Blackhawk Woodcarving Show
Tebala Shrine Temple
7910 Newburg Rd.
Rockford, Illinois 61108
August 16, 2014, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Admission is $3.00 for adults, children under 12 are free
On August 16, 2014 the Blackhawk Wood Carvers will hold its 20th annual carving show. The show location is at the Tebala Shrine Temple, 7910 Newburg Rd in Rockford, Illinois, 61108. The show is open to the public starting at 10:30 AM until 4:00 PM. The show features a carvers competition with four carving levels, these being youth, novice, intermediate and advanced. The intermediate and advanced levels has 15 categories into which carvings can be entered and judged. Also, there is an open carving challenge for all carvers, the Two Inch Cube Carving Challenge. This is a challenge to enter a carving that will fit inside a two-inch wood cube. Awards of $50, $30, and $20 will be given the first, second, and third place winners of this challenge.
If you are interested in getting further information about the show as a spectator or a carver who wants to display his work contact Bunny Nordheim, 815-633-1876 or Martha Fitch, 815-399-2453.
This is the 20th Blackhawk Carving Show the first was held in 1995. In each show the quality of the carvings has increased. Tables for carvers to display their artworks are available; some of the displayed carvings will be for sale. There will be thirty to forty carvers who will be displaying their carvings and demonstrating their skills.
The Blackhawk Woodcarvers were formed to promote the art of woodcarving and associated crafts through instruction, exhibitions such as the August 16th show, demonstrations and workshops. There are 110 members in the Blackhawk club, most of these members are from Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and Iowa.
Many of the club members share their knowledge, experience and give their time and talents to the club programs. Visit our show and talk with these people and see first hand their many creative carvings.