Presenters: Frances Stiles

Commission Agenda Item No. 2
Proposed Stamp and Print Artwork Program for Migratory Game Bird, Upland Game Bird, Nongame, Saltwater Fish and Freshwater Fish Stamps
January 28, 2010

I. Executive Summary: This item provides the Committee/Commission the opportunity to review and approve the artwork utilized for the annual stamp and print program for Migratory Game Bird, Upland Game Bird, Nongame, Saltwater and Freshwater Fish programs.

II. Discussion: Under the terms of the state artwork design and marketing contract with Collectors Covey for the Departmental print program, the Commission approves the artwork for the design of five of the collector stamps each year. The artwork for the remaining Archery stamp is provided by the TPWD in-house artist. These six items are then used to compose the Collectors Edition stamp sets which are sold by TPWD. Collectors Covey also sells prints of the artwork in which the agency receives a royalty from each sale.

The artwork offered for Fiscal Year 2010 stamps consists of:

Print Year Artwork Subject Artist
2010 Migratory Game Bird Wigeon Peter Mathios
2010 Upland Game Bird Rio Grande Turkey Bruce Miller
2010 Nongame Cedar Waxwings Peter Mathios
2010 Saltwater Speckled Trout Ronnie Wells
2010 Freshwater Fish Largemouth Bass David Drinkard

The original artwork will be available for Commission review during the committee meeting and in electronic format for the public meeting. 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."