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Photo: You


Martin Leenhouts
Materials: Urethane
Bolton & Menk

Artist Statement:

YOU was the the 2020 People's Choice Award winner. Minnesota artist Martin Leenhouts received a $1,000 prize for the award.

As YOU look in the mirror, be reminded that our world consists of a wide variety of individuals, as unique and diverse as the shapes and designs all around your reflection.

Photo: Martin Leenhouts

About Martin Leenhouts

Marty Leenhouts is an artist, entrepreneur, instructor and author. His preferred mediums to express his work are wood and high-density urethane. He is the founder of, and Red Barn Retreats located in rural Blue Earth County, Minn. As a classroom teacher for 30+ years, he refined his teaching skills, and today he puts them into practice in workshops, multi-day classes and online instructional videos. He is the author of Chip Carving Essentials, A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Chip Carving. He and his wife, Shelley, have been married for 39 years.