Cloquet artist second in DNR stamp contest


August 11, 2023

Stuart Nelson of Cloquet entered an acrylic painting of a walleye in the annual Minnesota Department of Natural Resources stamp contest. His work finished second to Bemidji artist Sam Larsen’s acrylic depiction. There were 11 submissions in the walleye category. Nelson’s walleye works won in 2011, 2014 and 2020. He’s won the trout contest twice.

Alborn artist Dean Kegler won the Minnesota trout and salmon stamp contest with an acrylic painting of a brook trout, and. Judging for both contests happened virtually on Aug. 3.

The DNR uses revenue from voluntary purchases of walleye stamps to purcha...

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