Art is Dead, by Anna Ganina, Receives Best in Show

MOOD. Animals with Attitude. Best in Show: Anna Ganina

Art is Dead image
Art is Dead.  Painting of a giraffe-headed artist in a yellow dress..  All rights reserved.  Shawna Hinkel, used here with permission..  United States  2023.

Congratulations to Anna Ganina for Art is Dead winning Best Overall at Wild Heart Gallery's "MOOD. Animals with Attitude" art exhibition! This virtual exhibition is meant to honor the artists who are inspired by animals of all descriptions. Ganina's adept blend of techniques and color mastery explode in this painting.

Art is Dead, by Anna Ganina
36 × 48 in, Acrylic, marble powder on canvas

The paint quality, adept addition of marble powder, multiple painting techniques that still come together cohesively, color use, textures (both replicated and in paint), and overflowing mood of this one secured it Best in Show. It is an all around great painting that fits the theme solidly. The use of an “animeople” rather than a giraffe that is wholly a giraffe works here for the message of the piece.

See the entire painting, read the artist’s thoughts on the work, and enjoy the rest of the virtual exhibition at (link below).

Overall Runner up
Bite Life, by Laura Berman
Limited edition prints up to 24in x 30in, Photography (Canon 5D M2)

Artivism Award
I’m Taking the Last Remaining Meadow to Safety, by Michele Ardito
40×50 cm, Acrylic on canvas

Overall Honorable Mention winners, Sondra Rosenberg, Peter Barnes, Monica Diaz, Christine O’Dell-Ferguson, Rebecca Robbe, Tricia Beal, Michele Ardito, Shawna Hinkel, Alexis Krasilovsky, and Washington Rhodes.

Special Merit Award winners, Washington Rhodes, Heather Cudworth, Heidi Weaver, Collin Douma, Doug Testa, Linda McClure, Christine O’Dell-Ferguson, Shae Irving, Sabrina Skinner, and Michele Ardito.