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Cape Gazette ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY. APRIL 6 - MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 97 Trout stamp winner also announced The results are in. Delaware artist and Federat Duck Stamp winner Richard Clifton's paint- ing of a wigeon will become the 2013 Delaware Duck Stamp. A painting of brown trout by Illi- nois artist Abraham Hunter of Goreville, IlL, will become the 2013 Delaware Trout Stamp. The paintings won top honors in the Department of Natural Resurces and Environmental Control's Division of Fish and Wildlife's annual stamp art com- petition, held March 31 at the an- nual Ducks Unlimited Green- wings Event in Greenwood. This year's competition drew 35 en- tries for the 2013 Duck Stamp and 19 entries for the 2013 Trout Stamp. The 2013 Trout Stamp winner, Hunter, receives $250 and retains the rights to repro- duce and sell prints of the stamp. SUBMITTED PHOTO CAPE REGION A~U~qST Richard Clifton stands with his sixth Delaware Duck Stamp winning entry, The 2013 Duck Stamp winner, Clifton, who resides in the Mil- ford area near Prime Hook Na- tional Wildlife Refuge, will re- ceive a $2,500 prize and 150 artist's proofs of the limited-edi- tion print series of his first-place duck entry. An avid hunter and self-taught wildlife artist, Clifton works in acrylics with waterfowl as one of his favorite subjects. He has painted 36 winning duck stamps, including six Delaware Duck Stamps, the 1996 Aus- tralian Duck Stamp and the 2007- 08 Federal Duck Stamp. Other winners included: 2013 Duck Stamp: second place - Brian Blight of Bear Creek, Pa., wigeon; third place - Ron Kleiber of Erin, N.Y., bufflehead; honor- able mention: Broderick Craw- ford of Clayton, Ga., bufflehead; GUy Crittenden of Richmond, Va., pintail; and Jeffrey Klinefel- ter of Etna Green, Ind., blue- winged teal. 2013 Trout Stamp: second place: DonNe Hughes of Lexing- ton, S.C., brook trout; third place - Bart Gelesh of Oxford, Pa., rain- bow trout; honorable mention: Micah Hanson of Nodine, Minn., brown trout; Ron Strine of Eu- tawville, S.C., rainbow trout; and George Bradford of Georgetown, brown trout. Bradford won the 2012 Delaware Trout Stamp com- petition. The winning 2013 Delaware Duck Stamp will be available July 1, 2013, and the winning 2013 urday, April 25, at the Delaware Delaware Trout Stamp w!ll be Agricultural Museum and Vii- available Jan. 1, 2013. lage, 866 N. DuPont Highway, The Duck and Trout Stamp en- Dover, just south of Delaware tries are on display through Sat- Continued on page 98 Plein air Continued from page 96 cash and prizes. Judging by Fred Comegys and Clifford P. Diver will take place Friday, May 11, af- ter which all artwork and a win- ners' circle will be on display at the Children's Beach House. At 6 p.m., the doors 'open for a Pa- tron Preview Reception, where tickets will be available for $200. At 7 p.m. general tickets will be on sale for $100. The artwork will remain on dis- play for show and sale from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Saturday, May 12. Admission is free on Satur- day. Proceeds benefit Children's Beach House, Food Bank of Delaware and Rehoboth Art League, whose missions help children and families statewide. "I am proud of an effective col- laboration with Rehoboth Art League and the Food Bank of Delaware," said Rich Garrett, ex- ecutive director of Children's Beach House. "Plein Air Coastal Delaware celebrates our state, its talented artists, and the generous people who share their time, tal- ent and treasure in support of Check our website for daily specials Dinner 12-9 GRILLED HAM STEAK - glazed with a honey pineapple sauce S17.85. ROASTED LEG OF LAMB PRIME needy children." For a detailed look at Plein Air Coastal Delaware, including a calendar and locations, a sample of work by the finalists, and to purchase tickets for the event go to HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER ' Chef Free