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Jane O'Hara wins Best in Show



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Congratulations to Jane O'Hara for Inconventient earning Best in Show in Wild Heart Gallery's On the Brink: Endangered Animals exhibtion. The painting focuses on the frought relationship between humans, animals, and the environment without even putting a human figure on the canvas. Through the symbolic use of a tiny stage on a pole and the morphing of the polar bear into an almost teddybear-like configuration, the human gaze is made obvious.

For the On the Brink: Endangered Species juried art exhibition, artists were asked to submit endangered animal artwork. Artwork ranged from realistic to surreal and the majority of the work came packed with conservationist messaging. The virtual exhibition was open to international artist aged 18 and over. 

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

Best in Show
Inconvenient, by Jane O'Hara
24in x 24in, acrylic on canvas

Overall Runner Up
Endangered Pets, Cheetah, by Harry Waller
Artist sculpted clay cheetah, set in an aquarium with hamster wheel and accoutrements.

Overall Honorable Mentions
Carole Bracy , Adrian Hatfield, Harry Waller, Tricia Evenson, Caylin Schwartz, Andrew Frank, Torie Hilley, Caylin Schwartz, and Ralph Broussard

Best in Category

  • Digital Art: Ralph Broussard
  • Mixed Media: Andrew Frank
  • Painting: Jane O'Hara
  • Photography: Carole Bracy
  • Printmaking: Caylin Schwartz
  • Sculpture: Harry Waller


Special Merit Awards
Andrew Frank, Torie Hilley, Vicki Richtman, Eric Reou, Carlyn Krall, Ross Halfacree, Ralph Broussard, Caylin Schwartz, Eric Reou, and Michael Putorti


Thank you to every artist who submitted work for consideration.

Please take a moment to visit the virtual exhibition at Wild Heart Gallery’s website.

Contact Information:

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