This year's holiday open house was by far one of the best BioQuip has ever had. The Showcase Contest produced a never before seen amount of dedication and creativity in meticulously arranging arthropods in a display case. The arrangements presented a few surprises throughout the competition. BioQuip's summer intern Royce Cumming displayed his photography and collection which were admired throughout the night.
The BioQuip Holiday Open House was a great way to end a good year of collecting. It was a great chance to catch up with fellow collectors and friends.
|Entomologists "swarming" the wonderful food provided by BioQuip.|
|The BioQuip Bugs Showroom was open for guests to browse.|
|Some live arthropods were even up for sale.|
|Art Evans (left) flew across the country to attend the open house and judge the display contest.|
|The three judges for the Showcase Contest. From left: David Faulkner, Jeanne Bellemin, and Art Evans.|
|Jeanne Bellemin and David Faulkner busy inspecting the displays in contest.|
|The winners of the Showcase Contest with their arthropod displays. From left: Mark Feldman, James Shannon, Robert Hebert, Ken Osborne, Rick Rogers, and Don Bofenkamp|
|Chris Fall (left) with Royce Cumming (right) and his display setup|
|BioQuip CEO Louise Fall (left) with Royce Cumming.|
|Jerri Larsson (left) and Aric Mellot (right) working at the busy front desk.|