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2nd Annual ROAR, the Art of Cats, International Juried Art Exhibition


Near Me Always, by Jessica MacKenzie, art of a black cat playing
Near Me Always, by Jessica MacKenzie

2nd Annual ROAR is here!


This exhibition celebrates artwork of cats, both wild cats and domestic cats. We are thrilled with this year's entries! The international virtual exhibtion includes paintings, drawings, digital art, and more.


Congratulations to each artist whose work was accepted into Wild Heart Gallery's "ROAR" 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, Best Domestic Cat Artwork, Best Wild Cat Artwork, Overall Runner Up, Artivism Award, Overall Honorable Mentions, and Special Merit Awards.


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BEST IN SHOW

Near Me Always, by Jessica MacKenzie
Jessica MacKenzie

Near Me Always, by Jessica MacKenzie 16 x 20 inches, Polychromos colored pencil on black artboard


From the artist, "My late kitty, Munchy, was always near me no matter where I was. She was always with me then, and she is always with me now."


Those eyes and the foreshortened composition of this drawing hypnotized the judges on this one. There's motion and emotion.We love the circular movements and how it's cut through the middle with the pendulum of a play thing.


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OVERALL RUNNER UP

Mooning Cat, byKiril Krastev-Kiroki
by Kiril Krastev-Kiroki

Mooning Cat, by Kiril Krastev-Kiroki 50 x 70 cm, Mixed media on paper

From the artist, "Mooning Cat."


The open, simple composition of this hind-view of a chonk-alicious cat is satisfying. The drawing is as refined and finished as it needs to be: no more, no less. Even though the cat is facing the moon, it is still paying attention to us. All you have to do is look at the ear position to know!


 

BEST DOMESTIC CAT

In the Garden, by Kristin Moger
by Kristin Moger

In the Garden, by Kristin Moger 11x14, Sakura Micron ink on paper

From the artist, "Meticulously hand drawn in ink on paper."


 

BEST WILD CAT

Dual Nature, by Jessica MacKenzie
by Jessica MacKenzie

Dual Nature, by Jessica MacKenzie 16 x 20 in, Luminance colored pencils on black artboard

From the artist, "Mountain Lions."


 

ARTIVISM AWARD

Know Your Natives, by Mel Dugosh
by Mel Dugosh

Know Your Natives, by Mel Dugosh Fabric, batting, thread, embellishments

From the artist, "Fiber Art."


 

OVERALL HONORABLE MENTIONS


Congratulations to our Overall Honorable Mention winners, Cher Pruys, Mel Dugosh, Charlotte Jordan, Elizabeth Beecher, Jessica MacKenzie, Joanne Dicks, Kristen Roskob, and Tuong-Phi Le.


 

SPECIAL MERIT AWARDS


Congratulations to our Special Merit Award winners, Cassia Chipman, E. C. Kanko, Gary Henzler Allen, Walker Stockly, Chris Parratt, Joanne Dicks, Elena Ansaloni, Lana Burnett, Kevin Kroeber, Alan Stecker, and Lana Burnett.


 

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).


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, Elyssa Helfman, Sharon Eisley, and Ashli Kingfisher.

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Unknown member
Dec 01, 2023

Fantastic Feline Show!

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