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2016 Show News
This is a sample of some of the activities NAWA club members are involved in throughout the year.
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NAWA collected fallen chittam wood from the AL Land Trust property and created Walking Sticks and other items to be auctioned off to benefit the Land Trust.
This is the Jaycee Community Building entrance in Southwest Huntsville where we host our annual woodcarving shows..
One view of the enormous kitchen
This shows the access to the rear of the building for big vehicles like Mac's motor home.
One view of the break area easily accessed from the kitchen through the windows yet away from the main exhibit area.
Another view of the electrical drop from the ceiling. These drops can be placed wherever the exhibitor needs them.
As you can see, the train show that was being held, is hardly using any of the available space. We will be filling it up we hope.
An interior view of the loading doors.
Another view of just how large this facility is.
Can you say parking? And right outside the building.
Here is a little break area opening off the kitchen (through the window) to grab a quick snack away from the hustle and bustle
This area is to the left of the entrance and can be separated by a movable partition. We plan to use this for the judging area.
Another view of the huge kitchen
This is the side entrance showing large doors to make it much easier to load and unload.
The arrow are pointing to movable outlets on the ceiling and an example of the drops that the facility will put anywhere you need them at no extra charge
More parking. Everywhere you look!
Tons of plugs on the walls
One view of the mammoth kitchen.
Accessible and clean restrooms - don't laugh - it's important!
Look at all of the beautiful tables which do not have to be hauled anywhere and which THEY will put up for us anywhere we want them to.
Here is a medley of images from 4 separate cottonwood bark classes taught by our resident expert, Phil Terry. Needless to say, everyone enjoyed the classes and learned a lot.
Volunteers from carving clubs in Central & N. AL, came together to design and create interpretive carvings to raise Eagle Awareness at Guntersville State Park. Find more pictures and info about the project here .
Dylan Goodson works on plans for the Town Creek Project intended to inspire others to serve as stewards for the Park.
José Martin, Ervin West, and John Bloodworth, along with other contributors to the project, were honored guests of Guntersville State Park on Feburary 7, 2015.
Another view of some of the individual posts that will be joined together to make up the sculpture.
Jose Martin with some of the incredible carvings that will make up the composite piece.
Team members, along with our President, José Martin, measure and cut cedar logs, downed in the 2011 tornadoes.
The fallen cedar logs will be fashioned into beautiful sculptures to become part of a massive composite.
Uh-oh - José is slacking off back there!
Those logs look awfully heavy...
But we knew José was up to the challenge!
Dylan surveying the raw material
Admiration for the finished sculptures
An otter with his lunch
A turtle catching a nap on a log
Love that bird!
What a great owl!
An indian fashioned by our very own John Bloodworth
And here he is now - showing off his fabulous creation.
José put the detail on some feathers with a little advice from a friend.
Indian in progress
Visitors to the Park are fascinated by the carvers in action.
And Erwin West, one of members, shows off his lovely eagle
Here is a close up!
José - hard at work on his contribution!
Another beautiful carving
Dylan exhibits his wonderful raccoons
Here is a close up of the little one
The use of the wood grain to highlight the beak is fabulous
Dylan with another masterful creation
Wouldn't want to meet him on a dark night. Looks like he is ready for prey!
Frog on a log!
José still working on those feathers!
A wonderful bear
The partially assembled composite with drawings to show where the next carvings should go
Dylan inserting metal rods to hold all of the individual logs together now that they are assembled.
José lending a helping hand - from a distance!
The finished piece
A close up of the lower part
and the middle part...
And the upper part!
Dylan with this completed piece. This is the 1st phase of the project - started Feb 1, 2014.
And another day ends with a job well done.
On April 7, 2015, there was a tour of 3 Caves as well as a conducted expedition to collect fallen Chittam Wood on the Land Trust property. As you can see, there was a good turnout.
We held our 2016 Annual Christmas Dinner at Oak Park Baptist Church on December 15. Once again, we enjoyed the Christmas Story gift exchange along with wonderful food and friends.
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