Pacific Salmon Foundation

Pacific Salmon Foundation

November 16, 2010 11:01 ET

Pacific Salmon Foundation: Artists Compete to Support Pacific Salmon Conservation; Canadian and U.S. Painters Vie to Have Their Work Grace Conservation Stamp

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2010) - The work of the 13 artists competing for the honour of being featured on the 2011/2012 Pacific Salmon Conservation Stamp will be displayed at a reception being held Wednesday, November 17. The winner of this prestigious competition will be announced at that time.

The Pacific Salmon Conservation Stamp is required to be affixed to Fisheries and Oceans Canada issued saltwater angling licenses in order to retain sport-caught Pacific salmon. Since 1989, a portion of funds raised from the purchase of the stamp has directly contributed $5.8 million toward the $8.5 million granted by the Pacific Salmon Foundation to more than 1,100 salmon conservation and restoration projects in B.C. and the Yukon.

The 13 original paintings range from realistic paintings of salmon in their natural environment to stylized works that draw in cultural elements associated with the iconic species.

The Pacific Salmon Foundation, which administers the annual art contest, will display the work of this year's 13 finalists at the reception being held at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. The winner will be announced by Randy Powell, president and CEO of Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, a leading corporate supporter of wild Pacific salmon conservation in British Columbia.

WHO: Thirteen artists will compete to have their artwork on the 2011/2012 Pacific Salmon Conservation Stamp
WHAT: Art Show and Announcement of Winner
WHEN: Wednesday, November 17, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Road

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