Artist and Exhibitor Information


Below are the information sheets and applications you'll need to complete to participate in the 2016 Winyah Bay Heritage Festival.

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List of Artists and Exhibitors for 2016

This list will get updated as with the names of artists and exhibitors as they send in their information packets/applications.


 Dave Lake Antiques -  Dave specializes in the sale of antique decoys, fishing lures, rods and reels.  He also offers a collection of vintage boating gear and waterfowl art.  He resides in Pawleys Island, SC.

Black River Outdoors -


Riley A. Bradham - Etchings - Riley is from Wadmalaw Island, SC.  He creates dry intaglio etchings.  Each one of his signed prints is drawn and printed.  As such each is considered and original.  Riley's subject matter is sporting art with and emphasis on waterfowl.


Frank Bridwell - Woody's Handmade Knives - A former Greenville based real estate developer, craftsman Frank Bridwell is now a full time custom knife maker residing in the small fishing town of McClellanville.  He gets his love for making knives from his father who worked with him as a child.


Brookgreen Gardens - Brookgreen is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve located just south of Murrells Inlet, SC.  The 9,100 acre property includes several themed gardens with American figurative sculptures placed in them, a low country zoo, trails and much more.


Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School (CREECS) - mission is to create a small and diverse collaborative learning community that immerses students in critical thinking, environmental stewardship, and engaged citizenship through meaningful and innovative learning experiences.  CREECS engages family and community in the commitment to nurture the whole child in preparation for a global society by emphasizing ecological conservation and sustainability.  With the unique resources surrounding our area, it is a perfect opportunity to educate our children and study these resources to ensure they are respected and preserved.


Ann Chapman - Humble Bee


Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium - assists local governments in Georgetown and Horry County municipalities in meeting requirements for stormwater education and public outreach and involvement.  Through a partnership of member organizations, the Consortium provides citizen education and action to improve watershed and stormwater awareness and promote behavior change to address water quality impairments.  Stop by and meet Simon, the Consortium's first "Canines for Clean Water" spokesdog.


Curtis Cox - Tailgate Specialties


Ducks Unlimited - Is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.  DU got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America's drought - plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows.  Determined not to sit idly by as the continent's waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited.  Its mission: habitat conservation.  DU is now the world's largest and most effective private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization.  DU is able to multilaterally deliver its work through a series of partnerships with private individuals, landowners, agencies, scientific communities and other entities.


Lawrence Eaton - Eaton's Antiques/Images/Maps - Lawrence is from Calabash, NC and has been collecting art for many years.  He specializes in original coast survey charts, maps, maritime art prints and advertising.


Friends of Coastal South Carolina - Dedicated to preserving the ecosystems and wildlife of the South Carolina coast for future generations.  To that end we support the respective missions of our coastal national wildlife refuges and forests through active participation in programs and projects that enhance these treasured resources.


Will and Judy Danford Mountain Man Honey and Goods - is a locally owned business from Myrtle Beach operating in pure raw honey as well as specialty honey from some of our surrounding states.  They deliver the honey straight from the hive to the consumer.


Jim Goodwin - Carolina Ships in Bottles - Jim is a native of Charlotte, NC.  He has handcrafted historic and regional ships and light houses in glass bottles.  These are made using the traditional "insert through the mouth" method.  It has the history on the bottle's base and it is signed, dated and numbered.


Horry Georgetown Technical College (Forestry & Wildlife Program) - The mission of HGTC is to provide accessible, affordable, high-quality, comprehensive two year collegiate education and workforce development; to provide a student centered environment and inspire lifelong learning; to promote learning through teaching excellence; to promote community service and embrace diversity; to promote economic growth; and to embrace technological innovation in instruction and workplace applications.


Huntington Beach State Park/Friends of HBSP - HBSP is one of the jewels of the State Park Service and is known as one of the best birding sites in the Southeast.  It also offers surf and jetty fishing, biking, swimming, beachcombing, hiking and interpretive trails, as well as an educational nature center.  The park is also home to Atalaya, a National Historic Landmark, which stands as a monument to the creativity and generosity of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington.  The friends group was founded in 2003 and are partners with the park; together they accomplish park improvements that otherwise might not be possible.    The Friends are dedicated to helping the park fulfill its mission of providing quality outdoor recreation and educational opportunities, and sustaining the integrity of the park's natural and cultural resources.


Kara Merritt - Thirty One - Kara resides in Georgetown and has worked with Thirty One Gifts since 2008.  Her organization is a faith based business and the name comes from Proverbs 31.  Ninety five percent of the catalog can be monogrammed.


Bart Key - Tideline Outfitters - Tideline Outfitter's rugged apparel is located in Charleston, SC.  The inspiration for their style came from the oyster beds of the low country.  All their products are locally made. 


North Inlet - Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve - is located in Georgetown, SC; the 12,000 acres of the Reserve are part of the greater 16,000 acre Hobcaw Barony, a tract of protected land on the Waccamaw Neck.  Hobcaw Barony is is managed by the Belle W. Baruch Foundation, and consists of wetlands, former rice fields, upland hardwood and pine forests, and barrier islands, all of which provide excellent research and opportunities.  Through research, education, stewardship and training, the Reserve promotes healthy estuaries, watershed preservation, resilient coastal communities, and thriving ecosystems.


Pawleys Low Country Woodworks - Edward McClasserty has been building Adirondack furniture for over 2 years.  He lives in Pawleys Island, SC, and the name for his business came from the love of the island.  He offers a variety of Adirondack pieces and all of his furniture is built with Western Red Cedar.


Kay Morrow - Kay resides in Pawleys Island, SC and has been collecting antiques for 15 plus years.  She and her son are providing and awesome collection of antique decoys, prints, fishing lures and flies.  Her vintage hand carved duck decoys have been appraised by nationally known Guyette Auction company.  Framed and unframed Audubon prints and much more will be available.


Ben Onley - Black River Trading Company - Ben is from Pawleys Island, SC and has been involved in his business for over 10 years.  He specializes in making custom rods and also works on antique rods and reels.


 Joanne Rodgers - Pillow Lady - Joanne is known as the Pillow Lady and is from Andrews, SC.  She offers a wide array of camouflage beds, and pillows for your special pet.


Saint Frances Animal Center - is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization servingGeorgetown County.  The Center was created in 1938 by a small group of community members concerned about the plight of the area's soaring population of homeless dogs and cats.  Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for abandoned and mistreated dogs and cats until they can be placed in loving homes.  Raising awareness through public education, community outreach and a wellness clinic, we seek to promote respect for the lives of cats and dogs by breaking the cycle of abuse, neglect and pet overpopulation in our community.  Stop by and say hello to these furry friends- you might just meet a "forever" pet to offer a home!


Marshall C. Sasser - Birdfield Decoys - Marshall is a decoy carver from Conway, SC.  He features wooden waterfowl decoys and shore birds both decorative and working.


Sierra Club/Winyah Group and SODA - The South Carolina chapter of the Sierra Club was founded in 1978 and is the largest grassroots conservation organization in the state.  We believe that the survival of South Carolina's cultural heritage is intricately weaved into the land.  As a conservation group that is committed to the mission to "Explore, Enjoy and Protect" South Carolina, we work to protect our communities by advocating for our rivers, our land, clean air and showing people the beautiful places that make our state a great place to live.  Take time to explore work we're doing and how we're protecting South Carolina's ecological treasures - most recently the victory to prevent offshore drilling in coastal SC - KUDOS to SODA POP!


Jackie Smith - Blue Fuse Glassworks - Jackie is from Pawleys Island, SC.  Her specialty is handmade fused glass art, jewelry, and recycled glass.


South Carolina Department of Natural Resources - Mission is to serve as the principal advocate for and steward of South Carolina's natural resources, and our vision for SC is an enhanced quality of life for present and future generations through improved understanding, wise use, and safe enjoyment of healthy, diverse, sustainable and accessible natural resources.  SCDNR will have a host of educational opportunities to share at the the festival this year, including boating and fishing virtual simulators, target shooting and archery.


South Carolina Nature Based Tourism Association


South Meets the South - Colin and Dowanna Whitfield are from Myrtle Beach, SC.  Colin has been a wood craftsman for over 30 years.  They use only 100 year old heart pine for many of their items.  They enjoy making toys children can play and ride on, bird houses and art work on old recycled windows.


John E. Tanner - Turkey Calls - John and Elaine Tanner are woodworking and basket weaving artisans from the Indian Town Community of Williamsburg County.  Through his association with Ancient Cypress, LLC, John carves box turkey calls with ancient wood.  His wife Elaine will be bringing handmade themed quilted wall hangings as well as highly prized woven baskets made from wood and pine straw.


Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge - This refuge was established to protect and manage diverse habitats within coastal river ecosystems for the benefit of endangered and threatened species, freshwater and anadromous fish, migratory birds, and forest wildlife, including a wide array of plants and animals associated with bottomland hardwood habitats; and provide a variety of wildlife dependant recreational activities including hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, and environmental education.


Patricia Walters Metal Art - Lee and Patricia started their family owned business in 2012.  They make custom oyster tables, ornamental handrails, gates and other items from steel, aluminum, and metal using a powder coat.


Winn Tuck WaterfowlWinn Drew is from Columbia, SC and has been working with Winn Tuck Waterfowl for 8 years.  They offer cutting edge waterfowl hunting products along with everyday casual wear.  some of their products include double reed duck calls, lanyards, apparel for men and women, braided jewelry and much more.


 Wick in WaxLynn Mushock is from Pawleys Island, SC.  Her handmade soy candles are eco friendly and all natural soy.  They are scented with 100% natural essence oils and phthalate free fragrances.  She uses paper and cotton braided eco wicks that are lead and zinc free, creating a clean, environmentally friendly burn.


Thomas Williams - Cane and Wood Art - Thomas is from McClellanville, SC and most people know him as the cane man for which he is famous.  His wood making started out as a hobby over 30 years ago when he worked with the forestry service.  He mainly works with mahogany, red oak and ponderosa pine.  The marlin he has made for this show is over 6 feet long from poplar.


Winyah Rivers Foundation/Waccamaw Riverkeeper - Winyah Rivers Foundation and the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER Program are licensed by WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE.  Waterkeeper Alliance connects and supports local Waterkeeper programs to provide a voice for waterways and their communites worldwide, and are dedicated to preserving and protecting YOUR WATER from polluters.  Learn about ways these organizations are helping the beautiful rivers flowing into Winyah Bay and how YOU can too!


Witzel Art - John is a self taught artist from South Carolina, who uses acrylic on canvas to evoke thought and emotion through his dramatic art that takes colorful risks.  Witzel's art has been influenced by the eccentric life he has led, surviving both a ship sinking while working as a scuba diver in the Caribbean and the Georgetown Front Street Fire of 2013, where he lost his home, art business, and beloved dog in the flames.