Historic Third Ward Events - 2014
Sculptures on ice
The 11th Annual Sculptures on Ice is Friday, January 17 at 10am during Winter Gallery Night and Day.  Artists have eight hours to carve their creations.


This year the ice sculpting competition will be held in Catalano Square and the mid-block parks on Broadway in the Third Ward!  Sculpting begins at 10am and the theme this year is "Disney."

Artists will be competing for cash and great prizes!  Winners will be posted on a large A-frame sign in Catalano square and the website on Saturday, January 18.






2014 Winners - Individual



David Andrews

Dan Ingebrigtson

Kai McNulty

Captain Hook Dumbo Tigger and Eeyore


2014 Winners - Group



Bob & Mike Lechtenberg

Fantasia Mickey with Waves

Curt & Trevor Bawden

Winnie the Pooh

Javier Sheldrick & Ben Thimm - Finding Nemo







Chris Andrews


David Andrews

I have been carving ice and snow for over 25 years.

Actually started when I was in high school.

The hardest sculpturing experience I've had was carving two 10x10x20ft blocks of snow in eight days with a team of three guys.


Dan Ingebrigtson

Ice sculpting has been one of my fun winter diversions for the past 14 years or so. I first became aware of this activity through a few of my fellow snow sculptors. They said it was a hoot and I ought to give it a try. So I did and the rest is history.

I have carved Santas, mermaids, dancers, gunslingers, birds, animals etc... but the most fun had to be three guitarists jamming. They were carved from three separate blocks. The most fun part was watching them over a period of three cold weeks. The wind turned them into what looked like smooth polished glass figures. People even decorated them with bandana head bands.


Mark Johnson

I have been carving ice for 25 years.  I won the Ice Carving Classic at McCormick Place in Downtown Chicago.  I was also a member of the US Team that won the World Championship in 2006.


Kai McNulty

I have competed in Racine's The Big Chill competition in 2013 and 2014 and the Wausau Winter Fest in 2013.A


Tom Queoff 

Tom Queoff has been committed to sculpture for over 25 years and is well recognized throughout the world by fellow artists, collectors, and professionals for his mastery of wood, stone, steel, and bronze. His work reflects a love of the outdoors and emulates a passionate spirit and eloquence for the simple grace of nature's creations which he translates into humanistic forms.

This rugged outdoorsman and adventurer has traveled the world as he captains a USA Snow Sculpting team. His journeys have taken him on challenging competitions with his teammates, Mike Martino and Mike Sponholtz. They have received numerous awards for their achievements including a Bronze Medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and a Gold Medal at the US Nationals in Breckenridge, CO. Recent accomplishments include a sculpture for the Rev. Desmond Tutu Lifetime Achievement awards at Marquette University.



Bob Younger

I am new to ice carving.  My first attempt was at the 2014 Big Chill Competition in Racine, WI.


Curt Bawden and Trevor Bawden

After working in the education field for over thirty years and retiring in 1991, I searched for a productive use of my leisure time.  Wood carving became my first interest.  I began carving small three dimensional objects, such as, Santas, gnomes, birds and human busts.

During this time, I took carving classes in Iowa and Door County.  Sculpture classes followed at UW-Milwaukee, where I began to work with clay, plaster, stone and metal.  In addition I learned the lost-wax technique for bronze castings.

Winter ice carving in the Third Ward for the last eight years has been another challenging medium for me to explore and enjoy.


Bob Lechtenberg and Mike Lechtenberg

Both participants have 10 years of ice carving experience throughout Wisconsin, including Green Bay, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Cedarburg, Oconomowoc, Watertown, Hartford, Spring Green, Lake Mills, Menomonee Falls, Racine, and Candy Cane Lane.


Ben and Javier - Streetscapes Team

Ben and Javier work hard for the Third Ward every day as members of the Streetscapes Maintenance Crew. They keep the neighborhood looking great.



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