November 21-23, 2014

November 21-23, 2014

Featuring 65 of the best sporting and wildlife artists in one location.

2014 Featured Artist: Eldridge Hardie

Fine Art of the Sporting Experience – Original oil and watercolor paintings of Angling, Sporting Dogs, Upland Hunting & Waterfowling

For the sportsman art collector who is deeply enriched by his days in the field or on the water, authenticity of mood and action in a painting are crucial. The quarry, the texture of the landscape, the weather, light, and season, the people and dogs, the boats all are familiar and treasured elements. Eldridge Hardie’s own bird hunting and fly fishing pursuits, which have taken him from Canada to the Caribbean, the southernmost tip of South America, Scotland and all across this country, are joined with his artistic ability to make sporting moments live in his pictures. That he is at the top of his profession is acknowledged by a long list of honors.

Eldridge Hardie sums up his long career by saying, “I was born to hunt, fish, and make art about these passions.”

Opening Night Preview & Sale

Celebration featuring the works of 70 painters, sculptors, carvers, photographers, jewelers and artisans. Patrons will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and lively music while shopping the show.
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Special Guests

Enjoy presentations by Jim Fowler, professional zoologist and host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom; David Hitzig, Director of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter, Florida; and Orvis’ presentation of  the film Sipping Dry by Simon Perkins and fly-fishing demonstrations by Christopher Watt.
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Become a PWAF Underwriter

As a PWAF Underwriter, you are helping fund essential art programming for children and adults throughout Southwest Georgia and North Florida.  Through your support, the Thomasville Center for the Arts can continue to provide exposure to all forms of performing, visual, and literary arts.
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Bird Dog Bash

A casual open-air affair held at Pebble Hill Plantation’s new venue The Oak Post. Guests will enjoy abundant southern fare by Capers, music by the Groove Merchants, signature drink sponsored by the Bird Dog Bottle Company and a Woodford Reserve Bourbon & Cigar Bar sponsored by J’s Wine & Spirits.
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The Sportsman’s Gallery, Ltd., brokers of fine sporting and wildlife art, will showcase works of deceased artists that can be difficult to find and will be made available to our patrons. Shooting enthusiasts will appreciate the quality and variety of Kevin’s Fine Guns. Kevin Kelly will be bringing a collection from his Fine Gun Room.
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2014 Artists

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