COMING UP SOON ! The Mid-Wisconsin Chippers will be participating in The Brigade Outdoors sponsored by The Brigade of Neenah, Wisconsin. This annual event which highlights outdoor activities provided by The Brigade will be held on August 26, 2018. For more information about being involved in this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW ! Photos of some Mid-Wisconsin Chippers who carved an European Bee Eater at Krausman's Wildlife Reference Photos & Woodcarving Studio in Gwinn, MI are on the Photos page.
NEW ! Josh Guge will be teaching a carving class in Neenah, WI on September 27, 28, 29, 30, and October 1, 2017. Complete details including cost and registration information for the class can be downloaded below.
NEW ! FOR SALE ! Betsy Popp, who has taught carving classes for the Mid-Wisconsin Chippers, has a Shopsmith for sale. All items will be sold together. If you are interested, please make a fair offer and email her at email@example.com
NEW ! Photos from the Affiliated Wood Carvers, Ltd; International Woodcarvers Congress Show held on June 13-16, 2017 in Maquoketa, IA can be found on the Photos page. Several Mid-Wisconsin Chippers members participated in this show.
FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES ! A bus trip to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Birds in Art is being planned for 2017. Additional information for carvers who wish to attend will available in the future.
The Mid-Wisconsin Chippers carving club currently meets at:
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
1140 Tullar Rd., Neenah, WI 54956
Meetings start at 1:30 p.m. A Board Meeting is held at 12:30 p.m. Regular meetings for 2017-18 are scheduled on August 27, 2017, October 8, 2017, November 5, 2016, January 7, 2018, February 4, 2018, March 4, 2018, April 8, 2018, and May 6, 2018. A potluck dinner will be held on December 10, 2017. The Mid-Wisconsin Chippers do not meet during the summer months.
The 2018 annual "Artistry in Wood" woodcarving show will be at the Crystal Falls Banquet Hall in New London, WI on April 29, 2018.
NEW SHOW IN 2017 ! The Wisconsin Waterfowl Association invites you to the 1st Annual Decoy Carving Contest & Exhibition. It is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017 and will be held from 9:30 am-4:00 pm in the Laird Room of Dreyfus Center at UW-Stevens Point, 1015 Reserve St, Stevens Point, WI. Admission is a $5.00 donation, and children under 17 are free. The show flyer can be downloaded below.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND CARVING OPPORTUNITIES
There are many opportunities to meet and carve with other carvers. Please see the Opportunities page and scroll down that page for information about carving opportunities and upcoming carving shows and events. Please send information about carving opportunities, shows, and events to firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos from the May 7, 2017 Mid-Wisconsin Chippers meeting, the 2017 Oshkosh, WI Bird Fest, and the 2017 Mid-Wisconsin Chippers "Artistry in Wood" are now on the Photos page.
Photos from the Kettle Karvers 27th Annual Woodcarving and Wood Sculpture Show are on the Photos page.
The Dayton Carvers Guild "36th Annual Artistry in Wood Show" is scheduled for October 14 and 15, 2017 at Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington OH 45177. More information about this club can be found on the club website.
Articles & Tool Tips, a page with articles, reviews, and tool tips for woodcarvers has been added. The articles are in pdf format and can be downloaded and printed.
Photos from the Lee Belanger Bark Carving class are on the Photos page.
Gary Eigenberger, world champion wildfowl artist in wood, gave a presentation at Woodland Dunes Nature Center in Two Rivers, WI on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. There are photos from the presentation on the Photos page. A gallery of Gary's carvings can be found on his website, Alive in Wood.
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Beginning with the August 2016 newsletter, club newsletters can be downloaded from this website. The current newsletter can be downloaded from this page or the Newsletters/Forms/Resources page. Click on the "Download File" link. Past newsletters can be downloaded from the Newsletters/Forms/Resources page.
Membership and survey forms can be downloaded below or on the Newsletters/Forms/Resources page. After downloading the 2016-17 Membership Form (pdf), please print and fill it out to renew or become a member of the club. After downloading the 2016 Membership Experience and Interest Survey (pdf), please print and fill it out.