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Oregon DFW Art Contest Winners Announced

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:25
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SALEM, Ore.  "" target=
 Today the Oregon
Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the winners of its 2017
Habitat Conservation, Upland Game Bird, and Waterfowl Stamp art

Winners were chosen Nov. 5 at the ODFW art show and wine release
event at Duck Pond Cellars in Dundee.

Habitat Conservation Stamp Winner – Craig
Fairbert of Wisconsin with his painting of Ferruginous Hawk
Upland Game Bird Stamp Winner – Mickey Schilling
of Colorado with his painting of Ring-necked Pheasant
Waterfowl Stamp Winner – Richard Clifton of
Delaware with his painting of Gadwall
People’s Choice Award Winner – Pamela Kirwin of
Oregon with her painting of Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit

Fairbert, Schilling and Clifton will each receive a prize award
of $2,000.

Their paintings will be used to produce 2017 collector stamps
and other promotional items to benefit Oregon’s species and

ODFW art show visitors voted for their favorite artwork out of
67 entries on display. Oregon artists took the top three spots in
this year’s People’s Choice Award.

Portlander Pamela Kirwin was voted number one for her painting
of Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit. Deian Moore of Blodgett took second
with her painting of Westslope Cutthroat Trout, and Cove artist
Debra Otterstein was third with her painting of Great Gray Owl.

See photos of all entries:

The art show was held at "" target="_blank">Duck
Pond Cellars
in conjunction with the release of their
Conservation Cuvee – Lot 4.

This is the fourth year the winery has produced unique blends of
Pinot Noir that feature winning artwork from the Habitat
Conservation Stamp art contest.

Duck Pond then donates $5 from the sale of each bottle to
Oregon’s Conservation Program.

“The art show is one of our favorite
events,” said Andrea Hanson, Oregon Conservation Strategy
Coordinator. “It lets us showcase Oregon’s amazing fish and
wildlife, and gives us a chance to meet many new people who are
also interested in Oregon’s great outdoors. Duck Pond Cellars is a
wonderful conservation partner who helps us put on a great

Conservation Cuvee – Lot 4 features the 2016 Habitat
Conservation Stamp winning artwork of Pallid Bat by Timothy

This vintage, along with last years’ can be Duck
Pond Cellars, through its "" target=
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, and at select restaurants
and wine shops.

Habitat Conservation Stamp

The ""
target="_blank">Habitat Conservation Stamp
and art prints
feature "" target="_blank">species
identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy
as species in
need of help, such as Acorn Woodpeckers, Pygmy Rabbits, Northern
Red-legged Frogs, Coho Salmon and many others.

Revenue helps restore habitats essential to declining or at-risk
species. Collector stamps and art prints are available on the ODFW

Waterfowl Stamp

Sales of the ""
target="_blank">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 Scoter, Common Goldeneye,
Gadwall, or Northern Shoveler 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 Ring-necked

Sales of the ""
target="_blank">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 complimentary stamp for the validation they purchased
using the form found in the back of the Game Bird Hunting
Regulations or ""

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