World of the Wild

One of the best wildlife art venues in the state!

Annual Art Show

We will be holding our 26th World of the Wild annual art exhibition at the Zoo January 26 – March 10, 2019 in the RendeZoo Room. Opened to all Utah artist. 

 We will be accepting artwork submission online. Artist can submit their artwork from October 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019. Add yourself to the mailing list below if you are not already getting our emails.

This show was started to provide Utah artists an opportunity to display their works of wildlife and “wildnature” in a setting complementary to their work. This show has grown to be one of the best venues in Utah for viewing wildlife art.

The 2019 poster along with past posters can be purchase online. All the money raised from the posters will go to support Zoo art programs. The poster for the 2019 show features the Zoo’s newest giraffe, Georgetta, and was created by Robyn Olsen.

The juror for the 2019 show is Annastasia Copeland-Rynders. Annastasia is a designer and artist from Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated with a B.F.A. in Printmaking and a B.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from the University of Utah. She currently owns her own printmaking and design studio in Cottonwood Heights Utah, and designs for various cultural institutions, agencies, and businesses locally and nationally. Annastasia’s passion for nature and wildlife is the driving force behind her printmaking and creative expression. 


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View the 2018 Art Show Pieces >>

View pieces from previous shows: 2017,2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

An Opening Reception was held on January 26, 2018 where awards were presented to the following pieces:

Cash Awards

Best of Show ($300)

— Buffalo (wire) by Juule DeHaan

Juror’s Choice Award ($100 Each)

Chameleon (fiber) by Carole Alden

— Ok Guys… Everyone Look at the Camera (photo) by Rick Kramer

Green Bee-Eater (mixed media) Elizabeth Campbell

— Charlotte’s Owl (colored pencil) Jessica Hawe

— We Three Kings (watercolor) Katie Grussendorf

Young Artists Award (Family Zoo Membership Each)

The Mouse Family (acrylic) by Jerry Jiang

The Viper Strikes Back (acrylic) by Carson Kawabata

Zoo Awards

Zoo Director’s Choice AwardTwo Magpies in a Golden Wood (pen & watercolor) by Angel Alexandra
Zoo Employee’s Choice AwardContrast (mixed media) by Erik Jensen

Gift Certificate Award

Bullock Frame Company Award ($100)— The Small Things (pastel) by Jessika Clark

Special Recognition

In celebration of the World of the Wild Art Exhibit’s 25th year, we would like to acknowledge the following artists for their years of contribution to the success of the show:

20 + Years of Participation – Carol Alden, Carel Brest van Kempen, Laurel Casjens, Caryn Feeney, Jan Henderson, Marguerite Roberts

10+ Years of Participation – Gayle Allen, Summer Borla, Ginni Combs, Juule DeHaan, Jerry Durrant, Robyn Olsen, Jeff Pierson, Cindi Smith

Utah Arts & Museums Traveling Pieces

In addition to the awards presented, the following artists had pieces selected by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums for their Traveling Exhibits Program: Lucie Adler, Gayle Allen, Eliza Anderson, Summer Borla, Elizabeth Campbell, Doreen Cich, Jessika Clark, Katherine Dunford, Kathleen Gardner, Morgan Hairfield, Doreen Hanson, Patrick Holty, Jerry Jiang, Holly Juengling, Brekyn Kasteler, Akemi Kawabata, Mariko Kowalski, Trijsten Leach, Andrew Marx, Deni Morrison, Virginia Parris, Devon Phillips, Julie Robideau, Tamera Trotter, Rhonda Van der Merwe  (dates and locations for the 2018-19 show will be posted later)

Congratulations to all our artists who were selected for this year’s show.

Here are the dates and locations for the 20187/19Traveling Show.

World of the Wild Traveling Show Dates and Locations >>

    • Manti Elementary, Aug 20 – Sep 17, 2018
    • Delta South Elementary, Sep 17 – Oct 15, 2018
    • Wasatch County Library, Heber City, Oct 16 – Nov 27, 2018
    • Grand County Library, Moab, Dec 4 – Jan 3, 2019
    • Hansville Elementary, Jan 3 – 31, 2019
    • Springside Elementary, Saratoga Springs, Feb 6 – Mar 6, 2019
    • Kane County Healing Arts, Kanab, Apr 4 – May 2, 2019
    • Trailside Elementary, Park City, May 3 – 31, 2019


Utah’s Hogle Zoo would like to thank the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Salt Lake City Mayor and City Council and the citizens of Salt Lake County for their generous support of the World of the Wild Art Show.