Ice Carving

Ice Carving Competition Presented by Chevrolet of Bend!





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Photo by Brian Becker


Located in Festival Center, the 2015 Ice Carving Contest attracts groups and individuals from around the region. Loved by kids and adults alike, this live carving exhibit and competition brings ice and sparkle to the heart of the event.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Oregon WinterFest Ice Carving. Apply now.






Ice Carving Artists!

Michael Mackie has been a bend Resident for the last 12 years.  He is owner of Mackie Screen Prints.  Mike enjoys his work as a graphic designer creating custom screen printed apparel and custom decals to promote local businesses.  Check out his website at

david wynter David Wynter began carving ice while attending the Culinary institute of America in Hyde Park New York.His sculptures have been displayed at special events throughout the Portland Area.He has competed in numerous international competitions and will be at the World Championships in Fairbanks the week following Oregon WinterFest.


jason waldronJason Waldron – Enjoying the privilege of living in central Oregon, Jason Waldron combines his passions for God, art, nature, and outdoor activities for a unique approach to sculpting high desert wood and reclaimed metal. He pieces together and carves forms and figures that speak of their origin and gesture toward their purpose. It is this process of discovery which is behind the creative expression in his work.





paul starkPaul Stark ,woodcarver – born in San Francisco July 6, 1951. Studied art at Museum Art School Portland, Oregon in the 1970’s. Apprenticed for J. Chester Armstrong in the 1980’s. Created first on site piece for Oregon Log Homes in 1988, for the last 25 years Paul traveled throughout the U.S. designing and creating beautiful one of a kind woodcarvings. Paul has been featured in publications such as Log Home Living, Adirondack Style, The Log Home Book, Alpenglow, Adirondack Lodges. With the challenge of carving projects for hospitals in New York City to ranches in Central Oregon and Hawaii or lodges in Colorado and Great Camps in upstate New York Paul has kept his love of art and creativity ongoing.  541-815-4792


UntitledWilliam “Bill” Ballard studied at the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, New York and is a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation, and a member of the American Academy of Chefs which is the honor society of the ACF.

Chef Ballard was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs in 1996 along with Julia Childs. In 1995 was awarded the Presidential Medallion of Culinary Excellence in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Chef Ballard is also an accomplished ice carver, taking 3rd place in the State of Illinois Ice Carving Competition in 1995, and is also a past member of the National Ice Carving Association.


UntitledJon Stark is a wood sculptor born and raised in Central Oregon. He draws the inspiration for his work from the natural beauty of the high desert.  Using locally sourced wood he creates bold stylized works of art . A chainsaw handles the bulk of the carving and a die grinder and disk grinder do the detailing and sanding. Every piece is one of a kind and very unique