Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020 Finalist Announced
DSWF is delighted to announce that 160 incredible artworks have been shortlisted for this year’s David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition.
We received nearly 1,200 entries from artists around the world and were delighted to see such a high standard of artworks across a variety of different mediums and subject matters.
Our expert panel of judges, including renowned wildlife artists and Shepherd family members Mandy Shepherd and Emily Lamb, spent hours discussing entries and as always, it proved a difficult task to shortlist down to the exhibition number.
“It is a privilege to be part of the judging panel for Wildlife Artist of the Year and to have the chance to explore such an inspiring range of wildlife art. I am proud to help continue my father’s legacy of conservation through art and in awe of the incredible talent out there amongst the world’s wildlife artists. Thank you to everyone for embracing and sharing the natural world with us and helping DSWF to protect our wildlife.”
Mandy Shepherd, Wildlife Artist of the Year Judge and David Shepherd’s daughter
The Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition is due to take place at Mall Galleries, London from Wednesday 27 – Sunday 31 May. However, we are monitoring the situation closely and will update again as to our plans around the exhibition and the announcement of winners over the next couple of weeks.
We’ll be launching an online exhibition of the shortlisted artworks, including the opportunity for you to buy your favourite artworks and vote online for the ‘People’s Choice’ winner. Please do sign up to our e-news to be the first to hear about how we will bring you this incredible display of wildlife art.
Congratulations to all shortlisted artists and a huge thank you to everyone who entered Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020 for supporting DSWF’s vital work protecting endangered species across Africa and Asia. Thank you for being part of our wildlife art family and for being the Change Makers who are helping to turn the tide on extinction before it’s too late.
Image credit: Anna Reed, Cy Baker and Hashim Akib