Local Big Island artist wins contest for year’s game bird stamp art

  • The 2019-2020 game bird stamp, with art by Big Island artist Carol Tredway.

HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife would like to thank all the wildlife artists who submitted art entries for the 2019-20 Hawaii Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp Art Contest. A committee reviewed all submissions and two winners were chosen.

The winners are:

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Game Bird Stamp Winner: Carol Tredway

Tredway is an award-winning local artist on the Big Island. She exhibits her paintings in Glyph Art Gallery in Holualoa, which features many of Hawaii’s talented artists. Birds in their natural habitat is a favorite subject of hers, and she has painted many species both native and introduced. The ring neck pheasant is a popular gamebird from Asia that was brought to Hawaii in 1860 for hunting. Visually, the male bird has colorful plumage and varied patterns while the female has a subtle brown motif that aids her ability to blend into the brush. Their habitat is grassland from mountain to coastline. The painting depicts a pair that are traversing through the underbrush in a mountainous range where ohelo berries grow.

Conservation Stamp Winner: Jessica Orfe

Animals are a primary focus in Jessica’s artwork. “Mouflon Rouge,” painted in layers of unmixed colors, depicts an introduced species that has acclimated to the Rainbow State. This painting was on display at the Association of Hawaii Artists Aloha Show at Honolulu Hale from March 5-21, along with other beautiful pieces by local Hawaii artists.

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These two new stamps will be available for the new 2019-20 hunting season.

The conservation stamp is required on the Hawaii state hunting license, and the game bird hunting stamp is required for those intending to hunt game birds. Funds from the sales of these stamps go into the state wildlife revolving fund to support wildlife populations and habitat, and to manage hunting in the state of Hawaii. Both stamps will be available on July 1 to wildlife stamp collectors by calling 587-0166, or by visiting the Division of Forestry and Wildlife office located at 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 325 Honolulu, HI, 96813.

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