New Brunswick Wood Carving Competition and Sale

14th Annual

NB Wood Carving Competition and Sale 2019

The Sir James Dunn Academy

180 King Street, Saint Andrews, NB

August 9-11, 2019

Registration times will be:
Friday, August 9 from 13:00 – 17:00
Saturday, August 10 from 08:00 – 11:00

Open to the public
Saturday, August 10 from 12 noon – 17:00
Sunday August 11 from 10:00 – 15:00
***Please note change in time for Sunday***

Head Judge for the show will be Tom Baldwin
Masters and Advanced judge: Tom Baldwin
Intermediate judge: Art Wolff
Novice and Youth judge: Gord Willett
***Each carver registered at the competition will receive a piece of quality basswood, courtesy of AV Group.***

Workshop Schedule

Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
*Constructing habitat – workshop/demonstration – Bill Berge. There is a fee of $25. Please register via our Contact Form.

Saturday, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
*Working with Iridescence – workshop/demonstration – Sheila Young. There is a fee of $10. Please register via our Contact Form.

Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
*Power Carving Demonstration Table – Brian Dykeman, Coordinator
*Chainsaw Carving Demonstration – Ryan Little
*Knife/chisel Carving Demonstration – Ian McLeod

Sunday, 10 am. to 12 noon
*Air Brush Painting Seminar and Demonstration – Art Wolff. There is a fee of $10. Please register via our Contact Form
*Youth Power Carving Workshop (carving a whale) – Gord Willett
*Hand Carving Competition – KV Carving Supplies
*Power Carving Demonstration Table – Brian Dykeman
*Chainsaw Carving Demonstration – Ryan Little
*Knife Carving Demonstration – Ian McLeod

Monday to Thursday, August 12-15th
*Post-show Carving Course by Tom Baldwin
For enquiries about this course, please use our Contact Us form.

Used Equipment Sale Friday, August 9th, from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
*Registered carvers may sell used carving equipment in the school foyer

***Annual General Meeting of the New Brunswick Wood Carving Association – Sunday, August 11th at 12:00 noon***
Registered carvers are encouraged to attend the meeting!

Information for Carvers


Themes for our 2019 competition include…


Announcing Seven Purchase Awards for 2019.


Thank you to all our 2018 partners!


Our competition rules have been updated for 2019.


There are no category changes for 2019.


A downloadable, printable form will be available August 1, 2019.

2018 Award Winners

Moose, by Ian McLeod: JD Irving Purchase Award

Saw-whet owl, by Maurice Isnor: AV Nackawic Purchase Award

Puffin, by Ted Boothroyd: NBWCCS Award

Santa, by Ian McLeod: Picket Fence Motel Award

Skate, by Reg Murphy: Fredericton Carving Club Award

The Latest News From NBWCCS

2019 Themes and Purchase Awards

We are happy to announce that the themes for the 2019 show have been chosen. We are also pleased to announce seven purchase awards.Theme BirdThe theme bird for 2019 is any New Brunswick warbler. General ThemeOur general theme is for anything related to night-time.2019...

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Two Host Hotels in 2019

An update on our Host Hotels for our 2019 show, Tara Manor and the Picket Fence Motel. The Picket Fence Motel has been a supporter of our show for several years and is offering carvers rooms ranging from $85 to $155 per night. To make a reservation at the...

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Reception at Tara Manor

We invite you to join us at Tara Manor for an informal reception on Saturday evening, August 10,  from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be an excellent time for the carving community to come together, chat with each other, nibble on some food, and generally get to know each...

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Photos From Previous Shows

Countdown to 2019 NBWCCS








Where To Find Us

Sir James Dunn Academy

180 King Street, St. Andrews, New Brunswick