Events & Gatherings

Northeast

New Jersey

Art Show and Sale

TWO RIVERS EXHIBITION OF SPORTING COLLECTIBLE ART

TWO RIVERS EXHIBITION OF SPORTING COLLECTIBLE ART--2016: March 12—Rumson—Forrestdale School, 60 Forrest Ave. Hours: Registration & set-up (Exhibitors) Fri, March 11, 5–7, Sat 7:30–9:45 a.m. (Competitors) Sat 8–10:30 a.m. Open to the public Sat 10-4. Admission $5, children under 12 free w/adult. Vendor table $65. Monmouth County Ducks Unlimited event in cooperation with NJ Wildfowl Carvers Association. Wildlife & maritime art, photography, carving competitions, demonstrations, children’s activities, appraisals and more! Featured Artist: David Rhodes. Contact: Nancee Jo Luciani (732-349-8046) Njluciani@comcast.net or Kathy Marchut (973-927-4842) tworiversexhibition@gmail.com. Visit and ‘like’ our Facebook page, http://facebook.com/TwoRiversExhibition.

Southeast

Virginia

Art Show and Sale

37TH ANNUAL RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER WATERFOWL SHOW

37TH ANNUAL RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER WATERFOWL SHOW—2016: Mar 19–20—White Stone. Hours: Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4.  Fee: $8, good for both days. Show features wildfowl art in its many forms: working/gunning decoys, decorative carvings, folk art carvings, original paintings, prints, photography, and carving supplies. 2016 Artist of the Year is W. Robert Tolley, of Cambridge, MD. Prints of his new painting of a Great Blue heron with Canada geese will be given away to show visitors both days. Contact: (804) 435-6355, info@rrws.org; rrws.org. The Rappahannock Decoy Carvers Guild will also host its decoy contest on Saturday, March 19. Contact: rappahannockdecoycarversguild.com.

Florida

Show and Sale

35TH CALUSA WOOD CARVERS ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE

Feb 27-28, 2016—Hudson—Veterans Memorial Park, 14330 Hicks Rd. Sat 10 -4, Sun 10-3. Vendors, free demonstrations; refreshments available. Admission: $3 donation gives you a great day with carvers and the right to vote for your favorite carvings in the People's Choice division. Contact: David Gourlem  (727) 376-2180, Dave43@tampabay.rr.com.

Show

WOOD CARVING SHOW

WOOD CARVING SHOW—2016: March 6—Punta Gorda—Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St. Sponsored by the Charlotte County Woodcarvers Club and the Myakka River Woodcarvers Club. Hours: 9–4. Free admission; free parking. Silent auction, used tool sale, carving and burning demonstrations, vendors with carving supplies. Contact: Chuck Steele (941) 875-9244; Gary Johnston (716) 628-7042.

Midwest

Wisconsin

Show and Sale

11th Annual Show and Sale: Rock River Valley Carvers

ROCK RIVER VALLEY CARVERS OF WISCONSIN, INC., 11TH ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE—2016: Sept 10—Janesville—Rock County Fairgrounds Craig Center—1301 Craig Ave. Hours: 10–4. Free admission (donations accepted).Contact: Tom or Rosemary Kautz, rosietom@centurytel.net, (608) 868-4522; www.rockrivervalleycarvers.com.

LAKE COUNTRY CARVERS WOOD CARVING SHOW AND SALE

 

LAKE COUNTRY CARVERS WOOD CARVING SHOW AND SALE—2016: August 6OconomowocLife Enrichment Center, 1306 West Wisconsin Ave. Hours: 10–4. Free admission. Contact: Ray Burow, (920) 474-4075, rburow1@wi.rr.com.

Indiana

Show

40th ANNUAL DUNELAND WOODCARVERS SHOW

40th ANNUAL DUNELAND WOODCARVERS SHOW—2016: April 2–3—Portage—Oakwood Grand Hall, 2100 Willowcreek Rd. Hours: Sat 10–5, Sun 10–4. Admission $4; children under 17 free when accompanied by adult. Produced in cooperation with Portage Parks. Contact:  Bruce Johnston, (219) 662-0044, b.johnston1776@sbcglobal.net.

Michigan

Show

"ARTISTIC CREATIONS IN WOOD" METRO CARVERS OF MICHIGAN’S 36TH ANNUAL WOOD CARVING SHOW

"ARTISTIC CREATIONS IN WOOD" METRO CARVERS OF MICHIGAN’S 36TH ANNUAL WOOD CARVING SHOW—2016: March 19–20Madison Heights876 Horace Brown Dr. ( South of 13 mile, between I-75 & John R Road ) Hours: Sat 10–5, Sun 10:30–4. “Lean on Me “ recipients free w/cane. Admission: $ 4, children 12 & under free. Raffle, door prizes, vendor tables with carving supplies. Woodworking demonstrations and live music. Contact: Mike Murdock ( 248)689-5468, mikea23@outlook.com.

Iowa

Show

CEDAR VALLEY WOODCARVERS 25TH ANNUAL ART OF WOODCARVING SHOW

CEDAR VALLEY WOODCARVERS 25TH ANNUAL ART OF WOODCARVING SHOW—2016:  March 5–6—Marion—Kirkwood Training and Outreach Services, 3375 Armar Dr. Hours: Sat 9–5, Sun 10–4. Free admission. Contact: John Nieland, johnnieland@gmail.com.

West

California

Festival

46TH ANNUAL PACIFIC FLYWAY DECOY ASSOCIATION WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL

46TH ANNUAL PACIFIC FLYWAY DECOY ASSOCIATION WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL—2016: July 9–10—Sacramento—Double Tree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way. Open, Intermediate, and Novice levels. MAIL-INS WELCOMED. Carving Categories: decorative floating, CWA Decoy of the Year, PFDA traditional hunting decoys (floating pairs), Contemporary style decoy, gunning shorebirds, Junior Carver event, International Waterfowl, Wall-hangers, and a new challenge; CWA 3 Bird Rig!!!  Live painting contest, Friday night reception, Saturday night banquet and auction. Decoy collectors, appraisals, sales, and trades. Contact: Fritz Zanker, (530) 894-5951; Bob Solari, (925) 687-2013; Maurie Hicks, (541) 899-8239; www.pacificflyway.org.

Show and Competition

CENTRAL COAST WOODCARVERS 39TH ANNUAL SHOW

CENTRAL COAST WOODCARVERS 39TH ANNUAL SHOW—2016: Sept 17–18—Cayucos—Cayucos Vet’s Hall, 10 Cayucos Dr., foot of the pier. Hours: Sat 10–5, Sun 10–4. Some 28 local and statewide carvers will display and sell their art. Competition at 1 p.m. both days, raffle for individual carvings plus silent auction for a featured carving; tools and supplies available for purchase. Donation: $2 aduts, under 12 free. Contact: George Newell, (805) 550-4389, gnewellpoly@hotmail.com; Scott Lang, (805) 482-1951, ltocs@aol.com.

Colorado

Show and Competition

PIKES PEAK WHITTLERS' 33RD ANNUAL WOODCARVING AND WOODWORKING SHOW AND COMPETITION

PIKES PEAK WHITTLERS' 33RD ANNUAL WOODCARVING AND WOODWORKING SHOW AND COMPETITION—2016: May 21-22—Colorado SpringsColorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 South 33rd St.Hours: Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. Admission: $3 adult, $2 military and children, children under 12 free with paid adult admission. Contact: John Armstrong (719) 590-8694, armsfam@aol.com.

Washington

Show and Sale

30TH ANNUAL JURIED KITSAP COUNTY WOODCARVERS SHOW AND SALE

30TH ANNUAL JURIED KITSAP COUNTY WOODCARVERS SHOW AND SALE—2016: Mar 12–13—Bremerton—West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E St. Hours: Sat 11–5, Sun 10–4. Free admission. Contact: Mark Campbell, (360) 536-6155, kitsapcarvers1a@gmail.com; sites.google.com/site/kitsapcarvers/.

Oregon

Show and Competition

ALBERTA WILDLIFE CARVING ASSOCIATION “IMAGES OF NATURE” SPRING CARVING SHOW AND COMPETITION

ALBERTA WILDLIFE CARVING ASSOCIATION “IMAGES OF NATURE” SPRING CARVING SHOW AND COMPETITION—2016: April 29–May 1—Sherwood Park— Sherwood Park Community League “Log Cabin,” 50 Spruce Ave. Registration Fri 4–7; late and out-of-town registration Sat 8–9:30 a.m. Fees: $8 per entry. Open, intermediate, and novice carving competitions: decorative life-size non floating, decorative and super slicks-floating, hunting decoys service class, super slicks-non floating, decorative miniatures, full-size songbirds, birds of prey, etc., wildfowl and wildlife; sculptures, fish and mediums other than wood; i.e., stone, bronze, antler. Prizes: Trophies, medallions, cash, and purchase awards in addition to the previous categories. Information and entry forms at www.albertawildlifecarving.squarespace.com. Contact: Glenn Maber, (780) 417-1462, gmaber@yahoo.com; Brenda Mitchell, (780) 910-2615.