Annual Show

The 50th Annual Flickertail Woodcarvers Show will be held October 12 & 13 at the North Dakota Heritage Center, which is located on the State Capital Ground.  The Heritage Center will provide tables and chairs.  Bring your own tablecloth.  Selling is not allowed in the Heritage Center hallways where the display tables will be located.  We have permission to sell in the classrooms only.  One of the classrooms will be setup for the vendors.  If you have questions about selling, please contact Doug Emerson (701-425-8226, dd_emerson@msn.com).

Detailed information and sign-up sheets available in this link!

Jay Haavik – Nordic style carving class information:  The cost of Jay’s class is $165.  The cost includes carver’s registration, display table, project cutout, and two noon meals.  The class will meet at the North Dakota Heritage Center Thursday and Friday October 10 & 11 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday October 12 & 13 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Jay will teach the intricacies of carving a Nordic style relief carving (see figure below).  The cutout will be out of mahogany and is included in the cost of the class.  The projects will be approximately 24” x 18”, with deep relief carving primarily using long handle tools.  This carving class is designed for intermediate to experienced students.  Carvers are expected to understand grain direction, familiarity with using gouges and knives, and sharpening.

Karen Henderson – Useable Spoons Carving class information:  The cost of Karen’s class is $70.  The cost includes carver’s registration, display table, one spreader carving blank, and two noon meals.  The class will meet at the North Dakota Heritage Center Saturday and Sunday October 12 & 13 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Students will carve useable eating/serving spoons from various hardwoods.  Buckthorn, maple, apple, lilac, and other woods will be available.  All hardwoods have a beautiful grain and unique color.  No special tools are needed.  Just bring your favorites.

Terri Stegmiller – Wild and Wacky Painting Party:  The cost of Terri’s painting class is $50. The cost includes non-carver’s registration, class materials, and two noon meals.  The class will meet at the North Dakota Heritage Center Saturday and Sunday October 12 & 13 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Participants will gather around a large piece of cloth and everyone paints on the cloth until is it fully covered with color.  No painting experience is necessary.  Instructor prompts will help lead the group to create a fun and colorful masterpiece.  At the end of the class the cloth will be cut into equal pieces and each participant will take a piece home.  All supplies will be furnished.  In case of paint splatters or accidents, participants my want to consider wearing clothing/shoes that can get messy. Consider wearing an old apron or oversized painting shirt.  The paints used in the class are water based and non-toxic and can be cleaned up with soap and water.


Past Years

Photos from the 2018 show

Photos from the 2017 show