Author Archive for Matt Kelley

September-October 2017 WOM

 

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

 
Ornament for CCA eBay Sale 2017

CCA Member Jim Hiser, Carlisle, PA

Hello, Friends in Carving

Welcome to July-August edition of Woodcarver Online Magazine.  This issue could be sub-titled the Caricature Carvers of America Issue, as there is lots of CCA news to share.

In this issue:

  • Call For Photos – Santa and Friends Gallery 2017
  • CCA eBay Ornament Sale 2017
  • Photo Gallery CCA 2017 Ornament Sale 
  • CCA Seminar 2018
  • W3E Secret Pal at CCA Seminar 2017
  • Pete LeClair: Cousin Alfie
  • Ol’ Don’s Drawing Table: Playful Pup
  • Update to Events, Happenings and Goings-On

As always, we welcome your feedback, ideas for articles, etc.  Please use the contact form on the About page in the menu bar above.  Please support our sponsors;  just click any of the links in the right menu bar.

Enjoy!

Matt-IWC14

Photo by Marc Featherly at IWC ’14

Matt Kelley

Editor/Owner

Call for Photos: Santa Gallery ’17

TBerrySantasign

Santa Carving sign by Tim Berry

The Annual Santa & Friends Gallery will once again grace the pages of November/December issue of WOM. You are invited to submit photos of favorite Santas, elves, or other seasonal item you’ve carved in the last 24 months.

Submissions should be sent to womeditorATcomcastDOTnet; alternately, you may send a link to a gallery such as Flickr that stores files at their original size.  Please submit large, high quality photos, preferably shot against a light or neutral background.  

Please include the following information with your high quality photos:

Title of Carving

Size (approx)

Material

Finish

About the design:

  • From your own design?
  • Carved in a class led by . . .
  • Inspired by a design by . . .
  • From a rough out by . . .
  • From a pattern by . . .
  • Etc . . .

 Submissions due no later than November 15

 

Questions, queries, posers? Send email to womeditorATcomcastDOTnet

CCA eBay Ornament Sale 2017

The Caricature Carvers of America will host an eBay auction of Christmas ornaments carved by CCA members.  Twenty-seven ornaments will be posted for sale in four groups, with new groups posted on Monday, October 2, 9, 16, and 23.   This is a opportunity to start or add to your collection of carvings by CCA members.  

A gallery containing much larger views of these carvings is included in this issue of WOM.  To visit the gallery click HERE, or visit the WOM Galleries Page for a link.

CCA Seminar 2018

CCA Seminar 2018

The annual Caricature Carvers of America (CCA) Seminar is held each year in conjunction with the judging of the Caricature Carving Competition, rounding out a busy week in Converse, IN. The instructors for the 2018 Seminar are Ron Dowdy, Jim Hiser, and Dennis Thornton.  Participants will carve one day with each of the instructors in rotation over the three day seminar.  The fee of $165 includes the three days of instruction and lunch;  blanks are an addition fee per instructor.  The 2018 seminar is scheduled for Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26.

As of this writing, the 2018 seminar is full or very close to it.  However, there is a waiting list, and every year there are several cancellations.  It is not unusual to work through a waiting list of 6 to 10 people. Please contact Bob Travis to be on the waiting list. or to cheek on current status. Bob’s email is rltravis AT ucdavis.edu

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W3E at CCA Seminar

By Matt Kelley, World Wide Woodcarver Exchanges Coordinator

As many of you know, the World Wide Woodcarver Exchanges (W3E) have been going on for many years, with the Secret Pal exchanges occurring quarterly for the last 19 and one-half years.  While preparing the shipping information for Secret Pal session #78, it occurred to me that a number of the participants in that exchange were going to be at the 2017 Caricature Carvers of America seminar in Converse, IN.  This presented a unique opportunity for some participants in the Secret Pal exchange to hand off their carvings in person, rather then via mail.  Accordingly, at lunch on the Saturday of the seminar, the six carvers in attendance gathered to hand off carvings and have a photo taken.  It took several shots to get the photo right, in part because of a timely photo bomb by one of the CCA member instructors!

The next Secret Pal session will start soon, with the 20 year anniversary Secret Pal exchange starting near the end of December.

Exchange #79 (Fall ’17)  Commitment Registration begins on the Autumnal Equinox, September 22 and ends October 22. Shipping information sent by November 10

Exchange #80, the 20th Anniversary session (Winter ’18) should be a special event – Commitment Registration for session #80 begins on the Winter Solstice, December 21 and ends Janjary 21. Shipping information sent by February 10

For more information about the W3E exchanges, click HERE.   Come join the fun in the longest running secret pal exchange on the ‘net!

From Left: Carol Leavy, Kevin Applegate, W3E Coordinator Matt Kelley, Steve Fowler, Gary Freeman, and Doug Evans

Steve Brown Photo Bomb!

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July-August 2017 WOM

 

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

 Field Mouse

Julio Martinez, Cedar Rapids, IA

First in Class Animals – Realistic, Full Figure, Painted; First in Group D – Animals; Maury Vander Walle Memorial Award (First Place in Group D)

 

Hello, Friends in Carving

Welcome to July-August edition of Woodcarver Online Magazine.  This issue includes a casual photo tour of the IWC ’17 Competition for those of you who could not make it to visit in person.

In this issue:

  • Photo Gallery IWC ’17 Competition Casual Tour 
  • Pete LeClair: Dylan
  • Ol’ Don’s Drawing Table: Miscreant Magna
  • Update to Events, Happenings and Goings-On

As always, we welcome your feedback, ideas for articles, etc.  Please use the contact form on the About page in the menu bar above.  Please support our sponsors;  just click any of the links in the right menu bar.

Enjoy!

Matt-IWC14

Photo by Marc Featherly at IWC ’14

Matt Kelley

Editor/Owner

IWC ’17 Competition Casual Tour

A portion of the Competition Exhibit at IWC ’17

For those of you not able to make the trip to Maquoketa, IA for the 2017 International Woodcarvers Congress, here’s your chance to get a feel for what the competition exhibit looks like, and to see many of the pieces entered in the competition this year.  These casual photos were taken by Matt Kelley over several days, and quality varies, depending in large part upon the lighting available.  

In the September-October issue of WOM, we will present a gallery of the excellent studio quality winner’s photos taken by Marc Featherly, the resident professional photographer for IWC.  Be sure to watch for that gallery next month.

To visit the Competition Tour, click HERE, or visit the WOM Gallery page HERE and then click on IWC ’17 Competition Casual Tour

May-June 2017 WOM

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

 Marv Kaisersatt – Faribault, MN

 

Hello, Friends in Carving

Welcome to May-June edition of Woodcarver Online Magazine.  This issue includes a photo gallery of the carving of Marv Kaisersatt that were exhibited at the Maquoketa Art Experience during Congress Week 2016.

In this issue:

  • Photo Gallery Marv Kaisersatt Caricatures 
  • Pete LeClair: Quigley
  • Ol’ Don’s Drawing Table: Golf Bawls
  • Update to Events, Happenings and Goings-On

As always, we welcome your feedback, ideas for articles, etc.  Please use the contact form on the About page in the menu bar above.  Please support our sponsors;  just click any of the links in the right menu bar.

Enjoy!

Matt-IWC14

Photo by Marc Featherly at IWC ’14

Matt Kelley

Editor/Owner

Marv Kaisersatt Gallery

During International Woodcarvers Congress Week 2016, the Maquoketa Art Experience featured an exhibit of the work of Marv Kaisersatt and Fred Cogelow. This issue features a photo gallery of the Kaisersatt pieces that were on display.    (We’ll feature the Cogelow pieces in a future edition).    

Marv Kaisersatt is a nationally renowned caricature carver and long-time member of Caricature Carvers of America.   His body of work includes detailed multi-figure carvings from a single piece of wood, with no add-ons.  He is a multi-year winner at the International Woodcarvers Congress, was the Woodcarving Illustrated Woodcarver of the Year in 2006, and is the author of Creating Caricature Heads in Wood and on Paper.

After you view the gallery below, tour Marv’s studio on the Caricature Carvers Of American web site – click HERE.

During Congress Week 2017, the Maquoketa Art Experience will feature the carvings of Adina Huckins and Janet Cordell, June 10-June 18.   

For more information about the International Woodcarvers Congress click HERE.

For more information about the Maquoketa Art Experience click HERE.  

March-April 2017 WOM

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

Fiddler 

Adina Huckins – West Fork, AR

AIW 2016 

Hello, Friends in Carving

Welcome to March-April edition of Woodcarver Online Magazine.  This issue contains the photo galleries from the Dayton Carvers Guild Artistry In Wood 2016.  There are some wonderful carvings in the galleries; be sure to take time to check them out.  Please remember that all the winners images are clickable to display a much larger version of the photos, so you can really look at the details.

In this issue:

  • Photo Gallery Artistry In Wood 2016 
  • Pete LeClair: Hargrove
  • Ol’ Don’s Drawing Table: Carve-A-Troll
  • Notes From The ‘Net: Photographing Carvings 
  • Update to Events, Happenings and Goings-On

As always, we welcome your feedback, ideas for articles, etc.  Please use the contact form on the About page in the menu bar above.  Please support our sponsors (including the CarversCompanion CafePress Shop, where you can find lots of gifts for the carver in your life); just click any of the links in the right menu bar.

Enjoy!

Matt-IWC14

Photo by Marc Featherly at IWC ’14

Matt Kelley

Editor/Owner