CHEYENNE - May 11 is the last day that artwork from the 29th annual Conservation Stamp Art competition can be seen by the public. After that date the show will be taken down and paintings returned to the artists.
Artwork featuring the greater short-horned lizard (horned toad) is represented in 59 paintings from artists in 18 states and can be seen at WGFD headquarters in Cheyenne. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This year’s competition won by Virginia Beach, Va., artist Karla Mann earned her the $3,500 cash prize and the right to have her work reprinted on the 2013 Wyoming conservation stamp. Other artists placing in the competitionwere: 2nd- Clark Ostergaard, Taylorsville, Utah, $1,500; 3rd – Linda Eppinger Johnson, Riverton, Wyo., $750. Honorable mentions went to Kip Richmond, Apex N.C.; Paul Twitchell, West Point, Utah; Joy Keown, Laramie, Wyo.; Rebecca LaCourse, Hollis Center, Maine; and Bill Scheidt, Boerne, Texas.
All but the first place paintings are available for purchase. The top eight paintings can be seen on the Game and Fish website. The subject for next year’s competition is the ruffed grouse.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)