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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Announces Art Contest Winners

November 18, 2013

Western Painted Turtle
Western Painted Turtles by Timothy Turenne. Click photo to enlarge.
Mountain Quail
Mountain Quail by Kip Richmond.
Click photo to enlarge.

SALEM, Ore.—ODFW announces the winners of the Habitat Conservation and Upland Game Bird stamp contests. Timothy Turenne of Richfield, Minnesota won the Habitat Conservation stamp contest with his painting of Western Painted Turtles. Kip Richmond of Clayton, North Carolina won the Upland Game bird contest with his painting of Mountain Quail. The winners were chosen at an event at Duck Pond Cellars in Dundee, Oregon on Nov. 16.

“We were delighted to host the art contest and welcome the public to view the art,” said Greg Fries, President of Duck Pond Cellars. “This opportunity to partner with ODFW was a chance to build upon our commitment to conservation, which includes a history of wetlands restoration at our family's vineyard."

Each winning artist will receive $3000 and the paintings will be used to produce 2014 collector stamps and other promotional items to benefit Oregon’s species and habitats.

A People’s Choice award was also selected during the public art viewing. Timothy Turenne of Richfield, Minnesotaand Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Indiana were winners in that category. Photographs of all entries are posted in the Habitat Conservation Stamp and the Upland Game Bird sections of ODFW’s website.

The contests were judged by a panel comprised of: Laura Anderson, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commissioner; Michael Pope, Greenbelt Land Trust, Executive Director; Brad Bales, Pacific Coast Joint Venture, U.S. Coordinator; Lori Hennings, Metro, Senior Natural Resource Scientist; and Shannon Cheesman, KATU, Multimedia Journalist.

Habitat Conservation Stamp

Habitat Conservation stamps and art prints feature fish and wildlife species identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy as species in need of help—Western Meadowlarks, Oregon Spotted Frogs, Northwestern Pond Turtles, Pygmy Rabbits, Gray Whales and many more. Revenue is used for restoration of habitats vital to our declining species, including wetlands, grasslands, oak woodlands and ponderosa pine forests. The stamp is available for purchase at ODFW license sales agents, at ODFW offices that sell licenses, and online. The 2013 stamp is available for sale now. Order forms for art prints are available online.

Game Bird Stamps

For more than 20 years, the sale of Oregon migratory waterfowl and upland game bird stamps and artwork have fueled game bird research, habitat improvement and conservation projects. The sale of migratory stamps benefit wetland dependent species, while upland stamp funds benefit species such as Greater Sage-Grouse which rely on sagebrush habitats for their existence. All revenue is dedicated to maintaining healthy wildlife and habitat. The current stamp is available for sale now.Order forms are available online.

More Information

Duck Pond Cellars, http://www.duckpondcellars.com/conservation
ODFW, www.dfw.state.or.us

   

Contacts:

Meg Kenagy, ODFW Conservation Communications Coordinator,(503) 947-6021

 
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