local talent

by Brian Clarey

Mike Helsabeck Artist

Since 2003 when Mike Helsabeck first picked up a paintbrush, Helsabeck has accomplished more than most artists do in a lifetime. In addition to being selected the featured artist of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission an unprecedented three consecutive years, Helsabeck has also been chosen NC Ducks Unlimited’s Artist of the Year four of the last six years and honored in 2009 and 2010 as the featured artist for HCWA, NC’s oldest waterfowl conservation organization. His wildlife works have helped to raise money for the NC Wildlife Habitat Fund, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Safari Clubs International and Quail Unlimited and his paintings have been featured by the outdoor retail giant Bass Pro Shops. Born in High Point, Helsabeck “retired”from the radio industry in 2004 to focus on his art. Come meet Mike at the Community Arts Café in downtown Winston-Salem Thursday night. You can view his work at

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