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Charlotte Woodcarvers Club had another successful year with members contributing their time, talent and efforts on a variety of activities throughout the year to promote the art of woodcarving. Thanks to each of you who have contributed so much.

Date of Program Program Coordinator(s)
Jan. 5 South Regional Library Betsy Peace & Claudia Wallace
Jan. 21 Demo Carve @ Woodcraft Bob Warner
Feb. 17,18 & 19 Showcase of Woodcarving 2017 Show Committee
Feb. 20 & 21 Dave Stetson Carving Class Rod Gatlin
Feb. 24, 25 & 26 Desiree Hajny Carving Class Bill Dominick
Feb. 28 Start 6 weeks of classes for new members Betsy Peace, Joe Bomba
April 8 Matthews Reid House Demo Carve Bob Slaughter
April 12 $700 Donation to Carmel Presbyterian Church Club
April 20, 21 & 22 Leah Goddard Carving Class Maria Senkel
April 28 & 29 Michele Parsons Carving Class Joe Davis
May 20 Demo Carve Matthews Farmers Mkt. Bill Robinson
June 6 Christmas Tree Ornament Kickoff -Triad Woodcarvers Ray Branch
July 5 Completed Sound Panels in Cathcart Building Bob Warner
July 11 Summer Social Bob Warner
Aug 21, 22 & 23 Ron Dowdy - Wild Acres Rod Gatlin
Aug 24, 25, 26 & 27 Mitch Cartledge - Wild Acres Rod Gatlin
Sept, 1, 2, 3 & 4 Matthews Alive Bob Benston
Sept, 14,15 & 16 Jean Boyd Cypress Knee Class Maria Senkel
Sept. 23 Demo Carve Matthews Farmers Mkt. Bill Robinson
Oct. 1 Christmas Tree Ornament Carvings - Triad Woodcarvers Ray Branch received 392 Christmas Ornaments from117 carvers from 20 states. Plus Ontario, Canada. CWC donated 78 carvings
Oct. 7 Demo Carve Matthews Farmers Mkt. Bill Robinson
Oct. 7 & 8 Smoky Mt. Show- Townsend, Tenn. Tony Mullis
Oct. 10 Jim Hart Wood Bob Warner
Oct 13, 14 & 15 Ohio Show Bob Warner
Oct 14 & 15 Waxhaw Show Joe Bomba
Oct. 20 & 21 Michele Parsons Carving Class Joe Davis
Oct. 28 & 29 Asheville Show Tony Mullis
Oct. 28 Hickory Show Club
Nov. 7 Group Carving Project. (Cottonwood Bark Carvings) Bubba Mullis

Summary of 2017 Year In Review

6 Weeks of New Member Instructions in Woodcarving
2 Club Project (Completion of All Sound Panels) (Cottonwood Bark Carvings for Show)
8 Carving Classes with Professional Carvers
6 Carving Shows Supported
9 Demo Carving & Teaching at Various Festivals
2 Club Socials with Club Providing the Meat, Desert & Drinks
2 $700 Donations to the Church: $1800 Completed Sound Panels in Meeting Room
1 Wood Vendor Visit to Club - Jim Hart
1 Help other clubs with their project

Jim Carpenter - Painting Seminar

We are pleased to have, as one of our seminar speakers this year, Jim Carpenter. His seminar on painting will be at 11:00, Saturday February 17, 2018. The following is from Journal Now.

"Jim Carpenter, a bird carver, finds inspiration everywhere.
"He carves life-like sculptures that show birds in their natural habitat. ... He paints all his sculptures with acrylics or oils.
“ 'I usually decide on the bird first, then how it will be mounted, including the habitat, and then make the habitat out of whatever it takes to create the habitat I am envisioning,'
“...'My theory is that a great carving done with a so-so paint job is just a so-so piece. ...'”

Ron Dowdy Painting Seminar

We are pleased to have, as one of our seminar speakers this year, Ron Dowdy. His seminar on painting will be at 2:00, Saturday February 17, 2018. The following is from Caricature Carvers of America.

"Woodworking has been a life long vocation and avocation...
"While I have been fortunate enough to validate my progress by winning some top awards, the journey is the ultimate reward: induction into the CCA; making new friends who creatively express themselves through their art; sharing concepts through teaching and seeing people’s approval through their smiles and chuckles.”

Bob Stadtlander Relief Carving Seminar

We are pleased to have, as one of our seminar speakers this year, Bob Stadtlander. His seminar on relief carving will be at 10:00, Sunday February 18, 2018. The following is from Trib Total Media.

"Bob Stadtlander, who gave a talk at the last Chisels and Chips gathering on June 9, picked up carving as a diversion after graduating from college more than 25 years ago...
"“It ended up being five years” Stadtlander said.
"The northeastern Ohio resident teaches woodcarving classes, traveling as far as Nebraska, and his works have appeared in juried shows."

Dylan Goodson Carving a Face Seminar

We are pleased to have, as one of our seminar speakers this year, Dylan Goodson. His seminar on carving a face will be at 11:00, Sunday February 18, 2018. The following is from his website.

"Turning a piece of wood into something that brings joy and wonder to others is something that gives me a great sense of enjoyment and accomplishment. The world is full of inspiration, and ideas come in all shapes and forms…whether it’s something I see, or a conversation with a friend, I try to incorporate it all into my work.

Carve in Charlotte

We meet every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Cathcart Center on the grounds of Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road Charlotte, NC 28226.

Carve in Matthews

We meet every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Woodcraft of Charlotte, 1725 Windsor Square Dr. Matthews, NC 28105.

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