Celebrating Wildlife Art & the Sporting Life

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Win a 2020 Scout Boat

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. . . for only $100 per ticket

Win a 2020 19′ Scout 195 Sportfish boat during SEWE 2020. Presented by Ducks Unlimited and Scout Boats. Tickets are $100, only 650 tickets sold.

  • 2020 19’ Sportfish Scout Center Console
  • Yamaha F-115XB Engine
  • Brand New Shark Gray Hull Color
  • T-Top with Aft Spreader Lights & T-Bag
  • Magic Tilt Trailer
  • $100 per ticket
  • Only 650 tickets sold
  • Drawing will take place on Sunday, February 16 during SEWE 2020
  • You do not need to be present to win.

Purchase your ticket(s) here.

 
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2020 VIP Program

VIP Packages will be for sale starting October 17. Members of SEWE’s VIP program enjoy perks and insider access throughout the weekend, including private art viewings, exclusive lounge areas, parties, transportation and priority entry to all venues during show hours. A limited number of VIP packages will be available to ensure the best experience possible for our most important guests. Flip through the brochure below and get ready!

 
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Carolina Billfish Classic

SEWE supports CBC

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is proud to support the Carolina Billfish Classic with SEWE partner Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. As the third leg of the SC Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series, June 19-22, 2019, the CBC marks an exciting time for anglers in pursuit of one of saltwater’s most revered gamefish.

“The CBC is a highly regarded tournament on the East Coast and we are pleased to promote the event in any way we can,” says SEWE Executive Director John Powell.  “The Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina is an important and proactive partner with SEWE so getting behind the CBC along with the resort is natural for our organization. We have a lot of friends on land and at sea that weekend so we will be doing our best to celebrate a busy weekend in Mount Pleasant and a safe time on the water.”

The Carolina Billfish Classic is pacing ahead of last year’s entries and the tournament will boast some of the finest captains and teams from South Carolina and other ports along the East Coast. With Blue Marlin being seen regularly the last few weeks the number of participants will grow steadily over the next month. Drama builds as the boat count and cash prizes rise and the atmosphere on the docks and at the resort is thrilling during the CBC. With nightly events including Party at the Point during tournament dates, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina will be bustling with anglers and their supporters.  Find out more and how to enter HERE>>.

Make it a weekend and book your stay at the Charleston Harbor Resort, the #1 resort in Charleston and the #2 resort in the South!  Make your reservations HERE>>.

And follow the build up to Carolina Billfish Classic>>.

 

 
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2019 Junior Duck Stamp

The 2019 South Carolina Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) art competition results are in. The talent and hard work produced by these K-12 students and their teachers is overwhelming. A big thank you to everyone across the state who participated in this year’s contest. And thank you to SC Ducks Unlimited, the SC JDS sponsor – we could not continue this successful and important program without your support.

Congratulations to Kieran Ullrey from Michael’s Masterpieces in Sumter, SC, for being chosen as the 2019 SC Junior Duck Stamp “Best of Show”. Kieran’s winning entry will go on to compete in the Federal judging with all other state’s “best of shows” in hopes to become the 2019 National Junior Duck Stamp. Good luck Kieran!

“Drama King ” 2019 Best of Show by Kieran Ullrey
Age 17, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

BEST OF SHOW
Kieran Ullrey – age 17, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

BEST OF SHOW RUNNERS UP
2nd runner up:  Grace Moore – age 17, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
3rd runner up: Tabby Perry – age 14, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
4th runner up:  Adam Maierle – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, North Charleston, SC
5th runner up:  Fatima Maya Perez – age 18, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC

 

GROUP 1 (Grades K-3)

1st

Harper Burke – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Alexis McDowell – age 8, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Adrianna Sauter – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

 

2nd

Silas Brown – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Emma Fenderbosch – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Alyssa Morais – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

 

3rd

Dub Reynolds – age 6, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
River Richburg – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Brandon Welch – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

Honorable Mention

Bennett Baker – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Addy Bergeron – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Montashia Campbell – age 8, Oakland Elementary, Charleston, SC
Aleca Dimitriadis – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Jamir Dingle – age 8, St. James Santee Elementary School, McClellanville, SC
Sophia Fenderbosch – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Bella Florian – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Emma Freeman – age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Braiden Jenkins – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Caitlyn Jenkins – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Brooklyn Lomas – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Arianna Lynch – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Chloe Marquez – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Julia Moran – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Alaina Naus – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Daly Welch – age 6, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

 

 

GROUP 2 (Grades 4-6)

1st

Rachel Agudelo – age 12, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Sylvia Burrows – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Katelyn Mizelle – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

2nd

Addison Carpenter – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Emma McDonald – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Lauren Whitaker – age 11, Veritas Home Schoolers, Mt. Pleasant, SC

3rd

Dakota Cox – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Analee Hankinson – age 12, Veritas Home Schoolers, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Ava Reyes – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

 

Honorable Mention

Tyler Franklin – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Gavin Garboski – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Madeline Green – age 10, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Madalyn McCants – age 12, Veritas Home Schoolers, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Bailey McDowell – age 10, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Stella Meaney – Stono Park Elementary, Charleston, SC
Sara Meltzer – age 12, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Jordana Morais – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Noelle Morlan – age 12, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Maya Robinson – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
EllaJane Smith – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Tanner Synder – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Lisa Thomas – age 11, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Noah Walton – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Madisen Ward – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Dezy’re Weston – age 10, St. James Santee Elementary School, McClellanville, SC

 

 

GROUP 3 (Grades 7-9)

1st

Alma Lutas – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, North Charleston, SC
Adam Maiesle – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, North Charleston, SC
Tabby Perry – age 14, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

 

2nd

Emma Elliott – age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Callie Reinecke – age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, North Charleston, SC
Carly Sabados – age 14, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

 

3rd

Carter Collins – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Helen Nang – age 13, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Lauren Nederostek – age 14, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

 

Honorable Mention

Andrew Brown – age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Grace Burgess – age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Kate Cohee – age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Joy Cook – age 13, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Carolyn Dang – age 12, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Maggie Elliott – age 13, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Kelly Gonzales – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Cade Jarae – age 12, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Abigail Naranjo – age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Leaton Nuttall – age 13, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Cassandra Phillips – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, North Charleston, SC
Sarah Sharib – age 14, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Noah Shroff – age 14, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Noel Simmons – age 13, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Jonathan Weatherford – age 12, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Lanie Wright – age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

 

GROUP 4 (Grades 10-12)

1st

Fatima Maya Perez – age 18, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC
Grace Moore – age 17, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Kieran Ullrey – age 17, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

2nd

Karra Canady – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Carolina Hoppmann – age 16, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Elaina Treadway – age 16, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC

 

3rd

Chase Breeland – age 16, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Elizabeth Glendinning – age 15, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Angeles Sandoval – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC

 

Honorable Mention

Devaney Ullrey – age 15, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

2019 Conservation Message Winners

GROUP 1 (Grades K-3)

Our nature is a beautiful painting, we must protect and handle with care.
Adrianna Sauter, age, 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

Be careful where you throw your trash…a duck may be waiting to take a splash!
Silas Brown – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC,

Persevere to preserve.
Alaina Naus – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

Conservation: something to quack about.
Brynley, Breda – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

Protect their beaks, don’t throw trash in the creeks.
Samuel, Brown – age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

 

GROUP 2 (Grades 4-6)

Don’t foul up the water- protect the waterfowl.
Dakota Cox – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Conservation is the practice of caring for resources, so all living things benefit from them now and in the future.
Ava Reyes – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

Let’s work together to take care of our friends with feathers.
Maya Robinson – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Roses are red, violets are blue, humans are important, ducks are too. Conserve wild life and ducks.
Lillian Atkinson – age 10, Charleston County School of the Arts, North Charleston, SC,

Pick it up to protect the duck!
Luke Bruno – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC


GROUP 3 (Grades 7-9)

It’s our job to make the environment as peaceful as possible for our feathered friends.
Alma Lutas – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, North Charleston, SC

When we conserve our water, we conserve our Life! Let’s be mindful and make every drop count. It’s our future!
Carly Sabados – age 14, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Preserving the past and protecting the future both come from living in the present.
Sarah Sharib – age 14, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Nature painted the wildlife so we must conserve and appreciate the art it gives us.
Meredith Rogers – age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Conservation provides a better environment, for not only people, but the wildlife around us.
Grace Zuo – age 13, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

 

 

GROUP 4 (Grades 10-12)

Keep the waters clear so critters don’t disappear.
Kieran Ullrey – age 17, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Conservation and education are key to protecting, preserving, and restoring our wetlands.
Chase Breeland – age 16, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC

Conservation is the pathway that leads to a better environment and future for all.
Elizabeth Glendinning – age 15, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

Protecting ducks and their environment will have a fantastic ripple effect.
Carolina Hoppmann – age 16, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Save the creek and the ducks will think you are “oh” so chic!
Devaney Ullrey – age 15, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC,

See all of the winning entries here . . .

2019 Jr. Duck Stamp

 
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Can’t Miss Events

DON’T MISS THESE EVENTS AT SEWE 2019

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.

FOR THE FAMILY-FUN SEEKERS & WILDLIFE FANATICS
Some of SEWE’s most spectacular guests are the ones that crawl, climb, slither and flap their wings. From alligators and king snakes to massive eagles and owls, there are tons of opportunities to get up close and personal with animals from around the world. Kids will love the front-row view into the lives of these fascinating creatures.

Jeff Corwin Live Animal Shows – Friday & Saturday
Best known as host and executive producer of Ocean Mysteries on ABC, Jeff Corwin is recognized as a global leader in exploration and conservation. He will delight and entertain SEWE audiences with his crew of wildlife friends. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Where: Gaillard Center
When: Friday, 2/15 at 3pm. Saturday. 2/16 at 1pm.

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Shows – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at pythons, turkeys, foxes, skunks, pelicans and much more. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Where: Gaillard Center
When: Friday, 2/15 at 11am. Saturday, 2/16 at 3pm. Sunday, 2/17 at 11am.

Birds of Prey Flight Demos – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
See amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks and learn about the important role they play in our ecosystem.
Where: Marion Square
When: Friday, 2/15 at 11am and 3pm. Saturday, 2/16 at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Sunday, 2/17 at 1pm.
The Orianne Society: Reptile Ecology and Conservation Shows – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Reptiles and amphibians are an integral part of our natural world. Learn why and how The Orianne Society promotes the conservation of these creatures and game species, like quail, turkey and deer, in this informative presentation with the Eastern Indigo Snake, Gopher Tortoise, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake and more.
Where: Marion Square
When: Friday, 2/15 at 1pm. Saturday, 2/16 at 3pm. Sunday, 2/17 at 3pm.

FOR THE SPORTING ENTHUSIASTS & DOG LOVERS
SEWE’s family-friendly environment has fun activities for every member of your pack, including your favorite four-legged pals. Catch talented K9s in action during SEWE weekend!

Dock Dogs – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Show off your pooch’s skills during the 20th anniversary of the worldwide phenomenon, dockdogs! Beginner and advanced jumpers are all welcome.
Where: Brittlebank Park
When: Registration opens at 9am on Friday, 2/15, Saturday, 2/16 and Sunday, 2/17. Waves of competition happening throughout the weekend.

Sheep and Duck Herding Demos – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Join Windy Knolls Farm owner and master trainer, Bill Coburn, as he showcases the fascinating world of herding instinctive to the Border Collie breed. Watch his collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through a variety of obstacles with only a whistle and a few verbal commands.
Where: Brittlebank Park
When: Friday, 2/15 & Saturday, 2/16 at 10:30am & 2:30pm. Sunday, 2/17 at 12:30pm.

NEW Search and Rescue Dog Demos – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Witness the real-life heroes of the canine world! Catch the Search Tactics and Rescue Recovery (S.T.A.R.R.) Team in action as they demonstrate their efficient and organized search and rescue skills. These specially trained K-9’s will display training and small-scale demonstrations similar to their urban and rural search and recovery missions in the Carolinas and surrounding states.
Where: Brittlebank Park
When: Friday, 2/15 & Saturday, 2/16 at 3:30pm. Sunday, 2/17 at 1:30pm.

Retriever Demos – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
We’ve all played fetch with our dogs before, but not quite like this. Watch from the sidelines as canine showcase their ability and retriever skills. These go-getting pups are sure to put a smile on your face!
Where: Brittlebank Park
When: Friday, 2/15 & Saturday, 2/16 at 12:30pm & 4:30pm. Sunday, 2/17 at 10:30am & 2:30pm.

FOR THE FINE ART & CULINARY CONNOISSEURS
If you’ve developed a taste for the finer things in life, SEWE’s wildlife art in Charleston Place and chef demos in Marion Square are just your thing! Peruse our curated Fine Art Gallery and catch the talent in action at one of our live art demos. And, taste food from the South’s best chefs during our cooking demonstrations, hosted by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.

Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt & Auction – Friday
Witness first-hand the imagination, talent and process behind SEWE artists. Watch participating artists paint or sculpt an original piece from start to finish in just one hour. A live auction will be held after at 5 p.m. sharp for attendees to bid on the one-of-a-kind paintings and sculpture.
Where: Charleston Place Hotel
When: Friday, 2/15 at 3pm

NEW Live Auction With Yeti – Saturday
Join wildlife artists Ryan Kirby and Chad Poppleton as they each paint outdoor scenery on YETI® Tundra coolers. Upon completion, the coolers will be auctioned off where a portion of the proceeds will benefit SEWE and the conservation group of the artists choice.
Where: Charleston Place Hotel
When: Saturday, 2/16 at 2pm

Copley Fine Art Auction – Saturday
Copley Fine Art Auctions is the world’s leading American sporting art auction company, located in Boston. Copley specializes in antique decoys and 19th- and 20th-century American, sporting, and wildlife paintings. Copley’s bi-annual sales are the premier events for collectors of sporting art, decoys, fishing collectibles, and other related folk art. Quality objects start at $100 and range to more than a million dollars.
Where: Charleston Marriott Hotel
When: Saturday, 2/16 at 10am. Auction previews on Friday, 2/15 (3 – 5pm) & Saturday, 2/16 (8:30am – 10am)

Chef Demos – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Experience South Carolina’s farm-to-food culture in Marion Square! This year’s featured culinary pros will be paired up with some of their favorite producers to create fresh and delicious dishes. There is no additional fee to attend the South Carolina Department of Agruculture’s chef demos and delicious samples will be available.
Where: Marion Square
When: Friday, 2/15 & Saturday, 2/16 from 11am to 4:45pm. Sunday, 2/17 from 11am to 2:45pm.

 

 
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Ultimate SEWE Guide

The ultimate guide to SEWE 2019. Browse this comprehensive book on the 2019 SEWE weekend, with extended information on all the new and favorites . SEWE you soon!

 
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2019 Art Book

It is a great honor to release the third edition of the SEWE Art Book. This publication has gained momentum since first released in 2017 and each edition is a beautiful collaboration between the artist and what has become the premier wildlife art show in the Southeast. The works featured in the book are available for purchase (at the time of printing). SEWE is unique in its focus on the relationship between artists and collectors; if you have attended the Exposition and walked around the Fine Art Gallery you have no doubt felt the energy and excitement for the art that SEWE embodies. Browse the SEWE 2019 Art Book for a sampling of what the 2019 Exposition will entail. Please contact SEWE Art Curator, Natalie Henderson, with any inquiries.

 
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The Bucket List

Here’s what needs to be on your bucket list for SEWE 2019.

We challenge you to make the most of your weekend and check every box!

□  Admire the 2019 Featured Painting, Little Havoc by Lou Pasqua’s in the Fine Art Gallery at Charleston Place

□  Bid on Featured Artist Lou Pasqua’s Little Havoc at SEWE’s signature gala and live auction

□  Preview, peruse and purchase at exclusive preview hours

□  Kick-off SEWE in style at the Gibbes Museum of Art celebrating the work of legendary artist Ogden Pleissner

□  View original works from more than 100 painters and sculptors over cocktails in the Fine Art Gallery

□  Get competitive at DockDogs®

□  Witness master trainer Bill Coburn command his fascinating Border Collies as they herd sheep and ducks

□  Watch the live artist demonstration at the “Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt”

□  Explore the newly expanded footprint at Brittlebank Park

□  Be awe-inspired at our legendary Birds of Prey flight demonstrations

□  Introduce yourself to artisans, craftsmen and Southern tastemakers at the Marketplace at the Gaillard Center

□  Flock to the second annual Birds of a Feather Ladies Brunch Benefit

□  Win big at the Copley Fine Art auction at the Marriott Hotel

□  Shop outdoor outfitters, meet celebrated guides and stock up on the finest in sporting gear

 

 

 
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Meet Lou Pasqua

SEWE 2019 Featured Artist and Painting Announced

SEWE announces its Featured Artist and Featured Painting for the 2019 event, marking 37 years of excellence in wildlife art, conservation and the sporting life. Lou Pasqua has been named the 2019 event’s Featured Artist. His painting, Little Havoc, has been selected as the Featured Painting and subject of the official SEWE 2019 poster (available to ship October 25).

An avid sportsman, Lou Pasqua’s lifelong passion of the outdoors and wildlife translates to his artwork. Coupled with his twenty plus years in the graphic design industry, his ability to capture emotion and movement has made him one of the most sought after sporting and wildlife artists in the country. Residing in Etna, Pennsylvania, Pasqua’s work can be found in collections and galleries across the nation as well as the covers of numerous publications.

 “I feel privileged to be selected Featured Artist for the 2019 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition,” says Pasqua. “To be chosen as the Featured Artist from so many talented individuals confirms to me that people appreciate my efforts and the body of work I have created. This recognition is encouragement to keep painting and improving.”

 

Little Havoc depicts a Boykin Spaniel and gives the viewer a front row seat to the thrill of rushing into a covey of quail. “At its core, SEWE desires to present the finest wildlife art available. With that in mind, Lou Pasqua was an obvious choice for the 2019 Featured Artist. Lou’s sporting paintings are unmatched, and it is a privilege to showcase his work” says SEWE Art Curator, Natalie Henderson.

Pasqua’s original painting will be available at auction during the VIP Preview Gala and Sale, February 14, 2019. Purchase the Official 2019 Poster is here.>>

“On the heels of Ezra Tucker (2017) and Kathryn Mapes Turner (2018) SEWE could not be more excited to announce Lou as 2019 Featured Artist,” says John Powell, SEWE Executive Director. “Lou’s work taps into the sporting art roots of SEWE now going 37 years strong. I believe Lou’s body of work will resonate with men and women who have spent time in the field walking behind a good dog or in a quiet patch of woods where they connect to the outdoors. Lou understands these traditions and how to translate them to the canvas.”

“With the artists present and engaging with collectors during SEWE week people often refer to the connections and relationships made here in Charleston,” Powell adds. “For those of us fortunate to view Lou Pasqua’s collection at SEWE 2019, I believe his work will connect all of us and tell a story about the love we share for the outdoors and our traditions.”

With an ongoing focus to bring renowned wildlife and sporting art to Charleston, SEWE also welcomes Guest Artists Walter Matia and Sandy Scott.

Walter Matia began casting bronze sculptures in 1980. He is as accomplished as he is talented. Initially concentrating on bird life, over the years he has worked on sporting dogs, other mammals and large fountain and garden pieces, which includes a fountain and bronze wall frieze for the United States President’s guest house. Matia resides in Dickerson, Maryland.

Sandy Scott believes wildlife artists should be in the field to accurately present their subject to the viewer. A lifelong interest in aviation has been invaluable to her work. “I believe my knowledge of aerodynamics has been helpful in achieving the illusion of movement in my bird sculptures,” says Scott. Headquartered in Lander, Wyoming, Scott has experienced and lived what she depicts in her sculpture, which has won her many accolades throughout the years.

More about Lou:

Lou Pasqua aspired to be a wildlife artist from the age of six.  At the age of forty, after an education in graphic design and twenty years working in graphic arts, he returned to his original goal. Lou was inspired by and followed the work of Carl Runguis, Bob Kuhn, and Ken Carlson.  He also discovered Richard Schmid and David Leffel.  He researched, studied and practiced various painting techniques on his own and then applied his natural talent to his favorite pastime; the outdoors.  A lifelong sportsman and subscriber to multiple outdoor magazines, he was always drawn to images of dogs in the field.  He focused initially on sporting dogs because the reference was readily available.  His dog paintings were quickly accepted by major galleries and well respected art critics.  He then expanded to wildlife and, most recently, big game animals.

Lou’s work has appeared on the covers of Gray’s Sporting Journal, The Upland Almanac, The Pointing Dog Journal, Texas Outdoors Journal, Retriever Journal, Field Trial Magazine, Canine Images, The Ruffed Grouse Society Magazine and Quail Unlimited.  Images of his work have also appeared in Wildlife Art, Sporting Classics, and The Washingtonian.  Lou’s story was featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Gray’s Sporting Journal.

Lou has exhibited and sold his work at Collectors Covey in Dallas, Texas;  The Sportsman’s Gallery and Paderewski Fine Art in Charleston, South Carolina and Beaver Creek, Colorado; Russell Fink Gallery in Lorton, Virginia; The Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland; Settlers West in Tucson, Arizona; Trailside Galleries in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, South Carolina.  He was the 2012 Featured Artist at The Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival in Thomasville, Georgia.

 
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2019 VIP Program

VIP Packages will be for sale starting October 12. Members of SEWE’s VIP program enjoy perks and insider access throughout the weekend, including private art viewings, exclusive lounge areas, parties, transportation and priority entry to all venues during show hours. A limited number of VIP packages will be available to ensure the best experience possible for our most important guests. Flip through the brochure below and get ready!