Jackson Hole plein air painter Jen Hoffman’s pastel Winding Through has won Best in Show in Bucks County, Pennsylvania’s First Annual Autumn Arts Painting Challenge. The work will be exhibited (along with other winning entries) during the month of March, 2010 at the Bucks County Gallery, in New Hope; Hoffman’s win will be chronicled in both American Artist and Pastel Journal.
Although the competition took place during Fall, the Gala Reception for this show happens next Spring, on March 6, at the Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art, and the show runs through March 31, 2010.
Not only did Hoffman win, she was presented with a 60-piece Terry Ludwig pastel set!
Hoffman’s star seems to be rising; she’s showing her work in other venues around the country and has been invited to show the West’s prestigious “The Russell,” the C.M. Russell Museum’s March fundraiser exhibition and sale.
In Jackson, Hoffman is represented by Galleries West Fine Art. Congratulations, Jen!
There’s lots to do this holiday week, up at the National Museum of Wildlife Art . A partial (post-Christmas Day) schedule includes:
A free screening of the beloved PBS favorite, “Christmas in Yellowstone.” Go and watch on Sunday, December 27, beginning at 2:00 pm. If you can’t get up in the Park this winter, this gorgeous film will take you there itself. I believe the film also includes images from Grand Teton National Park; at least that’s what the promos on Public Television suggest; the Grand Teton and Sleeping Indian are featured in PBS spots for the show.
Art After Hours and Tapas Tuesday happen on December 29, with Museum galleries open 5-9:00 pm, and programming beginning at 7:30 pm. The Museum will screen National Geographic’s documentary, “Eye of the Leopard.”
Check out everything NMWA at their website. Phone: 307.733.5771
PS: Did ya miss Bert Raynes‘ Christmas Eve “Chronicle” interview (conducted by local producer John Kerr) on Wyoming Public Television? Me, too! Click on this link ; once you’ve gotten to the “Chronicle” page, click on the new Video button, left side of the page, to find and view Bert’s interview. Happy New Year, Bert! Congratulations on your new chronicled status! Miss you!