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Scrimshanders International Scrimshaw Competition began in the Mystic store in June of 2002. Barbara Cullen, owner of Mystic Scrimshanders, began the event to educate the public about Scrimshaw around the world and also to help support this old art form. It is currently the only competition of its kind in the United States.

This year's event will take place at Mystic Scrimshanders new location, 14 Main Street, Wickford, Rhode Island on Saturday, September 15, from 5:30 - 10pm. Activities for the event include a cocktail preview with the artists at Mystic Scrimshanders, followed by dinner and entertainment at the Wickford Yacht Club, on Pleasant Street, Wickford where awards will be announced.

This competition and exhibition will feature the works of some of the nation's top scrimshaw artists, with some international artists participating as well. The 16 plus artists in the competition will enter roughly a total of twenty five scrimshaw works for judging. Many will be relatively large pieces done on fossil ivories, such as prehistoric mammoth tusk. The artists will compete in 5 categories plus a Best of Show.

The Exhibition will be on display at Mystic Scrimshanders from Sept. 15 - 29. Members of the community are invited to come and cast their vote for the People’s Choice award during this time. For more information or to purchase tickets to opening night you may call Barbara Cullen at 401-294-2262.

 

2007 Competition Winners
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Best in Show &
Black & White Nautical Winner
Open Category Winner
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Black & White Wildlife Winner Color Wildlife Winner
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People's Choice Winner
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2006 Competition Winners
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Best in Show &
Open Category Winner
People's Choice &
Black & White Nautical Winner
     
Black & White Wildlife Winner Color Wildlife Winner Portrait Winner

 

2005 Competition Winners
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Best in Show
B/W Nautical Winner
Color Nautical
Winner
People's Choice
Winner
Open/Portrait
Winner
           
B/W Wild Life
Winner
Color Wild Life
Winner
   

The 2007 International
Competition Entries

The 2006 International
Competition Entries

Scrimshaw International Competition 2006