Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce  |  6733 Maddox Boulevard  |Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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2017 People's Choice for Best Art Display
Yvonne Torelli

Yvonne is a self-taught oil painter residing in Laurel, DE. She was a social worker for many years while developing her craft. Yvonne admits she paints what she loves-landscapes of Assateague Island and the Chesapeake marsh, sport fish she catches and releases, turtles from her backyard turtle sanctuary and birds from neighboring woods. Contact Yvonne at

2017 People's Choice for Best Carver
William Veasey

Bill has been a major contributor to the field of contemporary decoy carving, acting as a carver, teacher, and writer. He has personally published fourteen books on carving and painting, was instrumental in the design of the Detail Master Burner, helped create the Jo Sonjas line of carvers’ colors, and has instructed literally thousands of students. His work is well known and respected in the carving community. An island native, Cork began carving hunting rigs - he guided hunting trips for ducks and geese for 58 years. He mentored under Cigar Daisey as he "hung out in his shop". His family lived on Assateague Island for many years and his father was a waterman. Now his decoys are collector's items.  Contact Bill at

award winners

2017 Winner Best Photograph of 

Chincoteague or Assateague
Stephen Moore 

"Just Before Sunrise" photo of Curtis Merritt Harbor

Stephen has been an underwater photographer for over 15 years and has shot in locations all over the world. Nature photography locations include exotic islands around the globe as well as the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Contact Stephen at

2017 Curtis Merritt Award of Excellence Winner
Guy Shover

Guy Shover has been sculpting and casting work in bronze via the lost wax process for more than 20 years. Once the casting is done, he cleans the sculpture and applies metal work. The patina is applied using various chemicals to give it a fine finish. Contact

Guy at