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Extravaganza 2016
Extravaganza 2016
Extravaganza 2016

Extravaganza 2016
Extravaganza 2016
Extravaganza 2016


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Courtyard by Marriott (exit 125)
1946 13th Ave Dr SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-267-2100 Phone
$129.00 plus tax; double or king
Restaurant on-site
Indoor pool
Crowne Plaza (exit 125)
1385 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-323-1000 Phone
$99.00 plus tax; double or king
Restaurant on-site
Indoor pool
Best Western (exit 125)
1520 13th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-323-1150 Phone
$80.00 plus tax; double or king
Complimentary hot breakfast
Outdoor pool

Fairfield Inn (exit 125)
1950 13th Ave Dr SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-431-3000 Phone
$109.00 plus tax; double or king
Complimentary hot breakfast
Indoor pool
Hampton Inn (exit 125)
1956 13th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-624-2000 Phone
$129.00 plus tax; double queen or king
$139.00 plus tax; king Complimentary hot breakfast
Indoor pool
Hilton Garden Inn (exit 125)
1320 17th St. Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 327-1000
$129.00 plus tax; double queen or king
Cooked to order breakfast for $9.95
Pool onsite

LaQuinta Inn & Suites (exit 128)
1607 Fairgrove Church Rd.
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 465-1100 Phone
$89.00 plus tax; double or king
Complimentary cooked to order hot breakfast
Outdoor pool
Holiday Inn Express Hickory (exit 126)
2250 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-328-2081 Phone
$109.00 plus tax; double queen
Complimentary hot breakfast
Quality Suites (exit 125)
1125 13th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-323-1211 Phone
$79.99 plus tax; double queen
Complimentary hot breakfast
Outdoor pool
***No rooms are formally being held. This rate is first come first serve on availability. Please have individuals contact hotels directly to create their room reservations.

2017 Catawba Valley Woodcarvers Entry Form and Show Brochure

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Download or view in your browser the 2017 Catawba Valley Woodcarvers Show Brochure

Friday, October 27, 2017:

Time Demo Presenter
10:00 - 11:00 Art of Intarsia Brian Pardue
2:00 - 3:00 Art of Fretwork Mike Violette

Saturday, October 28, 2017:

Time Demo Presenter
10:00 - 11:00 Art of Fretwork Mike Violette
1:30 - 2:30 Art of Intarsia Brian Pardue

Also, the Carolina Scrollers will be repeating their Christmas Ornament program during the entire show. The sales will be 100% donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank organization. Each of the ornaments will be hand made by members of their club. During the show they will also be demonstrating scrolling for visitors throughout the day. There will be various scrolled work for display and sale by individual members. The Carolina Scrollers club has grown to 40 members. They continue to provide scrolling demonstrations at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Winston-Salem each Wednesday.

Carolina Scrollers Second Harvest Food Bank
Nick Cook will be demonstrating the new Powermatic 3520C wood lathe. Stop by and let him show you all the new features!
Jerry Measimer will be doing hummingbird houses, hats and colorful platters throughout both days at this year's Extravaganza.
Jerry Measimer
Jerry Measimer
Jerry Measimer
Jerry Measimer
Jerry Measimer
Jerry Measimer
Jerry Measimer
Jerry Measimer

Frank Penta Photo Gallery

Frank Penta Demos
Frank Penta Demos
Frank Penta Demos
Frank Penta Demos

Frank Penta Bio:

I have been involved in woodworking for most of my life, and I began to focus specifically on woodturning in 1996. I enjoy creating pieces that are attractive as well as functional. I use fine detailing and careful finishing to enhance the natural beauty of the wood. My one-of-a-kind designs are exhibited in private collections and sold through local galleries. I also sell my work annually through our county's arts guild, of which I am a member.

I served for six years as the president of the Woodturners Guild of North Carolina and am a founding member of the Chapel Hill Woodturners.

I have been a demonstrator at numerous woodturning clubs and have taught sessions at regional and national symposia. Since 2004, I have been regular woodturning instructor at John C. Campbell Folk School, teaching two to three classes each year. I have also been an instructor at Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts and the Appalachian Center for Crafts.

My platters were featured in "American Woodturner" journal in the Spring 2005 issue, and my article "Turning and Detailing Platter Bases" appeared in that same issue. I am the author, along with Alan Leland, of Woodturning Tools, Techniques, and Projects.