The Western Wildlife Art Show of 2021 will be an exciting show with changes this year due to Covid19 and the late decision of the board to hold the show.Their will be no evening dinner on July 1st this year. For safety reasons we have decided to cancel the Children's Wall of Art Contest.Ribbons to be presented this year . For safety reasons we have decided to cancel the Childern's Wall of Art Contest
Ribbons to be presented this year will include. Featured Artis Jana VanHousen
Chairman's Choice who will then serve as featured Artist next year.
A new award will be Artist Selection in which the artists will vote for one of the attending artists.
Best of Show in which a local artist will select a piece ofart presented from the artists
Jana Van Housen is an artist with roots in both Western and Eastern Nebraska. At the age of 15 Jana won her first commission and that experience began her art career and fueled her passion to create exquisitely detailed still life paintings and colorful Nebraska landscapes. While never obtaining a formal art education Jana choses to educate herself with life long learning, taking classes and workshops with peers and experts whose techniques mesh well with her abilities and level of talent. Jana currently own’s and operate’s The Renaissance, a studio in Aurora, Nebraska where she works in both portrait photography and studio fine art. Over the years her work in both photographic and fine art has been collected from coast to coast and abroad. Professional highlights include selection into the Nebraska Governor’s Exhibition, Lincoln, Nebraska, the Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction, Fort Collins, Colorado , a member of Nebraska Impact Artists and Signature Artist of the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs. Artist Statement: I am forever in search of the perfect composition ruled by the golden mean. The light upon it is always ethereal and draws out the perfectly harmonized colors of warmth and coolness. Whether I see it by chance in a natural setting or create it in the studio I try my best to capture it for eternity.