Winning art selected for 2010 California duck stamp
The winning design for California’s 2010 duck stamp was selected at a judging event Wednesday at the California Energy Commission building in Sacramento.
Timothy Taylor of Mine Hill, N.J., won for his painting of a pair of redheads, the species for this year's competition and stamp, swimming against a backdrop of tules. This was Taylor's first duck stamp contest win.
The image, selected from the 15 designs submitted by artists nationwide, will adorn the 2010-11 stamp required on licenses of California waterfowl hunters.
The stamps will go on sale in August, with proceeds going to waterfowl-related conservation projects. Since its inception in 1971, the California duck stamp program has raised more than $22 million. It is the first, and oldest, state duck stamp program in the country.
The Department of Fish and Game sells about 70,000 duck stamps annually, which includes sales to collectors who value them for their artistic depiction of native ducks and geese. In addition to the stamps, Fish and Game typically issues signed, limited-edition prints also valued by art collectors.The original art will be on display, along with the second, third and honorable mention pieces, at the Pacific Flyway Decoy Assn. annual Wildfowl Art Festival July 10 and 11 in Sacramento.
The entire library of California duck stamps can be viewed on the DFG website.
-- Kelly Burgess
Photo: The winning artwork for the 2010 California waterfowl hunting stamp. Credit: Department of Fish and Game
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