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DEWEY GARRETT

b. 1947, Kansas City, Missouri

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

American Association of Woodturners, St. Paul, MN

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Ray County Museum, Richmond, MO

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

The White House Collection of American Crafts, Washington, DC

Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2012 Turned Wood – Small Treasures, del Mano - A Gallery of Fine Contemporary Craft, LLC,

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Man-Made Vessels by California Artists, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

Beyond Containment, American Association of Woodturners, AAW Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Turning to Art in Wood: A Creative Journey, The Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, PA

2011 32 Annual Box and Container Show, Northwest Finewoodworking, Seattle, WA

Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL

Inside & Outside The Box, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Roots – an Artist's Voice, American Association of Woodturners, AAW Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Hand Made: Contemporary Craft in Ceramic, Glass & Wood, Carnegie Museum of Art

Pittsburgh, PA

2010 31st Annual Box and Container Show, Northwest Fine Woodworking Gallery

Seattle, WA

A Gathering of Spoons, Woodturning Center, Philadelphia, PA

The Teapot, Organized by the American Association of Woodturners , Hartford, CT

Through the Woods, Around the Block, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

2009 30th Annual Box and Container Show, Northwest Fine Woodworking, Seattle, WA

Contemporary Wood Art : Collectors Selections, Woodturning Center, Philadelphia, PA

The Art of Opening: Corkscrews and Bottlestoppers, Woodturning Center, Philadelphia, PA

Turning to the Future: A Fresh Look at Wood Art, Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC

Selections from the Collection, Woodturning Center, Philadelphia, PA

30th Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

2008-09 Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Turned For Use II, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN

Rose Engines and Kings: Contemporary Ornamental Turning 2008, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

Collectors of Wood Art Forum, Scottsdale, AZ

Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL

2007 7th Contemporary Wood Invitational, American Art Company, Tacoma, WA

Design In Wood, San Diego County Fair, San Diego, CA

One Work, One World, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, CA

Turning Green, Touring

Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland OR

AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN

Not the Same Old Grind, Wharton Esherick Museum, Paoli, PA

28th Annual Box & Container Show, Northwest Fine Woodworking, Seattle, WA

2006 Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

New Work, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, CA

California Contours, San Luis Obispo Art Center, CA

La Petite, XIII, Alder Gallery, Coburg, OR

Craft Forms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

27th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

2004-06 Art in Embassies Programme- U.S department of State, American Embassy, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

2005 Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL

Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, New York, NY

Collectors of Wood Art Forum, Philadelphia, PA

Innovative Perspectives in Woodturning,

Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, MA

Selected Works, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Art Beneath the Bark-A Celebration of Woodturning, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR

Scratching the Surface, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Materials Hard and Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX

Artist Reflections: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

2004 Nature Transformed, Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL

Vessels, Davidson Art Gallery, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

Biola University Art Gallery, La Mirada, CA

From Sea to Odyssey, AAW Symposium, Orlando, FL

2003-04 25th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

2003 Put A Lid On It: Containing Human Experience, AAW Symposium, Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA

Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, New York, NY

Around the Looking Glass, Wharton Esherick Museum, Paoli, PA

2001-03 Challenge VI-Roots: Insights & Inspirations in Contemporary Turned Objects, Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, touring

Celebrating Boxes, Tullie House Museum, Carlise, England; University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, touring

2002 Branching Out: Contemporary Wood Turning in 2002, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA

ReTurnings, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

2001-02 Crafts National, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

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

2001 23rd Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

2000-01 The Fine Art of Wood: The Bohlen Collection, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

From the Forest Floor to the Living Room Floor, Organized by the Certified

Forest Products Council and the National Resources Defense Council,

San Francisco International Airport Museum, San Francisco, CA

2000 Horizons 2000, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT

Defining Vessels, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA

Sculpture and Fine Crafts, St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, MO

Materials: Hard and Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX

22nd Annual Vahki Exhibition, Galleria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2010 Wood Art Today 2. Snyder, Jeffrey. Schiffer Publications, Westchester, PA.

2008 New Masters of Woodturning: Expanding the Boundaries of Wood Art. Martin, Terry & Wallace, Kevin. Fox Chapel Publishing, East Petersburg, PA.

2004 Nature Transformed: Wood Art from The Bohlen Collection. Ulmer, Sean. Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, VT.

500 Wood Bowls: Bold & Original Designs Blending Tradition & Innovation. Leier, Ray; Peters, Jan & Wallace, Kevin. Lark Books, Sterling Publications, New York, NY.

400 Wood Boxes: The Fine Art of Containment & Concealment. Gunter, Veronika. Lark Books, Sterling Publications, New York, NY.

2003 Wood Art Today: Furniture, Vessels, Sculpture. Meilach, Dona. Schiffer Publications, Westchester, PA.

Woodturning Design. Darlow, Mike. Fox Chapel Publishing, East Petersburg, PA.

2002 Scratching The Surface. Hosaluk, Michael. North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH.

2001 Challenge VI- Roots: Insights & Inspirations In Contemporary Turned Objects. Holzapfel, Michelle; Rice, Robin & Tyler, Christopher. Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA.

2000 The Fine Art of Wood: The Bohlen Collection. Fike, Bonita. Abbeville Press, New York, NY.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Educated in engineering, Dewey Garrett took up the wood lathe in order to develop general woodworking

skills for cabinetry and furniture. He found the process so stimulating and challenging that woodturning

has become a dedicated creative pursuit. He is a self-taught turner and makes and modifies his tools to

create unique turnings. His work is an ongoing exploration of the structure of forms constrained by the

symmetry and simplicity of a lathe.

His work is regularly exhibited in National and International juried competitions for both woodturning

and three-dimensional art.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I am interested in the transformation and contrasts discovered through woodturning. The process of

converting a featureless block of wood into a graceful, symmetrical form is always fascinating and full of

surprises. While working at the lathe, all the details and color of the object are integrated into a spinning

blur that reveals only its outline. At rest, the same object can disclose complex details and dramatic

coloring while possessing an entirely different sense of motion.

I am currently working on designs and methods that expose and combine turned shapes into new and

unexpected compositions.

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