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Chesapeake Carving Gallery

Exhibit Hours: Friday & Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Academy Art Museum

What began as the need for utilitarian hunting gear has evolved into exquisite artwork through the hands of skilled carvers. The spectacular contemporary pieces presented at the Carving Gallery bear only distant resemblance to those early decoy antecedents. A full range of work is presented from extraordinarily talented artists, depicting waterfowl, songbirds, and other wildlife. 

2013 Master Carver

We are pleased to announce Richard Finch as the 2013 Master Carver. His work will be featured in the Chesapeake Carving Gallery at the Academy Art Museum.

2013 Chesapeake Carving Gallery Exhibitors

Tom Ahern – Bethlehem, PA
Tad Beach - Machipongo, VA
Mike Bonner - New Orleans, LA
William H. Browne - Lincoln, NE
Jack Cox - Elizabeth City, NC
Robert L. Culver - Greenwood, DE
Carl Danos - Larose, LA
Reagan Danos - Larose, LA
Jack Dashiell - Smithfield, VA
Shannon Dimmig - Elkton, MD
Ralston "Hop" Edwards - Newfield, NJ
Ivie Elliott - Elizabeth City, NC
Richard Finch - Valley Mills, TX
Lu Fisher - Queenstown, MD
Jan Fitch - Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada
Al Fulford - Columbus, OH
Ray Gold - Houma, LA
Gene Herbert - Houma, LA
Thomas Horn - Emmaus, PA
Richard Jones - Kattskill Bay, NY
Al Jordan - Rochester, NY

Sue Kraft - Zionsville, IN
Sina P. Kurman - Alloway, NJ
Bruce Lepper - Millbrook, Ontario, Canada
Russell J. Martin, Jr. - Cauvin, LA
Doug Mason - Carrying Place, Ontario, Canada
Glenn A. McMurdo - Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Gerald Painter - Great Falls, MT
Jeff Rechin - Amissville, VA
Richard Reeves - Covington, LA
David Robbins - Vienna, MD
Chuck Robertson - Linville Falls, NC
Kenneth Scheeler - Vineland, NJ
D. Bennett Scott - Berlin, MD
Rich Smoker - Marion, MD
Larry Tawes, Jr. - Hebron, MD
David VanLanen - Green Bay, WI
Willian Veasey - Elkton, MD
Herb Watson - Pocomoke, MD
Rick Watson - Atlantic, VA
Steven A. Weaver - Forestdale, MA
Harvey Wilson - Burlington, NJ