Living Legends

In 2021 the Ward Museum will honor wildfowl artists Larry Barth, Jett Brunet and Dan Burgette with the Ward Foundation 2020-2021 Living Legend Award virtual.  Information on the award ceremony will be announced soon.

The award ceremony and dinner for the 2020-2021 and 2022 Living Legends will be held on Friday during the 2022 Ward World Championships at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Hotel & Spa on 2100 Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City, MD.

Living Legend recognition dinner tickets will be available starting in January 2022. The price is $65 for Ward Museum members, $75 for non members. A limited number of seats are available. Give us a call to reserve your tickets, at 410-742-4988 ext. 120. The Grand Hotel will offering special rates for all Ward World Championship attendees. Call today to book your room, at 410-289-6191.

The Living Legend award recognizes individuals who have been long-time advocates for wildfowl art and the Ward Museum; who are generous in spirit and commitment to teaching others and passing on their knowledge, skills and talents; and who have created an impact on the field of wildfowl art and/or the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival.



The Ward Museum strives to lead the way for advancing the understanding of wildfowl art and the interrelationships of art, nature and culture. Through educational programs, exhibits and events, the museum builds upon the legacy of Lem and Steve Ward to bring young and old to a greater understanding of the human relationship to the natural world.

The Ward Foundation Living Legends fund is intended to allow donors to make restricted gifts for the continuation of the Living Legends awards.  Gifts of $150 or more will be published as contributors to the Living Legend Fund.  If you would like to contribute to this fund, select a Donation from the Online Store and choose “Living Legends” for your donation use.