Bumped into Amy Ringholz the other night, and she’s like, “Girl, you coming to my opening?”
Yeah, I am!
Ringholz, who happens to be 2012’s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival poster artist, opens a new show at Altamira Fine Art on Thursday, December 15th. Ringholz will be at the gallery demonstrating that day, 3-5:00 pm. An artist’s talk takes place 6-7:00 pm. Ringholz, whose trajectory as an artist has paralleled Jackson’s rise as a great arts destination, will talk about her new series of paintings, “Urban Wildlife.” Works from her “Classic” series will also be featured.
Known for her vibrant use of colors–and her marketing moxy!—Ringholz vibrantly captures an animal’s power and essence. Her wolves, bears, hares—all of her creatures—look us dead in the eye and appear to be coming right at us. Ringholz aims to create strong connections between viewers and her animal subjects.
“It took me a thousand paintings, and a thousand lessons get me here,” says Ringholz. “After painting almost every day for the past ten years, I now feel I am painting what I was born to paint.”
“Amy’s Holiday Show has become an annual happening where locals gather to celebrate the Season and her work,” says gallery director Mark Tarrant. “Amy’s bold works depicting our local wildlife on bright, colorful canvases are a fitting way to celebrate both the end of the current year and the beginning of the new one.”
During her demonstration, Ringholz will work on one of her large-scale paintings, in the style of the work to be featured in next year’s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. www.altamiraart.com (307) 739-4700
Diehl Gallery—the gallery that never sleeps! The ever-happening space has lots planned for the holidays and winter months.
December 16 – January 8, 2012, enjoy Diehl’s Holiday Miniatures Show. Thursday, December 22, stop into Diehl for its annual Holiday Opening Reception & Celebration; the party happens 5-8:00 pm. Beverages, refreshments and “a taste of the best contemporary art in the region!”
APRES-SKI & ART: Friday evenings throughout the winter, through March 30, 2012. Stop into the gallery for a glass of wine and some good conversation when your skiing day is done! Apres-Ski hours are 5-8:00 pm.
The Jackson Hole Gallery Association Holiday Art Walk happens Thursday, December 29, 5-8:00 pm. The Diehl will be open, as will many other Jackson Hole galleries.
(That Santa mug, such a cheery old fella!)
“Bet the Ranch” you can’t match reindeer puzzles and ‘mallows; Habits’ glamourous clothing we’ll wear at the chateau!
If silk on the bias is too fancy for you, the Cowboy Bar’s T-shirts, caps and shot glasses are on view!
Bears “heart” people; see, they’re waving! I’m not sure that chubby wall climber’s behaving…..
Busty red velvet dresses and Christmas fashionistas; Gifts of the Earth’s rad mannikin “fevah!”
Belle Cose’s surreal, they’ve wolves and a forest! Crimson birds, ski lovers and gifts for all tourists
Star light, star bright–what’s under this tree are gifts from my town–that’s Jackson Hole, to me.