A lot of galleries that use to show and sell woodturnings have fallen on hard times due to the economy.
The “Collectors of Wood Art” is a club of people interested in collecting (purchasing) high end wooden art (woodturings, etc). Over the last few years they have been attending AAW International Symposium.
They have a good web site where artists show there work. Many of the big time artists have some great eye candy out there. See http://collectorsofwoodart.org/artist
Check out the work of
J Paul Fennell
Michael Mode – I love the castle like pieces he has been making.
And many more.