Saw-Whet class with Al Jordan (second from left) and the delighted (but tired) participants.
Genesee Valley Woodcarvers (GVW) is a carving club based in Rochester, New York. The club was founded to provide a forum for woodcarvers to meet, exhibit their work, share experiences, and exchange information. GVW has an extensive lending library of books, periodicals, video tapes and other reference materials.
Part of GVW's mission is to promote woodcarving as an art form rather than merely a hobby. To increase public awareness of the woodcarving art, members demonstrate, exhibit, and sell their work both locally and nationwide. GVW members have been named Wildfowl Artist of the Year at the New York State Fair, won awards at the Annual Ward World Championship in Ocean City, Maryland, the Southwest Florida Exposition in Fort Myers, Florida, and many other national shows and competitions. To perpetuate the art form, members also teach classes and host informal carving groups.
The Genesee Valley Woodcarvers (GVW) are celebrating their 36th anniversary in 2011. From the first meeting of six people in the fall of 1975, the organization has nearly 100 members from Monroe and the six surrounding counties in New York.
2012 Genesee Valley Woodcarvers Officers
Past President: Fred Fox Vice President: Don Buss Treasurer: Bob Longyear Secretary: Vacant Librarian: Jim Butlin Membership Chair: Wayne Kidd Directors at Large: Chris Nilsen and Al Adaskin Publicity/Website Alison Currie Show Chairman: Chris Nilsen
Genesee Valley Woodcarvers Membership Annual dues: $20.00 for an individual or $25.00 per family. Please make checks payable to "G. V. Woodcarvers." Click on the link below to download a copy of the membership and liability release form: