Wood Carving Assoc.
Founded in Canajoharie, NY in 1980,
originally a mix of several different art mediums (hence, the club
name). Upon its move to Amsterdam in the mid-1980's the group took on a
woodcarving focus and stayed that way. It's original membership
consisted of 6-12 active members and has steadily grown. With it's
membership is now at 110+ members, the club continues to grow.
We meet the first Tuesday of the
month, from 7-9pm, at the Inman Senior Citizen Center in Amsterdam, NY.
1. To promote Woodcarving in our area.
2. To offer our members a chance to
interact with other woodcarvers in a social setting.
3. To share ideas and techniques
as well as painting and finishing.
4. To provide a forum for discussion
about the many aspects of woodcarving.
teaching club members
Club membership gives you:
1. A monthly newsletter full of club
happenings, upcoming events, carving tips, and carving patterns.
2. Informal weekly carving meeting
held at the Inman Center in Amsterdam on Thursdays from 11am to 3pm.
<>3. Formal meeting at the Innman
Amsterdam, NY on the first Tuesday of each month. The formal part of
the meeting is followed with either an informative woodcarving program
or a simple "Carve Along".
A small sectionof the
Thurday carving group
4. Access to our woodcarving library,
videos and sharpening machines.
5. An up to date member list
phone numbers, and e-mailaddresses.
6. Discount table fees at our annual
7. An opportunity to grow as a carver
thru demonstrations and discussions.
Joining the Club is a
All you need to do is
attend one of our club meetings
and pay a annual membership fee of $10
there is a club sponsored
yearly woodcarving show. Unfortunately there was no 2005 show.
Stay tuned for details on our next one.
the Best-of-Show award winner from our 2004 Artistry in Wood show at
the Christian Brother's
Academy, Albany, NY. The carver was Russ Oar a wonderful newcomer
to our show.
and why is he smiling?
Well, you would
smile too if you could carve like that, but in addition he's Russ Hart,
our Best-of-Show winner for 1999.
BTW, this was his
2nd year in a row.
credit goes to Ted Tarr)
Other Club Activities:
- In August the club has a picnic. Club
members bring a 'covered dish' and gather for the fun and activities.
- A Christmas dinner replaces our
December meeting at the Innman Center where members bring a 'covered
dish' and a spouse or friend.
- Throughout the year, volunteers
from our membership may visit other area clubs and shows demonstrating
woodcarving and keeping us apprised of the upcoming events in
- Nativity Set: Club members have carved
a nativity set which is raffled off at our annual show. The proceeds
benefit WGY's Christmas Wish program and help to finance our show.
- Christmas Ornaments are carved throughout
the year to be sold at the club's table during the carving show.
- Adirondack Carousel Project: Our
members are working on several full sized Carousel animals that will be
installed at the working carousel being built in Saranac Lake, NY.
- Members often show their carvings and give
demonstrations at county fairs, woodworking shows and other outside
club has the unfortunate
distinction of having me as their newsletter web editor and sometime
writer. Eric Lawrence does the hardcopy editing (the hard
part). If your curious you
can read them in
the following links:
Aug '99 , Sept '99 , Oct '99
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Jan '00 , Feb '00 , Mar
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Jan '01 , Feb '01 , Mar
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