February 15th, 2010

The Hogle Zoo holds its 17th annual art exhibit January 29 – March 14, 2010. This exhibit was initiated to provide Utah artists an opportunity to display their works of wildlife and “wild nature” in a setting complementary to their work. This show has grown to be one of the best venues in Utah for viewing wildlife and nature art.

This year’s show was juried by Robin Rankin, the exectutive director of the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. An Opening Reception was held on January 29th where awards were presented, including:

An Honorable Mention Cash Awards for “Rhinoceros” (oil) by Ron Russon

In addition the following artists had pieces selected by the Utah Arts Council for their Traveling Exhibits Program: Richard Ansley, Carrie Bailey, Amanda Barber, Laurel Casjens, Seth Commichaux, Ginny Coombs, Frankie Corrigan, David Crane, Jesica Crysallis, Brady Donley, Lucia Heffernan, Nick Jones, Brock Kopecky, Nina Marcus, Sophia Overfelt, Sarah Pagels, Pamela Poulsen, Patty Reay, Colleen Reynolds, Ron Russon, Mark Slater, Maxwell Sueoka, Megan Thomas, Sarah Trela-Hoskins, Suzanne Wille. Special thanks to the Utah Arts Council and the Salt Lake City Arts Council for their continued support of the World of the Wild Art Show.

We just received two new works by Utah artist Ron Russon, stop by the gallery to see them today!

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