After a lot of discussion, we have decided it is in the
best interests and safety of our members to cancel our 3 Day August Bellamy
Eagle Carving Seminar, and our Annual Show and Exhibit in Waterbury. We
had hoped in March as things began to shut down and we went into "Stay
Home. Stay Safe" mode that by August things would settled, we could
restart our Monthly CarveIns, our Class and Show could run as planned. When
we considered the social distancing issues for a group carving class, masks,
guidelines for public gatherings and would the general public be ready to
visit our show? With all the unanswered questions we have decided it is
best to simply cancel our Carving Seminar and Public Show. As planning was
already in progress, and people were interested to again offer the Bellamy
Eagle Class for our carving seminar in 2021.
August 15, 2020 CarveIn
Host: Dave Tuttle
Location: Walpole, NH
Our April CarveIn is usually hosted by Dave Tuttle had to be cancelled. With our decision to cancel our August Bellamy Eagle Carving Seminar and our 2020 Show in Waterbury, since the 3rd weekend is already scheduled for GMWC events, why not use Saturday August 15th for a cancelled CarveIn? What to carve that day?, since the class Bellamy Eagle was cancelled, we have come up with an alternative, sort of a "Club Challenge Project" a 2 x 2x 6 block, carve something with a patriotic theme. Once again please plan of following all the COVID Guidelines we have outlined for our recent CarveIns this year.
A former Vermonter, Dave now resides across
the river in Walpole NH. The directions are fairly simple, Take exit 5
off I-91, follow the access road to Rte 5. Go south to Rte 123 across the
river to NH. Follow Rte 12 north and by a Ballfield is Upper Walpole Rd.
(also labeled as 123S) If you get to the Shaw's Store, you missed the turn.
Dave's house is on the right about 1 mile after the turn. If you get to
a stop sign, turn around, you missed the house.
The Green Mountain Wood Carvers was organized about 60 years ago by Collise Brown from Waterville Vermont to bring together people interested in the art of wood carving. At present, we have about 75 members from Vermont as well as other states across New England.
Members of the club meet the second Saturday of each month for a "Carve-In". The Carve-Ins' are held at members houses and shops across the state, and provide an opportunity for members to gather, work on a projects and share ideas. In addition to our monthly Carve-Ins, each August, the Club plans a week long series of events including a carving class, and our Annual August Show and Sale held in Waterbury Vermont.
You don't need to be an accomplished carver to join the GMWC, our members range from first time carvers to professional carvers. Members work in all aspects of wood carving including relief, chip, caricatures, birds and wild fowl. Are members are always willing to help new carvers get started.
Follow the website links to find information about our various activities, contact information, our membership form and a copy of our newsletter, News & Notes.
Green Mountain Wood Carvers
PO Box 1283
Stowe, Vermont 05672