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Maartje Fleetwood wins Best in Show



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Congratulations to Maartje Fleetwood for Fashionable Feline earning Best in Show in Wild Heart Gallery's ROAR: The Art of Cats exhibition. The artwork is a brilliant balance of loose and controlled brushwork, vibrant color and subtlety. 

ROAR is an international juried art exhibition available to view on line. Artists were asked to submit artwork in any style as long as it incorporated either wild, feral, or domestic cats. The virtual exhibition was open to international artists aged 18 and over. 

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

Best in Show 
Best Domestic Cat Artwork

Fashionable Feline, by Maartje Fleetwood
9in x 12in, oil on hardboard

Overall Runner Up
Ginger Cat by Anne Boyer
Functional, sculptural mug.

Best Wild Cat Artwork
Cinnamon the Sleeping Tiger, by Carina Imbrogno

Overall Honorable Mentions
Connie Roberts, Kelly Pankey, Jane O’Hara, Nicole Rose Gelormino, and Elena Ansaloni

Best in Category

Drawing and Pastels: Carina Imbrogno

Mixed Media: Kelly Pankey

Painting: Maartje Fleetwood

Photography:  Hailey Magness

Printmaking: Ted Shaine

Sculpture: Anne Boyer

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

There is also a collection of artwork selected but not awarded in the virtual exhibition. 

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 to enjoy the exhibition. This is one of the most uplifting exhibitions we've put together!

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