2015 Art Show
The Zoo will be holding its 22nd annual art exhibit January 31 – March 15, 2015. This is a free show for all Zoo visitors with a paid Zoo admission.
For Artists: If you are interested in submitting artwork for the show, we generally accept art work on the third Saturday in January. You can view a prospectus for the show, download an entry form, or view the 2015 Calendar.
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 juror for the 2015 World of the Wild Art Show was Meri DeCaria the Director/Curator at the Phillips Gallery in Salt Lake City.
An Opening Reception was held on January 30, 2015 where awards were presented to the following pieces:
Best of Show Award ($350)
— Splash (watercolor) by Pam Robinson
Award of Merit ($200 Each)
— King Billy (photo) by Howie Garber
— Bison (steel wire) by Juule DeHaan
Honorable Mention ($50 Each)
— Stripe (watercolor) by Hailey Wilson
— el tigre (chalk/pencil) by Daphne Green
— Mama and Baby Owl (acrylic) by Maxwell Sueoka
Gift Certificate Awards
In addition the following artists had pieces selected by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums for their Traveling Exhibits Program: Fahimeh Amiri, Emily Bagley, Laurel Casjens, Ginny Coombs, Rob Daugherty, Julie Dickerson, Brady Donley, Joni Flint, Jenny Fowler, Jean Glaser, Daphne Green, Scott Greer, Jake Herron, Kendra Hitchcock, John Jelte, Carson Kawabata, Joel Kitamura, David Meikle, Annie Perkins, Paige Perkins, Leisel Potter, Patty Reay, Pam Robinson, Ron Russon, Jerry Stickney, Heather Tuttle, Hailey Wilson, Ben Wilson
The 2015 traveling show dates and locations will be posted later.
Congratulations to all our artists who were selected for this year’s show.
Here are the dates and locations for last year’s Traveling Show.
Manti Elementary, Manti 8/18 – 9/15 (2014)
Manila Elementary, Manilla 9/16 – 10/17 (2014)
Fillmore Elementary, Fillmore 10/21 – 11/25 (2014)
Grand County Library 12/1 –1/29 (2015)
Garland Elementary, Garland 1/30 – 2/26 (2015)
Lomond View Elementary, Pleasant View 2/29 – 3/26 (2015)
Calvin Smith Elementary 3/26 – 4/23 (2015)
Trailside Elementary, Park City 5/4 – 6/1 (2015)
Hogle Zoo would like to thank Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and City Council for their generous support of the World of the Wild Art Show.