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ROAR: The Art of Cats, International Juried Art Exhibition

Fashionable Feline, by Maartje Fleetwood, black and white sphinx cat in a black and white striped sweater, expertly painted.
Fashionable Feline, by Maartje Fleetwood

Congratulations to each artist whose work was accepted into Wild Heart Gallery's ROAR, the Art of Cats, juried art exhibition! Artists were asked to submit their best artwork of cats, wild or domestic.

WHG's goal is to support and promote animal and wildlife artwork in a wide range of genres and styles. The entires for this exhibition were perfect! We received even more entries of domestic cats than wild ones. We are excited by the overall quality and skill of the work, so there is a "Selected Works" section for this exhibition as well.

Artwork for this exhibition was selected by jury based on originality, technique, skill, and quality of work.

Awards: Best in Show, Best Domestic Cat Artwork, Best Wild Cat Artwork, Overall Runner Up, Overall Honorable Mentions, Best in Category, and Special Merit Awards. More award details below.

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Fashionable Feline, by Maartje Fleetwood, black and white sphinx cat in a black and white striped sweater, expertly painted.
by Maartje Fleetwood

Fashionable Feline, by Maartje Fleetwood 9in x 12in, oil paint on hardboard From the artist, "To me, animals seem to have a deep emotional internal world, that we know very little about. But I am convinced it's there, just by observing my own animal companions. Loose brushstrokes, anatomy and gesture are key to my work, because I believe they bring a liveliness to the painting. This helps me in my ultimate goal; to bring out the character of my subject to my best abilities. Are animals really that different from us?"

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Cinnamon the Sleeping Tiger, by Carina Imbrogno, is a stylized realistic drawing in color of a sleeping tiger. The tiger is facing forward with its chin on its paws. It is surrounded by palm fronds.
by Carina Imbrogno

Cinnamon the Sleeping Tiger, by Carina Imbrogno 30in x 30in, Pastels From the artist, "I love tigers so I decided to depict one sleeping peacefully."

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Ginger Cat, by Anne Boyer

Stoneware clay, underglaze and glaze. Sculptural and functional cup.

This expertly crafted Surreal ginger cat with bat wings and a leaf for a tail gave the judges pause. The glazes are controlled while giving the sense that Ginger Cat made of chaos.

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Congratulations to our Overall Honorable Mention winners, Connie Roberts, Kelly Pankey, Jane O’Hara, Nicole Rose Gelormino, and Elena Ansaloni



Congratulations to our Best in Category winners, Carina Imbrogno (Drawing and Pastels), Kelly Pankey (Mixed Media), Maartje Fleetwood (Painting), Hailey Magness (Photography), Ted Shaine (Printmaking), and Anne Boyer (Sculpture)



Congratulations to our Special Merit Award winners, Carina Imbrogno, Cathie Muschany, Elena Ansaloni, Michelle Waters, Kelly Pankey, Rachel Karr, Michael Putorti, Ted Shaine, Lizzie Jayne, and Patsy Lindamood



Congratulations to the artists included in our Selected Works section, Karen Cleo, Jane O’Hara, Michelle Waters, Michael Doering, Trevor Pummel, Elena Ansaloni, Cathie Muschany, and Patsy Lindamood


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.

This art exhibition was juried by Sarah Soward, Sharon Eisley, and Ashli Kingfisher.



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