This logo just makes me want to ride my bicycle so bad!
The Jackson Hole Public Art (JHPA) Initiative is rolling out its new Rolling Gallery program, a platform for “artists and scientists to collaborate on artwork for Jackson Hole Community Pathways that highlights endangered and at risk species.” The project is another example of how wilderness and art are connected; that history has been repeating itself since the late 19th century, and whether we admit it or not we’re all descendants of those early naturalists, artists and expeditions. We’re still on expedition, in fact. If we weren’t, we’d not be here.
The project’s budget is $2,500; but JHPA has noted that up to $10,000 may be funded. At this time I don’t have specifics on criteria that would bring in 10K. The deadline for qualifications is February 29th, 5:00 pm. Submissions should be sent electronically to: [email protected] (Mr. Frechette?). Requests for Qualifications PACKETS should be tossed to Carrie Geraci, via her phone: 307.413.1474.
Additionally, that “swinging” ArtSpot location on Hwy. 89 is seen by a whole lot of people driving by in their cars—as many as 30,000 peeps per day. Want to submit an idea for your art to be featured in that public art frame? The next installation is set for Spring Equinox, but you must transmit your ideas by February 1, 2012. A $1,000 stipend is awarded the winning artist, and your art is exposed to the max! A suggestion: plan your art to hold up in all kinds o’ weather. Submit concepts to: [email protected]
A special fundraiser event, The Art of Conservation pairs Altamira Fine Art with the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance and the Art Association. Saturday, February 25th, from 5-7:00 pm, join these organizations for an evening of refreshments, artists demonstrations and the auctioning of original works by Altamira artists Amy Ringholz, R. Tom Gilleon, Marshall Noice, Mary Roberson, Jared Sanders and Greg Woodard, as well as offerings by Tom Mangelsen and Dwayne Harty.
The reception takes place at Altamira Fine Art. Tickets are $250; your ticket enters you in drawings that could win you a great piece of art, a travel package to Santa Fe, and other items. Proceeds benefit the Alliance and Art Association. To reserve tickets, contact Andrea Deaton at 307. 733.9417 or email [email protected]
The Art Association holds its 4th Biannual Anonymous Art Sale, Whodunit,…soon! This year, the event will be held in the Center for the Arts Theater Lobby because, says the A.A., the event never fails to bring the biggest crowds. That means a bigger party, and the Lobby is perfect for those.
Submissions are open. All works in this fundraiser auction will be unsigned, unlabled, set at a single price and a single size for the event. You will be mailed a 6″ x 6″ canvas on which to create your work, as well as event specifics. All completed canvases must be received by the Art Association by February 29th! Proceeds benefit the Art Association’s ongoing dedication to keeping arts and arts education as vital forces in Jackson’s community. Everyone is encouraged to submit their art!
If you’d like to participate, email Jenny Dowd at [email protected] with a simple “yes.” Include your mailing address and best contact phone number. If you’re not sure what Whodunit is all about, contact Steph: [email protected] or phone 307.733.6379.