Gregory I. McHuron
Date: June 9, 2012
Location: Blacktail Pond
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Gregory I. McHuron has been painting wildlife and landscapes throughout the United States and Canada for 35 years. A Syracuse native, he was raised in Colorado, Wyoming, Alaska and California.
McHuron has long painted Jackson’s surrounding area and the West, capturing a wide variety of subjects. He is active in many arts organizations, including the Wyoming Artists Association, Wind River Artist Association, Scottsdale School of the Arts and The Lodge at Palisades. His paintings are featured at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the CM Russell Show. Grand Teton National Park, Isle Royale National Park, and Gates of the Artic National Park and Preserve include McHuron’s work in their permanent collections.
“People have said that they are immediately struck by my strong sense of design–then, the interesting color combinations, juxtapositions, and light and dark patterns,” says McHuron. “The common thread in all my work is that I was there.” McHuron often puts himself in extreme conditions in order to get the painting he wants. Standing in rivers and on the edge of cliffs, bobbing in a raft down the Grand Canyon, or accidentally finding himself in the middle of a buffalo stampede aren’t unusual circumstances.
McHuron co-founded “Artists in the Environment” with landscape artist Conrad Schwiering. He is represented by Jackson’s Trailside Galleries.
Date: July 14, 2012
Location: Oxbow Bend
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
After graduating in 1999 from the Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking, Travis Walker moved to Jackson Hole in 2002 to pursue an arts career. From 2003-2005 he exhibited his work regionally while working full time at the Art Association of Jackson Hole, co-producing exhibits, classes, film series, fundraisers, and teaching printmaking. In 2007, Walker founded the nonprofit Teton Artlab. He’s created some of Jackson’s most exciting contemporary arts venues, including approximately seventy exhibitions. Walker established Jackson’s Factory Studios and Caldera Festival, and his newest project, the Big Haus Studios. He has been a resident artist and guest lecturer at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and a Vermont Studio Center resident printmaker. www.traviswalker.com www.tetonartlab.com
Date: August 11, 2012
Location: Sawmill Pond
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Tammy Callens was raised in the lush redwood landscapes along California’s northern coast. She now resides in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and her work is inspired by the vast beauty of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
Proficient in landscape, figure and portrait subjects, Callens utilizes traditional painting techniques wielded in a decidedly contemporary fashion. She favors dramatic, yet intimate compositions featuring shimmering color harmonies and painterly brushwork. Callens’ interest in becoming a professional artist sprang in part from her early study of great masters such as Zorn, Sorolla, and Sargent.
The recipient of multiple arts awards, Callens is also a member of New York’s Salmagundi Club, Oil Painters of America, Portrait Artists of America, the American Impressionist Society, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Steamboat Art Museum, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Art Association of Jackson Hole. Her work has appeared in many prestigious exhibitions around the country. Tammy Callens is represented locally by Jackson’s Trailside Galleries.
Date: September 8, 2012
Location: Menor’s Ferry
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Born and raised in California, Sharon Thomas attended college and gained her art degree at California State University at Long Beach. For many years she has painted the wildlife, Snake River scenes and national forest just outside her door in the Hoback area, south of Jackson, Wyoming. Wyoming’s nature, its life cycles and the region’s vivid light and colors influence the artist. Thomas works long hours painting in her studio; when she’s not creating her own art, Thomas teaches painting at the Art Association of Jackson Hole. Favorite subjects are native fish, wildlife, local wild flowers, birds and still life motifs. She works primarily in oils and acrylics, but Thomas is also well known for her work with oil paints on metal leaf bases—gold, copper and aluminum—a painting technique that originated during the Renaissance. She often paints on non-traditional surfaces and is represented locally by Jack Dennis’ Wyoming Gallery, in Jackson.
Information: Tammy Christel.
Email: [email protected] Phone: 307.690.1983