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HOWL, Art of Dogs, International Juried Art Exhibition

Silly Hendricks, by Kelly Joines. A black and white great dane lies playfully on its back. Its legs are in the air.
Silly Hendricks, by Kelly Joines

HOWL is all about our fantastic four-legged best friends: Dogs.

For this exhibition, we sought art that focused on canines in all forms. We are thrilled with the submissions! This might be our largest collection of Honorable Mentions to date due to a number of pieces receiving identical scores.

Congratulations to each artist whose work was accepted into Wild Heart Gallery's "HOWL, Art of Dogs" 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.

There is also a collection of works that are selected but not awarded.

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

Silly Hendricks, by Kelly Joines Approximately 8 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches, Resin clay

This piece howls out, "Dooooog!" without actually howling. It's full of all the dog emotions and silliness possible. There's play, yearning, focus, love, distraction-with-focus, and all-around dogness. There is attention to detail in expression, position, and attitude as well as anatomy. The paint treatment on the sculpture is also varied and visually fulfilling.

From the artist, "Great Dane playfully rolling."



First Time at the Lake, by Angela Lubinecky. A golden retriever puppy swims forward through blur swirling water. We get to see the puppy both above and below the water.
by Angela Lubinecky

First Time at the Lake, by Angela Lubinecky 8x10, Acrylic on canvas

From the artist, "Just a little pup first time at the lake."

We love the well-combined painting techniques here. The thoughtful change of brushstroke style in the puppy above water versus below is a wonderful touch. The immediacy of the painting styles lend themselves well to the emotion of the painting. This is a puppy in action in the moment!

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Yellow Galgo, by Hanna Kotowoda. An abstracted and charismatically rendered digital drawing of a short-haired tan dog rescued from the street.
by Hanna Kotowoda

Yellow Galgo, by Hanna Kotowoda Various sizes available, Digital brush

From the artist, "Dog rescued from street."



Congratulations to our Overall Honorable Mention winners, Maartje Fleetwood, Gary Henzler Allen, JJ Galloway, Deborah Csongradi, Sarah Doyle, Cher Pruys, Holly Cole, and L. Michele Lutzai.



Congratulations to our Special Merit Award winners, Holly Cole, Ted Shaine, JJ Galloway, Kelly Joines, L. Michele Lutzai, Andrea Perantoni, Holly Cole, Elena Ansaloni, Angela Lubinecky, and Cathy Engel-Marder.



Sometimes we receive so many works that speak to us that we create an additional area in our virtual shows for works that are Selected but not awarded.

Congratulations to our Selected Works artists, Holly Cole, L. Michele Lutzai, Mike Stockwell, Ted Shaine, Elena Ansaloni, Maureen Kaveney, Orley Kathleen Marron, and Kirk Moore.


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, and Ashli Kingfisher.



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