Something to flock about: Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show

The 2023 Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show is Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, at the White Stone Firehouse, 579 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. This year’s show print is a kingfisher painted by Artist of the Year Jim Wilson. W.F. Booth and Son Inc. in Kilmarnock sponsors the print. From left are (front row) Noah Booth, Wilson and Timothy Booth; (next row) Tim Booth and Todd Booth. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

This weekend the White Stone Firehouse will be filled with paintings, carvings, sculpture and photography from artists, carvers and photographers for the 42nd Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show.

Original paintings, prints, decorative carvings, working decoys, folk art carvings, bronze sculpture and photography will showcase a variety of wildfowl in many mediums and prices, reported coordinator Pat Bruce.

The 2023 Artist of the Year is Jim Wilson of Yorktown. Color prints of his new painting of a kingfisher will be given away each day at the show. The “show print” is sponsored by W.F. Booth and Son Inc. This is Wilson’s 31st year as an exhibitor at this show.

Born in Virginia, Wilson has always been close to the hemlock-tipped peaks of the Blue Ridge and the salty waters of the Chesapeake Bay, said Bruce. A keen artist and naturalist from his early days, he started drawing wildlife and wilderness at age 7 and ever since….

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