Monday, April 24, 2017

Carving Class Scheduled for June

The South Dakota Woodcarvers, Inc. is offering two carving classes to be taught by Chris Howard and Leah Goddard June 8th (8AM-5PM), 9th (8AM-5PM), and 10th (9AM-3PM).   Chris will provide blanks and instruction for carving realistic faces, while Leah will offer the same for her realistic animals.

Location:The classes will be held in Room 132 at the Center for Active Generations, 2300 West 46th Street, Sioux Falls.

Cost:  $150.00 for either class, plus a charge for blanks.

Registration:  Contact Derek (605-759-3482) (
             (Or use the Contact Us feature to the right for more information.)

Deadline for Registration: May 20th 

Leah's and Chris' Website

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Jerry Schillerstrom

Former member and president of South Dakota Woodcarvers, Inc. passed away last week, Feb. 22.   He was a gifted wood carver, creating unique reliefs in black walnut and excellent wildlife carvings. He served as president in 1987 to 1989, and in recent years our club has missed his regular and enthusiastic attendance at our meetings.

See his obituary: Argus Leader

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Birds and Bison Sold at 37th Annual Artist of the Plains Show and Sale

The 37th Annal Artist of the Plains Art Show and Sale, sponsored by the Augustana University Center for Western Studies was held last weekend at the Hilton Garden Inn, downtown Sioux Falls.
The sale of five bird carvings plus the award for 2nd place 3-D Best of Show would have been enough to make participating as an artist worth while, but then the two bison sculptures I had on display also were sold as a package deal!
Nuthatches on Barn Door Hinge, Downy Woodpecker, and Dancing Sand Hill Crane
all sold for a total of $625.   (I have been advised to raise my prices)

"Two Agaist One" carved in 1983 from a chunk of  an  Elm tree that once stood behind the
Howlin Vision Clinic on S Western Ave.  Sold with  Ash Wood Bison, once inside
an ash tree downed by 2013 ice storm on S Holbrook Ave