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.
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
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
Hand carved and painted decoys, fish, and wildlife
LARRY D. LINTON – Larry’s Ducks
Hand carved ducks and other shore birds
Carved decoys since 1970
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
RON STEVENS – WILDFOWL CARVINGS BY RON
Decoys, shorebirds, and fish carvings
TRICIA VEASEY – VEASEY STUDIOS II
Hand carved decoys and birds
Decorative carvings and books
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
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.