SEWE Featured Artist

Wildlife Artist Ryan Kirby

I'm honored to have been chosen as the the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition's 2023 Featured Artist.

Each February, tens of thousands of wildlife enthusiasts flock to the coastal city of Charleston, SC, for SEWE to celebrate wildlife and the great outdoors through fine art, live entertainment and special events. SEWE curates an annual collection of fine art from the nation's most talented wildlife painters and sculptors, selecting one individual to recognize as the Featured Artist.

As Featured Artist, I’ve been chosen to represent the rich culture of the show and create the focal point piece that embodies the spirit of SEWE. I’ve exhibited there for nine years now, and in that time I’ve seen some tremendously talented artists take the stage as Featured. Now that it’s my turn, I intend to work very hard and bring my best work to the 2023 show.

Read SEWE's official Featured Artist announcement

"The Departure" announced as the SEWE 2023 Feature Painting

Copyright Ryan Kirby The Departure Pheasant Painting

Each year, SEWE announces a featured painting to be auctioned off at Thursday night's VIP Gala at the Charleston Place Hotel. "The Departure" is my 48"x36" original oil on canvas painting for this year's event. Learn more about how this piece was created in my blog Facts of a Feature.

2023 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition | Feb. 17-19, 2023

This will be SEWE’s 41st annual event, taking place at multiple venues across downtown Charleston, February 17-19, 2023. Get your tickets here.

Coming to SEWE and looking for me and my work? Here is the list of events where you can find me throughout the weekend: 

Friday, Feb 17

Quick Draw – watch Ryan and other SEWE Artists complete a painting live in 1 hour and then immediately auctioned.

Charleston Place Hotel Ballroom

3pm

Free event with purchase of SEWE general admission

 

Art on Display at the front of the Charleston Place Hotel Ballroom

10am-6pm

Free event with purchase of SEWE general admission

 

Saturday, Feb 18

Art on Display at the front of the Charleston Place Hotel Ballroom

10am-6pm

Free event with purchase of SEWE general admission

 

SEWE Soiree

Live music, drinks and food at the Charleston Visitors Center

7pm-11pm

Ticketed Event

 

Sunday, Feb 19

Art on Display at the front of the Charleston Place Hotel Ballroom

10am-5pm

Free event with purchase of SEWE general admission

My 2023 SEWE Lineup

Here’s a selection of my work that will be available for purchase at the show. Interested in purchasing before the show? No problem. You can pre-pay through SEWE and we’ll have it on display and ready for you to pick up. We do ask that you leave it on display throughout the weekend for others to view and enjoy, but you’ll have first chance to buy before the show opens. Email madison@ryankirby.com to coordinate payment.

 

"Golden Hour" 36" x 24" Oil on Linen Painting by Ryan Kirby
"Golden Hour" (36"x 24" Oil on Linen) $7,800

 

Ryan Kirby Master of Ceremonies, 36x24, Oil on Linen
"Master of Ceremonies" (36"x 24"Oil on Linen) $7,800 SOLD

  

Ryan Kirby Smoke and Mirrors, 30x20, Oil on Linen

"Smoke and Mirrors" (30" x 20" Oil on Linen) $5,600

 

 Ryan Kirby Maker's Mark, 20x30, Oil on Linen

"Maker's Mark" (20"x 30" Oil on Linen) $5,400

 

Ryan Kirby Double Down, 24x18, Oil on Linen

"Double Down" (24" x 18" Oil on Linen) $3,850

 

Ryan Kirby Frigid Forager, 20x16, Oil on Linen

"Frigid Forager" (20" x 16" Oil on Linen) $2,850

 

Ryan Kirby Palmetto Pride, 20x16, Oil on Linen

"Palmetto Pride" (20" x 16" Oil on Linen) $2,850

  

Ryan Kirby Nightline, 30x10, Oil on Linen

"Nightline" (30" x 10" Oil on Linen) $2,700

 

Ryan Kirby Sunrise Swim, 20x10, Oil on linen

"Sunrise Swim" (30" x 10" Oil on Linen) $1,800

 

Ryan Kirby September Serenade, 16x12, Oil on Linen

"September Serenade" (16" x 12" Oil on Linen) $1,750

 

Ryan Kirby Bayou Buck, 16x12, Oil on Linen

"Bayou Buck" (16" x 12" Oil on Linen) $1,750

 

Ryan Kirby Pacific Blue, 14x11, Oil on Linen

"Pacific Blue" (14" x 11" Oil on Linen) $1,600

 

Ryan Kirby, King of the Atlantic, 14x11, Oil on Linen

"King of the Atlantic" (14" x 11" Oil on Linen) $1,600

 

Ryan Kirby Mississippi Maverick, 14x11, Oil on Linen

"Mississippi Maverick" (14" x 11" Oil on Linen) $1,600

 

Ryan Kirby Prairie Pintail, 14x11, Oil on Linen

"Prairie Pintail" (14" x 11" Oil on Linen) $1,600

 

Ryan Kirby Chocolate Sunrise, 11x14, Oil on Linen

"Chocolate Sunrise" (11" x 14" Oil on Linen) $1,600

 

Ryan Kirby Clear Water Brookie, 18x8, Oil on Linen 

"Clear Water Brookie" (18" x 8" Oil on Linen) $1,200 SOLD

 

Ryan Kirby High Country Rainbow, 18x8, Oil on Linen

"High Country Rainbow" (18" x 8" Oil on Linen) $1,200 SOLD

 

Ryan Kirby Backwater Brown, 18x8, Oil on Linen

"Backwater Brown" (18" x 8" Oil on Linen) $1,200 SOLD

 

Ryan Kirby Song of the South, 9x12, Oil on Linen

"Song of the South" (9" x 12" Oil on Linen) $1,200

 

Ryan Kirby Spring Fling, 9x12, Oil on Linen

"Spring Fling" (9" x 12" Oil on Linen) $1,200 SOLD

 

Ryan Kirby Posted, 9x12, Oil on Linen

"Posted" (9" x 12" Oil on Linen) $1,200

 

Ryan Kirby Red and Yellow, 9x12, Oil on Linen

"Red and Yellow" (9" x 12" Oil on Linen) $950