2005 was the 35th Anniversary of the WATERFOWL FESTIVAL, and we were extremely honored to be invited as the "MASTERCARVERS" on this special occasion.

Our heads were spinning with ideas for the "Master carving", and the rest of our 2005 display -- truly spinning. Combining our summer Yukon/Alaska adventures with our passion for Birds and Florals had us anxious to create new pieces that were educational and artistic.

November is lovely on the eastern shore of Maryland and the Historic town of Easton is the perfect setting for a wildlife art show AND an adventure.

We were thrilled with the reception the Master Carving ("Birds of Endearment") had at the festival. We had been hoping that they would use it as an identification book in 3-D, and we hoped that they would pursue sections of the whole for their homes.

It was a terrific weekend for us -- friends and clients from as far away as Florida and Arizona honored us by joining the festivities.


"Birds of Endearment"

What a treat it was to exhibit our "extinct species series" together for the first time. We thank the Bodifords and the Birds for their generosity in sharing with everyone.




Weatherby Foundation Hunting and
Conservation Award Dinner

We were commissioned to do a special project for the Weatherby Foundation International's 50th Anniversary Convention in Reno, Nevada - January 23, 2007. They wanted an unusual piece for their large art and hunt auction at their black tie dinner. We decided to do a piece titled "Mixed Bag", a collection of 5 North American quail all displayed on the same piece. The upper three birds are erupting into flight (Bobwhite, Gambel Quail and Valley Quail), and the two below are Scaled and Mountain Quail.

We are honored to receive this important commission and did attend the 50th anniversary dinner in Reno. Below is a photo of us standing in front of "Mixed Bag" with the new owners - Vice President and Mrs. Dan Quayle.


"Mixed Bag"


Weatherby Foundation International

Thank you for your support over the years. We have really enjoyed the visits with clients/friends at the exhibits we do and when visiting while traveling this beautiful country we have the priviledge of calling home.

Cindy & Mark
"Squabbles" - Great Egrets