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.”

www.eldridgehardie.com

Longleaf Affair

Purchase a ticket for a chance to win the 2014 Featured Painting “Prelude” by Eldridge Hardie valued at $19,000.  Ticket also includes a seven course dinner and wine pairings by Chefs Jonathan Jerusalmy and Daniel Zeal of Sea island.
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Opening Night Preview Party

Presented by Commercial Bank

Celebration featuring the works of 65 painters, sculptors, carvers, photographers, jewelers and artisans. Patrons will enjoy early access to exhibiting artists with a night of lively music and cheer.
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Wildlife Conversations

Tune into a new Wildlife Conversation speakers series. Renowned fly-fishing master Lefty Kreh and award-winning artist and author James Prosek will take the stage and swap fishing tales.
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2014 Artists

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Women of Wildlife Workshop

Join three prestigious wildlife painters – Peggy Everett, Amy Poor and Lyn St. Clair – as they share their passion for wildlife art with you.
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Schedule of Events

For the nineteenth year celebration, TCA introduces new lectures and workshops in addition to the Festival weekend, Preview Party, and Bird Dog Bash.
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Meet the Master

Join us at Meet the Master: a new, interactive cooking demonstration and tasting with Sea Island’s Executive Chef Jonathan Jerusalmy and Chef de Cuisine Daniel Zeal. The duo will demonstrate cooking techniques with seasonal fare and will take place at Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop.
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Bird Dog Bash

Presented by Commercial Bank

A casual open-air affair with live music by Tobacco Road Band, southern fare by Capers Catering, and a Woodford Reserve Bourbon & Cigar bar by J’s Wine & Spirits at Pebble Hill Plantation.

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Exhibitors

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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Wildlife Flora Workshop

Join Ed Blissard, Landscape & Living Arrangement Designer with Purple Martin Outpost, for a hands on arranging workshop featuring the season’s natural elements.
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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 visual, performing, literary and applied arts.

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