What's Happening: 

The 2021 Term Year: 

What’s Happening…


February 12-14, 2021 39th Annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition 

To be held throughout the town of Charleston, South Carolina. Decoy dealers and vintage decoy exhibit at the Charleston Marriott. Contact: Maggie Howell at (843) 723-1748 or visit www.sewe.com


February 13, 2021 Copley Fine Art Auctions Winter Sale 

To be held at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, South Carolina. Contact: Copley at (617) 536-0030 or visit www.copleyart.com


February 20, 2021 2nd Annual Jim Pierce Sportsman & Decoy Show

To be held at the Minker Banquet Hall in Perryville, Maryland. For more information contact JK Piece (443) 966-0312 or donediggen7@comcast.net.


February 26-28, 2021 Winter Sportsman’s Auction by Barfield’s Auction house

To be held at their gallery in Hallwood, Virginia. Contact: Zeb Barfield at (757) 894-2626 or visit www.zebsauctions.com.


March 13, 2021 Back Bay/Knotts Island Waterfowl Festival 

To be held at the Creeds Ruritan Club in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contact: Chris Ludford at (757) 663-6970 or (757) 408-1942. 


March 19-21, 2021 Combined Decoy Collectors and Carvers Show

Presented by the Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Association and the Great Lakes Decoy Association. To be held at the Holiday Inn Cleveland South, 6001 Rockside Rd., Independence Ohio.  Visit www.greatlakesdecoyassociation.com and www.odcca.net for more information. 


March 19-21, 2021 29th Annual Decoy & Hunting Collectibles Show 

Presented by the New Jersey Decoy Collectors Association to be held at the Seaview Hotel in Galloway, New Jersey. Contact: Clarence Fennimore at (609) 298-2140 or Rich Pemberton at (609) 338-7524. 

Due to COVID-19, it is highly recommended that you contact any show you plan to attend to confirm it will happen. 


Visiting The Ward Museum


The LIDCA maintains a permanent display cabinet at the Ward Foundation Museum in Salisbury, MD as a means of providing ongoing visibility for our organization.  This is a great opportunity for our Long Island stories as this is a location that receives a high volume of traffic throughout the year as well as the Foundation hosting several special events in any given year.

We have hosted revolving exhibits for several years now and will continue to do so with any number of our members spearheading this effort in the past.  On October 23, 2018, member Craig Kessler traveled to Salisbury to deliver a scaled down version of our exhibit from the March 2017 LIDCA annual show, “ON THE FALLING TIDE-THE STORY OF TRADITIONAL BLACK DUCK GUNNING ON LI’s SOUTH SHORE”.


The abbreviated display consists of 14 black duck decoys spanning the south shore from Seaford in the west to Moriches in the east.  Examples include works from Gruby Verity, Jimmy Ketcham, Lem Tucker, Wilbur A. Corwin, George Robert, Reginald Smith, and others.  Also included are two pieces of flat art, “Black Ducks the Old Way” by Peter Corwin which depicts south bay grass boats owned by original LIDCA members Bud Ward and Ronnie Bauer, and the first stamp print artwork of the Long Island Wildfowl and Wetlands League from 1977.  The display is rounded out with several display boards prepared by Steve Sanford that were also part of our 2017 show.


2019 August Picnic Photos

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