Capitol Woodcarvers

Club Photo Album

Images of Club Members,
and Carvings

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Capitol Woodcarvers
Photo Album

Jim and Judy manning the Capitol Woodcarvers booth at the Marion County Fair
Lou and Debi at the Coastal Carvers Show
Bob Fisher's "Fishermen" on the dock
Bob Karr's beautifully carved cross
Goldeneye duck by Bob Curtis
Cheryl Ayres' Owl
Chuck and his award-winning pelican
Denis and Donna demonstrating carving at the Oregon State Fair, 2016
Relief-carved cribbage board by Peg
Dave Disselbrett at a Club Show
Spoons carved by Dave Hunter. Dave donated many spoon carvings and blanks to the Empty Bowls Project to feed the hungry.
Debi's Marionette
Many of our Club members attend and contribute to the annual Oregon Carvers Rendezvous.
Donna Miller's carved and painted Nativity Music Box. Carved fron a basswood egg.
"Outhouse in Use" by Fritz
The Capitol Woodcarvers Club has several pyrography artists. This great piece was created by Barb Fromherz.
Club members participate in many area shows. Here Denis Miller has a display in Lincoln City.
The Club has an annual fundraiser where member-donated carved ornaments are sold at the OSU 4H Christmas Sale. These ornaments were donated by Janice Besing.
Carvings by Jim Harris, Club Past-President, Carving Instructor, and long-time member.
Turned and relief-carved "Wine Bottle" by Joe Perez
Award-winning "Scrub Jay" by Mary Davis
Capitol Woodcarvers Club participated in The 2020 Keizer Art Association March Show. The Association displays monthly themed shows in its Art Gallery and 2020 included Wood Carving for the first time in the Gallery's 40 year history. The Show was a great success.
Al Copeland Rainbow Trout.
Lorene Bartell Wall Collage.
Members attend duck carving session led by Jerry Harris.
Club Members at the 2019 Oregon State Fair Club booth.
2018 Club Show in Salem.
Ken Lake addresses a Club meeting.
Capitol Woodcarvers mission includes promotion of woodcarving. Bob Curtis is pictured here giving a presentation to Keizer Art Association about woodcarving and our Club. Many carvers including Bob view woodcarving as an "art" and they take every opportunity to educate others, particularly those in the art community, about our "art".
Cheryl and Mary at a carving session. These sessions are usually well attended and members willingly help each other as needed.
Al Copeland displays his expertly carved fish at the Salem Show. Visitors to the Show and members are always blown away by Al's realistic carvings.
Don Fromherz is conducting a "Breakout" session at a Capitol Woodcarvers Show in Salem. This annual show is well attended by carvers, non-carvers, vendors, and the public. The show helps get the word out about our club and carving. In addition to display booths the show includes: an auction, awards, breakout classes, banquette, food truck(s), and a raffle. It is a well attended, entertaining, educational, and fun show.
Everett Koontz working on a cowboy carving.
Focus and Concentration
When working on a carving some of our members really get into it. These carvers at one of our weekly Friday carving sessions have tuned out everything but what they are working on. And the results show the value of focus and concentration.
Parking Lot Lunch
John, Donna, Judy
The year 2020 has been terrible for our Club. In-person sessions have been cancelled and there has been little opportunity to get together to carve or socialize. Several carvers have been meeting at Friday lunch in the mall parking lot. Social distancing is being adhered to. But even this activity has stopped since the weather turned.
Mary Painting Class
Our Club has many very talented carvers, pyrographers, painters, etc. Many of these talented people conduct pop-up or short-notice classes for other members. Our Club is made up of very talented artists who are always willing to share their skill.
Club Vice President Terry Moss is creating exceptional caricatures. His pieces tell a story such as this piece named "Hopeful". It always brings a smile to see one of Terry's caricature carvings.
Capitol Woodcarvers members donate Christmas ornaments yearly to the Center 50+ in recognition of the support they provide to our Club. Center 50+ sells these ornaments and proceeds go to senior support programs.
Donna Miller's attention to detail is reflected in her carvings. This piece completed end of 2020 displays memories and happiness. Donna captured the childrens' expressions through detail.
Capitol Woodcarver's is more than a group of woodcarvers enjoying their art. Social gatherings such as the Annual Picnic and monthly dinners allow our Club members to enjoy friendships beyond carving.

Come Join Us

Capitol Woodcarvers meets the last Tuesday of each month, except the months of August and December. Meetings are from 7:00PM to 9:00PM Meetings are held at the Salem Center 50+ located at: 2615 Portland RD NE, Salem, OR

  • Monthly meetings
  • Annual woodcarving show
  • Use of the club library
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Demonstrations
  • Publish work on club website
  • Information exchange
  • Participate in club events
  • Social gatherings
  • Opportunity to meet, learn with, and carve with really nice people

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