Elizabeth Sigvaldson, Baldwin, is the winner of a John Cody print for the month of March at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
Sigvaldson's name was picked from the hopper by the artist, John Cody, in a recent drawing at the museum. The print Cody selected for March's winner is a signed, limited-edition print of "The Atlas Moth of Asia in Profile."
The drawing was from ballots submitted by persons who visited the Sternberg Museum during March. Additional drawings will be held each month until the exhibition closes in May. Previous winners were Virginia Levy, Lenexa; Joe Riegelsberger, Avon Lake, OH; Elaine Smriga, Hays; Bartlett Ramsey, Topeka; Mary Goetz, Chubbuck, ID; Janet Boeve, Katy, TX; Darrin Hirsh, Great Bend; Janel Ruder, Hays; Steven Wright, Topeka; and Angela Blanchard, Shawnee.
About 80 of Cody's paintings of moths are on display at the museum, along with associated interactive educational and scientific exhibits. "John Cody's Moths," originally scheduled to close Aug. 21, has been such a popular exhibit at the museum that the run has been extended to May 14, 2006. The drawings will also continue until the new date.
All visitors who participate in the museum's balloting to determine the most popular Cody painting will be entered in a drawing. Ballots will be distributed with museum admission to all visitors age 4 and older. Separate drawings will be held from ballots collected after each month of the exhibition.
The museum encourages visitors to enter the drawing, especially since there are only two more opportunities to win a valuable Cody print.
Individuals are limited to one entry per drawing but may enter in multiple drawings. Details on museum membership, which entitles individuals or families to unlimited free admission along with other valuable benefits, is available toll free at 1-877-332-1165 or online at www.fhsu.edu/sternberg.
Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and youths (age 4-12), and $3 for FHSU students with ID. Admission is free for museum members and children 3 and under. The museum is closed on Mondays.