Winners of the 2017 Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp Program are featured in an exhibition at Northwest College’s SinClair Gallery through Dec. 15.
The program is a part of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program, which is a national conservation education program and stamp design contest. This comprehensive educational program uses the principles of conservation and design to teach wetland habitat and waterfowl biology to children of all ages. Proceeds from stamp sales support conservation education and provide awards and scholarships for students, teachers and schools participating in the program.
The program is designed to give students an opportunity to artistically express their knowledge of wildlife’s diversity, interdependence and beauty. This year, the judges received 574 art entries from students throughout the state.
The piece awarded “Best of Show” is a colored pencil rendition of a king eider drake, titled “Taking Flight” by Hannah Saville, 15, of Powell.
Wyoming’s Junior Duck Stamp Program also awards the “Betty Nelson Artistic Promise Award” to a younger artist the judges feel displays exemplary artistic promise. This year’s Betty Nelson Artistic Promise Award was presented to Ryan Cox, 10, of Riverton, Wyoming, for a colored pencil depiction of a wood duck drake.
To learn more about Wyoming’s Junior Duck Stamp Program, visit https://www.fws.gov/refuge/seedskadee/wyjrduck/.
The SinClair Gallery is located in Northwest College’s Orendorff Building. It is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information about this exhibition, contact Denise Kelsay, art and galleries coordinator at NWC, at email@example.com or 307-754-6499.
For Northwest’s full calendar of events, visit http://nwc.edu/events/.