3491 W. Seneca Tnpk.
Syracuse, NY 13215-9650
|Ann and Newt Allen have been carving since 1979; when they both became charter members of the Onondaga Woodcarvers Club in Syracuse, NY. They have exhibited and competed in numerous shows in the east, winning a number of awards for their work. Since 1986 they have been invited to display their work at the New York State Fair Wildlife Art Exhibit, one of the most prestigious displays of wildlife art in New York. They are regular exhibitors at both the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, SC, and the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Md - the two largest juried wildlife art shows in the country. Their work is in a number of galleries and private collections throughout the United States and Canada.
Both Ann and Newt are now full time carvers. Ann, educated as a commercial artist at Syracuse University was, until her retirement, employed by the Syracuse City Schools as a graphic technician. Ann's primary area of expertise is carving songbirds, although her interests also include shorebirds, game birds, and birds of prey. Ann started competing seriously in 1985 and has a number of ribbons to her credit, most notably from the Ward Foundation World Championships, the Mid-Atlantic Wildfowl Festival, the New England Wildlife Art Exposition and the New York State Fair Wildlife Art Exhibit. In September, 1994. she was awarded third place in the North American Shorebird Championship.
Newt received his education at Rhode Island College, majoring in the biological sciences, and Syracuse University. He is retired from the Syracuse City Schools, where he was responsible for a number of district-wide programs. Newt's primary area of interest is in carving loons and birds of prey, aIthough he too has a general interest in all wildfowl.
Ann and Newt's studio is behind their home in the Marcellus area of Syracuse, where their love of nature and wildlife is reflected by the fact that they are developing mini-wildlife habitats on their property affording them the opportunity to photograph and study many of the wildfowl species indigenous to the area.
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