The next step is to decide who the American wood carver of the century is.
Some woodcarved American statues and other pieces have been featured in exhibitions, but they were not made by the native American artists who built them.
So, the American Woodcarver of Tomorrow (AWOT) project is a crowdsourcing effort to select and announce the most talented native American wood carving artists from across the United States.
The team will then create a list of 25 native American carving artists who will be chosen to join the AWOT team.
The team will use the votes to select the 25 artists.
The selection process will include public voting on the artists to be announced in 2019.
The AWOT’s first American woodcutting exhibition, “A Wood Carving Journey,” will be held in the spring of 2019.
The exhibition, curated by Scott Sturgess, will showcase the talents of local American woodcutters and their carving.
The exhibit is curated by David Boggs, who is the executive director of the National Museum of American Woodcraft.
The exhibit will include works by artists like David Karp, Chris Siegel, James River Woodcarvers and Wayne Brown Woodcarving.
It will also include works from native American craftspeople like Charles Fettig, John Babbitt, George Dutton and Michael Williams.
The exhibition will also feature an interactive woodcarvings lesson program.
There will be an interactive map where participants can navigate around their favorite American woodworking sites and learn how to carve.
The American Wood Carver of Today (AWOTS) project will launch in 2019 and the first exhibit will be revealed in 2020.
The project is supported by the National Geographic Society, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Woodcraft Museum and the Woodcutters Society.
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