Wood Craft Clubs

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Wood Carving Clubs

Pineywoods Carvers
Contact: Joe Richardson - Club Meets on the second Saturday of each month at 9am in the Forestry Lab on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.
203 E. Parker Rd.
Nacogdoches, TX 75965
US
(936) 554-1622
poppajoeswoodcarving@hotmail.com

Nolan River Chippers
Dallas Bradley
806 Euclid
Cleburne, TX 76031
US
(817)645-7812
sdbdob@msn.com

Squaw Valley Carvers
Gail Fruehling
P O Box 2394
Glen Rose, TX 76043
US
(254)897-2321
frueh@hcnews.com

Karvers Korner
Gail Fruehling
P O Box 548
Glen Rose, TX 76043
US
(254)897-2321
frueh@hcnews.com

Chip-O-Tex Carving Club
Contact: Don Angelbeck Meetings Tuesdays 9:00am till 3:00 pm
Business 83 Park Place Estates
Harlingen, TX US
US
Chip_O_Tex@yahoo.com
www.geocities.com/Chip_O_Tex/

Texas Woodcarvers Guild
973 E Fm 916
Rio Vista, TX 76093
US
joesamhays@yahoo.com
www.texaswoodcarversguild.com/

Texas Wildfowl Carvers Association (TWCA)
1700 Watson St
Fort Worth, TX 76103
US
tlncarv@flash.net

Wood Wizards
Contact person: Jerry Bullock
83 E. Slatestone Circle
The Woodlands, TX 77382
US
bullmdjd@aol.com

Alamo Area Woodcarvers - San Antonio
Contact: Bob Tilton - President - Contact: Don Stutsman
10020 Autumn Wood
Spring Branch, TX 78070
US
210-241-1727
stutsmd@gvtc.com

Rio Grande Valley Woodcarvers
Rt 1 Box 2640
Mission, TX 78572
US
www.iidbs.com/riogrand

Top of Texas Woodcarvers
Contact: William J. Murphy 940-586-0165, cell 940-631-8041
Wichita Falls Museum & Art Center, 2 Eureka Circle
Wichita Falls, TX 76366-0279
US

Central Texas Woodcarvers Association
Contact: President Clarence Born, Meetings at Hancock Recreation Center, 811 East 41st St., Austin, Texas; carve and visit meetings every Wednesday for 9 am to noon; business meetings the second Thurs
8904 Research Blvd.
Austin, TX 78758
US
512-255-4373
erictheunready@att.net
www.centraltexaswoodcarvers.com

Mustang Draw Woodcarvers
Meetings: 3rd Monday of month, 6:30-9:00pm Sibley Learning Center
1307 East Wadley Avenue
Midland, TX
US
lloydmdwcsec@yahoo.com

Chip-O-Tex Wood Carvers Club
5401 Bus. 83
Harlingen, TX 78552
US
719-310-4847
rgorczyca@earthlink.net
www.chip-o-tex.com

Brazoria County Woodcarvers Club
Our club meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Brazoria library.
1806 Brazoria Rd.
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
US
979-258-2065
rrab449@yahoo.com

Brazoria County Woodcarvers Club
Meetings are on the second Saturday of each month, Brazoria Library
1806 Highway 332 W
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
US
979-258-2065
woodcarver63@gmail.com

Coastal Bend Woodcarvers
Contact person is Phil Roets. His URL is http://www.philroets.com/ The club meets at Portobello RV Park 9:00 am Tuesday.
2009 W. Wheeler Avenue
Aransas Pass, TX 78336
US
(361) 758-0906
philip@philroets.com

Coastal Bend Woodcarvers
Coastal Bend Woodcarvers, Portobello RV Park, 2009 W. Wheeler Avenue meets every Tuesday at 9:00 am. Members also meet at other RV parks on other week days
Portobello RV Park
Aransas Pass, TX 78336
US
(361) 758-0906
philip@philroets.com

Boomtown Woodcarvers
Meet the first and third Saturdays at 416 Ave. C in Burkburnett, exas. Contact Jim Morgan @ 940-569-2750
923 Kiowa Drive
Burkburnett, TX 76354
US
940-569-2750
jimmorgan@classicnet.net

Houston Area Wood Carvers Club
Club meets the third Saturday of the month at Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet, Houston, TX. Meeting times 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
2401 Saddlehorn Tr
Katy, TX 77494
US
281-392-0713
info@houstonareawoodcarvers.com
www.houstonareawoodcarvers.com

Golden Spread Woodcarvers
Contact Gary Murphy - Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at the Amarillo Art Institute
3701 Plains Blvd.
Amarillo, TX 79106
US
806-672-5656
gmurphy55@yahoo.com

Texas Woodcarvers Guild
Sping and Fall carving seminars, Competition, show ans sale in the fall. See website for times and registration details.
13118 Boomer Lane
Austin, TX 78729
US
twgprez@gmail.com
www.texaswoodcarversguild.com

Alamo Area Woodcarvers Club
Meet Tues 12:30; 1st & 3rd Sat 10 am. Parman Library, 20735 Wilderness Oak, SA, TX POC: Don Stutsman @ 210-241-1727; Stan Richard, 830-980-3384 (srichard@satx.rr.com)
10020 Autumn Wood
Spring Branch, TX 78070
US
210-241-1727
stutsmd@gvtc.com
www.alamoareawoodcarvers.com

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Peter Ortel
Peter Ortel, New York City born and raised, retired from the New York Fire Department after serving for 21 years as a Firefighter and started carving in 1990.

He was elected into the Caricature Carvers of America in 1992 and served as president of the CCA from 1996 to 1998. He is the co founder of the Mid Hudson Woodcarvers Guild and a member of several woodcarving groups including the National Woodcarvers Association and the Affiliated Woodcarvers.

He always had a fondness for cartooning and love for wood but when he combined the two by carving caricatures, it became his passion. The excitement and diversity of the environment he knows are his inspiration and his imagination and humor are reflected in his carvings of the everyday people we see around us, if we really look.

Peter's work has been featured on local Television, several newspapers and national and international magazines. He has won many awards and has taught carving classes around the country. His biggest success to date was to win the Best of Show award and People's Choice award at the 2000 International Woodcarvers Congress in Davenport, Iowa for his carving he calls 'Love”. Because a caricature has never done this before, it is considered a major breakthrough for caricature carving.

He is presently teaching seminars and speaking at woodcarving clubs, wood carving shows and events throughout the country and is available for commissions. His enthusiasm, animation and shared knowledge inspire his students to discover their creativity and individuality in a fun atmosphere. As an instructor, he stresses originality and he helps to cultivate the artist within each of us by encouraging students to stretch their ability and imagination. He teaches his students the theories behind the woodcuts so students not only learn how to carve in the classroom but they also can take and use that knowledge on their own. more
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