Methinks Altamira Fine Art never takes a vacation!
But two of its artists will spend two days at Jackson’s Four Seasons this holiday. December 28 and 29, 3-8 pm look for gallery reps and artists Andree Hudson and Jared Sanders at the Teton Village resort. Sanders and Hudson will be giving artist demonstrations, their work will be on display and light snacks and refreshments will be on hand.
December 30, 5-7 pm, the artists will be on hand at Altamira Fine Art for another reception and show.
Went to an incredible annual holiday party recently, and spoke to local p.r. professional who told me that they’d found themselves leaving a potentially lucrative medical career to do p.r. Not such a red herring; Hudson’s flair for art has caught the eye of medical professionals, and she’s worked as an illustrator for various medical publications. She values the “beauty of creation,” the living form. In her years as a student at Maryland Institute Hudson developed a strong design sense, bold color palette and well-tuned composition skills. Her renderings of Western images and themes are contemporary, filled with movement.
Sanders has always loved the land. Widely collected, his grounded renderings of farmlands, hills, rivers and trees are reflections of the fields, farms and seasons of the heartland. Working from a palette of soft browns, earthy yellows, reds, blues and greens, Sanders masterfully recreates America’s solid and reassuring rural architectures. A great draftsman, he believes “drawing the backbone of all artwork.” I particularly love his scrubbed white barns and silos sitting so steadily and reassuringly against blue summer skies; he’s been called a tonalist, but I’d not quite put Sanders in that category.
Info: 307.739.4700 www.altamiraart.com
The National Museum of Wildlife Art’s “Art After Hours” program premiers the environmental documentary “Out of Yellowstone,” at the museum, December 28th. Art After Hours’ hours are 5-9 pm, and a trip up to the Museum to see the film also lets visitors explore all museum galleries for free.
“Out of Yellowstone” delves into the problems facing the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem’s winter ranges—home to elk, pronghorn and deer. And we always have more to learn.
Trio Fine Art’s Lee Carlman Riddell will conduct a “Let’s Play” oil painting workshop Jan. 15 & 16, 2011. She may be booked up, but contact her if you have an interest in lessons. This class is $250 per person; a maximum class size of six students assures lots of one-on-one with Lee. Contact her at 307.733.8093 or via www.leeriddell.com.
Trio also has Russell Chatham’s latest oil paintings and lithographs available. Works are currently in Montana, but Chatham will make them available upon request. Contact the gallery for more information: 307.734.4444.
Trio Fine Art’s holiday hours are: Wed-Thurs December 22-23 12:00 – 6:00; Christmas Eve 10:00 – 3:00; Wed-Thurs-Fri December 29-31 12:00 – 6:00. Otherwise, the gallery is open during the Winter on Thursdays, noon-6 pm.
Quick note–As I prepare to head out of town, I’m adding this note from Horizon Fine Art: Please stop by the gallery–30 King Street– on Dec. 30 and see paintings, photography and artful jewelry—no specific time mentioned, but you can contact the gallery at 307.739.1540.