Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter Unveils Woods & Water Show Posters

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The 2015 Woods & Water poster features the historic Bar Harbor Supper Club on Gull Lake, MN – The site of the 2015 ACBS International Boat Show.

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.

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The 40th Annual Lake Minnetonka Rendezvous Poster

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.

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The 2015 Woods & Water Pre-Events Poster

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.

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“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.”

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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

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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.


12 replies
  1. Texx
    Texx says:

    These are the revised versions of event posters which were updated to include the various sponsors and partners for the 2015 Woods & Water event to date.

  2. Chris B
    Chris B says:

    Those are fantastic. I have a wall just waiting. Just change the wheel bearings on the trailer ready to drive over 3000km to get there. What are we thinking.

    • Dennis Mykols
      Dennis Mykols says:

      Wished I had changed my wheel bearing last week. I pulled a “Paul Harrison”. I burnt out a brake axle bearing up on the way back from the Port Huron Boat Show Saturday night. Limped 90 miles to a friends home in Lansing on 3 wheels, gotta replace the whole axle assembly since the spindle was also ruined…

  3. Tim Robinson
    Tim Robinson says:

    Bearings checked and greased. Start our 2,000 mi pull Sat. Morning with Evangeline in tow. See you all there.

  4. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I preferred to keep the factory original vintage bearing grease, at least until Paul came along and burnt it all up on me.

    Wish I could make this show, especially since the paving crew is still doing their best to shake the fillings out of my teeth, but I am way too busy to get away for the next few weeks. Starting to plan early for Tavares just incase it is cold and snowy this winter and I would prefer sunshine and boating by mid March.

  5. Mr. Andreas Jordahl Rhude
    Mr. Andreas Jordahl Rhude says:

    Might that be my ’55 Thompson Thomboy with ’57 Johnson outboard in the “pre-event” poster????


  6. Kerry Price
    Kerry Price says:

    It’s 7:22 Monday morning getting ready for the 35 minute drive over to Cross Lake from our digs at Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake to put in for todays cruise of the White Fish chain. Weather looks fantastic for the day.

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