The Resume of Clark Schreibeis




Clark's first attempt at wood carving was a carved brown trout that won Best of Show at a taxidermy competition. Since that original wood sculpture, Clark went on to win numerous competitions and awards, including "Best in World" honors in 1995, 1997 and 1999 making Clark the only carver to ever win three consecutive World Fishing Carving Championships. His other awards include, but are not limited to:

Wood Sculpture Awards
  • Featured as Woodezine's "Carver of the Month" - Feb. 2005. Woodezine is the world's leading monthly online magazine for woodworkers, carvers, and turners.

  • 2nd in World at Ward World Wildfowl Carving Championships, Ocean City, MD 2001 and 2004 (Interpretive Birds).

  • Judged Fish Carvings at the 2001 and 2003 World Fish Carving Championships, Springfield IL.

  • 1st in Trout and Salmon Category, 3rd Best Of Show Ward World Fish Carving Competition Ocean City, MD. 2000.

  • 1st Place Category and Interpretive Division (Natural Finish) Judges Choice Best Of Show - World Fish Carving Championships, Springfield IL. 1999.

  • 2nd and 3rd Place Decorative Miniature Division

  • 1st in Interpretive Division, 2nd Best of Show Ward World Fish Carving Competition Ocean City, MD. 1998.

  • Best in World Fish Carving, World Fish Carving Championships, Springfield, IL 1997.

  • First Place Both in Interpretive and Saltwater Group Divisions World Fish Carving Championships, Springfield, IL 1997

  • Judge's Choice Best of Show and People's Choice Best of Show - Sculpting and Original Art, NTA Show, Columbus, MO 1996.

  • Best in World Fish Carving, World Fish Carving Championships, Gainesville GA 1995.

  • First Place in the World Title Division (Group Fish Freshwater) World Fish Carving Championships, Gainesville, GA 1995.

  • Competition Judge - Master's Fish Carving Competition 1994 (Novice and Intermediate Class

  • First Place Master's Class, master's Fish Carving Competition, Dubois, WY 1994.

  • First Place Rocky Mountain Carver's Cup, Park City, UT 1993.

  • Best of Show along with $5000.00 Purchase Award, Global Carving Challenge - Aquatic Life at Norfolk, VA 1992.

  • Best of Show 2 times at the World Freshwater Fish Carving Competition at Traverse City, MI 1990 and also in 1993.


    Taxidermy Awards
    Clark began his taxidermy career in 1981. B 1996 he began to transition out of taxidermy and into a full-time art/sculpture career. Because of his success and reputation in both the taxidermy and carving fields, he has consistently been called on to judge many shows including top (world class) shows of both genres.

  • Judged the Master Level Fish Mounts at the 1997, 1999, and 2005 World Taxidermy Championships in Springfield, IL

  • Has judged Regional Competitions in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, California, and the International Taxidermy Competition in Calgary, Alberta

  • Second Place, Division of Excellence, NTA Competition, Columbia, Missouri 1996.

  • Judge's Choice Best of Show and the Master of Masters Award, Montana Taxidermy Competition 1996.

  • Judge's Choice Best of Show, Utah Taxidermy Competition 1990.

  • Numerous Best of Category Wins.

  • National Taxidermy Association's Award of Excellence.

  • Best of Show 3 Times at the "Battle of the Mounts" Taxidermy Competition 1989, 1990, 1992.

  • 1st Place National Taxidermy Association Competition 1991, Reno, NV.


    Some of the publications that Clark's work or instructional articles have appeared in:
    Wood Carving Illustrated: Painting and Finishing Guide
    Rainbow Trout Eye Paint Schedule
    Early Fall 2004 Vol. 8 No. 3 p.38
    (East Petersburg, Pa)

    The Art of Stylized Wood Carving
    "Gallery of Stylized Carvings": Clark Schreibeis (P.18)
    By Charles Solomon and David Hamilton 2003
    Fox Chapel Publishing Co. East Petersburg, Pa

    Wildfowl Art Magazine - Journal of the Ward Museum
    Fish Carving Competition - 2000 Ward Show Winners
    Spring/Summer 2000 p. 13 (Salisbury, MD)

    Wildfowl Art Magazine - Journal of the Ward Museum
    Fish Carving's First Year a Success (1998 Ward Show Winners)
    Spring/Summer 1998 p. 7 (Salisbury, MD)
    Fish Carving Basics by Curtis J. Badger ©1996
    Carving and Inserting Fins with Clark Schreibeis
    By Stackpole pg. 41 (Mecanicsburg, PA)

    Sculpting and Original Art: Judges Choice and People's Choice -
    Best of Show Winner - Clark Schreibeis
    Outlook Magazine Nov/Dec 1996 pg. 28 (Slidell, LA)

    The following articles written for Breakthrough Magazine. Devoted to the serious wildlife artist. 1 (800) 73-7266 (Hammond, La): How to Make a Fish Study Cast - Large Fish, Winter 2005, Issue 78
    How to Make a Fish Study Cast, Summer 2004, Issue 76 pg. 16
    Carving A Stylized Splash, Fall 2003, Issue 73 pg. 16
    Part 3: Finishing, Carving a Radically Curved Fish, Summer 2003, Issue 72 pg. 66
    Part 2: Carving a Radically Curved Fish, Spring 2003, Issue 71 pg. 88
    Part 1: Carving a Radically Curved Fish, Winter 2003, Issue 70 pg. 66
    Fish Anatomy: The Eyes Have It, Fall 1999, Issue 57 pg. 34
    Building a Reference Library, Spring 1998, Issue 51 pg. 24
    Designing the Best in World Fish Carving, Fall/Winter 1995 Issue 42 p. 78
    Carving the Brown Trout, Fall 1994 Issue 38 pg. 48
    Painting the Brown Trout, Fall 1994 Issue 38 pg. 54

    1996
    "Carving and Inserting Fins with Clark Schreibeis"
    Fish Carving Basics by Curtis J. Badger (C) 1996
    By Stackpole (Mechanicsburg, PA) Pg. 41

    Nov/Dec 1996
    "Sculpting and Original Art: Judges Choice and People's Choice-
    Best of Show Winner - Clark Schreibeis
    Outlook Magazine
    (Slidell, LA) Pg. 28

    Fall/Winter 1995
    "Nature's Rhythm: Best in the World Fish Carving"
    Breakthrough magazine. Devoted to the serious wildlife artist (Hammond, LA) Pg. 75

    Fall 1994
    "Carving the Brown Trout"
    Breakthrough magazine. Devoted to the serious wildlife artist.
    (Hammond, LA) pg. 48 Also, "Painting the Brown Trout" Pg. 54

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