Sporting Art Fair 2022
Leland Little is delighted to host the first ever Sporting Art Fair (SAF) on Saturday, February 26th. Although hosted on the grounds and within the galleries of Leland Little, this is a community event brought forth by a group of partners who are personally and professionally invested in the world of sporting art. The Sporting Art Fair is for everyone.
Please join us from 9:00am to 4:00pm for a day full of demonstrations, exhibitions, a tailgate market, good food, and good fun. Highlights include a lecture and exhibition by Kroghie Andresen, storytelling and book signings by Bob Timberlake, an exhibition on the work of, and led by, the esteemed decoy carver, Cameron McIntyre, as well as an exhibition on the highly sought-after decoys of James Best. Enjoy previews with Sporting Art Director, Robbie Smith, of select lots from the upcoming Winter Decoy & Sporting Art Auction, which will occur on Thursday, March 3rd at 12:00pm EST. This day will culminate with a live auction for the Benefit of Ducks Unlimited.

Kroghie Andresen
Itinerary
9:00 - 10:30 - Cars & Coffee with Mark Terry, Leland Little Director of Estate & Collector Vehicles
11:00 - Lecture by Kroghie Andresen, Author & Decoy Specialist
12:00 - Lunch Catered by Southern Harvest
1:00 - Fly Rod Demonstration
1:00 - 2:30 - Fresh Oysters Provided by Pleasure House Oysters
1:00 - 2:30 - Whisky Tasting Served by Broad Branch Distillery
3:00 - Ducks Unlimited Auction

All Day Happenings

- Tailgate Market: Decoy & Sporting Art Trading

- Collector Vehicles on Display

- Curated North Carolina Shorebirds Decoy Exhibit

- Bob Timberlake's Display of Books & Sporting Art

- Featured Carvers Exhibit: Cameron McIntyre & James Best



Bob Timberlake
- Live Carving of Decoys by the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild

- Michael Briggs Display of NC Long Rifles & Books

- Maverick Gunworks Display of Gunsmith Services

- Clayton Pennell Display of Original Sporting Artwork

- Antique Spirits on Display with Leland Little Director of Fine Wine & Whisky, Mark Solomon

- Red Oak Brewery Served Throughout the Day.

Snapshot from the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild Workshop
Lots Offered for the Benefit of Ducks Unlimited

Lot 1: Augment your collection with a vintage decoy from a respected private collection. This lot is being offered for the benefit of Ducks Unlimited.

Lot 2: The Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild is dedicated to the preservation of the waterfowl carving heritage that runs deep through the history of the Core Sound area in NC. Bid on a one-of-a-kind, hand-carved decoy by artisans of the Guild. This decoy is being offered for the benefit of Ducks Unlimited.
Lot 3: The Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild is dedicated to the preservation of the waterfowl carving heritage that runs deep through the history of the Core Sound area in NC. Bid on a one-of-a-kind, hand-carved decoy by artisans of the Guild. This decoy is being offered for the benefit of the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild.

Lot 4:  Enjoy a morning outdoors, hunting for quail and pheasant, with Leland Little Sporting Art Director, Robbie Smith. Experience the scenic Hunting Preserve at DeWitt’s in Ellerbe, NC, while hunting for game with antique Parker shotguns. This lot is being offered for the benefit of Ducks Unlimited.

Lot 5:  Experience a week-long custom sportsman’s adventure in breathtakingly beautiful Argentina. Offered by SET Fly Fishing, this excursion will encompass the highest standard of service and attention to detail, while providing the best lodging and adventures in Argentina. Choose your own adventure – fly fishing in northern Patagonia or duck hunting in the northern portion of Argentina. This is an experience not to be missed. This lot is being offered for the benefit of Ducks Unlimited.

SAF Partners