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Metro Carvers Annual Show

Report and Photos by Doug Evans


Metro Carvers (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

Edgar Postades



Detail, Best of Show

Edgar Postades




Second Best of Show by Clar Ekzerman

Third Best of Show by Edgar Postades


Best of Theme

by Dick Jacobs



People's Choice,

1st Place

by Linda Sales


People's Choice,

2nd Place

Harold Joseph


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.)