Congratulations to each artist whose work was accepted into Wild Heart Gallery's Inter / Action international juried art exhibition! Artists were asked to submit their best artwork displaying animal behavior. We were looking for animals interacting, in action, and/or somehow displaying animal behavior. We were impressed with the range of literal to abstract and cerebral interpretations of the theme.
It is the goal of Wild Heart Gallery to support and promote animal and wildlife artwork in a wide range of genres and styles. This exhibition does not disappoint.
Artwork for this exhibition was selected by jury based on theme, originality, technique, skill, and quality of work.
Awards: Best in Show, Overall Runner Up, Overall Honorable Mentions, Best in Category, and Special Merit Awards. More award details below.
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BEST IN SHOW
Take Flight II, by Patsy Lindamood 24 x 36 in, Graphite on cradled Ampersand Claybord
From the artist, "For years, my subject matter was principally wildlife and human portraiture. I achieved signature status in the Society of Animal Artists, Artists for Conservation, and the International Guild of Realism with wildlife work. But about two years ago, on one of my birding expeditions, other elements of the local Texas environment overran my focus on the avian population of the area."
Motion and form come together to create this hypnotic drawing of a flock of flying ibis. The subtlety of shading in most areas is expertly offset by the stark and deep contrast of the silhouetted ibis in shadow. The piece is both controlled and fluid.
OVERALL RUNNER UP
Mother's Love, by Debbie Morris
30 x 50 cm, Pastels
From the artist, "I am a self taught amateur artist with a passion for wildlife and hyper realism. I am never happier than when I am at my easel creating art. I generally work in Pastels but love to experiment with all mediums."
The attention to detail in not only the giraffe fur and anatomy but also in their gentle interaction with each other is perfectly on theme. Enjoy the composition (wonderful negative space) and treatment of subtle color and tonal shade changes.
OVERALL HONORABLE MENTIONS
Congratulations to our Overall Honorable Mention winners, Abby Lee, Magdalene Nelson, Ted Shaine, Torie Hilley, Debbie Morris, Leslie Verbist, Michelle Waters, Ellen Harrold, and Hanna Christopherson.
BEST IN CATEGORY
Congratulations to our Best in Category winners
Digital Art: Overtoun Jenda
Drawing and Pastels: Patsy Lindamood
Mixed Media: Norm Ellis
Painting: Abby Lee
Printmaking: Ted Shaine
Sculpture: Elizabeth Belz
SPECIAL MERIT AWARDS
Congratulations to our Special Merit Award winners, Elizabeth Belz, Mackenzie Gonzalez, Ted Shaine, Michelle Waters, Patsy Lindamood, Lynette K. Henderson, Magdalene Nelson, Debbie Morris, and Linda Hansen.
Congratulations to the artists included in our Selected Works section, Trevor Pummill, Carina Imbrogno, Linda Hansen, Debbie Morris, Patsy Lindamood, Ellen Harrold, Overtoun Jenda, and Liliana Mora.
Best in Show receives $50 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.