Inter/Action, Call for Art

Enter Wild Heart Gallery's art competition: Inter/Action

Rhinos for Pele: Vulcan, by Sarah Soward. Detail of the top of the painting showing 4 African rhinos made of lava heading down a lava waterfall. Surrealism in orange and black tones.
Rhinos for Pele: Vulcan, by Sarah Soward

Any animals are welcome in this exhibition!

We want to see animals interacting or in action. Are they leaping or eating? Cuddling or sizing each other up?

Animals and insects that fly, swim, trot, or climb are sought. We love to see your pristine hyper-realism and your jaw-dropping abstractions! Show us your thoughtful artivism or your extravagant maximalism! We're here for all of it!

This call for art is open to all international artists age 18 or over and working in any medium (except video and sound art). A wide range of genres are desired. Our mission is to promote wildlife and animal art in both non-traditional and traditional forms.

As always, art may include more than just animals and insects. Feel free to incorporate humans, objects, landscapes, shapes, space, or anything else.

Be as literal or as creative with the theme as you like.


  • Digital Art (includes digitally manipulated photographs)

  • Drawing and Pastels

  • Mixed Media

  • Painting

  • Photography

  • Printmaking

  • Sculpture


Deadline for Entries: December 20, 2022

Notification of Jury Results: On or before Jan 1, 2023

Virtual Show Dates: January 2023


All entries must be the original artwork of the submitting artist.

Entries will be evaluated based on originality, technique, skill, relevance to theme, and quality of work. Please submit a quality image of the work for jurying. We can't review blurry art.

Artwork entered in our competitions is not required to be for sale. Any inquiries about a piece will be directed to the artist. We do not take any commission.

Policy: No nudity (private parts must be covered), no profanity, no animal cruelty, no gore, and no political artwork will be accepted for jury. Topics of animal conservation and environmental protection are not considered political for the purposes of Wild Heart Gallery.


You may submit up to 4 images.

*For sculpture entries only, you may submit up to 3 additional views per piece.

  • Accepted File Types: JPG, PNG, GIF

  • Maximum File Size: 5 MB

  • Minumum File Size: 100 KB

  • Minimum Image Width or Height: 1000 px

This is an art competition. Only the award recipients will be in the online group exhibition.

Artwork for the exhibition will be selected by industry professionals, referred to as jurors. The jurors will vote based on the number of entries, criteria for this event (theme), originality, technique, skill, and quality of work.

Entry Fees (non-refundable):

  • $12 for 1-2 images

  • $15 for 3-4 images


Best in Show

Overall Runner Up

Overall Honorable Mentions

Special Merit Awards

Best in Category

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.

EntryThingy is our art competition app of choice for Wild Heart Gallery. Please login or sign up below to apply to this open call for art.


Artist Entry Requirements:

  • Competitions are open to all artists age 18 or older

  • Entries must follow each individual competition theme

  • Each piece must be an original or a sold original

  • Entries must fit the selected medium requirement

  • Competitions are international

  • Files must be in JPG, GIF, or PNG format

  • Files may not exceed 5MB

  • Artwork images must be professionally photographed: cropped, no glare, no frames, no watermarks.

  • Not mandatory, but it is preferred that artwork be completed within the last 2 years

  • Entry fee based on the competition

  • Entry fees are non-refundable. No exceptions

Note: Wild Heart Gallery does not sell artwork; we promote it.

Jury Selection:

Jury Selection begins within 7 days after final entry date and ends within 15 days after final entry date.

Award recipients are the entered into an online group award exhibition that is published at a date sometime after final entry date.

The Jurors and Jury Process:

The Juror(s) of the art competition are art industry professionals.

There are several criteria for selection for the award exhibition. These include relevance to the theme, appropriate medium, originality, quality of work, technique, and technical skill. The goal is to have a cohesive, high quality virtual art exhibition that embraces various genres of animal and wildlife art. To make the experience enjoyable and worthwhile to artists, visitors, and more, we strive to select and display the artwork that best represents animal and wildlife art today. Please remember that this is a competition; only the best art will be selected for exhibition. Not all art that was entered will be included.


The artist retains all copyrights to their artwork without exception.