Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival

  36th Annual Easter Decoy & Art Festival



April 3 & 4, 2015

Friday, April 3 - Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 4 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Chincoteague Combined School
4586 Main Street
Chincoteague Island, VA  23336

 Local and national carvers and artists of all kinds exhibit and sell their work at this Chincoteague Island tradition. 

Awards are given in various carving categories, art and photography. Special awards are given for best carving display and best art display. There is also a Children’s Choice Award given for a favorite artist. The Curtis Merritt Award of Excellence is awarded to the exhibitor who displays excellence as an individual, as well as an artist and/or carver. This award is voted on by the exhibitors. 

Wooden Easter eggs hand carved and/or painted by various exhibitors will be offered in a silent auction. This auction has been a highlight of the show each year, with some eggs fetching handsome sums. 

The Pre-loved Treasures Silent Auction has been a favorite in recent years. This year's auction will benefit the Museum of Chincoteague Island and Chincoteague Island Library's "The Chincoteague Island Life History Project." 

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We are now accepting donations for the Pre-Loved Treasures Silent Auction. Please mail/deliver any items you wish to donate to the Chamber office with a brief description/history, so they may be offered in pre-show publicity to help generate public interest and attendance.

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            Pre-Loved Treasures Silent Auction Items

•    Miniature decoy carved by Roy Willis - Johnny Arthur

•    Unframed Chincoteague scene; signed and numbered
      print - Raymond Bell

•    Black-capped Chickadee decoy - Bill Cowen

•    Coot decoy by A. Calvert Thom of Charlestown, MD -
      Shir' Eklund

•    Pewter Pitcher - Pat Farley

•    Brass Candlestick Holder - found on top of a Misty book
      with a candle in it - Pat Farley

•    Gourd Bowl with Guinea painting from Africa - Pat

•    Footed Glass Bowl with Silver Floral Accents - Pat Farley

•    Hand Blown Cranberry Glass Pitcher from West Virginia
      - Pat Farley

•    Globe paperweight with butterfly design - Ellen Lawler

•    Painted sea glass necklace - Karen Melson/Randi Frey

•    Polymer clay necklace - Karen Melson/Randi Frey

•    Sculpted butterfly pin - Karen Phillips

•    16" x 20" framed photograph of fishing lures - John

•    Set of 3 antique, handmade linen guest towels - Terry

•    Set of 'The Art of Josephine Wall' Leanin' Tree assorted
      greeting cards - Terry Werth

•    Framed & matted photograph of two Chincoteague
      ponies by Kelly J. Lidard - 2001

•    Framed lighthouse wall decor

•    Small wooden serving tray hand-painted with image of
      Assateague Lighthouse

•    Framed Assateague Lighthouse print; Great American
      Lighthouses® series by Donna Elias

•    Framed Cape May Lighthouse print; Great American
      Lighthouses® series by Donna Elias

•    Framed & matted panoramic photograph collage of Pony
      Swim 1997

•    Framed 1990 Easter Decoy Festival print featuring Ira
      Hudson (1876-1949) Chincoteague, Va.

•    Framed 1991 Easter Decoy Festival print featuring Doug
      Jester (1876-1961) Chincoteague, Va.

•    Framed 1992 Easter Decoy Festival print featuring Miles
      Hancock (1888-1974) Chincoteague, Va.

•    Large framed & matted Chincoteague pony photograph

•    Large framed & matted photograph of Assateague
      Lighthouse after winter storm

•    Large framed & matted limited edition print 'The
      National Wildfowling Museum Foundation' including
      images of decoys by Ira Hudson, Umbrella Watson,
      Doug Jester, & Miles Hancock by Art LaMay;
      No. 59 of 190

                           More unique surprises coming!


For more information:
Fax: 757-336-1242


Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
6733 Maddox Boulevard
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336



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