The Vision of the Regina
Whittlers and Woodcarvers Club:
To develop and maintain a fraternity of persons
interested in all aspects of whittling and woodcarving.
To accomplish this Vision we have the following
- To provide advice and assistance on sculpture
in wood and other media.
- To arrange and/or assist in arranging
training and seminars independently or in co-operation with
- To share information on products and/or
materials, availability, cost and location.
- To hold regular meetings covering business
- To encourage discount rates and special
considerations at retail and wholesale outlets.
- To encourage knowledge about and appreciation
for carving through public displays, seminars, and exhibitions.
Alex was born in 1933 in Estonia, and was raised and
educated in Germany. He married Irene in 1955, and
immigrated to Canada in 1956, where he spent the first 8
years in the gold mining district in north western Ontario.
Alex moved to Saskatchewan in 1964 to work as a mining
contractor. In 1994 he retired from mining life. Alex and
Irene thoroughly enjoy their retirement. Upon retirement,
Alex attended many art classes and seminars offered by the
Balkwell and Rosemont Art Centers, the University Extension
and the University Senior’s Group. During this time he
studied techniques in colour, composition and drawing. As
well, he developed his skill with watercolour, oils, acrylic
and pastels. It is, however, wood carving and the use of
scratchboard that make Alex’s work unique. Alex’s interests
and mediums are diverse. He paints still life, landscapes,
portraits, and wildlife. He also loves carving birds and
fish from wood.
He has won many awards for his paintings
and carvings during Regina Buffalo Days
competition and Saskatoon’s
“Reflections of Nature”
art competition. Participating in the
“Prairie Canada Carving”
competition in Winnipeg, he again won
many ribbons. One of his paintings was chosen for the
permanent collection of Lloydminster City Hall following an
art competition to celebrate the opening of their new
building. Participating in the
2005 Canadian Fish Carving
competition, he again won second and
third in the fresh water division. The Saskatchewan Science
Centre commissioned Alex to carve two scenes for their “Wild
Alex was an active member of the Brushworks Art Guild, Art
Gallery of Regina, the Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association
and the Regina carvers Guild. He has participated in all
shows of the Brushworks and South Shore Art Guilds as well
as the Rosemont Guild shows.
The Elsie Scherle Gallery of Regina Beach
exhibited his first solo show in 2005. He was also a main
participant in the
show in 2003.
Current Officers of Regina
Whittlers and Woodcarvers
Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers
Regular meetings are held at 7:00pm on the Second
Thursday of the month. The odd numbered months are formal business
Sept. 14, 2017 Club Meeting
Oct. 12, 2017 Club Gathering
Nov. 9, 2017 Club Meeting
Dec. 14, 2017, Christmas Gathering
Neil Balkwill Centre,
Elphinstone St. Regina
Monthly Carving Nights
On the third Thursday of the month at the Neil Balkwill Centre,
Elphinstone St. Regina at 7:00pm
Sept 21, 2017 Carving Project
Oct 19, 2017 Carving Project
Nov 16, 2017 Carving Project.
Project Blank Provided - Cost $5.00
Free Drop-In Carving
9:30am - Noon
Neil Balkwill Centre
Elphinstone St. Regina