MONDAY, September 10
Pack bunnies, hay, lettuce, carrots, vodka, make-up and wait for evacuation order!
TUESDAY, September 11
Fall Arts Festival Open Studio Tour Bring friends and family to enjoy food and drink while interacting with Art Association artists at work! Just off the town square you’ll find artists all over the Art
Association Studios. Painting, photography, silversmithing (the multi-purpose room will have a large space dedicated to that), ceramics, oil painting, basketry, sewing, blacksmithing–and free photography portraits by Taylor Glenn. Fred Kingwill, Sam Dowd and Dwayne Harty are just a few of the artists you’ll enounter. There will be demos, opportunities to participate and exhibited art for sale. 5-8 pm. 733-6379, www.artassociation.org
Grand Teton Gallery Deb Penk (11am-3pm) and Rip Caswell (2-5pm), Artists in Residence. www.grandtetongallery.com
RARE Gallery Pat Flynn Jewelry Trunk Show thru Wednesday September 12th. A master metalsmith and stonesetter, Flynn is considered to be highly innovative. He is represented by such august institutions as the Smithsonian and Metropolitan Museum of Art. 10am-9pm www.raregalleryjacksonhole.com
WEDNESDAY, September 12
Jewelry and Artisan Luncheon at Couloir Ladies Only! Preview and purchase fine jewelry, fiber, leather, and wearable art. The event kicks off the Jewelry and Artisan portion of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Western Visions® activities. Proceeds support the museum’s Educational Programming. $100/person. Couloir Restaurant, J.H. Mountain Resort, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. You must have been registered by September 5th! Info: 307-732-5412. www.wildlifeart.org
Poster Signing & Artists Reception with Amy Ringholz at Altamira Fine Art Meet Fall Arts Festival Artist Amy Ringholz and receive a personally signed poster of her festival painting “Dreamers Don’t Sleep.” Altamira Fine Art, 3-5:00 pm. Artists Reception for her 34th one woman show, “Dreamers Don’t Sleep,” immediately following, at 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The original painting of “Dreamers Don’t Sleep” will be auctioned during the Quick Draw Auction on Saturday September 15th, On the Town Square in Jackson. Free, open to the public! www.altamiraart.com
Gallery Art Walk “Third Thursdays Art Walk” (moved to Wednesday evening for the week of the Fall Arts Festival), from 5-8:00 pm. Look for the Art Walk banners! Various locations, free, and open to the public!
Cayuse Western Americana hosts a representative from Clint Orms Silversmiths & Engravers, and will have a great selection of Clint’s work on hand. “He’s known as the best buckle maker working today,” says Cayuse! 5-8:00 pm.
“In Our Valley” Group Show – Trio Fine Art Gallery Demonstrations – An exhibition of artwork by award-winning Jackson based artists Jennifer L. Hoffman, Bill Sawzcuk and Kathryn Mapes Turner that reflect their intrinsic knowledge of the Jackson Hole Valley. Trio Fine Art Gallery, 5-8pm
Diehl Gallery’s Portrait of a Kingdom: Anke Schofield and Luis Garcia-Nerey/KOLLABS KOLLABS artists present a serious and provocative series of collaborative paintings and installations that create a sense of wonder evoking questions about the interaction between man and the forest. Their multi-layered process includes photographs, roofing tar stain, oil, charcoal pencil, acrylic and oil paints. 5-8:00 pm; through September 30th. www.diehlgallery.com
Horizon Fine Art Gallery features the swirling, free-flowing paintings of Jami Tobey during a two-day solo show on Wednesday, September 12th and Thursday, September 13th, 5 – 9:00 p.m. Meet Jami and get a glimpse of her latest installment of vivid tree and landscape paintings “that glow like stained glass and celebrate the natural world!” 307-739-1540; www.horizonfineartgallery.com
Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum “Celebration of Writing as an Art Form,” local authors book signing from 2-6 p.m. Free admission during book signing, with refreshments inspired by local cookbooks. Authors include: Judy Clayton, The Pure Food Club of Jackson Hole; James Hardee, Pierre’s Hole! The Fur Trade History of Teton Valley, Idaho; Earle Layser, Settlement Chronicles; Muffy Mead-Ferro, Its Head Came Off by Accident; Rick Pieros, Jackson Hole Past to Present; Gap Pucci, We Married Adventure, and Florence Shepard, Sometimes Creek: A Wyoming Memoir. www.jacksonholehistory.org
THURSDAY, September 13
“Buffalo Trail” Unveiled at National Museum of Wildlife Art Western Visions Featured Sculptor Richard Loffler will unveil his sculpture “Buffalo Trail,” at 10:00 am. The 64-foot-long piece features five adult bison and two calves, all created at one-and-a-half actual size. More than four years in the making of this new piece! Free, open to the public! Here it comes, on the back of big flat bed, up the hill to the Museum! www.wildlifeart.org
Wild West Artist Party National Museum of Wildlife Art patrons party, view art, place ballots, and mingle before tomorrow’s sale. Proceeds support NMWA’s Education Programming. The Jewelry and Artisan Show & Sale, the Original Prints Show & Sale, and the Sketch Show & Sale are open to the public during this event. Artisans are in residence. The evening includes delicious fare, a full bar, and entertainment. 6:30-10:30 pm. $150 per person, or $500 for the “full WV package!” Register by September 5, 2012 online or by calling 307-732-5412. www.westernvisions.org
Astoria Fine Art Gallery Reception Gallery Reception with featured works by Josh Tobey & G. Russell Case. 4-6:00 pm. www.astoriafineart.com
Grand Teton Gallery Gayle Weisfield, Rip Caswell, and Pat Clayton Artists in Residence, 11am-3pm. Artist Reception featuring Rip Caswell, Gayle Weisfield, Pat Clayton, James Reid, Doug Monson and Deb Fox from 4-8pm www.grandtetongallery.com
RARE Gallery Tomas Lasansky’s collection of icons and muses on exhibit. 4-8:00 pm. www.raregalleryjacksonhole.com
FRIDAY, September 14
The Jackson Hole Art Auction holds its annual public preview all day today—that’s 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, downtown Jackson. A wine reception will be held 5-7:00 pm. The public may also view the collection tomorrow morning, 9:00 am – Noon. The Auction will be held at the Center tomorrow, starting promptly at NOON (see listing for Saturday, September 15th, below) on Saturday, September 15th. Come check out the amazing collection of works by American Masters, deceased and contemporary, mingle with collectors, see the show from top to bottom! The auction offers many ways to bid: in-house, by phone, via absentee bidding or via on-line internet bidding on LiveAuctioneers.com. For further information, phone 866-549-9278, visit their website at www.jacksonholeartauction.com, or stop by Trailside Galleries at 130 East Broadway, in Jackson.
Wilcox Gallery’s Artist Demonstrations Wilcox Gallery artists will be painting in both the Center Street and Hwy 89 locations, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. www.wilcoxgallery.com
Astoria Fine Art Gallery Reception Gallery Reception featuring Greg Beecham and Tim Cherry. This reception also includes the 5th Annual Greg Beecham Fall Arts Festival showcase. 2-4:00 pm. www.astoriafineart.com
Grand Teton Gallery Deb Penk, Rip Caswell, James Reid and Gayle Weisfield, in Residence 2-5:00pm These artists will also be on hand same time tomorrow at the gallery. www.grandtetongallery.com
Legacy Gallery Legacy of Nature Wildlife and Sporting Art Show featuring new paintings from over a dozen prominent artists.1-4:00 pm. This popular show brings together each year some of the best wildlife artists and showcases their depictions of nature during the famed Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. The show includes works by artists Ken Bunn, Ken Carlson, Michael Coleman, Luke Frazier, Brian Grimm, Krystii Melaine, Dan Metz, Chad Poppleton, Tim Shinabarger, George D. Smith, Trevor Swanson, and Brett Smith. www.legacygallery.com
25th Annual Western Visions®: Miniatures and More Show and Sale Place your bids at the National Museum of Wildlife Art! The evening features refreshments and beverage, and the names of winning bidders are drawn. This fundraiser supports museum educational programming. 3:30 – 8:00 pm. Register by September 5; call 307-732-5412 for ticket price details! Or visit www.westernvisions.org for a full list of events.
SATURDAY, September 15
Jackson Hole Art Auction ~ 12:00 pm Start! Presented by Trailside Galleries of Jackson and Scottsdale, and the Gerald Peters Gallery of Santa Fe, this annual live auction is one of the premier western art events in the country, defined by the high standards of works offered by contemporary western artists and deceased masters. This annual live auction has quickly become one of the premier western art events in the country, defined by the high standard of works offered by both contemporary western artists and deceased masters. Works by such notable living artists as William Acheff, Clyde Aspevig, Ken Carlson, Martin Grelle, G. Harvey, Z.S. Liang, Bill Owen, Kenneth Riley, Mian Situ, Howard Terpning, and Morgan Weistling are just a few of the names that are prominently featured in our auctions. Also available are important works by the Taos Society of Artists, the Santa Fe Art Colony, as well as historically recognized artists of the American West, including Albert Bierstadt, Oscar Berninghaus, Ernest Blumenschein, E. I. Couse, Nicolai Fechin, Frank Tenney Johnson, W. R. Leigh, Frederic Remington, Carl Rungius, Charles M. Russell, and many others.
Approximately 300 lots will be offered for sale! The 2011 Auction resulted in a record breaking sale, realizing $9.5 million in sales with over 90% of the 250 lots offered selling well into and above their estimates. The auction offers many ways to bid: in-house, by phone, via absentee bidding or via on-line internet bidding on LiveAuctioneers.com. For further information, phone 866-549-9278, visit our website at www.jacksonholeartauction.com, or stop by Trailside Galleries at 130 East Broadway, in Jackson. Click here to see an updated 2012 on-line catalog.
Place: Center for the Arts, 12:00pm. This auction may last up to six hours! Please register to attend! 866-549-9278, www.jacksonholeartauction.com
17th Annual Jackson Hole QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction – 9:30 am. Nationally, regionally, and locally recognized artists paint and sculpt REAL FAST, on Jackson’s Town Square. Everybody is welcome, this is one of the Festival’s most popular and happy events! The one-of a-kind artwork will be auctioned off following the hour-long creative process including, “Dreamers Don’t Sleep,” by Amy Ringholz, the featured artist of 2012’s Fall Arts Festival. Come and see some of your favorite Jackson area artists work “en plein air” right in the Square! Free.
Astoria Fine Art Gallery Reception Gallery Reception with featured works by Richard Loffler & “Best of Astoria” show. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. www.astoriafineart.com
Mountain Trails Gallery Vic & Dustin Payne, Western sculptors, are showcased in a two-man show. Opening Reception 3-6pm. www.mtntrails.net
Wilcox Gallery’s Artist Demonstrations Wilcox Gallery artists will be painting at both gallery locations today. Reception food and drink will be served from 6-8pm at the downtown location. Ice cream will be served at the north of town Wilcox Gallery also from 6-8pm. www.wilcoxgallery.com
Trailside Galleries FALL GOLD New works by all of Trailside’s wildlife artists; Ralph Olberg is featured in a major one-man show today, too! An artist’s reception takes place 4:00 pm – 7:00 PM. Olberg’s show, “The Mountain World – From the Himilaya to the Rockies” is on display through this month. Olberg has painted wildlife, some “portraits” and even a little bit of architecture. Additionally, today at Trailside painter Adam Smith presents a showcase of new wildlife paintings. Paintings will be sold by draw. www.trailsidegalleries.com
RARE Gallery Quickdraw artist Debbie Sturges will be at RARE Gallery today to talk about her newest body of work and upcoming travels. Noon-4:00 pm. www.raregalleryjacksonhole.com
Something Wild This Way Comes! Over 50 artists participate at the Center for the Arts Back Lawn for a wonderful cause. Vintage cocktails, fantastic music, and a night full of surprises! Buy tickets “at the door”. Tix are $20, and you may win a VERY valuable painting if you play your cards right! “The most artistically wonderful night of your life awaits you,” says Ringholz. “An artistic benefit/celebration for Jackson Hole… from Jackson Hole. The creativity and magic of this night will astound you!” Hosted by (guess who?) Amy Ringholz; if you see this post before the big night, get your tickets early. Volunteers also needed, this is a party for 500! 6:30-10pm, www.somethingwildthiswaycomes.com
SUNDAY, September 16
Art Brunch Gallery Walk Join Jackson’s 30 plus art galleries for brunch and festive beverages at this closing-day celebration of yet another superb Fall Arts Festival! Brunch, Bloody Marys and spectacular art…don’t forget the celery! 11am – 3pm Open to the public! Free!
West Lives On Galleries All Gallery Open House! West Lives On has two locations, next door to one another, on North Glenwood, across from the historic Wort Hotel. Contemporary and Traditional Western art. Come see one of the oldest and best loved Western art galleries. They are a valley tradition! 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Yes, it’s about brunch. (307) 734-2888, www.westliveson.com
Diehl Gallery’s Western Visions Celebration Salon Five National Museum of Wildlife Art “Western Visions” artists are showcased – Susan Goldsmith, Simon Gudgeon, Richard Painter, Anke Schofield/Luis Garcia-Nerey: KOLLABS and Les Thomas. A special Fall Arts Festival Brunch. www.diehlgallery.com
RARE Gallery Jewelry trunk show, with special unique pieces available for custom fittings. 10am-3pm www.raregalleryjacksonhole.com
That’s all, Folks!!!!! The Jackson Hole Art Blog is taking a little break after a hectic and exciting summer! Expect to see just a few posts in the next couple of weeks~~~and we’ll be back in action later in October. Many, many thanks for your support, readership and energetic involvement! We are a very special arts center, and it can only get better. Love~~~~ Tammy