37th Annual Easter Decoy & Art Festival
March 25 & 26, 2016
Friday, March 25 - Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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. In 2016, this auction will benefit the Museum of Chincoteague Island's
'Miles Hancock Carving Workshop Project'.
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2016 Easter Decoy & Art Festival Application
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2016 Pre-Loved Treasures Silent
• Custom wood burned thermometer - Donald &
• Infinite scarf with hairclip attached - Lisa
• Song bird - David W. Farlow, Jr.
• Calculators - Robert J. Gray, Jr.
• Framed 5x7 photograph of beach at Chincoteague
- Laura Laird
• Ceramic bird hanging - Ellen Lawler
• Christmas ornament & mug - Kevin McBride
• Wire gem tree of jade & calcite made by Rose
Wimmer of Treasures of the Earth Gem Shows -
Bob & Mary McIntire
• Chicken wearing boots with newspaper
background made with paper towels - Mary Onley
• Small Shorebird - Lawrence J. Reader
• Hand carved wooden elephant from India with a
smaller elephant carved within - Valerie Serignese
• Artwork print - Chris Stuebbe
• 16x20 framed print of Black Eyed Susans - John
• Chincoteague Island-opoly game - 20th edition
• More treasures arriving daily!
2016 Pre-Loved Treasures Silent Auction
2015 Wooden Easter Egg Silent Auction