NJ Decoy Collectors Show Resumes After COVID Hiatus


Maria Scandale
March 16, 2022
By Maria Scandale

Decoys are in the air, party-intelligent. The New Jersey Decoy Collectors Association will present its 28th once-a-year decoy, art and searching collectibles demonstrate on March 26 at the Seaview Hotel and Golfing Club in Galloway Township.
“Our membership has been individual, lacking this function these past two pandemic several years, and we are setting up one of the greatest decoy and hunting collectible situations carried out over the very last 28 yrs,” NJDCA President Jaim Lloyd claimed.
Around 70 collectors and artisans will display aged, up to date and ornamental duck decoys in the Seaview’s grand corridor with doors opening at 9 a.m.
This exhibit is said to be a single of the most effective decoy reveals in the country and draws veteran exhibitors and collectors from the mid-Atlantic states. Previous duck decoys are usually explained as America’s best folk artwork, and New Jersey has extensive been synonymous with very well-identified decoy makers and carvers.
This year’s present will honor Bill Cordrey as the NJDCA Carver of the Yr. Cordrey is a lifestyle-prolonged resident of Large Bar Harbor and is retired from a occupation as a highly regarded Island builder. He has been making and gathering decoys for more than 50 yrs and is commonly acknowledged to be not only a wonderful decoy craftsman, but also an authority on Jersey and Chesapeake Bay decoys.
Cordrey will exhibit his decoys together with long-time decoy historian Bob Seabrook of Absecon, who will existing an artifacts screen as he has for several past exhibits. Seabrook’s exhibit will feature the vintage decoy makers from Brigantine to Cape Might.
Admission to the exhibit is $5 for adults, no cost for kids younger than 12. The resort will deliver meals and consume through the exhibit. The Seaview is found at 401 South New York Highway (Route 9).  —M.S.

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