East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival takes over civic center, theater
Published 11:50 am Monday, February 12, 2018
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STAMP OF APPROVAL: The winner of this year’s North Carolina duck stamp was revealed during a Thursday night reception at Arts of the Pamlico’s Turnage Theatre. The canvasback duck painting by Garrett Jacobs, of Orlando, Florida, won this year’s competition. Jacobs also won the duck stamp contest two years ago.
NATURE CALLS: Gary Ansell demonstrated the sounds his different duck calls make at the East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival’s vendor displays at the Washington Civic Center. Ansell, and many other vendors, will be back at the Civic Center today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Vail Stewart Rumley/Daily News)
DEFINITELY WOOD: This lifelike carving of a cardinal is the work of John Hodge, who does duck, shorebird and songbird carvings under the name Definitely Wood. Hodge, from Trent Woods, is one of many vendors in town to display work at the East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival’s show at the Washington Civic Center. The show runs today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more photos, see today’s Pamlico Life on page 1B. (Vail Stewart Rumley/Daily News)
WILDLIFE ART: Those who appreciate eastern North Carolina nature will find many paintings, photographs and other art representing the region’s wealth of wildlife.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR: Two handcarved swans by carver Ed Jacobs were on display at the Washington Civic Center combine to make a heart shape.
NC WILDLIFE: This canvas and wood Canada goose is part of Walt Williams’ display. Williams represents himself and other decoy carvers from his current home base of Virginia Beach.
ON DISPLAY: Vendor Mike Veasey talks to a customer about his decoys. Veasey is one of many vendors from near and far with wildlife art for sale.
FISHING TRIP: Capt. Richard Andrews, of Tar-Pam Guides, awaits potential customers at his booth in the Washington Civic Center.
FLOCK OF WATERCOLORS: Renowned watercolorist Pat Holscher’s work is on display in the Turnage Theatre gallery.
The Washington Civic Center and Turnage Theatre were filled with nature-lovers this weekend during the 22nd-annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival. Featuring all things wildlife, from photographs to carvings, books to fishing guides, the festival drew a crowd. After a one year hiatus, Arts of the Pamlico revived the festival with a greater focus on the arts, including live musical performances during vendor hours. (Vail Stewart Rumley/Washington Daily News)