Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Exhibit Opening - Delmarva Discovery Center

Delmarva Discovery Center

Makuchal Brothers Exhibit
Makuchal Brothers Exhibit Opening
Thursday Evening
November 17th
5 PM - 7 PM
Join us in welcoming the Makuchal Brothers' regionally & nationally awarded works. See some of their work, meet the artists and learn the history behind their awarded works.
Paul & Wally's works will be on display in the changing exhibits room throughout the remainder of November and all of  December.
Wally Makuchal, Jr.
Wally Makuchal, Jr. is an Eastern Shore of Maryland native who loves to enter regional and national duck stamp competitions. Painting since early childhood, Wally has spent countless hours of birdwatching on the water and in the fields and woods to get a clear view of his favorite subjects - waterfowl. Wally is the owner of Makuchal's Signs in Girdletree, MD. Much of his artwork is posted and for sale on MakuchalSigns.com
Paul Makuchal
Since the age of five, Paul Makuchal has always drawn the wildlife he sees around him. Coming from a family of artists such as his late father, Wally Makuchal, Sr., who was a very popular commercial artist on Maryland and Virginia's Eastern Shore and his brother, Wally Jr., also a well known artist, you could say talent runs in his blood. Primarily a self taught artist, his attention to color, contrast, and detail have allowed him to gain local, regional, and national recgonition. He started gaining attention for his work when he placed third in the 1994 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest, when his work represented Maryland in the nationwide contest. Some other awards from his acrylic paintings include being Maryland Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Artist of the Year. He is also a two time winner of the Maryland Duck Stamp Contest in 1998 and 2006. He still holds the honor of being the youngest artist to win the award at the age of just 21. He has also won the 2000 Oklahoma Duck Stamp Contest, placed second in the Delaware contest, and numerous top 5's in other states nationwide. His artwork has been featured on TV, videos, DU magazine, and the Indiana Outdoors calendar. He has exhibited his artwork at such venues as the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art and the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland. When not painting, he spends his time hunting, fishing, gathering reference for paintings or just enjoying the outdoors. He is an active member of Ducks Unlimited and donates time and artwork to many conservation organizations. Paul currently resides in Pocomoke City, Maryland where he has his studio.

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