Commission Agenda Item No. 2
Presenters:  Frances Stiles
Martin Wood

Proposed Stamp and Print Artwork Program for
Migratory Game Bird, Upland Game Bird, Nongame,
Saltwater Fish and Freshwater Fish Stamps
November 4, 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 set 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 2011 stamps consists of:

Print Year Artwork Subject Artist
2011 Migratory Game Bird White-fronted Geese Bob Hautman
2011 Upland Game Bird Bobwhite Quail Joe Hautman
2011 Nongame Skimmers Al Barnes
2011 Saltwater Redfish Randy McGovern
2011 Freshwater Fish Channel Catfish John Dearman

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."