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Call for Photos: Santa Gallery ’17

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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

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

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.  

2015 Artistry In Wood Photo Galleries

Artistry In Wood 2016 Photo Galleries

Photography by Marc Featherly

To visit the Gallery pages, click the links below, or the Galleries link in the menu bar to the left.

Artistry in Wood 2016 Carving Winners – click HERE

Artistry in Wood 2016 Woodworking Winners – click HERE

 


 

International Woodcarvers Congress 2016 Winner Galleries

Josh Guge’s 2016 International Woodcarvers Congress Best of Show Winner

As always, assembling the photo gallery for the International Woodcarver Congress Winners is the greatest amount of work of any single article in WOM.  The 2016 IWC Gallery was no exception, starting with Josh Guge’s wonderful Best of Show winner.   This edition has some 287 photos (twice that number if you count the thumbnails) including some of the best carvings you will see anywhere.  In the winner galleries you’ll find 164 of photographer Marc Featherly‘s excellent studio photos of the winners at IWC 2016, including more photos of the Best of Show winner.

In addition to the gallery of the prize-winning carvings, you’ll also find Marc’s candid photos from the Classes, Award Banquet, the Judges, the Show floor, and other photos around and about during Congress.

As always, the photos in the winner’s gallery are clickable, and will take you to much larger versions of these great carvings.  (Much larger then you’ll see in any paper publication.)  The large photos will afford you the opportunity to really look at the winners in detail.

To visit the galleries, in the menu bar above click on WOM, then on The Galleries menu item, or click HERE.   Enjoy!

2016 Santa And Friends Gallery


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Welcome to the 2016 Santa (And Friends) Photo Gallery.   

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Bob Hershey’s Cottonwood Bark Old World Santa

This is the fifthteenth annual Santa Gallery, and as alway,  I am pleased by the variety and quality of the carvings included.  Tip ‘o the hat to all those who submitted carvings, and a reminder for everyone else to plan on participating in the gallery in 2017.  To visit the 2016 Gallery click HERE, or click on WOM in the menu above, then click on WOM Galleries.

Thanks to Tim Berry for use of his Santa Carvings sign.

 

Carvings From Down Under – John Carriere’s Cobra

John Carriere wanted to carve a snake; a BIG snake.  In this instance, a 32 inch high replica of a cobra.  The job took the resident of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia some 650 hours; the project was carved in Tasmanian Oak.  That’s a lot of work for a reptile, but as you can see, the result was worth the labor.  John was kind enough to share these step-by-step images of the carving process.

When viewing the gallery, use the << and >> to move forward and back; click on an image to close it.

CCA 2016 National Caricature Carving Competition

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1st Place, Group Human  2016 CCA Caricature Carving Competition

Each year in August the Caricature Carvers of America sponsor the National Caricature Carving Competition,  Judging takes place at the home of the Eastern Woodland Carvers Club in Converse IN. We are pleased to once again present a photo gallery of the Competition winners.  As always, photo galleries in WOM include large scale photos of the winners so that you can get a close-up view of the work.

To view the 2016 winners click HERE or click the WOM menu item to go the the Galleries page.

The 2017 National Competition will occur in Converse in late August, 2017.  Cash prizes are given to the three Best of Show winners, as well as first and second place in each group.   For more information, visit the CCA home page HERE.

Call for Photos: Santa Gallery ’16

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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 12 to 18 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 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 30

 

Questions, queries, posers? Send email to womeditorATcomcastDOTnet

2015 Artistry In Wood Photo Galleries

Artistry In Wood 2015 Photo Galleries

Photography by Marc Featherly

To visit the Gallery pages, click the links below, or the Galleries link in the menu bar to the left.

Artistry in Wood 2015 Carving Winners – click HERE

Artistry in Wood 2015 Woodworking Winners – click HERE