Association Executive Committee Chairpersons President Wilson Crowell 829-3446 Newsletter Roger Beaupre 434-4123 Vice President Carl Purcell 466-3024 Library Doug Gregory 469-7641 Treasurer Brian Galletly 469-0354 Workshops Ed Dawson 883-1364 Secretary Richard Bone 469-0172 Phone Ross McKenzie 829-3328 Membership Brian Galletly 469-0354 Publicity Alan Dorey(902)757-3670 Competition Ed Dawson 883-1364
COMPETITION COMMITTEE: Chairman Ed Dawson 883-1364 Sponsorship Dan Maclean 435-0012 Vice Chairman Ross Mackenzie 829-3328 Manning: Dauphne Coveyduc 464-0997
WORD FROM THE CHAIRMAN:
Well folks it's that time of year again!" Competition 98" is now before us and by all indications this show promises to be great. Having said that ,we cannot slack off and hope things will come out in the wash. The time to sit back and rest on our laurels will come post-competition. This year, as in past years, we have tried to be innovative by introducing new ideas. For example, we will have a booth space dedicated to those artists whose works may fall outside the entrant requisites. Scenario: You carve walking sticks, and a finer piece of work you've never produced. No category to enter at competition. ANS: By offering a ( no fee) space to show off your work then you’re happy, and when you’re happy, the Competition Committee has done it's part.
P.S. The only way to ensure your brand of artistry has a voice at future competitions is to be a participative member on the Committee.
PAINTING SEMINAR: THURSDAY, MAY 14 /98 and FRIDAY, MAY 15/98 at Cole Harbour Place A working seminar with study cast on "HOW TO PAINT A GREENWING TEAL DRAKE" with our chief judge and a WORLDS CHAMPION , VICTOR PAROYAN. This seminar is geared for both air brush and brush. * Please note * Cost for this course is $100.00 plus study cast (not to exceed $50.00). Seating for this course is limited. Don't say we didn't warn ya!! MONDAY 04/05/98 is the cut off date for registering/paying. This enables us to order the study casts in advance.
WELLS, MAINE, COMPETITION: SEPT 19-20
A competition will be held in Wells, ME. USA. If you’re interested in going or interested in sending a piece, you can talk to some of their members at our show, or talk to some past participants i.e. Dick Bone ..
"MORNING GROUSE " PRINT :
For those of you who are unaware; Hines gallery has kindly donated to our club a "Landsdowne" print. We as a club have decided that starting ASAP we will raffle it off, with it's drawing to occur in the fall. Now before your blood pressure rises, it is our intention to use such venues as the Wood Show and this years Competition, as vending sites. It is not the intention of the club to "brow beat" our members with raffles. Remember this though. It like past donations is a quality piece and would certainly look good hanging in someone's home. Although we are a (non-profit org.) it is still important to fund raise.
Cole Harbour Place "does not come free" .
1 X Ticket=$1.00 or 3 X Ticket=$2.00.
LAST REGULAR WORKSHOP:
Margaret Crowell will present a painting demo on the18 Apr 98 . 9:30-11:30 , Creighton Park location. Good chance to perhaps learn something new before competition.
Please be advised that your name will automatically go into a "free draw" for merchandise and or services. I.E. there may be such things as a "free oil/lube job" donated by a sponsor. The exact amount, and what they are, will not be known until the competition. Just another goody!
PURCHASE AWARDS: Yes, this year (as was in the past) certain sponsors have come forward to say they are interested in purchasing some pieces. The Competition, derives no financial gain from these transactions. It is entirely between the artist and his prospective patron. For example, a novice carver is approached to sell a piece, the offer was $150.00 and you don't think it enough, just turn it down. There is no obligation to sell and vice versa there is no pressure for our sponsors to buy. This was all mentioned to tell you the carver, that in addition to the guaranteed competition prize monies that there are other monies out there.
The responsibility of picking next competitions ( 1999 ) theme bird lies with the (1998)
We as a committee weighed various factors in deciding "what" is the theme bird. Factors such as; it is our clubs tenth anniversary, a bird for which patterns are none to common place and even environmental issues such as protected/ endangered status. Therefore, after due consideration, a unanimous decision was reached with the "Harley". Promises to be great fun and a great challenge.
PRIZE STRUCTURE / ENTRANT FEES
A three tier system which reflects the three levels of carver , has been set in place this year. Previously at past competitions disbursements have been such as not to offer much incentive . The way we as a committee set it up this year draws three distinct lines between , Novice-Intermediate-Open class carvers. When you analysis the fee versus prize structure, we are sure that we have plotted ourselves the good course.
OPEN CLASS ENTRANT FEES: YOUTH ENTRANT FEES: 1st Entry:------ $20.00 1st Entry:------ $ 3.00 2nd Entry:------ $10.00 2nd Entry:----- $ 0.00 3rd Entry:----- $10.00 3rd Entry:---- $ 0.00 4th or more:---- $Gratis 4th or more:---- $ 0.00 INTERMEDIATE ENTRANT FEES: ROAD KILL 1st Entry:------ $10.00 NO CHARGE / DISPLAY ONLY 2nd Entry:------ $ 5.00 a few pieces from inter/open class 3rd Entry:----- $ 5.00 would be nice to show folks from what 4th or more:---- $Gratis roots we must all evolve from. Got a first or worst . Love ta hav'em! NOVICE 1st Entry:------ $ 5.00 2nd Entry:------ $ 3.00 3rd Entry:------ $ 3.00 4th or more:---- $ Gratis
Open 1st- $200.00 2nd- $100.00 3rd- $75.00 Intermediate 1st- $150.00 2nd- $75.00 3rd- $50.00 Novice 1st- $100.00 2nd- $50.00 3rd- $25.00 Youth Carving Books/ Gift Certificates
NEW TO CARVING- LOOKING FOR TIPS ? :
You've been carv'in up a storm and all your bits are clogged up and der all ready fer da dust bin. WHOA! not sa fast! If you’re like me and you want to squeeze a dime out of a nickel, this what you do. You take your rubys an put'em in a plastic baggy, douse dem bits liberally with oven cleaner, seal it all up and walk away. Next day when you remember dem bits, rinse'em off and you'll swear some jokester replaced dem all wit new.
Amazing yet true. Fer yer carbide cutzalls jus puts da propane torch two'em.
GEEZ ! you say. "That acrylic paint sure dried sum quick" Hint: if you’re looking to extend working time there is 2 options . Buy a Paint Retarder or do what I do and add a drop or two of AMWAY general detergent what I call "yellow stuff", and "No" I don't have anything to do with Amway products except use this stuff.
Use yer buddy at the meet'ins or phone'm. Better yet tell'im there’s a cold beverage in your fridge but it's got to be drunk in person. Glean'em fer everything he's got. If he's a carver, he'll be more than happy to spout off his advice. After that 30secs is over, get yerself over to the Club Library for the how to video/book/study cast.
FINAL TIP !
Get yer self in some sort of club activity. Seriously, did you join to have fun , talk carvin perhaps make wood dust or did you jus wanna sit on yer thumbs and tell everyone your sad stories about how you joined a club but no one took your hand. Stop, Stop, you’re making me depressed!! I joined the club, it didn't join me!!!!
I think my carving continues to evolve because it, or rather I, am constantly seeking new stimuli. I find this in club involvement perhaps you may as well..
TAKE THE TEST:
True or False ?
1. The snow goose's call sounds like a low pitched bark.  T/F
2. Adult male snow geese weigh more than adult male mallards.  T/F
3. Immature snow geese appear stark white.  T/F
4. Both male and female snow geese guard the brood.  T/F
I am sharply dressed in white, grey, and black plumage, like a finely tailored suit. I am built for speed and my twin tail feathers serve as rudders during acrobatic courtship flights. WHO AM I? Hint: I can be found local but not too late.
The bufflehead duck almost relies exclusively on this bird to provide suitable nest sites. Who is it?