Posted by: woodbeecarver   in General


Each year at the Dayton Carvers Guild’s Artistry in Wood someone is presented with the “Ron Ryan Award” in memory of Ron Ryan who dedicated himself to the advancement of wood carving in a self giving manner.  It was my humbling honor to be the 2008 recipient of the Ron Ryan Award.

The plaque bears five carved walnut wooden geese that were the signature carvings of Ron Ryan given as gifts to children.  The plaque has engraved the following words:

“Awarded to Don Mertz who exemplifies the ideals of giving of oneself, expressing goodwill, and exerting extra effort needed to promote woodcarving throughout the carving world.  Artistry in Wood – 2008”

DON MERTZ WITH RON RYAN AWARDRead more about the “Ron Ryan Award” by going to www.daytoncarvers.com and click on “Artistry in Wood” and then click on “Ron Ryan Award” to read about the award and past recipients.  It is a humbling honor for which I  gratefully thank the Dayton Carvers Guild for such an honor and acknowledge that woodcarving is an experience engendering friendships carved upon one’s heart.

DON WORLEY PRESENTING RON RYAN AWARDDon Worley presents Ron Ryan Award to Don Mertz.

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