Upstairs at Trailside Gallery, towards the rear, are treasures. The Jackson Hole Art Auction takes place Saturday, September 19 at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts. The auction is taking bidder registrations; 2009 consignment deadlines have long passed, but you may submit artwork for consideration for 2010’s Auction by logging onto their website.
To tempt you, here’s a look at this year’s schedule. The Jackson Hole Art Auction is produced in conjunction with the Gerald Peters Gallery. All times are Mountain Standard Time.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 18: Auction Preview. Free to the public at the Center for the Arts, 240 S. Glenwood. 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 19 DOORS OPEN AT 9:00 A.M. PREVIEW UNTIL 1:00 P.M.
10:00 – 11:00 am: LECTURE & SLIDE SHOW: TUCKER SMITH, “THE WIND RIVERS.”
10:00 am – 1:00 pm: BOOK SIGNING-GARY TEMPLE, “GOLLINGS, MORE OF THE STORY,” WILLIAM T. WARD & GARY TEMPLE.
1:00 p.m. – JACKSON HOLE ART AUCTION COMMENCES.
The Auction takes place during Jackson Hole’s Fall Arts Festival. A calendar of events relating to the visual arts may be found by clicking on the Festival Calendar link on the right side of the blog, near the top of the page. The calendar will be posted here at Festival time. Got Fall Arts Info? Send it along to me, at: [email protected] Visual arts information only, please.
Up at CIAO: Here’s the skinny on CIAO’s new show: “Nocturnes, Art Inspired by the Night” features an eclectic array of art from jewelry to photography, created by local and international artists. The opening reception will take place Saturday August 22nd, 6-9pm at CIAO Gallery on Glenwood. This exhibition features artists Chang Jorinde, an artist from Taiwan and Texas based artist Twyla Bloxham. This exhibition will feature local artist & guest juror Benji Pierson as well as Glass Artists Liz Peet. New York City based jeweler Kristen Wall, will feature her one of a kind, city night inspired pieces.”
Phone number to call for more information: 307-413-4841.
ARTS & ECONOMY: Rocco Landesman was confirmed as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. According to the New London Day, “…his straight-talking style, Missouri roots and affinity for baseball and country music are expected to give him a leg up with many legislators.”
“Habitat for Humanity is launching a new social networking group, ‘DIGS’ – Dedicated Individuals Giving and Serving. DIGS brings together active young locals who share a passion for Jackson Hole and who support housing in order to preserve an engaged and diverse community. The group offers a fun and social way for Jackson residents to give back, and aims to raise enough money in the next twelve months to “dig” the foundation on a new Habitat house.”
HERE COMES THE ART PART….
“DIGS will host a kick-off event this Wednesday, August 26 from 5pm – 8pm at Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary. The event will feature live bluegrass music from the Random Canyon Growlers and a raffle of two tandem flights with JH Paragliding. It will also showcase works by local artists crafted from Habitat ReStore materials in partnership with Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary. Complimentary Snake River (award winning!) beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Memberships will be available for purchase at the event for $35 and include free entry to all DIGS events, a free raffle ticket for the paragliding raffle, and discounts at local businesses including Amangani, Elevated Grounds, Nikai, Skinny Skis, Tobacco Row, Jackson Whole Grocer, and the Mangy Moose. FREE!”