Animal/Wildlife Winners in the 2012 Annual Art Competition

Congratulations to the winners of The Artist’s Magazine‘s 29th Annual Art Competition‘s animal/wildlife category. Read more about these artists and their works in the December 2012 issue, available at

The juror for the Animal/Wildlife category this year was Koo Schadler. Click here to learn what she looked for when choosing the winning paintings.

Animal/Wildlife Winners

First Place: Michael Dumas
Peterborough, Ontario

Michael Dumas wildlife art

Mill Cloth—House Sparrows (oil, 6¾x7¼) by Michael Dumas


Second Place: Vincent Giarrano
Washington Depot, Connecticut

Vincent Giarrano fine art, cat painting

Siamese (oil, 11×14) by Vincent Giarrano


Third Place: Grace Kim
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Grace Kim wildlife art

Ostrich Dance (oil, 20×28) by Grace Kim


Honorable Mention: Holly Bird
Palm Harbor, Florida

Holly Bird fine art painting

Permission to Come Ashore? (linoleum print, 9¾x7¾) by Holly Bird


Honorable Mention: Marina Dieul
Montreal, Quebec

Marina Dieul fine art, cat and mouse painting

Le Déjeuner (oil, 8×8) by Marina Dieul


Honorable Mention: Tiffany Miller Russell
Broomfield, Colorado

Tiffany Miller Russell fine art, fish painting

Stream of Consciousness (cut paper, 4½x3x½) by Tiffany Miller Russell

View the winning paintings in our Portrait/Figure, Floral/Still Life, Animal/Wildlife,  Abstract/Experimental and Landscape/Interior categories. And, enter your best work today (missed the deadline? Don’t worry – check back soon to see when the competition will be accepting entries for next time).

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