Annual Show

Kaw Valley Woodcarvers

Ramada Topeka West 605 SW Fairlawn Road Topeka, Kansas 66606

The 38th Annual Kaw Valley Woodcarvers show will be November 18 – 19, 2017 in Topeka, Kansas. This is the weekend preceding Thanksgiving. The 38th annual show, sale and competition will be held at the Ramada Topeka West. 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.

Exhibitors and Vendors

* George Bledsoe of Glenwood, IA will be providing us with wood this year. George can be contacted by email: or by phone: 712-310-4154

* Van Kelly of Norwood, MO will provide a variety of rough outs for sale. Van can be reached by email: or by phone: 417-746-4209

* Larry & Carol Yudis of ‘The Woodcraft Shop’ in Bettendorf, IA will provide a wide selection of tools and other supplies for sale. Larry can be reached by email: or by phone: 1-800-397-2278

******* 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 2017

Gerald Copeland has graciously agreed to 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.
Visit Gerald’s website at

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 (785) 249-4958

Joan Smith – co-chair

Rules and Categories for judging 2017

Show Notes for Exhibitors 2017