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AGFC and Historic Cane Hill searching for artists to draw perfect picture of conservation

BY Randy Zellers

ON 11-03-2023

2023 quail stamp Chris Goins

CANEHILL – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation and Historic Cane Hill have issued a nationwide call to artists to be featured on the 2024 Arkansas Northern Bobwhite Conservation Stamp and Eastern Wild Turkey Conservation Stamp.

Since their inception, these voluntary stamps have helped raise more than $2 million worth of habitat work for quail and turkeys through 44 projects, all on public land in Arkansas.  

The competition is open to all United States residents 18 years of age or older. Artists can find the full prospectus, entry guidelines, and a link to submit their work by Feb. 4, 2024, at https://historiccanehillar.org/quail-turkey/.

A panel will judge the quality of each piece in addition to its accuracy in depicting either the northern bobwhite or eastern wild turkey in their traditional Arkansas habitats.

A public exhibition will be held March 16, 2024, at the Historic Cane Hill Gallery to announce the winners. The exhibition will host work from competition winners and all accepted artwork from each category. In addition to their artwork being featured on each stamp, winners also will earn a cash prize of $2,500 each. Second-place winners each will receive $500, and third-place winners will earn $250.

The exhibition will be on display in the Gallery for public viewing March 16-April 22. Weekly operating hours are Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Visit www.agfc.com to learn more about the habitat work being funded by these voluntary stamps and how to purchase one. 

For more information on this event and to keep up with this partnership in the future, visit www.historiccanehillar.org.


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