Presenter: Frances Stiles

Commission Agenda Item No. 3
Proposed Print Artwork Program
November 2004

I. Executive Summary: This item provides the Commission the opportunity to review and approve the artwork utilized for the annual stamp and print program for Waterfowl, Saltwater, Turkey, Nongame, and Freshwater Fish programs.

II. Discussion: Under the terms of the state artwork design and marketing contract with Collectors Covey for Departmental print programs; the Commission approves the artwork for the design of five of the collector stamps each year. The TPWD in-house artist provides the artwork for the remaining two collector series stamps.

The artwork offered for fiscal year 2006 stamps consists of:

Print Year Artwork Subject Artist
2005 Waterfowl Mallard Herb Booth
2005 Nongame Longed Billed Curlew D. J. Cleland-Hura
2005 Turkey Rio Grande Turkey* Scott & Stuart Gentling
2005 Saltwater Tarpon Al Barnes
2005 Freshwater Fish Crappie John Dearman

The original artwork will be available for review during the Commission. *The artwork for the Turkey print is not expected to be completed by the time of the Commission meeting, however a pencil rendering will be available along with last year's waterfowl print produced by these artists. If the Commission finds the artwork satisfactory, the motion shown below is proposed for Commission consideration.

III. Recommendation: The staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approves the use of the above listed artwork for the print and stamp designs. The Executive Director is authorized to take the necessary steps to provide these stamps for sale to the public."

Attachment - 1
1. - Exhibit A - Fiscal Note