“Greeting the Dawn” by Edward Aldrich is this year’s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival official image. Visit it at the historic Wort Hotel!
It’s September again! Time to present what we’ve all come to think of as Fall Arts Festival “gold.” September 7-18, 2016 are the dates for 2016’s Jackson Hole’s annual Fall Arts Festival!
Quite seriously, the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is one of the West’s premier arts events, an arts destination. Everybody gets in on the action, and there is a LOT of action! The Festival has something for everyone~~folks of all ages love “Taking it to the Streets” and the Town Square’s “Quick Draw.” Collectors come out for the Jackson Hole Art Auction. The whole town and then some are out during Palates & Palettes! There are paintings, photography, sculpture, installations, parties, food, design, fashion shows and showcases, jewelry, auctions, home and studio tours. There are prizes, there are reunions. And Jackson’s galleries roll out the red carpet.
Today we present calendar events for September 7 – 9th.
ENERGY. TONS OF ENERGY! ENJOY!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
The National Museum of Wildlife Art’s “Jewelry and Artisan Luncheon” kicks off Fall Arts! Part of the museum’s FAF Western Visions series of events, the lunch at Four Seasons in Teton Village features a veritable feast of bling and wearable art. Attendees enjoy a luscious lunch. Sales help benefit NMWA’s educational programs.
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Now here’s where I’m a little confused: Press info indicates two locations for this event, the Four Seasons and The Inn at Jackson Hole Conference Center. Check to make sure you’re right! Tickets are $135 each and tables of 10 go for $2,500. I believe that makes those tables official sponsors. For information phone 307.732.5445 or check www.westernvisions.org
WRJ Associates – “Context: The Art of Life”
WRJ Associates is at once a furnishings gallery, art gallery and design destination. During Fall Arts, it will be a gourmet destination! “Context: The Art of Life” offers a sumptuous Open House ALL DAY, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, at WRJ’s showroom, 30 S. King Street, in Jackson. The show features some of Jackson’s most distinguished artists using a variety of media. Persephone Bakery does the food. See “Context’s” artists here. www.wrjdesign.com
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Western Design! Plus Fashion, Plus Preview Party!
Left to right: Runway couture by Anna Trzebinski (CO) at WDC Fashion Show; Custom gold-topped boots by Tomasso Arditti (TX); and wooden chair by artist Steve Henneford (MT)
The Western Design Conference Opening Preview affords ticket buyers a first look at all things new in Western design, fashion and furnishings. Meet artisans, enjoy a runway fashion show, take a walk through the Designer Show House, and take part in a live auction. Café Genevieve provides cuisine.
Where: Snow King Center. Time: 6-10pm. Tix: $125 VIP and $50 General Admission. In advance on line, or at the door. westerndesignconference.com
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale opens to the public. Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. $15 at the door. westerndesignconference.com
PALATES & PALETTES GALLERY WALK! 5:00-8:00 pm, Town of Jackson.
Walk, don’t run! Plan your route. 30 + galleries open their doors to one and all! The evening is one of FAF’s most anticipated events. Each gallery provides yummy munchies from local eateries, wine and buckets of fine, fun art! A great way to get familiar with Jackson’s gallery scene if you’ve not been acquainted. A great reason to go see those artists and spaces you’ve been meaning to see! You can get a P&P map at Jackson’s Chamber of Commerce and participating galleries. Here’s a sampling. FREE!!!!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Fritz Scholder, Mystery Woman with White Horse, 1994. Acrylic on Canvas,
80 x 68 inches.
Altamira Fine Art – Fritz Scholder.
“I’m interested in someone reacting to the work. And I don’t much care if they react negatively or positively, as long as they react. I felt it to be a compliment when I was told that I had destroyed the traditional style of Indian art.” – Fritz Scholder
The show features over a dozen original paintings, including iconic, published works as well as never-before- shown paintings, which span the artists career from 1964-2004. The exhibition will also include lithographs, monotypes and bronze. Published works include important paintings from the 2008 Smithsonian retrospective, “Indian/Not Indian,” an unprecedented solo exhibition of Scholder’s work, shown at both the museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. as well as the George Gustav Heye Center in New York City, a first for the National Museum of the American Indian, who had not previously had a show of that magnitude for any other native artist. www.altamiraart.com
Diehl Gallery – Claire Brewster: A Conference of Birds
Using primarily old maps and atlases as her canvas, Claire Brewster carves remarkably intricate images into the landscapes of years passed, breathing movement and life into the two dimensional relics. Of her work, Brewster says: “My birds, insects and flowers transcend borders and pass freely between countries with scant regard for rules of immigration or the effects of biodiversity.” This exhibition will support the Teton Raptor Center. 307.733.0905 or www.diehlgallery.com
Work by Tad Anderson
Jackson Hole Art Association – Center for the Arts: Tad Anderson
“Tad Anderson: A Journey.” This young man is an artistic genius; he also has schizophrenia. He’s an “outsider artist” who should be an “insider.” Art Association Director Mark Nowlin has known Tad all his life.
Of Tad’s work Nowlin says: “Tad has been on and off medicines. Either situation, on or off, he has drawn. Continuously, for hours on any surface he could find, inside or out, towns or mountains, portraits or dumpsters, he made images. His vision is his own, of whatever strikes his eye, but always true to his vision of the world. A refreshing observation of [Western landscapes’ beauty,] life and truth.”
You can read two Jackson Hole Art Blog pieces on Tad Anderson’s art here and here. www.jacksonholeartassociation.org
Trio Fine Art: “In Our Valley”
Three of Jackson’s best-loved plein air artists, Kathryn Mapes Turner, Jennifer L. Hoffman and Bill Sawczuk explore Jackson Hole’s extraordinary outdoor beauty and history in their very fine ways. Trio Fine Art is located four blocks north of the Town Square, at 545 N. Cache. www.triofineart.com
Trio Fine Art artist Jennifer Hoffman at work. Photo by Tammy Christel
Legacy Gallery – Luke Frazier, One Man Show
An earlier work by Luke Frazier ~ NOT included in this show.
Sporting art is popular with outdoor enthusiasts coast-to-coast, and artist Luke Frazier is one of the most recognized names in the genre. Legacy Gallery presents a reception for the artist and his new work, emphasizing hunting dog paintings and wildlife. The Legacy Gallery is located on the southwest corner of Jackson’s Town Square. www.legacygallery.com
Master Metalsmith and jeweler Susan Adams at Cayuse Western Americana Gallery
Is this a photo or what??? Cayuse Western Americana welcomes Master Metalsmith and jeweler Susan Adams during Palates & Palettes. Adams designs Western-themed vessels hand-raised from sterling, and spurs! She’s won Best in Show at the FAF Western Design Conference. It’s always a good time at Cayuse! www.cayusewa.com
Trailside Galleries and the Jackson Hole Art Auction
Bert Geer Phillips (1868–1956), Fall Splendor. Oil on board, 22 1/4 x 52 1/4 in. Estimate: $300,000–$500,000
Your wildest Western Art dreams come true when it comes to Trailside and Gerald Peters’ Gallery co-production, the Jackson Hole Art Auction. Trailside Gallery, on East Broadway, is showcasing the best of their artist roster during FAF, and upstairs you can preview works from this year’s auction, happening next week! www.trailsidegalleries.com www.gpgallery.com www.jacksonholeartauction.com
Brent Cotton, at Trailside Galleries. March on the Upper Blackfoot, oil. 32 x 40″
Here’s all you need to know about Amy Ringholz and what she’s up to this year, including Palates and Palettes! She’s got it all on a board: www.ringholzstudios.com
Astoria Fine Art – Featured Artist Greg Wilson
Much of wildlife artist Greg Wilson’s time is spent in the mountains in pursuit of the animals around his home in Utah. It is not unusual for Greg to set off for days, with camera and sketchpad in hand, in search of that picturesque scene that he can bring to life in an oil painting. www.astoriafineart.com
Greg Wilson, “Peeking Over the Other Side,” 40×30″ Oil
Thal Glass Studio – Open Studio
Thal Glass Studio is open by appointment September 7-18, 2016. Please call or email Laurie at email@example.com to schedule your visit! Thal Glass Studio is located at 2800 Linn Drive, Wilson, Wyoming. www.thalglass.com
Lauri Thal Glass
Other galleries to visit during Palates & Palettes: Heather James Fine Art, Mountain Trails, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, David Brookover Gallery, MADE, Wild By Nature, Images of Nature and The West Lives On.
MORE FALL ARTS FESTIVAL CALENDAR IN THE NEXT JACKSON HOLE ART BLOG! COMING SOON.
David Brookover. “Layers of Silence,” at the David Brookover Gallery.