Category Archive: Art

UTA 2014 Competition Winners

Even though I consider myself to be well-travelled, I had never been to North Platte, Nebraska until last week, when I attended the second biannual United Taxidermists Association Expo and Competition as the show photographer. The UTA officers put on a great show, which was well run, and lots of fun for participants. Show organizers …

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NTA 2013 Major Award Winners

Last week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the National Taxidermists Association met for the 42nd time to hold their annual convention and competition. For most of those conventions, I have had the privilege to serve as the show photographer which allowed me close access to see every mount. During the awards banquet, we project photos of …

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Bob Berry Lifetime Achievement

On May 10, 2013, at the World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships® awards banquet held at the Springfield, Illinois Hilton Hotel, Show Chairman Larry Blomquist presented the third ever World Show Lifetime Achievement Award to Bob Berry of El Cajon, California.

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Coloman Jonas Taxidermy Essay

Coloman Jonas was born in 1879 in Budapest, Hungary. Over a century ago, he and his four brothers immigrated to this country and settled in Denver, Colorado, where they established the most successful taxidermy studio of its kind. “Old Man” Jonas, as he was known, wrote an essay in 1920 entitled “No Competition On Top”. …

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Video: Assembling “The Chase”

As I walked down the connecting hall from the Embassy Suites Hotel to the St. Charles Convention Center on Tuesday evening, May 3, 2011, something in my peripheral vision caught my eye. Even though scores of old friends and colleagues were milling about in the pre-function areas, an extraordinary vision was pulling my attention away …

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