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Nature Transformed: Wood Art From The Bohlen Collection

June 12 through October 3, 2004

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

A collection of some 82 superb pieces of contemporary art, carved and/or turned in wood, by 71 American, European and Australian artists. This collection will also appear at the Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama and the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

More info HERE

Editors Note: This is an excellent collection of contemporary wood art, both turned and carved, and is well worth even a long drive to Ann Arbor. Check the UMMA web site for days and times.

Also watch for a review of the exhibition and companion book in the Sept/Oct issue of WOM

Southeastern Woodcarving School

July 16 - 18, 2004

Hooper Academy, Hope Hull, AL

The Southeastern Woodcarving School has been sponsored by P. M.Chippers Woodcarving Club each July since 1986. More information HERE

2nd Annual Northeast Woodcarver's Roundup

July 25-29, at Cherry Ridge Campgrounds, Honesdale, Pa.

More info HERE

Whillock Woodcarving Festival

Friday and Saturday, August 21 & 22, 2004

Faribault Ice Arena, Faribault, MN

The Festival will celebrate carving with displays, demonstrations, mini-classes and lots of camaraderie!  It also celebrates the 30th year that Ivan Whillock Studio has been in existence!   Admission will be free; lots of free parking.

The instructors for the mini-seminars include: Marv Kaisersatt, Joe Dillett, Ev Ellenwood, Fred & Elaine
Stenman, Sally & David Nye, Bob Mau, Gen Jansen, Sandie Roosa, Ol' Don Burgdorf, Walt Grittner, Chris Howard and Chris Whillock. All of these instructors will be also be offering free demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Vendors include Stubai Direct, Marnie Whillock Associates, Carving Magazine, Larry and Carol from The Woodcraft Shop and John Krantz wood sales.

The festival will also included a benefit auction for the Marnie Whillick medical expense fund. Donated carvings will be sold during a silent auction. Some of those carvings will also be posted on eBay two weeks before the event so everyone has a chance to bid on them. There will be a computer set up at the festival for those of who want to bid on those items. Both the eBay auction and the silent auction will end at the same time - Sunday at 4:00 pm.

Donations of carvings may be sent to Joe Dillett at The Carving Shop in Somonauk, IL Joe and WOM Editor Matt Kelley have also been receiving Friendship cane segments that will be assembled into finished canes and included in the auction. For more information or to donate a carving or cane segment contact Matt Kelley at editorATcarverscompanionDOTcom

Gathering Of Woodcarvers IV - (GOW IV)

(Formerly the Great Pig Out - GPO)

September 21 - 25, 2004

The Carving Shop, 645 E. LaSalle St.

Somonauk IL. 60552 (815) 498-9290

Seminars and woodcarving activities

Free Camping available

See article in this issue for more information

4th "Spit and Whittle"

Social Carving Weekend

Fri-Sun Sept 10-12, 2004

No admission charge

Camping available $10 per night
Osceola Fairgrounds
Evart, Mi

More info HERE

International Carver's Conference 2004

Sept 10-12

Kitchener, Ontario Holiday Inn and the Chipping Away Resource Centre.

The Conference will feature a Carving Competition with over $4,500 in prizes and awards and centered this year on Beginners, Novice, Intermediate and Youth carvers.

The 3-Day Conference also features 68 One-Hour Seminars by 16 of the North America's top carving personalities. People like: Neil Cox, Roger Schroeder, Marv Kaisersatt, Glenn McMurdo, Ivan Whillock, Eldon Humphreys, David Bennett, Pete LeClair, Marnie Whillock and more

Additional Demonstrations and Exhibits will feature manufacturer representatives, 11 Carving Instructors, 3 Chainsaw Carvers, a Totem Pole Carver and more. People like: Peter Ortel, George Wickham, The Wood Carving Illustrated Road Show, National Woodcarving School

Included in the conference activities will be an a silent auction to benefit the Marnie Whillock medical expense fund. Carvers have been sending many wonderful carving to Dennis More for the auction; to view photos of the carvings and more information on the auction click the linke below.

More information HERE

CCA Seminars

In conjunction with the 2004 CCA Caricature Carving Competition and Exhibition

Dollywood, Piegon Forge, TN

One day mini-seminars September 26

Three day seminar September 27-29

The one day session will feature mini workshops taught by 10-12 CCA instructors. The 2004 instructors for the three-day seminar will be Marv Kaisersatt, Gary Batte, and Pete LeClair.

The one-day mini workshop session will be priced at $75. The three-day session is $135. The mini session will be held on Sunday, September 26, and will be followed by the three-day session on Monday through Wednesday, September 27-29. Students enrolling in both sessions (one-day mini workshops and three-day regular seminar) will receive a $30 discount

More seminar information may be found HERE

Carving Wildlife In West Yellowstone, MT

August 10 thru August 14
  Instructors : Bob Berry, Debbe Edwards and Don Van Horn.
  Actvities: Carving, wildlife viewing, world class fishing, non-carver activites, Yellowstone National Park, cook out.
  For information and brochure contact Royann Baum by phone 801-373-5729 or e-mail at rbaum1650@aol.com.

New England Woodcarvers Retreat

October 8-11, 2004

Alton B. Jones Annex of the University of Rhode Island

More info HERE


2004 Extreme Caricature Carving Contest


10th Annual Anniversary Show on October 9th and 10th 2004

Why Extreme Caricature carving? Because the carving must depict one of the following Extreme Sports;

Caricature Carvers of America members Marv Kaisersatt and Bob Travis will serve as judges, conduct demonstrations and have carvings on display.

For more information and complete rules visit the WoodBee Carvers website by clicking HERE


12th Annual Conewago Carvers' Wood Carving and Wildlife Art Show

East Berlin, PA

October 30 and 31, 2004

12th Annual Conewago Carvers' Wood Carving and Wildlife Art Show at the East Berlin Area Community Center, Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Donation $3.00; children 12 and under free.  Includes silent auction and door prizes.  Guest artist - Jack Kochan.  Contact John Lovett, e-mail john37maria@wmconnect.com or Ed Bolt, 717-352-3006, e-mail lebolt514@earthlink.net 


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