Waterfowl Festival, Inc. is dedicated to wildlife conservation, the promotion of wildlife art, and the celebration of life on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The 42nd Festival will be held November 9-11, 2012 in historic Easton, Md.
We've been busy wrapping up the 2011 Festival and plans are well underway for our 42nd year. This is just a taste of our latest and greatest news and we invite you to read the full edition of Tidings on our website.
Mark Eberhard Named 2012 Featured Artist
"Woodies" Oil on Board by Mark Eberhard
The Waterfowl Festival is proud to announce painter Mark Eberhard as the 2012 Featured Artist. Eberhard has exhibited at the Festival since 2002 and is known for his minimal and innovative artistic composition that focuses more on the "commonplace than the grand." When asked about his art he commented, "To me, less is more. I want people to enjoy looking at my paintings and to see the beauty and humanity in nature that I see. A bare tree branch can be just as beautiful as a Grand Canyon vista."
As Featured Artist, Eberhard will create an original painting that will be available exclusively at the Festival. The image will be unveiled later this Spring and will also be the inspiration for the 2012 Festival Poster and promotional materials. Read on to learn more about Mark and the Featured Artist Program.
New Board Members
The Festival welcomes Doug Collison (not pictured), Kathy Dawkins, Ed Delaney, Debbye Jackson, Kathleen Kurtz, and Butch Townsend to our Board of Directors. These six new directors began their terms in January and join the 11 other directors continuing their services in 2012. All six are Festival veteran volunteers having served as Chairmen. We look forward to their insight and leadership in this new role.
Looking to get more involved with the Festival? The following exhibits and/or committees are looking for additional chairmen. Contact the Festival Office for more information.
Conservation in Action & Kids Activites
Festival Accepting Scholarship Applications
The Waterfowl Festival is accepting applications for the William A. Perry Scholarship Program. Festival youth volunteers who are seniors in high school and planning to attend college, or are already enrolled in college, are eligible to apply. Applications are due by May 11th and can be found online on the Festival's website.