Tag Archives: Yellowstone

Honors for Timothy Mayhew; True Transparency

Wildlife painter Timothy Mayhew, whose work was featured in this year’s National Museum of Wildlife Art’s  Western Visions, Miniatures and More Show & Sale, writes that he has been invited to be part of the 2012 Beaux Arts, a fundraising auction of fine art donated by nationally recognized artists in support of the Scottsdale Artists School, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Funds raised support the continuation of instruction in the fine arts, and creates scholarships for aspiring artists from around the world. The exhibit, now on display, holds a grand celebration and auction on November 10, 2012.

Although he is a New Mexico resident, most of Mayhew’s field studies are done in the Jackson and Yellowstone region. “Reflecting,” shown above, depicts an adult Sandhill crane wading in the shallow water at its winter home at the Bosque del Apache wildlife reserve in southern New Mexico.

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Hoffman’s “Natural Intervals”; Big Shots at Brookover

Jennifer L. Hoffman opens her new show of works “Natural Intervals,” at Trio Fine Art on Thursday, August 23rd, with an artist’s reception 5-8:00 pm. Hoffman will give remarks at 6:00 pm.  “Natural Intervals” is on exhibition at Trio August 22 – September 8, 2012.

Nabokov (a Russian novelist) made this wonderful statement that it’s the spaces between the beats of a rhythm that actually create the rhythm; he called it the ‘tender interval,’ ” says Hoffman. “I think that my work dwells in that space, those silent moments between actions, and that feeling inspired the title for this show.”

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Tammy Callens is August’s “Artist in the Environment”

“There is a small waterfall, just near the entrance to Yellowstone Park, that is one of my favorite places to paint,” says Jackson Hole artist Tammy Callens. “I’ve been here 10 years, and I go back to that spot over and over. I love our mountains, but I am more often attracted to this area’s intimate scenes; I like to zero in on the myriad valley views, and on rivers and water.”

California born, raised in the lush redwood landscapes along that state’s northern coast, plein air painter Callens has become a committed Jackson Hole plein air artist; her work is inspired by the vast beauty of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Callens is this month’s Grand Teton Association “Artist in the Environment,” and she will give a free plein air painting demonstration on Saturday, August 11th, at Sawmill Pond Overlook, 2:00-5:00 pm, in Grand Teton National Park. 

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P.A.M. Curator Talks; Mangelsen & Co. in San Fran

Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson Photo: Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian

In case you haven’t heard, local artist Abbie Miller won a big fat art award for her work with big chunks of eye-popping colorful materials; big chunks that turn into arcing, molten-like sculptures. There is no art like it in Jackson—and I’ve been wondering, how the heck does Miller build those things?  Don’t they tip over?  Is velcro involved? What is she dreaming about that manifests in those organic, bubbling pieces?

Anyway, Miller’s award was bestowed by Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, Curator of the Contemporary Northwest Art Award. What is the award?  It recognizes “underexposed visual artists from the Northwest,” and winning works will be exhibited next fall at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, where Laing-Malcolmson is a curator.

Laing-Malcolmson hits the Jackson art circuit when she appears at The Rose, on Wednesday, August 1, 5:30 pm. She’ll give a talk, “Northwest Manifest: Jackson Art in Regional Context,”  that will be followed by an interactive Q&A session. The evening is free–buy a drink at the bar if you please. The talk is part of Culture Front’s ongoing discussion series; this presentation is a collaboration with J.H. Public Art.

From Laing-Malcolmson’s perspective, Jackson’s arts are multi-dimensional, produce great work, and some artists’ work–like Miller’s–is edgy and experimental; Laing-Malcolmson combs the northwest looking for talent. She feels Jackson’s arts and artists support each; we’ve been talking about that lately, right folks? So let’s be our most supportive, and attend. If you tell me you didn’t show up because of the full moon, I’ll bop you!  For more information, contact Meg Daly, at meg@megdaly.com.

Jackson’s Tom Mangelsen,—aka Thomas D. Mangelsen—Art Wolfe and Frans Lanting, world-renowned photographers all, have something to teach you. The three amigos photographers embark on the First “Masters of Nature Photography Seminar,”  Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11th, 2012, at San Francisco’s InterContinental Hotel.

You may have to travel a bit to see real wildlife, but the three shooters promise to change the way seminar attendees experience and use their own cameras. For years, Mangelsen has been chronicling the lives of grizzlies in our region, and he uses his observations to promote conservation and wildlife protection in Grand Teton National Park and the Greater Yellowstone region. This seminar looks to empower others to promote similar causes with their work. Presentations from each photographer will be mixed with panel discussions, Q & A sessions, and reviews of images submitted by attendees. Industry expert Patrick Donehue will share successful marketing strategies.

And it all happens in San Francisco!  Yay!  Airfarewatchdog, take me away!

Get full details on the weekend’s activities by visiting www.mastersofnaturephotography.com. Tom Mangelsen’s gallery, Images of Nature, is located at 170 N. Cache, in Jackson, Wyoming.






Sawczuck at Trio Fine Art; Gilleon & Woodard Open at Altamira

“The Beauty Around Us,” a show of new works by Jackson artist Bill Sawczuck, is on exhibit at Trio Fine Art July 11-28th, 2012. Sawczuck is the gallery’s newest addition, and joins Trio’s partners in doing what those artists are inspired—even possessed—-to do: paint the power of this place. An artist’s reception takes place Thursday, July 12th, 5-8:00 pm, at the gallery. Sawczuck will be on hand, and will give a talk about his painting style. The reception is free, and the public is invited.

A painting and heart as big as the landscape around us. “Tribute To Greg,” a 24 x 48″ oil on canvas, by Trio Fine Art’s Bill Sawczuck, is a masterful painting, and a tribute to Sawczuck’s close friend and “long-time plein air painting buddy” Greg McHuron.

"Tribute To Greg," 24x48" Oil on Canvas

This very special show emphasizes that, as Sawczuck says, artists can “find inspiration in magnificent mountains, derelict buildings and anything in between.”  An artist need only look around him to find the snowy landscapes, myriad Teton views, unmatched autumn colors, wildlife, historic old barns, ranches and cabins. All these subjects are part and parcel of Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Some views are inescapable; some are hidden and blended into the cottonwoods, near the rivers and lakes, by a rock outcropping, under an aspen, in the sky, or partially hidden by a mound of winter snow.

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