Blackhawk Carving Club
Rockford, Illinois 61109
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Meeting Schedule

Carving sessions every Wednesday 12:00 -3:00 pm (Visitors always welcome).  Monthly business meeting - third Wednesday of the month.  Ken-Rock Community Center (North room)  3218 Eleventh Street, Rockford, Illinois 61109     map and directions

At our meetings, carvers often bring in work they have finished.   We all get  to see and appreciate their results.  Friends and spouses of carvers are especially welcome to visit and meet carvers.

Weekly Carving Session Time Changed!

Our weekly carving session meeting time has been changed from our Wednesday morning time period to Wednesday early afternoon, noon to 3:00 pm. This was done in an effort to cooperate with Ken-Rock and to eliminate or minimize the problem we have experienced with unexpected building availability. Ken-Rock has found it unsustainable to continue to open and staff the building in the mornings when they have no other reason than to open and man the building for our club. The new Ken-Rock policy will be to open the building by noon on weekdays.

Tyrone Johnsen

Club Activity Schedule

April 3 open carving
April 10 open carving
April 17 open carving and meeting
April 24 open carving

May 1 open carving
May 8 open carving
May15 open carving and meeting
May 22 open carving
May 29 open carving

June 5 open carving
June 11 Picnic at Bauman Park (see article
below)
June 12 open carving
June 19 open carving and meeting
June 26 open carving

July 3 open carving
July 10 open carving
July 17 open carving and meeting
July 24 open carving
July 31 open carving

May 1 open carving
May 8 open carving
May15 open carving and meeting
May 22 open carving
May 29 open carving

 

Blackhawk Woodcarvers annul picnic

The Blackhawk Woodcarvers annual picnic will be on 11 June 2019 at the Bauman Park Shelter from 3:00pm until sundown.  Attendees should bring their own lunch and may bring a dish to pass. The club will provide soft drinks and water. If you plan on grilling bring your own charcoal and lighter. There are grills available at the park.     
           Gary Lundquist

 

Mid-Wisconsin Chippers Annual woodcarving

The Mid-Wisconsin Chippers Annual woodcarving show is moving to the Oshkosh Convention Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this coming spring.  Our show date is Sunday May 5th.  The 2019 show is moving to a great venue that is about a 3 hour drive from Rockford with plenty of parking, a food concession, wood and tool vendors.
A club table is only $30 and entitles six of your club members to have one entry each in the competition for judging.  A regular single artist table is also only
$30, but entitles that artist to 4 entries for judging. 
This year with our move to Oshkosh, we hope to see some BlackHawk carvers here promoting their club and bringing their art to Oshkosh.  Our Show theme is "Everything you need to get started and grow in Woodcarving." We always have many pyrographers too.  Attached is our 2019 Table Registration form and our form for Judging Rules and Show Guidelines as well as a summary of show info.  
In addition, our club is sponsoring five upcoming classes. are in our December newsletter on our website with sign up forms and other information.   Betsy Popp will have a six day class on the Pygmy Owl (Feb. 28, March 1,2, 7,8, and 9).  Lee Belanger will teach a cottonwood bark carving class on a lighthouse (March 14, and 15).  One of your own, Denny Neubauer, of Denny Knife fame, will teach three classes: knife making on May 6th, Sharpening on May 7th, and carving "Little people" on May 8th. Please spread the word to your club and if anyone has any questions they should feel free to call me or send me an e-mail.
Thanks,
Cedric Richeson, Secretary Mid-Wis. Chippers Woodcarving Club. e-mail:
richeson@ameritech.net tel. 920) 420-1225


Rock River Valley Carving Club

The 14th Annual RRVC Carvers of Wisconsin Show & Sale. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Craig Center, The Rock County Fairgrounds, 1302 Craig Avenue

Janesville, Wisconsin 53545.  For more information,  Please contact: Reggie James - (608) 365-4281 or Brad Crandall - (608) 931-0188.    The chain saw carver is Zoli Akacsos, of Zoli's Woodcarving 
www.rockrivervalleycarvers.com

Wisconsin River Woodcarvers

19th Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition and Sale. September 21, 2019 – 9am to 5pm and September 22, 2019 – 9am to 4pm. The Holiday Inn, 1001 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54482. Admission is $5.00. (Attendees 12 and under are free). For more information, contact: Ron O’Kray 715-341-2214  715-570-2534(cell),  Greg Wirtz 715-423-0471  715-323-2035(cell)

https://wisconsinriverwoodcarvers.org/2019-show/

 

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