Host the Federal Duck Stamp or Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibit

Do you want to showcase some of the nation’s premier artwork? Would you like to celebrate art, conservation, and the outdoors?  Are you looking for a centerpiece or side exhibit for your special event, museum, art gallery, or exhibition? Each year the top placing artwork from the Federal Duck Stamp and Junior Duck Stamp contests travel the country to promote wildlife art and conservation.

Waterfowl hunters, bird watchers, artists, stamp collectors and other conservation minded people purchase Duck Stamps and Junior Duck Stamps and have an interest in seeing the original artwork from which the winners are chosen, and the stamps created. If you are interested in seeing where the art is currently displayed, we provide a calendar of events where the artwork is scheduled to be.

The Federal Duck Stamp Art Exhibit consists of the top 10-20 entries with Velcro attachments which can be displayed on a carpeted wall. Two sizes of carpeted walls can be provided, a 4’Hx6’W tabletop display or a stand-alone 8’Hx8’Wx4’D display. The “tour year” for this exhibit begins in mid-November after the September Federal Duck Stamp Contest and travels the country through October of the following year.

The Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibit consists of 53 Best of Show State entries from across the nation. These are also fitted with Velcro attachments and are displayed on a 8’Hx8’Wx4’D stand-alone carpeted wall. The tour year for the Junior artwork begins in mid-April following the national Contest and tours through the following April.

Who Needs It?

Whether you wish to view the artwork or are interested in displaying it, please check the location and availability of the exhibits. The calendar provides information on where each exhibit can currently be seen by the public. There is no special fee to see the exhibits although the venue may charge an entry fee for all visitors and hours may be restricted by the host venue.

If you can provide a secure exhibit area and your venue will help promote national wildlife refuges, conservation, stamps, waterfowl, wildlife artwork, or a related theme you may apply to display the exhibits. We will work with you to make exhibits available for your preferred time period and location.

To view the exhibit:

  • Check to see where the artwork is scheduled to be
  • Contact the host venue to see their open hours and other information

To host the exhibit:

  • Read the requirements for a hosting venue and qualifying event
  • Fill out the application – we cannot guarantee requested dates however, we will work with you and other exhibitors to arrange mutually suitable dates
  • Once your application is approved, the exhibits are shipped to you by FedEx in a locked crate, in time to arrive at your location on our agreed upon dates
  • Set up the display – please notify us IMMEDIATELY of any issues
  • Invite others to view the exhibits
  • By the agreed upon date, pack the display(s) in the same crates that were provided
  • Ship to the indicated location on time using a carrier that provides tracking
  • Share with your friends and family that you support wildlife habitat conservation
  • Visit a National Wildlife Refuge in your area and see your Duck Stamp Dollars at work<

Get Started

To host the exhibit:

  • Read the requirements for a hosting venue and qualifying event
  • Fill out the application – we cannot guarantee requested dates however, we will work with you and other exhibitors to arrange mutually suitable dates
  • Once your application is approved, the exhibits are shipped to you by FedEx in a locked crate, in time to arrive at your location on our agreed upon dates
  • Set up the display – please notify us IMMEDIATELY of any issues
  • Invite others to view the exhibits
  • By the agreed upon date, pack the display(s) in the same crates that were provided
  • Ship to the indicated location on time using a carrier that provides tracking
  • Share with your friends and family that you support wildlife habitat conservation
  • Visit a National Wildlife Refuge in your area and see your Duck Stamp Dollars at work

Contact

Duck Stamp Program Manager

Jennifer Chin
Duck Stamp Program Assistant
Migratory Bird Program

Additional Roles: Office Assistant, Event Assistant

Expertise: Duck Stamps, Junior Duck Stamps

Contact: jennifer_chin@fws.gov