Annual Show

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The Flickertail Woodcarvers invite all woodcarvers to participate in a fun filled weekend consisting of learning, sharing, and camaraderie. We have put together a program consisting of workshops for carvers and non-carvers, wood and carving vendors, and exhibition of carvings by the show participants.


The 52nd Annual Flickertail Woodcarvers Show will be held at the Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy, which is located on the east side of Bismarck State College campus. The Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy will provide tables and chairs. Bring your own tablecloth. Selling is not only allowed, it is encouraged – based upon public feedback.


The Flickertail Woodcarvers refund policy is:
**If you withdraw before September 11th , you will receive 100% of your fees refunded.
**If you withdraw after September 11th and before September 30th , you will receive 50% of your fees refunded.
**If you withdraw on September 30th or later, you will not receive any refunds.


A block of rooms has been set-aside at Quality Inn, 1030 E. Interstate Ave. (701-223-1911). Mention Flickertail Woodcarvers to receive the special rate of $79.00 (two double beds or one queen bed). The room includes breakfast and a free drink in the bar each day. You must book these rooms by Wednesday, September 30th .

A potluck will be held Friday, October 7 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Quality Inn, room E. Everyone is invited for a fun time and great food. Out of town carvers are the guests of the Flickertail Woodcarvers and do not need to bring anything. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Turck – cell 701-226-0163 or tdturck@bis.midco.net or Eric Gaasland – cell 307-349-9782 or egaasland@yahoo.com. We will get a list going for those bringing food to the potluck, and what dishes are needed (sides, main, salad, dessert, etc.). Don’t worry – Becky is bringing Scandinavian Sushi again!

Schedule

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Exhibits setup: 7:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Workshops: 8:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Lunch: 11:15 AM– 12:00 noon
Exhibits: 12:00 noon – 4:30 PM, open to the public
Social Hour: 5:00 – 6:00 PM (Radisson Hotel)
Dinner: 6:00 PM (Radisson Hotel – downtown Bismarck)
Aaron and Andy Mayer will be the banquet guest speaker
Carving exchange and door prizes


Sunday, October 9, 2022

Workshops: 8:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Lunch: 11:15 AM– 12:00 noon
Exhibits: 12:00 noon – 4:30 PM, open to the public
Raffle Drawing: 3:30 PM
(Early departures are discouraged unless prearranged)


Our Featured Carvers, Aaron and Andy Mayer, nationally recognized artists from Colorado


Cottonwood Bark Tree House class information:

The cost of the Mayer brothers’ class is $100, which includes the cost of the wood supplies for the project. The class will meet at the (meeting site is in the works), on Friday, October 7th from 9 AM to 4 PM to 5:00 PM and at the Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th from 8:00 AM to 11:15 AM. The Mayer brothers’ class is designed to encourage students of all levels to expand their level of artistic expression. Bark carving is easy. And fun! Class is open to 14 students. Standard carving knives and gouges will be used.

Eric Gaasland – Dala Horse carving class information:

The cost of Eric’s class is $30. The class will meet at the Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy Saturday and Sunday October 8th and 9th from 8:00 to 11:15 AM. The project will be carving and painting a stylized dala horse. Several patterns and options will be available for students to select from. An example of the project is shown below. Class is open to 10 students.

Eric was born with a carving knife in his hand. Legend has it that by the time he was three, he was nicknamed the ‘Warrior’ after the fierce dragon heads that he carved on any Viking ship that set anchor in Duluth. Eric has a unique style of teaching, a blend of laughter and encouragement that
makes everyone want to carve. Teaching has helped him learn to be a better carver, a better human. Transportation Engineer by day, whittler after that.


Becky Weisgerber – Brooms and more brooms:

The cost of Becky’s class is $30. The class will meet at the Bismarck Public
Schools Career Academy Saturday and Sunday October 8th and 9th from 8:00 to
11:15 AM. The first day will center on the basic broom-tying mechanic as we make a whisk
broom and pot scrubber. The second day will expand on those skills, adding a handle
and a decorative plaited neck to make your choice of a light “cobwebber” or full-size
floor broom. There will be several colors of nylon twine to choose from, and a selection of
foraged local wood for handles. All supplies needed will be included in the class. Class is open
to 10 students.


Becky is an artist that takes woodcarving to a new level. From specialty buttons, to spoons, brooms,
and so much more, her artistic vantage point revels in the beauty that can be found in our daily
tools and the joy of making what you need with what you find.

Virtual Tables

We may not have been able to have our 2020 show in person, but check out these members have put together a show-and-tell about what you could find at their tables!


Past Years

Photos from the 50th Anniversary 2019 show

Photos from the 2018 show

Photos from the 2017 show

Photos from the 2016 show

Photos from the 2014 show

Photos from the 2012 show

Video from the 1993 show