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2016 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

The 2016 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational will feature Professional Chainsaw Carvers from all over the US and Canada, competing and producing some of the most amazing sculptures you will ever see. This year we welcome our first female carver!

Chainsaw Sculpture is a relatively new art form that has gained enthusiasts all over the world. The delicate ballet the carvers perform with a powerful chainsaw is mesmerizing. Come and see what all the buzz and chips flying is all about!

The 2016 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational is located at the North end of Balloon Fiesta Park.

We will be raffling ECHO chainsaws and sculptures on competition days to benefit the Albuquerque Area Firefighters Random Acts. We will also have a live auction on each of the competition days with an option to "Buy it Now" for those who may not be able to return for the live auction. Auction/Raffle will begin at approximately 5pm. Each morning will feature a 90-minute quick carve, starting promptly at 8:30am. You will be absolutely amazed to see what these artists can do with a log, a chainsaw and 90 minutes!

The theme this year is "Desert Kaleidescope" which will lend itself to some very creative pieces.

Carvings will be available for purchase. Shipping and handling will be available.

We hope you come by and see this fun and fascinating art form in live action. For more information you can contact organizer and Pro Carver Mark Chavez at 1-505-440-8148, or email sandiabearcompany@msn.com

Meet the Carvers:

Saturday and Sunday, Oct 1 & 2, 2016 2016

  • Kenny Scoggins:  Award winning Pro Carver from Sandersville, Mississippi 
  • Bruce Thorenstein: "Thor"  Award winning Pro Carver from Mossy Rock, Washington
  • Lisa Doeren:  Our "Newbie" Female carver from Abrams, Wisconsin 
  • Jason Soderland: Award winning Pro Carver from Chisago City, Minnesota 
  • Stevie Songer: Award winning Pro Carver from Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Guest Carver: Mark Chavez Award winning Pro Carver from Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6, 7 & 8, 2016

  • Mark Colp: Award winning Pro Carver, star of DC "Saw Dogs" from Lakeport, California
  • Jamie Doeren: Award winning Pro Carver from Abrams, Wisconsin
  • Dayton Scoggins: Award winning Pro Carver from Sandersville, Mississippi
  • Steven Higgins: Award winnnig Pro Carver from Kansas City, Missouri 
  • James Demkins: Award winning Pro carver from Cooks, Michigan
 

 

Saturday October 1       

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Sunday October  2

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Monday October 3

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

 

Tuesday October 4

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

 

Wednesday October 5

8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations   

 

Thursday October 6

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Friday October 7

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Saturday October 8

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Sunday October 9

8:30am – 11:00 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Q & A 

 

Balloon Fiesta Park

(For GPS planning only)
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE

Mailing address

4401 Alameda NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Contact

Local: (505) 821-1000
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