Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale
Open to the Public and All Carvers, Fine Woodworkers and Wood Turners
A Judged Wood Sculpture Competition
Mesa Centennial Hall
201 N. Center St. Mesa AZ (SE Corner University Dr & Center St.)
About The Desert Woodcarving Show
We, as a group of artists, woodcarvers, and woodworkers have organized the Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale for the purpose of education, promotion, recognition and acceptance of woodcarving, wood sculpture, and woodworking as an art form. We strive to advance individual talents and knowledge of woodcarving as a hobby and as an art form by promoting public displays and competition of woodcarvings, wood sculptures, and/or other wood art. We sponsor the Desert Woodcarving Show, along with the associated seminars and classes, to educate the public, to help people get started into the art, and to provide an opportunity to exchange ideas to advance the carvers' talents. We particularly try to encourage youth and novice carvers in their efforts. We hope that our promotion of close camaraderie along with the exchange of ideas and techniques will benefit the carving community and the community as a whole. Above all we strive to provide a fun social learning environment
The Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale was originally located in Phoenix. In 2003 the show moved to the great Mesa location: Mesa Centennial Hall at 201 North Center Street. This location is handicap-accessible and has street-level entry for vendors.
The Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale is jointly produced by the Grand Canyon State Woodcarvers, Inc. (a 501(c)3 a non-profit organization) and the Arizona Woodcarvers Association (a 501 (c)7 non-profit social organization). Anyone with an interest, or possible interest, in woodcarving is welcome at any and all club meetings.
The Grand Canyon State Woodcarvers Inc.:
The Grand Canyon State Woodcarvers, Inc. meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Granite Reef Senior Center located just north of McDowell Road on Granite Reef in Scottsdale. Meetings start at 9 a.m. and end with the last one out the door, usually about 2 or 3 p.m., turns out the lights. The Grand Canyon State Woodcarvers, Inc. meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Granite Reef Senior Center located just north of McDowell Road on Granite Reef in Scottsdale.
For more information contact:
Chairman: Jim Bussey (602) 494-8383
Co-Chairman: John Miklos (602) 840-9186
Arizona Woodcarvers Association:
The Arizona Woodcarvers Association meets the 1st Tuesday evening 6 - 8:30 p.m and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month at 9 a.m - 3 p.m.. The Pyle Center located just west of Rural Road on Southern Avenue in Tempe.
For more information contact:
Chairman: Larry Bachmann (480) 357-7331
Co-Chairman: Ted Zaggrzebsti (480) 907-4103
Brian and Nick day enjoying a father son day at the Desert Woodcarving Show.
Visiting Instructor Pete LeClair working with a member to improve his techniques