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90 Wood carving: Duneland Wood Carving Show.


I know that many of you who check out this blog will not be able to attend this particular wood carving show, however, I do log the show information for those who might be able to.  The rest of you are hereby reminded to check out carvings shows in your area.  Plymouth, IN recently had a show.  Many more are scheduled over the coming months. Find one in your area to enjoy.

If you do attend one, I would really appreciate seeing some pictures of the work being displayed.  Send them via this blog and I will work to include them in a future post.

For all who can attend the show, stop by and say hello.  I will look for you there.  Shalom.

The show will be held at Woodland Park, in the

Oakwood Grand Hall,  2100 Willowcreek Road,

Portage, Indiana, 46368.
The show is open to the public:     Admission is $4.00. Children under 12 are free.
SATURDAY, April 14, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, April 15, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The show is produced in cooperation with and receives financial support from the Porter County Convention, Recreation and Visitor Commission.

Woodland Park. 2100 Willowcreek Road. Portage, IN 46368

Visitors and wood carvers can also go to the following web sites for additional accommodations and restaurants in the area:;

“By justice a king gives a country stability,
but those who are greedy forbribes tear it down.”  Proverbs 29: 4

#74 Wood carving: More 2011 Duneland Woodcarvers Show.

My part of a table – Duneland Woodcarvers Show

It has been over a month since the Duneland Woodcarvers Show.  I have lots more pictures.  Thought I would share a few here.  The first is of my display table at the show.  I shared it with my friend, Jeff Postma.  His daughter also kept us good company.

Our full table

Chess set by Joe Calderone

One carver that I have always liked is Joe Calderone.  Joe has done some great pieces.  I like the reliefs he had there.

Da Shnoze, Say it ain’t so.

Great relief by Calderone

Wood carving shows are always fun. Always new people to meet and great carving to see.  Hope you can make the next Duneland Woodcarvers Show.

I’ll have more pictures of other carvers soon.

“It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.” Proverbs 18:5

#66 Other wood: 35th Duneland Woodcarvers Show.1

First place Caricature

Another view

The 35th Duneland Woodcarvers Show is complete.  The Woodland Park main hall in Portage, IN was filled with great wood carvings for show and for sale.  Larry and Carol Yudis and the Wood Craft Shop from Davenport, Iowa were there.  Other vendors provided many materials useful to the wood carving enthusiast.  It was my estimation that the Saturday crowd of visitors was stronger than last year’s.  Good to see so many children and young people attending the show.

I have lots of pictures but wanted to get a few on line to show you what there was to see.  The pictures here are first and second place carvings for Human caricature and for Bark carving.  The reason for showing these two categories out of the 40 available will be obvious to the reader.

The first pieces are from the human caricature.  First place went to John Sisun.  My set of three faces garnered a second.

Side view

Purple hat

Green hat two eyes.

Tan hat

The second set of pieces come from the Bark carving category.  Ron Muskina again took first place with his Indian bust.  Perhaps next year someone will give him a little more competition.

Ron Muskina’s winning bark carving

John Klompaker’s second place bark house

“Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs    than a fool bent on folly.”  Proverbs 17:12

#55 Other wood work: David Belser at Midwest Carvers Museum and Workshop

Wood turning Demo
David Belser

d belser radial basket

Turning an open lattice bowl.
Saturday Feb 19th
9am to 1pm
Demo Cost $20
Sponsored by the Illiana Woodturners the AAW newest Chapter
on the grounds of
Midwest Carvers Museum
16236 S. Vincennes Rd
South Holland, IL 60473
Info : Contact Tom Waicekauskas 630-248-0242

radial basket close up



David Belser is a professional turner from New Hampshire, President of the Granite State Woodturners. He was featured at the AAW 2010 Hartford Symposium as a Emerging Artist Demonstrator. He participated in a local exhibit at the Vail Gallery in Chicago for Nov 2010. David will be in for the Lubeznik Gallery opening on Feb 18th for the exhibit “Through the Woods, Around the Block”. A number of his turn-ing have appeared in the AAW Magazine over the last several years. You will witness a very unique style and concept of wood turning.

belser box





Come join us and see our grounds and workshop.


“How much better to get wisdom than gold,
to get insight rather than silver!” Proverbs 16:16

#53 Other Wood Working: Duneland Wood Carving Show.



The show will held at Woodland Park, in the Oakwood Grand Hall. The park is located at 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage, Indiana, 46368.

Admission is $4.  Children under 12 enter free.

The show is open to the public:

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011 – 10 AM TO 5 PM.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011 – 10 AM TO  4PM

Best of show 2010

Third best of show 2009










Second best of show 2009

Let me invite you to the show!  Do come and spend a few hours enjoying the displays, the demonstrations, the sales, and the welcoming atmosphere of a carving show.  Meet many fine carvers, ask questions, join in the demonstrations, maybe even buy a knife and some wood.  Would love to see you there.