Clark Schreibeis wins Judges Choice Best of Show at the
2013 World Fish Carving Championships



Clark Schreibeis, a professional wildlife carver/sculptor and native of Billings, Montana, threw his hat back in the ring after a six year absence at the 2013 World Fish Carving Championships in Springfield, IL and won Best in World honors in the Decorative Life-size Division as well as Judge`s Choice-Best of Show.

Schreibeis has now been awarded Best of Show at the World Fish Carving Championships five times including wins in 1995, 1997, 1999, 2007 and now in 2013. This makes it "5 for 5" as he has competed five times and has been awarded Judge's Choice-Best of Show five times.

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2013 World Fish Carving ChampionshipsBest of Show -Clark Schreibeis wins Judges Choice Best of Show at the 2013 World Fish Carving Championships
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2013 World Fish Carving Championships
Best of Show
Created and carved entirely from wood, the winning woodcarving/sculpture titled, "Brown Beauty" is a river snapshot that is recreated every early fall on certain Montana trout streams such as the Yellowstone and the Big Horn. As the water temperature warms throughout the summer and into fall, great "blooms" of moss grow and float downstream only to be caught on various snags in the river.

"As the male brown trout move closer in time to the frenzy of the spawn, his skin toughens, his head becomes elongated into a bullish form and his vibrant colors have the ability to surprise even the most experienced fisherman. This is absolutely, without a doubt, the most beautiful and respected trout in the river and I just love 'em." Clark Schreibeis

Schreibeis was born in Wyoming and raised in Montana. His passion for wildlife of all types is evident in his carvings with the species of the Rocky Mountain west (and Montana`s trout in particular) being his primary focus. He has had a life-long love affair with rivers and the myriad of species that make their home in and around their life-giving waters.

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2013 World Fish Carving Championships
Best of Show
"Life is good when I`m piloting my canoe down a river and camping on its gravel bars." He explains, "while floating, camping and fishing on the river, I delight in being an active partaker and participant and not just an intrusive foreigner. God created all this beauty for us to enjoy and I take great pleasure in drawing people`s attention to His beauty with my art."

Clark and his wife Erika live outside of Billings, Montana and are blessed with three grown sons who are all married with children of their own and also a daughter who is in her 3rd year of nursing school at MSU. He owns and operates the Clark Schreibeis Wildlife Art Studio and currently divides his time between sculpting, carving, painting, writing, judging, teaching and seeking out wild places whenever he can.




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