The Colors of a Bird, by Andrew Strom Receives Best in Show

2nd Annual wild Art Open. Best in Show: Andrew Strom

The Colors of a Bird image
The Colors of a Bird.  Photograph of a preening lilac breasted roller.  All rights reserved.  Andrew Strom, shared here by Wild Heart Gallery, LLC, with permission from the artist..  United States  2023.

Congratulations to Andrew Strom for The Colors of a Bird winning Best in Show at Wild Heart Gallery's 2nd Annual wild Art Open art exhibition! This coy and colorful photograph of a preening Lilac Breasted Roller is a stunning example of photographic skill, patience, and timing. Look closely and you can see feathers in the bird's beak.

For our 2nd Annual wild Art Open juried virtual art exhibition, artists were asked to submit artwork of wild animals. Artwork ranged from hyper-realistic to abstract to surreal. 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, Overall Runner Up, Artivism Award, Overall Honorable Mentions, and Special Merit Awards.

Best in Show
The Colors of a Bird, by Andrew Strom
5877×3608 pixels in full size image, Canon EOS R5, RF 100-500, Teleconverter 2x

Overall Runner Up
Pop It!, by Olena Bezkostna
12.5×12.5 cm, Ready made broken toy ‘pop it’ with cloissone enamel on copper

Artivism Award
Pop It!, by Olena Bezkostna

Overall Honorable Mentions
Christine O’Dell-Ferguson, Kelly Ferguson, Julia Samson, Shawna Hinkel, Heather Cudworth, Andrew Strom, Michael Doering, Ashley Wittling, and Andrew Strom

Special Merit Awards
Kelly Ferguson, Michele Ardito, Andrea Huffman, Michael Doering, Shawna Hinkel, Gary Friedlander, Andrew Strom, Charlotte Jordan, Janet Whitehead, Valeriia Prasol, L. Michele Lutzai, Vidhya Srijesh, and Pamela Nigro

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.