• Hogle Zoo World of the Wild Annual Art Show January 28, 2013
    Posted in Uncategorized Excerpt from Brian Baity’s Blog http://brianbaity.com/news/hogle-zoo-world-of-the-wild-annual-art-show/. Utah’s Hogle Zoo will host its 20th annual World of the Wild art exhibit February 2 – March 17, 2013.  The exhibit is free for all Zoo visitors with a paid Zoo admission. Most of the art work will be for sale with a percentage of […]
    Tamaree
  • Thanksgiving 2012 Thank You November 19, 2012
    Posted in News   Happy Thanksgiving Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!   Profitable Hobbies has been in a state of gratitude all year long! As a way of giving back and saying “Thank You” to our loyal and long-standing customers we are having a sale on all our burrs through […]
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  • Craig’s Christmas Workshop September 25, 2012
    Posted in NewsTraining ClassesUncategorized Craig’s Christmas Works  Oak leaf and acorn stock carving with scroll engraving on metal receiver of a Browning .22 rifle November 12th – 17th 2012    The main emphasis of this class, is to develop the ability to carve that beautiful “leafiness” with confidence and mastery.  A fully carved .22 caliber […]
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Nicholas A Poleschuk Jr Displaying at the Mayo Clinic Employee Craft Show Being Held November 17, 2012 at the Mayo Civic Center

I will be displaying and selling my latest work at the Mayo Clinic Employee Craft Show being held in the Mayo Civic Center Exhibition Hall and Auditorium of the Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904 between 8am and 4pm. Come see and purchase my collectable Christmas ornaments, sculpted leaf pendants and eggshell sculptures.

Nicholas A Poleschuk Jr Will Be Displaying at the Franciscan Festival of Art being held at Assisi Heights November 3, 2012

Come to the Franciscan Festival of Art being held at Assisi Heights, 1001 14th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901 between 10am and 4:30pm. I will be displaying and selling my latest work. Come see and purchase my Christmas ornaments, sculpted leaf pendants and eggshell sculptures.

Nicholas A Poleschuk Jr Will Be Demonstrating at the Mantorville Art Guild During Marigold Days, September 8 and 9, 2012

Marigold Days is being held in Mantorville September 8 and 9, 2012. I will be demonstrating carving with my high speed engraver and displaying my sculpted leaf pendants, eggshell sculptures and Christmas ornaments at the Mantorville Art Guild (MAG) Campus, 521 N. Main Street, Mantorville, MN from about 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. Come and enjoy the excitement of Marigold Days.

Nicholas A Poleschuk Jr Will Have a Booth in the ARTiVillage at ARTigras Behind Mayo Civic Center August 18, 2012

Come to Rochesters’ 4th annual fun-filled day celebrating the Arts in Rochester, ARTigras! The ARTists’ Village will be setup behind Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904, August 18, 2012 between 9am and 4pm. I will be displaying and selling my sculpted leaf pendants, eggshell sculptures and Christmas ornaments in booth 43. Come and see all the great art and the art organizations. Visit the Rochester Arts Council web site located on my Links page for more information about other activities going on during the day at the ARTiStage and ARTiKids areas.

Nicholas A Poleschuk Jr Displaying at the Old Tyme Days Art Show Being Held June 30, 2012 and July 1, 2012 in Mantorville, MN

Old Tyme Days and the Old Tyme Days Art Show (OTD Art Show) are being held in Mantorville June, 30th and July 1st from 11am to 4pm each day. I will be displaying and selling my sculpted leaf pendants, eggshell sculptures and Christmas ornaments at the Mantorville Art Guild (MAG) Campus, 521 N. Main Street, Mantorville, MN. Come and step into the past to enjoy Old Tyme Days.

Nicholas A Poleschuk Jr Presenting at May 31, 2012 Meeting of the Lakes Area Woodcarvers in Forest Lake, MN

I will be presenting at the Lakes Area Woodcarvers May meeting being held from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the Forest Lake Senior Center, 767 SW 4th St, Forest Lake, MN. I will be talking about using a high speed engraver to sculpt eggshells and wood. Come and join the fun.

Nicholas A. Poleschuk, Jr.’s Work On Display In The Front Window At SEMVA During April

My eggshell carvings are on display in the front window of SEMVA, 16 First Street, SW, Rochester, MN  55902, on the Peace Plaza across from Barnes and Noble. The work displayed includes my latest piece, “Elephant Petroglyph Ostrich Eggshell Cup”. This piece is a companion to my “Diepkloof Ostrich Eggshell Cup” currently on display at the Pump House Regional Art Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse, WI. The SEMVA display runs through the month of April.

19th Annual Rockford Egg Artists’ Show and Sale March 24th and 25th, 2012

The 19th Annual Rockford Egg Artists’ Show and Sale is being held at the Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, IL 61107. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children (3-17). Hours are 10am to 4pm each day. Julia Smith Show Director and Valerie Smith Co-Director have put together a fantastic show. Come and enjoy the amazing artistic eggshells, vote for your favorite eggshell in the Peoples Choice display, purchase professional egging supplies at the vendors and attend one of the classes including one on eggshell carving being presented by Gary LeMaster on Sunday morning.

Diepkloof Ostrich Eggshell Cup on Display at The Pump House Regional Art Center

My latest eggshell sculpture, “Diepkloof Ostrich Eggshell Cup”, has been accepted into The Art of the Drinking Vessel Juried Art Exhibition at The Pump House Regional Art Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse, WI. The Reception for the exhibition is being held Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 5 – 7pm. My piece will be on display and for purchase from March 15, 2012 to April 14, 2012 at The Pump House.

The inspiration for this cup came from engraved fragments from ostrich eggshell containers found at the Diepkloof Rock Shelter in South Africa. The eggshell fragments date to around 60,000 years ago. The fragments are believed to represent some of the earliest use of symbols by humans.

Come and see The Art of the Drinking Vessel art exhibition at The Pump House.

Nicholas A Poleschuk Jr Presenting At February 4, 2012 Meeting of NorthStar Scrollers

I will be presenting at the NorthStar Scrollers February meeting being held from 9:30 to 11:00am at the Knights Of Columbus Hall, Lower Level, 1114 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN. I will be talking about using a high speed engraver to sculpt eggshells and wood. Come and join the fun.