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Oregon Carvers Guild is being formed to support the large carving community in the Portland/Vancouver area as well as others in the state.  Starting a new organization during a worldwide pandemic and marginal economic conditions is a challenge.  The board understands this and has a strategy and goals that we hope you will agree with and help us achieve.

Who are we – We are a group of enthusiastic wood carvers who want to preserve and pass on the art of carving to the next generation through classes and demos for beginners, intermediate and advanced carvers of all styles

Non-Profit – we are (soon to be) a 501c(3) charitable organization..

Mission Statement Encourage carvers at all levels in the pursuit of this art through education, fellowship and mentoring.

What does it cost to Join – A 12-month membership is $30. Family Membership is $40. 

Patron Membership – Participate in the formation of OCG for $100 (tax deductible).  You will get a special name tag and T-Shirt to recognize your support.  Patron members have priority for classes and show space when available
    What OCG Can Offer You (Our Goal in two years)
    • Our Home – Multnomah Arts Center – Cottage 5 – This woodworking studio will be shared with the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers.  There will be
      •  6 portable carving stations for hands on classes
      • A sharpening station with stones and grinders
      • A photo station with good lighting for professional shots
      • Tools sets are available to rent for classes or to evaluate different brands before purchase
    • Monthly Demos – Both local or online demos with expert carvers.  See Events page for upcoming online sessions
    • Show & Tell – Show your latest work, send in a picture and tell us about it.  Photos will be included in the Newsletter
    • Classes – A range of classes for all levels teaching a wide variety of carving techniques
    • Participate in local shows - We expect to have a booth in local shows such as Gathering of the Guilds and Multnomah Days to sell your work.
    • Local Discounts -  WoodcraftersRockler, Woodcraft and others generally offer10% discount on non-powered items and supplies
    • Website – Building it to address the needs of members
      • Online class registration
      • Demo videos
      • Recorded OCG programs
      • Links to relevant carving sites, articles, sales, local resources, etc
      • Forum for carving discussions
      • Forum for selling items
    • Personal photo album – Share your work with other members by loading your photos on the OCG website.  Especially great if you don't have a personal website.
    • Potentially sell your items from an OCG Store website - This is an idea for a OCG Store website where members can post items for sale to the public
    • Professional consultation – OCG has several professional carvers that are available for advice
    • Open Discussion Session - Between monthly meetings we will have an online discussion forum where we can share ideas and answer questions
    • Newsletter – Monthly publication
      • Latest OCG News
      • Recent Show & Tell photos
      • Profile of a member’s carving studio
      • Recommendations – videos, websites, books that have been reviewed and deemed worth your time
      • Sponsor Page
      • Items for sale
      • Carving articles
      • Links to regional shows and classes

    Address: Oregon Carvers Guild, 3110 NW Linmere Dr, Portland, Oregon 97229
    Email: oregoncarvers@gmail.com

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