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My Pleasure to be a part of Maine Association of Taxidermy Show! Thank you!!

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Rick Krane, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    What a memorable Show in Maine at the Maine Association of Taxidermy Convention!!

    What a class show and Class members! I want to first and foremost thank the membership for allowing me to be a part of the Northern New England Championships! It was my personal and professional pleasure to be a part of such a memorable event down to Maine! They had a bit of Hollywood in our industry’s very own taxidermist Russell Knight! Many motivated folks from other Association all over New England, New York, and Even our great friends from Canada showed up to partake in the festivities! So many seminars and just some truly incredible talent there at this event!

    A great line up of Judges and seminar instructor gave all they have to give and pout their souls out to help with the betterment of the industry by giving back! It was my please to work and judge with Vincent Fleming from NC , George Dante from NJ, and the “Godfather” Richard Christoforo from MA! Thanks you for sharing your gifts with all of us!

    Congratulations once again to the all the participants and members who make the show a great time! Some times when folks win or loss if you the good ones hold their head up either way with class! All those who partake in a event like this one, you are a winner for sure! Also a big shout out to the officers and directors who volunteer their time to make it a great event for sure!

    Here are some photos of the show and the Hall of fame ceremony!


    My Best

    Rick Krane
  2. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

    Great pics.......looked to be a nice time for all and a quality show.

  3. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

    The Maine show was GREAT ! Lot's of good work and good show management and a GREAT location. Many young first time to a show taxidermists , that had amazing work. Thank you all, Paul, Todd, Jeff , Pete , Tom , Danna and all the board and all the wives that helped their husbands do such a good job.
    My wife had a great time and thanks everyone also especially the women who were very friendly and she enjoyed their company.
    It was great seeing Gene Bahr and Forrest Hart again !
    See you next year.
  4. Amy

    Amy Mammal artist

    Looks like a great show!! I hope to attend this show one day. The stingray caught my eye -- very cool!
  5. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

    Looks like a great show. We are really looking forward to having you at the Iowa show next year Rick. Tons of our members are pumped to have you judge their fish! I need to talk psycho into bringing some of his reptile art for you too. That stingray is awesome, beautiful piece.
  6. It was definitely a memorable show this year. Thanks to Rick, Vincent, Richard, George and Russell for making the show! Congratulations to Rick for receiving the MAT Distinguished Service Award and Richard for receiving McKenzie Service Award. Also Congrats to Forest Hart and Gene Bahr for being the first inductees into the MAT Hall of Fame!
  7. magicmick

    magicmick magicmick

    Very kind of you Rick to post the photos,thankyou
  8. Thank you, Rick! We could have never pulled off a show of this caliber without people like you our other judges and special guests. What made the show so special to me was the family friendly atmosphere. There was such a warmth in the air of caring and sharing of ideas and concepts. The round robin with the Russell, Richard, George, Vincent and you Rick was by far one my favorite parts of the show. It reminded me of a late night with David letterman TV show. Thank you to our awesome vendors and support from HQ taxidermy supply. Justin, Randy and Vic work extremely hard at the show and brought out a whole new dimension to our Maine show. I hope everyone had safe travels home and big thank you to out members with over 90 show entrees. I know we all learned a ton.

    Once again, thank you, Rick, Richard, Russel, George & Vincent

    With great gratitude,
  9. Jillian@AnglersArtistry

    [email protected] Working hard to make the world a fishy Place!

    You all put on a great event! Rick and I had such a wonderful time! Thank you all!

  10. Thanks for posting the pics ! It looks like a great event with a well run group. Congrats to everyone for making it a successful show !
  11. gobbl4me

    gobbl4me New Member

    Just wanted to give a shout out to Paul and the whole BOD ! From start to finish, you guys did a fantastic job ! Russell and the judges all did a great job as well! Cant wait until next year, Bill D
  12. Here's a link to the Channel 6 news clip on this years show. Congrats again to Bill D with the Breakthrough for your deer. It really was an awesome mount so deserving of the title.
  13. Jillian@AnglersArtistry

    [email protected] Working hard to make the world a fishy Place!

    That is a great clip and a promotion in a positive way for taxidermy! Thanks for sharing this!
  14. gobbl4me

    gobbl4me New Member

    Thank you Jeff ! Congrats to you as well on all your awards! That was a great clip. Thanks for sharing it. Thanks again to Rick, Vincent, Richard and George. Without you guys, none of this would be possible!