THE 2015 WOODS & WATER EVENT IS LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY and the Planning Committee from the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter is working very hard behind the scenes, to ensure every aspect of the week-long event will be a memorable experience in Minnesota Lake Country.
Today we can announce that the artwork is now completed (hot off the press) and the 2015 Woods & Water posters are now officially released for everyone to see here at Woody Boater. And local artist Brian Jensen has done a remarkable job creating them. Here is the Official Press Release – Texx
Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter
Unveils 2015 Woods & Water Show Posters
The Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter of ACBS (BSLOL) unveiled the 2015 Woods & Water Show posters today.
Beginning with the 40th BSLOL Rendezvous on Lake Minnetonka, September 19, each of the weeks’ events will have a representative poster. As is BSLOL tradition, the Rendezvous poster (shown below) features the winning boat from last years’ Rendezvous, a 25′ Chris-Craft Sportsman.
The pre-events poster (shown below) features boats representative of those one might expect to see regularly on Minnesota waterways during the fun pre-event days cruises.
The International Boat Show poster (shown at the top of today’s story) features the Bar Harbor Supper Club, the site of the 2015 International Boat Show, along with some of the larger boats one might see there.
While there are individual posters for each of these events, the images work together as a three-panel (triptych) style presentation.
“Since the three aspects of the weeks’ events are separate, but intertwined, we thought this treatment would be a great way to tie the events together”, said Dave Bortner, BSLOL Event Co-Chair.
“We’re very fortunate to be able to call Brian Jensen a friend of the club, and his work has been a wonderful addition to our Rendezvous over the years”, said Steve Shoop, BSLOL President. “We’re excited to be able to share his talented representation of our events with all of ACBS.”
Posters will be available at all the events, and will be available in the Ship’s Store throughout the show. The three images will also be available in a number of formats.
Brian Jensen spent time on Minnesota lakes as a youngster, and especially enjoyed spotting classic wooden boats. He began drawing at a young age and painted with his father, a graphic designer. After graduating from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, he went on to a career as an illustrator. He loves to explore the beauty of lakes, landscapes, urban life, vintage boats, cars and motorcycles. More can be seen at www.brianjensen.com.
The understated elegance depicted in Brian Jenson’s amazing artwork is consistent with the theme of the 2015 Woods & Water events – featuring the natural beauty of Northern Minnesota.
For more information on the 2015 Woods & Water event you can visit their official website by Clicking Here and you can also find daily updates on the Woods and Water Facebook page. To learn more and experience some of Brian Jenson’s other remarkable artwork you can visit his website by Clicking Here.
Dave Bortner also hit the airwaves yesterday with an interview at KARE 11 Minneapolis / St. Paul the local NBC affiliate to spread the word about the upcoming Woods & Water events.
Woody Boater will be on site at Gull Lake starting Monday to cover the week-long event, with daily updates.
As of a week ago, attendance looked like this:
– 95 people registered for the Sunday Welcome Dinner at Bar Harbor.
– 79 registered for the pre-events, with 43 boats & 166 guests.
– 126 registered for the Monday Whitefish Cruise & Lunch.
– 112 registered for the Tuesday Whitefish Cruise & Lunch.
– 138 registered for the Wednesday Gull Lake Cruise & Lunch.
– 99 registered for the Thursday Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum Tour.
– 452 registered for the Friday Night Auction at the Anderson Museum.
– 314 registered for the Saturday Banquet.
– 125 boats registered for the International Boat Show at Bar Harbor.
This is shaping up to be a fantastic event.