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    Birdseye on Pedestal, Please Comment

    During the month of June there will be a Juried Art Exhibition at the Northern Michigan University DeVos Art Museum. The contest is open to all artists in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota that live North of the 45th Parallel. You are allowed to enter up to 6 pieces and the deadline for entries is March 1st. I thought I would enter this along with a few hollow forms and bowls.

    Wanted to get this out in front of everyone first and get their opinions. I know there are a number of folks on this site that enter juried shows and I'm hoping to pick up some pointers. Also, with a typical art piece you get to name it I am open to suggestions.

    The hollow form is curly birdseye maple (endgrain) and is 5 diameter x 2 high. The pedestal and finial are out of cherry and have been stained with Watco light walnut to enhance the grain. Everything has been sanded to 400 grit and has multiple coats of wipe on/wipe off gloss poly. The height with finial in place is close to 12 .

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    I appreciate your input!

    Thanks for looking!
    Steve

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    Steve, that is awesome! Well Done. I like the light walnut stain on the cherry. The birds eye really pops too. Can't help with the juried show input, but I know I will ask you for pointers in the future since this will for sure get into the show.
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    Steve, that is truly loverly (sic)!

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    Wowsers, Steve. I have nothing to offer in the way of suggestions. That's a simply gorgeous piece, Steve. Everything looks absolutely right to me.
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    Very exquisite!

    I would turn that in in a second!
    Last edited by Pete Jordan; 02-20-2008 at 10:50 PM.

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    That's a cracking piece, Steve. Well done!

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    Hmmm like putting an elephant on a 2x2.

    Seriously Steve it is a beautiful work and I am sure that there is nothing that anyone can say against it. I am in awe of your talent I hope that you don't mind me asking you for pointers in the future.
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    Beautiful, Steve.
    You should be very proud of that one. It is exquisite!

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    Steve, stunning piece of work. Don't have experience with exhibitions, I'm just a turner for my own fun, and my family.

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    Wow Steve. It is beautiful.
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