3:16 pm - Friday January 22, 2094

The Pikes Peak Whittlers Celebrate 30 Years

The Pikes Peak Whittlers are hosting their 30th annual Woodcarving and Woodworking Show and Competition on May 18and 19, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 South 33rd Street in Colorado Springs, CO.  Admission is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for military and seniors, free for children under 12 accompanied by a paid adult, and free for Scouts in uniform.


Competition will take place in over 40 categories of the carving, woodcraft, and scroll sawing arts, including realistic flora and fauna, realistic and caricatured human figures, and decorative pieces.  Competition will be overseen by this year’s guest judge, Marty Dolphens.


Marty started woodcarving 30 years ago and has been teaching for over 25 years.  He has taught workshops in Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Canada.  He specializes in realistic human carvings and enjoys carving in basswood, butternut, and cottonwood bark.  Marty is inspired by Western history and Native American culture.


In addition to the many pieces entered in competition, the show will feature 100 tables of displays, and sales of wood, roughouts, tools, and carvings.  Carving demonstrations and a whittling contest will take place during the two days of the show.


The Pikes Peak Whittlers look forward to greeting old friends and making new friends in their 30th year.  We share a love of wood and the creative processes that transform it into useful, beautiful, and entertaining works of art.  For more information contact President Steve Gurnett (719) 481-8776, Vice-President Del Cox (719) 574-0253 , or Secretary John Armstrong (719) 590-8694.











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