William S. Belote

Hometown: Lewes, Delaware

William was born on Virginia’s Eastern shore and moved to Delaware when he was a couple of months old. He started carving when he was ten, to be like his father, and has continued to practice the art. His accomplishments include numerous Best in Show awards including three Best in Division awards at the Ward World Championships two in the Champagne Division and one in the Contemporary Antique Division. William has also had the honor of winning the Ward Museum’s Chesapeake Challenge three times and Best of Shows at Tom’s River, NJ., Rappohanock, Va.,Havre de Grace, Md. and others.