A Wyoming outdoor artist painting of a black bear was judged best in show at Wyoming's 28th annual Wyoming Conservation Stamp Art Competition. Renee Piskorski was awarded $3,500 for the winning entry.
Piskorski's painting was selected by a panel of judges out of 79 entries from 23 states and Mexico. Thirty- six Wyoming artists entered the competition this year.
Each year Wyoming Game and Fish selects one species to be the subject of the competition and eventually appear on more than 100,000 conservation stamps.
The artists is now a two-time winner. Her bluebird painting was judged best in show in the 2003 Conservation Stamp Competition.
The subject for next year's competition will be the Wyoming state reptile, the short-horned lizard, commonly referred to as the horned toad.
source: Wyoming Game and Fish