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2010 Metro Carvers of Michigan Annual Show

By Doug Evans

The Metro Carvers of Michigan host one of the last 2 day shows in the Midwest. This year was the 30th anniversary of the show. Each year approximately 1,000 visitors stop by to see the works of the talented carvers who attend.

This year’s big winner was Ron Iacobelli. Ron carved a very unique zebra head and was awarded Best of Show honors. Joe Beaudette’s red-tailed hawk took Second Best of Show honors. Ed Sowulewski’s caricature of an ice fisherman rounded out the big awards with Third Best of Show. The carving competition attracts a huge numbers of very talented carvers each and every year. The Judges work for hours to pick the best of the best!

The Peoples’s Choice Award was won by Joe Beaudette, followed by Clar Elzerman and Gary Bityk.

Free mini seminars were offered throughout the show; a friendship breakfast Sunday morning and a fun blanket swap were also big hits.

This year’s feature carver was Dick Jacobs, one of the area’s top caricature carvers, who somehow continues his low profile despite his unique style and talent.

A memorial table to our good friend Ron Gaskill was also sadly and widely discussed.

Congratulations to all the winners, especially Ron Iacobelli for the Best of Show award. No one will ever forget Best of Show honors!

Just remember that the show is always about that time of year we start seeing more and more leprechauns, and you won’t miss this fabulous show! The 2011 Show will be held March 19 and 20 in Madison Heights, Michigan. We hope to see you there!

Visit the 2010 Metro Show Photo Galleries:

Blue Ribbon Winners by Terry Zobl: Click HERE

Casual Photos by Doug Evans: Click HERE


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