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Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival

The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is widely recognized as one of the premier cultural events in the Rocky Mountain West. Please join us September 7-18, 2016 for the 32nd annual celebration.

Thousands of art enthusiasts are drawn each year to experience the diverse artwork and breathtaking natural surroundings that make Jackson Hole a leading cultural center. Visitors will appreciate the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists along with an exceptional array of events featuring music, cuisine, and wine. More than fifty events round out our festival.

Edward Aldrich will be the featured artist for 2016. Edward Aldrich graduated in 1987 from the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1991, at the age of 26, he was juried into the Society of Animal Artists and his work is frequently included in their annual exhibition - 'Art and the Animal'. His work is in the permanent collection at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and he has been accepted into their prestigious 'Birds in Art' show on eleven occasions. Learn more about this extraordinary artist at www.edwardaldrich.com.

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Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Schedule of Events for 2016

Events Subject to Change - Check with Participating Organizations for Details

Wednesday, September 7

Museum Jewelry & Artisan Luncheon
Enjoy an elegant luncheon at the Four Seasons showcasing finely crafted jewelry and wearable art. The Museum Jewelry & Artisan Luncheon Committee looks for national artisans to provide a broad mix of wearable art and jewelry and introduces a new roster of artists each year. Best of all, 40% of all sales at the event benefit the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s educational programs at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

  • The Inn at Jackson Hole Conference Center from 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Tickets: $100 Each or Tables of Ten Reserved with Sponsorships for $2,500
  • Contact: 307.732.5445 or www.westernvisions.org

Thursday, September 8

Western Design Conference Opening Preview Party + Fashion Show
Early entry into the Exhibit + Sale allows a first glance at one-of-a-kind creations in furniture, fashion, jewelry, home and lifestyle accessories, meet this year's artisans, walk through the Designer Show House, experience a Runway Fashion Show and participate in the live WDC Auction while enjoying local culinary creations by Café Genevieve + signature cocktails during a festive night of shopping and entertainment.

  • Snow King Center from 6:00-10:00pm
  • Tickets: $125 VIP Seats or $50 General Admission in Advance Online and at the Door
  • Contact: westerndesignconference.com

Friday, September 9

Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale
The preeminent exhibition of the finest Western design in the world. Over 130 national artists present contemporary and traditional handcrafted, original creations of furniture, fashion, jewelry, and accessories for the home during the 24th Annual Exhibit + Sale.  Don’t miss the Designer Show House, which features juried artisan creations and custom interior design in a home environment. And Retail Row is a unique shopping experience where sought after retailers exhibit up-and-coming fashion trends.  Catering by e.leaven Food Company.

Palates & Palettes Gallery Walk
More than 30 art galleries open their doors to showcase magnificent art with food and wine. The festive event is open to the public and presents the opportunity to visit with old friends and new. Many other businesses and arts organizations join the fun and add to the atmosphere. Gallery maps are available at participating galleries, at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, and in a variety of promotional publications that will be available at hotels and businesses.

  • Participating Galleries from 5:00-8:00pm

Diehl Gallery – Claire Brewster:  A Conference of Birds
Using primarily old maps and atlases as her canvas, Claire Brewster carves remarkably intricate images into the landscapes of years passed, breathing movement and life into the two dimensional relics.  The sculptures are either pinned directly onto the wall as a large-scale installation or captured in box frames.  The shadows created when light is shined on them produces a dynamic three-dimensional quality and a feeling of movement. Of her work, Brewster says:  “My birds, insects and flowers transcend borders and pass freely between countries with scant regard for rules of immigration or the effects of biodiversity.”  Diehl Gallery is the exclusive US representative of Brewster’s work. This exhibition will support the Teton Raptor Center. 

Legacy Gallery – Luke Frazier, One Man Show
Luke Frazier, One Man Sporting Art Show and Artist Reception. There will be an emphasis on hunting dog paintings and new wildlife pieces. Watch for 10-12 new paintings.

Thal Glass Studio – Open Studio

Thal Glass Studio will be open by appointment September 7-18, 2016. Please call or email Laurie at thallaurie@gmail.com to schedule your visit!

  • Thal Glass Studio, 2800 Linn Drive in Wilson
  • Contact: 307.733.5096 or www.thalglass.com

Trio Fine Art -- In Our Valley

Join Trio Fine Art artists during Palates & Palettes to see the latest exhibition, “In Our Valley.” The show celebrates the inspiring beauty of our beloved valley and features work by Kathryn Mapes Turner, Jennifer L. Hoffman, and Bill Sawczuk. “In Our Valley” is on display September 7-30, 2016.  Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday. 

  • Trio Fine Art, 545 N. Cache Avenue (4 Blocks North of Town Square) from 5:00-8:00pm
  • Contact: 307.734.4444 or www.triofineart.com

Saturday, September 10

Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale
The preeminent exhibition of the finest Western design in the world. Over 130 national artists present contemporary and traditional handcrafted, original creations of furniture, fashion, jewelry, and accessories for the home during the 24th Annual Exhibit + Sale.  Don’t miss the Designer Show House, which features juried artisan creations and custom interior design in a home environment. And Retail Row is a unique shopping experience where sought after retailers exhibit up-and-coming fashion trends.  Catering by e.leaven Food Company.

Historic Ranch Tours
Visit historic valley ranches where Jackson Hole's cowboy heritage still thrives. This favorite Fall Arts Festival event takes special significance this year as we join the Triangle X in celebrating their 90th anniversary! The tour is complete with cowboys, Western entertainment, and a good old fashioned barbeque. Hosted by Mountain Living magazine.

  • Busses leave the Home Ranch parking lot at 2:00pm.
  • Tickets: $60
  • Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

Grand Teton Gallery – Artists in Residence
Rip Caswell will be sculpting in the gallery and will be offering a pre-cast sale during the festival. A festival favorite to see!

Grand Teton Gallery – Michelle Julene Artist Reception
Michelle Julene initially gained her reputation designing couture clothing. Michelle began painting several years ago to connect to a spiritual side. She has spent much of her life around horses.  Michelle is currently working on two horse series, “Into the Wild”and “Into the Mystic”. Both display movement and magic through color and texture. You’ve seen her work in the Western Design Conference in the past, now come to the gallery and see what she is creating on canvas. 

Sunday, September 11

Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale
The preeminent exhibition of the finest Western design in the world. Over 130 national artists present contemporary and traditional handcrafted, original creations of furniture, fashion, jewelry, and accessories for the home during the 24th Annual Exhibit + Sale.  Don’t miss the Designer Show House, which features juried artisan creations and custom interior design in a home environment. And Retail Row is a unique shopping experience where sought after retailers exhibit up-and-coming fashion trends. Catering by e.leaven Food Company.

17th Annual Takin' It to the Streets
The open-air, juried art fair is presented by the Jackson Hole Art Association and features 40 local artists, including some of Jackson's finest, selling an array of fine artwork.

  • Jackson Town Square from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Tickets: Free Entry
  • Contact: Jackson Hole Art Association, 307.733.8792 or artistinfo@jhartfair.org

Taste of the Tetons
Valley chefs, restaurants, and caterers put their best culinary work on display. In addition to the open-air tasting fair, participants will enjoy the Rotary Supper Club’s wine tasting and silent auction, “Pickin’ in the Park” live musical entertainment that keeps the crowd entertained, "Pinky Painting in the Park" presented by the Howdy Pardners Ambassador Club that gets the kids involved in making art, and Takin' It to the Streets art fair presented by the Art Association of Jackson Hole. Food and wine samples are exchanged for tickets that may be purchased at any of the four corners of Town Square. Each taste ticket is $1. Samples generally range from two to four tickets.

Rotary Supper Club’s Fall Arts Festival Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
Joining with Taste of the Tetons and Takin’ It to the Streets, the Rotary Supper Club produces the Wine Tasting and Silent Auction! All proceeds benefit “Honoring Our Veterans” therapeutic recreation programs and other community projects!

Grand Teton Gallery – Artists in Residence
Artists in Residence:  Gallery artists will be painting and sculpting in the gallery.  Artists will be listed in the festival online calendar. 

Monday, September 12

Grand Teton Gallery – Artists in Residence
Artists in Residence: Gallery artists will be painting and sculpting in the gallery.

Tuesday, September 13

Grand Teton Gallery – Artists in Residence
Gallery artists will be painting and sculpting in the gallery.  Come see Rip Caswell’s and Al Hone’s pre-cast sculptures.  The will answer questions on technique and subject matter. 

Raptor Night at Diehl Gallery
Join Diehl Gallery and visit with live raptors from Teton Raptor Center. Diehl Gallery continues to celebrate Claire Brester’s exhibition, “A Conference by Birds,” by welcoming Teton Raptor Center and its avian ambassadors, who provided inspiration for the works in this exhibition.  Experts from the Raptor Center will be on hand to visit with guests and discuss the birds.  A portion of the proceeds from this exhibition will benefit Teton Raptor Center.

Wednesday, September 14

Jackson Hole Airport Ribbon Cutting
Please join the Jackson Hole Airport and Jackson Hole Public Art in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the “Battle of the Wills” by Bart Walter. Governor Matt Mead will be here for the presentation!

Poster Signing with Edward Aldrich at Mountain Trails Gallery
Meet artist Edward Aldrich, and receive a personally signed poster of his featured painting, “Greeting the Dawn.” Posters will be available for purchase, $30 unsigned and $40 signed.

  • 3:00-5:00pm at Mountain Trails Gallery, 155 Center Street
  • Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

Mountain Trails Gallery Artist Reception – Edward Aldrich
Please join Mountain Trails Gallery to celebrate the 2016 Fall Arts Festival featured artist Edward Aldrich.  Found in prominent collections and museums around the nation, Edward Aldrich is nationally known for his realistic wildlife pieces. Edward has been selected to create the featured piece to be auctioned off at the QuickDraw, the Fall Arts Festival’s signature event. The piece, “Greeting the Dawn” 64 x52, oil, is currently on display at the Wort Hotel. Refreshments will be served and a new body of work will be showcased.

  • Mountain Trails Gallery, 155 Center Street, from 5:00-8:00pm
  • Contact: 307.734.8150 or www.mtntrails.net 

Art Walk
Join more than 30 Jackson art galleries for the Third Thursdays Art Walk (moved to Wednesday evening for the week of the Fall Arts Festival).  Enjoy fine art and experience the vibrant Jackson art scene. Look for the Art Walk banners!

Grand Teton Gallery – Artists in Residence
Gallery artists will be painting and sculpting in the gallery.  Artists will be listed in the festival online calendar.

Grand Teton Gallery – Watercolor Two Ways – Featuring wildlife watercolor artists – Deb Fox and Zach Babat
Deb Fox, a local painter, paints her large and brightly colored watercolors on canvas. Her work achieves a vibrancy that is unparalleled. Zach Babat lives between Montana and Alaska. When not painting he is a fishing guide. Zach works from memory, creating magnificent pieces that are both detailed and whimsical.

Ringholz Studios Showcase
Ringholz, coming off of her summer show, BeautyStruggleLove, will be showcasing her work with thoughts of moving forward towards more urban and modern wildlife pieces.  She is transitioning from western wildlife and working on becoming an American wildlife painter.

  • Ringholz Studios 140 E. Broadway Suite 6 from 5:00-8:00pm
  • Contact: ringholzstudios.com or 307.734.3964

Trio Fine Art - Artist Reception for “In Our Valley”
Trio Fine Art artists Kathryn Mapes Turner, Jennifer L. Hoffman, and Bill Sawczuk have a special relationship with the landscape and wildlife of Jackson Hole. Join them to discuss their work and this unique valley we all love.  “In Our Valley” is on display September 7-30, 2016.  Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday. 

  • Trio Fine Art, 545 N. Cache Avenue (4 Blocks North of Town Square) from 5:00-8:00pm
  • Contact: 307.734.4444 or www.triofineart.com

Thursday, September 15

Wild 100 Artist Party
As part of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s 29th Annual Western Visions: Wild 100 Show & Sale, artists and patrons have an opportunity to view the art, place bids, and mingle with artists before the big sale. The Wild 100 Artist Party features delicious hors d'oeuvres provided by the Rising Sage Café, a full bar, and a low key, casual evening. 

  • 5:30-8:30pm at the National Museum of Wildlife Art
  • Tickets: $100 (Registration Required)
  • Contact: www.westernvisions.org

Grand Teton Gallery – Artists in Residence
Gallery artists will be painting and sculpting in the gallery. Artists will be listed in the festival online calendar.

Friday, September 16

The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes
The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes is a two-day, self-guided fundraising tour to experience the craftsmanship and meet the artists behind some of Jackson’s most spectacular homes. More than the ordinary walk-through, the Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes has a superb catch: face-to-face conversations with the finest professionals in architecture, construction, interior design, landscaping and electronic systems. They will reveal the art—and perhaps the magic—behind their achievements in some of the most exciting living spaces in the West.

  • Hosted by Homestead Magazine. Limited tickets available.
  • For more information and to purchase tickets please go to www.jacksonholeshowcase.com.

Wild 100 Show & Sale
Featuring works by 100 of the country's leading artists. This is the final opportunity to place your bid prior to the drawing that determines who is going home with a beautiful new work of art. This exciting evening features a buffet dinner and beverages, and most importantly, the names of the winning bidders are drawn.

  • Doors Open 5:30pm, Bidding Closes 7:00pm, Presentation to Follow at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
  • Entry: $150 (Registration Required)
  • Contact: www.westernvisions.org

Jackson Hole Art Auction
Since 2007, the Jackson Hole Art Auction has been recognized as one of the premier art events in the country, define by the high standard of works offered in a variety of genres including wildlife, sporting, figurative, landscape and Western art by both renowned past masters and contemporary artists.  With two days of sales, the Jackson Hole Art Auction offers artwork at pricepoints for every collector. Please register to attend. 

Grand Teton Gallery – Artists in Residence
Gallery artists will be painting and sculpting in the gallery.  Artists will be listed in the festival online calendar.

Grand Teton Gallery – Dynamic Texture Featuring Oil Painters Michelle Larsen and Peggy Ann Thompson
Michelle Larsen was named “Idaho’s Artist of the Year”.  Michelle builds a sculpture on the canvas and then brings it to life with bold colors resulting in a very unique two dimensional work of art.  Peggy Ann Thompson paints only with a palette knife.  Creating gorgeous impressionist landscapes through the use of texture and color.

Legacy Gallery – Glenn Dean, One Man Show
Glenn Dean, One Man Show and Artist Reception.  12-15 new works will be available for purchase.

Saturday, September 17

The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes
The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes is a two-day, self-guided fundraising tour to experience the craftsmanship and meet the artists behind some of Jackson’s most spectacular homes. More than the ordinary walk-through, the Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes has a superb catch: face-to-face conversations with the finest professionals in architecture, construction, interior design, landscaping and electronic systems. They will reveal the art—and perhaps the magic—behind their achievements in some of the most exciting living spaces in the West.

  • Hosted by Homestead Magazine. Limited tickets available.
  • For more information and to purchase tickets please go to www.jacksonholeshowcase.com.

21st Annual Jackson Hole QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present nationally, regionally, and locally recognized artists who will demonstrate their skills at this unique alfresco event. One-of a-kind artwork will be auctioned off following the ninety-minute creative process where spectators will watch artists paint and sculpt. The auction will feature the sale of the 2015 Fall Arts Festival featured painting, “Greeting the Dawn” by Edward Aldrich. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Individuals who are interested in purchasing the artwork should register in advance at the information table.

Jackson Hole Art Auction
Since 2007, the Jackson Hole Art Auction has been recognized as one of the premier art events in the country, define by the high standard of works offered in a variety of genres including wildlife, sporting, figurative, landscape and Western art by both renowned past masters and contemporary artists.  With two days of sales, the Jackson Hole Art Auction offers artwork at pricepoints for every collector.

Grand Teton Gallery – Artists in Residence
Gallery artists will be painting and sculpting in the gallery.  Artists will be listed in the festival online calendar

MANGELSEN – Images of Nature Gallery Fall Reception
The annual fall reception at MANGELSEN – Images of Nature Gallery features world-renowned nature photographer Thomas D Mangelsen who will share his latest images at the event. At the artist’s reception, Tom will visit with collectors, tell stories about his photographic journeys and sign books and limited edition prints. 

  • Images of Nature Gallery, 170 N. Cache Street, from 5:00-9:00pm
  • Contact: 307.733.9752 or  www.mangelsen.com

Fall Gold Four Artist Showcase
Trailside Galleries is pleased to present its Fall Gold Four Artist Showcase. This major event of the fall art season features a broad selection of wildlife, landscape, and sporting art. The artists’ reception gives collectors the opportunity to meet and greet with the participating artists including Brent Cotton, Bonnie Morris, Adam Smith, and Dustin Van Wechel.

Astoria Fine Art – Annual Best of Astoria Show
Join Astoria Fine Art and 30 of their represented artists in attendance.

  • Astoria Fine Art, 35 E. Deloney (on the Town Square), from 10:00am-1:00pm
  •  307.733.4016 or www.astoriafineart.com   

Mountain Trails Gallery Artist Reception
Edward Aldrich’s featured piece “Greeting the Dawn” will be auctioned off during the signature QuickDraw event and Mountain Trails Gallery will have many artists participating. Edward Aldrich will again be in Mountain Trails Gallery meeting collectors and signing posters of “Greeting the Dawn”.  Additionally there will be a reception for all the participating QuickDraw artists from Mountain Trails.  Refreshments will be served.

  • Mountain Trails Gallery, 155 Center Street, from 1:00-3:00pm
  • Contact: 307.734.8150 or www.mtntrails.net 

Sunday, September 18

Art Brunch Gallery Walk
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the Sunday morning gallery walk featuring the following art galleries. Enjoy brunch and festive beverages at this closing-day celebration for the 30th Annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Enjoy brunch, Bloody Marys, and spectacular art…what an ending! This event provides the opportunity to visit with gallery representatives and take a closer look at the art.

  • Participating Galleries from 11:00am-3:00pm 
  • Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

Diehl Gallery – Western Visions Celebration Salon
Diehl Gallery invites you to join us for a light brunch and a celebration of the Diehl Gallery artists participating in the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s 29th Annual Western Visions Show & Sale. Diehl Gallery will display a special selection of works by Helen Durant and Les Thomas.

  • Diehl Gallery, 155 West Broadway from 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Contact: 307.733.0905 or www.diehlgallery.com

Schedule is Subject to Change. Please contact the participating organizations or call the Chamber at 307.733.3316 for the latest information.

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Collaborates with Local Winery

The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival has partnered with local winemakers Jackson Hole Winery to present the signature wine for the 2016 festival. Custom labels on the bottles display the 2016 Fall Arts Festival featured artist Edward Aldrich's painting, "Greeting the Dawn," which is also depicted on the festival’s 2016 official poster.  The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival signature wines can be purchased at The Liquor Store and Westside Wine & Spirits. The commemorative is a favorite festival souvenir for attendees, with part of the proceeds from the sale of the wines designated to support the festival. 

Why Does Art Thrive in Jackson Hole, Wyoming? 

Richard Bangs and Kathryn Mapes Turner explore some of the reasons that art thrives in Jackson Hole. Have you heard the mythical Sirens in the Tetons?   

Thank You, Volunteers!

Friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues contribute their time to network and give back to the community while having fun.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival and events throughout the year, please call 307.733.3316.

Plan to Attend Future Fall Arts Festivals!

Future Festival Dates
September 7-17, 2017

 

 

 

Updated 8/24/16



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