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Beth Beverly, Philadelphia's premiere rogue taxidermist, takes her love of fashion to a whole new level. She says, "While other people come upon roadkill and see a dead animal, I see a hat.” Her work has been featured in such prestigious publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Daily News. She has won multiple awards for her work at the Devon Ladies Day Hat Competition, Brandywine Polo Club, Radnor Hunt Club and won Best in Show at MART's "Carnivorous Nights" show. Beverly's work has also been on display at several galleries including Art In The Age, Michael Vincent Gallery and La Luz de Jesus Gallery. Although she is a fan of both traditional and rogue taxidermy, Beverly would rather leave the house wearing a piece of her art rather than have it sitting on a shelf.
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Dave Houser of Marysville, PA, discovered his love of taxidermy while still in high school and opened his first studio only a few years later. Specializing in waterfowl and game birds, Houser has won over 50 first place awards, several Best In Show awards and The Governor’s Award. In addition to creating and producing mounts, he also judges shows, teaches students his craft and is currently on his third term as the President of the Pennsylvania Taxidermy Association. A hip-hop music fan and an outdoorsman at heart, Houser loves to hunt, fish and shoot.
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Page Nethercutt, a second generation traditional taxidermist hailing from New Bern, NC, is most well known for his creative waterfowl mounts, but he also works with African and North American mammals. Nethercutt's award winning pieces have garnered him a People's Choice Award, two Wasco Awards, three Van Dyke Awards, three Woody Awards, a Governor's Award and the Pennsylvania Taxidermist of the Year Award. Nethercutt believes that his hard work and quality taxidermy will outshine any work conceived by a "rogue" artist.
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Dr. Takeshi Yamada, originally from Osaka, Japan, has found his dream home in the land of freakshows and the original Nathan's Famous hot dog stand: Coney Island, NY. Always in a tuxedo and top hat, the dapper Dr. Yamada considers his award winning artwork "specimens" rather than examples of self expression. His imaginative mind has led him to creating a six-foot long Mongolian death worm, a two-headed baby, freakishly large stag beetles and a furry mermaid-bunny -- an ode to Coney Island's original name given by the Dutch which translates to "Rabbit Island."
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Promotional shots of the Immortalizers.

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