Category Archives: Jackson Hole Visual Arts

Todd Kosharek’s Utopia

Todd Kosharek Utopian Vision - The Peach Blossom Spring Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 36 inches

Todd Kosharek, Utopian Vision – The Peach Blossom Spring – Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 36 inches

“As I get older, I see looking to the future, both as a society and as individuals, as an act of seeking the Utopians that exist in our romanticized memories of the past. Memory is both the greatest blessing and the greatest curse. The line between the difference is what I am so drawn to explore, to understand.”- Todd Kosharek

“Utopian Vision – The Peach Blossom Spring,” encapsulates artist Todd Kosharek’s view of the world. Utopia was an island said to be an intentional place of community, an ideal society. Kosharek’s painting “Peach Blossom” depicts what is thought to be the first sighting of Utopia.

The painting’s story concerns a fisherman who comes upon a society living in perfect harmony. The fisherman stays for one week, then departs to his former life. When he tries to return to Utopia, he perishes.

Todd Kosharek Neautrality Acrylic on Canvas 16 x 24 inches

Todd Kosharek, Neautrality, Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 24 inches

TODD KOSHAREK | UTOPIAN VISION: THE HISTORY PROJECT, opens at Altamira Fine Art on October 3rd, runs through October 15th, and hosts an artist’s reception at Altamira on October 6, 5-8:00 pm in Jackson, Wyoming. A dance, themed to the exhibit, will be performed by Kosharek’s wife, Kate Kosharek.

Now a father of two, Kosharek’s growth as an artist is evident. That happens with parenthood, but in Kosharek’s case it’s really not a surprise; he began his own life journey~~or at least his visible Jackson Hole life journey~~on a higher plane. His perceptions of people, the way we live, his committment to truth and clear, balanced vision seem far above average.

Saturated in art history, Kosharek’s contemporary paintings have developed a highly focused and meditative style. He’s as meticulous and balanced in his artwork as poets are when  constructing great poetry.

Todd Kosharek Love Letter - Peace Within Acrylic on Canvas 12 x 20 inches

Todd Kosharek, Love Letter – Peace Within, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 20 inches

“I went seeking poetic verses on peace through (sic) and acceptance of love. I looked at Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Cummings….Then I re-read letters from my wife. “Love Letter” is the first one I ever received, 13 years ago. She wrote about a great peace within [regarding our] whole situation, the admitting of vulnerability toward another person. I thought this was a perfect summary of love: having a sense of peace to the unknown,” writes Kosharek.

This exhibition focuses on Kosharek’s ongoing Crane Series, and a sample of his landscape painting occupies the top of this page. With this new exhibit, Kosharek merges interior and exterior worlds.

Sebastian Junger’s book, “Tribe,” concludes society has grossly inverted our own utopia; from our earliest days on this continent, reports Junger, our industrial society “waged an ongoing campaign against a native population that had barely changed, technologically, in 15,000 years.”

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2016 Jackson Hole Art Auction Results!

Dean Cornwell (1892–1960) Portrait,1929 oil on canvas 30 x 24 in Sold: $245,700

Dean Cornwell (1892–1960) Portrait,1929 oil on canvas 30 x 24 in Sold: $245,700

I’d certainly buy her if I could. Dean Cornwell’s (1892 -1960) beautiful portrait of a young woman surrounded by American Indian motifs and symbols stole my heart. This painting sold for $245,700. Her story is just one of the hundreds of successful art stories to emerge from 2016’s Jackson Hole Art Auction, which realized over $8,000,000 in sales earlier this month. As always, the auction took place at Jackson Hole’s Center for the Arts, in downtown Jackson, Wyoming, and is a partnership production of the Trailside and Gerald Peters galleries.

This is a quick post; my aim is to get you the sales information as quickly as possible!

SALE HIGHLIGHTS: 

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Charles M. Russell (1864–1926)
Buffalo Hunting,1894
oil on canvas
20 1/8 x 24 in
Sold: $450,000

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He Rode Away, Following a Dim Trail Among the Sage, 1909
oil on canvas
38 x 25 in
Sold: $585,000

unnamed-4Maynard Dixon (1875–1946)
Cattle Drive, 1939
mixed media
49 x 36 1/2 in
Sold: $409,500

unnamed-5Walter Ufer (1876–1936)
October
oil on canvas
31 1/2 x 47 1/4 in
Sold: $374,400

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John Clymer (1907–1989)
Moving Camp, 1972
oil on canvas
20 x 40 in
Sold: $380,250

unnamed-7John Clymer (1907–1989)
September, 1972
oil on board
15 x 30 in
Sold: $187,200

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Martin Grelle (1954–Present)
Last Trail to Medicine Wheel, 2016
oil and acrylic on linen
40 x 48 in
Sold: $198,900

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Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865–1926)
Brüllende Löwen
oil on canvas
44 3/4 x 83 1/2 in
Sold: $280,800

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Bonnie Marris (1951–Present)
Family Ties, 2016
oil on canvas
36 x 48 in
Sold: $140,400

View all of the Jackson Hole Art Auction’s 2016 sales results at www.jacksonholeartauction.com! More local art news coming soon!

As Art and Seasons Turn

"The Connoisseur," by Norman Rockwell.

“The Connoisseur,” by Norman Rockwell. The work appears on American Art Review’s October cover.

Ahhh. It’s Fall. Lovely.

Soon I’ll be returning to Jackson, and for almost everyone this season is a time of reflection. It’s also a time of “buckling down to work” and transition.

When I’m not reading or writing about Jackson Hole’s art scene, I’m often reading about art in other corners of the world, and quite a bit about art across the country. This entry, I’d like to offer up a few stories that recently caught my eye.

The first concerns plein air painting, and a show about a collection of artists, now deceased, whose works were, in their time, considered excellent. But as their lives came to an end, so did their visibility as artists. The show is “Variations on a Theme: American Painters (1850-2000), opening next month at the Rockport Art Association and Museum in Rockport, Massachusetts.

“It is an unfortunate fact that unless an artist has a gallery or family to keep their name in the forefront of the art world, the bulk of their work can be lost in the mists of time,” writes Judith A. Curtis in the latest edition of “American Art Review.” 

Alexander Bower (1875-1952), Cottage on the River

Alexander Bower (1875-1952), Cottage on the River

This is not currently a big problem for Jackson artists~~(housing is another matter)~~a number of artists who didn’t have representation or were faced with a gallery scene refusing to show their work are now front and center. This is incredible, and perhaps because we, collectively, are the polar opposite of the small New England town’s plight, the article spoke to me.

The Rockport’s mission is to feature local painters who are not only considered excellent, but have been “the mainstay of the Association in its fledgling days.” To sum up Curtis’ point, the museum would never have survived without intense dedication, talent, and a consistent “forward momentum.” Until last year, when the Rockport mounted an all-women’s art show  and expanded its reach, the museum was unable to produce a show like “Variations.” In the article about the show (if you can find a hard copy~~I can’t find the article on line) you can read about a number of New England plein air painters who, despite their great talents and breadth of subjects, faded from view. It’s a touching look from a knowing and careful perspective.

Stanley George, proprietor, closing a gate decorated by Jessica Blowers at Stanley’s Pharmacy on Ludlow Street. Credit Santiago Mejia/The New York Times

Stanley George, proprietor, closing a gate decorated by Jessica Blowers at Stanley’s Pharmacy on Ludlow Street. Credit Santiago Mejia/The New York Times

Don’t hurt me, NYT! I loved this article. And I hope that we in Jackson Hole can figure out something like the Lower East Side’s “100 Gates Project.” 

Tamara Best wrote about a street art project that’s transforming a part of Manhattan’s dingy Lower East Side. Although we in Jackson don’t pull down metal doors when we close up for the day, we could paint some fabulous large-scale works and use them as promotion for our local artists. What about that idea for the Public Art Spot, the snaggly “banner” space that juts out over West Broadway? That needs upgrading, up-thinking. 

Or, we could place art on the streets themselves. And create/paint/build/light up huge arrows pointing to the Art Association! Once visitors arrive at the Art Association, they’d find so much affordable local art that they couldn’t help but bring some back home.

Our public art is fabulous, but I feel more thoughtful placement of work is possible. Let’s not crowd small spaces without offering a place to rest, without offering nature and true assimilation of place and object.

I’m in favor of making the Art Association more “public,” a retail operation that draws more tourism dollars. Tourists rarely, if ever, visit and we need a fresh audience. I’m in favor of another project I recently read about, and Jackson has already started: displaying local art, with prices, in every lodging location possible, AND add an artist studio space directly into the lodging structure itself. The artist is always in residence.

Read Best’s article HERE. 

sothebys7-28-16My mom gets newsletters from the Hollis Taggart Gallery in NYC. The gallery sends out an Art Market Report much like our Jackson Hole Real Estate Report. A summation of the latest report says that there has been a “rising tide” of gallery sales and an “ebb in momentum” for auction houses. People are consigning, not selling, in an erratic market. Feels safer, more control.

As the gallery went to press with their newsletter, the SEC reported a 65% reduction in Steve Cohen’s Sotheby’s stockAlmost immediately a Chinese insurer “China Guardian” bought up a 13.5% position in Sotheby’s. And now it’s Sotheby’s largest shareholder…….

“No doubt China Guardian was quietly buying Steve Cohen’s stock position!” exclaims the Report.

Invest in, support and love your local artists. We are a family. An Association.

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Because I do not wish to finish on a “corporate” note, I offer some these observations on the passing of time and transition:

We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” ~Albert Einstein

“Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.”~Thich Nhat Hanh

2016 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Finale!

Curt Walters (1950–Present) April Study of Grand Canyon oil on board 12 x 9 in Estimate: $2,000–$3,000

Curt Walters (1950–Present), April Study of Grand Canyon, oil on board, 12 x 9 in.
Estimate: $2,000–$3,000

 

The final days of Jackson’s Fall Arts Festival are perhaps the most potent. We experience, in every way, the depth and breadth of Jackson’s phenomenal pool of artistic talent and resources. During these final few celebratory days, the town and its environs come alive in countless ways! Dig in. The best is yet to come.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

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Wild 100 Show & Sale Artist Party

As part of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s 29th Annual Western Visions: Wild 100 Show & Sale, artists and patrons have an opportunity to view the art, place bids, and mingle with artists before the big sale. Tonight’s event is the Wild 100 Artist Party, a fun night with music, great food provided by the on-site restaurant Rising Sage. Full bar~~Cash, I’m assuming.

Time: 5:30-8:30 pm. Tickets: $100, and you must be registered. Place: The National Museum of Wildlife Art. www.westernvisions.org

 

Painting by Michelle Larsen.

Painting by Michelle Larsen.

Grand Teton Gallery – Dynamic Texture Featuring Oil Painters Michelle Larsen and Peggy Ann Thompson
“Idaho’s Artist of the Year,” Larsen “builds a sculpture on the canvas and then brings it to life with bold colors.”  Thompson is a palette knife artists, creating rich, painterly landscapes.

Time: 4:00-7:00 pm. Contact: 307.201.1172 or www.grandtetongallery.com

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Two Grey Hills Indian Arts and Jewelry: Gallery Exhibition
Navajo Weaver Mary H. Yazzie will be demonstrating her amazing talents on the loom. Toadlena Trading Post owners Mark & Linda Winter will be talking about the history and traditions of the Trading Post Weavers. Gene Waddell will feature a stunning collection of Native American Artists work. Contact 307.733.2677 or www.fineindianart.com

September Vhay. The Leopard Chief, Oil on Belgian Linen. 20 x 30 in.

September Vhay. The Leopard Chief, Oil on Belgian Linen. 20 x 30 in.

Altamira Fine Art — Artist Demos
Stop by Altamira Fine Art for a casual art demo afternoon, featuring gallery aritists September Vhay, Jared Sanders, Travis Walker and Greg Woodard. Cookies and lemonade! Free. Time: 1:00-4:00pm www.altamiraart.com

Joshua Tobey's "Dancing Bears."

Joshua Tobey’s “Dancing Bears.”

Astoria Fine Art hosts a Reception for Greg Beecham and Joshua Tobey, 1-4:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Conrad Schwiering (1916–1986) Breaking Through oil on board 20 x 30 in Estimate: $7,000–$10,000

Conrad Schwiering (1916–1986), Breaking Through, oil on board. 20 x 30 in. Estimate: $7,000–$10,000

Jackson Hole Art Auction Session 1
One of the Fall Arts Festival’s great events is The Jackson Hole Art Auction, co-produced by Trailside and Gerald Peters galleries. Its profile has grown since it first appeared on the Western Art auction scene in 2007. Great art by deceased and living masters, sculpture, antiquties, Native American art, art depicting great moments and eras in the history of the West, wildlife and landscapes, the Tetons~~it’s all there. There are TWO sale days; today’s is Session 1. Price points for all collectors.  Please register to attend.

Center for the Arts, 265 S. Cache Street at 12:00pm
Contact: 866.549.9278 or www.jacksonholeartauction.com

THE BRAGGART Painting – Mixed mediums on handmade paper 28 x 14 inches Opening bid $9,500.00

T.R. Lawson ~ THE BRAGGART
Painting – Mixed mediums on handmade paper
28 x 14 inches
Opening bid $9,500.00

National Museum of Wildlife Art’s “Western Visions-Wild 100” Show & Sale. 

Tonight’s the night to bid on works by the country’s leading wildlife and landscape artists~~including many local artists~~and, as they say, “go home with a beautiful piece of art.”

This is a ticketed event, with prices ranging from $25 to $500. Entry to this event is $150. Registration required. Bidding closes at 7:00 pm. Place: National Museum of Wildlife Art. And good luck, everyone!

Check the museum’s page for details.

The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes
If you can’t live there, but always wanted to visit, the the Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes may be just the thing. A two-day, self-guided fundraising tour takes you to some very impressive showcase homes, where you can meet artisans behind the homes’ creation, and, in a perfect world, see what they might be able to do for YOU. It’s architectural – design- craftsmanship-art (I can’t think of a description that doesn’t connote “desire”) wishes in the flesh. Hosted by Homestead Magazine, limited (of course!) tickets.

Again, this is a two-day event, so your opportunity to take your tour repeats tomorrow, on Saturday, September 17th. Visit  www.jacksonholeshowcase.com.

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Super Cool House for Sale! Maybe it’s on the Tour. But I’m not sure. Placeholder image!

Grand Teton Gallery – Dynamic Texture Featuring Oil Painters Michelle Larsen and Peggy Ann Thompson

Michelle Larsen was named “Idaho’s Artist of the Year”.  Michelle builds a sculpture on the canvas and then brings it to life with bold colors resulting in a very unique two-dimensional work of art. Peggy Ann Thompson paints with a palette knife.

Times are fluid, but materials suggest artists will be in attendance beginning 5:00 pm.
Contact: 307.201.1172 or www.grandtetongallery.com

 

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Two Grey Hills Indian Arts and Jewelry: Gallery Exhibition
Navajo Weaver Mary H. Yazzie will demonstrate her remarkable weaving abilities. Toadlena Trading Post owners Mark & Linda Winter will speak on the history and traditions of the Trading Post Weavers. Trading Post owner Gene Waddell will speak. Time: 11:00am-6:00pm Contact 307.733.2677 or www.fineindianart.com

Thumbnails from Glenn Dean's Legacy Show. Thanks, Glenn! Images from Facebook.

Thumbnails from Glenn Dean’s Legacy Show. Thanks, Glenn! Images from Facebook.

Legacy Gallery – Glenn Dean, One Man Show If you don’t know who Glenn Dean is by now, all I can say is you haven’t been reading any Western art magazines, visiting any galleries, checking Facebook, Instagram or ANYTHING! Dean is prolific, one of the best of the new Contemporary Western artists. And he happens to be a nice guy. The lone cowboys, those full moons, a sunset, a long trail ahead….So don’t miss Glenn Dean, One Man Show and Artist Reception, at Legacy Gallery.  Time: 3-5:00 pm. www.legacygallery.com

Todd Kosharek

Todd Kosharek at Altamira Fine Art

Altamira Fine Art — Artist Demos
Altamira invites you to join them for cookies, iced tea, lemonade and an artist demo. Local artist Todd Kosharek will be in attendance for the afternoon demo. One of Jackson’s most gracious and talented new artists making good!

Altamira Fine Art, 172 Center Street from 1:00-4:00pm
Contact: 307.739.4700 or www.altamiraart.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

36297_4587744693870_688878886_n21st Annual Jackson Hole QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction. The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present nationally, regionally and locally recognized artists demonstrating their skills at this super-fun, outside on the Town Square paint out! Each completed artwork will be auctioned off following the ninety-minute quick draw. Everyone is invited to watch, have fun, and take part in the auction following the draw. Included in the auction will be the 2015 Fall Arts Festival featured painting, “Greeting the Dawn” by Edward Aldrich. Free and open to the public!  

Time & Place: 9:00am on Jackson’s Town Square! 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

 

Lot 278A - W. Herbert Dunton (1878–1936). Winter Camp of the Sioux, oil on canvas 15 x 12 in. Estimate: $60,000–$90,000

Lot 278A – W. Herbert Dunton (1878–1936).
Winter Camp of the Sioux, oil on canvas
15 x 12 in.
Estimate: $60,000–$90,000

Jackson Hole Art Auction- Session 2

The Big Kahuna.

Session 2 of the Jackson Hole Art Auction takes place today at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. The auction begins at 12:00 pm sharp, and attendees should plan on a four to five hour auction event. 

Since 2007, the Jackson Hole Art Auction has been recognized as one of the premier art events in the country, defined by the high standard of works offered in a variety of genres including wildlife, sporting, figurative, landscape and Western art by both renowned deceased masters and contemporary artists. This is the final JHAA session. Something for everyone!

Time: 12:00 pm. Place: Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, 265 S. Cache, Jackson, Wyoming. New lots are added right up to hammer time, so check the auction’s website regularly! I’ve been on both sides of that auction stage, and I know what I’m talking about. Trust the auction natives!  www.jacksonholeartauction.com

Grand Teton Gallery – Artists in Residence
Gallery artists will be painting and sculpting in the gallery. Artists will be listed in the festival online calendar. Time: 1-4:00 pm.  www.grandtetongallery.com

Rhododendron blooms on Roan Mountain as the sun sets on the summer solstice.

Rhododendron blooms on Roan Mountain as the sun sets on the summer solstice. Tom Mangelsen

MANGELSEN – Images of Nature Gallery Fall Reception
The annual fall reception at MANGELSEN – Images of Nature Gallery features world-renowned nature photographer Thomas D Mangelsen sharing his latest images at the event. All the coolest conservation creatives will be there, plus a whole lot of Mangelsen friends and fans. And it’s FREE. Come and see! It’s groovy, it’s hip!

Time: 5-9:00 pm.  Place: Images of Nature Gallery. Contact: 307.733.9752 or  www.mangelsen.com

Work by Brent Cotton

Work by Brent Cotton

Fall Gold ~ Four Artist Showcase
Trailside Galleries is pleased to present its Fall Gold Four Artist Showcase. Trailside’s traditional fall event features a huge selection of wildlife, landscape, and sporting art. An artists’ reception gives collectors the opportunity to meet and greet participating artists. Brent Cotton, Bonnie Morris, Adam Smith, and Dustin Van Wechel are featured. 

Time: 5-8:00 pm.  Contact: 307.733.3186 or www.trailsidegalleries.com

Astoria Fine Art – Annual Best of Astoria Show
Join Astoria Fine Art and 30 of their represented artists in attendance. It’s crowded! Sometimes they serve ice cream. Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  307.733.4016 or www.astoriafineart.com

“Greeting the Dawn” by Edward Aldrich is this year's Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival official painting.

“Greeting the Dawn” by Edward Aldrich is this year’s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival official painting.

Mountain Trails Gallery Artist Reception
Edward Aldrich’s featured piece “Greeting the Dawn” will be auctioned off during the signature QuickDraw event.  Aldrich will also visit Mountain Trails Gallery to meet collectors and sign posters.

A reception for all the participating QuickDraw artists from Mountain Trails follows. Mountain Trails Gallery, 155 Center Street, from 1:00-3:00pm www.mtntrails.net 

Two Grey Hills Indian Arts and Jewelry: Gallery Exhibition
Navajo Weaver Mary H. Yazzie will be demonstrating her amazing talents on the loom. Toadlena Trading Post owners Mark & Linda Winter will be talking about the history and traditions of the Trading Post Weavers. Waddell Trading’s owner, Gene Waddell displays the best in Native American weaving art. Contact 307.733.2677 or www.fineindianart.com

Marie Yazzie works in section on her weaving.

Marie Yazzie works in section on her weaving.

The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes. See information on this event, above, under Friday, September 16. 

Tiny purple house.

Tiny purple house.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

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Art Brunch Gallery Walk

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce brings on the big FAF farewell, a Sunday morning gallery walk. Enjoy brunch and festive beverages at this closing-day celebration for the 30th Annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Gallery maps will be available at a variety of locations including the Chamber’s offices (112 Center Street) and participating galleries.

Kay Stratman's beautiful watercolors are at Horizon Fine Art.

Kay Stratman’s beautiful watercolors are at Horizon Fine Art.

Participating Galleries from 11:00am-3:00pm
Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com.

Galleries in alphabetical order: 

Altamira Fine Art
Art Association of Jackson Hole
Astoria Fine Art
Cayuse Western Americana
Diehl Gallery
Grand Teton Gallery
Horizon Fine Art
Legacy Gallery
Mountain Trails Gallery
RARE Gallery
Ringholz Gallery
The Stable Gallery
Trailside Galleries
Trio Fine Art
West Lives On Gallery
West Lives On Contemporary Gallery
Wild by Nature Gallery

Featured presentations:

photo1-265x300Altamira Fine Art — Art Brunch Gallery Walk
Altamira Fine Art winds up 2016’s FAF with Contemporary Western Art, mimosas, bloody Marys, and brunch catered by e.leaven.

Altamira Fine Art, 172 Center Street from 11:00am-3:00pm Contact: 307.739.4700 or www.altamiraart.com

Diehl Gallery – Western Visions Celebration Salon

A light brunch and a celebration of the Diehl Gallery artists participating in the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s 29th Annual Western Visions Show & Sale. Diehl Gallery will display a special selection of works by Helen Durant and Les Thomas.

Diehl Gallery, 155 West Broadway from 11:00am-3:00pm
Contact: 307.733.0905 or www.diehlgallery.com

Weaving by Mary H. Yazzi

Weaving by Mary H. Yazzie

Two Grey Hills Indian Arts and Jewelry — Gallery Exhibition
Navajo Weaver Mary H. Yazzie will be demonstrating her amazing talents on the loom. Toadlena Trading Post owners Mark & Linda Winter will be talking about the history and traditions of the Trading Post Weavers. Waddell Trading’s owner, Gene Waddell, will feature their fabulous collection of Native American Artists Past and Present.

110 E Broadway from 11:00am-3:00pm
Contact 307.733.2677 or www.fineindianart.com

That's all, Folks! See you Soon! Thanks for reading. ~~Tammy

That’s all, Folks! See you Soon! Thanks for reading. ~~Tammy

 

Fall Arts Festival: Sept. 10 – 15

 

Teton Plein Air Painters: Watch them work on Saturday, September 10th. Free!

Teton Plein Air Painters: Watch them work on Saturday, September 10th. Free!

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, Part 2!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Triangle X

Triangle X

Historic Ranch Tours

Triangle X is one of the valley’s best-known family-run ranches. 2016 marks the ranch’s 90th anniversary, and it’s sharing the celebration with Fall Arts. Cowboys (we used to not have to mention cowboys; just 20 years ago, the presence of real cowboys was a given in and around Jackson), Western entertainment and a barbecue. Brought to you by Mountain Living Magazine. 

Cost: $60.  Getting There: Hop on a bus at the Home Ranch Parking Lot at 2:00 pm. Information: The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com 

Teton Plein Air Painters in the field.

Teton Plein Air Painters in the field.

Artists in the Environment ~ Grand Teton National Park 

Gather to watch live plein air painting at Menor’s Ferry in Grand Teton National Park! Menor’s is located just past the Park entry, and across the Snake River from Dornan’s. Local artists will spend the morning painting “en plein air,” in the moment. The Teton Plein Air Painters merge with the Grand Teton Association’s monthly “Artists in the Environment” program for this event; expect as many as 20 artists painting in the area!  FREE and OPEN to the public!

Time: 9:00 am  – Noon. Bring your own art supplies and join in the fun! 

Rip Caswell at work.

Rip Caswell at work.

Grand Teton Gallery – Artists in Residence

Rip Caswell sculpts (his medium is bronze) and a pre-cast sale (cast for a to-be-completed bronze work) while FAF is taking place. Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Also at the Grand Teton Gallery: Michelle Julene: Artist Reception, 4-7:00 pm. Fashion designer turned artist, Julene connects to her spiritual side. A horse enthusiast, she’s at work on two series:
Michelle Julene initially gained her reputation designing couture clothing. Michelle began painting several years ago to connect to a spiritual side. She’s at work on two series: “Into the Wild”and “Into the Mystic”. www.grandtetongallery.com 

The Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale
The really big Western Design show continues at the Snow King Center in Jackson. Doors are open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and tickets are $15 at the door. Over 130 national artists present contemporary and traditional handcrafted, original creations of furniture, fashion, jewelry, and accessories for the home during the 24th Annual Exhibit + Sale.  www.westerndesignconference.com 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

The Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale continues at Snow King Center. $15 at the door, and hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Have we mentioned “Retail Row?” It’s a Western mall, showcasing the latest fashion trends. Enjoy!  www.westerndesignconference.com

Jewelry, Art and Fine Cuisine are all part of "Takin' it to the Streets!"

Jewelry, Art and Fine Cuisine are all part of “Takin’ it to the Streets!”

17th Annual Takin’ It to the Streets & Taste of the Tetons
The open-air, juried art fair is presented by the Jackson Hole Art Association and features 40 local artists, including some of Jackson’s finest, selling an array of fine artwork.

Get there early, this is a community-wide social event! Everything happens on the Jackson Town Square, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The Square’s lawn is chock full of chefs and the best food in town, Jackson’s Rotary Club hosts a wine tasting and silent auction, and “Pickin’ in the Park” provides live music to keep things hopping! A truly family-friendly event!

The Rotary Supper Club produces the Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, with proceeds benefitting “Honoring Our Veterans” therapeutic recreation programs and other community causes.

Entry is free, but foodies need to purchase tickets from Art Association ticket booths in order to taste. Each ticket is $1, and samples usually range from two to four tickets. So, approximately $3 a taste. Each artist has their own booth and sets their own prices.

There’s even finger painting for kids, presented by the Howdy Pardners Ambassador Club!

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Repeat: Jackson Town Square from 10:00am-4:00pm, Tickets: Free Entry. Contact: Jackson Hole Art Association, 307.733.8792 or artistinfo@jhartfair.org www.artassociation.org

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Grand Teton Gallery – Artists in Residence day~~Do drop in! Hours: are 1-4:00 pm. The gallery will also be open tomorrow, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. www.grandtetongallery.com

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

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Raptor Night at Diehl Gallery
Raptors and songbirds come together at Diehl Gallery. Teton Raptor Center brings some of its live residents~~rehabilitating wild raptors~~to the gallery. Claire Brester’s exhibition, “A Conference by Birds,” was in part inspired by these raptors, and proceeds from sales tonight help support the Center. Raptor experts will be on hand!  Diehl Gallery, 155 West Broadway. Time: 5:00-8:00pm Contact: 307.733.0905 or www.diehlgallery.com

Bart Walter's "Battle of Wills" during installation.

Bart Walter’s “Battle of Wills” during installation.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Jackson Hole Airport Ribbon Cutting
If you’ve flown in or out of Jackson Hole lately, you’ve seen this large-scale sculpture of an iconic Wyoming image at the airport’s entrance. Please join the Jackson Hole Airport and Jackson Hole Public Art in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the “Battle of the Wills” by Bart Walter.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will host the presentation. Time: 10:00 am. For information, contact www.jacksonholeairport.com or jhpublicart.org

Poster Signing with Edward Aldrich at Mountain Trails Gallery

Meet artist Edward Aldrich, this year’s FAF poster artist, and pick up a signed poster of his 2016 winning painting, “Greeting the Dawn.” It’s a much better reason to put a bison in your car~~you know what I’m talkin’ about. Each poster costs (an interesting) $31.80 unsigned, and $42.40 if you’d like yours signed by the artist.

Time: 3:00-5:00pm at Mountain Trails Gallery, 155 Center Street. http://www.mtntrails.net

There will also be an opening reception at Mountain Trails, celebrating FAF and Aldrich. If you’ve not seen “Greeting the Dawn,” head over to the Wort Hotel. Aldrich’s oil painting is massive: at 64 x 52″ in size, he’s in it to win it. The painting will be auctioned off at the FAF “Quick Draw,” one of the festival’s best-loved events, at the Town Square.

Reception Time:  5:00-8:00pm. Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

“Greeting the Dawn” by Edward Aldrich is this year's Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival official painting.

“Greeting the Dawn” by Edward Aldrich is this year’s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival official painting.

Mountain Trails Gallery Artist Reception – Edward Aldrich
Please join Mountain Trails Gallery to celebrate the 2016 Fall Arts Festival featured artist Edward Aldrich.  Found in prominent collections and museums around the nation, Edward Aldrich is nationally known for his realistic wildlife pieces. Edward has been selected to create the featured piece to be auctioned off at the QuickDraw, the Fall Arts Festival’s signature event. The piece, “Greeting the Dawn” 64 x52, oil, is currently on display at the Wort Hotel. Refreshments will be served and a new body of work will be showcased.

Contact: 307.734.8150 or www.mtntrails.net

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ART WALK!

There’s a map for that! 

The FAF “Third Thursdays Art Walk” is moved to Wednesday this month, especially for the festival. Approximately 30 galleries take part, and it’s a lovely, leisurely evening. Feel a little crowded during Palates & Palettes? Here’s a chance to get a second, good long look at art you love.  Enjoy fine art and be reminded of why Jackson has become one of the top Western art markets!

Look for the “Art Walk” banners!  Time: 5:00-8:00pm at Various Locations (See Gallery Map, linked above.).  Contact: jacksonholegalleryassociation.com

Participating galleries include, but are not limited to:

Cayuse Western Americana: Margaret Sullivan, Jeweler & Clint Orms

Margaret Sullivan

Margaret Sullivan

Don’t mess with the Boss. Cayuse Western Americana welcomes silversmiths Margaret Sullivan and Clint Orms. Sullivan’s work is inspired by her ranching life; a life made of horses, cattle, and wide, open space in the New Mexico mountains. She works with traditional western metals of gold, sterling, copper & brass.

A Clint Orms buckle.

A Clint Orms buckle.

Orms will also be on hand at Cayuse September 15th – 17th from 10 am to 6 pm. “Clint Orms Engravers return with their heirloom quality sterling, gold and gemstone buckles,” says Cayuse. “Come discuss your custom ideas, or choose from a fantastic selection of pieces from understated, to no-holds-barred!” There’s a whole lot going on at Cayuse this FAF, check their website every day! www.cayusewa.com

Amy Ringholz returns!

Amy Ringholz returns!

Ringholz Studios Showcase
Ringholz, coming off of her summer show, BeautyStruggleLove, will be showcasing her work with thoughts of moving forward towards more urban and modern wildlife pieces. She is, she says, “transitioning from western wildlife and working on becoming an American wildlife painter.” Does that mean her signature style will change? We’ll have to wait and see.

Time:  5:00-8:00pm. Ringholz Studios 140 E. Broadway Suite 6 from 5:00-8:00pm
Contact: ringholzstudios.com or 307.734.3964

www.ringholzstudios.com

Kathryn Mapes Turner “Duke,” 9 x 12 oil on linen

Kathryn Mapes Turner “Duke,” 9 x 12 oil on linen

Trio Fine Art – Artist Reception for “In Our Valley”
Trio Fine Art artists Kathryn Mapes Turner, Jennifer L. Hoffman, and Bill Sawczuk have a special relationship with the landscape and wildlife of Jackson Hole. Join them to discuss their work and this unique valley we all love.  “In Our Valley” is on display September 7-30, 2016.  Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday.

Time: 5-8:00 pm Trio is located 4 Blocks North of the Town Square
Contact: 307.734.4444 or www.triofineart.com

Alex Katz, "Chance."

Alex Katz, “Chance.”

Tayloe PIggott Gallery ~ Alex Katz and Patrizio Travagli 

The Tayloe Piggott Gallery continues hosting the works of Alex Katz and Patrizio Travagli; a bit of the international art scene roosting in Jackson this fall! Mirror trickery and Katz’s parade of stylized people offer two distinct views of…you! www.tayloepiggottgallery.com 

Deb Fox. "Searcher." Watercolor.

Deb Fox. “Searcher.” Watercolor.

Grand Teton Gallery – Artists in Residence
Gallery artists will be painting and sculpting in the gallery, 11:00 am  – 5:00 pm.

Deb Fox paints large, vibrant  watercolors on canvas; Zach Babat divides his time between lives between Montana and Alaska. He works from memory, and his pieces are considered whimsical and highly detailed.  creating magnificent pieces that are both detailed and whimsical. Contact: 307.201.1172 or www.grandtetongallery.com

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Jill Soukup. "Paint & Red Scarf" 30" x 31.5" Oil

Jill Soukup. “Paint & Red Scarf” 30″ x 31.5″ Oil

Astoria Fine Art: Reception for Jill Soukup and Bart Walter. Astoria is sculptor Bart Walter’s Jackson Hole gallery home. Celebrate Walter’s amazing new Jackson Hole Airport sculpture and the work of Astoria’s Jill Soukup.

Soukup “initially pursued a career in graphic design. In 2002 she made the switch to painting full-time. Since then, her work continues to gain recognition as she receives awards,” says the gallery.

Time: 2-5:00 p.m. www.astoriafineart.com

Bobcat pauses from hunting in the snow in Yellowstone National Park.

Bobcat pauses from hunting in the snow in Yellowstone National Park. Tom Mangelsen.

NEXT UP : THE JACKSON HOLE ART AUCTION, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WILDLIFE ART’S “WILD 100,” QUICK DRAW, TOM MANGELSEN, HOME TOURS & MORE!