Marilyn Campbell

Woodturning

About

I began turning in 1980 when my husband and I had finished building a 36’ sailboat. This venture had introduced me to wood and I was hooked, in spite of the fact that I had virtually no woodshop experience. Turning was the answer - an array of creative possibilities but all within the safe confines of one machine with certain limits. Boatbuilding also introduced another medium – epoxy resin, which I use extensively as both a decorative and a structural element.

In the past decade, my work has evolved through several stages, from platters to sculptural forms to vessel forms, and now wall pieces - all using, to some degree, my technique of cutting and reassembly. Inspiration comes from a combination of the materials I am playing with and my responses to the world around me.

Selected Collections

Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

American Association of Woodturners Permanent Collection

St. George Museum of Art, St George, Utah

Woodturning Center, Philadelphia, PA

Yamanaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Osaka Japan

Jane and Arthur Mason

R. Bohlen Collection

Stephen C. Keeble and Karen Depew

Kamm Teapot Collection

The Daniel Collection

Workshops and Symposia

2015

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN, instructor

2014

Mark Adams School of Woodworking, Indianapolis, IN, instructor

2013

Presenter – AAW Annual Symposium, Tampa FL

2013

Presenter - SWAT Texas Symposium, Waco TX

2012

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN, instructor

2011

North Carolina Woodturning Symposium, Greensboro NC

2011

Association of Woodturners of Great Britain, Loughborough, England

2010

French Association for Artistic Woodturning - AFTAB, Villeneuve, France

2010

West Coast Roundup, Vancouver, BC

2010

Totally Turning, Saratoga Springs, NY

2009

Presenter - AAW Annual Symposium, Albuquerque, NM

2008

Instructor, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2008

Turnfest, Brisbane, Australia

2006

Echo Lake invitational participant

2006

Emma Lake invitational participant

2004

Invitational presenter at AAW Annual Symposium, Orlando, FL

2004

Emma Lake invitational participant

2004

Invitational presenter at 6th Annual Rocky Mountain Woodturners Symposium, Denver, CO

2002

Emma Lake invitational participant

Invitational and Gallery Exhibitions, Shows

2016

Masters of Wood Turned Sculpture, the Mary Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

2016

Patterns, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN; AAW International Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia

2015

Merging, AAW Invitational Exhibit, Pittsburgh, PA

2015

Creativity in Construction: A Collaboration of Materials, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN; AAW International Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA

2014

Ceremony, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul MN, AAW International Symposium Phoenix, Arizona

2013

Currents, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul MN; AAW International Symposium Tampa, FL

2013

Harmony, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul MN; AAW International Symposium Tampa, FL

2011

AAW International Invitational Exhibition of Turned and Sculptured Wood, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville NC.

2011

Roots – An Artist’s Voice, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN

2010

Be Our Guest Progressive Invitational, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH; AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul MN.

2010

SOFA Chicago, Tom Riley Galleries

2010

Beneath the Bark, Southampton ON, Stephen Hogbin, curator.

2009

Women in Wood, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN; Grovewood Gallery, Asheville NC.

2009

SOFA Chicago, Del Mano Gallery

2009

Selected Works, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles

2009

SOFA New York, Del Mano Gallery

2008

Wood Takes Root, St George Museum of Art, Utah, Kevin Wallace curator.

2008

SOFA Chicago, del Mano Gallery

2008

SOFA New York, del Mano Gallery

2008

New Masters of Woodturning, Nina Bliese Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2007

SOFA Chicago

2007

Northern Exposure, Works in Wood by Canadian Artists, del Mano Gallery, LA

2007

SOFA New York

2007

Return to the Land of Oz Exhibition, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR

2007

Japanese Bowls: A Western Perspective, Portland, OR

2006

Woodturned Sculptures Too, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Chicago

2006

Exhibition of Award Winners, OCC, Toronto, Ont.

2006

Alturnatives; Form and Spirit, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

2006

SOFA New York

2006

Turned Objects 2006, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005

14th Annual Fine Woodworking Show featuring Women in Woodworking, Saratoga Springs, NY.

2005

ReTurn to the Land of Oz, AAW National Symposium Exhibit, Overland Park, Kansas.

2003

SOFA Chicago, del Mano Gallery

2003

Collectors of Wood Art Forum, Sante Fe, NM

2002

SOFA Chicago

2001

Turned Wood 2001, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001

8th Biennial Works in Wood, An International Exhibit, Chesterton Art Gallery, Chesterton, Indiana

1997

Annual Invitational Wood Show, O.C.C. Toronto, Ont.

Juried Exhibitions

2005

A Nation of Enchanted Form: Woodturning Artists Across North America, St. Paul, MN; Rockport, Maine

2004

From Sea to Odyssey, AAW National Symposium Exhibit, Orlando, FL

2002

Branching Out: Contemporary Woodturning in 2002, Arlington, Virginia

2001

Nature Takes a Turn, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, Minnesota

2000

Turning on Furnishings 2000, Toronto, Ont., Kingston, Ont.

1998

Pathways ’98, International Works in Wood, Cleveland, OH

1998

Wood, an Aesthetic and Social Ecology, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON, curated by Stephen Hogbin

Awards, Scholarships and Residencies

2011

Excellence Award, AAW 25th Anniversary Symposium, St. Paul MN

2006

International Turning Exchange, Residency Program, University of the Arts/ Woodturning Center, Philadelphia

2004

Ontario Crafts Council Scholarship

2004

James H. MacPherson Scholarship in Wood

2003

1st Prize, Durham Wood Show, Durham, Ont.

2001

1st Prize, Durham Wood Show, Durham, Ont.

2000

1st Prize, Master Class, Ontario Open Woodturning Competition

1999

1st Prize, Specialty Class, Ontario Open Woodturning Competition, Toronto, Ont.

1999

2nd Prize, Master Class, Award for Excellence in Originality, Canadian Woodturning Competition, Vancouver, BC.

1999

1st Prize, Durham Wood Show, Durham, Ont.

1998

1st Prize, Best of Show, Canadian Woodturning Championships, Vancouver, BC.

1998

1st Prize, Best of Show, Ottawa Wood Show, Ottawa, Ont.

1998

2nd Prize, Woodstock Wood Show, Woodstock, Ont.

1998

2nd Prize, Durham Wood Show, Durham, Ont.

1997

2nd Prize, Award for Excellence in Originality, Canadian Woodturning Championships Vancouver, BC.

1997

1st Prize, Durham Wood Show, Durham, Ont.

1996

2nd Prize, Durham Wood Show, Durham, Ont.

1996

2nd Prize, Master Class, Ottawa Wood Show, Ottawa, Ont.

Selected Publications

Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection, Dean Lahikainen, published by Peabody Essex Museum

“Feminine Silhouette”, Dreschler Magazine, August 2012, profile by Holger Graf

Wood Art Today 2, Jeffery B. Snyder, Editor, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

Masters: Woodturning, Jim Christiansen, Curator, Lark Books

New Masters of Woodturning, Kevin Wallace and Terry Martin, Editors, Fox Chapel Publishing

“Smooth Sailing”, Woodturning, Dec. 2007, no. 181, profile by Kevin Wallace

“A Design of the Times”, Woodturning, July 2006, no. 164, article by Marilyn Campbell

500 Wood Bowls, Lark Press

Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection, Sean M. Ulmer, Editor, University of Michigan Museum of Art

“Epoxy Complementing Wood”, American Woodturner, Winter 2004, vol. 19, No 4, article by Marilyn Campbell

Scratching the Surface, Michael Hosaluk, Guild Publishing

Appearance and Reality, Stephen Hogbin, Cambium Press