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Pennsylvania State Taxidermy & Wildlife Art Championships 2010

Discussion in 'Convention Information' started by Ken Edwards, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Ken Edwards

    Ken Edwards Taxidermy.Net Administrator Staff Member

    February 25th through 27th, 2010
    The 31st Annual <A HREF="http://www.taxidermypa.com/">Pennsylvania State</A> Taxidermy & Wildlife Art Championships
    Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, PA
    Contact PTA President Frank Kotula at basswtrout@msn.com (570) 819-0391 or visit the PTA website at www.taxidermypa.com.
     
  2. R.J. Meyer II

    R.J. Meyer II New Member

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    PA SHOW

    Where can I find info on the PA show such as judges and seminars ? I go to the website but it only tells me the dates and place.
     

  3. Brian Claar

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    RJ, Give me a call if you like. Here is what I know so far. The web site will be updated soon.

    Small Mammals Brian Harness
    Large Mammals Ashley Barrett
    Lou Gagliano Whitetails
    Jeff Brain Fish
    Birds Tony Finazo


    We have a great seminar list as well.

    Christie Czarnecki
    Dave Houser
    Ed Piakowski
    Gary Bruch
    Dennis Harris
    Lou Belleman
    Gregg Ielfeild
    Plus Judges seminars.

    If all works out Dennis Harris and I will be mounting a buck for HOAL. Heather Miller Buck.

    All will be posted on the web site in the near future.
     
  4. Becky

    Becky Member

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    Here's what it looks like so far .....


    2010 Pennsylvania State Taxidermy & Wildlife Art Championships
    Trade Show & Annual Convention


    Wednesday February 24, 2010:
    6:30 – 9pm ……………………. Convention & Competition Registration

    Thursday February 25, 2010:
    8am – 8pm ……………………. Convention & Competition Registration (open view judging)
    10am – 12 noon ……………..TRADE SHOW OPEN
    1pm – 3pm ……………………. Seminar – Lou Bellman - Photography
    1pm – 3pm ……………………. Seminar – Gregg Ielfield – Composition & Design
    1pm – 3pm ……………………. Gatorpalooza – Matt Zimmerman & Tom Voyer
    3pm – 6pm ……………………. TRADE SHOW OPEN (Cash Bar & Appetizers)
    7pm – 8:30pm ……………..… Seminar – Dave Houser – Advanced Techniques for Flying Birds
    7pm – 8:30pm ……………..… Seminar – Jeff Brain – Painting a Reproduction Brook Trout
    7pm – 8:30pm ………………… Seminar – Brian Harness – Small Mammal Shoulder Mounts

    Friday February 26, 2010:
    8am – 8pm ………………….…… Convention & Competition Registration (open view judging)
    8:30am – 10am ……………….. Seminar – Christie Czarnecki – Marketing Your Business
    8:30am – 10am ……………….. Seminar – Ashley Barrett – Competition Mammal & Gamehead Techniques
    10am – 12 noon ……………….. TRADE SHOW OPEN
    1pm – 3pm ……………………….. Seminar – Dennis Harris – Bringing Life to Static Standing Forms – Part #1
    1pm – 3pm ……………………….. Seminar – Mike Gillis – Creative Habitat Designs
    1pm – 3pm ……………………….. Children’s Activities Arts/Crafts -
    3pm – 6pm ……………………….. TRADE SHOW OPEN (Cash Bar & Appetizers)
    5pm - ? ……………………………..Gatorpalooza – Matt Zimmerman & Tom Voyer
    7pm – 8:30pm …………………. Seminar – Dennis Harris –Bringing Life to Static Standing Forms – Part #2
    7pm – 8:30pm …………………. Seminar – Tony Finazzo – Mounting a Pheasant
    8pm …………………………………… Competition Showroom Closes to Everyone except Committee

    Saturday February 27, 2010:
    7am – 5pm ………………………. Convention Registration Only
    7:30am – 9am ………………… Seminar – Gary Bruch – Advanced Techniques for Reproduction Fish
    7:30am – 9am ………………... Seminar – Ed Piaskowski – Competition Finishing of Whitetail Deer
    9am – 10am ……………….……. General Membership Meeting
    10am – 1pm …………………….. TRADE SHOW OPEN – Final Session
    1pm – 5 ……………………………. Competition Showroom Open to Everyone – Competitor Critiques
    2pm – 4 …………………………… Children’s Activities Arts/Crafts -
    4pm …………………………………. Removal of Trade Show Backboards
    6pm - ? …………………………… Awards Party–Auction–Election Results (Cash Bar & PTA Hosted Reception)
    Immediately following the Awards Party – Removal of mounts & Loading of Backboards

    Sunday February 28, 2010:
    8am - ? ….……………………… Removal of Remaining Mounts & Clean Up
    9am – 12 noon ……………… Board of Directors Meeting – Newly Elected Board Members Must Attend


    Absolutely no mounts will be allowed to leave the competition until after the Awards Party.
    Mounts will not be released from the competition unless they have gone through the check out table.
    If you can’t stay until Saturday evening you must make arrangements for someone else to check out your entry piece(s). Everyone’s adherence to these policies is mandatory and will be appreciated.
     
  5. Brian Claar

    Brian Claar New Member

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    We just got Rick Carter for a seminar! Whitetail deer anatomy. Thanks Rick and Ken!
     
  6. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Reptile dysfunction

    Who is judging reptiles?

    Thanks

    :)

    Kerby...
     
  7. Brian Claar

    Brian Claar New Member

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    Jeff Brain
     
  8. pyeager1

    pyeager1 Active Member

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    Is this guy smart with a name like that? :D
     
  9. BVanKirk

    BVanKirk package deal

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    lol
     
  10. redwolf

    redwolf New Member

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    Not that it's any of my business ::) But why do fish judges also judge reptiles?
     
  11. pyeager1

    pyeager1 Active Member

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    Because they both have scales I guess. ::)
     
  12. Brian Claar

    Brian Claar New Member

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    LOL
    Well he at least has Brain in his name. That's more than some people I know.

    I've heard he is pretty good.

    Don't you know that's the way it's always been done. ::) ;D ;D
     
  13. pyeager1

    pyeager1 Active Member

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    Damn, I thought you were just mispelling his name Brain, my bad. ;D
     
  14. redwolf

    redwolf New Member

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    No, actually I didn't. I've never been to a comp. I just thought there would be someone to do just reptiles.
     
  15. Brian Claar

    Brian Claar New Member

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    There are usually not many reptiles at shows, and another specialty judge is another expense. Flights, room, food, judge fee etc.... I'm not sure if bringing in a reptile judge would draw ENOUGH people in to pay for it. That is probably the main reason.
     
  16. GBRUCH

    GBRUCH "I am nothing without christ".....John 15:5

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    This is my own opinion but there are damn few fish judges (no I don't consider myself one of those) that are truly qualified in my opinion to judge the reptiles but unfortunately that is the status quo. I wish the NTA would reconsider having an experienced qualified reptile judge decide the outcome of the show like it once was. A National and North American Champion truly deserves this.

    I am looking forward to seeing everyone at 7 springs. It should be a good time for most--lol.
     
  17. jsbirds

    jsbirds I think I can, I think I can...

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    Anyone know if Matuska will be there this year?
     
  18. duckfeathers

    duckfeathers New Member

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    Ahhh! The excitement. I'll be thinking about this every day till I'm there. Can't wait to spend all my money at the trade show.........................
     
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    sounds like some awesome seminars as usual...can't wait
     
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    looks pretty impressive!