A Sea of Snacks and Smiles by Destiney Hett Receives Best in Show

1st Annual Animal Portraiture Open is proud to announce Destiney Hett Best in Show

Art News from United States. Published by Wild Heart Gallery on Wednesday 01 February 2023.

A Sea of Snacks and Smiles, by Destiney Hett image

Congratulations to Destiney Hett for A Sea of Snacks and Smiles winning Best Overall at Wild Heart Gallery's 1st Annual Animal Portraiture Open art exhibition! The painting has all the hallmarks of an excellent portrait. Story, composition, body position, lighting, color, background choices, and, in this case, even attire work together to give the viewer a deep understanding of the subject.

For our 1st Annual Animal Portraiture Open juried virtual art exhibition, artists were asked to submit animal portraiture artwork. Artwork ranged from hyper-realistic to abstract to surreal. Both wild and domesticated animal subjects were sought. The artists were creative with subject, mediums, and genres. This exhibition is a treat!

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

Awards: Best in Show, Best Domesticated Animal Artwork, Best Wild Animal Artwork, Overall Runner Up, Overall Honorable Mentions, Best in Category, and Special Merit Awards.

Best in Show
Best Domesticated Animal Portrait

A Sea of Snacks and Smiles, by Destiney Hett
8in x 10in, oil on panel

Overall Runner Up
Best Wild Animal Portrait

Underdog, by Rebecca Findlay
11.7 × 16.5in, Acrylic and tea on canvas paper

Overall Honorable Mentions
JJ Galloway, Kathleen Bartl, Sabra Crockett, Shawna Hinkel, Elizaveta Lesun, Debbie Morris, Patsy Lindamood, Iebeltje van der Spoel, Bridget Davet, Phin Anibal, and Jacque Price

Best in Category
Digital Art: Elizaveta Lesun
Drawing and Pastels: Debbie Morris
Mixed Media: Michael Giannella
Painting: Destiney Hett
Photography: Shawna Hinkel
Printmaking: Ted Shaine
Sculpture: Kathleen Bartl

Special Merit Awards
Leo Lizarraga, JJ Galloway, Sherry Spencer, Patsy Lindamood, Sabra Crockett, Debbie Morris, Vidhya Srijesh, jacque price, Tara Nix, and Lizzie Jayne

Artwork also Selected for the Virtual Exhibition
Sherry Spencer, Leo Lizarraga, Najib Joe Hakim, Sabra Crockett, Rebecca Findlay, Elena Ansaloni, Destiney Hett, Shawna Hinkel, JJ Galloway, Debbie Morris, David Kunisch, David Garber, Lizzie Jayne, Lyn Rosenthal, Sasha Fofanova, Nancy Langston, Ted Shaine, Jacque Price, and Cathie Muschany.

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.