The Waterfowl Festival is proud to announce its 2014 Featured Artist – Sculptor, Ken Newman! Newman, accompanied by partner, Debbie, and yellow lab, Emma, has been exhibiting at the Festival for the past seven years in the Sculpture Pavilion on Harrison Street and is a “fan favorite” among Festival visitors and art buyers.
The Idaho-based sculptor recognized his artistic talent at an early age, but didn’t pursue art until an independent study in woodcarving was necessary to satisfy credits for his undergraduate degree. He hasn’t looked back since and now works in bronze in addition to wood sculpture.
After working and raising a family in California, Ken and Debbie decided to sell their home and “sculpt on the road” to share Ken’s work with broader audience. For the past 15 years, Ken, Debbie and Emma travel about 30,000 miles a year across the U.S. and have found the people and the stories they encounter to be the biggest blessing and artistic inspiration – The Waterfowl Festival being one of their favorite stops along the way.
Among many other accolades, Newman has been selected several times for the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Birds in Art Exhibition and Tour and also has a piece in their permanent collection. His pieces appear in museum, private homes and corporate offices throughout the U.S. Newman is a member of the National Sculpture Society, National Sculptors Guild, Society of Animal Artists, Allied Artists of America and Audubon Artists, Inc.
"From the first day I attended this festival 7 years ago, the spirit of Easton impressed me. If you have ever attended this event, one can only marvel at the community coming together through volunteerism for a greater good. Thousands of new and generational volunteers organize this annual event throughout the Easton community to use art and the area’s heritage to facilitate the education and funding of conservation efforts for a healthier Chesapeake Bay.”
Ken Newman has created Confluence of Blue, a bronze edition of 11. The first in the edition will be sold exclusively at the 2014 Waterfowl Festival and will feature a unique base made with wood and other native materials from the Chesapeake Bay region.
Sculpture Dimensions: 47”H x 32”Wx 40”D, approx. 160 pounds, Base measures 16" x 16".
Pricing: #1 of the Edition: $26,500
#3-11 of the Edition: $22,500 if ordered and deposit received by October 1, 2014.
Price increases to $26,500 after October 1st and through the Festival Weekend.
Crating and shipping charges may apply, please call for more information.
For more information about Confluence of Blue, please email
or call Judy Price at 410-822-4567.
In addition to the full-sized edition, Ken Newman will also be offering two editions of 22 miniature sculptures inspired by Confluence of Blue. Here is a sneak-peek at the individual Great Blue Heron sculptures in wax - Focus and Unity. They are due out of the foundry in August.
Focus features one heron and measures 10-1/2"H with base - $975.00
Unity features two herons and measures 11”H with base - $1,900
* Pricing will increase for orders placed after the 2014 Waterfowl Festival. Crating and shipping charges may apply, please call for more information.