Saturday, February 13, 2010
16th Annual Tri-Cities Woodcarvers'
ARTISTRY IN WOOD
Juried Show and Sale
Saturday, March 20, 2010 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, March 21, 2010 9 AM - 4 PM
Registration Friday, March 19, 20104 PM to 8 PM
Tri-Tech Skills Center
Kellogg at Metaline
Kennewick WA 99336
Start planning now to participate in the club's annual show and sale - as an exhibitor, vendor, volunteer worker - there's a spot for everyone.Show chairman is Bob Gough (509) 628-1493
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COME CARVE WITH USThe club business meeting is on the third Thurs. of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Tri-Tech Skills Center. Kellogg at Metaline, Kennewick. After the business portion is over, there will be a demonstration. Our February speaker will be Barb Pentecost, who will give a presentation on chip carving.
Carving classes are held each Wed. afternoon, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kennewick Community Center. These classes are open to all levels of carvers, and each person is encouraged to work on his/her own special project. Vi and Ellen are on hand to give instruction.
A more formal class, with everyone working on the same project is held on Friday mornings, 9 to 11 (same place.) There are a few sessions left in this term, then some time off. Watch for the starting date of the next class.
It is not necessary to be a member of the club to attend these classes.
FOR JUNE RENDEZVOUS
If you have experience teaching carving and would like to share your expertise with others, please contact Bob Gough (509) 628-1493 or Ivan Brown (509) 628-3516 See details below.
13TH Annual Rendezvous
June 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2010
Benton County Fairgrounds
Our goal is to provide an informal forum for carvers, potential carvers and friends to gather and socialize, exchange carving techniques and ideas and to generally classes will be offered as will a number of free,hands-on tutorial sites for “drop-ins” to sit down and actually carve or wood-burn, depending on the availability of presenters.
RV sites and restroom facilities are available. Charges for the campsites are $10/night with water and power and $6/night for Rvs and tents with no hookups. All sites will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. No reservations will be taken except for instructors.
Holiday Inn Convention Center
3300 Vista Ave.,
Contact: Douglas Rose 208.387.0492Mmm2000@comcast.net
Mar. 13, 14 …Kitsap County WoodcarversJuried Show and Sale
West SideImprovement Club,
Contact: Mark Campbell 360.337.1162https://sites.google.com/site/kitsapcarvers
Mar. 20, 21 … Tri-Cities WoodcarversArtistry in Wood
Juried Show and Sale
Tri-Tech Skills Center, Kellogg at Metaline,
Contact: Bob Gough 509.638.1493 firstname.lastname@example.org
April 10, 11 … Vancouver Island Woodcarvers
Brant Festival WildlifeWoodcarving Show
Canadian FishCarving Championship,
Contact Les Trelenbert 250.898.8887
May 8 … Central Fraser Valley Wood Carvers“Art of the Carver” Show
Ag Rec. Center, Abbotsford, BC Canadahttp://www.centralfraservalleywoodcarvers.com/
May 15, 16 …Northwest Driftwood ArtistsDriftwood Sculpture Show
Courtyard Hall in Country Village
23718 7th Ave. SE,
Contact: Sue Banks 360.659.6164
June 10-13 … Tri-Cities WoodcarversAssn. 13th Annual Rendezvous
Ben Franklin Fairgrounds,
Contact: Ivan Brown 509.628.3516Ilcfb@msn.com
or Bob Gough509.585.1493 bag@clearwire
TRI-CITIES WOODCARVERS ASSOCIATION JANUARY MEETING MINUTES January 21, 2010 Meeting was called to order at 7:00 by Ivan Brown, President. Minutes were read and approved. Treasurer report was given by Treasurer, Arlene Spaulding. Members at the meeting: Wally Walters, Bob Gough, Mark Green, Jerry Johnson, Ivan and Charlene Brown, Vi Hiltwein, Ellen Berg, Shirley Carlson, Roy LaMunyon, Jack and Jimee Hurst, Carl Kinne, Barb Pentecost and Arlene Spaulding.
Old Business: Bob Gough gave a report on the March show. He has a poster being made for distribution to businesses; contacted the Giant Nickel and Tri-City Herald; ribbons are being ordered by Kay Bleiler; Vi Hiltwein is doing the pre-registration of entries, Barbara Pentecost is handling the volunteer schedule; Shirley Carlson will host the Hospitality table; the Prospectus was made at the UPS store at a cost of 32¢ each (printing by retail printers cost 56¢ each) and they were mailed to all members, associates and carving clubs; Charlene Brown will be chairman for the raffle and items for raffle were requested from members (carved items are great for the raffle); Vi Hiltwein will contact the Tri-Tech cafeteria about having food available; Steve Mech to be contacted for the use of his computer, software program for the show and the assistance of his family members to run the program; Sue Jensen to be contacted on entering the entry information in the program for the judges; the need for volunteers for the Friday setup of tables which will begin at approximately 12:00 pm and the request for members to bring 6’ - 8’ tables for use at the show (Tri-Tech is furnishing 30).
Bob said that he had received a Thank You letter from the Heritage Days organization for the club’s participation at their show at Sacajawea Park. The club was also congratulated for the carving display that was at the Pasco City Hall, many positive remarks were given.
Arlene reported that the Woodcarvers Illustrated, Chip Chats, Carvers Magazine and the carvings clubs were sent our March show information and the June Rendezvous information for inclusion in their publications.Arlene reported that she has been in contact with the B-F Fairgrounds about the dates for the Rendezvous, the request for tables and picnic tables and that a shelter for dogs may be built at the west end of the area that we use. (Note: The dog shelter will not be built in this area, the B-F Fair Board declined the City of Kennewick’s request after our meeting was held).
Bob gave a report on the instructors that have been contacted for the Rendezvous. It was requested that the club newsletter include the request for instructors for our June Rendezvous.
New Business: Vi Hiltwein said that she had contacted the screen printer that had done our club logo in prior years and they still have our logo available. She will get a quote for hats, shirts and vests to be printed.
Ivan Brown brought up for discussion whether our monthly meeting speakers and demonstrators that were not members be given the time prior to the business meeting to conduct the demonstration. It was suggested that we ask them to come at 7:30 pm or 8:00 pm to allow the business meeting to be held first. The discussion was tabled to a later meeting.
Mark Green said that he has gone through our club library and all duplicates have been taken out. It was suggested that the duplicates be given away at the March show.
Jimee Hurst said that the newsletter has not gone out for November/December due to the computer repairman not showing up as scheduled. She rescheduled the required work and will have a newsletter out as soon as possible.
Jerry Johnson donated a full box of walnut display pieces (½ rounds with bark and flat pieces) to anyone that would like to use them. All of the pieces were taken by members.
Lori Leach has offered to make a Canadian goose and a Whistling Swan carving for the club. One will be given to Tri-Tech Radio for use by them in their radio promotion of our March show and the other will be used as a club raffle fundraiser.
Meeting Raffle: Bob won 2 oval display discs; Jerry won a ’Lil Guppie’ wrench; Charlene won a Hopi Indian carving book and Carl won a book - Time to Sharpen. All winners will bring an item for the next month’s raffle.
Meeting was closed and the club had refreshments before Vi’s demonstration.
Vi Hiltwein gave a demonstration she called “A Little Bit About This and That”. Vi began with telling the club how she and Ellen began woodcarving and displayed her 1st woodcarving (a vintage Santa) that she made in 1991 from a piece of oak and a dull knife. She began to show the members what she keeps in her carving box. A nutmeg grader and yellow stone for sharpening her tools; bendable ruler, brush to clean out grooves in carving; sharp ice pick to make holes for adding legs, whiskers, etc., paint tape for marking spiral designs; gum rubber to clean sandpaper; reading glasses that can be used instead of head visor; nail punch for making eyes; surgical blades; ponce wheels for making stitch marking on carving; pipe cleaners (take off the fuzz to use as spider legs or worms); push pins to leave indents for eyes; adjustable Xacto blade holder to use for small drills when you can’t use power to drill; squares of clear plastic to draw design (save clear plastic from purchased items that have plastic sections on box) and the drawings can be used for both sides of a carving which makes the sides identical. The demonstration was very humorous because there were stories that went with many of the items Vi uses.Vi then showed how she paints eyes (she gets asked about this all the time). She had visual displays of the steps. Base - light flesh color, 2nd was painting white in the eye location, using a light blue for the iris, pupil marking and using a blue Micro pen on outside of the iris and then putting on the ‘accent’ mark. She uses pastel chalk to put blush to the cheeks. Sign and date each piece that you carve. An Identipen is the best because it doesn’t bleed on the wood, T & L Office supply has them.Vi then handed out the ‘leftover’ pieces that come from the cutouts that Ellen makes with the scroll saw. Every piece was different and we were to mark all of the creatures, people and items that we could see on the piece we were given. We were to use both sides because different things could be seen on the reverse side. After everyone marked the pieces with what they saw, we then showed our piece and what we saw in it. As a group, we have great imaginations! This was a fun finish to the evening.Barb Pentecost will give a Chip Carving demonstration at the February meeting.Minutes taken by Arlene Spaulding..
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