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Fall Arts Festival

Plan to attend the 31st annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival presented by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce September 10-20, 2015.


The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is widely recognized as one of the premier cultural events in the Rocky Mountain West. 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 eleven-day festival. 

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Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Kick-Off Luncheon

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, along with Mountain Living Magazine and the Western Design Conference, will host a Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Kick-Off Luncheon on Thursday, April 16 from 12:00-2:00pm at e.Leaven Restaurant Bakery, 175 Center Street. The luncheon will provide an exciting preview to the 31st Annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, which will be held September 10-20, 2015. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Lori Perry, lperry@mountainliving.com   or 320.241.2591.

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Featured Artwork Revealed

Jackson Hole, Wyo. – April 13, 2015 – A classic cowboy on horseback against the jagged Tetons is the subject of "13 Minutes to Eternity," the painting by artist Bill Schenck selected by the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival as its featured artwork for this year’s event, Sept. 9 – 20, 2015. The iconic 50-by-50-inch oil on canvas image, presented in Schenck’s trademark style that incorporates photo-realism and pop art techniques, will be on display throughout the festival and auctioned on Sept. 19, as well as appearing on the official 2015 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival poster. The festival is no stranger to Schenck, whose painting "Waco" was selected as the featured artwork for the very first Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival in 1985. 

 “We’re so excited to have Billy Schenck as our featured artist for 2015,” says Maureen Murphy, director of special events for the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, organizer of the festival. “Billy has only continued to grow in popularity and critical respect since we tapped him 30 years ago, even as the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival has grown in size and scope. Having his artwork representing the festival this year should create a formidable pairing – and I expect poster sales to be through the roof!”

 “It’s like getting reinvited to be the host of the Oscars after a 30-year hiatus,” said Schenck of his return to the featured slot at the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival in a recent article in the Jackson Hole News & Guide. 

Schenck’s work has long been nationally admired. Early in his career, he became known for presenting Western cinematic imagery with a distinctive reductivist approach that uses color side by side in a flat style without blending. The artist, who works out of Santa Fe, grew up in Arizona and Wyoming before joining the New York art scene in the early ‘70s, where he was part of the original New York school of photo realism, with his first New York gallery show selling out when he was just 24. His work can be found in numerous major collections throughout the world, including the Smithsonian Institution, Denver Art Museum and The Autry Museum of Western Heritage, and has been the subject of seven museum retrospectives and two books. 

 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival posters featuring the Schenck painting will be available for sale throughout the event, and festivalgoers will have an opportunity to meet the artist on Sept. 16 for a poster signing at Altamira Fine Art. The original oil painting for the 2015 poster image will be up for auction on Sept. 19 as part of the 20th annual QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction in Jackson Town Square. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the original "13 Minutes to Eternity" will be on display in the lobby of The Wort Hotel in Jackson for all to see up until the Quick Draw event.

The 2015 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival includes a varied combination of visual, contemporary, culinary, Western, landscape, wildlife and Native American arts on display in venues from galleries and the museum to the Jackson Town Square. The 31st annual festival will offer visitors more than 50 family-friendly events, many of them free, surrounded by the Teton Mountain Range in its autumn colors – with the opportunity to purchase original artworks from cowboy to cutting-edge contemporary. The dates for the Fall Arts Festival have recently changed to include opening a day earlier than originally scheduled with the "Western Visons: Wild. Wearable. Art." luncheon, show and sale organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art on Sept. 9.

Conveniently located just 20 minutes from the Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, Wyo., is served by major airlines including Delta, United, American and SkyWest. Reservation information for Jackson’s numerous hotels, as well as a complete schedule of Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival events may be found below. For additional information, contact Maureen Murphy at Jackson Hole Chamber, 307.733.3316. 

Media Contact: Amy Stark, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, amy@wordenpr.com, 307.734.5335


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Thank You, Volunteers!

Consider volunteering! Friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues are invited to join the fun. Volunteering is a great chance to network and give back to the community. Join us for Taste of the Tetons, Quick Draw, or help for an hour or two at the information booth. For more information, please call 307.733.3316.


Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Traditional Events

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Western Visions: Wild. Wearable. Art.
11:00am-4:00pm

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Western Visions: Jewelry & Artisan Show & Sale
This premier show and sale features one-of-a-kind and limited-edition work by the greatest contemporary artisans in the country. Select offerings include handmade fine jewelry, wearable art, leatherwork, and other beautiful accessories.
9:00am-5:00pm

Western Design Conference 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Western Design Conference 

Western Visions: Jewelry & Artisan Show & Sale
This premier show and sale features one-of-a-kind and limited-edition work by the greatest contemporary artisans in the country. Select offerings include handmade fine jewelry, wearable art, leatherwork, and other beautiful accessories.
9:00am-5:00pm

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. 
5:00-8:00pm at Participating Galleries 
Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Western Design Conference 

Historic Ranch Tours
Visit historic valley ranches, where Jackson Hole's cowboy heritage still thrives. The tour is complete with cowboys, Western entertainment, and a good old fashioned barbecue. Hosted by Mountain Living magazine. 
2:00pm Rendezvous at Home Ranch Parking Lot on the Corner of Cache and Gill Streets, One Block North of Town Square 
Contact: Renee at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.201.2309 or events@jacksonholechamber.com

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Western Design Conference 

16th Annual Takin' It to the Streets 
An open-air, juried art fair featuring 40 local artists, including some of Jackson's finest, selling an array of artwork. Presented by the Art Association of Jackson Hole. 
10:00am-4:00pm on Town Square 
Contact Amy Fradley at 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 wine tasting and silent auction, “Pickin’ in the Park” live musical entertainment presented by the Howdy Pardners Ambassador Club, and Takin' It to the Streets art fair. 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. 
11:00am-4:00pm on Town Square 
Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

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 presents the Wine Tasting and Silent Auction. All proceeds go back into the community through scholarships and sponsorships! Each taste ticket is $1. 
11:00am-5:00pm on Town Square Under the Tent

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Poster Signing with Featured Artist
Meet the 2015 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival featured artist. Posters will be available for purchase, $30 unsigned and $40 signed. 
Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

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! 
5:00-8:00pm at Various Locations 
See gallery map for details. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wild 100 Artist Party
As part of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s 28th 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.
5:30-8:30pm at the National Museum of Wildlife Art 

Friday, September 18, 2015

28th Annual 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.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

20th Annual Jackson Hole Quick Draw 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.
9:00am Jackson Town Square
Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

Jackson Hole Art Auction
The Jackson Hole Art Auction is a live western art auction held every September in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Defined by the high standards of work offered by both contemporary artists and deceased masters, the JHAA has established itself as one of the premier western art events in the country. This exciting event attracts collectors from across the country as well as abroad. Auction preview from 9:00am-12:00pm.
12:30pm at Center for the Arts. 
Please register to attend. 
Call 866.549.9278

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Art Brunch Gallery Walk
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the Sunday morning gallery walk featuring more than 30 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. 
11:00am-3:00pm Various locations. See gallery map for details. 
Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com


Updated April 13, 2015