Fine Wood Turner

Support Activities

  • Described the turning process applied in creating the vessel on display in the Luce Foundation Center for American Art, case # 54b, SAAM, for the Art + Coffee event on October 17, 2010.  http://americanart.si.edu/luce/lightbox.cfm?section=Craft&search=Phil+Brown&display=20&sortby=Artist+Name 
  •  Helped plan and recruited volunteers from MCW, CAW and CW for 26 wood-turning demonstrations at the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery from September 20, 2010 to January 25, 2011 in support of the exhibition:   A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection  Demonstrated turning twice.
  • Organized exhibit of juried members work from Montgomery County Woodturners and Chesapeake Woodturners at the Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD, September 12 – October 11, 2009.
  • In conjunction with Jane and Arthur Mason, secured participation of other turners for display of 20 pieces in wall cases at the Bethesda Public Library, May 1 to June 3, 2007.
  • Leader in organizing Montgomery County Woodturners, Rockville, MD, January 2007, and president for three years, 2007-2009.  http://montgomerycountywoodturners.org/default.aspx.  Chaired exhibit committee installations at Davis Public Library, January 2008 and June 2010; Potomac Public Library, July 2008, May 2009, and April 2010; and Bethesda Public Library December 2008- January 2009, Quince Orchard Public Library, March 2009 and September 2010.
  • Compiles and writes About Our Members for monthly Capital Area Woodturners Newsletter, 1999 to date.
  • Prepared maps on chapter locations and membership count by state, for AAW Resource Directory, 1992-2009.
  • Organized wood turning demonstration during the Smithsonian Craft Show at the National Building Museum, April 14 – 17, 2005, at the invitation of Jane and Arthur Mason and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.
  • Assisted with DC area recruitment of wood-working demonstrators during furniture exhibition at Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, in 2004.
  • Proposed and helped organize and facilitate ABranching Out: Contemporary Wood Turning in 2002, at the Ellipse Arts Center, March 16 – May 4, 2002.  Trudy Van Dyke, Director and Curator, Michael Monroe, Advisor, and David Ellsworth, juror.
  • Arranged for equipment and obtained commitments from members of Capital Area Woodturners and Chesapeake Woodturners for 30 demonstrations at the Renwick Gallery, SAAM, March – July 2002, in conjunction with the exhibit AWood Turning in North America since 1930, and demonstrated twice.
  • Board Member, James Renwick Alliance, 1994-2000, Treasurer, 1997-2000.  Finance Committee, Acquisition Committee in selected years.
  • Jointly with David Fry, proposed equipping wood shop for wood turning classes at the  Chevy Chase Community Center, August 2000.
  • Prepared proposal with financial projection for operation of wood turning educational programs and independent turning at the Millennium Art Center, Washington DC, September – October 2000.
  • Founding member and first Program Director for Capital Area Woodturners, 1991-1998 (7 years).   www.capwoodturners.org