Fins, Fur and Feathers

J. Mane Gallery Fins, Feathers & Fur 

September 29, 2020


First Place Winner

Sandy Moser

I’m Looking At You


J. Mane Gallery is pleased to present its 2nd Annual Fins, Feathers & Fur International Online Juried Art Exhibition. 


Animals have been a source of inspiration for many artists. From art about rural life and growth, to myths and legends, animals are used in art in many different ways. Art can help us explore our relationship to wildlife and can help us think about how we care for animals and the environment.


For this competition, we looked for not only technique with medium, but how well the artist captured the essence and spirit of the subject. 


Each of our themed exhibitions, awards for First, Second and Third Place.  The First Place winner for the Fins, Feathers & Fur show is Sandy Moser for her acrylic painting,  I’m Looking At You.  Sandy’s interpretation of the theme as well as the composition of the owl are outstanding.  Her use of the medium is outstanding, and it as if you can feel the fuzz of the feathers.  Sandy is also the Featured Artist for the next four weeks.


Taking Second Place is Patricia Gauss for her colored pencil, Roxanne.   Patricia’s command of the medium she used to depict an almost aloof lizard are what draw the viewer in.  And, Third Place goes to Maggie Steinhilper for her encaustic, Peek A Boo.  Maggie’s treatment of the subject are what made her work stand apart.  It as if we can look right into the owl’s eyes.


Honorable Mention awards were given as well.