steve valleau carving

Celebrate with us

Artist-in-residence Steven Valleau has been with the Gilley for more than 35 years, first picking up a carving knife here in June of 1985. In that time he has shared the art of bird carving with thousands of people of all ages by teaching them how to carve, and by creating his own striking works of art.

To celebrate, we are compiling a digital scrapbook about Steve's time at the Gilley. Please join us by submitting a memory, comment, story, or photo of Steve or a piece he helped you create.

Contribute to scrapbook

We welcome you to make a donation in Steve's honor HERE.

Browse the scrapbook

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