Wednesday, Feb. 1 – Monday, Feb. 27 2017 in the Wapiti Gallery
This stunning exhibit features the original, Best of Show art from each state, territory and district in the United States. There are 52 artworks by students who won their state 2016 contest. Each 9×12 inch piece is a unique, detailed depiction of waterfowl and habitat. The Jr. Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art-and science-based curriculum created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. Artistic media represented in the exhibit includes oil paint, acrylic, colored pencil, watercolor, graphite, gouache, and pastel.
The winning piece from Wyoming was created by 15-year-old Bailey Shupp of Pinedale, WY; it’s a striking oil painting of a Harlequin Duck.