Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale
Open to the Public and All Carvers
A Judged Wood Sculpture Competition
Mesa Centennial Hall
201 N. Center St. Mesa AZ (SE Corner University Dr & Center St.)

15th February 2014 - 9 am to 5 pm           16th February 2014 - 10 am to 4 pm
The Desert Woodcarving Show and Sale is a judged wood carving and wood sculpture competition. It is open to all participants and to the general public. The 2014 Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale is the 25th Anniversary and will be held on February 15 and 16, 2014. The Desert Woodcarving Show and Sale is a judged wood carving and wood sculpture competition. It is open to all levels of participation from beginners to professionals, as well as open to the general public. Many participants have their work for sale and we have a number of Vendors selling tools and carving supplies.

The 2013 Desert Woodcarving Show was one of the best shows ever. We had a record number of Display, Exhibitor, and Vendor tables sold and a paid public attendance of over 2,000 people. The competition tables displayed over 350 individual entries for judging and public viewing. For more on the winners and photos of some of the entries please see the winners section of this web site. Plan on attending the next Desert Woodcarving Show February 15-16, 2014. We will have more exciting activities and demonstrations. Remember that entries are due on Friday, February 14, 2014. Please come between 11 am and 3 pm. Judging begins after 3 pm Friday. 

The youth soap carving was once again a great success and we had more participants in the whittling contest on both Saturday and Sunday. Many participants and the general public really enjoyed the live birds brought by Liberty Wildlife.
The featured artists were Michele Stetson and Dick and Nancy Moore who had excellent displays of their nationally-known Santa carvings. The featured artist for the 2014 show will be selected soon.

The Best of Open was awarded to Dave Stetson for his Indian Carving and the People’s Choice was awarded to Rudy Erdmann for his Turtles.
The next Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale will be held on February 15 and 16, 2014. The 2014 show is the 25th year anniversary. There will be door prizes given away at the show on both days. 

John Engler, Frank McMahon, and Loyd Meng have agreed to judge the 2014 show. John and Lloyd will be offering seminars. See the judges and seminars page for details of the seminars and more background information on the judges. The judges for the Novice and Youth levels are Mary Langlois, Mary Ann Johnson, and Janet Bolyard.  

The featured artist for the 2014 show will be selected in the near future.

​The Demonstration Schedule and information on other activities at the show will be posted in the near future. 

Admission: $5 donation. Young adults under 14 are free.

Location: Mesa Centennial Hall is located at 201 N. Center St., Mesa (SE corner of University Dr and Center St)

The Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale is held in conjunction with the Excellence in Woodworking show produced by the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers. One donation allows you to see TWO great shows.

​If you want to pre-order wood from Heincke Wood or Mountain Woodcarvers, you can do so and they will bring it to the show. Please place your order with them by Feb. 1st.
People’s Choice
By
Rudy Erdman
Best of Open
By
Dave Stetson


Show Committee:  

  Chairman:
   Bobby Gray
   (480) 323-8981

  Co-Chairman:
   Nick Day
   (480) 726-9434

  Treasurer:
   Herb Miller

  Web Site:
   Walt Blackmore

 Committee Members:
   Lenny Sedlock
   Vern Baldus