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.
ROY BOHN – BOHN CARVINGS
Full sized birds including ducks, hawks, owls carved from basswood and painted.
JIMMY BOWDEN – JIMMY BOWDEN DECOYS
Working decoys, shorebirds, confidence hunting stools.
DALE BUFFINGTON - THE DUCK SHANTY
Waterfowl and shorebirds.
JAY BUNDICK - DECOYS BY JAY BUNDICK
Ducks, geese, shorebirds, songbirds, and birds of prey.
HARVEY CORKEY DIZE - CORKY'S CARVINGS
Hand carved and painted ducks, shorebirds, water birds and other wildlife in full, mini, and cocktail sizes.
G. MURPHY DONOVAN
Decoys and carving tools
Gunning and antique style decoys and shorebirds.
CHRIS FRITZ - WILLOW DECOYS
Hand carved duck decoys and birds.
ED JACOBS - ELK CREEK DECOYS
Hand carved duck decoys
Hand carved and painted decoys, fish, and wildlife.
LARRY D. LINTON – LARRY'S DUCKS
Hand carved ducks and other shore birds.
DONNIE MASON - DECOY & SHOREBIRDS BY DONNIE MASON
Decoys & shorebirds, egrets and great blue herons, and tables with egrets and terns with glass tops.
Hand carved decoys of known species of waterfowl native to North America.
Hand carved decoys.
LOGAN PARKER, LINCOLN PARKER & DOUG PARKER
Gunning decoys, duck calls, and model dead rise boats.
CHRIS QUILLEN - CHRIS QUILLEN DECOYS
Hand carved gunning and decorative decoys and shorebirds
RONALD ROSCISZEWSKI - RONSKI'S DECOYS AND CARVINGS
JOHN & PATTY WATERFIELD - WATERFIELD SHOREBIRD CARVING
WAYNE P. WATSON - HANDS OF TIME
Decoys and paintings of Chincoteague from early photographs circa late 1800's to early 1900's.
Carvings of life forms in motions including flowers, life-size crabs, small ducks in flight, hummingbirds, etc.
GROVER CANTWELL, JR. – FINE ART COMPANY
Original watercolors and oils; limited edition prints.
DAVID W. HUGHES – DEER TRAIL STUDIO
Wildlife art in oil, watercolor and coffee.
PAUL MAKUCHAL – PAUL MAKUCHAL'S ART
Original acrylic wildlife art paintings and prints.
KEVIN McBRIDE – OSPREY NEST ART GALLERY
Wildlife, waterfowl, and landscapes in oil and watercolors.
BETH MILLS - SEA ART BAY BLESSINGS
NANCY MITCHELL – NANCY’S WATERCOLORS
Watercolors that are both originals and prints; some framed. Original photographed and photo cards.
NANCY RICHARDS WEST
Wildlife and landscape paintings in oil and Sumi-E brush painting style.
YVONNE TORELLI - YVONNE TORELLI OIL PAINTING
Original oil paintings and limited edition prints of local sports fish, birds, turtles, landscapes, etc.
MARY LOU TROUTMAN – MARY LOU TROUTMAN ART
Acrylic paintings and prints of wildlife and nautical scenes painted in a watercolor style on 80lb watercolor paper. Artwork is also available on trivets, coasters, cutting boards, and garden flags.
2023 Photographers, Jewelers, Basket Weavers & Other Talented Artisans
LINDSEY AUGUSTINE - WARE CLAY
Handmade ceramics - mugs, candles, earrings, bowls, platters, and more
HANNAH BAILEY - HANNAH BAILEY PHOTOS
Photographs of wildlife from Chincoteague, Assateague, and Florida.
PETE & DEBRA BERRY - THREADS AND SAWDUST
Intarsia art, toy trains, assorted small wooden art, sewn casserole carriers and fabric rope bowls.
MARILOU BRAY - CELEBRATE THE CHESAPEAKE OYSTER JEWELRY
Precious metal oysters and crabs with handmade molds created to invoke the Chesapeake Bay heritage and raise awareness to promote caring for our watershed. Each piece is unique and the wire wrap is designed to showcase the natural beauty of the oyster.
BOBBY BRIDGES - COASTAL CREATIONS
Each piece has a touch of whimsy inspired by sea life and coastal living and habitats.
JOE & DONNIE CARSON
Wood from firewood piles, decaying stumps, brush piles, and bonfire ashes turned on a lathe and transformed into food-safe vessels including lidded jars and bowls.
RICHARD CAL COOLIDGE – CALS’ PUTTERINGS
Handcrafted wooden cutting, charcuterie, bread, cheese, and engraved boards, trivets, bottle stoppers, and pens made from both domestic and exotic hardwoods.
BILLY CORE - STUDIO 107
SONDRA DAISEY & PAT MULLIGAN – STICKS, TWIGS & BRANCHES
Unique folk art created out of ‘found’ natural materials.
DON & DONNA DREW - COPPER CREATIONS
Hand crafted copper sculpture and garden art with an aged patena that will last for years. Herons, crabs, seahorses, sandpipers, bird feeders, garden stakes, suns and moons, dragonflies, butterflies, egrets, song birds, fish, and more.
JIM EARLEY – HAND MADE DECORATIVE WOOD CRAFTS
Handmade wooden toys from raw wood; trivets, pens and jewelry made from recycled Corian countertops; parachute cord bracelets in all sizes.
Handcrafted gemstone and copper jewelry
K. JAY HARTLEY - KOALA WOOD WORKING
Segmented and laminated wood work
BILLIE ANN HORNER – SUGAR HILL
Easter eggs, Bunny cakes, Easter baskets, three-layer cakes.
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
Wire wrapped jewelry in 14KGF or sterling silver wire along with hand cut and polished stones and other items of interest made into wearable art; bracelets, rings, pendants, etc. Wire wrapping demonstrations on site.
BRIE MATTHEWS - HOOKED ON STITCHES
100% cotton fabric zipper pouches, key fobs, dog bandanas, cat toys, bowl cozies, teddy bears, and puppy stuffies, along with rag quilts and wooden toys.
STEPHEN MOORE – SEA AND COASTAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Underwater and coastal photography.
WESTERN MWAMLIMA - BANANA-LEAF ART PROJECT
Art made from banana leaves
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 tools, supplies, and books.
VANESSA RUFFING - VANESSA'S CAKES
Handmade authentic Smith Island cakes made from her grandmother's recipe.
JOANN STRATAKOS – MUD WORKS POTTERY
Functional pottery, needle felted 3D sculpture, and some felted wearables.
JOAN HELENA SUCHOSKI - JOAN HELENA STUDIOS
Unique, colorful, and beautiful handmade ceramics from stoneware and food-safe glazes to be enjoyed every day in your home along with unique laser-cut wood art and accessories that reflect her love of Chincoteague and the Eastern Shore.
CANDICE TAYLOR - CANDI TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Nature and wildlife photography on canvas
CHERYL TAYLOR – CHERYL TAYLOR CREATIONS
Coastal inspired custom art, painted furniture, shells, and canvases, shell garland, jingle shell flowers, photography, shell creations, and driftwood and glass art. Custom requests accepted.
MARIANNE VANCE – SHORE WOOD 31
Local Eastern Shore hardwoods and some Australian burl wood turned into beautiful and functional bowls, platters, and vessels, along with rings made with precious stones.
Author of Chilly Winds - A Chincoteague Intrigue and Jaguar's Claw - A Taz Blackwell Intrigue.