‘Best in Show’ for Prindaville

Prindaville Best in Show Congrats to Shelby Prindaville, art program director and assistant professor of art at USM, on recent accolades for her artwork.

Congratulations to Shelby Prindaville, art program director and assistant professor of art at Saint Mary. She was recently chosen by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to be one of only three featured tour artists within Art Works for Change’s new exhibition for her extraordinary work capturing the beauty and frailty of the natural world. The subjects of both her painting and sculpture work encourage humanity to appreciate all creatures in nature—large and small—and reflect on our connection to them. The WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, dedicated to conserving nature and addressing its most pressing threats.

Art Works for Change’s new “Footing the Bill: Art and Our Ecological Footprint” exhibition highlights our urgent need to live sustainably — choosing wisely how and where to use Earth’s finite resources. Prindaville was one of only 28 artists selected for the curated international exhibition. The exhibit is accessible online at artworksforchange.org. Art Works for Change is a nonprofit organization creating contemporary art exhibitions that highlight critical social and environmental issues.

“I am beyond honored to have my works recognized by both the WWF and Art Works for Change,” said Prindaville. “I whole-heartedly support the mission of both charitable organizations, and these honors reinforce why I do what I do—to call on human reflection and influence change.”

On top of both of these impressive accomplishments, Prindaville also recently won the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri “Best in Show” for her bison painting “Confrontation.” The painting was selected by juror Ruth Ann Reese in the “Wild Things” national exhibition at the Council.

She had this to say about her winning work: “‘Confrontation’ and my other bison paintings stem from my two week-long residencies at Madroño Ranch in Medina, Texas. Being an artist in residence exposes me to new ecosystems, which generates new bodies of work with different subjects. I really enjoy immersing myself in the natural world and being able to share those experiences with my viewers.

To see more of her work, visit shelbyprindaville.com.

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