Maine Wood Carvers Association - Shows and Competitions

We hope to see you at these great shows!



2014 Top of Maine Carving Competition and Art Show

July 25th, 26th and 27th

at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds, Presque Isle, in the Forestry Building

DELIVERY OF ENTRIES:                 

Friday, 4 pm-8 pm
Saturday, 10 am-12 noon

ENTRY FEES:      ALL LEVELS:       

$5.00 for the first entry
$3.00 for each additional entry up to 3 pieces

The maximum number of entries you pay for is THREE.            
Additional entries are FREE.
Chapter Booths are FREE.

CARVING: Levels of Competition:

Master:  The most prestigious level for those whose work is at the highest level. Anyone who carves professionally or has won more than two blue ribbons in Open or Best of Show while competing in Open, in the year previous at any competition, will be required to enter this level.

Open: This level is for the skilled carver whose work reflects proficiency at a level beyond intermediate. If you have won a Best of Show, at this level, you are expected to advance to Master. Cast feet may not be used at the open level.

Intermediate: This level is for those who have advanced in their carving and painting skills and carve mostly for enjoyment. When you have won a Best of Show, you are expected to advance to Open. Cast feet may be used in the intermediate level.

Novice: This level is for those NEW to carving. If you have won any blue ribbons at this level, or a Best of Show, you are expected to advance to intermediate level. Cast feet may be used in the novice level.

Youth: Ages 17 and under may enter this level. Entrant’s year of birth will be indicated on the entry form.

AWARDS

Best of Show will be awarded by the consensus of all judges.

Awards will be based on the following criteria utilizing a point system. A maximum of 5 points may be awarded for each criteria. A maximum of 25 points per carving may be awarded. The total points for each carving will determine the ribbon or rosette.

  •     Craftsmanship. (technique of carving, sculpturing, burning, and painting)
  •     Accuracy (conformation or anatomical correctness)
  •     Essence of the species (feather, fur, hair, scale pattern and/or texture)
  •     Artistry (Interpretation of subject)
  •     Degree of difficulty (scale and complexity)

2014 Downeast Wood Carving and Wildlife Art Show

presented by Maine Wood Carvers Association since 1986.

New Location and Date! We have moved to Lewiston and it's the same weekend as the balloon festival!

Sunday, August 17th from 9 - 4. Show and Competition. Open to the general Public.

at the Lewiston Memorial Armory, 65 Central Ave, Lewiston, Maine

Realistic Bird Carvings • Decoys • Wildlife • Caricatures • Chip Carving • Relief Carving • Chainsaw Carving • Wood Turning • Intarsia • More...

Awesome artistry from New England and Canada

Featured Carver: Robert 'Bob' Perry

Featured Exhibit: TBA

Carving Competition • Demonstrations • Vendor Booths • Carving Tool Sales • Wood Sales • Raffles

Admission $4.00, under 14 years is free

 Map and Directions

2014 Competition Rules:

Vendor Forms:

Show Demonstrations:

For more information contact Show Co-Chairs Bob Grimm at 207 655 2563 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or Hariph Smith at 207-377-6002 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.