News and Events

2017 Summer Classes – Jamie Hand Class, July 22nd and 23rd

The Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild is thrilled to offer yet another carving instructional by master carver and living legend J.P. Hand. The exhibition is a two day long event, scheduled for Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd, 2017. The class will focus on making traditional,

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2017 Year at a Glance – Annual Guild Events

Here’s a list of Guild events for the year!  Summer classes/workshops have not yet been scheduled, so please check back for those dates.  If you are interested in attending Kids Carving and Painting, please call the Guild building the Thursday before to confirm that it will be

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2017 Camp Canvasback Scholarship

The Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, located in the heart of downeast Carteret County, one of America’s most storied and historic waterfowling areas, strives to perpetuate the art of decoy carving through various educational programs for adults and youths. To continue this mission, the Core Sound Decoy

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2017 Core Sound Decoy Festival Poster Contest

2017 Core Sound Decoy Festival Poster Contest   Get out your pencils and paintbrushes….it’s time for the 2017 Core Sound Decoy Festival poster contest!  This will be the 17th year for the contest, which is sponsored by the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild.  The Guild encourages artists to

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2016 Core Sound Decoy Festival LIVE AUCTION Catalog- UPDATED with Final Auction Prices!!

The 2016 Core Sound Decoy Festival Live Auction catalog is now available!!  Please take a look here: 2016 Live Auction Catalog   Final Auction Prices can be found below: 2016 Final Auction Prices  

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James Lewis

James Lewis

The 2017 Featured Carver is James Lewis of Harkers Island, NC, and the featured bird is a Barrow’s Goldeneye. It should come as no surprise that Harkers Island native James Lewis knew how to pilot a boa long before he learned how to drive a car.  After all, living off the waters

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Events, Updates or Corrections

If you know of any upcoming events that the Carver’s Guild will be involved send us an email so we can get it on the website. Also if you see any corrections that need to be made or any updates not currently posted let us know and

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