Desiree Hajny of Blue Hill, NE, was the featured artist at Carv-Fest ’13. She is a well know artist, teacher and author, and has been creating wood sculptures of mammals since 1985. Her work has garnered twenty-four best-of-show honors, over one hundred fifty first place awards, and eighteen people’s choice awards.
Desiree was a founding member of the Caricature Carvers of America and the first female. In April of 2003 Desiree was the third recipient of the Wood Carving Illustrated Woodcarver of the Year award, which is presented annually to national and international carvers.
To view more of the carvings she had on exhibit at Carv-Fest ’13, click HERE, or in the menu bar at the top of the page, click on WOM then select Galleries from the pull-down menu.
Photos provided by “Ol’ Don” and Sandie Burgdorf.