Green Mountain Woodcarvers


GMWC Carving Resources Page

In addition to the website and monthly newsletters, you can now find out more about the Club

by logging into Facebook and joining the Green Mountain Woodcarvers group.


Saturday, August 17, 2024 -Our 51st Annual WoodCarving Show

Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, VT

We would like to Invite everyone to attend our 51st Annual WoodCarving Show held on Saturday, August 17th at the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington, Vermont. In 2023, we reached a milestone, with our 50th Annual August Show and Sale held first in Morrisville and then Waterbury. For our 51st, we decided as the Show is the culminating event following our 3 day August Carving Seminar, why not create a sort of "4 Day WoodCarving Festival" by moving the Show to the Museum. As in the past, it will be an outdoor show on the lawn beside the museum, including members carving showing their work and talking about the projects they have been working on as well as demos, and possibly even a few carvings given away as door prizes. The Show is included in your Museum entry. This is a good opportunity for Carvers to get together with fellow carvers, show your work, and get more people interested in woodcarving, and the Public to see how carvers transform a simple piece of wood into a piece of art using just a few simple hand tools. We like to think of our Annual Show as a large outdoor CarveIn where we invite the public to join us. Please plan to circle August 17th on your calendars and join us to celebrate our 51st year of our Annual Public Carving Show.  


July CarveIn

Saturday July 13, 2024

Host: "Houston, we have a problem..."

Our July CarveIn was supposed to be hosted by Bill Stinson in Waitsfield, VT. After a few week of very hot humid wet weather seems a former hurricane named Beryl decided to take a visit to Vermont. Once again, almost a year from the last major flooding in Vermont, we were hit with over 5" of rain within a few hours overnight, and woke to numerous flooded towns and washed out roads. I received a call Friday that our Hosts were fine and we were welcome to come over Saturday, but Rte 100 and 100B into Waitsfield were washed out and closed. So plan "B" was put into place, move the CarveIn to my house. While my driveway was washed out, I managed to get the driveway at least passable as four of our local carvers said they planned to attend. Still hot and humid with occasional light showers during the day, but we managed to make a good pile of chips in the garage working on projects including several spoons, a "Green Man" and Horse relief carvings, and work on the painting example for the August Class. We carved and traded stories of all the road washouts in Central Vermont, and plans for our August Class and Show, till around 2:30 when we decided it was time to head home.


The Green Mountain Wood Carvers was organized about 65+ years ago by Collise Brown from Waterville Vermont to bring together people interested in the art of wood carving. At present, we have about 75 members from Vermont as well as other states across New England.

Members of the club meet the second Saturday of each month for a "Carve-In". The Carve-Ins' are held at members houses and shops across the state, and provide an opportunity for members to gather, work on a projects and share ideas. In addition to our monthly Carve-Ins, each August, the Club plans a week long series of events including a carving class, and our Annual August Show and Sale held in Waterbury Vermont.

You don't need to be an accomplished carver to join the GMWC, our members range from first time carvers to professional carvers. Members work in all aspects of wood carving including relief, chip, caricatures, birds and wild fowl. Are members are always willing to help new carvers get started.

Follow the website links to find information about our various activities, contact information, our membership form and a copy of our newsletter, News & Notes.

As of 11/18/20, the GMWC is now recognized as a Non-Profit Organization with tax exempt status of 501(c)3.

Green Mountain Wood Carvers

PO Box 1283

Stowe, Vermont 05672