Thursday, June 30, 2011

Split Mountain Chainsaw Carving Festival

In July I will go to "hob-nob with my fellow wizards" at the 2nd Annual Split Mountain Chainsaw Carving Festival & Art Auction in Vernal, Utah.  This unusual festival gets local merchants to sponsor carvers and there is no competition.  Primary sponsors [paying for a carver] get a custom carved piece from their artist and other sponsors provide lodging, meals, etc...  It's all about the art and the auction.  

The Art Auction is of pieces submitted/donated by carvers to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.  Money from each piece is split 50/50 with the artist getting half and the other half being donated to Wounded Warrior.