Wood experts set to carve out a show

November 3, 2013 by  

The 33rd Northwest Wood Carvers (NWCA) Show and Sale is taking place over two days next weekend.

The show features a juried gallery of wood carvings that are eligible to compete for ribbons and cash awards. There are six skill levels of competition and two of the honors up for grabs are the Carver’s Choice Award and the People’s Choice Award.

In addition to the competition, visitors can take part in a dinner banquet, buy raffle tickets, bid in an auction, or just enjoy the wood carving gallery. This year’s featured artist will be Thomas Wm. Parkes and many of his creations will be on display.

Visitors can also attend several free seminars and watch demonstrations of skills such as woodburning, carving chains, creating caricatures, and painting wood carvings. Seminar topics will include how to create such items as snowman ornaments or a raptor foot.

Vendors and artists will also be on hand to sell finished carvings, tools, accessories, and how-to books on woodcarving. Many of them will likely be investing in services provided by Puyallup printing companies, such as sign and banner printing, to add interest to their booths and attract more buyers.

The Northwest Wood Carvers Show and Sale is being held at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup from November 9 – 10 beginning at 10:00 AM each day. Admission is $7 or free for children aged 12 and under. To learn more about this annual show, visit the Northwest Wood Carvers Association website.