Each November the City of Wilson has it’s annual Whirligig Festival and members of The Wilson Woodcarvers Club have participated by having a booth and displaying many of the carvings that they have created during the past year as well as having an area to provide for demonstrations of various types of wood carving. The Christmas carvings by members have become collector items for many locals. Below are some photos of our booth this year.
The Wilson Whirligig Festival - 2015
Jim McGuire had a selection of Christmas related carvings.
Chuck Brooks displayed a variety of his caricature, Holiday and miscellaneous wood carvings.
A display of members carving and some of the members in our demonstration booth.
More of Jim McGuires Holiday and stylized wood carving.
Enthusiastic comments were given about the “Friendship Canes” carved by some of the club members.
In March, 2016, the Klingspor Woodworking Store in Raleigh, NC held it’s 14th Annual North Carolina Woodcarving Festival. The Wilson Woodcarvers are always big contributors to this event. In addition to providing assistance, several of our members entered carvings and received awards. Chuck Bondley received a 1st Place and a Best of Intermediate for his stylized Trigger Fish and Chuck Brooks received a Third Place for his Cedar Indian Bust and a First Place and Best in Open for his carved portrait of an Old Man. Chuck also received the Carvers Choice Award for this carving.
Highlights of this event can be viewed by clicking here