Wednesday, July 10, 2013

2013 Sioux Empire Fair Woodcarving Expo

Watching over the Woodcarving Expo is not easy work,
but somebody has to do it!
With just weeks away from fun at the fair, it's time to finish up those fantastic new creations for entry in the wood carving competition, fill in the Entry Form, and sign up for a shift to watch over the exhibit. You can download the Rules and Regs / Entry Form at:
Sioux Empire Fair Woodcarving Exo

Entries should be received at the Arts Building Friday, Aug. 2nd, 12 -4 PM, or before judging begins at 10 AM, Saturday, Aug. 3.

The Arts Building will be open for visitors by 12 Noon.

To see the current Duty Schedule click:
2013 Sioux Empire Woodcarving Expo Schedule

To reserve a duty shift or arrange a different time and place for delivering your entry, contact Arne:  605-359-7067;

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Oldest and Youngest Members

Mallard Duck
Painted relief by Verne Luke
Loon Relief
by Verne Luke
We will be celebrating Verne Luke's 90th birthday in November of this year.   Verne began attending meetings of our carving club in 1998.  One of his first projects was a boot, and now relief carving is one of his favorite styles of carving.  His most recent works feature a hand holding the cross of Christ and a large size ball in a cage.  He is and active member of the Shiriners, and  regularly attends our third Saturday meetings at the Center for Active Generations.
Verne in his back yard at Creekside Dr in Sioux Falls, SD

Derek Boekoff is the youngest member of SDWC.  He is also the Vice President of our club and will no doubt become one of America's finest woodcarvers.  Read more about him in the Meet the Members Post, Feburary, 2009:
Derek's Cross and Crown
(Showing how to improvise  on a  project cut out)