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2nd Annual Wild Art Open, International Juried Art Exhibition


The Colors of a Bird, by Andrew Strom
The Colors of a Bird, detail, by Andrew Strom

Our 2nd Annual Wild Art Open is here!


Wild animals of all sorts are the subject of this juried exhibition. Accepted entries are from all over the world, as are the animals they depict.


We are excited by the range of expression here! originality is one of our judging metrics, and this group of entries did not disappoint. Mediums included a Pop It!


Congratulations to each artist whose work was accepted into Wild Heart Gallery's "2nd Annual Wild Art 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, Torie Hilley, and Ashli Kingfisher.


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


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BEST IN SHOW

Silly Hendricks, by Kelly Joines. A black and white great dane dog rolls playfully on its back.
by Andrew Strom

The Colors of a Bird, by Andrew Strom 5877x3608 pixels in full size image, Canon EOS R5, RF 100-500, Teleconverter 2x

Zoom in. Enlarge this. Revel in the detail of the feathers, color, and behavior! Notice that Strom caught this incredible lilac breasted roller not in simply a basic preening posture, but with feathers in its beak. Patience, timing, and photography skill are on full display here.


From the artist, "This beautiful Lilac Breasted Roller was perched a top a shrub, preening its feathers and posing for our small group. "


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OVERALL RUNNER UP &

ARTIVISM AWARD

Pop it!, by Olena Bezkostna. ready made broken toy 'pop it' with cloissone enamel on copper
by Olena Bezkostna

Pop It!, by Olena Bezkostna 12.5x12.5 cm, Ready made broken toy 'pop it' with cloissone enamel on copper

From the artist, "Is there enough space for whales in our world? Will they be able to transform enough to get along with our fast fashion? A must-have toy but how long will you play with it? This toy will relieve us of stress and... whales."


36 cloissone whales, each with their own personality shine through this art piece. Each individual disc is well composed, interesting, unique, and gleaming.



 

OVERALL HONORABLE MENTIONS

Congratulations to our Overall Honorable Mention winners, Christine O'Dell-Ferguson, Kelly Ferguson, Julia Samson, Shawna Hinkel, Heather Cudworth, Andrew Strom, Michael Doering, Ashley Wittling, and Andrew Strom.


 


SPECIAL MERIT AWARDS


Congratulations to our Special Merit Award winners, Kelly Ferguson, Michele Ardito, Andrea Huffman, Michael Doering, Shawna Hinkel, Gary Friedlander, Andrew Strom, Charlotte Jordan, Janet Whitehead, Valeriia Prasol, L. Michele Lutzai, Vidhya Srijesh, and Pamela Nigro.


 

Best in Show receives $100 cash award and promotion on the following: Art Base, 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, Sharon Eisley, Torie Hilley, and Ashli Kingfisher.

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