2010 Western Montana Woodcarvers Show - Missoula, MT
April 30 - May 2, 2010
Sponsored by the Missoula Area Woodcarvers
       
Featured Artist: Carolyn Majors 
I am honored to have been chosen to be the featured carver for the show. It was lots of fun to talk to so many people about carving. I had several love spoon carvings on display, some of which were spoons I carved for my two older grandsons and an engagement spoon for my son Michael and now daughter-in-law Shanna. My son proposed to Shanna at the beach and put the ring in a seashell. The spoons are unique for each person. My oldest grandson had a rocking horse on his baby blanket, so I carved a rocking horse to top his spoon. His next passion is baseball, hence the baseball diamond and baseball bats. Next came his initials. His brother's spoon has a teddy bear on the top because he had a favorite bear that went everywhere with him. Then the word ARMY carved vertically. He's always been crazy about anything to do with army. His Daddy was in the National Guard and his grandpa too. Both in the Transportation Corp. so there is an metal transportation insignia on that spoon that belonged to his grandpa. It's fun to carve special spoons that hold so many special memories.
Carvings by Carolyn Majors
Artists' Displays

Ronald Adamson - Libby, Montana
Sculptor - Specialty  Western and Wildlife
www.ronadamson.com . Ron began his technique in bronze sculpting in Libby in the late l980's, and he built his own foundry in 1990. Ron carves his originals from wood and then casts them into bronze.
Mel Wheatley - College Place, Washington
Relief Carvings in fine woods. Mel has been carving since 1992 and teaches classes at the Community College in Walla Walla, WA since 2004.
 
   
Best of Expert Class and People's Choice Award
Rick Smith - Kalispell, MT 
Best of Advanced Class
George Wilson - Coeur d'Alene, ID
   
Best of Advanced Class and Best of Show
 
Best of Novice Class
Tom Collin - Plains, MT 
Montana Challenge - Montana Juniper Carving 
   
           Jack Thibodeau - Missoula, MT  Joan Thiele - Spokane, WA   David Harmon - Spokane Valley, WA
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