The Game and Fish has received 58 paintings this year from artists in 21 states competing for the $3,500 first place prize money and the right to have their work reproduced on the 2016 conservation stamp. All paintings will be on display at the reception. A conservation stamp is required for most licensed hunters and anglers. Approximately 100,000 conservation stamps are printed each year.
Judging will take place on the afternoon of April 10. Following the judging, a reception will be provided by Wyoming Wildlife – The Foundation, Manitou Galleries, Girls Gone Gourmet Catering LLC and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The reception and exhibit will be open to the public beginning at 5 p.m. with winners announced at 6 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
All paintings will remain on display at Game and Fish Headquarters through May 15.