Celebrating Wildlife Art & the Sporting Life

 
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Can’t Miss!

DON’T MISS THESE EVENTS AT SEWE 2020

Talk a walk on the wild side…. SEWE has invaded downtown Charleston! Celebrate the best of wildlife and nature all weekend long by visiting our five official venues: Charleston Place Hotel, Brittlebank Park, Gaillard Center, Charleston Marriott and Marion Square. Whether you’re looking for fine art galleries, sporting demos or hands-on fun for the kids, SEWE has a little something for everyone! Below are a few of this weekend’s can’t-miss events. Still needing to purchase tickets?  Click here for more information.

 

NEW & FAVORITES

 

NEW

 

New: Jack Hanna Returns to the Gaillard, presented by Boeing 

Stop by the Fine Art Gallery at SEWE to meet Jason Tako, our 2020 Featured Artist and see this year’s featured painting, The Road Less Traveled. Jason is joined by nearly 100 others painters and sculptures. It’s rare to see this many wildlife artists of such a high caliber in one setting. Read more about Jason. 

New: Jack Hanna Returns to the Gaillard, presented by Boeing 

Television personality, author and conservationist, Jack Hanna, returns for the first time since 2018 to entertain and delight SEWE attendees at the Gaillard Center. Seating is first-come, first-served. See schedule for times. Show Times: Friday, February 14 at 2pm and Saturday, February 15 at 12:30 and 2:30pm.


New: Fly Fishing with Orvis

Orvis will be offering complimentary fly fishing casting lessons all weekend on the Gaillard Center Orvis Lawn. Try your hand at angling or improve upon your skills with the fly fishing professionals on-site. On Sunday, legendary angler Tom Rosenbauer will be demonstrating fly casting all day.

New: Jumbotron Viewing at DockDogs®
For the first time, SEWE will showcase its popular DockDogs® competition on the big screen. Now, attendees in Brittlebank Park can watch the action from the new jumbotron, which will show live jumps and instant replays. An emcee will also voice over the competition and explain scoring, canine abilities and discuss the rules and disciplines of speed retrieve, big air and extreme vertical.

New: Land Rover Off-Road Driving Experience
In partnership with Baker Motor Company, SEWE will create a Land Rover Off-Road Driving Experience at Brittlebank Park. SEWE attendees can demo the latest Land Rover models and test the vehicle’s off-road skills around a track made for the event. Learn from instructors on how to navigate various terrain and obstacles.

New: Expanded Retriever Demos
The retriever demos in Brittlebank Park have always been a popular event at SEWE. Able handlers and dogs of various breeds and ages put on demonstrations of retrieving skills for large crowds. In 2020, SEWE will expand upon these demos. The Boykin Spaniel Society will showcase the agility of a retriever and the pathway to a fully-trained gundog. Mossy Pond Retrievers with Orvis will feature how to train your retriever.

New: Sporting and Marine Village
The Sporting Village has expanded to become a Sporting and Marine Village to include exhibitors that focus on fishing, water sports and marine-based activities. Meet hunting, fishing and safari guides, outdoor outfitters and land professionals. Check out boats, ATVs and a host of John Deere tractors.

New: Expanded Footprint at Brittlebank Park + Kid Zone
Bring the kids! Children’s activities and games are now located in the Kid Zone at Brittlebank Park. Here you will find pony and camel rides, an exotic petting zoo, inflatables, fun games, educational programs and more.This year’s programming will also include a kid zone stage that will put a spotlight on various local authors and librarians. They will share stories inspired by nature and wildlife. Educational puppet shows will be hosted here, too.

 

FAVORITES

 

SEWE Favorite: Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt & Auction

Witness the imagination, talent and process behind SEWE artwork. Watch participating artists paint or sculpt an original piece from start to finish in just one hour. A live auction will be held immediately after where attendees can bid on the one-of-a-kind pieces. Details: 13 artists participating, Charleston Place Ballroom, Friday, February 14, 3 pm – Auction to follow

SEWE Favorite: Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will explore the wonders of natural ecosystems. From bobcats, foxes and birds of prey to alligators and snakes, SEWE attendees will get an up-close look at the animals that call these places home. Seating is first-come, first-served. See schedule for times.

Fresh on the Menu with South Carolina Department of Agriculture, hosted by the Lee Bros.
Watch more than a dozen of South Carolina’s greatest chefs, farmers and home cooks demonstrate how to prepare some of their favorite recipes with locally grown and produced ingredients. Sample products from the producers, processors and vendors that make up the Certified South Carolina program. See schedule for times.

SEWE Favorite: Center for Birds of Prey Flight Demonstrations
One of the most entertaining and educational shows during SEWE. Witness incredible flight demos from a range of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks and learn about the important role they play in our ecosystem. Presented by BP America at Marion Square. See schedule for times.

SEWE Favorite: The Orianne Society
Reptiles and amphibians are an integral part of our ecosystem. Learn why and how The Orianne Society promotes the conservation of these creatures and game species like quail, turkey and deer. This informative presentation features the Eastern Indigo Snake, Gopher Tortoise, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake and more. See schedule for times.

SEWE Favorite: DockDogs® Competition
Story: Watch dogs of all breeds and skill levels compete in various water jumping competitions in side-by-side tanks. “Waves” of competition held throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with finals Sunday afternoon. For more information or to pre-register your dog, visit dockdogs.com.  Details: “Waves” of competition held throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with finals Sunday afternoon. See schedule for times.

Sheep and Duck Herding Demonstrations
Join Windy Knolls Farm owner and master trainer, Bill Coburn, as he showcases the fascinating world of the Border Collie breed’s herding instinct. Watch his collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a whistle and a few commands. See schedule for times located at Brittlebank Park.

 
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Live Auction Preview

From original art to hunting excursions to handcrafted furniture, preview the line up of unique auction items available to bid on during the SEWE Signature Gala and Auction, being held Thursday, February 13 as part of the SEWE VIP program. Happy bidding!   See the full VIP schedule for SEWE 2020 here.>>

 
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Ultimate Guide to 2020

The ultimate guide to SEWE 2020. Browse this comprehensive book on the 2020 SEWE weekend, with extended information on all the new and favorite events . SEWE you soon!

 
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Don’t Miss: Live Presentations at SEWE 2020

SEWE 2020 offers various live presentations to tickle everyone’s fancy. No matter your interest…all presentations are free with your SEWE general admission ticket. We suggest purchasing a 3-day ticket to take full advantage of the offerings. Buy your tickets HERE through February 1.

Need help navigating it all?  Map your weekend HERE.

 

Quick Draw / Speed Sculpt and Live Auction: A unique opportunity to watch the talented SEWE artists at work. Participating artists will have just one hour to create a piece from start to finish. The finished products will then be on display before the live auction following. Drawing/Sculpting, Friday, Feb. 14 at 3 pm | Live Auction to follow | Fine Art Gallery & Grand Hall at Charleston Place Hotel

Live Animal shows with Jack Hanna: Television personality, author, and conservationist, Jack Hanna joins us once again to entertain and delight SEWE attendees with live animals at the Gaillard Center. Friday, Feb. 14 at 2 pm | Saturday, Feb. 15 at 12:30 and 3:30 pm | Gaillard Center

Live Animal Shows with Busch Wildlife Sanctuary: Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at alligators, bobcats, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and much more. Friday, Feb. 14 at 11 am | Sunday, Feb. 15 at 11 am | Gaillard Center

NEW Fly Fishing with Orvis: Orvis will be offering complimentary fly fishing casting lessons all weekend. Try your hand at angling or improve upon your skills with the fly fishing professionals on-site. On Sunday, legendary angler Tom Rosenbauer will be demonstrating fly casting all day. Friday, Feb. 14 at 12 pm and 3:30 pm | Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11 am and 2 pm | Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1 pm and 3:30 pm | Gaillard Center Lawn

NEW Dog Demos with Orvis and Mossy Pond Retrievers: Witness gundogs work their magic as Brad Arington, an Orvis-endorsed hunting dog trainer from Mossy Pond Retrievers in South Georgia, leads retriever demonstrations. See schedule for times. Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3:30 pm | Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1:30 pm | Brittlebank Park

Sheep and Duck Herding Demos: Watch collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a whistle and a few commands. Friday, Feb. 14 & Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm | Sunday, Feb. 16 12:30 pm | Brittlebank Park

Two Tank DockDogs® Competitions: Once again, SEWE will host the only two tank DockDogs® event east of the Mississippi. Dogs of all kinds and skill levels will compete in various water jumping competitions. “Waves” of competition will be held throughout the day all weekend with finals beginning at 3:30 pm on Sunday. Friday, Feb. 14 & Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 am – 5:30 pm | Sunday, Feb. 16 at 10 am – 4 pm | Brittlebank Park

Retriever Demonstrations: Pathway to a Finished Gun Dog. Dogs of various breeds and ages put on demonstrations of retrieving skills. Friday, Feb. 14 & Saturday, Feb. 15 at 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm | Sunday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm | Brittlebank Park

Center for Birds of Prey Demonstrations: Presented by BP America, see incredible flight demos while learning about the important role raptors, such as falcons, eagles and hawks, play in our ecosystem. Friday, Feb. 15 at 11 am and 3 pm | Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm | Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1 pm | Marion Square

Orianne Society Presentations: Learn why and how The Orianne Society promotes the conservation of reptiles, amphibians and game species (such as quail, turkey and deer) in this informative presentation with the Eastern Indigo Snake, Gopher Tortoise, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake and more. Friday, Feb. 14 at 1 pm | Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3 pm | Sunday Feb. 16 at 3 pm | Marion Square

Fresh on the Menu | Certified South Carolina: Hosted by the Lee Bros., watch more than a dozen of South Carolina’s greatest chefs, farmers, and home cooks demonstrate how to prepare some of their favorite recipes with locally grown and produced ingredients. Sample products from the producers, processors and vendors that make up the Certified SC program. Various times throughout the day on Friday, Feb. 14, Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16 | Marion Square

 

 
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Where to Buy Tickets

February 1st is the last day to buy tickets online for the 2020 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.

3-DAY General Admission Ticket – $50

FRIDAY General Admission Ticket – $25

SATURDAY General Admission Ticket – $25

SUNDAY General Admission Ticket – $20

Tickets are available at the following locations now through the event:

DOWNTOWN
The Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street (Monday-Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.)
Charleston Visitors Center, 375 Meeting Street (Daily, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.)

MT. PLEASANT
Town of Mount Pleasant Visitors Center, 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd in the New Mt Pleasant Waterfront Park (Daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.)

KIAWAH ISLAND
Kiawah Visitors Center, Town Hall, 200 Beachwalker Drive (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

NORTH CHARLESTON
North Charleston Visitors Center/American LaFrance Fire Museum, 4975-B Centre Point Drive (Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

You may also purchase tickets on-site, during SEWE 2020, at the following locations:
– Brittlebank Park
– Charleston Place Hotel
– Gaillard Center
– Marion Square

For more information . . .

 

 
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Plan your 2020 weekend

Get the full details on all things SEWE 2020 with the show brochure. We have 90+ listings on our schedule – from new events and special exhibits to live presentations and demonstrations. Make the most of your SEWE 2020 weekend…start planning your experience now!

 
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Win a Camper

Win a 2020 19’BH Starcraft camper during the 2020 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition presented by Quality Deer Management Association. Tickets are $100, only 400 tickets sold.

2020 Starcraft 19BH Mossy Oak Camper

  • 2020 19BH Mossy Oak TT
  • Standard interior and exterior construction equipment and features (see full list here)
  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 4,450 lbs. / Unloaded Vehicle Weight: 3,515 lbs.
  • Exterior Length: 22′ 2″ / Exterior Width: 8′ 0″
  • Only 400 tickets sold
  • Taxes, title and fees are the responsibility of the winner
  • Drawing on Sunday, Feb 16 during SEWE 2020
  • You do not need to be present to win
  • Ticket stubs will no longer be mailed, please stop by the QDMA booth at Brittlebank Park SEWE weekend should you wish to pick up your ticket. The stub with your information has automatically been entered into the drawing.

Purchase your raffle ticket(s) here.

 

 
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A Big Night for Small Works

Our newest event that is sure to delight and surprise…A Big Night for Small Works.

Join us for an evening of art, entertainment and unexpected experiences at our newest event, A Big Night for Small Works. This exclusive celebration will exhibit the small details that make a big impact, from pocket-sized pieces of art and mini bites to grand displays and illusions. The night promises to surprise and delight guests with music, live performers, top-shelf libations, a menu that will inspire and more exciting twists and turns. A first for SEWE—this party will showcase a unique viewpoint for enjoying wildlife art and the finer things in life.

When: WEDNESDAY | 02/12/2020 | 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Where: HALLS SIGNATURE EVENTS AT 5 FABER

Tickets: $150 per ticket. Limited tickets available.

Dress: Cocktail

 

 

 
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Orvis at SEWE

SEWE is partnering with Orvis this year to bring a variety of exciting demonstrations and exhibits to both Brittlebank Park and The Gaillard Center. From fly fishing experts to leaders in the dog training industry, we are confident the below will be at the top of your SEWE 2020 bucket list.

DOG DEMONSTRATIONS WITH ORVIS AND MOSSY POND RETRIEVERS
Witness gundogs work their magic as Brad Arington, an Orvis-endorsed Hunting dog trainer from Mossy Pond Retrievers in South Georgia, presents retriever demonstrations on Friday at 3:30 pm, Saturday at 3:30 pm and Sunday at 1:30 pm at Brittlebank Park. Swing by the Orvis booth and sign up for the free Orvis dog club and take home complimentary swag for your pup or try your hand at corn hole to win fabulous prizes. Even more, enter to win a restored Toyota Land Cruiser as it makes its stop at Brittlebank Park.

FLY FISHING ON THE ORVIS LAWN
Orvis will be offering complimentary fly fishing casting lessons all weekend on the front lawn at the Gaillard Center. Try your hand at angling or improve upon your skills with the fly fishing professionals on-site. On Sunday, legendary angler Tom Rosenbauer will be demonstrating fly casting all day.

In addition, famed fishing artist Tim Johnson, who works with Orvis, will be hand burning images into the cork grip of limited edition fly rods. Visit Tim inside the Gaillard at the SEWE Marketplace to choose from either a brown trout rising to a mayfly or a bonefish pursing a crab – subtle changes make each rod unique in this series.

 

 

 

 
 
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