Noem's Wildlife Artistry
INTERNATIONAL TAXIDERMY CHAMPION--SCULPTOR--ARTIST
Past president of the International Guild of Taxidermy serving as president for four years and serving as a board member for 12 years.
Has judged numerous taxidermy competitions and has given seminars throughout the taxidermy industry.One of only 11 taxidermists to ever receive the prestigious International Grand Masters Award, the most difficult accomplishments within the taxidermy industry.
Has done work for several major museums including: Cincinnati Museum of Natural History to include mounting all mammals that migrated from South America to North America, as well as other assorted mounts. Cincinnati Children's Museum, including many original sculpted small mammals and the skeletal assembling of a large Aldabra Tortoise with molded and hand carved bones to replace destroyed ones. Salato Museum at KY. Fish & Wildlife Headquarters including the mounting and designing of the flying waterfowl and other song birds of the entry way. Beringer Crawford Museum to include assorted owls and other wildlife. Many nature centers throughout Kentucky and Ohio.
Won numerous awards in State and International taxidermy competitions, to many to list but including, Best All Around KY. Taxidermist 2 times. McKenzie Distinguished Taxidermy Award 2 times, Peoples Choice Award, and Best of Show Award. Received master certifications in Game head, Life-size mammals, birds and fish.
Has taught taxidermy to other taxidermist as far away as Hawaii, Holland and Africa.
Mounted Kentucky's State Record White Tail Deer Taken by Robert Smith 2000 with a score of 204 2/8 ranking number six in Boone & Crocket placing next to the Jordan Buck. Mounted Kentucky's State record Elk with bow taken by Craig Wheeler 2001.
Has been mounting wildlife since the age of 8 years old and started a business serving the community at age 15 in 1979. Over 25 years of creative experience.
Pioneered several techniques in carcass casting, molding artificial parts and eye angles.
First time entrant at KY. State competition resulted in a best of category in fish with a grey trigger fish in 1989.
Life member of Safari Club International and International Guild of Taxidermy.
Master Measurer for Safari Club International.