Wednesday, March 14, 2018


The Rendezvous has been added to the event calendar.  (see link above).

Friday, February 9, 2018


Prospectus for the 2018 Artistry in Wood show is now available HERE.

24th Annual Artistry in Wood
Juried Show and Sale

Sponsored by the Tri-Cities Wood Carvers Association

Tri-Tech Skills Center
5929 West Metaline Ave
Kennewick, WA

Exhibit and Sale
Saturday March 17, 2018 - 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday March 18, 2018 - 9 AM to 4 PM

Friday, March 16, 2017 - 4 PM to 8 PM
(Judging 8 PM until completed)

Prospectus Click Here

Saturday, January 6, 2018

New Officers October 2017

Next month on October 20th, the following officers will take over their elected position’s.

President: Dean Herigstad
Vice President: Joan Bradley
Secretary: Lucky Kelly
Treasurer: Brad Hudson

Full newsletter at the link below...
October 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ivan Brown

Ivan Brown, a long-time member of TCWCA passed away this morning.  He brought many happy moments in our life and left us with a treasure trove of memories. We will not forget him.  May his soul rest in peace and our thoughts and prayers be with Charlene.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Membership Renewal

TCWCA membership dues are due in June. 

 $15 Individual,
 $25 Family
 $10 Associate (no newsletter and no voting rights)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Basswood Tree Identification

Identifying specific tree species is a mysterious and dark-art to most people.  Particularly those species which are considered 'exotic' for the area in which one lives.
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Wood carvers like to use 'basswood' (the tree is also called American Linden) but here in Tri-Cities, it's rarely seen. While the bark does not appear to be terribly distinct, basswood is one of the few trees which has 2 differently shaped leaves.  On a tree which was felled when the leaves were on, I have seen these leaves stay attached for up to 2 years.  That really helped to identify the species!

Basswood / Linden is also surprisingly hard.  If you haven't noticed that, you're pretty good at sharpening your carving tools ;)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Want to buy a basswood tree?

Someone in Richland, WA has a tree on the ground he says is Basswood (Linden). It's for sale... Asking price is $150.
If you're interested, phone Butch for contact information.  430-3111