The 2013 Spirit of Wood Show will be on
Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Middlesex Community College
591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730
Admission - $4.00
17 and under are free
Free Overnight RV Parking
All show activities are open to the public from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Competition room will be open to the public from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM to 8:45 AM.
No pieces will be accepted after 8:45 AM on Sunday. Judging will begin at 9:00 AM sharp.
Adult Competition levels: novice, intermediate, open and masters
Youth Competition levels: Division A -14 years old and under, Division B - 15 to 17 years of age
Sample Entry form
Why should I go?
It doesn't matter if you're a novice or an expert, if you have a log of woodworking experience or just like to view works of art created in wood, this annual show is the place to be. In just one day, you will see a vast array of incredible carvings, sculptures, turnings and other works of art that will certainly trigger your imagination if not inspire you to create your own. Carvings can be purchased for your home decorations, or you can purchase tools and supplies. Many vendors of tools and wood will be available to answer your questions you may have regarding your current or next carving.
If you have any interest at all in experiencing a spectacular wood art festival..... this is the place to go!.
Don't miss it!
Bring your camera!
"Spirit of Wood" Competition Welcomes You
Youth, teenagers and adults are welcome to display their work at a recognized annual wood art competition, while learning from the experience of being judged by a team of expert carvers and artisans. The competition is open to any level of artistic skill in woodcarving, wood turning, scrolling, sculpting and whittling. If you are a competitor, or plan to compete, what better opportunity is there to talk with other competitors to pick up valuable tips on how to improve your own work? This is a great one-day event to rub elbows with some of the best carvers and artisans in New England.
Where people come to enjoy the challenge and are inspired to create more traditional and contemporary objects of beauty.
Competitors must fill out an entry form and bring their project to the Registration Entry Table. Entry forms are available by mail and at the show. Fees must be paid at the time of entry. Items to be placed in competition should not have a name or personal identification on it. If so, they need to be covered with tape. Numbered hanging tags will be placed on each item that will be judged. Judging of the contest will be completed the morning of the show. All entries will be placed on display until 4:00 PM the day of the show. An award ribbon will be placed next to each winning engry by the assigned judge(s).
Judges agree to be available for one-on-one critiquing of entries should a competitor want the feedback.
Winners agree to be available for photographs. These photographs may be used in local newspapers, in the Spirit of Wood newsletter and on the NEWC website. Photographs may also be sent to national magazines for publication.
Our Featured Artist: - TBD
Live Presentation of Birds of Prey
Back by popular demand
Tom Ricardi, the director of the Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Facility in Conway, MA will be giving live-presentations of a Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Great Horned Owl, Screech Owl and an American Kestral. In addition, there will be new birds introduced at the show.
A rare opportunity will be offered this day. For a small fee, you can be photographed holding one of the Birds of Prey.
Examples of the 2012 show, Displays, Demonstrations and Workshops.2013 details will be posted as they are booked.
Show will feature displays, demonstrations and workshops by expert artisans in scrollswawing, woodturning, woodcarving sculptering and artistic furniture design.
Friendly morning and afternoon workshops.
Photographing your work(bring your camera)
Methods of Tool Sharpening
Sharpening for Success
Applying color to your carvings
Central Massachusetts Caricature Carving Club
Books, Supplies, Tools, Wood
Fine Quality Items for Sale
by Competitors, Craftsmen, Woodcarvers, Scrollers, Wood Turners, Featured Artist
A wide range of gifts to adorn homes, for collectors, for third party sales and for holiday giving.
High value items, many generously donated by carvers and vendors
NEWC Gift Shop
Clothing apparel, wood-n-things
NEWC Projects to support
Bedford Veteran's Hospital "Hand Carved Christmas Ornaments"
Purple Heart Recipients "Carving of Eagle Canes"