Category Archives: Gifts

Holidays “Draw” Near; Wilson Bazaar

Unwitting contributing writer Tom Woodhouse tells us about holiday Art Association drawing & painting classes!  Tom, am I getting a complimentary press pass membership ANY TIME SOON??????  Already asked your boss. I think he forgot! (slightly bemused smiley face goes here)  …Oh, and I edited your letter  just a teensy bit, adjusting for timing of events.

Dear Friends~~~

“Ready or not, December is here! We have many drawing & painting opportunities for you this month!

Sharon Thomas is offering classes in Acrylic Painting every Monday night from 6pm to 9pm, and moi, I  am offering Drawing Exercises on Tuesdays, 6 – 9pm, right up until Christmas!  These classes are only $99 for any four sessions you attend.

We’ve started a “Beginning a Second Life” drawing session each Wednesday morning, 9 am – noon; Open studio to any Art Association member (or?) a $15 to drop in. We continue our regular Wednesday night group from 6 – 9pm.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday (December 7-9th) I am teaching a etching workshop for all levels, introducing basic etching and printing techniques. To everyone who has been asking me for this class for the last year this is your opportunity to get in here!  Please call Kadie at the front desk for details and  enrollment.

Be sure to get your work ready for the Art Association’s Salon Show in January, open to all Art Associations Members. There is a $10 submission fee that is put towards cash awards for show participants. Opening reception is January 25, 2013. This show has always brought out the entire community for a fun party and a very diverse collection of Art…..Check our website–— for specific topics covered each week!”

If you can read this, you’re too close!

But a winter tailgate at the annual Wilson Bazaar isn’t a bad idea. Usually, besides all the global gifts strewn around the home of Brot & Didi Coburn, you’ll find hot cider, cheeses, cookies, coffee and other warm winter treats.

But go for the Teton Culture rugs, Mongolian and Tibetan cashmere, and Sweet Peony Design jewels.

Date: Dec. 8 & 9th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Place: 1520 Fish Creek Road, Wilson, WY

Contact: Didi Thunder–307-733-3124 or email


Mark Sunday’s Flower Power; YARD Open House

If you’ve been to Jackson’s Pearl Street Post Office, you know these flowers. You may have also seen them at various other front desks, shops and venues around town. These glowing, hot-colored assemblages feel beamed down, a gift from friendly aliens.

The artist, Mark Sunday, is a Jackson local. I will give Sunday a label: Outsider Artist. He’s not represented by a gallery, his work is scattered about town and, unless you ask, anonymous. Sunday enjoys giving good folks one of his stylized flowers. With the right karma, Sunday’s whimsical flowers and his other work— intricate, imagery-rich sculptural assemblages—will be available in more venues.

His work is all the more remarkable because Sunday has Stargardt’s Disease, a form of macular degeneration; he suggested I title this post “Impaired Vision.” It’s a great title, and Sunday is given to self-mocking humor, but I’d not sleep well referring to Mark Sunday that way. He is, however, legally blind.

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