For enthusiasts of such craft, it’s the real deal — particularly if you find the guys from Duck Dynasty either too dag-nasty, or simply a bunch of quacks.
When the New Jersey Waterfowl Carvers Association hosts its annual Two Rivers Exhibition of Sporting Collectible Art in Rumson on Saturday, it will once again represent the finest one-stop collection of hand-carved decoys, shorebirds and related wildlife art created by some of the region’s best sculptors – including John Hanson, Dennis Jenny, Keith Salkeld, David Thibault, Rob Wilson – all of it on display and on sale.
Best of all, you needn’t get up before dawn and spend the morning shivering in some lonely duck blind to spot these birds. Simply make it over to Forrestdale School at 60 Forrest Avenue between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.
It’s there that you’ll find a range of exhibits, demos, appraisals and more, all designed to “celebrate the past, present and future of area traditions rich in history and art,” and with proceeds dedicated to the Monmouth County chapter of the nonprofit Ducks Unlimited.
Kids are welcome at the event too, with children’s activities scheduled throughout the day, and snacks/ refreshments available for purchase. It’s $10 to get in (free for kids under 12), and additional info can be had by calling (732) 349-8046.