World of the Wild

One of the best wildlife art venues in the state!

Annual Art Show

The Zoo will hold its 23rd annual art exhibition January 30 – March 14, 2016. 


For Artists: If you are interested in submitting artwork for our next show, we will be accepting art work on the January 16, 2016. You can view a prospectus for the show, download a webform, or view the 2016 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 artwork for the 2015 poster was provided by David Meikle and is available for purchase $15 (signed), $10 (unsigned) online, where you can also purchase posters from previous shows.

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.

2015 Art Show Highlights

View all the pieces from the 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 or the 2010 Shows

An Opening Reception was held on January 30, 2015 where awards were presented to the following pieces:

Cash Awards

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

Zoo Awards

Zoo Director’s Choice AwardGiant of the Serengeti (pencil) by P. Craig Ellertson
Zoo Employee’s Choice AwardBird on a Wire (mixed) by L. Aerin Collett

Gift Certificate Awards

Pixels Foto and Frame AwardLost in Migration (photo) by Conor Barry
Bullock Frame Company AwardGolden Gaze (colored pencil) by Mesina Larsen

Utah Arts & Museums Traveling Pieces

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

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

Here are the dates and locations for the Traveling Show.

2015/16 World of the Wild Traveling Show

  • Manti Elementary, Manti 8/19 – 9/17 (2015)
  • East Elementary, Tooele 9/17 – 10/19 (2015)
  • Fillmore Elementary, Fillmore 10/26 – 11/24 (2015)
  • Hanksville Elementary 1/4 –1/29 (2016)
  • Southern Utah University Library, Cedar City 2/9 – 3/3 (2016)
  • Wasatch Public Library, Heber City  3/8 – 4/4 (2016)
  • Kanab Hospital 4/5 – 5/3 (2016)
  • Jeremy Ranch Elementary  5/6 – 6/3 (2016)


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.






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