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Belmond Charleston Place Hotel

Original Wildlife & Sporting Art

SEWE will host 100 artists in the Fine Art Gallery in Charleston Place.

Kathryn Mapes Turner of Wyoming has been chosen as the 2018 Featured Artist. The Guest Artist is Joseph H. Sulkowski. View the full lineup of painters and sculptors on

Fine Art Gallery in Charleston Place

Quick Draw / Speed Sculpt and Auction

Watch participating artists paint or sculpt an original piece from start to finish in just one hour. Julie Jeppsen and Heiner Hertling will reunite to create an original painting. Immediately following, a live auction will be held for attendees to bid on the one-of-a-kind paintings and sculptures.

3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16

Fine Art Gallery in Charleston Place

Duet & Quintet and Auction

Painters Julia Rogers and Matthew Hillier will create an original oil painting while sculptors Scott Penegar and David Turner will create a piece of sculpture out of clay, all to the background of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Quintet. Live auction to follow.

2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17

Fine Art Gallery in Charleston Place

The Charleston Gaillard Center

The Charleston Gaillard Center’s performance hall and event space will house SEWE’s live performances and outstanding local, regional and national artisans and craftsmen.

Live Performances

Jack Hanna

Television personality, author and conservationist Jack Hanna will again entertain SEWE attendees at the Gaillard Center. One of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors in the world, Hanna's enthusiasm and “hands-on” approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim. Hanna hosts the three-time Emmy Award-winning "Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild." Seating is first-come, first-served.

2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16

12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

Jeff Foxworthy:  The Artist

Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country, and he channels his artistic talents in various forms. Since Foxworthy was a child, he has been creating sketches for his own enjoyment. In a rare opportunity, attendees will have the opportunity to view his work in the SEWE Marketplace as well as attend a Q&A in which he will discuss his inspiration and how an idea makes its way to paper.

4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at animals ranging from alligators, bobcats and foxes to birds of prey, snakes and much more. Seating is first-come, first-served.

11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16

11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18

The Marketplace

Artisans, Craftsmen & Southern Tastemakers

The SEWE Marketplace will feature a varied mix of creations by outstanding local, regional and national exhibitors including handcrafted furniture, woodworks, leather goods, jewelry, knife makers and more unique Southern finds.

Wildlife & Nature Photography

The Gaillard Center will feature wildlife and nature photography.

Marion Square

Flight Demonstrations with

The Center for Birds of Prey

One of the most entertaining and educational shows during SEWE. See amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks while learning about the important role they play in our ecosystem.

Scout Boat Raffle

Win a 19-foot 2018 Scout 195 Sportfish center console with Yamaha F-115XB engine, T-top with aft spreader lights and t-bag, Magic Tilt trailer and brand-new shark gray hull color. Tickets are $100 and available now on; only 600 tickets will be sold. See the boat in person and purchase a ticket in Marion Square. Drawing will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18. You do not need to be present to win.

Fresh on the Menu / Certified South Carolina Kitchen Stage

Presented by the S.C. Department of Agriculture and hosted by the Lee Brothers, Matt and Ted. Watch more than a dozen chefs, farmers and home cooks demonstrate how to prepare some of their favorite recipes with locally grown and produced ingredients. Sample products from the producers, processors and vendors that make up the Certified South Carolina program. See schedule for times.

The Orianne Society

Reptiles and amphibians are an integral part of our ecosystem. Learn why and how The Orianne Society promotes the conservation of these creatures and game species (such as quail, turkey and deer) in this informative presentation with the Eastern Indigo Snake, Gopher Tortoise, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake and more.

1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16

3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18

More in Marion Square

Live music, Conservation Village, Ducks Unlimited tent, pet adoptions, SEWE souvenirs, beer and wine, local food vendors, Edisto Island Serpentarium and kid’s activities.

Brittlebank Park

Sheep and Duck Herding Demonstrations

New this year, join Windy Knolls Farm owner and master trainer, Bill Coburn as he showcases the fascinating world of herding instinctive to the Border Collie breed. Watch his collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a whistle and a few commands.

11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16

11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 

Two Tank DockDogs Competitions

Watch dogs of all breeds and skill levels compete in various water jumping competitions in side-by-side tanks. “Waves” of competition held throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with finals Sunday afternoon. For more information or to pre-register your dog, visit

Begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-18  

Sporting Village

Meet hunting, fishing and safari guides, outdoor outfitters and land professionals and check out boats, ATVs and a host of John Deere tractors. Charleston Angler will hold fly fishing and cast net demonstrations for children and adults. See schedule for times.

QDMA Lecture Series

The Quality Deer Management Association will host a series of lectures throughout the weekend that focus on healthy and sustainable deer populations and wildlife habitat. See schedule for times.

Children’s Activities and Games

Brittlebank Park will house a kid’s activities section including pony and camel rides, an exotic petting zoo and other fun games and educational programs.

Park Perks

Fly tying with Charleston Angler all weekend, live music, beer and wine, SCDNR Take One Make One, SEWE souvenirs, food,outdoor products and kid’s activities.

Charleston Marriott Hotel


SEWE will host a number of the most respected dealers of antique and working decoys, both on display and available for purchase.

Emerald Ballroom

Decoy Auction by Guyette & Deeter Inc.

An investment-quality decoy and painting auction held by Guyette & Deeter Inc., offering more than 250 investment quality decoys and sporting art, ranging from $200 to more than $25,000. The auction will consist of mostly Atlantic Coast decoys, including examples by Elmer Crowell, the Ward Brothers, Ned Burgess, William Bowman, Ira Hudson, Lee Dudley, Mark McNair and many other carvers. A full-color auction catalog with guaranteed condition reports is available for $20. Both previews and the auction are open to the public.

Previews: 3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 17

Auction: Noon- 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

Emerald Ballroom

North American Decoys: 1850-1950

SEWE and The Palmetto State Decoy Collectors Association present this impressive exhibit of antique North American bird decoys from 1850 to 1950.

Charleston Marriott Hotel


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