Wildlife Art Festival Highlights
The California Open Wildlife Art Festival will feature over 150 artists and carvers from the United States, Canada and Japan, who will compete for awards and exhibit their work at Liberty Station—NTC Promenade, Corky McMillin Event Center, in San Diego CA. Ample free parking. Show hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited.
The event, the 43rd annual CALIFORNIA OPEN WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL, is sponsored by Pacific Southwest Wildlife Arts, Inc. PSWA is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to support and promote wildlife art, particularly the traditional hunting decoy, an original American art form. The show has gained a national reputation as one of the best decoy competitions and wildlife art shows in the country.
- World-class carving competition: Wildfowl, Fish and Birds
- Wildlife artists: exhibits and sales
- Open to the Public Art Auction
- Vendors of tools and supplies
- Antique decoys and appraisals
Featured Artist in 2016
Scott Streit, Photographer
Scott Streit has been photographing the birds of San Diego for the past twenty years. Scott’s photographs have been published in books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, and on the internet. Additionally, he has contributed images to such prestigious organizations as the Audubon Society of California, the National Wildlife Federation, the US Forest Service and Mission Trails Regional Park.
Liberty Station is located in Point Loma on the waterfront, just west of San Diego Airport. The area started out as a Navy Training Center, but was re-purposed when the Navy shut it down in the 90s.