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

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Arts Month at the Center for Active Generations

January is Arts Month at the Center for Active Generations.  See the pyrographic works of Ed Batz on Monday, January 9th.  I plan to have a few new wood sculptures (along with some older ones) on display Monday, Januarty 23.
Ed Batz with  his wood burned Sioux Falls Fire Station
Just finished Sand hill Crane by Arne Bortnem

Thursday, December 15, 2016

December Meeting Cancelled

Due to cold and snowy weather forecast, our  December pot luck lunch meeting has been cancelled.  Look for another chance to share good eats and treats at our January meeting.
Nisse by Dick Peterson

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

SDHCA Dakota MasterWorks Art Show Local Winners

Congratulations to Dave Johnson, Don Clemetson, Ed Batz, Bernie Schuurmans, Detlev Prautzsch, and many other for submitting their work and winning awards in the Dakota MasterWorks Art Show!
Pictures and a list of winners can be seen at: SDHCA MasterWorks