The Ward Foundation is a cherished part of its local community on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and far beyond. The Foundation’s programs bring people of all ages together through the exploration of art, nature, and tradition.

2024 Ward World Championship

Save the Date:  April 26-28, 2024 Join us at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland for the 53rd Annual Ward World Championships. Watch our website for...


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Please help us keep the traditions of Wildfowl Art going by supporting the Ward Foundation, Inc.! From the Ward World Championships in Ocean City to the Chesapeake Challenge, to the...


The Ward Foundation: A Brief History

56 Years of Wildfowl Art & Tradition Established in 1968, the Ward Foundation has been dedicated to promoting wildfowl art and preserving the legacy of Eastern Shore decoy carvers, Lem and...



Carve a Ward Brothers' Bufflehead with the Smoker Brothers

April 23, 2024

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Half-Day Drawing Class with Josh Guge

April 25, 2024

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53rd Annual Ward World Championship

April 26, 2024

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Beginner Carving Class with Ross Smoker

April 27, 2024

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