Animals A to Z

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The Wildling Museum is pleased to announce its newest exhibition, Animals: A-Z on view from June 10 to October 9, 2017.

Travel through the alphabet as the Wildling showcases a diverse artistic representation of animal species from African saddlebills to zebras and everything in between. The artworks range from realistic to abstract and represent many different mediums. Curated from private collections, artists, and even from animals themselves, Executive Director Stacey Otte-Demangate designed the exhibition to engage viewers with familiar species and discover some that are more obscure. Artworks featuring endangered species will have a special notation to help bring awareness to the crisis they face. Some of these species, like the California condor, are being actively assisted by the Santa Barbara Zoo.

The Wildling has partnered with the Santa Barbara Zoo to offer programming and a companion show featuring the animal-themed artwork of Solvang School students and Montessori Center School of Goleta in the Volentine Discovery Pavilion. Artwork created by some of your favorite Santa Barbara Zoo residents will also be on display at the Wildling Museum.

The Wildling is deeply grateful to The Towbes Foundation for its support of this exhibition, as well as all of the lenders and artists for sharing their beautiful works with us and our community.

Families can enjoy a craft table in the exhibit and our activity guide as they go through the Museum.

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Artists in the exhibit hail from a total of six countries (Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Bhutan, Russia and USA) with strong local representation as well.


Edward Borein (1872 – 1945)

Bud Bottoms (Santa Barbara, CA)

Kevin Box (Santa Fe, NM)

Ernest H. Brooks II (Santa Barbara, CA)

Phoebe Brunner (Santa Barbara, CA)

E. A. Burbank (1858 – 1949)

Jessika Cardinahl (Somis, CA)

Ray-Mel Cornelius (Taos, NM)

Tina Curiel (Lafayette, CA)

Kim Diment (Grayling, MI)  Also signature member of the Society of Animal Artists

D.L. Engle (Valinda, CA)

Charles J. Fritz (Billings, MT)

Lynn Hanson (Ventura, CA)

Tim Hauf (Kingston, WA)

John Iwerks (Santa Ynez, CA)

Patti Jacquemain (Santa Barbara, CA)

Ellen Jewett (Ontario, Canada)

Charles Lyon (Minneapolis, MN)

Marc Muench (Santa Barbara, CA)

Stephanie Revennaugh (Livingston, MT)

Ines Labunski Roberts (Santa Barbara, CA)

Rene C. Reyes (Stockton, CA)

Mark Rossi (Tucson, AZ)

Richard Salas (Santa Barbara, CA)

Joel Sartore (Lincoln, NE) National Geographic photographer and founder of Photo Ark Project

Lindsay B. Scott (New Zealand)

Zhanna Shcherbich (Russia)

Yoshihiko Takahashi (Japan)

Katie Upton (Santa Barbara, CA)

David Wharton (Lewiston, MT)

Nicholas Wilson (Green Valley, AZ)

Also, unknown artists from Bhutan and Alaska/Canada




Ray-Mel Cornelius, Jackrabbit Peak
Jessika Cardinahl, Zebra
E. A. Burbank, Wolverine (Wildling Collection)
Kevin Box, Rising Peace


Visit the Student Exhibition at the Volentine Family Gallery at the Santa Barbara Zoo!

Student Show at the Zoo


Thank you to the talented teachers and students at Solvang School and Montessori Center School for sharing their creative animal art efforts with us!

Montessori Center School
Solvang School