47th Anniversary Carving Show – March 25-26, 2023
The 2023 Annual Rochester Woodcarvers Show was held March 25-26, 2023 at Aune Hall (previously known as the 4-H Building) on the Olmsted County Fairgrounds.
Click on the following links to see photos of the show. The first 3 of the 4 groups of photos are the results of hours of work by club member Tom Severson.
Featured Carver – Steve Murray was selected by club leadership to be the Featured Carver for the show and that person has the opportunity to display their carvings at a prominent location during the show. Congratulations Steve!
Raffle carvings – Each year, our Rochester Woodcarvers Club members and friends like the Zumbro Valley Woodturners, donate wonderful items to the club that we can use for our raffle. Tickets sold for the raffle items generate most of the revenue the club needs to produce the event and offer free admission. The extremely high quality and variety of raffle items along with the generosity of club members and show visitors purchasing the tickets will extend the tradition of offering free admission! Thanks everyone!
People’s choice carvings – Active Rochester Woodcarvers Club members have the opportunity to enter a carving into our People’s Choice competition where our club members and show visitors can vote for their favorite carvings. Carvings are returned to the owners at the end of the show. Photos of the top three voted entries are used on the next show’s promotional materials including the show poster. For 2023, Bud Hostetler (Trilliums) and LaVerne Schettl (Gotcha!) were tied for first place and Cheryl Jones (Man and woman with butterflies) was third. Thank you to everyone who prepared these entries and voted for their favorites!
Candid photos from the show – Wayne Hendrickson volunteers to be our club’s “paparazzi” photographer and is always on the lookout to photograph our club members exhibiting at the show and the visitors at the show. His photos provide a great collection of memories of prior shows and documents all the great things happening at the show! Thanks for all your work Wayne!
Video walk through the show – Club member Russell Scott is quite a videographer as well as wood carver as you can see in this video Russell created to document his experience at the 2023 Annual Woodcarving Show. It is a long video (85 minutes) but VERY comprehensive!
KTTC’s Midwest Access Video Segment – Host Kamie Roesler invited Mike Snyder to visit the KTTC studios and the Midwest Access set to talk about the upcoming Rochester Woodcarvers Annual Woodcarving Show. The video segment aired on Monday, March 20, 2023! (4 min 41 sec)
This video does not include the segment where Tom Overlie “stole” Mike’s wooden tie to wear while doing the news report.
Post Bulletin review – The Rochester Post Bulletin visited our Annual Show on Saturday talking with several people and taking some great photos! It appeared on their on-line site that day along with the next print version of the paper.
KTTC Video Coverage – KTTC came to our show and talked to Randall Kinnick about the variety of exhibitors at the show on Saturday. (53 sec)
KIMT Video Coverage – KIMT-TV news stopped by our show on Sunday, March 26 and created the attached news video that was aired that night. (43 sec)
2023 Advertising/Publicity Information
2023 Show flyer – (click here) to see the 2023 color flyer, print your own copy and share as you like!
2023 Show bookmarks – (click here) to see the 2023 bookmark, print your own copy and cut them on the lines!