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Art Gone Wild Winners Announced Baton Rouge Zoo’s Art Contest Comes to a Close

January 02, 2014

Grand Prize Winner, Alexander Garrett

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the winners of the fourth annual Art Gone Wild art contest, sponsored by Baton Rouge Parents Magazine.

More than 400 votes were cast for first, second and third place winners in each age category. The grand prize winner was selected by a panel of community judges: Toni Brown, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge; Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, LSU Museum of Art; Elizabeth Weinstein, Louisiana Arts and Science Museum; and Travis Munson, Baton Rouge Gallery.

Winning pieces will be published in the Zoo's Wild Times newsletter, a benefit of Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo membership, which is distributed quarterly to more than 4,500 households, businesses and governmental offices. The grand prize winner and first place winners in each category can also be viewed at

• Alligator: Children up to 2nd Grade
• Eagle: Children 3rd - 6th Grade
• Giraffe: Children 7th - 12th Grade
• Rhino: Adult beginners and non-professionals
• Elephant: Adult professional


Grand Prize:
Alexander Garrett (Originally entered in Giraffe Category)

First Place: Cordelia Carlin
Second Place: Serenity Carlin

First Place: Olivia King
Second Place: Girbaud Holloman
Third Place: Kristen Smith

First Place: Anna Morris
Second Place: Gabrielle Stewart
Third Place: Elise Drennan

First Place: David James Galin
Second Place: Gayle-Anne Chavers

First Place: Mary Heckman

About BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is a place where people connect with animals, including tigers, giraffes, rhinos and alligators. The world-class Realm of the Tiger, Flamingo Cove, Giants of the Islands, Safari Playground, L'aquarium de Louisiane, Parrot Paradise and KidsZoo exhibits offer fun and education for all ages. The Baton Rouge Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a distinction reserved for only the top 10% of zoos in the nation.


Fun Fact
If a human baby weighed 7 pounds at birth and grew at the same rate as a caterpillar it would weigh 189,000 pounds when fully grown.
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