5th Into the Wild Best in Show Winners

March 15 – June 14, 2023

To contact these Best in Show artists directly for purchase inquiries or to see more of their work, please visit the 5th Into the Wild Exhibition page for contact information.

Congratulations again to all the winners and thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Best in Show (Traditional) – Lisa Perrin-Kosmo – IN THE LIGHT – water-based oil on canvas

BIS-45-trad.-Lisa-Perrin-Kosmo-IN-THE-LIGHT-.bLiving near Lake Superior, in northeastern Minnesota, surrounded by rivers, woods gorgeous shoreline – I find it easy to let my mind escape to these images. I’m inspired to represent what life has to offer and to celebrate visually all that I am grateful for. My work embodies lifelike realism and blends it into abstract themes to create in unreal yet seemingly natural scene.

To learn more about Lisa and to see more of her work, she can be reached via her Email.


Best in Show (Photography & Digital) – David G. Lee – “BLACK WOLF NOT IN THE MOOD TO PLAY” – digital art

BIS-25-dp.-David-G.-Lee-BLACK-WOLF-NOT-IN-THE-MOOD-TO-PLAY-.bDave Lee is a digital artist who creates artwork, using the latest computers and graphics software available today. As a lifelong resident of Indiana, he has been creating art since his early years in Indianapolis. As Dave experimented with various art-creation mediums over the years and enrolled in various art classes, he struggled to find a style and medium that would enhance his natural art abilities. His attempts to paint with watercolors, acrylics and oils ended with unsatisfactory work and results.

In the early 1990’s, he purchased his first personal computer to use in graphic design work. This was at a time when virtually no one owned a personal computer. Over the years, as his skills improved, Dave realized that today’s computers and software were the perfect tools for him to use as the new “brush and canvas” combination for digital art creation. With more than 25 years of computer experience, he uses these components to create popular, digital artwork with qualities that far surpass the art he created long ago.

Currently, Dave is inspired to create his digital art based mostly on nature, rural scenes and architecture, and he continues to experiment with different subjects and styles. Today, art creation is Dave’s passion and he’s blessed to have considerable time to devote to his effort.

To learn more about Dave and to see more of his work, please visit his website.  

Best in Show (3-Dimensional) – Chen Xiaowan – “HARE” – sculpture

BIS-6-3d.-Chen-Xiaowan-w-HARE-.bChen Xiaowan is an artist based in China. He Studied at the School of Art, Xiamen University, majoring in sculpture.

To learn more about Chen and to see more of his work, she can be reached via his Email.




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