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We are so wild. Soon, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be awash in wildlife as adults give birth, bears come out from hibernation, and the creatures of the Earth migrate to their summer habitats.

If Spring seems a little far off, stop by Trailside Galleries during the month of March and take in their annual Wildlife Discovery Show. Through March 31, 2011 the Jackson gallery showcases the works of Western artists exploring creative styles, subject matter and mediums. The roster of noted artists includes: Kyle Sims,  NancyGlazier, Bonnie Marris, Ralph Oberg, Sarah Woods, Nancy Glazier, James Morgan, Sherry Sander, Lindsay Scott, John Seerey-Lester, Ryan Skidmore, Adam Smith, Daniel Smith, Linda St. Clair, Richard D. Thomas, and Kathy Wipfler.

Many new works are on exhibition. While you are there, take a turn upstairs and make your way back to the Jackson Hole Art Auction offices and gallery, where works slated to be auctioned off this September are also on display.

The Cultural Council of Jackson Hole announced that 2011-2012 Arts for All Grant Applications are available for arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists.  The program is administered by the Cultural Council.

“The Arts for All grant program serves to distributes social service tax dollars from the Town of Jackson and Teton County for arts education, producing and presenting opportunities, and public projects by individual artists,” says the Council’s Alissa Davies. “Grant amounts can be up to $6,000, and all grants must be cash matched at least 1:1 by the applicant.”

Completed grant applications are due by June 1, 2011. Late applications will not be accepted. No support will be provided to organizations already receiving public support from Town or County funds. Arts for All funds are allocated to the Cultural Council at the discretion of the Jackson Town Council and the Teton County Board of Commissioners.   There is no guarantee that these elected officials will approve Arts for All funding again this year.

For more information contact Davies at

There’s still time to send the National Museum of Wildlife Art (NMWA) your thoughts on its new sculpture trail, set to open to the public in 2012; the event coincides with NMWA’s 25th anniversary.  Show your interest by logging on here and filling out an easy on-line questionaire.

NMWA’s President and CEO Jim McNutt has announced that the three-quarter mile long outdoor art venue designed by renowned landscape architect Walter Hood “will showcase nearly 30 permanent and temporaryartworks.  The sculpture trail will connect to the recently constructed Jackson-to-Grand Teton National Park pathway via a new underpass for easy biker and hiker access. Sponsored in memory of James F. (Jim) Petersen, honoring his life-long commitment to education, art, and love of the Tetons, the sculpture trail further integrates the national museum’s collection with its natural – even rugged – Wyoming setting.”

Finally, the Washington Post reported last week that the National Gallery of Art has acquired Thomas Moran’s “Green River Cliffs, Wyoming.” Long part of a private collection, the dramatic panorama joins two other Moran paintings already a part of the gallery’s collection. Moran’s work has steadily gained value over the years.


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