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.)


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Group - A Bark Carving & Found Wood
  • A501 - Bark Carving & Found Wood, two dimensional or tree dimensional presentation
Group - B Relief
  • B505 - Relief, any subject, any finish
Group - C Abstract and Ornamental
  • C510 - Abstract, (,no readily identifiable object), Ornamental Carving, Frames, Gunstocks, Furnature, Musical Insruments, Bowls, Plaques, Jewelry, Canes, Walking Sticks, Floral-In-The-Round, Chip Carving, Miniatures (Fits in a 4" cube including the base), Masks; any finish
Group - D Animals
  • D520 - Full Figure, Non-Full Figure, Carousel Animals/Menagerie, Interpretive or Stylized, all form, all finishes
Group - E Caricatures
  • E530 - Human, Animal, Birds, Fish or Aquatic Creatures, Other Whimsical entries; Full Figure, Busts, or Non- Full Figure​; all finishes
Group - F Birds
  • F540 - Waterfowl, sea birds, shorebirds, marsh birds, Working Decoy (minimal texturing), Game Birds, Songbirds, Miniature Birds (8" body rule), Interpretive or Stylized; all finishes
Group - G Fish, Aquatic Animals, Amphibians
  • G550 - Fish, Other Aquatic Creatures, Amphibians, Reptiles, Dinosaurs, Combining two or more Group G Creatures in a Scene; Interpretive or Stylized; all finishes all finishes
Group - H Humans
  • H560 - Full Figure, Non-Full Figure; Combination of two or more Group D animals in a Scene; Interpretive or Stylized; all finishes
Group - L Religious and Mythical
  • L580 - Mythical, Santa or Mrs Santa Claus, Religious figure and/or group, Katchina, Religious Crosses, Gnomes; all finishes
Group - M Miscellaneous
  • M590 - Team Carving - 2 or more artists carving and/or                       finishing the same entry, Wood Burning,or any other             entry that does not fit into another category
Group - N Other Than Wood
  • N595 - Any entries not predominately made of wood
Group - FW-510 CNC Manufactured items
Group - FW-530 Toys & Games
  • Toys & Models
  • Puzzles
  • Games & Game Boards
Group - FW-540 Turnings (Vases, Bowls,Plates, Pens, etc.)
  • Turnings Segmented
  • Turnings Center Work
  • Turning Face Work
  • Turnings Other
Group - FW-560 Miscellaneous
  • Musical Instruments
  • Mentored
  • Other
Group - FW-550 Scroll Saw Work
  • Intarsia
  • Fretwork
  • Other Scroll Saw Work
Group - FW-500 Art & Accessories
  •  Decorative Accessories
  •  Functional Accessories dimensions 18" in any one direction
  •  Marquetry / Veneering
Open Fine Woodworking Categories
Group - FW-520 Furniture