(MI) annual Show was held on March 18th and 19th in Madison Heights,
MI. Over 1,400 people attended the 26th edition of one of the
few remaining two day shows.. One hundred nineteen tables for
vendors and carvers were sold - an all-time record. Competition
for ribbons was very tough this year. One hundred eighteen carvings
were submitted for judging. This was yet another record for the
Metro Carvers show. Judges Jim Standtlander, Ben Donaghy and Carl
Zajac were kept very busy!!
Club member Edgar Potestades was the feature carver and showed why when he won Best of Show and Third Best of Show. Second Best of Show went to Metro member Clar Elzerman.
Dick Jacobs won the Best of Theme competition with a great John Wayne.
People's Choice winners were First Place - Linda Sales, Second Place - Harold Joseph, and Third Place went to Jim Shannon.
Congratulations to all the winners!!!
Special thanks to Mike Lepage and Barb Wolfe and their committee for another great show. We hope to see ya all next year!!!
Best of Show
Detail, Best of Show
Best of Theme
by Dick Jacobs
by Linda Sales
Other Carvings In the Metro Show
By Bill Wolfe
By Don Tenniswood
By Dwain Lusk
By Edgar Postades
By Jay Crawford
by Jim Shannon
By Jim Stadtlander
By Jim Stadtlander
By John Marovich
By Lee Bodrie
By Linda Sales
By Paul Blanchard
Doug Evans, AKA the
Woodologist, enjoys carving Santas, caricatures, woodspirits and
whatevers. Doug is a member of the Notes From The Net staff,
a panelist for Carving Magazine, President of the Metrocarvers
of Michigan, and the State treasurer of the Michigan Wood
Carvers Association. Doug attends many shows and roundups enjoying the chips on the floor and looking for his Holy Grail -- a mentor to take his carving to the next level.
Doug Evans (right) with CCA member Peter Ortel (center) and WOM Editor Matt Kelley (left.)