View22 is 36! Tiny Preview, Jackson Hole Art Auction

Lee Riddell's "View 22: Open Studio Art" painting, "Summer Sky, R Park."

Lee Riddell’s “View 22: Open Studio Art” painting, “Summer Sky, R Park.”

“I love being a part of the View22 project – where the creation of art is both inspired by and contributes to the protection of wildlife habitat and open space for all to enjoy. As a landscape painter, being out on these properties emphasizes for me the importance of preserving these lands forever.” ~ View22 artist Lee Riddell

Since it’s inception, “View22,” an arts-inspired fundraiser for the Jackson Hole Land Trust, has been wildly successful. This is the second year local artists create works, sharing their own experiences outside, “open studio” style, at dedicated Land Trust locations to celebrate the organization’s 36th anniversary.

Bronwyn Minton, for "View22"

Bronwyn Minton, for “View22”

Green flags marking “open studio” locations are up now through August 14th. Locations include  the Hardeman Barn, Hardeman North, Wilson Centennial Ponds, Wilson Wetlands Trail, R Park, Emily’s Pond, Spring Creek Ranch, Rock Springs at JHMR, Karns Meadow, Flat Creek Corridor, South Park Service Center, Hatchet Meadows, and the Indian Springs Swan Ponds. Look for these flags, and you’ll find View22 artists at work, and waiting to talk to any and all visitors about the heart-thumping experience of painting on conservation land. 

Ben Roth's artwork is inspired by Spring Creek Ranch landscape.

Ben Roth’s artwork is inspired by Spring Creek Ranch landscape.

The project concludes with an exhibit and sale at the Land Trust’s 36th Annual Picnic on August 14th, 4-8:00 pm at Fish Creek Ranch in Wilson, WY. Families are welcome, music will play! Tickets are $50 for adults; kids 12 and under are free.

Diane Benefiel for View22

Diane Benefiel for View22

2016 artists include Joe Arnold, Diane Benefiel, Emily Boespflug, Elizabeth Cogburn, Scotty Craighead, Katy Ann Fox, Pamela Gibson, Eliot Goss, Dwayne Harty, Todd Kosharek, Bronwyn Minton, Erin O’Connor, Abby Paffrath, Mike Piggott, Lee Carlman Riddell, Ben Roth, Bill Sawczuk, Craig Spankie, Travis Walker, Carrie Wild, and Kathy Wipfler.

I love it when artists representing so many mediums and genres come together!

This is one wicked-packed event, so visit the Land Trust’s “picnic page” , or phone the Land Trust Office at 307.733.4707. Visit the interactive View22 Blog, and read about the artists’ own experiences and processes for 2016’s conservation celebration! 

E.W. Deming (1860–1942) Pottery Making pastel on paper 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 (sight) in Estimate: $1,500–$2,500

E.W. Deming (1860–1942) Pottery Making. Pastel on paper
14 1/2 x 9 1/2 (sight) in, Estimate: $1,500–$2,500

2016’s Jackson Hole Art Auction, now taking place during Fall Arts Festival rather than as an unofficial closer of the arts season, has released its full on-line catalogue.

Comprised of two sessions, the auction’s first session takes place September 16th, and the second, larger session on September 17th, 2016. 

JHAA’s first session is a fine alternative to the grander, higher-price estimates second session, and today I’ll provide info for Session I.  If you are a beginning collector, are interested in artists termed “top tier” by the auction, this is the session for you! Masterful works of art by deceased and living artists represent all genres of Western Art. Price estimates are as low as $800, and top off at mid five-digit territory.

Session I has approximately 137 lots, and Session II is slated at 252 lots. Having worked a few auctions myself, I can tell you that last minute changes can happen, and frequently do. Those last minute changes will be included in your auction catalogue at time of sale.

I love the Southwest works and am thrilled to see a few paintings by T. Allen Lawson, Jennifer Hoffman, Kathryn Mapes Turner, and other contemporary Western artists nestled among the Great Masters.

Session I takes place at the Center for the Arts, in Jackson, Wyoming. Live bidding begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, September 16th. An auction PREVIEW takes place at Trailside Galleries on Thursday, September 15th, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public.

The JHAA is produced by the Gerald Peters Gallery and Trailside Galleries. For a full catalogue, and all Jackson Hole Art Auction information, visit, or visit their offices and preview gallery upstaris at Trailside Galleries, in Jackson, Wyoming.   

T. Allen Lawson (1963–Present) Daybreak oil on board 7 3/4 x 11 1/2" Estimate: $5,000–$7,000

T. Allen Lawson (1963–Present) Daybreak oil on board 7 3/4 x 11 1/2″ Estimate: $5,000–$7,000



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