World of the Wild

One of the best wildlife art venues in the state!

Annual Art Show

We held our 26th World of the Wild annual art exhibition at the Zoo January 26 – March 10, 2019 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 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 was 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. 


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 2018/19Traveling 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.