Click to The 33rd Annual North Arkansas Wood Carving Competition was held in Mountain Home this past weekend where local woodcarver and Lead Hill art teacher, B. David Duncan, came away with a majority of the major awards. B. David won Best In Show with his life-size carving of a Turkey, 2nd Best In Show for a carving of a Great Blue Heron and won the coveted Caricature Carvers of America Merit Award with his carving of "Tastes Like Chicken" (a caricature carving of a cross between a chicken and a fish). In winning this CCA Merit Award, B. David has been invited to participate this fall in the National Caricature Carvers of American annual show in Converse, Indiana. In addition to these three top honors, out of 14 entries, he received 9 firsts, 4 seconds and 1 Honorable Mention. Forty eight artists from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Tennessee came to compete in this prestigious show. You can see more of B. David's work at www.bdavidduncan.com or visit him on Facebook.
Harrison Daily Times 3/15/2012Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:00 pm
Local Wood Carver wins Big in Texas
Local wildlife wood carver, B. David Duncan, competed in the annual Rhapsody in Wood Carving competition in Grapevine, Texas.
Sponsored by the North Texas Wood Carvers Guild, this show is one of the biggest in Texas and drew 65 competitors from several states.
Duncan competed in 14 of the 38 categories winning eight first-place awards and six second-place awards. He also received two of the six Merit Awards, winning with his carving of a life-size Green Sea Turtle and life-size Strutting Turkey wall mount.
The Turkey also received the prestigious Mayors Award for top carving at the show.
Duncan’s next show will be in Mountain Home in May. For more information or to view more pictures of the show visit his website at www.bdavidduncan.com or FaceBook.
Shown for the first time in the Area Art League Show in Mt. Home, Arkansas on June 19th, 2010, B. David's painting of a Bighorn Ram won 3rd Place in the Acrylic category.
Begun back in 2009 as a demonstration for his students, B. David used both brushes and a pallet knife to complete this 24" X 40" acrylic painting on masonite. He then purchased a nice framing saw and handmade the frame out of local Red Oak.
Using acrylic on masonite, B. David created this painting of a Red Macaw using both detail with a fine brush and a loose background done with a pallette knife.
It was shown for the first time at the 2010 HAL Spring Juried Painting Show at the Oak Leaf Gallery in Harrison Arkansas on May 2nd and received an honorable Mention ribbon.