“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
Welcome to Fusion Art's 6th Annual Animal Kingdom International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of September 2021.
For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists were encouraged to share their best art and photography depicting animals, both domestic and wild. The artwork could include any animals that live on land, in the sea or in the air. 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, India, Ireland, Italy, Russia, France, Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Sweden, Philippines, Croatia and the Netherlands . Overall, the gallery judged 424 entries and accepted 162 artworks into the exhibition, which will be featured on the website for the month of September.
In this monthly themed exhibition, Fusion Art presents awards in three categories: Traditional Art, Photography & Digital Art, and 3-Dimensional Art. The Animal Kingdom Best in Show winners are Durwood Coffey for his acylic, “Showdown on Main Street”, Sara Victoria Sandberg for her digital photo artistry, "Transience” and Xin Fang for his bronze, "Shore”. Durwood, Sara and Xin are Fusion Art's Featured Artists for the month of September 2021 and, as the Best in Show winners, all three artists are invited to participate in Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Palm Springs, California in 2022.
Below are the top winning artists in the Traditional Art, Photography & Digital Art and 3-Dimensional categories. Please visit the Monthly 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, fifteen honorable mention awards are given as special recognition due to the exceptional quality of the art received for this competition.
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. The art that is selected is based on the theme of the exhibition and the gallery's objective is to include, in every Fusion Art exhibition, 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.
Thank you for visiting our website and enjoy the exhibition!
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Santa Fe, NM