2016 Kaw Valley Woodcarvers Annual Show

Ramada Topeka West 605 SW Fairlawn Road 
Topeka, Kansas 66606

The 37th Annual Kaw Valley Woodcarvers show will be November 19 – 20, 2016 in Topeka, Kansas. This is the weekend preceding Thanksgiving. The 37th annual show, sale and competition will be held at the Ramada Topeka West (formerly known as the Holiday Inn West Holidome). The show hours are Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4.

A block of rooms have been set aside for our show. To reserve your room please call Ramada West, 785-272-8040. A buffet breakfast is provided with each reservation.

Members, vendors and exhibitors are invited to join us for breakfast Sunday before the show. This year we will have a small buffet at the Ramada West Courtyard from 8:45 – 10:15. The cost is approx. $ 13 per person and will need to confirmed and paid by noon on Saturday. More information will be included with your show packet.

Exhibitors and Vendors

* George Bledsoe will have wood for sale.
* Van Kelly will be selling his rough outs this year.
* Larry & Carol Yudis of The Woodcraft Shop, Bettendorf, IA will be selling tools and other items.

******* Our Vendor spots are now full *******

Entry forms and fees are to be mailed to: Kaw Valley Woodcarvers, P.O. Box 4384, Topeka, KS 66604. Please attach show entry form with your mailing. show entry form 2016

Gerald Copeland will be our show judge this year.

Gerald grew up on a farm near Denison and is a carpenter by trade. He was introduced to carving in 1977. Gerald also creates bronze sculptures and finely detailed pencil drawings of wildlife, landscapes and people.

He has received several awards for his woodcarvings: Best of Shows for “Setting the Edge” and “Moses: Man of God” at the 2006 International Woodcarver’s Congress in Davenport, Iowa; Best of Show for “Silent Companion” at the Great Plain Woodcarvers Show in Wichita. For several years Gerald taught clay sculpture and woodcarving classes at the Woodcarving Rendezvous in Branson. He now teaches classes on Monday evenings or by appointment at his studio in Holton, KS.

We look forward to you attending our show as a visitor, exhibitor and competitor or to purchase supplies from one of our vendors.

For Questions contact:

Katrina Meredith – co-chair Joan Smith – co-chair
785-249-4958

Rules and Categories for judging 2016

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