Lone Star Woodturners Association

LSWA's August 2011 Events

Welcome to all of our new club members and guests! We will not be having a regular club meeting this month to allow our members to attend the upcoming “Turn Tomball” Art Show in Tomball, Texas (the LSWA is helping to sponsor this event), or the Southwest Association of Turners (SWAT) woodturning symposium in Waco, Texas. Our regular monthly meetings will resume in September.

No Regular Meeting This Month

Turn Tomball Art Show – August 13th, 2011

Da Vinci Art Gallery
315 W. Main Street
Tomball, Texas 77375

Brian Greb is our club liaison for the upcoming Turn Tomball Art Show at the Da Vinci Art Gallery in Tomball Texas. The LSWA is co-sponsoring this woodturning art show and I encourage you to attend and view the turned artwork on display and watch Brian’s live woodturning demonstrations all day long on the brand new NOVA DVR XP lathe. This is Nova’s latest lathe in the DVR line and this demo will be one of the first showings in the U.S. of this hot new lathe.

Note: Brian is also still accepting entries for the judged artworks… Any entries must be in by 9:00 a.m. this Saturday and the cost is $25.00. The gallery is also having a sidewalk sale of other art items, so there will be plenty of artwork to see at the showing. Events will be occurring all day long at the gallery… Here is a brief schedule of events:

9:00 a.m.Gallery Opens, Instant Gallery Opens
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.Artwork to be Setup for Judging
NoonJudging of Entries Begins
6:00 p.m.Awards Ceremony (Winners Announced)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.Artists Reception (Meet and Greet the Artists)

If you need additional information, contact Brian Greb at: brian_greb@yahoo.com or at (832) 444-0234


SWAT Woodturning Symposium
August 26th – 28th
Waco Convention Center, Waco, Texas

Pete Allen, our Vice President will be driving to the SWAT symposium in Waco, Texas this year and last I heard, he said he still has room for one or two club members in his SUV. Dennis Tholen and Brian Greb will also be attending this year. If you are going to attend SWAT and would like a ride, call Pete Allen ASAP at: 281-364-9765.

Additional information on the SWAT symposium can be found here.

Invite your woodturning friends to a club meeting: Please invite any of your woodturning friends who you think may be interested in joining our club. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (Steve) at 713-826-0046 Cell. Take care and best wishes to you and yours!

Steve Russell
LSWA President