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2017 Iowa Show

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Brian Reinertson, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

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    Another great show with great people. Over 150 pieces. The judges were true professionals and put on very useful seminars that were packed full of eager taxidermists. Todd's hands on hide prep for competition seminar was his trial run for other shows. Based on how this one went, you need to attend if he will be at your show! We are looking forward to having Cole, Clint, and Mike back next year. Huge thanks to all of the out of staters that came with world class work, you guys make our show a great success every year.

    https://www.facebook.com/iowataxidermyassociation/ Go to the photo tab on the left to see pics of the show and all winners. Even a pic of Tuco in there!
     
  2. dplais7124

    dplais7124 Active Member

    Wish I could have made it this year. Maybe next
     

  3. magicmick

    magicmick magicmick

    thanks Brian for posting pics :)
     
  4. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

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    We missed you Derek, longest traveled was only 560 miles compared to your 900 plus last year. So happy folks like you, Josh Saville, MO folks,and Brandon's family from Arkansas come to our show. It's an honor to have all the out of staters make our show so successful! New venue next show march 22-25 2018 with 9000 more square feet for our showroom, vendors, and banquet.
     
  5. Where will the show be next year.
     
  6. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

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    Meskwaki convention center a few miles east of our old venue. Pool, game room, and pizza party room for the kids seminar. Casino, bingo, more lounges for adults. More space is the best part, but I hope everything to do will make people enjoy it too. All rooms blocked for ITA are in the non smoking tower and only $89/night.
     
  7. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

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    Can't believe how much quality comes from our Wisconsin friends too. Congrats to Doug Roffers on the WASCO bear and Matt Tainter on best in show with his pheasant!
     
  8. timberland

    timberland New Member

    Thank you Brian, to you and the whole Iowa association for putting on a great show and always treating us like family when we are there. I was very honored and humbled to be able to win my first Breakthrough award at your show! I will definitely be back again! (Just hope not another 5 year gap between shows!)
     
  9. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

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    World Champion Bill Neuman is our game head/mammal judge for the 2018 show! 3 of our 4 judges are going for world titles in May. That and Joe Meder coming for his master of masters category will make this show one you don't want to miss. Already over 10 pieces committed for Joe's division. Top tier artists that submit previous world, national, and Breakthrough winners for this division can also bring another piece they have to compete in masters for ALL awards at our show.
     
  10. dplais7124

    dplais7124 Active Member

    I will definitely try to make it next year