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3/17/2011 - Excursion Magazine is
now running its short review on the book.
3/15/2011 - Monmouth
University Magazine is running a short review of
the book in its winter edition. David Giannetto is an
'90 undergraduate alumni of the university. Link:
2/25/2011 - Old Ways in New
Jersey will be airing the television show with
Vincent and David on local NJ channels throughout March.
Check local listings for time and date. It can be viewed
online by visiting the link below, then selecting "Old Ways in
New Jersey" on the right-hand menu and then selecting the
"decoy artist" episode. Personal note from David: "I
look so tired because I was traveling 24 hours straight before
the interview to make it home in time!" Link:
2/20/2011 - See behind the scenes photos of the Barnes & Noble
Center Valley book signing event in the facebook decoy artist album.
2/18/2011 - The Decoy Artist has been nominated for
the New Jersey Council for the Humanities 23rd Annual Book
Award (Book of the Year). Final decisions will be made
in the Fall of 2011. More information when we get it.
2/16/2011 - See behind the scenes photos of the EBTV
television interview in the facebook decoy artist album.
Excursion Magazine will run a review
on the book in its March/April edition.
2/11/2011 - The sequence of opening pages was changed to add a
description of the book page and an exhibit page. Click
the arrows under the main menu bar to cycle through them.
2/10/2011 - American History Magazine will publish a
review on the book in its April edition. Early
preview... "The Decoy Artist: America’s Last
by David F. Giannetto (Pelican). A lovely,
illustrated memoir of the author’s maverick father, packed
with historical and regional Delaware River lore.
" - Gene
Santoro, American History Magazine
1/20/2011 - On February 3, 2011 Vincent
and David will be taping a television interview for an
upcoming episode of
Old Ways in New
Jersey. Air times will be
posted when they become available.
Old Ways in New Jersey Web Page
1/19/2011 - On February 3, 2011 David
will be giving an invitation only lecture at Rutgers
University on American Folklife from 11:00am - 12:15pm on the
Douglas Campus, New Brunswick, NJ. Email
or call 908-797-9306 to arrange for an invitation.
David Giannetto has been featured as a "name to know" by
South Jersey Magazine in its latest edition. Article
available in the facebook folder. Special thanks to Jim
Turk and Victor Matos for finding the article.
Photographs and videos from recent hunting trips and book events
are now available in the 'Hunting' folder on Facebook.
The Decoy Artist crosses the 1,000 books sold in less than
photos from this weekends events can be found on Facebook.
the newest newsletter is now available. To view select the
link to the left.
there will be an in-store book signing event at the Center
Valley, PA, Barnes & Noble in January or February. Details
Chip Chats Magazine has an article on the book this
month including a quote from the text about Vincent learning to
whittle with his grandpop.
several new events have been added to the events schedule on the
main page. See there for details.
see the events page for information on the demonstration and
lecture that will occur at the NJ Folk Festival April 30, 2011.
This event conflicts with the Ward World Decoy Show which
Vincent and/or David will also appear. Details when it is
see the events page for information on the demonstration and
lecture that will occur at the Philly Independence Seaport
Museum on January 15, 2011.
BIG NEWS - MEDIA EVENT:
David Giannetto will be appearing on National Public Radio
Friday December 10th at 1:00pm on WVTF the Roanoke, Virginia
affiliate. More information and details to follow.
South Jersey Magazine will run information on the book
in an upcoming edition. More news to follow.
In-store book signing event. December 11, 2010.
Altantic Books, Route 72, Stafford, near LBI. See the
events page for more details as they become available.
What's Up Annapolis? will be running a review of
The Decoy Artist in an upcoming issue.
Interested in seeing who some of the characters in the book
really are? Check out the photos uploaded in the decoy
artist's photo album on facebook.
Hunting and Fishing Collectables Magazine will run a
review of the book in their January 2011 issue.
AmmoLand.com has reviewed the book and is now selling it via
208 Barnes & Noble stores along the east coast are now carrying
The Decoy Artist.
Pictures from the Ward Museum event will be uploaded to Facebook.
The Decoy Artist, decoys and select other carvings by
Vincent Giannetto, III are now for sale in Ward Museum in
the Beverly Bee article in now available.
Woodcarving Illustrated will have an article in it at some
point in the near future.
new pictures added on Facebook.
Picture of the book release event are being posted on Facebook.
Check The Decoy Artist photo album to view.
Newsletter 5 is now online. Select on the menu to the
The Beverly Bee will have an article by David about the
book and a more personal perspective on growing up the son of a
decoy carver in the October issue. Additional information
The Bee website:
October 2, 2010 1-4pm
Vince's Shop, 617 Delanco Road, Edgewater
Park, NJ 08010 - Ph: 609-877-6233
Open House for media & friends looking to pick-up or get their
No reservation necessary.
Installation of all hard assets in the exhibit complete.
See Facebook for pictures.
Installation of The Decoy artist Museum Exhibit begins tomorrow
at the Tuckerton Seaport.
Craig Burns, Curator of the Philadelphia Independence Museum
received the very first copy of The Decoy Artist
distributed in the US (I haven't even seen it yet). About
it he says: "I just received a copy
of your book – it is beautiful! I imagined a novel not this
fully illustrated beauty."
Craig and his staff were incredibly supportive of me while I
wrote the book. Go check out their museum on the banks of
the Delaware. The perfect way to spend an afternoon with
the family. As for me, I can't wait to see it! -
9/8/2010 - The
book has finally arrived from the printer and now available for
9/1/2010 - The
NJ Monthly Magazine article is now on news stands. Page
Woodcarving Illustrated will be running a 'how-to' article
written by Vincent and David in an upcoming issue, as well as
information on the book.
The Beverly Bee will run an article in October by David
Giannetto on what it was like growing up learning to carve from
The banners at the bottom of the home page are the working
designs for the new Tuckerton Seaport Exhibit opening September
New items continue to be added to the store. Should be
complete over the next week or so.
NJ Monthly Magazine will run the article in their
September issue to coincide with the book's release.
Thank-you to writer Thomas McDonough for doing the article.
Museum exhibit set-up will begin September 6, 2010. With
the formal opening September 25th.
7/2/2010 - BIG
NEWS. The Tuckerton Seaport and Museum will be running a 6
month exhibit on the book starting mid-September 2010, with the
official opening date being September 25th during the Ocean
Country Gunning and Decoy Show Sept 24-25. David Giannetto
will design the exhibit and serve as Guest Curator to the
museum. View the poster for more details on the exhibit.
More news to follow. The draft show poster is now
The book has left the USA to be printed overseas, and will
arrive in full print here September 15-17, 2010 for the first
6/1/2010 - The
Decoy Artist Store is now available. It will feature the
entire catalog of Vincent Giannetto, III decoys and hand-made
items, the book, decoys from the book, wildlife photography and
Newsletter 2 is now available. Click on the link to the
New Jersey Monthly Magazine will be featuring an
article on Vincent Giannetto III and David Giannetto in the
'people' section of their July issue.
The Pelican Publishing Fall 2010 catalogue, including The
Decoy Artist, is now available. View it:
The book has been received back from the publisher in typeset
copy. Next step is to get it back to them with any formal
and layout changes by this Friday. There might be one or
two additional typeset version, and then it will be complete...
the book with its first official edits by the book's official
Pelican Editor, Heather Green, have been received. They
mostly consist of grammar, spelling and minor wording changes
(those of you who know me will know that these have never been
my strength...). The revised manuscript is due back by
April 26th. Once received it will be typeset.
4/14/2010 - An
old article by a European writer that joined us for a hunt.
A lot of what became the central ideas and themes for this book
came out of writings like this.
4/13/2010 - An
article on Vincent Giannetto, III in the Philly area newspaper.
4/13/2010 - An
article on Vincent Giannetto, III being named Master Carver by
NJ Council for the Arts and taking David Giannetto as his formal
4/6/2010 - The
latest edition of The Beverly Bee, the newspaper servicing towns
along the Delaware River, has a short article and 2 photographs
relative to the book coming out in its latest edition.
Pick up a copy to read more!
OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED.... September 15, 2010 is
the official release date. The book is listed as 272
pages, with approximately 121 illustrations covering a period of
over 100 years and will carry a list price of $39.95. It
is listed in the following categories: Art/ Photography &
Architecture - Fine Arts & Graphic Arts - Art Reference/
Collecting (A). ISBN: 1589807685. ISBN-13:
All additional photos have been taken and will be sent off to
Pelican this week. Stay tuned, an update on the photo
contents will be update on the site next week.
Pelican has request approximately 50 more photos of decoys from
across the 5 decades of Vincent's career. These will be
taken over the next 3 weeks. Any collectors that wish to
have Giannetto decoys that they won included in the book please
send me an email.
The first Newsletter is now available. View via the link
to the left.
The standing in the VOTE FOR A COVER contest have been updated.
Go to the voting page to see which one is winning...
News from Pelican... The book will most likely be
available in print for the first time in August 2010.
The Decoy artist will be the first major release out of their
Fall 2010 catalogue and out in time for the 2010 waterfowl
The subtitle for the book will most likely be "America's Last
Hunter-Carver", but Pelican will make their final decision
likely within the next month or so.
2/10/2010 - To
see or purchase Rob Leslie's "Black Ducks & Pines" paste the
following link into your browser:
This painting will be featured in the book and is currently
available for purchase.
Vote for cover concept art via the link on the menu bar.
Rob Leslie has provided two paintings for the book. The
picture below is of two Vincent Giannetto, III decoys entitles
"Old and New". It features an older Black Duck decoy that
is central to the story in the book, and a new Black duck decoy
that won Best-of-show in approximately 2001. The other
painting is available for sale via his website. I will
link to it shortly.
CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
1/7/2010 - Rob
Leslie has completed a painting of two Vincent Giannetto, III
Black Ducks for the book. Haven't seen it yet, but it
should be as amazing as all his work is.
Happy New Year everyone. It has been a busy holiday
season. The book was submitted to Pelican on December
28th. The final count was over 65,000 words, 51 pictures
and 18 illustrations.
Thank-you to everyone at the Independence Seaport in
Philadelphia for their assistance and support today.
Manuscript first draft complete.
Thank-you to everyone at the Bayshore Discovery Project for
allowing me to review their photo achieves and use several
Thank-you to everyone at the Salem Historical Society for
allowing to review their photo archives and potentially use
Kate Fitzpatrick, the grand-daughter of the legendary Delaware
River Rat Tom Fitzpatrick who makes several appearances in the
book, has agreed to provide pictures in support of the book.
The Noise Museum, Oceanport, NJ - Has agreed to provide pictures
in support of the book.
The Bayshore Discovery Project, Bivalve, NJ - Has agreed to
provide pictures in support of the book.
The Delaware River Riverfront Association has agreed to provide
pictures in support of the book and has request an talk and book
signing event in 2010.
The Tuckerton Seaport is considering book signing events at 4
events next year in support of the book. May, June, August
The Tuckerton Seaport and Museum will be providing pictures in
support of the book and is considering running an exhibit during
2010 that will tie in with the book.