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Pennsylvania State Taxidermy & Wildlife Art Championships 2013

Discussion in 'Convention Information' started by Ken Edwards, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Ken Edwards

    Ken Edwards Taxidermy.Net Administrator Staff Member

  2. 2013 PA State Taxidermy and Wildlife Art Championships

    It's that time of the year again....looking forward to getting together with old friends and making new ones. Come out and support the PTA this March. Things are shaping up to be a great show! Hope to see you there....

    2013 Pennsylvania State Taxidermy & Wildlife Art Championships, Trade Show & Annual Convention

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013
    6 – 9 pm................Convention & Competition Registration Competition Entries Accepted
    8 – 10 pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speed Mounting Wars – Pennsylvania Style (Complimentary Beverages)
    Thursday, March 7, 2013
    7:30 am – 8 pm. . . . . . . Convention & Competition Registration
    8 am – 8 pm...........Competition Entries Accepted
    8 am – 10 am. . . . . . . . . . SEMINAR – Dennis Wessner – Mounting A Game Bird
    8 am – 10 am. . . . . . . . . . SEMINAR – Bryan Eppley – Whitetail Anatomy & Alignment
    8 am – 6 pm. . . . . . . . . . . Hands-On Seminars – Tim Jordan & Rick Krane
    10 am – 12 Noon......TRADE SHOW OPEN
    12 Noon – 1 pm. . . . . . . Member Viewing of Competition Room
    1 pm – 3 pm. . . . . . . . . . . SEMINAR – Brenda DuVall – Competition Quality Skin Preparation 1 pm – 3 pm. . . . . . . . . . . SEMINAR – Fred Vanderburgh – Whitetail Reference Interpretation 1 pm – 3 pm...........Children’s Activities
    3 pm – 6 pm...........TRADE SHOW OPEN (appetizers)
    6 pm – 7 pm...........Member Viewing of Competition Room
    7 pm – 9 pm. . . . . . . . . . . SEMINAR – Ashley Barrett – Design & Composition
    7 pm – 9 pm. . . . . . . . . . . SEMINAR – Tom Weickum - Mounting A Pedestal Steinbok
    Friday, March 8, 2013:
    7:30am – 8 pm........Convention & Competition Registration
    8 am – 8 pm...........Competition Entries Accepted
    8 am – 10 am. . . . . . . . . . SEMINAR – Paul Cales – Pro 1 Tanning Systems
    8 am – 10 am. . . . . . . . . . SEMINAR – Paul Czarnecki – Shrinkage Control In Waterfowl Bills & Feet 8 am – 3 pm...........Day 2 of Rick Krane Hands-On Seminar
    10 am – 12 noon......TRADE SHOW OPEN
    12 Noon – 1 pm. . . . . . . Member Viewing of Competition Area
    1 pm – 3 pm. . . . . . . . . . . SEMINAR – McKenzie – Small Lifesize Mammal Mounting
    1 pm – 3 pm. . . . . . . . . . . SEMINAR – Terry Weick – Simple Fish Molds – Fins & Heads
    1 pm – 3 pm...........Children’s Activities
    3 pm – 6 pm...........TRADE SHOW OPEN (appetizers)
    5 pm – 6 pm...........PTACT Committee Certification
    6 pm – 7 pm...........Member Viewing of Competition Room
    7 pm – 9 pm. . . . . . . . . . . SEMINAR – Mike Gillis – Business along with PTACT & Insurance
    Saturday, March 9, 2013:
    7:30 am – 5 pm.......Convention Registration Only
    8 am – 9 am...........General Membership Meeting
    9 am – 12 Noon.......TRADE SHOW OPEN – Final Session
    12 Noon – 5 pm. . . . . . . Competition Room Open to Everyone – Competitor Critiques & All Ballot Voting
    PUBLIC VIEWING - $5 per person – 12 & under Free (must be accompanied by an adult) 2 pm – 4 pm. . . . . . . . . . . SEMINAR – Chris Horne – Open Mouth Molding & Casting
    2 pm – 4 pm. . . . . . . . . . . SEMINAR – Kent Stryker – Large Mammal Alterations 2 pm – 4 pm...........Children’s Activities
    4 pm....................Removal of Trade Show Backboards
    6 pm - ?.................Awards Banquet–Auction–Election Results (Cash Bar)
    6 pm - ?.................Children’s Pizza & Movie Supervised Event
    9 am – 10 am..........Removal of Remaining Mounts & Clean Up
    10 am – 1 pm..........Board of Directors Meeting – Newly Elected Board Members Must Attend
    NAME BADGE LANYARDS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES
    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Immediately following the Awards Banquet – Removal of mounts & Loading of Backboards – ROOM MUST BE CLEARED. All mounts not picked up after the awards banquet will be moved into Stag Pass and locked-in until 9 am Sunday.
    Sunday, March 10,absolutely no mounts will be allowed to leave the competition until after the Awards Banquet. 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.
     

  3. Becky

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    Re: 2013 PA State Taxidermy and Wildlife Art Championships

    2013 PTA Convention Hands-On Seminars
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    “ADVANCED LEVEL” TURKEY MOUNTING with TIM JORDAN
    This advanced level seminar is guaranteed to take you from a average turkey taxidermist to an AWESOME turkey taxidermist! National Champion & World Class instructors will teach you how to produce a mount that will have you standing out above your competition. What an opportunity – it doesn’t get much better than this!
    16 Participants - $300 per person – 8+ hours of instruction
    You need to provide:
    • Complete application & submit w/payment
    • Tools you currently use to mount turkey
    • Cleaned skin
    Tim Jordan Provides:
    • Championship Turkey Instructors
    • Freeze Dried Turkey Head (Your choice of Pose)
    • All Supplies – (Base & Body Included)

    Once payment is processed Tim will personally call you to explain detailed skin prep & to get your choice of head pose.


    2-DAY “EVERYTHING FISH” EVENT with RICK KRANE
    This 2-day event will cover everything you ever wanted to know about fish & more! Day 1: Observation – Rick will show you, in great detail, how to measure and make a body template, carving it from foam, along with installing artificial heads & fins. Day 2: YOU will be carving a fish body. Rick along with Frank Kotula & Brian Claar will help you along the way. You will leave this seminar with a complete anatomically correct fish body & TONS of fish knowledge!
    20 Participants - $250 per person – 2 Days
    You need to provide:
    • Complete application & submit w/payment
    Rick Krane Provides:
    • World Champion Fish Instructors
    • Foam, Heads & Fins

    Once payment is processed you will receive a call to confirm your seat & let you know if you need to bring anything with you.

    You MUST register by January 31, 2013

    Must be a PTA Member in good standing & registered for the 2013 convention. Payment in FULL is required – seats filled on a first paid basis ONLY – LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE. Please fill out the information below & mail with your payment to the address provided.
    Name: _____________________________________________________________
    2013 PTA Member #: _______________________
    Complete Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Phone Number: __________________________
    Class Choice (Circle One): 2-Day Everything Fish Advanced Turkey Mounting

    Make checks payable to PA TAXIDERMY ASSOCIATION
    Send to: Matt Zimmerman – 805 S. Ridge Road – Denver, PA 17517
    Questions: Matt @ (717) 336-1170
     
  4. Is there a certain block of rooms just for taxidermist going to the convention?
     
  5. HQ

    HQ New Member

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    Win a Barnett Crossbow at the 2013 PA Taxidermy Convention

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    HQ Taxidermy Supply and Barnett Crossbows are proud to support the taxidermy community by giving away a Barnett crossbow at the PA State Taxidermy Convention valued at over $500.00. For every $100.00 spent at the HQ Taxidermy Supply booth, you will receive one ticket for your chance to win this crossbow package. The drawing will be held Saturday March 9th at 11am.
     
  6. rodlrock

    rodlrock Mold Maker HQ Taxidermy Supply.

    Re: Win a Barnett Crossbow at the 2013 PA Taxidermy Convention

    I saw the this bow yesterday in the shop some one is going to be a very happy camper.Good lick to y'all!!!!!
     
  7. MIKEO-PA

    MIKEO-PA Mike and Jen Olszanowski, pa

    PA show- in search of roommate

    Hi, Mike's helper wants to come to the show but needs to room with someone to save money. If you already have a room and want to split the cost let us know. Or if you don't reservations yet either, there are still rooms available to reserve. We will be there Wed ( weather permitting )and leaving Sunday.

    Let us know,
    Thanks
    Jen
     
  8. PA Show Reminder....

    Walnut Creek Hardwood will be driving instead of flying to Seven Springs this year, so if you would like us to bring your order to the show, give us a call at 800-945-9663 by 3pm Tuesday.
    I am sad to say that I won't personally be attending, but wish everyone safe travels and hope you have a great show! Be sure and stop by the Walnut Creek booth and say "hi" to Jen. We'll have some great show specials!

    www.walnutcreekhardwood.com
     
  9. PA Show

    Less than two days away !! Who is going from here?
     
  10. PA Show

    Me.....wife is in Austin until Wed night, leaving early Thursday morning.....see you there Vince..!


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  11. BillFromPa

    BillFromPa Active Member

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    Going to head up tomorrow morning hoping to beat the snow storm. Once im there it can snow like crazy! :p
     
  12. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Re: PA Show

    I'll be there tomorrow night!
     
  13. Re: PA Show

    It's going to start snowing there anytime now. Be careful on the drive up
     
  14. Re: PA Show

    Is there anything going on other that being able to enter your mounts. The website says 6 to 8.
     
  15. dartondude

    dartondude New Member

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    Re: PA Show

    headed out tomorrow
     
  16. Re: PA Show

    I'll be there tomorrow, Good Lord willing! Hope to see you Vince! :) I will have raffle tickets for the big WVTA drawing for sell with me!
     
  17. Re: PA Show

    I'll be there Thursday. Decided to do a piece for the show last week. I am such a procrastinator.
     
  18. Crittercoroner

    Crittercoroner DUDE, your uselessness is epic!

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    So what's going on at the PA show for us stuck at home

    There's just gotta be something going on out at the show. Figure with Mikey up from Texas there must be something to talk about. You folks out there hogging all the fun to yourselves??
     
  19. BillFromPa

    BillFromPa Active Member

    Re: So what's going on at the PA show for us stuck at home


    Dave your definitely missing it this year! Plenty of snow and the turn out is great. Its nice to get away and see alot of people I havent seen for a while and make new friends. There has been some great seminars too. Im not a bird guy but I took Tim Jordans hands on turkey class and mounted my first turkey. I also sat through Paul Czarnecki"s Class. They are both a world of knowledge and I cant wait to work on some birds when I get home.

    I havent taken many pictures yet, Ill get some pics of all the mounts tomorrow when they let us in. Heres a coule I have on my phone, The turkey class and my first life size turkey. Oh, and my youngest Daughters new best friend "Uncle P" who has adopted her and is moving to Texas (her exact words) :p You would think my kids would wear him out but not a chance! I dont know where he gets the energy but they did nothing but talk about how much fun they have been having at the kids seminars. Here it is 8:45 at night and they are crashed! I even fed them ice cream before we came back to the room.


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