Paintings, Photography, Artifacts, Memorabilia, Jewelry, Sculpture, Woven Arts, Wine, Food, Auctions, Lectures, Street Fairs, Cookouts on the Square, Artist Studio Tours, Ranch Tours, Representational Art, Contemporary Art, Western Designs and Fashion, Antiques, Furnishings, Americana, Ceramics, Music, Cowboy Poetry, Metal work, Quick Draws….need we say more? We couldn’t. Toute de suite:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Western Design Conference Lecture Series: Three 1-hour accredited talks, open to the public as well as the design community. Free with purchase of Gallery Exhibit Sale Day Pass, $15. Center for the Arts, Downtown Jackson. Noon-3:00 pm. You may buy tickets at the door or visit www.westerndesignconference.com.
Western Design Conference Gala Event: Fashion Jewelry Show. Live model jewelry show, runway fashion show featuring western style couture. Awards over$22,000 in cash to best new designs. Gala follows. Center for the Arts. Doors open 6:00 pm. Fashion Show: 7:15 pm. (Drink up and buy up, ya’ll!) Tickets: $125, $100, $75. Reserved seating. 307.733.4900 or jhcenterforthearts.com.
Galleries West Fine Art’s 8th Fall Round Up
This annual group show features new works by the entire roster of Galleries West artists. Artist’s reception takes place during the Wednesday (September 15) night ARTwalk.307.733.4412 www.gallerieswestjacksonhole.com
Mountain Trails Gallery Robert Hagan One Man Show – Final Day of Show. 307.734.8150 www.mtntrails.net
RARE Gallery “Art for the New West” Group Show, September 9-19. Featuring the truck tail gate pieces of rising star Michael Kalish, as well as the works of other contemporary western artists. www.raregalleryjacksonhole.com. 307.733.8726
Wilcox Gallery Both gallery locations exhibiting Wildlands and Wildlife Show through Thursday, September 30. 307.733.6450 www.wilcoxgallery.com
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Western Design Conference Exhibition and Sale
Impressive exhibition of western furniture, home accessories and fashion, Bringing together artists, scholars, collectors, interior designers, architects and fashion designers.
10:00am-5:00pm at the Snow King Pavillion. Tickets at the door; $15 day pass. www.westerndesignconference.com
Trio Fine Art Demonstration
Come watch artists Lee Carlman Riddell, Kathryn Mapes Turner, and September Vhay, with special guest artists Kay Stratman and Shannon Troxler. 3-5:00 pm. www.triofineart.com.
Get up a carpool of friends and enjoy this self-guided tour of area artist studios. Visit painters, glass blowers, metal forgers, ceramicists. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Contact Laurie Thal at 307.733.5096 or visit www.thalglass.com. A special Studio Tours Reception takes place at the Center for the Arts, 5-8:00 pm. www.jacksonholechamber.com/images/adobe/FAF2010StudioTour.pdf
Perhaps the most notorious and fun FAF event. All (more than 30!) of Jackson’s galleries pair with local restaurants to showcase fine art and delectable food and wine. Free, open to the public! Officially begins at 5pm, and officially ends at 8pm. Some galleries remain open later. Walk and wine responsibly! Featured galleries are:
David Brookover Gallery The gallery hosts a special benefit for the Sheriff and Police search and rescue departments and K9 dog units. $10 admission, with all proceeds benefiting those organizations. View Brookover’s new platinum photographs, enjoy special Amangani fare. www.davidbrookover.com.
Tayloe Piggott Gallery Wolf Kahn: Refractions of Light, Paintings and Pastels. Converging color and light to create atmospheric and sensual pictorial fields, (Kahn’s) paintings evoke the ethereal world of nature even when they are not visibly representational. In the mid 1950s Kahn, as a Second Generation member of the New York School, was part of a core group of artists reinterpreting life. www.tayloepiggottgallery.com.
Diehl Gallery presents an exhibition of new works by Canadian painter Les Thomas. Thomas described his style as a hybrid of abstraction and representation. The imagery he places in his pictures are the pretexts he needs to further explore pictorial possibilities. This show will benefit the Jackson Hole Land Trust, a 501(c ) (3) organization established in 1980 to preserve open space and the scenic, ranching and wildlife values of Jackson Hole by assisting landowners who wish to protect their land in perpetuity. Collectors are invited to write 10% of the acquisition cost of works in this show directly to the Land Trust.
Cayuse Cayuse is highlighting early works inspired by National Parks, focusing on Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Grand Canyon National Parks. The show explores some of the first work, commissioned by the United States Government. www.cayusewa.com
Teton Art Lab, Center for the Arts: 5:30-7:30 pm. Chuck Close, Richard Estes, Alex Katz, Richmond Burton, and Robert Cottingham prints by master printer Karl Hecksher of K5 Editions. Hand carved and entirely hand printed masterworks by world famous artists. (Note: A recent New Yorker Magazine article by neurologist/artist/author Oliver Sacks identifies Close as having life-long prosopagnosia, a condition blocking the ability to recognize faces. Sacks quotes Close: “I don’t know who anyone is and essentially have no memory at all for people in real space. But when I flatten them out in a photograph I can commit that image to memory.”) www.tetonartlab.com.
Legacy Gallery showcases a One Man Show featuring Kyle Polzin (all paintings will be sold by draw). 5:00-8:00pm. 307.733.2353, www.legacygallery.com
Wild by Nature Gallery features new works by nature photographer Henry H. Holdsworth. Show remains up through September 19. 307.733.8877, www.wildbynaturegallery.com. 5-8:00 pm.
Celebrate the West at the 9th Annual Premier Music and Poetry Roundup. Enjoy award-winning artists Juni Fisher, Patty Clayton, Al ‘Doc’ Mehl, and The All Star Cowboy Dance Band, featuring top-tier local singer songwriters and musicians. Join in the finale by gathering on stage for a true Western dance party. Center for the Arts, 8:00pm, $28 307.733.4900 or www.jacksonholecowboyjubilee.org.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Happy Birthday, Dad!
18th Annual Western Design Conference Gallery Exhibit Sale The lollapalooza exhibition of western furniture, home accessories and fashion continues. The Pavilion at Snow King Resort, 10:00am-5:00pm. Tickets at the door $15 day pass. www.westerndesignconference.com
Studio Tours A second chance to spend the day visiting artist studios throughout the valley. Download the self-guiding map here. Contact Laurie Thal at 307.733.5096.
Historic Ranch Tours Visit historic valley ranches, where Jackson Hole’s cowboy heritage still thrives. The tour is complete with cowboys, Western entertainment, and a good ol’ fashioned barbeque. Hosted by Mountain Living magazine. Busses leave Jackson’s Home Ranch parking lot at 2:00pm. $50 307.733.3316 or 307.699.3868
Legacy Gallery Artist Focus Show featuring Robert Coombs and Josh Elliott. 307.733.2353, www.legacygallery.com
A Horse of a Different Color showcases Sandy Graves’ contemporary bronze sculpture through September 30. Artist reception 4-7:00 pm. 307.734.9603 www.ahorseofadifferentcolorgalleryjh.com
West Lives On Gallery presents a One Man Show “Capturing Wyoming On Canvas,” by Reid Christie; artist’s reception 2-5:00 p.m. Show runs through September 12. 307.734.2888 www.westliveson.com
Artists in the Park Come join Kathy Wipfler and the Grand Teton Association for a free plein air demonstration of her painting techniques.
Kathy’s oil paints on large canvases and has two paintings hanging in The Whitney Museum of Western Art in Cody, WY. Locally, her work can be found at Trailside Galleries. www.kathywipfler.com. 3-6pm, Chapel of the Transfiguration in Grand Teton National Park. Bring a chair, a snack and watch Wipfler capture the majesty of Jackson’s Hole. 307.739.3606.
That’s the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival calendar through September 11, 2010. Fall Arts Festival calendar listings for September 12-15, 2010 follow soon! ~TC