For our 1st Annual Animal Portraiture Open Exhibition juried virtual art exhibition, artists were asked to submit portraiture of wild and/or domestic animals. Artwork ranged from hyper-realistic to abstract to surreal. Both wild and domesticated animal subjects were sought. The artists were creative with subject, mediums, and genres. Visit Wild Heart Gallery's virtual exhibition to enjoy a wide and satisfying range of animal portraiture. Art pieces range from hilarious to poignant. Traditional animal portraiture as well as contemporary, abstract, and experimental portraiture make this an exciting show to view.
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, Best Domesticated Animal Portrait, Best Wild Animal Portrait, Overall Honorable Mentions, Best in Category, and Special Merit Awards.
Best in Show
Best Domesticated Animal Portrait
Best in Category: Painting
A Sea of Snacks and Smiles, by Destiney Hett
8x10 in, Oil on Panel
Overall Runner Up
Best Wild Animal Portrait
Underdog, by Rebecca Findlay
11.7 x 16.5 in, Acrylic and tea on canvas paper
Overall Honorable Mentions
JJ Galloway, Kathleen Bartl, Sabra Crockett, Shawna Hinkel, Elizaveta Lesun, Debbie Morris, Patsy Lindamood, Iebeltje van der Spoel, Bridget Davet, Phin Anibal, and Jacque Price
Best in Category
- Digital Art: Elizaveta Lesun
- Drawing and Pastels: Debbie Morris
- Mixed Media: Michael Giannella
- Painting: Destiney Hett
- Photography: Shawna Hinkel
- Printmaking: Ted Shaine
- Sculpture: Kathleen Bartl
Special Merit Awards
Leo Lizarraga, JJ Galloway, Sherry Spencer, Patsy Lindamood, Sabra Crockett, Debbie Morris, Vidhya Srijesh, jacque price, Tara Nix, and Lizzie Jayne
Artwork also Selected for the Virtual Exhibition
Sherry Spencer, Leo Lizarraga, Najib Joe Hakim, Sabra Crockett, Rebecca Findlay, Elena Ansaloni, Destiney Hett, Shawna Hinkel, JJ Galloway, Debbie Morris, David Kunisch, David Garber, Lizzie Jayne, Lyn Rosenthal, Sasha Fofanova, Nancy Langston, Ted Shaine, Jacque Price, and Cathie Muschany
Please take a moment to visit the virtual exhibition at Wild Heart Gallery’s website.