Our 2nd WINGS exhibition is here!
Flying and winged things of all sorts made an appearance for this competitive exhibition. Accepted and winning work ranges from Realism to Abstraction to Surrealism and beyond.
We received entries in every single one of our categories. The entries are of such high quality that the accepted works list is extensive!
Congratulations to each artist whose work was accepted into Wild Heart Gallery's "2nd Annual WINGS" 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.
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BEST IN SHOW
1 Series 'I'm In Nature, Nature is In Me' / 2023, by Viktoriia Berezina Digital Collage
This piece captures the essence of the idea of Wings. It's winged animals. It's flight. It's thought and hope. It's action and movement without action. It's pieces working together to create a whole while maintaining the significance of each individual piece.
From the artist, "My soul is captivated by the beauty of the world around me. It's as if I'm taking off on wings, plunging into a boundless ocean of harmony. Birds and dragonflies fly around me in a whirlwind, as if they are dancing a waltz on flower petals. Nature opens my eyes to a world of amazing colors. and shapes. We are an integral part of this great world, and the soul of nature lives in each of us."
OVERALL RUNNER UP
Take Flight, by Heather Cudworth 16x24 inches, Acrylic Print
From the artist, "A scarlet macaw peaks through its feathers and displays its brilliant colors as it flies from perch to perch through the Costa Rican rain forest."
Daring composition catches this macaw in an anti-gravity moment. Bold, brilliant colors play off the deep green background. Precisely captured highlights draw attention to the details of the incredible feet of this bird. Impeccable timing give us a perfect glimpse of the macaw's eye through the emphatically spread feathers of the wing. Stunning work.
Losing Home, by Kathy Weiss 12x9 inches, Oil on wood panel
From the artist, "This piece is a statement about the removal of trees and all the construction going on. The birds and other wild life are forced to find other places to live."
OVERALL HONORABLE MENTIONS
Congratulations to our Overall Honorable Mention winners, Kat McDonough, Christine O'Dell-Ferguson, Andrew Strom, Mike Barbee, Susan Solomon, Shae Irving, Heather Cudworth, and Laura Berman.
SPECIAL MERIT AWARDS
Congratulations to our Special Merit Award winners, Heather Cudworth, Tali Rachelle, Kai Waldman, Ellen November, Nancy Hart, Sabrina Coco, L. Michele Lutzai, Mike Barbee, Gary Friedlander, Anna Guettabi, Kathy Weiss, Christine O'Dell-Ferguson.
The level of artworks in this competition was outstanding! Because of this, there is an extensive selection of works that are selected for the virtual exhibition but are not awarded. This was a tight competition.
Congratulations to our Selected Artworks artists, Kim Steed, Nancy Hart, Viktoriia Berezina, Séraphine......, Ellen November, L. Michele Lutzai, Ekaterina Gaidachuk, Charlotte Jordan, Laurel Hughes, Sharon McClung, Gary Friedlander, Laura Green, Susan Solomon, Hana Raees, and Jennifer Ross.
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.