Dawson County Arts Unlimited, Inc.

Les Sanders

 

Featuring the original works of Les Sanders of Glendive, Montana.

      Les was born and raised in Minnesota. He spent his high school years in Indiana and later worked in Montana, Michigan, Washington DC, Canada and Texas. Retiring in 2007, he and his wife Kathy moved to Glendive to start enjoying their retirement. Les and Kathy are both accomplished artists, and once settled in Glendive they have started their own arts and crafts business called "Artisans on Towne".

     Les has a BS Degree from Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minnesota. He started woodcarving over 30 years ago. Although largely self-taught, Les has taken a broad spectrum of carving courses, classes and seminars over the years. He often carves whimsical characters and houses and is especially talented at carving split cedar flutes.

     He is an active member of the Dawson County Arts Unlimited Gallery in Glendive, and is also affiliated with the Mid-America Woodcarvers and Western & Wildlife Carving Association.

 
All images Copyright 2007

Top of the Switchbacks
Original woodcarving and woodburning items by Les Sanders. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

 

Feathers "Hand-Carved Feathers"
Original carved and woodburned feathers by Les Sanders. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.
 

Canoe "Canoe Gift Basket"
Original handcrafted canoe gift basket by Les Sanders, made from tree bark. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.
 

Dreamcatchers "Dreamcatchers"
Original handcrafted dreamcatchers by Les Sanders, fashioned from small willow limbs. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Basket "Tree Bark Gift Basket"
Original handcrafted bark gift basket by Les Sanders. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Carved Flutes "Native Flutes"
Original handcrafted split cedar flutes by Les Sanders. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Flutes "Native Flute"
Original handcrafted split cedar flute by Les Sanders. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Whimsical Houses "Whimsical Houses"
Original handcarved and crafted by Les Sanders. Made from hand carved and hand finished cottonwood bark. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Whimsical House "Whimsical Houses"
Original handcarved and crafted by Les Sanders. Made from hand carved and hand-finished cottonwood bark. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Whimsical Houses "Whimsical Houses"
Original handcarved and crafted by Les Sanders. Made from hand carved and hand finished cottonwood bark. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Whimsical House "Whimsical Houses"
Original handcarved and crafted by Les Sanders. Made from hand carved and hand-finished cottonwood bark. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Whimsical House "Whimsical Houses"
Original handcarved and crafted by Les Sanders. Made from hand carved and hand-finished cottonwood bark. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Carving
Original handcarved and crafted by Les Sanders. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Carving
Original handcarved and crafted by Les Sanders. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Carving
Original handcarved and crafted by Les Sanders. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Carving
Original handcarved and crafted by Les Sanders. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Carving
Original handcarved and crafted by Les Sanders. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Carving
Original handcarved and crafted by Les Sanders. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

Carving
Original handcarved and crafted by Les Sanders. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or information regarding other works by Les. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.