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If you want your art to get noticed and sold here in Jackson, you have to work at it every day, every minute you can. Don’t sit around wasting time watching TV. Your art has to be the best, the highest caliber you can produce, it has to stand out.”  ~ Jackson Hole Artist 


“No animals died in the making of these mounts.” - Jennifer Lee, National Museum of Wildlife Art

Contests and competitions everywhere!  Jackson’s National Museum of Wildlife Art is putting out a national and regional call to artists–including amateurs–to submit “fun faux animal mounts” that will be part of the new Trophy Art Fundraiser. Artists must create fanciful examples of animal trophy heads and deliver them to the museum by February 7, 2014. All works will be on display February 12th – March 15th. All are available for sale on a first come, first serve basis beginning February 22nd, from 11 a.m – 2 p.m., during  ”Trophy Art: Fun Forms for All.”


“We were hoping to inspire people’s creativity with this event by letting imaginations run wild,” says Associate Director of Programs and Events Jennifer Lee. “For years the museum has been asked, ‘Where is the taxidermy?’ This event offers a fun way of playing off that theme, including our tagline: “No animals died in the making of these mounts.”

Two works for sale are “Deer #5” by Kelly Vanderveer (above) and “The Lizard” crafted in silver and opal by Jackson Hole silversmith Joni Mack, top of the page.

Participating artists retain 30% of the purchase price they name as a commission for their time and efforts, with the rest of the proceeds going to the museum’s youth education programs. Images already received for the upcoming event include a lizard, mountain lion, elk, pronghorn and deer.

For more information, contact Jennifer Lee at or 307.732.5412.

Joshua Tobey -"Cotton Ball"  Cotton Tail Rabbit. Bronze, edition of 25 7" x 9" x 8"

Tim Cherry -”Cotton Ball” Cotton Tail Rabbit.
Bronze, edition of 25
7″ x 9″ x 8″

New paintings and sculptures are on view at Astoria Fine Art, in Jackson. In particular 2014′s Fall Arts Festival Sculptor Artist Joshua Tobey has some wonderful new wildlife sculptures. At this writing many Fall Arts fans are waiting to see the finished image of Tobey’s winning FAF work, one he hopes will initiate the new FAF tradition memorably.

Tim Cherry and Gerald Balciar also have new sculptures at the gallery; painters Ewoud deGroot, Robert Lougheed (1910 – 1982), Dean Mitchell, Tom Palmore, Al Agnew and Cole Johnson are all represented. Stop by the gallery, on the north side of Jackson’s Town Square. Who said winter was quiet?

Ewoud deGroot - "Snowy Owl"  39.5" x 25.5"  oil

Ewoud deGroot – “Snowy Owl” 39.5″ x 25.5″ oil

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Seven-year Western Design Conference  (WDC) Events Manager Allison Merritt is now the conference’s owner; she purchased the event from Powder Horn Press and the Jackson Hole News and Guide, owners since the show moved to Jackson in 2007.

Merritt plans to expand 2014′s show and sale, she says. WDC will now include a home and interior design feature and “a larger fashion shopping experience.”  The annual, juried conference and show typically awards close to $16,000 in prize money to artisans working with Western genre works. This year’s conference, the big kickoff for Jackson’s annual Fall Arts Festival, takes place September 4-7, 2014.

“My vision is to build on the history of the show while creating an event that brings together every facet of design in the West, and to appeal to markets ranging from young, new customers to established collectors,” says Merritt. “From documented American craft to home design to fashion, we are expanding the show to encompass all aspects of the best of Western design.”

The Western Design Conference was founded 22 years ago in Cody, Wyoming, as a way to promote contemporary artists working with historical American craft methods. Contact Merritt at or phone  307-690-9719.

Photograph by Leine Stikkel

Photograph by Leine Stikkel

Oh Milky Way, what secrets of our galaxy do you hold in/ your spiraling Orion’s arm of comets and planets/and celestial beings…~Jackson Photographer Leine Stikkel. 

Jackson’s photographers are likely very familiar with Leine Stikkel’s photographs of all things natural, quixotic and wild. I’ve known Leine for a couple of years, but too rarely get to spend time with her. She’s a naturalist, a spotter, an adventurer and devoted to the art. Through her lens, she sees the world so uniquely—and I use “uniquely” in its best sense. Earlier this year she and filmmaker Jeff Hogan began a project filming beavers in Grand Teton National Park, but the project was cut short by the government shut down. The two continue working together; keep your eyes open for a new project.


Happily, I ran into Leine on the west bank dike, along the Snake River just the other day. She spotted an avalanche, and we looked at it through her binoculars for a while. She’s launched a blog, “Lens to the World,” where you can view her work and read her close-to-the-heart responses to what her camera’s eye captures. It’s beautiful. Stikkel simply wants to get her photographs and thoughts about what she sees out to the world. Hope this helps.

Photograph by Leine Stikkel

Photograph by Leine Stikkel

“The beaver pond is icing up. Their food storage spreads away from the lodge through the pond water, looking as if a small, branchy tree has fallen from atop the lodge. It will be their food throughout the winter,” writes Stikkel. “All they have to do is dive out of the lodge and right there, under the ice, grab a branch and scoot back in, mmm water chilled alder, aspen or cottonwood tree.”

Were we all able to slow ourselves down and match words to image as she does. Thank you, Leine.

The Scream!!!

The Scream!!!

Jackson’s 2013 Fall Arts Festival is officially behind us; we spend so much time planning for those 10 days in September. When Fall Arts does come ’round, it seems to fly by. The newspapers publish countless pages of special sections focusing on Fall Arts. Everyone advertises, and everyone gets some space. I try to do the same here on the Blog. Spotlighting our truly exceptional arts scene is important for our town and for ourselves. We get a sense that this is what our efforts are all about. The word on the Festival has spread even further; Fall Arts enjoyed more on line publicity than ever before. Google alerts went nuts!

The local paper with the largest circulation and the thickest pile of stories related to Fall Arts also published, the week AFTER their their special Fall Arts sections appeared—in other words, at mid-Festival—an article entitled “Fall Arts effect fades for some. Certain gallery owners no longer count on annual festival to boost summer sales.”


Hmmm. On so many levels! I sent a letter to the editor. In case it doesn’t appear, here’s what I wrote:

Jackson’s art scene has shifted dramatically; as one fine arts consultant commented to me, arts are now a year-round economic industry.

Each Fall Arts Festival culminates a year’s hard work. Fall Arts is a phenomenal marketing opportunity, as the Chamber of Commerce and the relatively new-to-town Design Conference know. Fall Arts is a tourism magnet, a boon for restaurants and lodging. The “Quick Draw” is a swirl of sheer joy, a manifestation of art’s incredible gifts enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.


As wonderful a spotlight as it is, the Festival is not our entire arts season, and banking on it to make or break an arts enterprise has never been a sound plan. Strong annual sales are built upon the number of quality exhibitions a gallery, artist, arts group, museum, or any entity presents over time. Exhibitions and projects establish reputation; reputation is not built on Fall Arts. Fall Arts gets our attention, but collectors and arts enthusiasts keep their eyes peeled all year.

If things aren’t shaking out the way you’d like, don’t cast blame. Innovation and vision, the best artwork and exhibitions, great management, smart budgeting of assets, constancy of ethics, savvy, accountability, outstanding public relations and marketing, knowledge, grace and customer service are success’ building blocks. Those, and the magic of art being created.

Locals, not always comfortable visiting arts venues, feel more comfortable during Fall Arts. They see and enjoy. Word spreads. A friend of mine, highly connected in the arts and otherwise back East, came through Jackson’s galleries for the first time this year. That friend was impressed. Anyone could be walking through your door. Yes, free food attracts people, and you’ll feed them. That’s not news. All sides of a story should be presented—but the assumptions of that article are incorrect. And why place the story when Fall Arts has not concluded?

The point is, if visitors are here, seeing what our arts have going, that’s good. And more people buzz through during Fall Arts than any other time of year. In two years—even sooner!—you may get a fabulous sale. Approach your entire year with that in mind. You are here in Jackson. Most people can’t be here. It’s a choice.

176An info session happened last night, but Jackson artists still have the chance to submit qualifications to create “a site-specific art intervention (possibly the organizers mean “installation,” but I’m a little behind the times, jargon-wise!) at the Pink Garter Plaza, downtown Jackson. The artist whose work is selected must work with Pink Garter businesses on the design, which will  ”enhance public space and increase safety in and around the Pink Garter Theatre.”

Individuals or groups must submit their qualifications by 5:00 pm on October 4th. One to three finalists will be awarded $300 to create a project proposal. Winner gets $8,000 to create the work, due by May, 2014.  

“The Artist-Business Partnership is an incredible opportunity for a local artist (or artist team) on a myriad of levels: it will give the chosen artist and their work exposure to the high volume of visitors to the Pink Garter Plaza; it will guide them through the best-practices process of producing a piece of public art; it will help them build a working relationship with business owners; and most of all, it enables them to make a living locally as an artist,”  says J.H. Public Art’s Carrie Geraci. For information email Geraci at 




John Nieto - God's Dog (Coyote)

John Nieto – God’s Dog (Coyote) – Altamira Fine Art

Just for you, here’s the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, Week Number Two!


Grand Teton Gallery: Meet the Artists.  4-8:00 pm. Stop into Grand Teton Gallery and meet artists Gary Keimig, Les LeFevre, Tom Lucas, Rip Caswell, Al Hone, Mike Rangner, Chuck Middlekauff, Deb Penk, and Jane Coleman. That’s a lot of artists! You can bet on good energy!  FREE. 130 West Broadway, 307.201.1172

Mountain Trails Gallery presents “Andrew Bolam: Icons of the American West.”  5-8:00 pm. New to the Western pop scene, Bolam introduces us to his newest works depicting wildlife and portraits of Native American Indian chiefs. Light refreshments. FREE.  155 Center Street, 307.734.8150

Kay Stratman - Mountain Lake Memory

Kay Stratman – Mountain Lake Memory

“New Horizons IV” Gallery Opening at Horizon Fine Art.  This group show opens today and runs through the end of Fall Arts, September 15th. This year’s group includes  Dean Bradshaw, Bregelle Whitworth Davis, Nicole Gaitan, Jill Hartley, Linda Israel, Monica Jansen, Mark Kelso, Jack Koonce, Sarah Rogers, Karen Sebesta, Kay Stratman, and Pete Zaluzec. Stratman and other local artists are featured in filmmaker Jennifer Tennican’s new short film focusing on the arts. FREE.  30 King Street, 307.739.1540,


Sharon Thomas

Art by Sharon Thomas

Fall Arts Festival Open Studio Tour ~ Jackson Hole Art Association. 5:30-7:30 pm. Art Association artists will be on hand to display their work and offer fun, family-friendly demonstrations and arts activities during tonight’s open studio. Wander through, enjoy music and refreshments, and meet noted local artists like Sharon Thomas and Fred Kingwill. Artists and works representing almost every conceivable form of media will be there. Raku firings, ceramics (pottery) throwing (Sam Dowd), painting and printmaking happen! FREE. All studios. Location: Jackson’s Center for the Arts, 240 S. Glenwood, downtown Jackson.

Grand Teton Gallery Artists in Residence. Deb Penk paints with acrylics and Al Hone sculpts on site, 11:00am-3:00pm. Jane Coleman paints and Rip Caswell returns to sculpt—Mike Rangner paints, using oils from 1:00-5:00pm. FREE. 130 West Broadway, 307.201.1172


Jewelry and Artisan Luncheon ~ 11:00am-4:00pm.  At the Four Seasons in Teton Village, this event is the first in a series of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s annual Western Visions events, a Fall Arts Festival tradition. Ladies only at this one!  Lunch—really, you get to stay and enjoy yourself for five hours—is $100 per person. Proceeds benefit the museum’s Education Programming. Official registration ended September 4, but call 307.732.5411 for more information. 

John Nieto - Ring Thunder

John Nieto – Ring Thunder

Altamira Fine Art - Gallery Reception – John Nieto: Forces of Color and Spirit  5-8:00 pm.

“My art develops and changes as my vision changes,” says the great American expressionist artist John Nieto. “I put a lot of energy into the paintings, and I think people get that back. Whether it is a child or an 80-year-old, I want people to respond intuitively, because of their feelings. Art is my way of being a citizen of the universe. I felt as if I had spent my whole life learning a language, and finally I was fluent. I could see paintings in my mind and realize them on canvas more accurately than ever.”

Nieto, a  highly distinguished elder citizen of the universe, is miraculously more prolific than ever. His embrace is a full life embrace; each painting is a celebration–stunning and colorful–and created with powerful respect and profound love for his native roots, the earth and its inhabitants. Nieto established a painting style many attempt to emulate, but nobody can match. FREE. My favorites? Nieto’s Fancy Dancers. This exhibition remains on display through September 21st. Altamira Fine Art, 172 Center Street, 307.739.4700,

Ashley Tudor - Bronze Elk Mount

Ashley Tudor – Bronze Elk Mount

WRJ Associates Hosts Ashley Tudor. 6 pm – 8 pm. Tudor, a San Francisco-based artist, will showcase her “Trophies” series, works that explore “the intersection of the natural world and the human role in it.” Tudor works using mixed media, primarily creating sculpture. She is, writes WRJ, an avid outdoorsman, hunter and field-to-table chef. She must cut quite a figure in the San Francisco arts scene; she “loves any excuse to get into the mountains, valleys, and fields, especially to search out her own food.” Tudor has lectured at the California College of the Art, IDSA, and Stanford University.

“Civilized life has become too tame. In our comfort it is easy to be detached from the natural world. Food arrives at our table with little thought to its origin or life,” says Tudor. “The natural world has been sanitized, manicured, and separated from emotion. One forgets that our existence comes from the creative destruction of other life.” FREE. 

imagesArt Walk! 5-8:00 pm. Downtown Jackson. Join more than 30 Jackson art galleries for the “Third Thursdays Art Walk” — still happening on Wednesday this Fall Arts Festival Week. FREE. Look for participating gallery Art Walk banners! All galleries listed here as hosting events today, at this time, are participants.

Trio Fine Art – 5-8:00 pm. Opening reception for “In our Valley” Group exhibition, highlighting landscapes depicting the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, created by Trio artists Bill Sawczuck, Kathryn Mapes Turner and Jennifer L. Hoffman. “There is so much more to this place than first meets the eye,” says Hoffman. “When you live here and absorb the surroundings, you begin to notice the subtlety and the grandeur, the history and the natural beauty.”  FREE.

Jennifer L. Hoffman - The Road Home

Jennifer L. Hoffman – The Road Home

Poster Signing with Jason Rich- Legacy Gallery. 3:00-5:00pm. Meet 2013′s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival featured artist Jason Rich and receive a personally signed poster of his featured painting, “River Overlook: Gros Ventre River Ranch.” FREE to attend, but posters are $30 unsigned and $40 signed. Call the Jackson Chamber of Commerce for information: 307.733.3316 or email Legacy Gallery, 75 North Cache Street, 307.733.2353 

Grand Teton Gallery Artists in Residence. Deb Penk and Gayle Weisfield paint on site 11:00am-3:00pm. From 1-5:00 pm, Michael Orwick and Carrie Wild paint, and Rip Caswell will demonstrate sculpting. FREE.  307.201.1172.

Carrie Wild - Call of the Wild

Carrie Wild – Call of the Wild

Artists Reception and Trunk Show – Horizon Fine Art. 5-8:00 pm. Local jewelry craftsperson Monica Jensen hosts a trunk show of her creations, and the gallery’s featured artists will be on hand to lead an arts discussion. Demonstrations. FREE. 30 King Street, 307.739.1540

RARE Gallery Opening  - More jewelry! Jewelry craftsperson Petra Class shows her new work, noon-4:00 pm. Class’ jewelry is made with cut stones and 22K sets, says RARE. The gallery states that her work is all “personally made,” which may mean she does custom work or that her jewelry is hand made—or both. Come and find out! FREE. 60 E. Broadway 2nd Floor,


Veryl Goodnight - Born to Run

Veryl Goodnight – Born to Run

National Museum of Wildlife Art – “Going Wild” with Veryl Goodnight. The noted sculptor, one of two 2013 featured artists, gives a lecture and a workshop, 10 – 11:00 am. Tickets are $75 per person; and painter Mark Eberhard, whose brilliantly colored paintings of birds balance so impressively between realism and contemporary naturalism, gives a process workshop from 1:00-2:30 pm. Tickets are $75 per person. If you’d like to attend both events, a “bundle” ticket price of $100 gets you in! National Museum of Wildlife Art, 2820 Rungius Road, 307.733.5771, 

R. Tom Gilleon - End of Yellow Day

R. Tom Gilleon – End of Yellow Day

Altamira Fine Art: Meet the Artists: R. Tom Gilleon and Greg Woodard. 1:00-3:00pm. Montana artist Gilleon is renowned for his glowing paintings of tipis and his growing collection of portraits of Native Americans and interpretations of Western symbols. Woodard’s powerful sculptures seem to erupt from the earth—they’re artifacts uncovered. FREE. 172 Center Street, 307.739.4700,

By Kat Housemann

By Kat Housemann

MADE, in Gaslight Alley, holds an artist’s reception for painter Kat Housemann, MADE’s Fall Arts Festival featured artist. 5-8:00 pm. FREE. A Montana native, Houseman frequented the C.M. Russell Museum early in her art career. Her work is a punchy, colorful mix of the academic and Western, with a vivid contemporary flair. 

Grand Teton Gallery Artists in Residence – Jim Reid and Jody Kroeger. Reid paints on site and Kroeger will give a sculpture demonstration. Carrie Wild, known for her hot colors and contemporary Western themes, will demonstrate. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. From 1-5:00 pm, Michael Orwick paints and Rip Caswell gives yet another a sculpture demonstration. FREE. 130 West Broadway,

Astoria Fine Art Gallery Reception with featured artist Josh Legg. 3-6:00 pm at Astoria, on the Town Square. FREE. 307.733.4016

RARE Gallery’s Rick Armstrong  will bring out some of his favorite works from his show “Through the Eyes.” These works were not included in the show of the same name earlier that took place earlier in the Festival. Additionally, sculptor Mark Yale Harris will be on hand to discuss his art. 2-5:00 pm. FREE.


Western Visions Miniatures and More Show & Sale’s “Wild West Artist Party” at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.  6:30-10:30 pm. A great party! Relaxed, and fully stocked with lots of good food, a full bar and live entertainment, this evening’s party gives artists, patrons and their guests an opportunity to view works to be auctioned off at the Sale. Lots of time to peruse the multitude of works included in this event. The Jewelry and Artisan Show & Sale, the Original Prints Show & Sale and the Sketch Show & Sale are open to the public during this event, and artists are on site. The museum notes everyone should have been registered by September 4th! If you have questions or would like to squeeze in, phone 307.732.5411. Tickets are $150 per person., 


September Vhay - Summer's Glance

September Vhay – Summer’s Glance

Altamira Fine Art: Meet the Artists – September Vhay and Mary Roberson will be at the gallery to talk with visitors. Relaxed, informal, fun! 1-3:00 pm.  172 Center Street, 307.739.4700,

E. Martin Hennings (1866-1956) Mountain Retreat

E. Martin Hennings (1866-1956) Mountain Retreat

Preview the 2013 Jackson Hole Art Auction! 10:oo am today AND 9:00 am – Noon on Saturday, September 14th. Stroll over to the Center for the Arts theater lobby, and the theater itself—AND backstage—to preview ALL works (some 280) that will be auctioned off at September 14th’s Jackson Hole Art Auction. An opportunity for EVERYONE to view great works of art, whether you are a collector or simply want a chance to view historic and contemporary Western masterpieces. Open to the public, FREE. The Jackson Hole Art Auction takes place Saturday, September 14th. You may register to bid right up until showtime! See details below! 

HomesteadMagazine2012The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes–Today, 10:oo am – 4:00 pm; Tomorrow, September 14th, Noon-6pm. Large, expensive houses available for the public to see. This “Showcase of Homes” tour escorts you to a selection of custom Jackson Hole homes.Visit homes designed and decorated by many of the valley’s most sought-after architects, builders and designers. Contemporary, log–it’s all on the tour. SELF GUIDEDHosted by Homestead Magazine (Hey, I’ve written for them! Great magazine!). Many artisans will be on hand. Proceeds are donated to local charities. Ticket price: $75.

26th Annual Western Visions: Miniatures and More Show and Sale – National Museum of Wildlife Art.  3:30 – 8:00 pm. Yes, you should have been registered by September 4th, but do try calling 307.732.5411 for information. Tickets are $100 per person or $200 for a combo ticket for Thursday and Friday. Today is your last chance to place bids on Western Vision works; the evening includes sparkling festivities, but, most importantly, winning bidders are drawn. All Western Visions shows are on display., 

WV Featured Artist Mark Eberhard

WV Featured Artist Mark Eberhard

Legacy Gallery – Tim Shinabarger One Man Show. Artist’s reception, 2-4:00 pm. wildlife sculptor Tim Shinabarger has been working for two years preparing for this! Ten new works– depicting North American and African wildlife subjects–will be exhibited. Some works available for sale by draw.

Mountain Trails Gallery – Mark Gibson: Western Radiance. 5-8:00 pmGibson’s lit-from-within paintings of tipis and landscapes are contemporary in style, but have the sense they’ve been sprinkled with a fine bit of classical dust. FREE. Light refreshments.

Joshua Tobey & Friend

Joshua Tobey & Friend

Astoria Fine Art Reception – Greg Beecham and Joshua Tobey.  1-4:00 pm. That lighthearted sculptor of wildlife Joshua Tobey pairs up with wildlife artist Greg Beecham. Good match! Astoria’s collection of artists is highly evocative of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s permanent collection. FREE. 307.733.4016 

Grand Teton Gallery Artists in Residence – Rip Caswell is working long hours this year! Caswell and artist Tammy Bality team up for sculpture demonstrations; the latter works 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, and the former is on deck 1-5:00 pm. Caswell will be joined by artists Bob Coonts, Kelly Singleton and Doug Monson. 307.201.1172

RARE Gallery – Gallery Artists Works on Exhibition. Noon-3:00 pm. In addition to works already featured, Kevin Box exhibits origami sculptures described as super stimulating when it comes to contemplating art’s physical space. FREE.


36297_4587744693870_688878886_n18th Annual Jackson Hole QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction – 9:00 am on the Jackson Town Square. Without a doubt, the annual QuickDraw is one of the Festival’s most exhuberant, signature events. Come to the Town Square and watch local and regional artists—all are represented by galleries and/or museums in our region—create art in a very fast 90-minute race to create!  That time is up from an hour, I believe; still VERY fast. Dozens of artists participate. Immediately following, works are auctioned off, including “River Outlook: Gros Ventre River Ranch” by Jason Rich, this year’s Festival Featured Artist. FREE. A Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce event.

Maynard Dixon (1875-1946) Remuda 1921-1945, oil on canvas 25x30"

Maynard Dixon (1875-1946) Remuda 1921-1945, oil on canvas 25×30″

Jackson Hole Art Auction at Jackson’s Center for the Arts – Sale begins at NOON. The Jackson Hole Art Auction, a live, rocket-paced Western art auction in every sense, is defined by the high standard of works offered for sale; lots include art by contemporary artists and deceased masters. The auction has established itself as one of the country’s premier Western art events, and collectors from around the world flock to bid. Bidding takes place at the auction, by phone, by pre-bid or on line.

During a visit to the auction offices, I received a tour of works on hand. “This is our wall of major players, and “Remuda” by Dixon is one of our stars,” noted Jackson Hole Art Auction coordinator Jill Callahan as we perused 2013′s Auction highlights. “Dixon’s been doing very, very well at auction; a recent major Western auction offered a number of Dixons, and they all sold far over estimate. We have Donald J. Hagerty, a Dixon expert, writing an entry for our catalog, and he considers this painting to be one of Dixon’s super works, completed completed just before his death. Dixon often kept what he considered his best works. He started “Remuda” in 1921 and hung onto it, finishing it in 1945. The painting is double-dated, very rare.”  The auction has also acquired at least two rare-to-the-market Farnys.

Henry Farny (1847-1916) - Indian Encampment, 1901

Henry Farny (1847-1916) – Indian Encampment, 1901

Henry Farny. Wilson Hurley. E. Martin Hennings. George Caitlin. Edgar Payne, Clyde Aspevig, Michael Coleman, Gerard Curtis Delano, Ken Riley, Henrietta Wyeth…the list of Great Masters in this year’s Jackson Hole Art Auction is mind boggling. An on-line catalog is available; you may view it by clicking here. You must register to attend. Approximately 280 lots will be up for sale; expect a solid five hour sale. To register, please contact the auction offices at 866.549.9278 or visit their website: Email: 

Duke Beardsley - Getting Choosy

Duke Beardsley – Getting Choosy

Altamira Fine Art: Meet the Artists –  1-3:00 pm. Jared Sanders, Amy Ringholz (2012′s Fall Arts Festival Featured Artist), and Duke Beardsley, whose latest pop-style paintings of cowboys are partially influenced Beardsley’s recent trip to China, will all be on hand to mingle with visitors and talk about their work. FREE. Altamira Fine Art, 172 Center Street, 307.739.4700,

Watercolor by Fred Kingwill

Watercolor by Fred Kingwill

Artists in the Environment – Fred Kingwill. Join one of Jackson’s most beloved plein air painters, watercolorists and teachers, Fred Kingwill, for the summer’s final “Artists in the Environment,” at String Lake, Grand Teton National Park, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. His snow scene, “Christmas in the Tetons,” won 2010′s Capitol Christmas Tree Contest, underscoring Kingwill’s national reputation as a noted watercolorist. Presented by the Grand Teton Association. FREE. 

Trailside Galleries’ Annual Fall Gold Exhibition: Artists Reception. 5-7:00 pm. Works are for sale; all paintings to be sold by draw at 6:30 pm. The exhibition focuses on nature, sporting art, and the wild’s beauties and mysteries. Many new artists; a show “nicely balanced to suit all tastes.” Take part in a tradition that goes back three decades. 

Mountain Trails: Quick Draw Artists Featured –  2-6:00 pm. The gallery welcomes a bundle of favorite artists, and all of them will be fresh off the morning’s Quick Draw. Visit with Dustin Payne, Amy Poor, Chris Navarro, Jeff Ham, Troy Collins, John Potter, and Nicholas Coleman. Light refreshments–that’s good, those artists will be hungry! Mountain Trails Gallery, 155 Center Street, 307.734.8150

Tom Mangelsen - A Summer Affair

Tom Mangelsen – A Summer Affair

Mangelsen – Images of Nature Gallery’s Fall Reception. 6:00-9:00pm. When you’ve finished bidding at the Jackson Hole Art Auction, head over to wildlife and landscape photographer Tom Mangelsen’s gallery on North Cache, next to Teton Mountaineering. A hip crowd attends, and Mangelsen will be on hand to enjoy your company and tell you about his latest photographs. He’s a great storyteller, and his quest to capture nature around the world forever excites us. Mangelsen and his co-author, noted biology professor Paul Johnsgard, will sign copies of  their new book “Yellowstone and Wildlife: Ecology and Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.” FREE. Images of Nature Gallery, 170 N. Cache, (307) 733-9752

Julie Jeppsen -  "Double Trouble"

Julie Jeppsen -
“Double Trouble”

Wilcox Gallery – Reception, Wildlife & Wildlands, at the downtown Wilcox Gallery location. 5-9:00 pm. An all-gallery artists reception featuring a host of Wilcox artists, several who are new to the gallery. Judy Kelley, who works with gourds and pine needles, is enchanted by nature’s textures and color. Other artists include Wilcox, Dave Wade, Julie Jeppsen, Sandy Scott, Rosetta, Tim Whitworth and more. 

Astoria Fine Art Gallery Reception – Mark Eberhard.  10:00am-1:00pm. Remember my remark about Astoria’s reflecting the museum’s art mission? Intentional or not (I think: intentional!), Mark Eberhard, the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Western Visions featured painter, will be featured at Astoria; the gallery says over 25 artists will be on hand! FREE. 

Artwork by D. Lee

Artwork by D. Lee

Horizon Fine Art Quick Draw Artists Reception. 9am-Noon. Though this event apparently overlaps the Quick Draw, Horizon invites you to stop by and view Quickdraw artist D. Lee’s equine and wildlife art, along with the works of Dean Bradshaw and Kay Stratman. FREE.

RARE Gallery: Meet the Artist: Pat Flynn. Noon-5:00pm. Jewelry, made from diamonds and gold, created by Flynn, are center stage. FREE.

Grand Teton Gallery Artists’ Reception 4:00-8:00pm. Caswell again! Stop by the gallery to visit with Caswell, Doug Monson, Gayle Weisfield, Bob Coonts, Tammy Bality, Jim Reid, Kelly Singleton, Narrie Toole, Deb Penk, and Carrie Wild. FREE. 


One cowboy to another cowboy, lookin’ for something to do: “We could have a shoot-out, then brunch.”  

images-21Art Brunch Gallery Walk-All Around the Town. Approximately 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  It’s Bloody Mary time! And time to unwind, de-brief and bid 2013′s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival a fond adieu. Brunch is served along with vodka-enhanced tomato juice drinks, and you can expect to find champagne and coffee, too. Follow the crowds; many galleries participate. Linger, enjoy! Gallery artists are often in attendance, too. The Jackson Hole Chamber has a gallery map–visit their website: or phone 307.733.3316.  It’s Sunday, and in case the Chamber doesn’t pick up, phone ahead!  Here are a few participating galleries–all brunching is FREE!

Altamira Fine Art FAF Brunch: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Stop in to Altamira to toast 2013′s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival! 

Trailside Galleries: Starting off at 10:00 am! Join friends and fellow collectors – debrief about the Jackson Hole Art Auction and Fall Gold Exhibition and Sale. Not to mention 50 years in the Western Art business! 

Horizon Fine Art Champagne Brunch. 10:00am-3:00pm. Gallery artists will be working at Horizon, while YOU watch and sample yummy food and drink!

Grand Teton Gallery  11:00 – 3:00pm. Deb Penk and Rip Caswell (who must be awfully tired) will give demonstrations,as will Gayle

Diehl Gallery – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Meet UK sculptor Simon Gudgeon & join the gallery for brunch. Gudgeon’s “Isis” is perhaps the most striking sculpture installed to date at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Sculpture Trail. FREE. 

Mountain Trails Collector’s Brunch 10:00am – 2:00pm. Brunch that toasts the gallery’s collectors and artists. And the public is welcome, too.


Jason Rich - "River Overlook"

Jason Rich – “River Overlook”

“We see art, and then it affects how we see.” ~ Poet Tami Haaland

Aspen leaves hint at their fall lemon yellows, grizzlies are on the Elk Refuge, the last of the hummingbirds are away, and all Jackson Hole arts entities are buzzing like bees to prepare for 2013′s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, taking place here in Jackson September 5-15, 2013.  This year our Festival is officially represented by artist Jason Rich, whose contemporary, yet traditional rendering of two wranglers on their horses during early fall is this year’s official Fall Arts Festival poster image.

Every year the Festival confirms Jackson’s solid top ranking as a Western arts center; and Jackson continues to grow as a town where young contemporary artists conveying non-traditional ideas have begun to flourish. When you think about it, said a gallery owner friend of mine, where else is there? Only two other Western cities are noted for their Western or Southwestern art.

Here is the annual Jackson Hole Art Blog Fall Arts Festival Calendar!



Western Design Conference Gala Fashion Jewelry Show: This glamour event has opened the Fall Arts Festival for many a year. The night’s festivities include a jewelry show, live auction, and champagne celebration, followed by a runway Western style fashion show featuring top of the line designs. It all takes place at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the fashion show begins at 7:15 pm. A catered reception follows!

Those boots will be walking and flashing all over town! Big jewels, big hair, big color and big fun! Tickets are $125-$35 and seating is RESERVED. No general seating. Contact Center Box Office at 307.733.4900 or  

Chen - Evergreen

Chen – Evergreen

Diehl Gallery presents Indonesia artist Chen. The artist, currently working in Indonesia, is noted for his remarkable stainless steel sculptures. If his work is as eye-catching as Natalie Clark’s towering, geometric forms this will be a show with real impact. His works, says the gallery, are simultaneously precise and lyrical. The show runs from September 7- November 15th, and an artist’s reception takes place tonight from 5-8:00 pm. FREE. 155 West Broadway.  307.733.0905.

Trailside Galleries opens its Donny Finley

Artists Pat Clayton and Troy Anderson will paint and sculpt for the public, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm ( a very lengthy demonstration—you have all day to stop by!) and Thomas Radoumis leads a wood carving discussion while Richard Mitchell sketches from 1:00-5:00pm. Grand Teton Gallery Artists in Residence – 130 West Broadway.  307.201.1172.  FREE.


The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum kicks off its Fall Voices of the Valley program series at 7:00 p.m. at the 225 N. Cache museum gallery, with a presentation by local residents Marlene and Daniel Merrill on their book Up the Winds and Over the Tetons: Journal Entries and Images from the 1860 Raynolds Expedition. Free admission, limited seating. 733-2414.



Palates & Palettes Gallery Walk!  5-8:00 pm, all over Town!  If there is a gallery NOT participating in this very popular event I don’t know about it. Go everywhere, see as much as you can! Don’t be a drag, but be mindful—almost every gallery offers alcoholic beverages and specially catered food; you might tip over and spill your shiraz if you’re not careful! It’s one of the Festival’s most popular and populous events—it’s FREE, save one special fundraiser—-and at least 30 galleries take part. Walk or ride your bike—even a bike can be tricky! Walking is safest. Park outside the Town Square if possible.

Mary Roberson - The Spring Marsh Celebration

Mary Roberson – The Spring Marsh Celebration

Altamira Fine Art presents legendary Western women artists Mary Roberson and Donna Howell-Sickles. Both artists open new shows with an artists’ reception at Altamira, 5-8:00 pm, during Palates & Palettes. FREE. Mary Roberson’s “The Nature of Contemporary Impressionism” will be featured with Donna Howell-Sickles’ “My Window Faces West.”  Read more about this exhibit here. Altamira Fine Art, 172 Center Street, 307.739.4700,

David Brookover Gallery

David Brookover – 17 Hands of Presence

Brookover Gallery will, once again, host a special party benefitting the Teton Raptor Center during Palates & Palettes Gallery Walk.  $5 at the door, with Amangani and Four Seasons catering. All entry proceeds benefit the Raptor Center, and Brookover will be displaying his new photogravure, silver gelatin and color images. His new Andalusian photographs are so detailed, you’ll fight the urge to reach out and stroke them. Read more about Brookover’s trek to Andalusia here. Brookover will also showcase Taylor Glenn’s image, which won the Teton Photography Group’s first annual photography contest; the image will be available for sale. Brookover believes in helping local photographers get their work shown properly~~”It’s a good thing for the art community at large,” says Brookover.

Trailside Galleries showcases artists Donny Finley, Adam Smith and Dustin Van Wechel through September 15th. Artist’s Reception. Finley, says the gallery has spent time in the coal mining towns of West Virginia, swamps of Louisiana, the lush countryside of Ireland, cosmopolitan New York City, romantic Paris and other locations around the world; his art is affected by all he takes in. Van Wechel notes “Painting wildlife provides a well of opportunity to communicate not only my personal experiences and perceptions of my subjects, but also a window into understanding what moves me and who I am.”  Smith’s research and painting have taken him to Utah, Alaska, Africa, and countless national parks in his quest to realistically capture subjects and habitat.

D. Van Wechel - The Mentor

D. Van Wechel – The Mentor

Cayuse Western Americana will host author Kenneth Barrick, author of  the first comprehensive biography of Grand Teton National Park’s only official photographer, Harrison Crandall.  5-8:oo pm. “Known for his compositions capturing the Tetons with luminous skies, cowgirls and cowboys in action with their horses, Native Americans at their powwows and wildflowers in magnificent settings, Harrison Crandall was Jackson Hole’s first resident artist,” says Cayuse. The book is the first catalog raisonee of Crandall’s body of work. Historic works by Crandall are on exhibit. Book signings continue tomorrow, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Additionally, master silver designer Susan Adams is back in the shop! “Food, Fiddles & Fun” tonight at Cayuse! Note: ALL Cayuse events will take place at Cayuse; the gallery and Barrick will not have a presence at the Western Design Conference, as previously scheduled. 


Trio Fine Art Gallery Demonstrations: Please note that Trio Fine Art’s plein air painting partners will be demonstrating BEFORE Palates & Palettes:  come and see Jennifer Hoffman, Bill Sawczuck and Kathryn Turner at their gallery, 545 N. Cache, 3-5:00 pm. FREE. Refreshments. 307.734.4444,

By E. Boespflug

By E. Boespflug

Emily Boespflug and Anika Youcha host an Art Opening, featuring their new works, at Cowboy Coffee, just north of the intersection of Cache and Deloney. Stop by during and after P&P! 6-8pm.

National Museum of Wildlife Art: Preview Western Visions Miniatures and More Show & Sale artworks, 3-5:00 pm. A nice place to stop in before you hit downtown Jackson’s P&P! FREE.Rising Sage refreshments. 


Fall Arts 2013

MADE, in Gaslight Alley, will offer free hand screened prints designed by local artist Eric Nelson to customers. Prints are limited editions and are available to anyone who spends $25 or more during Palates & Palettes. Hand made, repurposed and found: that’s MADE!

Lee Carlman Riddell - Blue Flax

Lee Carlman Riddell – Blue Flax

WRJ Associates, that incredible King Street establishment, will feature artwork by artists Lee Carlman Riddell and Craig Spankie. WRJ has proved a phenomenal venue for artists. Riddell has always loved to draw and paint. As a little girl she was a tomboy who spent as much time as possible playing outside, which inspired an appreciation for the natural world and science. Her love of landscape painting is a natural extension of her interests in art and science. “I paint outside because that is where I want to be. Setting up my paint box begins a time of concentration on shapes, textures and colors in the landscape. It slows me down, and I see the world – animals, birds, plants, storms – better. I like that,” says Riddell.  A native New Zealander, Spankie refers to his homeland by its Maori name Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud. Carpentry seeded an affinity for the tactile, and informed an isolated beauty that is Spankie’s hallmark. For Craig Spankie, working with found objects fulfills a quest to create transformative art. Raw, and by most standards spent, objects are reborn in Spankie’s contemplative environmental portraits. 30 King Street, in Jackson.

Jason Rich

Jason Rich

Legacy Gallery One Man Show with Fall Arts Festival Artist Jason Rich! 5-8:00 pm, during P&P. Rich will have his signature work on hand, and be exhibiting 10- 20 new works. Legacy is a great Jackson tradition; don’t miss! “Rich’s love for the cowboy lifestyle led him to painting and living the life of a cowboy,” says the gallery. “He, like many artists, started drawing horses when he was young. His hard work and dedication has paid off with many accolades, including being elected into Cowboy Artists of America. On the southwest corner of the Town Square - 75 North Cache.  307.733.2353

Mountain Trails Gallery presents a Barbara and Glen Edwards Retrospective, 5-8:00 pm, during P&P.  The Edwards are noted for their historical depictions of Native Americans and mountain men, a storied part of Jackson Hole’s history. “Light refreshments.” Located on the north east corner of the Town Square. 155 Center Street, 307.734.8150,

Tayloe Piggott Gallery: Michael Eastman’s “A Horse Show.”  Artist’s reception, 5-8:00 pm, during P&P.  Eastman, in case you’ve not seen his work, is pretty dang famous for his horse photography. 62 South Glenwood, 307-733-0555

Christopher Owen Nelson at Horizon Fine Art

Christopher Owen Nelson at Horizon Fine Art

Horizon Fine Art presents Christopher Owen Nelson’s Solo Exhibition “The Fortune Teller.” Nelson’s forté is his “carved, painted and fired Plexiglass work.” Cool!  5-8:00 pm, during P&P. Horizon Fine Art, 30 King Street, 307.739.1540,

172“As a community member, I appreciate what Jackson Hole Public Art has accomplished. As an artist, I am grateful for the chance to create a Jackson Hole Public Art installation for and with our community.” ~ Artist, Curator and Cultural Council Award-Winner Bronwyn Minton. Celebrate Minton’s Cairn Project, 5-7:00 pm, at the installation site, 265 S. Cache, at the Center for the Arts!

Grand Teton Gallery Artist Reception: The group may be trying to get a jump on P&P; their party time is listed as 4-8:00 pm. Check with the group to make sure!  Artists Pat Clayton, Troy Anderson, HR Kaiser, Sam Thiewes, Peggy Ann Thompson, Rip Caswell, and Richard Mitchell will be in the spotlight. Grand Teton Gallery, 130 West Broadway, 307.201.1172.

Travis Walker - Saddle Butte (Blue)

Travis Walker – Saddle Butte (Blue)

The Art Association of Jackson Hole hosts two P&P events: “Jackson Rising,” 5:30-7:30 pm ( again, a slightly skewed time) and “Everest: An Exhibition of Aerial Photographs of Mt. Everest by William Thompson,” also 5:30-7:30 pm. So, if you arrive after 7:30, c’est dommage!  ”Jackson Rising” exhibits works by many local artists using a variety of media, and they include Remy Milosky, Houston Guy, Greg Broseus, Katy Fox, Karen Haynam, Jonathan Crosby, Travis Walker, Jeffery Kaphan, Anne Muller, Vanessa Sulzer and Mike Parillo. ”Everest” is a selection and presentation of William Thompson photographs taken in 1983 for National Geographic, “the first and ONLY complete aerial [images] ever taken of Mt. Everest.” Art Association Gallery, 240 S. Glenwood Street.  307.733.6379,


RARE Gallery’s Rick Armstrong’s show “Through the Eyes” represents the artist’s work over the past year, and, he says, “will leave you satisfied intellectually and content visually.”  Mixed media. You will never have to use your eyes again! Or think! 5-8:00 pm, during P&P. RARE Gallery, 60 E. Broadway 2nd Floor, 307.733.8726,

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Marilyn #27

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Marilyn #27

Though Heather James Fine Art (located on Center Street, next door to Altamira Fine Art) is not opening a specific exhibit during the Festival, the contemporary gallery with the big reach is highlighting new artists, and invites the public to stop in and see, among other rareties and gems, their Andy Warhols. “[Warhol's]position as a controversial character helped turn the fabric of American consumer culture into art and has cemented his position as one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century,” writes the gallery. 

And while you’re out there, check out these long-time Palates & Palettes favorite gallery “destinations”:  West Lives On, across from the Wort Hotel in downtown Jackson and Henry Holdsworth’s “Wild By Nature” photography gallery, on the corner of Glenwood and Deloney.

WDC-merged.130859Western Design Conference Exhibit Sale. A giant exhibition of Western inspired furnishings, clothing and fashion, more jewelry (as my brother once said, it’s amazing what they can do with gems and rocks, ain’t it?) and usually lots of surprise creations. FUN. Not free: Tickets are $15 at the door, but you’ll get to see work by at least 100 artisans and exhibitors and you may return. Hosted by Teton Home and Living Magazine. Doors open at 10:00 am, with $22,000 in Design Excellence Awards being given out at 11:00 am. Open until 5:00 pm….and everyone runs to P&P! Location: Snow King Center, at the base of Snow King Mountain, Jackson.



Historic Ranch Tours. A taste of storied ranching life is yours for $50 per person. A tour of some of Jackson’s most historic ranches, complete with barbeque and Western style entertainment begins at 2:00 pm. Catch the ranch tour bus at Jackson’s Home Ranch Parking Lot (where you can leave your car all day for free) at the corner of Cache & Gill streets. For info, contact the J.H. Chamber at 307.733.3316.

Tammy Callens - Yellowstone Falls

Tammy Callens – Yellowstone Falls

Tammy Callens Showcase at Mountain Trails Gallery. She’s a friend and one of the area’s most in-demand artists. The girl is COOKING! I would not be surprised if, in a few years, she has one of the West’s highest profiles for plein air painting and as a female artist. Callens’ portraits and paintings of the region’s out-of-the-way places are special, and very personal. She’s also a former Grand Teton Association “Artist in the Environment.”  10:00 am -4:00 pm, light refreshments.  FREE.  Mountain Trails Gallery, 155 Center Street, 307.734.8150,

Western Design Conference Exhibit Sale carries on! Open today 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, tix are still $15 at the door. Snow King Center.

Image by Feresthe Faustini

Image by Feresthe Faustini

Outdoor Photography Symposium – Teton Photography Group. 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. While you won’t catch the morning’s first light, you’ll catch some beautiful wildlife and birds, learn techniques for photographing wild flowers indigenous to the area, work on composition and enjoy a lecture by Nat Geo photographer William Thompson. Coffee breaks and luncheon. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. The lecture series will include sponsored coffee breaks and luncheon. The Teton Photography Group is affiliated with the Art Association of Jackson Hole; contact them for details regarding meeting location, time specifics and more. Location: Black Box Theatre at the Center for the Arts, 240 S. Glenwood Street, 307.733.6379,

Artist: Dave McNally

Artist: Dave McNally

Brush Art Ventures, Alison Brush’s new arts enterprise, hosts an Open House today AND tomorrow at 1085 W. Broadway, #1123, in Jackson. “Venture beyond the downtown galleries for a new way to experience some of Jackson’s finest art,” says Brush. Hang out in the studio space and view works by Brush, Mary Armour, Dave McNally, Amy Unfried, Jeremy Morgan, Todd Kosharek, Tom Woodhouse and Rosanna Mitchell.  Noon -7:00 pm. FREE.

RARE Gallery: Conversation with the Artist(s). Dan Burgette (phenomenal bird sculptor, a naturalist–formerly represented by the Lyndsay McCandless Gallery) and Rick Armstrong will talk about their respective work—-and the vision of their artistry.  FREE. 2:00-5:00pm.  60 E. Broadway 2nd Floor, 307.733.8726,

Dan Burgette - Shadowed Breezes

Dan Burgette – Shadowed Breezes

Grand Teton Gallery Artists in Residence: Painters Sam Thiewes and Peggy Ann Thompson will be demonstrating 11:00am-3:00pm. FREE. Rip Caswell and Richard Mitchell sculpt on site 1:00-5:00pm. Grand Teton Gallery, 130 West Broadway, 307.201.1172,


Western Design Conference Exhibit Sale, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. See description of event above; tickets are available at the door for $15. Snow King Center, Corner of Snow King and Willow,

Sue Sommers - Book Art

Sue Sommers – Book Art

14th Annual “Takin’ It to the Streets!” This ever-popular street art fair gives local artists a chance to show off their work. I really wanted to list all the artists here—but my eyes/heart were bigger than this post’s capacity, so here are a few names: Stephanie Brennan, Jeff Diener, Sam & Jenny Dowd, Sue Sommers, Kelly Halpin, Fred & Rob Kingwill, Nancy Miller, Dean Stayner, Travis & Lisa Walker, Ray Polito, Nancy Carson, Joyce Batson, Sharon Rudd, Ben LaBrecque….and a whole lot more! Juried, and produced by the Art Association of Jackson Hole. Location: smack on the Town Square! FREE. Artist tents are open for business 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Contact Amy Fradley at 307.733.8792 or

images-4Taste of the Tetons. Smack on the Town Square! Open air food schmooze!  Eat yummy samples from a huge cross section of eateries and chefs while you check out the art. Live music, general ecstasy! Each food ticket is $1–buy at least four tickets if you want a mouthful. 11:00am-4:00pm. Then, that other big tent? It’s the Rotary Supper Club’s Fall Arts Wine Tasting and Silent Auction. So go on over there, too, taste some mighty fine wines and bid on great donations. 11:00am-5:00pm. More taste tickets to buy, bring cash!

RARE Gallery’s Michael Swearngin has his “valuable collection of pieces with museum registry and provenance” on display. 5:00-8:00pm  FREE. 60 E. Broadway 2nd Floor,

Grand Teton Gallery Artists in Residence present Gary Keimig, Tom Lucas, and Les LeFevre executing painting demonstrations, and Rip Caswell sculpts. 11:00am -4:00pm. Carol Santora demonstrates painting and Richard Mitchell gives a talk. The latter two events take place 1:00-5:00pm. FREE.  Grand Teton Gallery, 130 West Broadway, 307.201.1172,

Rip Caswell

Rip Caswell

NEXT WEEK: The Jackson Hole Art Auction, Western Visions, John Nieto at Altamira Fine Art, Quick Draw, Gallery Walks, Artist Demonstrations, House Tours and more!