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Santa Gallery 2008

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Santa Carving sign by Tim Berry

The subscribers to the several woodcarving listserves were again invited to submit their favorite Santa carvings for the 2008 Santa Gallery. The Santa's are as varied as snowflakes, and like their carvers, no two are alike. Enjoy this little bit of the holiday season!

Thanks to all the carvers that have shared their wonderful work with the WOM readers.

Quilt Santa
Russ Scott

Basswood w/ acrylics, poly finish & wax
~12 x 4.5 x 3
Original design

Blue Ribbon winner at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair - Creative Arts


Marcia Berkall

Cottonwood bark
~12” long
Original design


Teri Embrey

Basswood with acrylic paints and stains
8.5" x 3.5 " x 3 "
Original design

Reflections of the Soul


Santa With Winter Scene
Michael Harwell

Basswood with acrylic Cherry stain and neutral shoe polish
12" x 4" X 4"
Original design with scene from Peter Brugel, 16th century



Thoughtful Santa
"Ol' Don" Burgdorf

Basswood with acrylic paints
~ 6.5 ” tall
Original design, available as a roughout

Art of Don



Santa With Staff
John Jussel

Basswood with acrylic wash, linseed oil & Watco oil, and satin spray
7" tall
From Tim Berry roughout; added staff with Santa head original design



Koko Takes A Bribe
Mike Bloomquist

Basswood and color stains
13” tall

Original design


Black & White Santa
Glenn Fout

Basswood and acrylic paints

From a Gerald Sears roughout, carved in a class at Doane

Moon Santa
Marcia Berkall

Basswood & acrylics
Original design

Whittlins 'n Wood



Christmas Memories
Teri Embry

Basswood with acrylic paints and stains
7.5” x 5.5 ” x 4 ”
Original design


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