Chainsaw Carving Show and Auction

Sponsored by:

Denny Huston

We have greatly expanded our Chainsaw Art Show and Auction, with 28 amazing carvers creating nearly 100 chainsaw sculptures that are auctioned every day. Watch the artists at work, then purchase your favorite creations. We have international, pro, and semi-pro artists coming from all over the world – Argentina, Minnesota, California, Texas, and the Northwest — all to celebrate this amazing art form. Friday and Saturday the program includes the audience favorite “quick carve.” The live auctions are Friday and Saturday at 4pm and Sunday at 2pm.

 

Denny Huston at work!

Daily Schedule –

Friday
11am                                     Chainsaw Carving open to the public
11am-12noon                      Chainsaw Quick Carve
4pm                                    Chainsaw Art Auction   (in Convention Center)

Saturday
10am                                    Chainsaw Carving open to the public
10:30am-12noon                  Chainsaw Quick Carve
4pm                                      Chainsaw Art Auction (in Convention Center)

Sunday
10am                                    Chainsaw Carving open to the public
2pm                                      Chainsaw Art Auction (In Convention Center)

Our Auctioneer (and a carver)

Ryan Anderson –  Reedsport, OR
Sculptures In Motion…nationally and internationally known…he hails from Reedsport, Oregon and practices and competes with his art throughout the west coast, and has competed in Canada, England and Scotland where chair saw art has a huge following. Ryan first picked up a chainsaw and began carving in the summer of 2005 as a way to attend a Marine Biology school after graduating from Reedsport High School..In 2009 he hit his first big goal in his new career, wining first place in the semi-pro division in his home town of Reedsport, Oregon, and moving  up to the professional division. “I love what I do”, says Anderson “traveling, meeting people and competing with other artists.  I love being challenged by my own imagination and a process that always pushes me to take my work to the next level of sculpting… The thrill and adrenaline rush that I get from competing is unlike any experience. the buzzing of surrounding chainsaws from competitors around me, the inspiration of the sculpture I’m creating and the music in my ears to keep the beat going. Always attempting to not only push my own creative mind but the limits of chainsaw carving itself pushing to take things to the next level of sculpting…I credit my success to many family and friends who have helped me throughout my career and my fellow competitors for their inspiration. Without their support I would not be sculptor, man and father that I am today.”

Our Carvers
(With Links)
Adrian Bois, Villa Elisa, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Alex Pricob, Renton, Washington
Bob King, Edgewood, Washington
Brandon Levesque, Hoquiam, Washington
Colby Herrington, Bonney Lake, Washington
Davey Gagne, Olympia, Washington
Doug Moreland, Manchaca, Texas
Garrett Aries, Allyn, Washington
Molly Wiste, Hackersack, Minnesota
Mark Colp, California
Thomas Vrba, Bellingham, Washington
Wayne Lyon, Willits, California

The Full list!
Adrian Bois, Villa Elisa, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Alex Pricob, Renton, Washington
Anthony Robinson, Hoquiam, Washington
Bob King, Edgewood, Washington

Brandon Levesque, Hoquiam, Washington
Brandon Wilson, Vermount
Bruce Thorsteinson, Tacoma, WA
Chris Hubbart, Illinois
Colby Herrington,  Washington
Mark Herrington, Washington
Davey Gagne, Olympia, Washington
Dave Hauge, Washington
Denny Henson, Lake Stevens, Washington
Donald Benson, Olympia, Washington
Doug Moreland, Manchaca, Texas
Garrett Aries, Allyn, Washington
Jacob Lucas, Bonney Lake, Washington
Jason Roberts, Washington
Molly Wiste, Hackersack, Minnesota
Mark Colp, California
Matt Holznagel, Washington
Mathew Whited, Pullman, Washington
Marty Smith, Washington
Melinda Whited, Lake Tapps, Washington
Nick Bilbey, Washington
Ryan Anderson, Reedsport, Oregon
Tomas Vrba, Bellingham, Washington
Todd Whited, Lake Tapps, Washington
Wayne Lyon, Willits, California

Some of Their Stories:

Adrian Bois, Villa Elisa, Entre Ríos, Argentina
I am Adrian Bois, a chainsaw carver from Villa Elisa, Entre Ríos, Argentina. Technician in electronics, I studied in different Universities, testing Engineering, Administration, and International Trade, trying to find my direction. In this search come to the carved with chainsaw, through a friend, now are the chips that seek their place. I participate in carving events. I carry out demonstrations and workshops of wood carving. I have done work for companies, public entities and individuals. Note- Adrian has carved  in competitions all over the world and has received numerous awards.

Bob King, from Edgewood, WA, started carving in the Fall of 1998 after seeing a local chainsaw carver, carving at the fair.  He entered his first competition after carving only three bears and has been competing ever since. In 2010, Bob was honored with a star in the Carvers Walk of Fame in Mulda, Germany for winning more competitions than anyone in the world! He has been invited to represent the United States in competitions in Germany, England, Scotland, Denmark, Holland ,and Canada.

Molly Wiste, Minnesota
Molly started carving the summer of 2008. An event in Minnesota that wanted girls to try out quick carving is what got her started with this art form. She since has traveled all over the US for carving events from Pennsylvania to Washington State. She has also traveled internationally when she was accepted into the Australian Chainsaw Carving Championships in 2017. Molly placed in her first competition last summer, taking 3rd place in Scandinavia Wisconsin. Molly also teaches high school art in Pequot Lakes Minnesota. She enjoys carving pieces based on Minnesota wildlife, and pieces that speak about life and death.

Thomas Vrba, Bellingham, WA
Thomas Vrba is an award-winning sculptor with over twenty years experience. Classically trained in woodcarving in his native country of Slovakia, he went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts Degree in art restoration and conservation and worked for a number of years as a stone sculpture restorer in Vienna. When he relocated to the Seattle area with his American-born wife, he discovered the unique art of chainsaw carving and the beautiful woods native to the Pacific Northwest.  His work has appeared in galleries in Austria, Slovakia and Seattle, and has been commissioned for a number of notable projects. He has competed in chainsaw carving events worldwide. www.t

Davey Gagne is a self-taught carver who has been working with wood since the age of 13. He builds custom homes and runs his carving business Chips-A-Fl yin’ LLC out of Olympia WA. He got hooked on carving after attending the Westport competition for several years as a spectator. He is most proud of taking first prize in the Sedro-Woolley Loggerodeo in 2009. He also has a beautiful salmon carving in the hotel lobby of Little Creek Casino in Shelton WA and a larger than life cowboy in downtown Sedro-Woolley. Davey loves carving and creating beautiful pieces of art for his customers. After missing the Sand & Sawdust for many years, Davey is excited to return for the 2018 show!

Melinda Whited

Ryan Anderson

Molly Wiste

Mathew Whited