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Art Show 2013

Artwork and visitors The 24nd Patuxent Wildlife Art Show and Sale - presented by the Friends of Patuxent - took place March 22 - 24. Twenty-eight artists displayed wildlife-themed paintings, photographs, carvings, crafts and more. A portion of the sale proceeds benefit the National Wildlife Visitor Center. Additional activities included EGG-citing silent auction, Maryland state wildlife stamp design competition judging, and live wildlife demonstrations.

Photographs courtesy of FWS Volunteer Ed Grimes.

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Volunteers are briefed on assignments for the show
Artwork and visitors with artist looking on
Ceramics on display
Artist telling of her work
Artwork on exhibit
Artist talks with patrons
Laurel Volunteer Fire Department catered food for the show
Artist's imaginative egg on display for auction
Artist's whimsical egg on display for auction
Barred owl displayed by Liz Smith from Raptor's Eye
Live screech owl - smaller than the hand it perches on
Poster announces judging of Maryland wildlife stamp design contests
Entries in the migratory waterfowl stamp contest
Judges rate entries

Entries for Maryland black bear stamp contest
Steve Oliver and his winning entry
Winning entry -

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