CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND

38th Annual EASTER DECOY & ART FESTIVAL

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. Come see these talented  carvers and artisans at work. 

2017 ARTISTS


GROVER CANTWELL, JR.


DAVID W. HUGHES - ART GONE WILD


ELLEN LAWLER


KEVIN McBRIDE - OSPREY NEST ART GALLERY


​PAUL MAKUCHAL - PAUL MAKUCHALS ART


ANN (NANCY) MITCHELL - NANCY'S WATERCOLORS


BARBARA SCHMITZ - SALTMARSH ARTS


JENNY SOMERS - BAYSIDE ARTS


CHRIS STUEBBE - CREATIONS BY CHRIS


ROSE TAYLOR


​YVONNE TORELLI


MARY LOU TROUTMAN - MARY LOU TROUTMAN ART


NANCY RICHARDS WEST


2017 CARVERS


MICHAEL & KARLA ADCOCKWILD WINGS IN WOOD


VIC & ELLEN BERGOUTER BANKS WATERFOWL


ROY BOHNBOHN CARVINGS


JIMMY BOWDENJIMMY BOWDEN DECOYS


JAY BUNDICKDECOYS BY JAY BUNDICK


MATT BURTON


BILL COWEN - ACUTE ART REFLECTION


ROCKY DETWILER


SHANNON DIMMIG - FINE CARVINGS BY SHANNON


CORKY DIZE - CORKY'S CARVINGS


DAVID W. FARLOW, JR. - SEASIDE DECOYS


RUSSELL FISH


ROBERT J. GRAY, JR.


BILL HICKSON - WILDFOWL CARVINGS


ED JACOBS - ELK CREEK DECOYS


LEONARD JESTER


JAMES JOHNSON - JOHNSON DECOY


RONALD JUSTIS - RONALD JUSTIS DECOYS


ED KUHN


​LARRY LINTON


​CORK McGEE


​CARROLL LEE MARSHALL


​DON PARKS - PARKS TRADING


RON ROSCISZEWSKI - RONSKI'S DECOYS & CARVINGS


WALTER SCHMITZ - SALTMARSH ARTS


ROBERT SOBKOW


RON STEVENS - WILD FOWL CARVINGS BY RON


MICHAEL & SUSAN VEASEY - NORTHERN WINGS


WILLIAM VEASEY


JOHN & PATTY WATERFIELD - WATERFIELD SHOREBIRD


RYAN WOOSTER





Wooden Easter Egg Silent Auction

Hand carved and/or painted wooden eggs created by various exhibitors offered at auction. 

​2017 PHOTOGRAPHERS, JEWELERS, BASKET WEAVERS,
STAINED GLASS ARTISANS & OTHERS


MOHAMMED ATTIAH - TEMALLE LTD

African handmade baskets


JOHN A. BAKER - THE GOLD FROG

Framed and unframed photographic prints, hand made beaded jewelry, photographic greeting cards


ROBERT BRIDGES - COASTAL CREATION

Original beach house and garden decor created from construction material


CAROL BROOKS

Crochet ponchos, hats, scarves and toys.


RICHARD CAL COOLIDGE - CALS' PUTTERINGS

Handcrafted wooden cuttings, boards, and trivets made from domestic and exotic hardwoods


KIM & MITCH CORTEZ - FRESH BATCH JAMS

Homemade jams, jellies and more.


JOAN & MICHAEL DEVANEY - SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE

Hand blown borosilicate glass pendants, fish ornaments, seahorses, etc. and a wide range of hand made jewelry designs - fused glass, seaglass, Abalone, pearls, natural stones, fossils/meteorites, etc.


LOU DOUGHTY

Model hunting boats and antique decoys


JIM EARLY - HANDMADE DECORATIVE WOOD CRAFTS

Granite trivets made from scrap counter tops in various shapes and designs


AMY ECKARD - MASSAGE AWAY

Photography based postcards and notecards, as well as oil and acrylic paintings with a focus on rocket launches, marsh, Chincoteague Viking and sunrise.


SHIRL' EKLUND

Quotes burned into driftwood, wildlife painted on driftwood, and hand-painted wildlife & dog pewter pins


BILLIE ANN HORNER - SUGAR HILL

Easter Eggs, baskets, bunny cakes and candy.


JOHN INTO - MODEL BOATS BY JOHN INTO & NANCY PRICE

Scratch-built model boats and author of "Fundamentals of Model Boat Building"


ANNE C. JOHNSTON - FOXHALL DESIGN COMPANY

Various pieces featuring original art by noted waterfowl artist, John Obolewicz, historic Chesapeake Bay wooden boats, and Chesapeake Country collection. Every product is designed personally and is inspired by the artists love the the Chesapeake Bay and its people.


JOAN KRISHER - JOANSCRAFTS

Designs created through the ancient craft of Quilling; with a focus on birds, angels, snowflakes and shorebirds.


LAURA LAIRD - LAURA LAIRD MAGAZINE COLLAGE ARTIST

Magazine collage art creating landscapes and other scenes of nature available in originals, prints, bags, and greeting cards.


KRISSY LEDERER - SAND & SALT A.I.R. & BRENDA STRICKLAND - ECLECTIC BEACHCOMBER

Seashell art, painted stools, homemade soaps, miniature hand-carved decoys, etc. Most art materials are collected from our beach and bay rambles.


BOB & MARY McINTIRE - TREASURE TREE WIRE WRAPPED JEWELRY

Local and semi-precious stones wire wrapped in sterling silver or 14KGF wire to form pendants, slides, bracelets, rings and other pieces. Wrapped stones, shells, sea glass, meteorites, wood, dinosaur bone marrow, fordite and other man made items.


RON MICHAELS - RON MICHAELS PHOTOGRAPHY

Nature photography of ocean waves, wild ponies of Assateague, shore birds, boats, sunrises, etc.


STEPHEN MOORE - SEA AND COASTAL PHOTOGRAPHY

​Coastal and underwater photography in prints, metal prints, canvas prints, photo cutting boards, and photo serving trays.


MARY ONLEY- MAMA-GIRL

Newspaper transformed into folk art


ALAN B. PAGE - LEANING TREE GAME CALLS

Hand carved wooden duck and other (turkey, deer, owl, etc.) calls with artistic hunting scenes burned into the wood.

Each is a one of a kind. No mass production.


CAROL PEDRICK - SUNDRIFT GLASS

​Handcrafted decorative stained glass and fused glass items including dichroic glass jewelry


LINDA REDMOND - THE DOLL CLOSET

Handmade doll clothes and accessories to make sure dolls are dressed for the occasion.


MELISSA RIOUX - LAKONIA GREEK PRODUCTS

Handcrafted Greek extra virgin olive oil, olives, herbs and teas


BARBARA RITTER - RITTER CARVERS, INC.

Woodcarving equipment and supplies including glass eyes, pewter feet, Sojona paint, foredom, rotary bits, hand carving tools, books, etc.


CAPT. DEBBIE RITTER - CHINCOTEAGUE NATURE ENCOUNTERS

Wildlife photography


LINDA ROBENOLT

Antique window or picture framed beach designs using sea glass, sea shells, starfish, sponges, fans, corral, etc. which are finished with epoxy resin for a light enhancing experience


GUY & KRISTI SHOVER

Sculptures cast in bronze via a lost wax process with subject matters varying from realistic wildlife to interpretive organic and characteristic sculptures. Hardwood carvings as well.


DALE SPILKER - HIGH TIDE FABRICATION

Handmade single and double reed duck calls, pens, and shucking knives


BONNIE TESCHNER - MYPANASEA.COM

Glass etchings hand drawn with a diamond head rotary tool focused mainly on wildlife - birds, sea life, farm. Some frames constructed from old windows and recycled wood. Etching lanterns and other small items.


DONNIE THORNTON

Painted feathers


​DOT & BOB TRUITT

Hand built stoneware, balls, eye glass holders, trivets, mirrors, etc.


JOHN P. URLOCK - CARRIAGE HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Carved wood spirits in driftwood, hand carved wooden bow ties, and photography - still life and scenic


CINDA & JOHN WALLS - KNOTTS KNIVES BY COUSINS, LLC

Carving supplies, knives, wood, cork, driftwood, power tools, paint and brushes

Meet the Exhibitors

Local and National Carvers and Artists Exhibiting Their Work

Pre-Loved Treasures Silent Auction

A favorite of attendees in recent years, that benefits a different local

non-profit each year.





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