Foxy by Kennedy Gouldby
Says Whoo? by Doreen Hanson
Majestic Repose by Michael S. Parker

The World of the Wild

Sponsored by Utah’s Hogle Zoo, is the annual art show featuring artworks of animals and the wild. The goal of this exhibition is to bring together the works of serious artists who are interested in displaying their view of wild animals, plants and places with which we share our world.

The art of depicting animals is an ancient one. Prehistoric people depicted animals on cave walls in an attempt to gain power over their hunt. These paintings can still be seen in Lascaux, France; Altamira, Spain; Africa and Australia. Fremont and Anasazi Indians of Utah also drew animal images as a form of spiritual empowerment. The ancient Egyptians drew and modeled animals with great care based upon the observation of nature. Today, art classes are often seen at the Zoo painting and drawing from life.

Wildlife artists such as James Audubon have been instrumental in raising public awareness of endangered species. We hope by focusing more attention on the wilder side of nature that the public will gain a greater awareness of and appreciation for wildlife.


2022-2023 Traveling Schedule

Manti Elementary, Manti, Aug 16 - Sep 13, 2022
Delta South Elementary, Delta, Oct 24 - Nov 21, 2022
Delta City Public Library, Delta, Nov 21, 2022 - Jan 4, 2023
Loa Elementary, Loa, Jan 4 - 27, 2023
Hanksville Elementary, Hanksville, Jan 31 - Feb 27, 2023
Southern Utah University Library, Cedar City, Mar 2 - Apr 1, 2023
Grand County Public Library, Moab, Apr 14 - May 30, 2023

2021-2022 Traveling Schedule

Wasatch County Library, Heber City, 9/2 - 10/8
Grantsville Junior High 10/19-11/16
Escalante High School, 11/22-12/16
Delta Public Library, 1/4-2/3, 2022
Delta South Elementary, 2/3 - 3/2
Kamas Publivc Library, 3/3-4/4
Jeremy Ranch Elementary, Park City, 5/6-6/3

2020-2021 Traveling Schedule

Manti Elementary, Manti, 8/19-9/16
Dugway School, Dugway, 11/9-12/7
Wendover High School, Wendover, 1/6-2/3, 2021
Delta South Elementary, Delta, 2/4-3/3
Grande County Public Library, Moab, 3/5-4/7
Stansbury Elementary, Stansbury Park, 4/9-5/7
Hub City Gallery, Mt Pleasant, 6/18 - 7/30

2019-2020 Traveling Schedule

Manti Elementary, Manti, 8/27 – 9/24
Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School, St George, 10/7 – 11/4
Delta South Elementary, Delta, 11/6 – 12/4
Red Mountain elementary, St George, 1/7/2020 – 2/4
Hanksville Elementary, Hanksville,  2/5 – 3/4
Sunset View Elementary, Provo, 3/4 - 4/3
Grand County Library, Moab, CANCELED