Greetings NICA members,

We are proud to announce the success of the intarsia competition at the Affiliated Woodcarvers Congress (AWC). This is an international competition is held each June in Maquoketa, Iowa. This competition features world-class artists such as Fred Cogelow, Marv Kaisersatt, , Harold Enlow, Neil Cox, Linda Langenberg, Curt Curtis, Vic Hood, Harley Refsal and many other renowned woodcarvers. This means that intarsia will be receiving national and international exposure!!

This success marks a major milestone for NICA; paving the way for intarsia to become an accepted and respected art form.

The following are the results for the intarsia category.

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2013 AWC Group U: Intarsia Competition Results

Class 1010 Humans

1st place: Romain Orth
2nd place: Kevin Bierman
3rd place: Richard McQueen
4th place: Don Lorenz
5th place: Kevin Bierman

Class 1011 Animals

1st place: Robert Wills
2nd place: Robert Wills
3rd place: Robert Keller
4th place: Richard McQueen
5th place: Robert Wills
Honorable Mention: Robert Wills
Honorable Mention: Romain Orth
Honorable Mention: Richard McQueen
Honorable Mention: Richard McQueen
Honorable Mention: Richard McQueen

Class 1012 Combining Human/s and Animal/s

1st place: Richard McQueen
2nd place: Richard McQueen
3rd place: Romain Orth
4th place: Gary Miller

Class 1013 Other

1st place: Robert Wills
2nd place: Robert Wills
3rd place: Richard McQueen
4th place: Aubrie Wall
5th place: Gary Miller

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It is apparent that the art world has begun to listen and take notice of intarsia. NICA is having an impact!

We encourage you all to get ready for next year's AWC competition, We will be in the 2nd year of a 3 year trial period for the intarsia catigory. We expect to see 50+ pieces in the AWC congress next year! We also expect to be invited to many more competition opportunities!

We will be positng more information on the NICA web site shortly.

Look Out Scrollers... I'm an Intarsiaist!