Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art carving competition goes virtual this year

SALISBURY, Md.- A decades-old competition is happening virtually this weekend at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, due to the pandemic.

The Executive Director of the museum said this year is their 50th anniversary of hosting the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival.

In years past, the competition was held in Ocean City at the convention center where artists from all over the world came together showing off their carvings.

Because the event went virtual this year, artists mailed in or dropped off their pieces.

We are told while things aren’t exactly the same it was still important to host this event.

“We are forced to go out of what we ordinarily do and we are learning some things that we’re saying you know why don’t we do that when we have it back in person next year, as well so its helping us grow, its helping us stay a community and and it’s a lot of fun too,” Kristin Sullivan, the Exec. Dir. of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, said.

Sullivan added that the during the event there are classes, live demonstrations, and a benefit art auction.

The event does end tomorrow.

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