To wind up the year, I asked members of Jackson’s arts community to share their thoughts about “artful” things they are thankful for this year. And share they did.
I am grateful for Jackson’s arts continuing growth as a whole. I truly believe that of all Jackson’s economic sectors, it is the arts that have risen to the challenge of these economic times, continually re-inventing what “art” means and includes in Jackson Hole. I am grateful for everyone’s spirit. I am grateful for the wonderful visitation this blog enjoys, and I will work to see that its value continues to grow. I am grateful for the success of Fall Arts Festival, for every chance I get to write about and for the arts. I am grateful for your thanks, trust and contributions. I am grateful for the advice and perspective of friends, and for all that I’ve learned. I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to connect, on a deeper level, with Grand Teton National Park through my role as public relations rep for its “Artists in the Environment” series. Those summer days in the Park with the artists, experiencing GTNP’s matchless beauty and wildlife, and seeing so many come to enjoy those afternoons will be with me forever. I am grateful for art’s eternal connection to wildlife and landscape.~Tammy
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have. ~Andy Warhol, sent from Mariam Diehl.
An art dealer is somebody who makes people understand that they need art to live. ~Mariam Diehl
Carrie Geraci working on Public Art!
This year I am thankful for all the work Carrie has put into the arts in Jackson. Also, fired up to work with so many great artists in Jackson and Beyond! ~ John Frechette
Tammy, I am grateful for support from Trustees that enabled us to build a Sculpture Trail at the National Museum of Wildlife Art that is free and open to the public! ~ Jane Lavino, National Museum of Wildlife Art.
You could say that the “Wipfler & the Boys” Show @ Simpson Gallagher Gallery in Sept. was that gallery’s best selling show ever! Fifteen years and going strong for the gallery and my best solo show ever! My large painting commissions have been very well received and it’s been a good year for me! ~ Kathy Wipfler.
What I am grateful and happy about … Several collectors have told me that they feel a ‘presence’ and a ‘soul’ in my paintings, which to me means that my paintings convey the feelings I have when creating them. There is no greater satisfaction than that. It means that we are ‘in the moment’ together, even years later.” ~ Lee Carlman Riddell
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Trailside Galleries, in Jackson Hole and Scottsdale! ~ Dawn Meckem, Trailside