Bucks County Herald

Perkasie artist carves fish for magazine cover; give-away set

Perkasie artist Rich Metzger with some of his carvings.

Perkasie artist Rich Metzger’s carved and painted 10-pound large mouth bass, featured on the cover of the May issue of Field and Stream magazine, is up for grabs as part of a magazine give-away.

The magazine is hosting a contest to give away the work it commissioned. To enter, visit fieldandstream.com/contest-win-this-hand-carved-mount?kTddj4RwWiT4le0M.01 by May 19.

Contestants are asked to send their best bass-fishing video to letters@fieldandstream.com. The magazine will post its favorite video entries on fieldandstream.com, then have readers vote for their favorite.

Metzger, who grew up fishing, began carving in 1985. Ducks were his first interest, and he entered them in many competitions. He later turned to carving waterfowl and fish.

The artist has displayed his work at various shows on the east coast, wining many awards and several best of shows. He is a member of Trout Unlimited, The Delaware Valley Woodcarvers, The National Woodcarvers Association, and PA Guild of Craftsmen.

Asked how the commission came about, Metzger said he had previously done some work for Joe Cermele, the fishing editor of Field and Stream, who put forth his name.

To see a video of Metzger talking about the commission and showing his work, visit the link below.

More of Metzger’s work can be viewed at the Romberger Hallway Gallery at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art 176, Water Company Road, Millersburg, until July 4, and then at the Middle Creek Wildlife Art Show in Stevens, Aug. 4, 5 and 6.



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