the Artist at Shaw's Taxidermy
passion for this profession began in 1982 when I attended Mountain Valley
School of Taxidermy in Phoenix, AZ. After returning home with 420 hours
of learning under my belt, I began my part time business. Through the years,
the improved quality of my work and the customer base I have built has
enabled me to make this a full time business.
“word of mouth” my business has grown every year.
take pride in the quality of mounts that I produce and customer service
is my priority.
the trip to state and national shows have given me the opportunity to attend
valuable seminars and demonstrations which have helped immensely in achieving
the level of quality I desire. These shows also help to introduce new products
in the industry. Utilizing the knowledge gained at these shows and by using
only the best products available to the industry I feel that I am presenting
the customer with the best I have to offer.
are also an integral part of my taxidermy work and training. Competitions
give you the opportunity to have your work critiqued by your peers.
1985 won 3rd in professional division waterfowl at the World Show in Lawrence,
also won numerous awards at the state level for whitetail and game birds.
the last two years have won the Ducks Unlimited Award for best waterfowl
at the Kansas Association of Taxidermists state convention.
The first Midwest Regional Taxidermy Convention was held at the Copper Dock Winery in Pocahontas, Illinois on September 23-25, 2011. This three day convention with hands on training seminars, was taught by some of the best in the industry, while drawing in a variety of taxidermists and vendors from distant states. On Saturday evening, an awards dinner was held for the taxidermists that included competition and a variety of awards. Winner of the Whitetails Unlimited Gamehead Sculpture was Kendall Shaw with his mounted Whitetail display. Pictured (l-r) Kendall Shaw and Greg Zykan (Shoal Creek WTU President and Taxidermy Judge.)
||Best waterfowl in Professional Division and the Illinois DU award at Midwest Regional Taxidermy Convention.
of Mountain Valley School of Taxidermy in Phoenix AZ. in 1982 where I received
instruction from Harry Paulson (award winning taxidermist and longtime
NTA board member), Bob Berry (world champion taxidermist and carver) and
Joe Kish( world renowned taxidermist and sculptor).
“Advanced Gamehead Techniques” with world champion taxidermist Todd Kranau
on a on going basis State, National and World Taxidermy Shows when they
again thank you for your interest in my business and the fascinating art
Kendall Shaw Owner/Wildlife artist
2027 15th Ave.
McPherson, Kansas 67460
Work Phone: 620-245-0811
After Hours: 620-241-9797