The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition’s new SEWE Art Week is underway. The event runs October 2-6 and features an all-encompassing way to teach students, both across the country and internationally, the importance and beauty of wildlife and nature art.

For the past three decades, SEWE has been advancing its mission of promoting wildlife and nature conservation. In recent years SEWE has stepped outside of its weekend event and become more active in schools through two educational programs—Kids for Conservation and the South Carolina Junior Duck Stamp. SEWE Art Week is now the third educational program that furthers that end by linking artists with youth and educating the next generation of conservationists.

Participating 2018 SEWE Artists will engage with schools in their local communities and share the message of why the genre of wildlife art is so important. Seven artists are assisting, including:

  • Peter Blackwell – Kenya
  • Tim Donovan – Lovettsville, Virginia
  • Lita Gatlin – Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Patricia A. Griffin – East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jan Perkins – Athens, Georgia
  • Jen Starwalt – Hermosa Beach, California
  • Ken Wallin – Saint Simons, Georgia


“SEWE’s reach to the youth in the Lowcountry and South Carolina has become so impactful,” says SEWE Art Curator Natalie Henderson. “That impact was most apparent when we hosted the National Junior Duck Stamp program in April. It is a great honor to promote SEWE Art Week throughout the country by partnering with our talented artists. Their willingness to teach speaks volumes about their passion for their work.”

Follow along on social media for a full week dedicated to promoting wildlife and nature art to students across the country:,,

Now in its 36th year, SEWE continues to proudly present the finest in wildlife art, conservation, and the sporting lifestyle. The 36th annual SEWE will be held in multiple venues throughout downtown Charleston, South Carolina, February 16-18, 2018, with VIP events beginning on February 15. Tickets go on sale October 13.