Note: This item is more than four years old. Please take the publication date into consideration for any date references.
Texas Student Wins Top Honor at State-Fish Art Expo
ATHENS—Brady King of Livingston was named the winner of the Seth Thomas Spradlin Best of Show award at the 13th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Expo held at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center June 25.
King’s painting of a pair of Atlantic sailfish won out over 3,000 other entries because of an extra touch of realism, according to Karen Hollingsworth, manager of the State-Fish Art Contest for Wildlife Forever. “There was a tie between the top two contenders, and the thing that decided the winner was the fact that Brady’s painting showed rips in the fishes’ sails,” said Hollingsworth. “It was that attention to detail that made the difference.”
The sail, the large dorsal fin atop the fish’s back, can be damaged during fights between fish or by anglers’ hooks.
The Seth Thomas Spradlin Best of Show award is named after the winner of the 2008 Best of Show award and Art of Conservation Stamp award. Spradlin and his brother Neal lost their lives in a bush plane crash in Alaska in August 2010.
Spradlin’s parents and sisters attended the awards ceremony. “I want to thank all of you, especially you parents for encouraging your children to preserve God’s creation on canvas,” said his father. “We are humbled by this award,” his mother added.
Photos from the 2011 expo may be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Freshwater-Fisheries-Center/128462433868391.
The Texas division of the State-Fish Art Contest is headquartered at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. Deadline for the annual contest is March 31 each year. For more information on the contest, visit tpwd.texas.gov/fishart.
Publication — Permission is granted to publish, in whole or in part, any news releases on this page.
Print — A print-friendly version of the news release shows only the release with font sizes set to the browser default.
Plain Text — Plain text versions of TPWD news releases are provided for copying and pasting into editing software.
To copy text into an editing software:
- Click a Plain Text link to display the plain text page in your browser.
- Select all.
- Paste in a document in your editing program.
Permalink — This is a direct link to the news release, omitting the navigation context from the URI.
English/Spanish — News releases posted in both English and Spanish have one of these links.
If you have any suggestions for improving these pages, send an e-mail to email@example.com and mention Plain Text Pages.