At the opening of this year's 'International' at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport several weekends ago, I was delighted to hear that my work, Stretch, was honored with this year's Marine Environmental Wildlife Award. My work has been honored with this award several times over the last dozen or so years but that does not diminish my gratitude to the judges in their selection last month. The exhibition/sale remains on view at the Mystic Seaport Museum through the end of this year.
The honor and recognition are appreciated, but studio focus now is on the upcoming Waterfowl Festival, which opens a month from today on the beautiful eastern shore of Maryland in the historic town of Easton. I believe this will be my 21st year of being a part of that wonderful assemblage of fine art, sculpture, wood carving and crafts. It always is a wonderful weekend filled with the flavor of fall and since all art venues are now situated within walking distance right in downtown Easton, it makes for a very easy way to experience everything in one day's visit or plan an overnight stay and sample some fine dining in one of the town's top rated restaurants. There are several beautiful B&Bs in Easton proper and surrounding towns and a half dozen fine, nationally known hotel chains right in town or in St. Michaels to the west or Cambridge to the south. Check out their web site and 'come on down'!