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INTO THE WILD is a view of the animal kingdom in all its majesty and a fierce display of nature's day-to-day survival. When we think we can relate to what we see, we quickly realize there is so much more that will never be part of our reality. The raw sensibility of nature is captured for a fleeting moment from the human perspective.
Animals have fascinated artists for centuries, connecting human cultures across time. While we occupy the same earth, we live in entirely different worlds, often colliding. The mystery of the animal kingdom's instinct, strength, vulnerability, motion, and power will forever keep us in awe. INTO THE WILD is a glimpse of humankind's view into this untamed world.

A portion of the proceeds from our entry fees has gone to Art Enables, an art gallery and vocational arts program dedicated to creating opportunities for artists with disabilities to make, market, and earn income from their original and compelling artwork based out of Washington, DC.


In addition to earning income from art sales, artists build the skills, relationships, and experience necessary for a successful career in the arts. They offer their artists the creative space, materials, and marketing support they need to develop and succeed as professionals.


Established in 2001, Art Enables believes that artists with disabilities are vital to a robust arts landscape and should be afforded the opportunity to pursue art as a vocation and career. Art Enables works with artists who experience a broad range of developmental and cognitive disabilities and mental health challenges, including autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, among others.


To learn more about their work, visit their website

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