The largest carving show in America, Artistry in Wood attracts more than 5,000 shoppers and 200 exhibitors to Dayton, Ohio, every November. The show is sponsored by the Dayton Carvers Guild.
Although the focus of the show is carving, scrollers are increasingly well represented. The Dayton Carvers welcome scrollers, turners, and furniture makers, and Fox Chapel Publishing has long sponsored a scrolling category in the show competition. Among the scrollers at the show were Andy Chew, who showed wooden gear clocks; Howard Clements, who makes working wooden toy ornaments; Tom Gilbert and his elaborate puzzle boxes; Jim Harrell with intarsia; and Weston Hirschfeld with intarsia, fretwork, and more. Debbie Anderson both displayed and demonstrated intarsia.
Among its other offerings, Artistry in Wood includes a silent auction and raffle, and the club hosts a banquet. The proceeds are donated to United Rehabilitation Services; the club has donated approximately $150,000 over the years.
Artistry in Wood is held the second week of November in Dayton, Ohio. If you’re in the neighborhood, it’s well worth the drive. We’ll see you there next year!
For more show info, visit http://daytoncarvers.com/artistryinwood.html.
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