While guests can still expect the best in wildlife art and sporting life at the annual exposition, new aspects of this year's premiere exhibition include events centered around displays of pocket-sized artwork, lessons in fly-fishing, and improved visibility at the popular DockDogs demonstration.
When Tako was a senior in high school, he gave up art completely. He had encountered a fork in his career path.
“There aren’t many events these days where you can take your dog with you and everyone has their dog," said Kaitie Uebelhoer, a frequent and top-ranked DockDogs competitor.
From the Upstate's Appalachian foothills to the saltwater marshes of the Lowcountry, experts say fly-fishing is a growing pastime. For the second year in a row, Mount Pleasant-based Haddrell's Point Tackle and Supply will hold a fly-fishing demonstration at Brittlebank Park as part of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.
Critters are the stars of the event.
The event brings more than 40,000 people to the peninsula over one weekend, during a month that's traditionally not popular with visitors.
We won't take you too far off the beaten path, but here are some places you might like to check out when you catch some free time.
The high-end kennel recently put the finishing touches on their dog diving pool facility, one of the only ones in the state where canine owners can come train their dogs.
Jeff Corwin, 51, the acclaimed nature conservationists and television nature host, presents live animal shows at the Gaillard Center on Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m.
For the first time at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, S.T.A.R.R. will give a live short teaser of some of the work the dogs of their K-9 unit provide in the organization’s search and recovery requests.
From a fashion show to an archery course to a full slate of lectures, luncheons and outdoor demonstrations, there is far more to do at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, hosted for its 37th year in Charleston, than look at art.
It can be hard for Lou Pasqua to finish a painting. He’ll set it aside for a while, then take a fresh look and find something that needs tweaking. But eventually he applies a final brush stroke and decides it’s done.
One of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition's most popular venues will sport an expanded footprint and new features this year: Brittlebank Park.
Eleven artists from the Lowcountry have been selected to showcase paintings, sculptures and carvings in the 2019 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, an annual event that will more than 40,000 guests from across the country.
Events included with SEWE General Admission tickets and VIP badges.
Waiting to meet 2018 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition's featured artist, Kathryn Mapes Turner, in the lobby of the Charleston Place Hotel, I am told by a SEWE staff member that Turner is on her way, but stopped to take in the late afternoon light.
Belmond Charleston Place Hotel
Joseph Sulkowski isn't bound to the limits of subject matter. But he is bound to something much larger, something intangible, an experience that only art can provide.
Convincing people of the importance of conservation is fairly easy when one points to a lion, elephant or bald eagle, but a bit more challenging when it comes to snakes.
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition works with a number of organizations to produced a variety of special events throughout the weekend.
SEWE VIP badge required.
Kids for Conservation
Every year, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition attracts talented artists from around the globe to exhibit their work. Sculptors Eric Tardif and Sandy Graves are two such artists attending this year’s event.
Besides dog-specific events, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition may be the most canine-friendly, bordering on fanatical, event in the Lowcountry.
For 36 years, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has made its main focus fine art featuring the Earth’s most majestic creatures, but its formula for success for its broader mission to celebrate the “sporting life” and protect nature has required little tinkering.
Picture the late Pat Conroy making biscuits on a stage. You’d be disappointed if the famed storyteller stuck to the recipe and just demonstrated how to make a biscuit, wouldn’t you? You’d want him to tell the story behind the recipe, because there’s always a story. As Conroy famously said: "…
The public is invited to the judging of the 2017-2018 Federal Junior Duck Stamp contest on Friday, April 21, the first time the event has been held in Charleston.
Tickets are available at the following locations through SEWE weekend:
Ezra Tucker, featured artist of the 2017 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, has a soft, warm voice. Looking through his portfolio you imagine it’s the gentle address required to approach the timid fawns and delicate foxes captured in some of his paintings, poised it seems to leap from the canvas.
"Feathers and Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina" will explore the role of ducks and other waterfowl in the Lowcountry’s historic culture at a Charleston Museum exhibit that is part of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.
No, no, no. You won't get your sights on a coyote at this year's Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. But the ubiquitous varmint has slinked its way into the high-brow hunting, fishing and outdoors extravaganza for what may be a first appearance.
Belmond Place Hotel
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition works with a number of organizations to produce a variety of special events throughout the weekend.
Much of the national culinary chatter about Charleston has lately centered on barbecue, which has gone from a local favorite food group to a significant driver of economic development. But what’s rarely reported beyond the city is how bluegrass music has become the soundtrack of the restaura…
Kids for Conservation
Jeff Corwin has joined the pantheon of wildlife and conservation TV celebrities that over generations has included Jacques Cousteau, Marlin Perkins, Steve Irwin and Jack Hanna by tapping into a passion that goes back to growing up in inner-city Boston during the 1970s.
Michelle Decker, a wildlife artist from South Africa, is one of several painters traveling to Charleston for the 2017 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition from Feb. 17-19.
Wildlife sculptors who work from life follow the same process as plein-air painters. Packing a bag with a camera and a sketchbook, they head outdoors to observe birds, bears, deer and buffalo. They watch the way the animals move and then they come back to their studio and work to re-create t…
2017 Schedule of Events
It all started with one bird feeder in their backyard six years ago.