Meet the Exhibitors

Meet the Exhibitors

Nancy Richards West

Decoy carvers and artisans from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Jersey, Arizona, Maryland, Maine, Florida and Virginia exhibit their work from rustic working decoys to finely detailed workmanship each year at the Easter Decoy & Art Festival. This two-day event is a unique and memorable opportunity to meet the exhibitors and watch them create their work. Many artisans have been a part of the show for decades with a handful participating over 40 years.

 

2022 Carvers

VIC & ELLEN BERG – OUTER BANKS WATERFOWL
Hand carved birds and fish

ROY BOHN – BOHN CARVINGS
Hand carved wooden full-size birds specializing in duck decoys, hawks, and owls

JIMMY BOWDEN – JIMMY BOWDEN DECOYS
Working ducks, shore birds, confidence stools

JAY BUNDICK – DECOYS BY JAY BUNDICK
Decorative smoothies, shorebirds, birds of prey, songbirds, and game birds.

SHANNON DIMMIG – FINE CARVINGS BY SHANNON
Decorative and working decoys

RUSSELL FISH
Gunning and antique style decoys and shorebirds

JOHN HARLOW III
Hand carved nature carvings from land, sea and sky

BILL HICKSON – WILDFOWL CARVINGS
Decorative duck and bird decoys that have been hand carved and hand painted

JAMES JOHNSON – JOHNSON DECOYS
Decoys, shorebirds, songbirds

DAVID JUSTICE – WILDLIFE ART CARVINGS
Wildlife art carvings

​EDMUND KUHN
Hand carved and painted decoys, fish, and wildlife

LARRY D. LINTON – Larry’s Ducks
Hand carved ducks and other shore birds 

NED MAYNE
Carved decoys since 1970

CORK McGEE
Bird carvings

LOGAN PARKER, LINCOLN PARKER & DOUG PARKER
Fine duck and shorebird decoys, duck calls, and waterfowl art on saw blades

​​RON ROSCISZEWSKI – RONSKI’S DECOYS & CARVINGS

JAMES SHARPLEY
Decoys

RON STEVENS – WILDFOWL CARVINGS BY RON
Decoys, shorebirds, and fish carvings

TRICIA VEASEY – VEASEY STUDIOS II
Hand carved decoys and birds

WILLIAM VEASEY
Decorative carvings and books

 

2022 Artists

STU BEITLER – BIRDS ETC. IN BLACK
India Ink on white mostly in pointillism/stippling medium featuring lighthouses, wildfowl, and wildlife. Semi-precious bead and jewel work.

RAYMOND BELL – RAYMOND BELL, ARTIST
Soft pastel paintings and prints featuring wildlife and nature subjects

GROVER CANTWELL, JR. – FINE ART COMPANY
Original watercolors, limited edition prints

DAVID W. HUGHES – DEER TRAIL STUDIOS
Wildlife art in oil, watercolor and coffee

FREDERICK JOHNSON – DREAM GIVER STUDIO
Acrylic paintings on canvas. Black and white series of trees and sunlight or moonlights. Wildlife and landscapes in color. Pour painting backgrounds. Eastern Shore photography.

PAUL MAKUCHAL – PAUL MAKUCHALS ART
Original acrylic wildlife paintings and prints

KEVIN McBRIDE – OSPREY NEST ART GALLERY
Wildlife, waterfowl, and landscapes in oil and watercolors

BETH MILLS – SEA ART AT BAY BLESSINGS
Watercolors of birds and other Chincoteague subjects have found their way to her canvases.

NANCY MITCHELL – NANCY’S WATERCOLORS
Watercolors and landscape photos including Chincoteague birds and ponies. Greeting cards.

​NANCY RICHARDS WEST​
Oil paintings, Sumi-E paintings, and paints of wildlife, nature, and landscapes

DONNIE THORNTON
Painted feathers and plants

YVONNE TORELLI – YVONNE TORELLI OIL PAINTING
Original oil paintings and limited edition prints of local landscapes, fish, birds, turtles and more

MARY LOU TROUTMAN – MARY LOU TROUTMAN ART
Acrylic paintings and prints of wildlife and nautical scenes. Cutting boards, garden flags, trivets and coasters with original designs and paintings. 

 

 

2022 Photographers, Jewelers, Basket Weavers & Other Talented Artisans

MOHAMMED ATTIAH – TEMALLE LTD
African hand woven baskets

RICHARD CAL COOLIDGE – CALS’ PUTTERINGS
Handcrafted wooden cutting boards, trivets, bottle stoppers, and pens made from both domestic and exotic hardwoods

SONDRA DAISEY & PAT MULLIGAN – STICKS, TWIGS & BRANCHES
Very unique folk art created out of ‘found’ natural materials.

JOAN DEVANEY – SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE
Hand blown borosilicate glass pendants, fish, sea horses, ornaments, icicles, etc. Jewelry made from stingray hide, quail eggs, abalone, sea glass, natural stones, jewel beetle wings, blue morpho and monarch butterfly wings, fossilized woolly mammoth ivory, ammonites, snake vertebrate, magalodon teeth, sea shells, knob cone pine cones, star fish, sand dollars, arrow heads, coral, amber etc. Unique botanical jewelry using press and dried flowers encased in resin. 

DON & DONNA DREW – COPPER CREATIONS
Copper sculptures ad yard art. Herons, crabs, fish, garden stakes, etc. Unique pieces that can be displayed inside or out

JIM EARLEY – HAND MADE DECORATIVE WOOD CRAFTS
Hand made wooden toys from raw wood and trivets, pens and jewelry made from recycled Corian countertops

KANDA HARP & DAVE FEINSTEIN – CATCH OF THE DAY DESIGNS
One-of-a-kind Chesapeake Bay driftwood designs. All birds and critters are hand primed, painted, and customized for each piece of driftwood.

BILLIE ANN HORNER – SUGAR HILL
Easter eggs, Bunny cakes, Easter baskets, Smith Island cakes and candy

JOHN INTO & NANCY PRICE – MODEL BOATS BY JOHN INTO & NANCY PRICE
Scratch-built model boats and author of “Fundamentals of Model Boat Building”

BOB & MARY McINTIRE – TREASURE TREE WIRE WRAPPED JEWELRY
Cut, polish, and shape stones and wrap with 14KGF or silver (.935 pure) wire. To form pendants, rings, bracelets, etc. Wire wrapping demonstrations on site.

STEPHEN MOORE – SEA AND COASTAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Underwater and coastal photography

WESTERN MWAMLIMA – BANANA-LEAF ART PROJECT
Framed art made out of banana leaves, elephant grasses and corn husks.

GLEN S. PHILLIPS – BOTTOM’S UP GAME CALLS
Hand made deck, goose, sika deer, and many other types of calls

BARBARA RITTER – RITTER CARVERS, INC.
Wood carving books, tools, paint, and other supplies

CAPT. DEBBIE RITTER – CHINCOTEAGUE NATURE ENCOUNTERS
Chincoteague Pony and wildlife photography

BOB SCHAMERHORN – iPHOTOBIRDS
Nature photography motivated by the opportunity to share the majesty of our native wildlife. All images are of wild animals, a majority of which are local to the mid-Atlantic region, especially Chincoteague, where he has photographed since the 1970’s. All prints are limited editions, signed and numbered with Certificate of Authenticity.

GUY SHOVER – GUY SHOVER ART
Bronze sculpture and salvaged wood carving

JOANN STRATAKOS – MUDWORKS POTTERY
Functional pottery and handmade felted items i.e. pincushions, gnomes, and fish

CHERYL TAYLOR – CHERYL TAYLOR CREATIONS
Coastal inspired original shell creations, painted furniture, canvases, feathers, photography, and multiple creations of mixed media. All artwork is inspired by beautiful Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Custom artwork by request available.

JOHN URLOCK – CARRIAGE HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY
Wood carvings of driftwood spirit faces and character fish. Wooden bowties – wearable art. Photography featuring flowers, scenics, and still life. 

MARIANNE VANCE – SHORE WOOD 31
Turned wood bowls, bracelets, some with turquoise inlay, rings with wood or stone inlay

CINDA & JOHN WALLS – KNOTTS KNIVES BY COUSINS, LLC
Carving supplies, knives, wood, cork, power tools, paint and brushes

SUSAN WOLF – GOURDS BY SUZANNA LLC
Hand carved, wood-burned or relief-carved gourds that are painted, dyed, and embellished into unique bird feeders, houses, bowls, art, and more.

 

 

 

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