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ODFW art contest winners announced

Pallid Bat
Pallid Bat
by Timothy Turenne
California Quail
California Quail
by Kip Richmond
Common Merganser
Common Merganser
by Robert B Andrea
Ringtail
Ringtail
by Mickey Schilling
People's Choice Award Winner

Friday, November 13, 2015

SALEM, Ore - ODFW today announced winners of its 2016 Habitat Conservation, Upland Game Bird, and Waterfowl Stamp art contests. Winners were chosen last weekend at the ODFW art show and wine release event at Duck Pond Cellars in Dundee.

  • Habitat Conservation Stamp Winner – Timothy Turenne of Minnesota with his painting of Pallid bat.
  • Upland Game Bird Stamp Winner – Kip Richmond of North Carolina with his painting of California quail.
  • Waterfowl Stamp Winner – Robert Andrea of Wisconsin with his painting of Common Merganser
  • People’s Choice Award Winner – Mickey Schilling of Colorado with his painting of Ringtail.

Turenne, Richmond and Robert will each receive a prize award of $2,000. The paintings will be used to produce 2016 collector stamps and other promotional items to benefit Oregon’s species and habitats.

Event visitors voted for their favorite artwork out of 56 entries on display as part of the People’s Choice Award. Mickey Schilling’s painting of Ringtail took first while Sara Stack’s Black Brant painting came in second. Timothy Turenne’s Pallid Bat and C.W. Arterbery’s Western Gray Squirrel tied for third.

November 7 was the third art contest held at Duck Pond Cellars in conjunction with the release of their Conservation Cuvee – Lot 3. The winery partners with ODFW’s Conservation Program by crafting unique blends of Pinot Noir that feature winning artwork from the Habitat Conservation Stamp contest and donating $5 from the sale of each bottle to the Conservation Program.

“We greatly appreciate the partnership with Duck Pond Cellars and their support of the ODFW Conservation Program,” said Andrea Hanson, Oregon Conservation Strategy Coordinator. “Everyone had fun this year enjoying the wonderful art, jazz, and wine at the art show.”

Conservation Cuvee – Lot 3 features the 2015 Habitat Conservation Stamp winning artwork Tufted Puffins by Don Meinders. Conservation Cuvee – Lot 2 showcased Western Painted Turtles by Timothy Turenne who won the 2014 contest. Both vintages can be purchased.at Duck Pond Cellars, through its Conservation Cuvee website, and at select restaurants and wine shops.

Habitat Conservation Stamp

The Habitat Conservation Stamp and art prints feature wildlife identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy as species in need of help, such as Pygmy Rabbits, Northern Red-legged Frog, Gray Whale and many others. Revenue helps restore habitats essential to declining or at-risk species. Collector stamps and art prints are available on the ODFW website.

Migratory Waterfowl Stamp

Sales of the Waterfowl Stamp fund waterfowl management projects including population surveys, banding, and wetland management and enhancement. Artwork featured on previous stamps included geese, ducks and waterfowl hunting dogs. Artists this year could feature Black Brant, Common Merganser, Greater Scaup or Dusky Canada Goose in their natural habitat.

Upland Game Bird Stamp

Oregon’s upland game bird stamp art contest first began in 1990 and each year features one of 10 upland game bird species found in Oregon. This year, artists were asked to feature California quail. Sales of the Upland Game Bird Stamp fund game bird research, surveys, habitat improvement and conservation projects.

Hunters who purchased a waterfowl and/or upland validation can request a complementary stamp for the validation they purchased using the form found in the back of the Game Bird Hunting Regulations or online.

See photos of all entries:

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Contact:

Andrea Hanson, 503-947-6320
Meghan Dugan, 541-440-3353

 
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