The 2017 Show and Competition will be held June 22nd through the 24th at the Crook County Fairgrounds (Carey Foster Hall) in Prineville, OR. The judges are Ray Hatfield (mammals) and Casey Waterson (birds/fish/reptiles). Ray's work can be found at naturesdesigntaxidermy.com and Casey's is at loneleaftaxidermy.com
The Oregon Association of Taxidermists has been providing taxidermy education for Western States artists since 1983. We strive to increase public awareness of the ever-increasing possibilities created in the imaginations of our experienced members. Our goal is to promote a high standard in the art and science of taxidermy, encouraging the constructive and positive exchange of ideas and techniques amongst its members and guests to better the individual and the industry as a whole without loosing sight of having fun and treating people with respect and kindness. Creating an environment where anybody can ask anyone questions and feel comfortable doing so. The Oregon Association of Taxidermists is an association where you come to the show a stranger and you drive home knowing that you are now part of the family.
Seminars held at the show are a huge resource for growing your knowledge of new techniques. This year Casey will be doing several seminars covering turkey basics and fish basics. Our VP, Tim Brown, will be doing a seminar covering habitat mediums, and basic business practices. Leon Matthews with demonstrate the techniques for standing waterfowl.
The challenges for this year are Steelhead (fish), any Teal (bird), any Snake (reptile), and Bear: head, shoulder, or 1/2 lifesize (gamehead). $50 prize for the winner of each category and challenge pieces can be entered to be judged normally!
The show will be open to the public Friday June 23rd and Saturday June 24th.
Habitat Rock deal! - Contact Jennifer at 406-643-5501 (www.custombirdworks.com/habitat-rock.html) to pre-order some Habitat Rock and they will have it shipped to the show for free.
The Oregon Association of Taxidermy has been providing taxidermy education for Wetern States artists since 1983. We strive to increase public awareness of the ever-increasing possibilities created in the imaginations of our experienced members.
Our artists create memorable taxidermy mounts and replicas - both professionals and hobbyists. The main showcase for our work is the Annual OAT Competition and Show. The images here are from those shows.