Boyertown Planing Mill
Second and Franklin Streets
Boyertown, PA 19512

Ed Luterio
30 Stafford Square, Boyertown, PA 19512
fishpainter67@comcast.net , www.fishpainter.net

About the Sponsor:
Boyertown Planing Mill Company was established in 1913 and has supplied clients throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware with innovative custom crafted architectural woodwork and specializes in new construction and historical restoration of wood products for institutional, educational, commercial, judicial, and residential projects.

The company prides itself in its uncompromising quality and superior craftsmanship achieved through the utilization of the highest grade hardwoods available from Pennsylvania and throughout the world.

The company's “olde world Pennsylvania German” cabinetmakers and moulders have trained under master cabinetmakers and have acquired the skills that have been passed on through generations of craftsmen.

Boyertown Planing Mill Company takes pride in being recognized as one of the finest quality woodworking mills on the eastern coast of the United States and maintains good standing in the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) and are bound by the stringent requirements of AWI's “quality standards.”

Specialized equipment is needed for the manufacture of custom wood products; thousands of knives are used to cut any shape wood moulding requested by customers.

Products include
*solid wood doors and frames
*side lites and transom panels
*fine woods
*plastic laminates
*architectural woodwork—caps, casings, mouldings, railings, balusters, baseboards, mantels, fireplace trim, and pediments
*wood reproductions for historic restoration
*wainscot panels
*custom furniture and book cases
*Corian counter tops

Services include
*project construction management
*design and drafting
*company certified for supply of Corian products

Completed Major Products
*Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
*Abington Hospital, Abington, PA
*Vanguard Corporation, Malvern, PA
*Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia, PA
*The Liberty Bell Pavilion, PA
*Head House Market Place, Philadelphia, PA
*Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
*Old Ferry Inn, Washington's Crossing, PA
*Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
*Corestates Spectrum 2, Philadelphia, PA
*MBNA Corporate Center, Wilmington, PA
*Princeton University, Princeton, PA
*Corestates Bank, Philadelphia, PA
*Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Center, Bryn Mawr, PA
*Keswick Pines Retirement Community, Keswick, NJ
*7 Penn Center, Philadelphia, PA
One Tower Bridge, Conshohocken, PA
*Law Offices—Blank, Rome, Comisky and McCauley,
Philadelphia, PA
*Sidkoff, Pincus and Green, Philadelphia, PA
*Chef Club, Philadelphia, PA
*Villanova University, Villanova, PA
*US Air, Phila. International Airport, Philadelphia, PA

About the artist:
If you call Ed Luterio by phone and he doesn't answer, his voice message will tell you everything you need to know about him. His message says, “Hey, if I'm not answering my phone, it's because I'm painting or fishing or painting a fish! But, leave a message and I'll call you back as soon as I'm done!”

That's Ed! Ed shares that he's loved fish and fishing and painting fish his entire life. Every day he makes time for fishing somewhere—early in the morning or late at night—whenever he can make time for it. But…every day.

He's taught his children to fish and love fishing as well, but we'd find it difficult to find the same enthusiasm and energy in anyone but Ed himself! And even though his Bear Fever bears have not yet become canvases for his favorite subject, he is one of Bear Fever's most prolific artists and is always happy to paint another bear.

Ed is the artist for the "Maitri 'd," Food Bear Redux, Boyertown Planing Mill's bear, Chuck Smith's Auto's “Reds,” "Squirrely," the Keystone Fire Company's bear, and the face and paws of Rader Beverages bear “Nostalgia."

Ed's website, www.fishpainter.net displays his work as a freelance self-taught artist and illustrator specializing in wildlife and game fish. His favorite media include oils, acrylics, watercolor, and pencil.

In addition to painting fish and Bear Fever bears, Ed enjoys doing mural work to add a very personal touch to a home of office. The mural section of his website showcases some of the work he has done in his home state of Pennsylvania as well as the Jersey shore.

His illustration work can be seen monthly in Saltwater Sportsman magazine (SWS) and one of his original oil paintings has recently graced the magazine cover of Striped Bass . Ed's art work can also be seen at NYOC.US , an outdoor site dedicated to New York state outdoorsmen,

Locally, Ed has been commissioned to design and direct high school seniors in creating a community mural project in Pottstown, PA. The mural, to be titled, “Our Favorite Books,” will be on display directly behind the Pottstown Public library.

Currently, in Shadybrook Farm, Bucks County, PA, a haunted attraction features aliens and other creatures designed and painted by Ed in 3-D day glow paint. “Alien Encounter” can be seen until Halloween 2007. Visit Map quest for directions to Shadybrook Farm.

Ed exhibits locally: he mounted a Father's Day exhibit in Bause's Super Drug Store, Building a Better Boyertown office, and assorted exhibits sponsored by BBB's Arts and Activities Alliance.

Ed has plans to run workshops in town to share his painting techniques with other lovers of art.