WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING
Maurice Renaud of LaHave, was the only NSWCAA member to attend the Downeast Wood Carving Competition in Wells. Maine. Entering in the Intermediate level, his Great Blue Heron won 1st in Class & Peoples Choice, his Hen Pheasant won 1st in class, and a Black Duck Decoy placed 3rd. Well done Maurice. The legacy of Maritime carvers lives on.
The RV Show is scheduled for March 15–18, 2001. Contact Ira Perry Buhot-Perry if you would like to work the booth, call and reserve your time early. If you would like to display, please bring your pieces to the Thursday meeting and drop them off to Carl, or Friday at Exhibition Park. All entries should have a card with your name and phone number, and also note if the piece is for sale, and your asking price. Pick up time is Sunday at 5:00 pm.
Our Fall newsletter had enclosed ten tickets for a wildlife print and duck stamp, donated and framed by Sherman Hines and James Gardine. Funds from the ticket sales will help to defray a major part of the 2001 Competition expenses. Please help support those who have given of their time and effort, and have made donations, by selling all ten tickets.
a Wood Duck
It's Not too late!
Carl Purcell will be leading the next workshop with a life-size decorative wood duck. Course begins January 18, 2001, every Thursday, at the Museum of Natural History. Cost will be $65.00 which will include the bass wood blank & eyes, and 25 hours of instruction. Anyone who provides their own wood blank will be charged $30.00. The pattern used is from the Pat Godin series. Please reserve your space with Carl or Daphne.
We have been invited by the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, to demonstrate during the Winter Fest Weekend Feb 17-18. The weekend is designated to promote groups like ours. Anyone interested in participating, please call Daphne Coveyduc,464-0997.
Seven-time world champion bird carver Larry Barth will be conducting a two-day hands-on workshop August 23-25, 2001 at Limberlost Wilderness Reserve, just east of Huntsville, Ontario, not far from the world famous Algonquin Park.
The course, to be conducted in clay, will demonstrate Larry Barth's technique of preparing his wood carving in clay before applying it to the less forgiving material of wood.
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The Golden-Crowned Kinglets nest in spruce and fir forests in the north. They are common winter birds in the east and are social birds moving in small flocks through the pines and evergreens. They feed on hibernating insects from winter foliage. Because of their small size and dull coloration, they are difficult to see, but their presence is revealed by their call, a high pitched, two noted lisp. Recent report by NSWCAA member Grant Winchcombe, Golden-crowned Kinglets in point Pleasant Park.
Alan Dorey President, Newsletter, & Competition co-chairman
Phone 902 757-3670
Vice President, Competition Chairman
Email: email@example.com Phone: 466-3024
Daphne Coveyduc Membership, Phone Cmte
Mel Deveau Treasurer
Dick Bone Secretary