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ABOUT THE GUILD
The Texas Woodcarvers Guild (TWG) was founded in 1987 by a group of talented and dedicated woodcarvers wanting to share their skills and perpetuate the art of woodcarving. We are a 501C3 nonprofit fraternal organization. Current membership includes several hundred members from the United States and Canada.
The Guild is governed by a Board consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and five Directors. An event, the Spring Round-Up, is held yearly in Cleburne, Texas at the Cleburne Convention Center. Cleburne is located just a little South West of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. The event runs for 7 days and starts with a 2 day show, sale and judged competition. Also we have 7 days of carving seminars, featuring 20 to 30 exceptional carving instructors.
Informational newsletters and bulletins are distributed to the membership throughout the year. A specific Members Only and Instructors areas are available.
Our annual business meeting is conducted at the event along with other fun activities, such as an auction, carving competition and just plain fellowship in the Carvers Corner.
Joining the guild is easy and can be accomplished online. Family or individual dues are $20 a year. Additional information, such as local clubs in your area is available on this website or by contacting one of our Leaders.
Seminars are held at the annual event and can run from 1 to 5 days. Instructors strive for a completed project, but progress is dependent on the student’s experience. Most instructors welcome beginners, intermediate and advanced carvers. We offer a 2 day beginner seminar just for the new or inexperienced carver. Seminar descriptions are published in the Newsletter and on the website several months in advance. Seminars participation is available to all Guild members. We offer easy online enrollment including payment of associated fees. We have 2 wood and 2 tool vendors where you can purchase supplies for your future carving needs.
MEMBERSHIP AND FEES
Yearly family or individual membership is available online or by US mail. Dues are only $20 a year. In the Pay Fees section you can also pay other fees such as your event registration fee or rent a show table. Seminar and material cost are paid directly to the instructor at the start of the seminar. After joining the Guild, you will be sent your Members Only login name and password.
The Members Only area of the website has several additional member benefits. You will find carving hints and tips as well as a few carving instruction videos. You will also have access to the membership roster, Guild history documents, guiding documents for guild operation, and board meeting minutes. Plus many other additional details and information is available to members only in this area.
COMPETITIONS, SHOWS AND SALES
The Texas State Carving Championship competition is held annually during the Guild’s Spring Round-Up. It is a judged competition with divisions for junior and senior youth, novice, intermediate, and open skill levels of competition. Within each skill level are many different carving categories. Enter the competition if you would like to gauge your artwork against your peers. Come to look and enjoy if you want to be impressed with the state of woodcarving today.
A carving show and sale takes place in parallel with the carving competition. Please check the event schedule for the next show. It is worth a visit to see the fantastic hand carved artwork. You can also purchase handcrafted unique gifts.
Renting a show table entitles you to enter carvings in competition, display and sell your carvings.
Here you find late breaking news concerning TWG event status and operation. Volunteer needs, and other important information.