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.)


Judges for Open, Advanced, and Intermediate levels of competition:




Judging ProceduresJudges Biographies

Judges Biographies for 2019



We would like to say thank you again to our 2018 judges.
BOB TRAVIS


Bob is a retired Professor of Plant Sciences, The University of California, Davis (UCD). While teaching Agronomy courses, and trying to figure out how Nitrogen gets into plant roots, he discovered caricature carving. Because of the latter discovery, he is still relatively sane.  
Bob is a Founding member of the Caricature Carvers of America (CCA). He served two terms as president of CCA, was the editor for the first two CCA books, and chaired the book committee on the next four books. He has judged numerous carving shows, and has taught caricature carving seminars throughout the US. Most notably he served on the Mid-America Doane Workshop teaching staff for twenty-five years. In addition, he has taught at the Northwest Carving Academy in Ellensburg, WA for the past five years.  
Bob lives in Davis, CA during the winter months. When not carving, he can usually be found at the UCD Coffee House commiserating with old colleagues about how the youngsters running the University insist upon re-inventing the wheel. Summers are spent in Montana intently watching the Gallatin River flow past his studio. Oh, and sometimes doing a little carving.  
J. Christopher White
Linda Langenberg Curtis