Saturday, February 16, 2013

Upcoming Wood Carving Show in Boise

The last weekend in February, satisfy your inner lumberjack with a great wood carving show in the lovely town of Boise Idaho. The Idaho Artistry in Wood Show takes place Saturday and Sunday February 23 & 24.

This is one of the leading displays of wood art in the nation. Competitors of all skill levels will showcase their work. The event also includes vendors, raffles, auction and a banquet. Enjoy seeing pieces made by woodturning, carving, burning, marquetry, scrolling, gourds and intarsia.

Do You Carve Wood?

 An entry from the 2011 show.

Be a participant in the show! Registration is the Friday before the show opens from 1-6 p.m. at the Boise Conference Center. The participation fee is $5 for registrations at the door.  Youth 16 and under may compete without cost.

Artistry in Wood Featured Artist

The 2013 featured artist is Liz Meyers. She is a gourd artist and has worked with this natural medium for the last dozen years. Here is her artist statement:

"Perhaps one of the most unique things about gourd art is that you are using something that you have grown from a seed, watched, watered, and talked to through the growing season; harvested; let dry and mold through the winter and then scrubbed clean to create a palate on which to work. They are dimensional, something you can hold in your hand and feel texture, smooth or rough, dense or lightweight, large or very small.  They have their own unique colorings, some very light and creamy and some dark and mottled. They can be woodburned, carved, or painted. They very much mimic wood in their characteristics except for one thing, their shape and size was determined as they grew."

Need Lodging for the Wood Carving Show?

If you are planning on attending the show, consider staying in a Boise bed and breakfast during your weekend. Experience superior quality and make a friend or two!

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