Presentation Box Set

Cliff Hollestelle's outstanding talent for painting is obvious as you look at the detailed carved and painted turkey feathers on the call and the Presentation Box lids. These collector sets are offered for sale by the artist for $350 for a standard-grade walnut Presentation Box and $425 for a premium-grade burled walnut Presentation Box. The availability of the Presentation Box is limited by the artist's time.

To commission one of these beautiful works of art, please contact:

Cliff Hollestelle at (402) 489-1996 or chollestelle@neb.rr.com.


          

These pictures are of the Standard Quality Presentation Box.

          

Cliff Hollestelle

Born and raised in Omaha, Cliff received formal art training from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he earned a BFA in art. He has entered many shows throughout the U.S. and won numerous awards. The ultimate award was winning the Best of Show Decorative Floating Decoy at the Ward Foundation World Championship Wildfowl Competition in Ocean City, Maryland, for a Ruddy Drake. 

Cliff’s bird carving and bird sculpturing spanned those decades when three-dimensional bird representation evolved to be much more than just decoys. Even before Cliff’s first bird was cast in bronze in 1980, he had made the transition from bird carver to bird sculptor, producing lifelike works depicting birds in natural and varied postures, birds in flight; groups of birds, as his common loon or Canada geese with young; or a pair of wood ducks sharing a log with a soft-shelled turtle.

In addition to his wood sculptures, he has entered the field of bronze. Three of his pieces can be seen at the Folsom Children’s Zoo in Lincoln: his pair of Wood Ducks on a log with a soft shelled turtle confronting the ducks, a life-size Bald Eagle and a Blue Heron. The Fallbrook (California) Art Center has his Red Tail Hawk on permanent display in their sculpture park as does the San Diego River Park Foundation. A flock of turkeys is on permanent display at Quarry Oaks Golf Course.

Cliff has created several wildlife sculptures for the dioramas at Morrill Hall located in the University of Nebraska State Museum, They are featured in the July ‘02 issue of Nebraskaland magazine. He also sculpted a pair of finch from the Galapagos Islands that is on permanent display at six universities, including the University of Nebraska. 

He has been the Nebraska Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year and the featured artist at Nebraskaland Days Art Show. In 2005 he was chosen the Nebraska Wildlife Federation’s Artist of the Year. He exhibits annually at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and the Aksarben Invitational in Omaha.