Florida Artist wins WGFD’s Conservation Stamp Contest; HM to Zach Even of Lander

Bill Adair’s watercolor depiction of the Colorado River cutthroat trout. Adair, an artist from Gulf Breeze, Florida, placed first in the 36th annual Conservation Stamp Art show earning a prize of $3,500. Image by WGFD

CThe 2020 Wyoming Game and Fish Department conservation stamp will feature Bill Adair’s watercolor depiction of the Colorado River cutthroat trout. Adair, an artist from Gulf Breeze, Florida, placed first in the 36th annual Conservation Stamp Art show earning a prize of $3,500. His work joins a permanent display of all previous stamp show winners at the Game and Fish Cheyenne headquarters.

“I entered the art show six times in the past, and winning a show like Wyoming’s is a great honor,” said Adair. 

Second place and $1,500 was awarded to Andrew Kneeland of Rock Springs, Wyoming; third place $750 went to Timothy Turenne, Richfield, Minnesota; and fourth place and $500 to Paul Twitchell, West Point, Utah.

Honorable mention winners include:

  • Mickey Schilling, Loveland, Colorado
  • Zach Even, Lander, Wyoming
  • Robert Mitchelle, Hornell, New York
  • Paul Fenwick, Hillsborough, New Jersey

The species for the 2021 stamp contest is the osprey. More details on the 2021 contest and images from this year’s show can be found at the Art Show website.