Feb 20th – 21st, 2016
Feb 19th is for carver registration. Please get our brochure below for more information
The Largest Woodcarvings Show in the Southeast
Show Theme: Fairy Tales
Welcome to The Charlotte Woodcarvers Showcase of Woodcarvings 2016 – the largest Woodcarving Show/Competition in the Southeast. Our event is a competition of over 800 carvings entered by over 120 carvers from 15 states.COMPETITION. There are 3 levels of competition: Novice (green tablecloths), Intermediate (blue tablecloths), and Open (burgundy tablecloths). Within each level, there are over 30 categories, such as Ducks, Human Figures, etc – and then within each category there is “natural” and “painted” subcategories – totaling over 180 subcategories to be judged.
CARVINGS and CARVING SUPPLIES FOR SALE. There will be hundreds of Carvings for sale by Exhibitors – all carved by the Carver. Some carvings – usually identified by the carvers’ business card – will be for sale as well. Check with a Charlotte Woodcarver if you have questions on this. Vendors will have tools and supplies for sale.
FREE LESSONS FOR NEW CARVERS. Charlotte Woodcarvers will have a table for new carvers – join the Club and get 8 WEEKS of free lessons. We can teach you to carve. We will assist you in purchasing supplies from Vendors at the Show
Come to View
Sat, 20th 12:00 – 4 p.m. **
Sun, 21st 10:00 – 4 p.m.
(**Judging is from 8:30 – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Exhibit is closed for viewing during those times)
Come to Buy
Vendors are open:
Sat, 20th 8:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Sun, 21st 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.
****** There will be carvings for sale ********
Location is: Marion Diehl Rec Center or 2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC
INFORMATION COMING SOON
Saturday, February 21
10am – Tom Gow – Bark Carving
11am – N/A yet
2pm – N/A yet
10am – Bob Stadtlander – Relief Carving
11am – Mac Proffitt – Knife/Gouge Sharpening for Carvers
2pm – N/A yet
Robert began showing his work in 1992. Robert has numerous awards, exhibits widely in the northeast and midwest and has taught workshops since 1994. Robert has won best of show at the Georgia National Fair, Sunrise Side Woodcarving Show (Oscoda, MI), Wonders in Wood (Dover, Ohio), Art in Wood (Cleveland, Ohio), Mohawk Valley Art and Woodcarving Show (Albany, NY), and the Catatonk Valley Woodcarving Show (Candor, NY.) Robert has taken on a variety of commission work, but also does much freelance work. Many of his carvings are contained in private collections.
I have been carving since 1991 when I entered my first piece in a wood carving show and won a blue ribbon in the novice division. I carved my first piece in cottonwood bark five years ago and have been “hooked” on bark carving ever since. The feature of carving in cottonwood bark I like the most is that every piece of bark has a different shape. I wait for the dominant ridges and features to speak to me to figure out what is hiding in the bark, waiting to be released. Each completed piece is an original, having personalitiy of it’s own.
I have taken classes from many of the national traveling instructors, and have attended The International Woodcarvers Congress in Maquoketa, Iowa. In addition to winning many blue ribbons, I have won Best of Open Division, Carver’s Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Best of Group Awards, Judge’s Merit Award, Creativity Award, Second Best of Show, and Best of Show. I have been teaching bark carving classes for nine years and teach annually at The International Wood Carver’s Congress and the The John C. Campbell Folk School.
Raffle Ticket Prices:
$1.00 for 1 Ticket
$5.00 for 7 Tickets
$10.00 for 15 Tickets
Best Deal Going: $20.00 for 40 Tickets
Show Postcard/Show Poster
10415 Centrum Parkway
Pineville, NC 28134 (704) 540-0069
Discount rate of $79/night for the ShowCase guests
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