Blackhawk Carving Club
Rockford, Illinois 61109
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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. Each carving level 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.

Carvers tables where each carver can display his carvings, 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 there skills. Carvers from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, and other states will participate.

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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, 633-1876
Martha Fitch,

This is the nineteenth Blackhawk Carving Show the first was held in 1995. In each show the quality of the carvings has increased. The show will display carvings of animals, birds and human figures in both realistic and stylized form. This is a once a year opportunity to see some of the very good carvings and learn about the carving hobby from the carvers themselves.

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.

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