Issue 111, Fall 2013

Michael Buelna

Every other year we get really excited when it’s time to feature one of the many fish carvings from the World Fish Carving Championships. Is it any wonder why the reef fish categories always make it to our final list? All the reef fish entries and many more from other categories of the 2013 show were all outstanding and beautiful works of art, but our pick was this entry by Michael Buelna of Orland, California. His wood sculpture of tangs and a green sea turtle captured the awesome beauty of this underwater world. It earned a second place in the World Title Open Level. You have got to appreciate what these artists are doing. Starting next issue World Champion Bob Berry will start a series of articles detailing start to finish what you need to do to be a competitive fish carver. If you ever had a urge to tackle this area of wildlife art, Bob’s experience and insight will get you there the right way. We welcome Bob back to our honor roll of writers.


The Breakthrough Gallery: 2013 Best in World Fish Carvers
The 2013 World Fish Carving Championships® Springfield, Illinois
Part 1: William T. Hornaday—A Prime Visionary Joe Kish
At the Water’s Edge Clark Schreibeis
The 2013 NTA Convention Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Eyes, Ears, and Brisket Cliff Hales
Reference Study: Impala Larry Blomquist
Reference Study: Wild Boar Larry Blomquist
Mounting a Gaboon Viper (Carcass Cast) Kerby Ross
The Dolly/Char Controversy Clark Schreibeis
Painting Schedule: Spawning Arctic Char Clark Schreibeis
Painting a Goatfish Mike Kirkhart


Innovative Products Larry Blomquist
Wichers Bronzes Available Larry Blomquist
Q&A Larry Goldman
Part 2: Things to Consider When Starting a Business Curt Butterfield


Editorial: Larry Blomquist
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Reference of the Month
The Breakthrough Library
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