THREE STRAIGHT YEARS Comox Valley artist Lindsay Branson has earned a world championship in interpretive carving.

Branson earns third interpretive carving world title

Comox Valley artist Lindsay Branson recently won her third world championship in interpretive carving.

Comox Valley artist Lindsay Branson recently won her third world championship in interpretive carving.

Branson achieved the feat at the 43rd Ward world championships in Ocean City, Md.

She joins an elite group as a back-to-back winner with her carving The Burl That Wanted to be a Bittern, sculpted from a western red cedar burl, depicting an American bittern in a dramatic, defensive display.

The Ward Foundation Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, Md. will display the carving in its championship gallery for one year.

Lindsay also won a bronze medal in master’s interpretive carving for Awakening, a swan emerging from a feather.

The international appeal of the world championships remains strong as competitors from across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe and Japan continue to flock to Ocean City for the three-day event.

Lindsay (Lynn) Branson is represented by the Peninsula Gallery in Sidney and Decoys and Wildlife Gallery in Frenchtown, N.J.

For more information, see the Ward Foundation website at and Branson’s website at

— Lindsay Branson


Just Posted

Comox Legion celebrates Robbie Burns day

The Comox Valley Pipe Band Society is celebrating Robbie Burns on Jan.… Continue reading

VIDEO: École Puntledge Park Elementary celebrates winter solstice

The event was a part of the school’s Indigenous education curriculum

Valley company reaching out to women near and far

Three Comox Valley business women know firsthand what good menstrual products can… Continue reading

B.C. storm totals $37M in insured damages

The December storm wreaked havoc on B.C.’s south coast

Miniature horses visit Glacier View residents

Glacier View Lodge residents had a couple of special visitors on Wednesday… Continue reading

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Inflation rises as higher airfares, veggie prices offset cheaper gas

Statistics Canada says inflation accelerated to two per cent in December

Social media strains over Prince Rupert’s boil water notice

Resident forms Community for Clean Water, and Jennifer Rice responds to acting mayor’s comments

Dog dies saving B.C. family from burning home

Homeonwers safe but one pet missing, another confirmed dead following fire

Russian fighter jets collide over Sea of Japan crews eject

One plane crashed after its crew ejected safely, the other crew also ejected but they have not been found

Judge to deliver verdict in British sailor’s gang rape case

The alleged gang rape took place at a Halifax-area military base in 2015

B.C. minister fears money laundering involves billions of dollars, cites reports

The government had estimated that it was a $200-million a year operation, instead estimates now peg the problem at $1 billion annually

BC Hydro scammers bilked customers out of nearly $45,000 in 2018

Nearly 2,000 people reported scams to the utility, as they continue to be more common

Overworked and understaffed: More than 300 vacancies in Vancouver Island nursing

Tentative deal with province includes ‘working short premium’ to encourage hiring

Most Read