Welcome to Fusion Art's 2nd Annual Into the Wild Quarterly International Online Juried Art Exhibition.
For this 12th quarterly art exhibition, the gallery invited both 2D and 3D artists to submit their best art and photography depicting wildlife. The wildlife theme included any undomesticated animal species including any wild mammal, wild fish, wild bird or wild reptile. All artists, over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their best work in any media.
We once again received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists all around the world including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Japan, Spain, Israel, Italy, South Africa, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. Overall, 359 entries were judged for this exhibition, which will be featured for three months on the Fusion Art website starting December 15, 2019.
In this quarterly themed exhibition, Fusion Art presents awards in three categories: Traditional Art, Photography & Digital Art and 3-Dimensional Art. The 2nd Annual Into the Wild Best in Show winners are Carrie Cook for her oil on canvas, "On the Inside Looking Out", Barbara Mierau-Klein for her digitally enhanced photograph, "Red-eyed Tree Frog" and Matt Donner for his bronze, granite and steel sculpture, “Ursus Arctos Horribilis”. As the Best in Show winners, Carrie, Barbara and Matt, are invited to participate in Fusion Art's 4th Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2020.
Other award winners include Second Place winners, Cathy Sheeter for her scratchboard and ink, "Attention to Details”; John Diephouse for his photograph, “Staredown” and Daria Lvovsky for her fiber art sculpture, “Silverback Mountain Gorilla”.
Third Place awards were given to Cher Pruys for her acylic painting, “Ndova”; Kathy S. Copsey for her freehand digital drawing, “The Fury Within” and Douglas Aja for his bronze, “Young Bull”.
Fourth Place awards were given to Linda Steele for her acrylic over fluid metallic acrylic, “Stellar Sea Lion Pup”; Paul M Murray for his photograph, “Vigilant” and Kate Hanley for her mixed media mosaic, “Elisi”.
Fifth Place awards were given to Angelina Ligomina for her watercolor, “Savannah”; Lynne Deutch for her photograph, “Naptime” and Candace Liddy for her bronze and South Dakota ryolith sandstone, “Lounging Lion”.
Please visit the Exhibition Winners Page to learn more about each of these award winning artists and/or to contact them directly about their work.
In addition, this month, fourteen honorable mention awards are given as special recognition due to the exceptional quality of the art received for this competition. Honorable Mention awards in the Traditional Art category were given to Kathy Paulus for her pastel, “A Love Like No Other”; Tinatin Sanikidze for her pencil on paper, “The Owl”; Madeline Mitchell for her acrylic, “The Cry of Lions”; Lindy Roux for her watercolor, “The Watcher”; Minica Kukowski for her charcoal, “Ruler” and Stefanie Demas for her oil on canvas’ “Ostrich.
Honorable Mention awards in the Photography & Digital category were given to Kelly Harvey for her digital painting, “Great Blue”; Mal Keeble for his digital photograph, “Grizzly”; Lars Gesing for his photograph, “Silitary”; Kathy Brady for her digital photograph, “Red Wolf in Woods”; Nicholas Kozis for his digital art, “Old La Brea 2” and Margaret King for her photograph, “YUM”.
Honorable Mention awards in the 3-Dimensional category were given to Lily for her wool fiber sculpture, “Black Footed Cat” and Mary Taylor for her stainless steel, “Imminence”.
The remaining finalists in the exhibition all exemplify uniquely creative talents and we're honored to showcase their artwork on the Fusion Art website.
Fusion Art strives to create interesting and enjoyable art exhibitions with a variety of artistic styles and media represented. For every Fusion Art exhibition, the art that is selected is based on the theme and the gallery's objective is to include a broad representation of quality, style, media, creativity, originality and artistic composition. Art tells a story and we strive to select artwork, particularly for awards, that make the viewers think and wonder what story the artist is trying to tell.
As always, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the competition participants. While not all the artwork that was submitted was selected for inclusion in the exhibition this in not necessarily a reflection on any one artist's talent and/or skill. It takes courage for artists to offer up one's art up for critique by others and all the artists should be applauded for their efforts. We appreciate all of you sharing your extraordinary talent with us.
For anyone interested in purchasing any of the artwork in this exhibition, please contact the artists directly. You will find the artist's website and/or email information below their work.
Please visit our YouTube Channel to see the Traditional, Digital & Photography, and 3-Dimensional videos for the exhibition.
Thank you for visiting our website and enjoy the exhibition!
Fusion Art, LLC
Santa Fe, NM