World of the Wild

One of the best wildlife art venues in the state!

Annual Art Show

We will be holding our 27th World of the Wild annual art exhibition at the Zoo January 25 – March 8, 2020 in the Rendezoo Room. 

 We will be accepting artwork submission online for our 2020 show October 1, 2019 – January 5, 2020. 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 2020 poster along with past posters can be purchased online. All the money raised from the posters will go to support Zoo art programs. The poster for the 2020 show features the Zoo’s newest two-toed sloth, and was created by Jennifer Seeley.

We are please to announce that Sarah Hobin, the Visual Arts and Community Outreach Manager for the Salt Lake City Arts Council, will be jurying the 2020 show. In her role, Sarah manages the Finch Lane Gallery exhibitions in the historic Art Barn building as well as community outreach for the SLC Arts Council. Before her time with the Arts Council, Sarah lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she worked at various institutions such as the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the CCA Wattis Institute, and the Oakland Museum of California in curatorial, preparatory, and visitor services capacities. She is a practicing creative writer, a proud auntie of two, and spends much of her free time exploring the urban and natural landscapes around her.

For questions or comments about the World of the Wild art show, you can email Jameson Weston.

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View the 2019 Art Show Pieces >>

View pieces from last years show here: 2018 Art Show

An Opening Reception was held on January 24, 2019 where awards were presented to the following pieces:

Cash Awards

Best of Show ($300)

— Borneo (mixed – cut glass) by Valerie Hollstein

Juror’s Choice Award ($200 Each)

Charcoal Raccoon (acrylic) by Jennifer Seeley

— Ice Bison Cometh (photo) by Stacey Howell

Honorable Mention Award ($100 Each)

Paper Crane (mixed – cut paper) Heather Tuttle

— Pensive Polar Bear (photo) Tiffany Daines

— Snake Basket (mixed – turned wood) Curt Fuller

Young Artists Award (Family Zoo Membership Each)

Talkie the Toucan (acrylic) by Kennedy Gouldby

— Desert Fox (acrylic) by Noah Nickisch

Zoo Awards

Zoo Director’s Choice AwardLet’s FlaminGO (mixed- paper) by Lisa Parker
Zoo Employee’s Choice AwardSpoonbill Splash (oil) by Erick Pontvianne

Gift Certificate Award

Bullock Frame Company Award ($50)

Best Friends (photo) by James Dalrymple

Royal Fate (graphite drawing) by Mesina Larsen

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 Exhibitions Program: Lucie Adler, Lori Burchinal, Elizabeth Campbell,  Jessika Clark, James Dalrymple, Allie Finlinson, Jolie Gordon, Kennedy Gouldby, Kristeen Lindorff, Mark Greene, Morgan Hairfield, Doreen Hanson, Erin Heckaman, Stacy Howell, Jerry Jiang, Trijsten Leach, Andrew Marx, Patty Miler, Olivia Nguyen, Heather Olsen, Katherine Olsen, Barbara Oxborrow, Sreelakshmi Preejith, Josh Pugeau, Marguerite Roberts, Laura Sommer, Carlee Stephenson, Kristy Woodhouse

Congratulations to all our artists who were selected for this year’s show. Check back for dates and locations of the 2019/2020 shows.

Here are the dates and locations for the 2019/20Traveling Show.

World of the Wild Traveling Show Dates and Locations >>

    • Manti Elementary, Aug 27 – Sep 24, 2019
    • Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School, St. George, Oct 10  – Nov 4, 2019
    • Delta South Elementary,  Nov 6 – Dec 4, 2019
    • Red Mountain Elementary, St. George, Jan 7 – Feb 4, 2020
    • Hanksville Elementary, Feb 5 – Mar 4, 2020
    • Sunset View Elementary, Provo, Mar 4 – Apr 3, 2020
    • Grand County Library, Moab, Apr 7 – May 18, 2020

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.