Monday, February 20, 2012


Last Friday I was able to start my weekend a little early and jumped down to Charleston to spend the day at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.  I have wanted to attend this event for several years now and it was good to finally see what it's all about.

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is a yearly event which features over 500 wildlife artists, photographers, and exhibitors and weekend attendance usually top 40,000 visitors.  SEWE is spread out across downtown Charleston and with temps pushing 70 degrees it couldn't have been a nicer day to walk from hotel to hotel to view artwork and photography.  Nearby Marion Square Park was set up with food trucks and outside activities for families and outdoor exhibitors. 

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I was interested to see the artwork that Paul Puckett had on display and also to put a handshake to artist Mike Savlen and his wife who recently moved to the Charleston area.  Paul had a mix of trout and redfish pieces up and I especially liked a small oil original of a redfish tail up in the marsh grass.  Mike's paintings were a mix of vivid colors of both trout and saltwater fish.  It's neat to have watched his style change over the last several years.

The highlight of the day for me was having Paul Puckett hand me the original cutthroat and redfish images that are on this year's T.F.M. apparel pieces.  Both of these art pieces will be off to the framer soon.

SEWE was excellent and next year I expect that our whole family will attend since it is a very good excuse to make the short trip down to Charleston for the day.

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