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CUTE, International Juried Art Exhibition


Look What I Can Do! by Lana Burnett. Pastel drawing of the cutest dog you've ever seen
Look What I Can Do! by Lana Burnett

Our first ever CUTE exhibition is here!


This exhibition is built to lift your spirits. It is full of beautiful art that makes you go, "Aww!" We are proud to present this exhibition that will hopefully make you feel renewed and happy.


Congratulations to each artist whose work was accepted into Wild Heart Gallery's "CUTE" 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, Elyssa Helfman, 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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BEST IN SHOW


Look What I Can Do! by Lana Burnett
Lana Burnett

Look What I Can Do! by Lana Burnett 9x12 inches, Pastels on toned Pastelmat paper

This piece made more than one of jurors exclaim, "Awww!" out loud. On top of the over-the-top cuteness factor, the drawing is expertly crafted with detail that is energetic and yet soft, like the subject. It feels like we can know this dog by the way the fur is rendered, and it feels like those soul-filled eyes know us too.


From the artist, "A cute dog showing some skills."



 

OVERALL RUNNER UP

George and Jack, by Cher Pruys
by Cher Pruys

George and Jack, by Cher Pruys 7x13 inches, Acrylic Print

From the artist, "Two peas in a pod." And what a cute pod!


The placement of that foot in between their noses is adorable. The composition draws you in and gently spins you around. The detail work in the fur is pristine. It's an all-out pleasure to look at.


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ARTIVISM AWARD

Seven Days New, by by Shawna Hinkel
by Shawna Hinkel

Seven Days New, by Shawna Hinkel 20x30 inches, Photography

From the artist, "Western Lowland Gorilla and her son."


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OVERALL HONORABLE MENTIONS


Congratulations to our Overall Honorable Mention winners, Seth Peter, Charlotte Jordan, Ana Johnson-Moore, Shawna Hinkel, Cher Pruys, Heather Cudworth, and Andrew Strom.


 

SPECIAL MERIT AWARDS


Congratulations to our Special Merit Award winners, Lana Burnett, Maura McGuire, Cher Pruys, Shawna Hinkel, Jackie Lee, Shae Irving, Andrew Strom, Linda Hansen, Lizzie Jayne, and Sharon McClung.


 


SELECTED WORKS

We are so happy with the artistry and skill of the entrants that we selected additional works for this exhibition. Please enjoy this selection of works that are selected for the virtual exhibition but are not awarded.


Congratulations to our Selected Artworks artists, Élizabeth Laflamme, Lizzie Jayne, Linda Hansen, Anna Kovacs, Cathryn Ridlen, Darlene Holman, and Anna Kovacs.

 

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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