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Exhibitions and Gallery Shows

2015

Not Just Round - Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody, BC.

Hot Tea! - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2014

Hot Tea! - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2013

Turned Wood - Small Treasures - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Craft Invested: 10,000 Hours - Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

Turned and Sculpted Wood 2013 - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Celebration of Color! - Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC.

Branching Out: Grovewood Turns to Wood Sculpture - Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC.

Turned Wood - Small Treasures - Spring 2013 - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Harmony, Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN.

Scratching the Surface - An Exploration of Texture and Form, Craft and Folk Art Museum Los Angeles, CA.

2012

Hot Tea! - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

What is Beautiful? - Collectors of Wood Art Exhibition at SOFA Chicago 2012, Chicago, IL.

Mad Hats and Teapots - Margit Nellemann Ceramic Studio and Gallery, North Cowichan, BC.

Beyond Containment - AAW Symposium, San Jose, CA, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN

Selected Works Exhibition, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011

Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Exposition - Chicago, IL.

Masters of Contemporary Woodturning, Vale Gallery, Chicago, IL.

New Perspectives in Wood - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Hot Tea 2 - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Roots: An Artist's Voice - AAW Symposium, St. Paul, MN, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN

The Fine Art of Wood: an international invitational exhibition of woodturning - North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC.

2010

Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Exposition - Chicago, IL.

Masters of Contemporary Woodturning - Vale Craft Gallery, Chicago, IL.

The Art of Wood - Outside the Box - Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT.

Hot Tea 2010 - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Teapots! Invitational - Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.

The Teapot - AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN, AAW Symposium, Hartford, CT.

Maple Medley - An Acer Showcase - AAW Symposium, Hartford, CT., AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN.

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

2009

Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Exposition - Chicago, IL.

The Art of Tea - Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts, Rockville, MD.

Spirit of the Southwest - Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN, Santa Fe Community College - The Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

Turned and Sculpted Wood - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Turned Wood - Small Treasures - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Hot Tea! - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

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

The Infinite Teapot - Ohio Craft Museum, Dayton, OH.

Turned For Use II - AAW Gallery, St. Paul, MN, Oklahoma Forest Heritage Center, Broken Bow, OK.

2008

Turned Wood Exhibition - Mary Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC.

Over the Edge, Woodturning Into Sculpture - Prichard Gallery, Moscow, ID.

Eighth Contemporary Wood Invitational, American Art Company, Tacoma, WA.

Hot Tea! - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Turned Wood - Small Treasures - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

The Sphere - AAW Gallery, St. Paul, MN.

2007

Annual Box and Container Show - Northwest Fine Woodworking Gallery, Seattle, WA.

Japanese Bowls - A Western Perspective - AAW Gallery, St. Paul, MN.

Hot Tea! - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Brew-haha: Fun and Fabulous Tea-sets - Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB.

Seventh Contemporary Wood Invitational - American Art Company, Tacoma, WA.

Permeable Borders - Cartographical Illusions - Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC.

Turned Wood - Small Treasures - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Northern Exposure - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2006

Step Up to the Plate - Louisville Slugger Museum, Louisville, KY; AAW Gallery, St. Paul, MN.

Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Exposition - Chicago, IL.

Turned Wood - Small Treasures - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

As The Wood Turns - Edward-Dean Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

2005

Sixth Contemporary Wood Invitational - American Art Company, Tacoma, WA.

reTURN to the Land of Oz - Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, KS; AAW Gallery, St. Paul, MN; Grove Arcade Arts & Heritage Gallery; Asheville, NC, World Forestry Center Museum, Portland, OR.

Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Exposition - New York, NY.

The Art of Craft in America - Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts - Chautauqua, NY.

Art Beneath the Bark - A Celebration of Woodturning - Lakewood Center for the Arts - Lake Oswego, OR.

Two Trees - Pendulum Gallery - Vancouver, BC, Cornerstone at UniverCity, Burnaby, BC.

2004

Vessel Invitational 2004 - Davidson Gallery, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY, and Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

Annual Box and Container Show - Northwest Fine Woodworking Gallery, Seattle, WA.

Fifth Contemporary Wood Invitational - American Art Company, Tacoma, WA.

From Sea to Odyssey - Caribe Royale, Orlando, FL and Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN.

Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Exposition - Chicago, IL.

Essential Expression - the Essentials of Life as Artistic Medium - Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

Wizardry in Wood - An Exhibition Revealing the Magic of the Woodturner's Craft - Pewterer's Hall, London, England

Beneath the Bark - Twenty-Five Years of Woodturning - Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT.

Turned Wood - Small Treasures - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2003

Put a Lid On It - Brand Library and Gallery, Glendale, CA.

Turned Wood - Small Treasures - del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Sixth Annual Invitational Wood Show -The Guild Shop, Toronto, ON.

Fun & Games - A Playful Look at Fine Craft - Artisans Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA.

Solo Show - Teck Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

2002

Annual Box and Container Show - Northwest Fine Woodworking Gallery, Seattle, WA.

Contemporary Woodturning - Wave Gallery, New Haven, CT.

2001

Annual Box and Container Show - Northwest Fine Woodworking Gallery, Seattle, WA.

 

Events

 

2013

Carlow Arts Festival √Čigse - Wood Art Collaboration, Carlow, Ireland.

 

2007

CollaboratioNZ, Whangerei, New Zealand.

 

Symposium Demonstrations

 

2015

35th Annual Utah Woodturning Symposium - Provo, UT.

2013

27th Annual American Association of Woodturners Symposium - Tampa, FL.

2012

26th Annual American Association of Woodturners Symposium - San Jose, CA.

2010

24th Annual American Association of Woodturners Symposium - Hartford, CT.

West Coast Round-up III - Richmond, BC.

2009

Turning Southern Style XV - Helen, GA.

2008

Southwest Association of Turners Symposium - Waco, TX.

From The Lathe 2008, Prince George, BC.

2007

21st Annual American Association of Woodturners Symposium - Portland, OR.

Desert Woodturning Roundup - Mesa, AZ.

2005

19th Annual American Association of Woodturners Symposium - Overland Park, KS.

2004

25th Annual Utah Woodturning Symposium - Provo, UT.

2003

17th Annual American Association of Woodturners Symposium - Pasadena, CA.

2002

Pacific Northwest Woodturning Symposium - Everett, WA.

 

Publications

Beyond Round: The Lost Wood Process, American Woodturner, August 2012.

Beyond Round: Therming, American Woodturner, April 2010.

Doughnut Chuck, Canadian Woodworking, December 2002.

Wood as a Craft Medium, Craft Contacts, November 2002.

Collars for Hollow Vessels, American Woodturner, Spring 2002.

Working With Jacques Vesery, Thanks to EOG, American Woodturner, Fall 2001.

A Beginner's Woodturning Class in Provo, More Woodturning, October, 1998.

 

Magazine Profiles

Wallace, Kevin, "Art Liestman: Compositions in Texture, Form and Colour", Craft Arts International, #80, 2010.

"Art Liestman - Ljufu", Woodturning Magazine, Issue 211, March, 2010.

Wallace, Kevin, "Outside Inspiration", Woodturning Magazine, Issue 178, September 2007.

 

Inclusion in Books

Jeffrey B. Snyder, Wood Art Today 2, Schiffer, 2010.

Richard Raffan, The Art of Turned Bowls, Taunton Press, 2008.

Ron Hampton, Small and Miniature Turning: A Complete Guide, Guild of Master Craftsmen Publications, 2006.

Katherine Duncan-Aimone, Ray Leier, and Jan Peters, 500 Wood Bowls: Bold and Original Designs Blending Tradition & Innovation, Lark Books, 2004.

Kip W. Christensen and Dale L. Nish, Beneath the Bark - Twenty-Five Years of Woodturning, 2004.

Dona Z. Meilach, Wood Art Today, Schiffer, 2004.

 

Classes

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, 2009, 2012.

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC, 2008.

 

Club Demonstrations and Classes

2015

South Puget Sound Woodturners (Fife WA),Olympic Penninsula Woodturners (Bremerton, WA), Wilmington Area Woodturners (Leland, NC), Woodturners Guild of North Carolina (Raleigh, NC).

2014

Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild (Cincinnati, OH),Northwest Washington Woodturners (Mount Vernon, WA), Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild (New Westminster, BC).

2013

Greater Vancouver Woodturners (New Westminster, BC), North Coast Woodturners (Brecksville OH), Turners Anonymous (Pittsburgh, PA), Southeast Ohio Woodturners (Athens, OH), Central Ohio Woodturners (Columbus, OH).

2012

North Carolina Woodturners (Hickory, NC), Carolina Mountain Woodturners (Asheville, NC).

2011

Northeast Wisconsin Woodturners (Neenah WI). Chicago Woodturners (Chicago, IL). Northwest Washington Woodturners (Mount Vernon, WA). Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild (New Westminster, BC).

2010

South Puget Sound Woodturners (Fife WA), Island Woodturners (Victoria, BC). Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild (New Westminster, BC), Seattle Chapter AAW (Seattle, WA).

2009

Olympic Peninusla Woodturners (Bremerton, WA), Kern Woodturners (Bakersfield, CA), Central Coast Woodturners (San Luis Obispo, CA), Sequoia Woodturners (Fresno, CA), Bay Area Woodturners (San Ramon, CA), West Bay Area Woodturners (San Mateo, CA), Northwest Washington Woodturners (Mount Vernon, WA), Carolina Mountain Woodturners (Asheville, NC).

2008

Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild, (New Westminster, BC), Northwest Washington Woodturners (Mount Vernon, WA).

2007

Fraser Valley Woodturners (Abbotsford, BC), Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild, (New Westminster, BC).

2006

Edmonton Woodturners (Edmonton, AB), Chinook Woodturning Guild (Lethbridge, AB), Calgary Woodturners (Calgary, AB), Inland North West Woodturners (Spokane, WA), El Camino Woodturners (Torrance, CA), Orange County Woodtuners (Tustin, CA), Glendale Woodturners (La Crescenta, CA), Cascade Woodturners (Portland, OR), Northwest Washington Woodturners (Mount Vernon, WA).

2005

Bucks Woodturners (Newtown, PA), Long Island Woodturners (Huntington, NY), Capital Area Woodturners (Alexandria, VA), Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild (New Westminster, BC).

2004

Pacific Woodworkers Guild (Steveston, BC), Chemainus Woodturners (Chemainus, BC).

2003

South Puget Sound Chapter AAW (Tacoma, WA), Bay Area Woodturners Association (San Ramon, CA), Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild, (New Westminster, BC), Golden Horseshoe Woodturners Guild (Burlington, ON), Woodturners Guild of Ontario (Toronto, ON), Kawartha Woodturners Guild (Peterborough, ON), Valley Woodturners (Ottawa, ON).

2002

Olympic Peninsula Chapter AAW (Bremerton, WA), Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild (New Westminster, BC), Seattle Chapter AAW (Seattle, WA).

2001

Northwest Washington Woodturners (Mount Vernon, WA), Fraser Valley Woodturners (Abbotsford, BC).

2000

Pacific Woodworkers Guild (Steveston, BC).

 

Other

Assistant to Christian Burchard - Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, 2004.