Denney wins statewide stamp contest againPublished 12:04pm Saturday, March 2, 2013
An Alexander City native’s artwork will soon be seen across Alabama.
John Denney’s painting of pintail ducks has been selected as the 2014-2015 waterfowl stamp art winner.
“It’s very flattering,” John said. “I felt very fortunate to win, especially with the other caliber of work that was there.”
John’s artwork will be featured on the 2014-2015 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp, which is required for all licensed waterfowl hunters in Alabama.
Three judges from fields of art, ornithology and wildlife conservation selected John’s artwork from a pool of statewide contestants.
John is no stranger to the annual art contest and neither is his brother, Jim.
The pair has each won two of the past seven contests, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF).
“You have to sit out for three years after you win,” John said. “I’ve won it twice and my brother’s won it twice. We’ve won four out of the last five we were eligible for.”
Jim said he was proud of his brother’s art.
“I’m proud we’ve done as well as we have,” Jim said. “I thought his entry this year was really good. We’ve both done art since we were kids.”