About the Artist...

ARTIST'S    STATEMENT

I have been an artist all my life..........
sketching, painting, music.....anything
involving the arts......anything that
moves the soul of the beholder thru
the eyes of the heart....

My love for the outdoors, nature, and
wildlife, all culminate in the creation of my birds. I
am interested, not only in my
own work, but the works of others...to see and
feel the talents of artists as they create on
canvas, sculpture, or any media that
encompasses breathtaking art that can only come
from the Creator.

My passions are Birds of Prey, Owls, Hawks,
Eagles, Falcons, all created in
their natural, dramatic existence, the
creatures that they are.....

...Joseph Horn
MEMBER :
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art...................................Salisbury, MD
The Waterfowl Festival.....................................................Easton, MD
Mississippi Pearl River Woodcarvers...............................Jackson, MS
New Orleans Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Guild............New Orleans, LA
Cajun Heritage Carvers  Competition...............................LaRose, LA
South Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers....................................Houma, LA
Mississippi Craftsmen's Guild...........................................Jackson, MS
National Audubon Society................................................Jackson, MS
Smithsonian Institute........................................................Washington, DC

Serves as a judge for competitons in New Orleans, LaRose, and Houma LA
Most Recent Achievements
:
2012 Pearl River Woodcarvers championships...Jackson, Ms...First Best in Show Overall, First Best in
Show professional Songbirds, First Best in Show professional Birds of Prey, First Best in Show
professional Waterbirds, People's Choice Award


2011 Lousiana Wildfowl Carvers and Collectors Championships, Mandeville, LA: First Best in Show
Professional Division Gamebirds...First Best in Show Neotropical Migrant Warblers Division Professional
..Fourth Best in Show Best in Gulfsouth Professional Division
2010 Ward World Championships competitor, Ocean City, MD, World Decorative Miniature Division ,
Eastern Wild Turkey
2010 Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers and Collectors Championships, Mandeville, LA :  First Best in Show
Professional Interpretive Division.....First Best in Show Professional Miniatures Eastern Wild
Turkey....Second & Third Best in Show Professional Songbirds Division....Second Best in Show IPIK
Songbird Purchase Award.....Second Best in Show Neo Tropical Migrant Warbler Purchase Award
2009 Ward World Championships, Ocean City, MD, First Best in Show, Advanced Division Interpretive..
2009 Pearl River Woodcarvers Show and Championships, Jackson, MS, First Best in Show Professional
Division Songbirds, First Best in Show overall............                                                                            
2008 Southern Wildlife Festival, Decatur, AL , Best in Sculpture, Best in Carving, Best in Show overall
2008 Gumtree Festival, Tupelo, MS. Merit Award in Sculpture
2008 PRWC Championships, Jackson, MS. Peoples' Choice Award, Best in Show Songbirds, Best in Show
Interpretive, Best in Show overall, Bald Eagle Purchase Award, Mississippi Songbird Purchase Award, &
Human Hands Anatomy Sculpture Purchase Award.
Exhibitor at the prestigious 2007 & 2008  Waterfowl Festival, Easton, MD
Award of Distinction & Purchase Award, 2007 Three Foot Art Festival, Meridian, MS.
Second Best in Show Professional Division, 2007 Pearl River Woodcarvers Guild, Jackson, MS.
Featured artist at Leisha Pickering's "MY SOUTH" 2007, Providence Hill Farms, Pocahontas, MS
Pearl River Woodcarvers Guild 2007 Show & Championships-Best in Show Red fox purchase award,
Jack Russell Terrier purchase award, Songbird purchase award, First, Second, and Third Professional
Songbird Division, First in Professional Miniatures, Second Best in Show overall Professional, Jackson,
MSAward of Distinction & Merit Award juried fine arts 2006 Three Foot Art Festival, Meridian, MS
Best in Show winner juried fine arts 2006 Prairie Arts Festival, West Point, MS
Featured in Wildfowl Carving Magazine's "Competition 2005" (publishing February 2006)
First, Second, and Third Best in Show Songbird purchase awards 2005  South Louisiana Wildfowl
Carvers Show and Championships Houma, LA
First, Second, and Third Best in Show Songbird professional division, First and Second Best in Show
Songbird purchase awards, First Best in Show Australian Cattle Dog and First Best in Show Raccoon with
2 Babies purchase awards 2006, Best in Show overall, Pearl River Woodcarvers Championships,
Jackson, MS.
Best in Show, Interpretive purchase award, New Orleans Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Competition 2005
Best in Show, IPIK Songbird purchase award, New Orleans Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Comp. 2004
2004 People's Choice Award Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS.
2004 Best in Show, Three Foot Art Festival, Meridian, MS.
8 time recipient of The People's Choice Award ( juried competitions.
Best in Show winner,  Cajun Heritage Competition 2004, LaRose, LA.
.Featured artist, reader's showcase, Wildfowl Carving Magazine, 2001
Numerous first place awards, state, regional, and national competitions
Prairie Arts Festival 2006 , Best in  
     Show, fine arts competition,
  West Point, MS
Three Foot Art Festival Award of
Distinction &Merit Award 2006
Meridian, MS
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Southern Wildlife Festival 2008 Best in Show
Winner overall, Best in Sculpture, Best in Carving
                   Decatur, AL