Wildlife painter takes best in show

March 1, 2020 | 12:09 am

Updated March 1, 2020 | 5:56 pm

It was a crowded gala at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art as folks bumped shoulders to view the 62 different works of art on display for the 58th Owensboro Art Guild juried exhibition.

Diane Ubelho-Wunderlich took best in show Saturday night for her wildlife watercolor “Africa in Black and White,” which depicts a lone zebra.

“I’ve lately been painting zebras, so that was my next in line to try out,” Ubelho-Wunderlich said. “I was excited about it, and I love the show anyway. So it was nice to get an award from here, very nice.”

Ubelho-Wunderlich, a wildlife painter, said she was pleasantly surprised she took best in show even though her painting “didn’t have as much to it.”

“Whenever I was in first grade, I wanted to paint wildlife,” she said, adding and that has blossomed to this day.

List of other winners:
Rob Millard-Mendez, “Snug the Joiner” – 1st Place
Curtis Uebelhor, “Non Omnis Moriar” – 2nd Place
Stephanie Christian, “Until the Clearing” – 3rd Place
Bill Whorrall, “Right Street” – Judge’s Special Award

The Art Guild juried exhibit runs through April 24.

March 1, 2020 | 12:09 am

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