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2018 North Carolina Duck Stamp Features Pair of Canvasbacks

  • 8 March 2018
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2018 North Carolina Duck Stamp Features Pair of Canvasbacks
Garrett Jacobs' celebrated painting will be featured on the 2018 Duck Stamp.

WASHINGTON, N.C. (March 8, 2018) — A painting of a pair of canvasbacks by Florida-based artist Garrett Jacobs was selected as the 2018 North Carolina Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print. The acrylic painting, which was unveiled on Feb. 8 at the Wildlife Arts Festival in downtown Washington, will be used as the artwork on the 2018 N.C. Waterfowl Stamp and Print. Signed and numbered regular edition prints with mint stamps will be available July 1 from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s N.C. Wild Store for $148.

“If you look at the painting, you’ll notice that the colors of red, white and blue are present,” said Jacobs. “With the appearance of a mist of uncertainty looming in the background, my statement with this piece is that not only is America great, but our land, our people and our world of wildlife is still beautiful.”

Thirty-one wildlife artists from 18 states submitted entries in this year’s competition, which began in 2008 as a partnership between the Commission and the East Carolina Wildfowl Guild. Today, the competition is managed by the Washington Tourism Development Authority.

“Each year we hear from artists about the calibre of the North Carolina competition,” said Lynn Davis, the tourism director of the Washington Tourism Development Authority. “This year was no different. Notable and award-winning waterfowl artists from throughout the United States participated. The North Carolina competition has become the ‘who’s who’ in the duck stamp world.”

In addition to Jacobs’ painting, the other top entries selected by a panel of judges were unveiled at the festival:

2nd place – Broderick Crawford (Clayton, Ga.)

3rd place – John Brennan (Lutz, Fla.)

4th place – Jeffrey Klinefelter (Etna Green, Ind.)

5th place – Guy Crittenden, (Richmond, Va.)

Proceeds from sales of the print and stamp support the Wildlife Resources Commission’s Waterfowl Fund, which generates revenue for the conservation of waterfowl habitat in North Carolina. To view a gallery of this year’s entries, visit the Competition’s Flickr page.

Media Contact:

Ryan Kennemur
919-707-0186

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