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Nine-year-old Kelly Girl Wins National Museum of Wildlife Art Award May 2, 2014  |  Categories: Awards

Jackson Hole third-grader honored for her Federal Jr. Duck Stamp Contest entry

Victoria Clancy and her winning Federal Jr. Duck Stamp entry, “Majestic Mallard”.

 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – May 1, 2014 – Victoria Clancy, a 9-year-old who attends third grade at Kelly Elementary School is the winner of this year’s Betty Nelson Artistic Promise Award from the National Museum of Wildlife Art, announced Jane Lavino, Sugden Family Curator of Education & Exhibits for the museum. Clancy won the award, which is given annually to a Wyoming student entrant in the Federal Jr. Duck Stamp Contest from grades K-3 whom judges feel exhibits exemplary artistic promise, for her oil pastel titled “Majestic Mallard.” Clancy will be presented with the award at the museum’s Celebration of Young Artists event tonight, May 1, 2014.

Clancy’s art will be on exhibit at the National Museum of Wildlife Art this summer, June 19 – July 22, 2014, along with the other Wyoming Winners of the Federal Jr. Duck Stamp Contest. These winning works of art were selected from over 570 entries by children throughout Wyoming. The Federal Jr. Duck Stamp Contest is a  national art competition for students grades K-12 developed in 1990 to teach the importance of wetland conservation and to increase awareness of U.S. natural resources.

The Junior Duck Stamp is available for $5 from the U.S. Postal Service, Amplex Corporation and from many National Wildlife Refuges.  Proceeds from the sale of the stamps support conservation education and provide awards and scholarships for participating students, teachers and schools.

A member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Museums West consortium and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the museum, officially designated the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States by an act of Congress in 2008, provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe. A complete schedule of exhibitions and events is available online at www.wildlifeart.org. The museum is also active on Facebook and on Twitter at @WildlifeArtJH.

Media Contacts: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, 307.734.5335, darla@wordenpr.com.