Fusion Art Announces the Winners of the 4th Annual Animal Kingdom Art Exhibition

Art News from United States. Published by Fusion Art on Tuesday 05 March 2019.

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Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 4th Annual Animal Kingdom International Art Exhibition. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website and features awards in three categories: Traditional Art, Digital Art & Photography and 3-Dimensional Art.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists were invited to submit 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, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their work in any media.

The Animal Kingdom Best in Show winners are Donna L. Byers for her oil on canvas, “Little Trumpet", Nicole Wilde for her digital art, “Practicing my Big Kitty Stare” and Douglas Aja for his bronze sculpture, “Dionysus”. Donna, Nicole and Douglas are Fusion Art’s Featured Artists for the month of March 2019 and, as the Best in Show winners, all three artists are invited to participate in Fusion Art’s 4th Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2020.

Other award winners include Second Place winners, Jasmine Masako Elliott for her acrylic on canvas, “Wodan”, Stephen Smith for his photograph, “Shadow Monkey” and Jon Ruehle for his bronze on walnut, “20 20 Hindsight”. Third Place awards were given to Sanda Manuila for her oil on canvas, “Danger”, Merrille Soberg for her digital photo artwork and painting, “Himalayan Griffon” and Kelly Deakin for her pyrography burning on alder, “Full Moon Rising”. Fourth Place awards were given to Maria Arias for her pastel on pastel mat, “Dax” and Nick Dale for his photographic print, “Leopard Falling Asleep on Branch of Tree”. Fifth Place awards were given to Jason Welch for his acrylic on panel, “The Last Bison” and Edyta Trojańska-Koch for her photograph, “Simply the Best”.

Rounding out the awards for the exhibition are ten Honorable Mention winners. Honorable Mention awards in the Traditional Art category were given to Kathy Paulus for her pastel on pastelmat, “New Forest Pony”, Pat Saunders-White for her acrylic on canvas, “Sadie”, Sally Terrell for her scratchboard, “Night Flight”, Sandy Moser for her watercolor on paper, “The Squawker” and Juan Pablo Acosta Monge for his ink on paper, “Kay Pacha”.

Honorable Mention awards in the Photography & Digital category were given to Shelley Benjamin for her digital art, “Backlit”, Paul M. Murray for his photograph, “Watering with a Flair”, Liza Botkin for her photograph, “Le Meilleur”, Les Sharp for his print on plantine fibre, “A Lions Tale” and Marcia Berg Haskell for her digital photograph, “Wild Turkey”.

The remaining finalists in the exhibition all exemplified uniquely creative talents and we are honored to showcase their artwork on the Fusion Art website.

The international competition received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists all around the world, including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Guatemala, the Netherlands, Italy, India, Russia, Poland, Estonia, Spain, Ecuador and Brazil. The exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website for the month of March 2019.

Founded by Award winning artist, Chris and Valerie Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions, exhibitions and experiences.

Each month and quarter Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed solo and group art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in hundreds of press release announcements, email marketing, online even

To view the exhibition and for further information on all the winners and finalists, please visit Fusion Art’s website: https://fusionartps.com/4th-animal-kingdom-art-exhibition-march-2019/.


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