Congratulations to each artist whose work was accepted into Wild Heart Gallery's WINGS juried art exhibition! Artists were asked to submit their best winged or flight-capable animal artwork.
We are pleased to announce that the entries were as widely varied in style and subject matter as we hoped! It is the goal of WHG 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 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
Classification II, by Nadim Touma 48in x48in, oil on canvas Nadim Touma's work speaks to the harsh realities faced by endangered animals. The color choices, composition, lighting choices, and even brushwork come together to create a deeply compelling and masterfully painted work. The artist describes this work as, "A collector's sad exhibition of three endangered owls."
OVERALL RUNNER UP
Hive Mind, by Jenna Strouth
17 x 11.25 in, Analog collage using vintage and contemporary paper
"I'm interested in how people relate to non-human animals and how animals are affected by the human-made world."
OVERALL HONORABLE MENTIONS
Congratulations to our Overall Honorable Mention winners, Yunyi Dai, Julie Baer, Kathryn Wills, Dianna Mammone, Jenna Strouth, Najib Joe Hakim, Michael Ridge, Lena Meszaros, Julie Baer, Laura Wilkins, Caroline Pike, Kimberly Hart, and Adrian Hatfield
BEST IN CATEGORY
Congratulations to our Best in Category winners, Yunyi Dai (Digital Art and Printmaking), Aaron Morgan (Drawing and Pastels), Jenna Strouth (Mixed Media), Nadim Touma (Painting), Najib Joe Hakim (Photography), and Kathryn Wills (Sculpture)
SPECIAL MERIT AWARDS
Congratulations to our Special Merit Award winners, Jenna Strouth, Brandon Cooper, Kimberly Hart, Aaron Morgan, Najib Joe Hakim, Nadim Touma, Samuel Pintos, Pamela Tarbell, Bonnie Zuckerman, Molly Sims, Joan Fox, and Kathryn Wills
Congratulations to the artists included in our Selected Works section, Aaron Morgan, Molly Sims, Bonnie Zuckerman, Laura Wilkins, Carlyn Krall, Edric Ivan Soltero, Najib Joe Hakim, Amanda Meszaros, Jessica Ashburn, Maria Ananieva, Amanda Ward, Eric Reou, TAK Erzinger, Nadim Touma, Mike Stockwell, Diana Blackwell, Caroline Pike, Sumita Chatterjee, Jessica Ashburn, and Bree Stallings
Best in Show receives $50 cash award and promotion on the following: Art Base, Art Week, Top Art Awards, 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.