Art Exhibition: March 16-April 27, 2024
Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: March 16 – 4:00 p.m.
In collaboration with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) and the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation (AGFF), Historic Cane Hill, Inc. will host an exhibition for the Arkansas State Quail and Turkey Stamp Art Competition at the Historic Cane Hill Gallery beginning March 16 and running until April 27. The artwork from this national competition will portray the northern bobwhite quail and eastern wild turkey, two species important to the natural heritage of the Ozarks region. The exhibition will feature selections from the juried competition, including winning entries for each category, which will appear on the 2024 Quail and Turkey stamps issued by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. Prizes for each will be awarded as follows: Grand Prize- $2,500, Second Place- $500, and Third Place- $250. Also on display will be turkey calls made by nationally recognized call makers Don and Sarah Clark.
The reception and gallery are free and open to the public.
Habitat Restoration Tour: March 16 – 2:00 p.m.
This year, Historic Cane Hill is offering a Quail Habitat Restoration Tour of privately held land in Cane Hill to teach landowners and the general public about habitat restoration and management work to benefit quail, turkey, deer, grassland songbirds and pollinating insects. Guests will be led on a guided tour by land management experts, including Arkansas Game and Fish wildlife biologists. Due to space, there is a limited number of guests. The tour is free, but registration is required. Reserve your spot by clicking here.
Inaugural Quail Dinner: March 16 – 5:30 p.m.
Join us March 16 for our inaugural Quail Dinner. This four-course dinner will be prepared by award-winning local chef Case Dighero. Weather permitting, guests will dine outdoors next to scenic Jordan Creek.
About the Chef:
Case Dighero is an influential component of the culinary community of Arkansas and the High South. He owns the project-based company Edible Culture, which focuses on culinary insights through the lenses of writing, chef work, and entertainment. He is also the food editor of Citiscapes Metro Monthly magazine. Dighero served as Director of Culinary at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, where he helped define the High South philosophy for the museum’s culinary program. Dighero has hosted several popular public programs, including Wednesday Over Water (WOW), DISH (featuring women in cuisine), and the CR(EAT)E Food Series. He has partnerships with Appleseeds Teaching Garden and the James Beard Foundation and is on the board of directors for the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.
About the Arkansas Quail and Turkey Stamps
Available through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the stamps increase awareness of the importance of habitat restoration to benefit Arkansas’s quail and turkey populations. Proceeds from the stamp sales will be used for habitat restoration projects on public lands.
Top: The painting “Bobwhite Pair” by Dan Andrews of Denver, CO, is a contestant for the 2024 Quail Stamp.
Bottom: The painting “Morning in the Ouachita Mountains” by Chris Goins of Sheridan, AR, is a contestant for the 2024 Turkey Stamp.
These and other works will be on display in the Historic Cane Hill gallery March 16-April 27.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Presenting Media Sponsor
Arkansas Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation
Quail Forever in Arkansas
Sponsors as of February 16.