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Fall Arts Festival

Plan to attend the 30th annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival presented by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce September 3-14, 2014.



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. The 2014 Festival will take place September 3-14. Experience the world-class installments of contemporary, culinary, landscape, Native American, wildlife, and Western, arts. Visitors will appreciate the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists along with an exceptional array of art, music, cuisine, and wine. More than fifty events round out our eleven-day festival. 

The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is pleased to feature a sculpture and a painting for the 2014 Festival. Joshua Tobey's "Jackson Symphony" evokes beautiful Wyoming evenings and Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey's "Forever Jackson" evokes the stunning landscape of the Tetons. "Forever Jackson," painted with Dye on Silk, is 68" high by 52" wide.


Would you like to purchase a limited edition of Joshua Tobey's "Jackson Symphony"?


Calling Volunteers for 2014

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.


2014 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Schedule

The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival presented by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2014! Please view the preliminary schedule below and look for details and updates to be added through the summer.

Wednesday, September 3

Western Visions Jewelry & Artisan Luncheon
Enjoy an elegant luncheon at the newly renovated Snow King Grand Room in Jackson. Preview and purchase handmade goods by premiere artisans of jewelry, fiber, leather, and other wearable art during this elegant event. This ladies-only event kicks-off the Jewelry and Artisan portion of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Western Visions activities. 
11:00am-4:00pm at Snow King Resort 
Entry: $100 (Registration Required)

Thursday, September 4


Western Design Conference Opening Preview Party
The festive event will feature the Jewelry Fashion Show and Winners Circle Art Auction. VIP early entry and an opportunity to meet the artisans and enjoy award winning culinary creations signature cocktails during a night of shopping and browsing. 
6:00pm-10:00pm at Snow King Center 
Entry: $50 VIP Entry: $125 

Friday, September 5


Western Design Conference Exhibit Sale
The WDC continues to be the foremost exhibit and celebration of what is happening in the world of western design. More than 115 exhibitors showcase creations in furniture, fashion, jewelry and home decor accessories. Welcome to a show as unique as our surroundings. 
10:00am-5:00pm at Snow King Center 
Entry: $15 Exhibit Sale Pass - Available at the Door 

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 friends. Many other businesses and arts organizations join the fun and add to the atmosphere. 5:00-8:00pm at Participating Galleries - See gallery map for details. 
Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

Saturday, September 6


Western Design Conference Exhibit Sale
The WDC continues to be the foremost exhibit and celebration of what is happening in the world of western design. More than 115 exhibitors showcase creations in furniture, fashion, jewelry and home decor accessories. Welcome to a show as unique as our surroundings. 10:00am-5:00pm at Snow King Center Entry: $15 Exhibit Sale Pass - Available at the Door 

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 ol' fashion 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 
Entry: Tickets are $50 
Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

Sunday, September 7


Western Design Conference Exhibit Sale
The WDC continues to be the foremost exhibit and celebration of what is happening in the world of western design. More than 115 exhibitors showcase creations in furniture, fashion, jewelry and home decor accessories. Welcome to a show as unique as our surroundings. 10:00am-5:00pm at Snow King Center Entry: $15 Exhibit Sale Pass - Available at the Door Visit 

15th 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 for sampling. 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. Each taste ticket is $1. Tastes 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 10 

Poster Signing with Nancy Dunlop Cawdry Meet the 2014 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival featured artist, Nancy Dunlop Cawdry. "Forever Jackson" posters will be available for purchase, $30 unsigned and $40 signed. 3:00-5:00pm at West Lives On, 75 North Glenwood 
Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

Wednesday, September 10


Poster Signing with Nancy Dunlop Cawdry
Meet the 2014 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival featured artist, Nancy Dunlop Cawdry. "Forever Jackson" posters will be available for purchase, $30 unsigned and $40 signed. 
3:00-5:00pm at West Lives On, 75 North Glenwood 
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 Various locations. 
See gallery map for details. 

Thursday, September 11

Wild 100 Artist Party
As part of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s 27th 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 
Entry: $100 (Registration Required)

Friday, September 12 

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

Saturday, September 13 


19th 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 featured artwork of the 2014 Fall Arts Festival. 
9:00 am Jackson Town Square, 
Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

Sunday, September 14


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


Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Turns 30

Two featured artists named for September 2014 event

An artist participates in the annual QuickDraw event at the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – A favorite on the annual arts festival scene, and one of the reasons Jackson, Wyo., was recently ranked a top 10 small city for art lovers, the 10-day Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary this September. In addition to its usual stellar lineup of arts-inspired events from gallery walks and the popular Jackson Town Square QuickDraw to architecture tours and Taste of the Tetons culinary arts, this year’s festival, September 3-14, 2014, will name pieces by two artists - a painter and a sculptor - as featured art for the festival rather than the single artist’s honor of past years.  Sculptor Joshua Tobey’s bronze “Jackson Symphony” will join Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey’s large dye on silk painting “Forever Jackson” as 2014 featured works.

Opportunities to meet featured artists Cawdrey and Tobey will be part of this year’s schedule, which includes the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival’s trademark mix of visual, contemporary, culinary, Western, landscape, wildlife and Native American arts. The festival offers visitors more than 50 family-friendly events, many of them free, surrounded by the Teton Mountain Range in its autumn colors – with a chance to purchase original artworks from cowboy to cutting-edge contemporary.

The 2014 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival roundup of art lovers’ activities will include the Palates & Palettes gallery walk; tours of Jackson Hole homes and ranches; and the Taste of the Tetons with participants strolling historic downtown Jackson sidewalks sampling gourmet cuisine from area chefs. Other major scheduled events include the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Western Visions® Wild West 100 Party and Wild 100 Show & Sale; artists creating original works in a flash at the popular QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction in Jackson’s Town Square; and museum-quality contemporary Western decorative arts on display at the Western Design Conference, which this year will include a new home and interior design feature.

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 at www.jacksonholechamber.com.  For additional information, contact Maureen Murphy, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Director of Special Events, 307.733.3316. 

Media Contact: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, darla@wordenpr.com, 307.734.5335

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Fall Arts Festival poster image unveiled at Wort

Cawdrey's giant moose will grace event's marketing materials 


Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey has delivered what she promised. Mostly.

Selected last summer to be the official poster artist for the 2014 Fall Arts Festival, she shipped the finished work last week to West Lives On Gallery, which represents her in Jackson.

“Forever Jackson” — executed in her signature medium of French dye on Chinese silk — was installed in the lobby of the Wort Hotel last week, where it will remain on display until it is auctioned in September during the Fall Arts Festival QuickDraw.

Fall Arts Festival artists are charged with creating an image to appear on all of the festival’s related materials: advertising, brochures, a wine label and a commemorative poster. The image needs to be bright and bold and graphic.

Measuring 68 by 52 inches, “Forever Jackson” fills the bill.

“What I love about the West is the dynamics of earth, sky, water,” she told the News&Guide last fall. “That’s what I’ve been percolating on a bit. ... I don’t think it’ll be purely landscape. I think I’ll probably put a big critter in it. I’m leaning toward buffalo.”

Earth, sky, water and a big critter did indeed make it into the painting, but rather than a bison Cawdrey ended up going with a moose.

The ungulate, rendered in almost Cezanne-esque blocks and swabs of color, stands fetlock-deep in wetlands (perhaps near Willow Flats, just south of Jackson Lake Lodge) before a purpled Teton backdrop.

Cawdrey has been part of the Jackson Hole gallery scene for about 12 years, and her distinctive medium and brilliant palette have made her a popular artist at West Lives On and, for at least the past eight years, either the No. 1 or No. 2 highest-seller at the Jackson Hole QuickDraw, West Lives On owner Terry Ray said.

She is the sixth female featured artist to be selected in 30 years of Fall Arts Festival history and the fourth artist from West Lives On.

This year for the first time the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and Fall Arts Festival committee decided to add a sculptor as a second featured artist. Coloradan Joshua Tobey was selected for the honor.

Greg Fulton at Astoria Fine Art, which represents Tobey in Jackson Hole, said the artist has completed the first of what will be a very limited edition of 15 bronzes.

“He’ll use that as a template to match the patinas on the second one,” Fulton said.

Tobey will then send the first bronze to Jackson. Fulton expects to unveil it in his gallery next month.

Jackson Hole News&Guide