of the Week (Multiple Times)

    Woodturners Unlimited (internet)  Turning of the Week (Multiple Times)

    World of Woodturners (Internet):  Multiple Cover Shots

 

Awards

 

 

    2016

    Niche Awards Finalist, Wood Decor

    Niche Awards Finalist, Glass Sculptural - With a painted wood piece?

 

    2015

    Niche Awards: 1st Place, Painted or Colored Wood

    American Art Awards:  1st Place and 2nd Place, Sculpture Non-Representational

 

    2014

    Niche Awards: Finalist, Turned Wood

    Niche Awards: Finalist, Painted or Colored Wood

 

    2013

    American Association of Woodturners:  Symposium Instant Gallery Award

    La Jolla Art and Wine Festival:  1st Place, Wood

    Beverly HIlls Art Show:  2nd Place, Mixed Media

    American Art Awards:  2nd Place, Sculpture Non-Representational

 

    2012

    Niche Awards:  1st Place, Turned Wood

    American Art Awards:  1st Place and 2nd Place, Sculpture Non-Representational

    Wharton Esherick Museum:  3rd Place, Sticks and Stones Jewelry Competition

    Beverly Hills Art Show:  2nd Place, Mixed Media

    Contemporary Crafts Market, Santa Monica:  Show Publicity Photo

    Segmented Woodturners Symposium:  Symposium Instant Gallery Award

 

    2011

    Segmented Woodturners Association:  1st Place “One Species” Contest

    Woodturners America, Beauty and The Beast Contest:  Finalist

    Orange County Woodworking Exhibition at the Orange County Fair:  2nd Place Open Form Turning

    Orange County Woodworking Exhibition at the Orange County Fair:  Honorable Mention Segmented Turning

    Glendale Woodturners Guild:  1st Place “Wood Jewelry” Contest

    American Association of Woodturners:  Symposium Instant Gallery Award

    Design in Wood, San Diego: Honorable Mention: Embellished Wood Turning

    American Association of Woodturners:  2nd Place “Bleached Wood” Contest

    Glendale Woodturners Guild:  1st Place “Open Space” Contest

 

    2010

    Orange County Fair Woodworking Exhibition:  1st Place Open Form Turning

    Orange County Fair Woodworking Exhibition:  2nd Place Closed Form Turning

    Orange County Fair Woodworking Exhibition:  Industry Award presented by Deft Finishes

    Orange County Fair Woodworking Exhibition:  Honorable Mention Segmented Turning

    Santa Monica Contemporary Crafts Market:  Show Publicity Photo

    Sawmill Creek Fall Turning Challenge:  2nd Place Bowl Category

 

    2009

    American Association of Woodturners:  2nd Place “Turned Wood Egg” Contest

 

Artist Statement

After spending over 25 years in Hollywood, filming television commercials, I began experimenting with a lathe I had inherited.  Before I even mastered the technique, I could see that I wanted to find a way to give the pieces a little more life.  A bowl, or a vase, or a sculpture sits on a shelf and has a form, and there’s a certain beauty in that, but I wanted to add movement and energy to that form.

 

I have always lived near the ocean, and was inspired to bring the motion and rhythm of the waves to a round object.  The exploration of that concept led to the “wavy” design which is still the core element of my work today.

I started by placing the design on bowls, because that’s kind of the obvious thing to make on a lathe, but as I developed new techniques I found that I could remove the restriction of the vessel and let the design stand alone as a sculptural form.

 

By working with round forms I found this opportunity to create designs that have no beginning or end.  Even as they sit still, you can imagine the design wrapping around the piece and coming back into view, giving rhythm to the design.   By moving the shapes around on the piece I found the energy that hopefully gives a feeling of movement to an otherwise static form.

 

I live in Pacific Palisades, CA  with my wife Candy, and two wonderful daughters, Lauren and Rachel.  When I’m not in the studio, I enjoy Golf, Paddle Tennis, Skiing, Cycling, Kayaking, Hiking and Bocce.

 

Demonstration and Workshop Schedule

DEMONSTRATION & WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

    June 23-25, 2017,  AAW Symposium, Kansas City, MO (Panel Discussions)

    October 2-6, 2017,  Marc Adams Craft School, Indianapolis IN  -  Week Long Class

    October 16-20, 2017 Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, Maine - Week Long Class

 

PAST DEMONSTRATIONS & WORKSHOPS

    Center for Furniture Crafstmanship

    American Association of Woodturners Annual Symposium

    New Zealand Woodturning Symposium

    South West Association of Turners, SWAT Symposium

    Totally Turning, North East Woodworkers Association

    Segmented Woodturners Symposium

    Florida Woodturning Symposium

    Desert Woodturning Roundup

    Club Demonstrations:  Washington, Oregon, California, Ohio, New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,

             North Dakota

Organizations

Collectors of Wood Art:  President

American Association of Woodturners:  POP Committee Member

Segmented Woodturners

International Sculpture Center

J O H N  B E A V E R

www.johnbeaver.net

johnbeaver@verizon.net