Sculpture/wood carving

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I have a carving by Mary Pat Schoenherr.I know she passed in 2003.She was a member of the national wood carvers assoc. in new york.She was also an instructor.She lived in wellsville new york.The carving is signed.It is a beach house with sea gulls flying and waves breaking on the beach and rocks that the house is sitting on.It is 14 inches by 15 inches and very heavy.It weigha about 20 pounds,It was carved in Sep.1976 at court studio in new york.Any info would be very helpful.Thank you Ray

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Hi Raymond. As a fellow New Yorker, instructor and carver, I would be interested in seeing more of this carving.....might it be possible for you to send a few pictures either on this allexperts site or privately to my email.    Linehan718@aol.com          Normally I might refuse this question as i am not an appraiser, but being the carver and I have quite a bit in common, I would like to know more.  I am trying to find info on her also. Thanks for your patience

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I AM NOT AN APPRAISER and will reject most questions of this sort.....I am am passionate woodcarver and historian, I place no weight on monetary value. I can answer most questions, regarding, wood sculpture, wood carving, carving tools and accessories and different types of woods. I am not an appraiser of carvings nor an antique dealer. Most carvings are unsigned and otherwise anonymous and most carvers were independent artists and craftsmen of whom no records were kept. It is usually not possible to tell you who carved it, where it was carved or how much it is worth.

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I do full design work, custom carving, restoration, fabrication, repair and refinishing. I can take a piece of raw wood and turn it into a work of art and I can help you do the same. I am "the" carving instructor for the new york city parks dept. I am heavily involved in carving on the internet and belong to many, many mail lists which are quite active. I am also an international promoter of woodcarving and am affiliated with many master carvers, notably nora hall, originally from holland, now in the U.S. and kalina pavlova, a bulgarian master carver. I routinely communicate with the top names in professional woodcarving nationally and internationally.

Organizations
the national association of woodcarvers. the woodcarvers of queens NY, the staten island woodcarvers. the northeast woodcarving association. the world wide carving internet list

Publications
chip chats-the national magazine of woodcarving. also at www.carvinginnyc.com

Education/Credentials
Self taught artist and sculptor, 40 years of drawing and painting as a hobby, 10 years of serious woodsculpting. I have a website and have written a 300 pg book on carving. I have published online tutorials and pictorial projects.

Awards and Honors
many first place awards

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