Safari Club International 2020 — A Review From Animal Artistry

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by Animal Artistry, May 19, 2020.

  1. Animal Artistry

    Animal Artistry SPONSOR Since 2019 AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2019
    Messages:
    300
    Video/Photo:
    780
    Likes Received:
    252
    [​IMG]


    SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL 2020 — A REVIEW FROM ANIMAL ARTISTRY


    The Safari Club International convention this year was exceptional on every front. After doing these conventions for 30 years, this was by far the best one yet — and that’s saying something. In addition to browsing the wonderful collection of exhibitors, the team from Animal Artistry had the chance to meet with outfitters from all around the world, many of whom owner Mike Boyce has hunted with and known for many years.

    [​IMG]


    The Client Perspective
    Attendance is always critical to a good show, on both the exhibitor side and, more importantly, the spectator side. We don’t have final attendance numbers, but we were pleased with the traffic through the show and we were particularly thrilled to see a number of our own clients at SCI 2020, many of whom had traveled far and wide to see the mounts and talk about prospective trophy rooms. As event attendees toured our exhibit, it was most encouraging to hear the comments on our quality of work. Many people found it hard to believe we could accomplish this with a three-month guaranteed turnaround — and it was a treat to ensure them that it’s most certainly true.

    We heard repeatedly from unhappy hunters who had trophies sitting at a taxidermist for two, three, or even four years. It has always been our goal at Animal Artistry to deliver a beautiful piece of artwork in the timeliest fashion, out of respect to both the hunter and the animal, and our commitment to the 90-day turnaround makes that a reality for our clients.

    [​IMG]


    Building Connections
    Mike took the opportunity to leave the booth this year and wander the show. As he toured the many exhibits, he was struck by all of the familiar faces. And the more hands he shook and the more conversations he had, the more he realized how the industry as a whole will only benefit from taking these relationships further. Animal Artistry is committed to helping the world’s best outfitters stand out — we want to share their stories right here on our blog and across our social media accounts. We spoke to a number of outfitters who are anxious for the exposure, and we invite you to contact us directly regarding guest posts if you feel that your business speaks for itself. It’s an honor to connect with businesses who share a similar philosophy, and we welcome the opportunity to learn more about what sets you apart.

    [​IMG]


    Fresh Eyes
    While Mike has attended Safari Club conventions for decades, it was a brand new experience for one of his newest staff members. “It was an eye-opening experience coming from the design industry into the hunting and conservation industry,” says Shiloh Reading, graphic production artist. “There are folks who spend their lives engaging with and admiring the natural world. They bring that spirit to SCI, and share it through stories, experience, photos and amazing craftsmanship. Being able to see their passion for animals and wildlife behind and beyond the scope is something I feel everyone should experience.

    It was wonderful to be a part of this year’s convention and receive such an immense response from the attendees. It makes us excited to plan for the year ahead — and another great show next year!

    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited by a moderator: May 19, 2020

  2. Sitting Bull_Chris

    Sitting Bull_Chris AH Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2018
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Member of:
    Australian Hunters International, Australian Bowhunters Association
    Hunted:
    Zimbabwe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada
    The taxidermy displays and getting to visit Animal Artistry studio is the main reason why I would attend the SCI show
     
    Animal Artistry likes this.

  3. Animal Artistry

    Animal Artistry SPONSOR Since 2019 AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2019
    Messages:
    300
    Video/Photo:
    780
    Likes Received:
    252
    Thank you! We look forward to seeing you!
     

  4. Philip Glass

    Philip Glass AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2015
    Messages:
    3,047
    Video/Photo:
    80
    Likes Received:
    4,645
    Location:
    Texas
    Member of:
    NRA, Life SCI, Life DSC, Life EWA
    Hunted:
    RSA, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Austria, Australia, TX, NM
    I agree that it was a wonderful show. The taxidermy displays are always one of the highlights for me. I can’t wait for 2021!
     
    Animal Artistry likes this.

  5. Animal Artistry

    Animal Artistry SPONSOR Since 2019 AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2019
    Messages:
    300
    Video/Photo:
    780
    Likes Received:
    252
    Thanks! Be sure to stop on by and say, "hello" in 2021!
     
    Philip Glass likes this.

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice