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// November 1st, 2012 // Comments Off // Uncategorized
It’s not too early to start planning for next year’s show
44th Annual Classic Wildlife Art Festival will be held on
July 12th and July 13th, 2014
at the Double Tree Hotel
For Artists wishing to participate in PFDA’s July 2014 show, please select the link below:
2014 PFDA Wildlife Fine Art Application Form
For carvers planning to compete in the 2014 Pacific Flyway Art Classic Show, please carefully review the Show Brochure and Registration Form as they both have changed from last year:
2013 Pacific Flyway Decoy Association Show Results
click here for the 2013 Open Show Results
click here for the 2013 Intermediate Show Results
click here for the 2013 Novice Show Results
PFDA was informed by IWCA that all future PFDA shows having any IWCA titled events must adhere 100 percent to IWCA rules beginning with the 2014 show. The present categories with an IWCA title are: Decorative Life size Floating, Decorative Life size Wildfowl Carvings, Decorative Miniature Wildfowl Carvings. While many of IWCA’s rules have been a topic of discussion in the carving world, the board felt that the mandatory membership in IWCA requirement was in conflict with our mission statement; A unanimous decision was made at the September 28, 2013 Board meeting to withdraw our membership from IWCA effective immediately.
The boards primary issue prompting our withdrawal from IWCA is based upon the IWCA rules that specify only IWCA members are eligible to enter and compete in any IWCA titled events. PFDA is an “inclusive” organization that encourages and allows any carver, member of any organization or not, to compete at our annual show. Secondly, our mission statement places emphasis on the education, preservation and enhancement of wildfowl carving. As a result, we promote the education of new carvers and encourage them to enter carvings at our annual show. This past year, PFDA taught 74 people their first carving lesson. None of our competition events require membership. However, we do encourage carvers to become a member. Consequently the Board made its decision to withdraw PFDA’s membership as an affiliate show of IWCA.
We are in the process of rewriting our rules to closely align with the World’s rules I will keep you posted as things progress. We wish IWCA continued success in the future.
The Pacific Flyway Decoy Association was established in 1971 by a handful of carvers who sought to promote and preserve the North American tradition of hand-carved, wood decoys. They created the Wildfowl Art Festival to serve this purpose.
Let me take this opportunity to invite you to join one of the most unique and interesting organizations in the country. Whether your interests lie in carving, painting, decoy collecting, duck hunting or bird watching, this group is for you! As a non-profit organization, your active participation is encouraged. The more you contribute, the more rewarding and enjoyable it will be for you and everyone involved.
I would like to welcome you, in advance, to the Pacific Flyway Decoy Association.
Jim Burcio, Publicity Chairman