2017 Featured Artist: Julia Rogers


The Waterfowl Festival is pleased to announce Julia Rogers as the 2017 Featured Artist. As an Easton resident, Rogers has both an artist’s and local’s view of the Festival’s marriage of art and conservation. “When you live here and go on about your life, you start to take it all for granted. So when you see the place you live through an artist’s vision, it renews your love of the beauty that is here and your commitment to conserving it.”

Rogers, the Festival’s first female Featured Artist, is an acclaimed wildlife painter at the local, regional and national level. She is a member and serves on the Board of the Society of Animal Artists and regularly exhibits in their annual show. She has also been featured in the prestigious Birds in Art Exhibition and had work purchased by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. She is a regular exhibitor at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston South Carolina and also attends other wildlife art shows across the country.

As Featured Artist, Rogers will create an exclusive, Eastern Shore inspired painting that will be sold only at the 2017 Waterfowl Festival. The image will also be featured on this year’s Festival poster. In addition, Rogers’ exhibit at the Festival will also showcase her Eastern Shore roots and will focus on the wildlife, habitat and landscapes of the Chesapeake Bay Region.

For additional information or to place an order, contact the Featured Artist committee at featuredartist@waterfowlfestival.org and someone will be in touch!

“We are thrilled with this year’s Featured Artist selection,” said Waterfowl Festival President, Albert Pritchett. “As a resident of the Eastern Shore and long-tenured exhibitor, Julia has a unique understanding of the Festival and its impact on the local community as well as the intersection between art and conservation. It has been the Festival’s pleasure to showcase her work as it has evolved over the course of her career.”

— Albert Pritchett, Festival President

“I am truly honored and proud to have been selected as this year’s Featured Artist, and I am especially pleased that a woman was chosen for the first time.  In wildlife and sporting art, there are not that many female artists, so it’s important and significant for women to receive recognition.”

— Julia Rogers, 2017 Featured Artist