Randy Conner

Randy Conner

Randy Conner Hometown: Condor, NY Returning to the Waterfowl Festival for his third year, Randy has been woodcarving for over 20 years. His attention to detail in all of his work helps to give his sculptures “life” and “attitude”. Shortly after beginning to carve,...
Jack Cox

Jack Cox

Jack Cox Hometown: Elizabeth City, NC With a full-time electric motor business, Cox had started carving as a hobby in the late 1970s after attending his first decoy show in Virginia Beach, about an hour north of where he lives along the North Carolina coast. Cox has...
Richard Finch

Richard Finch

Richard Finch Hometown: Valley Mills, Texas Winner of numerous awards in the wildfowl carving field, Richard Finch has also exhibited at the New Orleans LA Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Natural History, Leigh-Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI, and the New...
Jan Fitch

Jan Fitch

Jan FitchHometown: Wolfe Island, Ontario, CanadaIn 1977 Jan had the opportunity to crew on a 38’ sailing ketch from England to the Chesapeake where she met local carver, Eddie Cheezum, who encouraged her to take classes.  Six months later, and crewing again, any...
Gene Hebert

Gene Hebert

Gene Hebert Hometown: Houma, LA Gene began carving in 1986 with a strong desire to bring to others the wonders of nature he has witnessed in the marshes and swamps of South Louisiana.  He presently competes at the world level at the Ward’s World Championship and...