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2nd Annual Animal Artivism Open, International Juried Art Exhibition

Deepwater, by Rachel Kalman
Deepwater, by Rachel Kalman

Art + Activism = Artivism

This one is close our lead juror's heart. Encouraging people to care about animals and the environment are a big part of why this virtual art gallery exists. Thank you to all the artists who applied for this art call! We are all making a difference, one piece of art at a time.

Congratulations to each artist whose work was accepted into Wild Heart Gallery's "2nd Annual Artivism Open" international juried art exhibition!

It is the goal of Wild Heart Gallery to support and promote animal and wildlife artwork in a wide range of genres and styles.

Artwork for this exhibition was selected by jury based on theme, originality, skill, and quality of work. Jurors were Sarah Soward, Sharon Eisley, and Ashli Kingfisher.

Awards: Best in Show, Overall Runner Up, Artivism Award, Overall Honorable Mentions, and Special Merit Awards.

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Deepwater, by Rachel Kalman
Rachel Kalman

Deepwater, by Rachel Kalman 26 x 30 inches, Oil on Canvas

From the artist, "Still life painting that integrates an image of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill."

We are in love with the colors, patterns, technical ability, and message in this piece.



Albatross, by Nancy Hart
by Nancy Hart

Albatross, by Nancy Hart 30 x 22 inches, Color-tinted graphite on watercolor paper

From the artist, "A drawing inspired by a documentary about the abatrosses on Midway Island. The adults collect food from the ocean that also contain plastics. This gets fed to their chicks resulting in death. They also drown from the use of long-line fishing techniques. They are threatened with extinction due to these causes."

The message is as powerful in the drawing as it is in the empty spaces.



Congratulations to our Overall Honorable Mention winners, Rachel Kalman, Nancy Hart, Sienna Van Slooten, Kathy Bussert-Webb, Amy Vulfovich, and Kathleen Bartl.



Congratulations to our Special Merit Award winners, Kathy Bussert-Webb, Najib Joe Hakim, Alissa Maddren, Heidi Weaver, Susan Solomon, and Cynthia Fisher.


Best in Show receives $100 cash award and promotion on the following: Art Week, Wild Heart Gallery’s (WHG's) growing social media and other online media channels, WHG's eNewsletter, and WHG's home page (for duration of the exhibition).

For this Exhibition, Artivism Award receives $50 cash award in addition to the below.

All award recipients receive promotion on Wild Heart Gallery’s (WHG's) growing social media/other online media channels and WHG's eNewsletter and inclusion in a virtual group exhibition that lasts at least one month.

This art exhibition was juried by Sarah Soward, Sharon Eisley, and Ashli Kingfisher.



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