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The ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest Presents The 2021 Prize Winners. Entire Exhibit Is Virtual And Free To Access. Support The Center For Great Apes

The ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest is thrilled to present the Prize Winners of the 9th Annual Online Contest.  The entry fees went directly to the Center for Great Apes and will support their work to give lifetime care to orangutans and chimpanzees in need. The Jury panel included: Hansen Mulford (Curator of Orlando Museum of Art), Bryan Pereira (Fine Art Photographer and Director for Exposure Photo Safari Tours), and Lori Perkins (Deputy Director, Birmingham Zoo and Board Member, Center for Great Apes). Paul Fisher, President of Juried Art Services continues to serve as the inspiration for sponsoring this contest.  The Rickie Report shares the Prize Winners plus the link to see the entire exhibit and make purchases






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Five hundred entries were submitted in three categories: Fine Art, Photography and Young Artists.  Entries came from Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Peru, UK, USA and Zambia.  We are pleased that our message of conservation reached people in so many countries.   Two hundred Young Artists took part this year and we loved the thought and creativity that went into so many of their pieces.  



View the current exhibit in the virtual gallery through December 31,2021.  




P R I Z E      W I N N E R S:



Fine     Art     Category



1st Prize:



Johanne Mangi.  Painted Dog. Oil painting on linen.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved



2nd Prize:



Mary Taylor. Veterans Memorial Eagle. Welded stainless steel rods.   ©2021 All Rights Reserved



3rd Prize:




Robin Huffman.  California Condor.  Acrylic on canvas.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved



Fine    Art    Photography    Category



1st Prize: 




Celia Kujala.  Descending from Above.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved



2nd Prize: 



Prelena Soma Owen.  Beauty is in the Eye.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved




3rd Prize: 




Prelena Soma Owen.  When Darkness Falls.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved




Young     Artists     Category



1st Prize: 




Le Shen, aged 11 years.  Eternal White Rhino  ©2021 All Rights Reserved




2nd Prize: 





Emma Zhou, aged 15 years.  Living Jewel. Drawing. ©2021 All Rights Reserved






3rd Prize: 





Angie Li, aged 9 years.  Ripped Joy. Colored markers.

Angie also wins the award for Best Big Cat  ©2021 All Rights Reserved




4th   Equal   Exceptional   Commendations:

We decided to award extra prizes to the two artists whose entries tied 4th as an “Exceptional Commendation”.






Ashleigh Cole, aged 16 years.  Macaw. Oil painting. ©2021 All Rights Reserved





Yunxi Zhu, aged 13 years.  Create a Beautiful Home Together. ©2021 All Rights Reserved





People’s  Choice  Winner  for  Young  Artists with 1002 votes:





Zian Wang, aged 12 years.  Orange Bellied Parrot. Water colour. ©2021 All Rights Reserved



Best    Ape    Award




Gavin Minard, aged 18 years, Imagine. Photograph  ©2021 All Rights Reserved






Thanks again to everyone who took part. 



The ENDANGERED online exhibition is Open NOW through December 31, 2021

Please contact with questions or for details on how to purchase the art.  




Watch out for the 2022 ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest







The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest benefits CGA.



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