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Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival

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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 6-17, 2017 for the 33rd annual celebration with featured artist Mark Keathley.

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. Keep up with the latest news and information about the arts in Jackson Hole year-round via Facebook!

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Events

Events are subject to change. Please check with participating organizations for details.

Wednesday, September 6

National Museum of Wildlife Art
Jewelry & Artisan Luncheon

Enjoy an elegant luncheon at the Four Seasons Resort
Jackson Hole showcasing finely crafted jewelry, clothing and accessories. National artisans provide a broad variety of items to purchase. Best of all, a percentage of sales at the event benefit the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
11am–3pm | Four Seasons | Tickets: $135 each or Tables of 10 reserved with Sponsorships: $2,500 | 307.732.5412

Jackson Hole Playhouse: The Unsinkable Molly Brown
The Jackson Hole Playhouse presents the Unsinkable Molly Brown, the rags to riches story of one of the many unsinkable women in American history. This family-friendly comedy features unforgettable music, rowdy Western dancing, and an inspiring message for all ages. Showtime is Monday thru Saturday. Enjoy fine western cuisine while professional actors croon your favorite cowboy tunes.
6:30pm Dinner; 8pm Showtime | Jackson Hole Playhouse | 145 W. Deloney Ave. | jacksonholeplayhouse.com | 307.733.6994

Thursday, September 7

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.
6–10pm | Snow King Center | Tickets: $125 VIP seats or $50 General Admission - in advance online and at the door | WesternDesignConference.com

Friday, September 8

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 25th annual Exhibit + Sale. Don’t miss the Designer Show House, juried artisan creations and custom interior design in a home environment and Retail Row, a unique shopping experience where sought after retailers exhibit up- and-coming fashion trends. Catering by E.Leaven.
Snow King Center | 10am–5pm | Tickets at the door $15 (includes return privileges) | WesternDesignConference.com

National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Pre-Palates & Palettes Reception
Kick off the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival with the opening of Western Visions® Paintings, Sketches & Sculptures while enjoying food and drink. This event is free and registration is not required. 3-5pm | Open to the public

Palates & Palettes Gallery Walk
More than 30 art galleries open their doors to showcase magnificent art with food, wine and music! 5-8pm | Various locations, see gallery map | Open to the public

Diehl Gallery – Susan Goldsmith
Join us to celebrate the opening of our new show Susan Goldsmith: Natural Alchemy. Featuring new work by Susan Goldsmith, featured artist in Western Visions. Enjoy delicious appetizers and fabulous margaritas.
5-8pm | Diehl Gallery | 155 West Broadway | diehlgallery.com | 307.733.0905

The Grand Fine Art – Micqaela Jones Artist Reception
Native American artist, Micqaela Jones, will be painting in the gallery and presenting her latest work. Her work has evolved into an intertwining of her Shoshone culture along with contemporary expressions, resulting in colorful, vivid, and inspired paintings. Micqaela’s work has been included in several prestigious shows throughout the west and several museum exhibits and solo exhibits.
130 W. Broadway | thegrandjh.com | 307.201.1172

Thal Glass Studio
Thal Glass Studio will be open by appointment September 7-18, 2017. Please call or email thallaurie@gmail.com to schedule your visit!
2800 Linn Drive (Wilson) | www.thalglass.com | 307.733.5096

Saturday, 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 25th annual Exhibit + Sale. Don’t miss the Designer Show House, juried artisan creations and custom interior design in a home environment and Retail Row, a unique shopping experience where sought after retailers exhibit up-and-coming fashion trends. Catering by E.Leaven.
10am - 7pm | Snow King Center | Tickets at door $15 | WesternDesignConference.com | WDC Benefit Night - 4-7pm (10% of sales to benefit the National Museum of Wildlife Art)

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 barbeque. Hosted by Mountain Living magazine.
Busses leave Jackson’s Home Ranch parking lot at 2pm | $60 | 307.733.3316

Mangelsen – Images of Nature Gallery
The annual fall reception at MANGELSEN – Images of Nature Gallery will be held on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. World renowned nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen 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.
5-9pm | Images of Nature Gallery | 170 N. Cache Street | mangelsen.com | 307.733.9752

The Grand Fine Art – Dale Evers “The Art of Fly Fishing”
This dessert reception will feature well known California Sculptor Dale Evers and his current show, “The Art of Fly Fishing”. Recognized as a pioneer for his stunning table designs, water features, and his ability to mix mediums at a unique and sophisticated level, Evers has continued to expand his vision for art that serves purpose. Dale has always pushed the envelope of creativity driven by inspiration and spends much of his time with a camera, above water and below. Dale’s designs are authentic, fresh and bold.
8-10pm | 130 West Broadway | thegrandjh.com | 307.201.1172

Sunday, September 10

Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale
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 25th annual Exhibit + Sale. Don’t miss the Designer Show House, juried artisan creations and custom interior design in a home environment and Retail Row, a unique shopping experience where sought after retailers exhibit up-and-coming fashion trends. Catering by E.Leaven.
10am–5pm | Snow King Center | Tickets at the door $15 (includes return privileges) WesternDesignConference.com

18th 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 fine artwork. Presented by the Jackson Hole Art Association.
10am–4pm | Jackson Town Square | Art Association | artistinfo@jhartfair.org | 307.733.8792

Taste of the Tetons
Valley chefs, restaurants and caterers put their best culinary work on display for sampling. Also enjoy the Rotary Supper Club’s “Sips on the Square” wine tasting & silent auction, and live musical entertainment.
11am–3pm | Jackson Town Square | Taste Tickets $1 each

Sips on the Square - Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting + Silent Auction
Join the Jackson Hole Rotary Supper Club for their biggest fundraiser of the year! Come enjoy libations from an array of local and national wineries, distilleries and breweries and bid on incredible silent auction packages. Proceeds benefit “Honoring Our Veterans” therapeutic recreation programs and other community projects.
11am–4pm | Jackson Town Square | Sip Tickets $1 each

Gray Crane Gallery
Gray Crane will be hosting an open gallery featuring some of Gary’s new pieces.
35 West Broadway | graycranestudios.com | 307.733.2735

The Grand Fine Art – David Gonzales – Artist for Lotoja 2016/2017
Come see David Gonzales’s dynamic painting style live in the gallery. You can view his original painting used for this year’s Lotoja poster, meet the artist, and see his collection of work hanging in the gallery.
130 West Broadway | thegrandjh.com | 307.201.1172

Monday, September 11

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.
1-4pm | 130 West Broadway | grandtetongallery.com | 307.201.1172

Jackson Hole Playhouse: The Unsinkable Molly Brown
The Jackson Hole Playhouse presents the Unsinkable Molly Brown, the rags to riches story of one of the many unsinkable women in American history. This family-friendly comedy features unforgettable music, rowdy Western dancing, and an inspiring message for all ages. Showtime is Monday thru Saturday. Enjoy fine western cuisine while professional actors croon your favorite cowboy tunes.
6:30pm Dinner; 8pm Showtime | Jackson Hole Playhouse | 145 W. Deloney Ave, jacksonholeplayhouse.com | 307.733.6994

The Hootenanny at the Center for the Arts
Center for the Arts | 7:30pm | jhcenterforthearts.org | 307.733.4900

Tuesday, September 12

The Grand Fine Art – Artists in Residence
Artists in Residence: Gallery artists will be painting and sculpting in the gallery. They will answer questions on technique and subject matter.
11-5pm | 130 West Broadway | www.thegrandjh.com | 307.201.1172

Wednesday, September 13

Poster Signing with Mark Keathley at West Lives On Gallery
Meet featured artist Mark Keathley and receive a personally signed poster of his featured painting, “Rise Above”.
3-5pm | West Lives On Galleries | 55 and 75 N Glenwood | Open to the public

West Lives On Galleries Artist “One Man Show”– Mark Keathley
Please join West Lives On Galleries to celebrate the 2017 Fall Arts Festival featured artist Mark Keathley in a “One Man Show”. Mark’s piece, “Rise Above” is currently on display at the Wort Hotel. The poster signing will happen from 3-5pm with an artist reception to follow from 5-8pm. Refreshments will be served.
5-8pm | 55 and 75 N Glenwood | westliveson.com | 307.734.2888

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!
5–8pm | Various locations – see gallery map | Open to the public

The Grand Fine Art – Joe Kitzmiller Artist Reception
Joe’s show, Breaking the Rules with Conscious Intent, will be featured tonight. Joe’s love of wild things and his need to explore beauty is inseparable from his art. He feels a spiritual connection to the wilderness. Joe says, “painting allows me to embrace my most precious memories and feelings”. Joe’s paintings may start with free flowing paint, but they are finished with intent and control
5-8pm | 130 West Broadway | thegrandjh.com | 307.201.1172

Thursday, September 14

Western Visions® Artist Party
As part of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s 30th Annual Western Visions® Show & Sale artists and patrons have an opportunity to view the art, place bids, and mingle with artists before the big sale. Ticket includes Western Visions® Annual Publication, 1 ticket to the Artist Party event, admissions to the Museum during the duration of the exhibit and bidding number.
6-9pm | Ticketed Event $125 | National Museum of Wildlife Art | wildlifeart.org

Astoria Fine Art – Artist Reception for Don Rambadt & Ewoud de Groot
Artists’ Reception for Don Rambadt, sculptor, and Ewoud de Groot, painter – two of the most sought-after contemporary wildlife artists working today.
3-5pm | Astoria Fine Art | 35 E. Deloney (on the Town Square) | astoriafineart.com | 307.733.4016

Friday, September 15

The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes
The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes is a one-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 achievement 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 jacksonholeshowcase.com.

Western Visions 30th Show & Sale
Featuring works by the country’s leading wildlife artists. This is the final opportunity to place bids prior to the drawing that determines who is going home with a beautiful new work of art. Ticket includes Western Visions® Catalog, 1 ticket to the Show & Sale event, admissions to the Museum during the duration of the exhibit and bidding number.
5-8pm | Ticketed Event $125 | wildlifeart.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.
12pm | Center for the Arts | 265 S. Cache St | jacksonholeartauction.com | 866.549.9278

Astoria Fine Art – Joshua Tobey & Mark Eberhard Artist Reception
Artists’ Reception for Joshua Tobey, sculptor, and Mark Eberhard, painter – two of the most sought-after contemporary wildlife artists working today.
2-4pm | Astoria Fine Art | 35 E. Deloney (on the Town Square) | astoriafineart.com | 307.733.4016

The Grand Fine Art – Artists in Residence
Artists in Residence: Gallery artists will be painting and sculpting in the gallery.
11-5pm | 130 West Broadway | thegrandjh.com | 307.201.1172

Legacy Gallery – Three Artist Show.
During the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Legacy Gallery will host a three- artist show and reception for the most sought-after western, landscape and still-life paintings by artists Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott, and Kyle Polzin. The show and artist reception opening will take place on September 15th. Each artist will have over 8 new works and it will be on display from September 15th – 24th.
5-7pm | 75 N. Cache | legacygallery.com | 307.733.2353

Saturday, September 16

22nd Annual Jackson Hole QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction
Nationally, regionally, and locally recognized artists paint and sculpt as spectators look on. The one-of a-kind artwork will be auctioned off following the ninety minute creative process, along with the sale of “Rise Above” by Mark Keathley, this years featured Fall Arts Festival artist.
9am | Jackson Town Square | Open to the public

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.
12pm | Please register to attend | Center for the Arts | 265 S. Cache St | jacksonholeartauction.com | 866.549.9278

The Grand Fine Art – Artists in Residence
Artists in Residence: Gallery artists will be painting and sculpting in the gallery.
1-4pm | 130 West Broadway | thegrandjh.com | 307.201.1172

Trailside Galleries - “A Wild Encounter” and “Tour de Force”
A Wild Encounter” featuring new work from Bonnie Marris and Dustin Wechel, and “Tour de Force” featuring John DeMott, Alfredo Rodriguez, and Mian Situ. 5-8pm | 130 East Broadway | trailsidegalleries.com | 307.733.3186

Astoria Fine Art – Annual Best of Astoria Show
Join Astoria Fine Art and over 25 artists in attendance and debuting many major new works. 10am-1pm | Astoria Fine Art | 35 E. Deloney (on the Town Square) | astoriafineart.com | 307.733.4016

Mountain Trails Gallery Artist Reception
The QuickDraw event will happen from 9am-12pm and Mountain Trails Gallery will have many artists participating in this signature event. Additionally there will be a reception for all the participating QuickDraw artists from Mountain Trails. Refreshments will be served.
1pm–3pm | 155 Center Street | mtntrails.net | 307.734.8150

Trio Fine Art
The Art of Wildlife Conservation Reception. Work by Kathryn Mapes Turner, Jennifer L. Hoffman, and Bill Sawczuk. Join us to learn more about how the arts play an important role in wildlife conservation in Jackson Hole and throughout the country. Gallery is open Wednesday thru Saturday.
5-8pm | 545 N. Cache Ave (4 blocks North of Town Square) | triofineart.com | 307.734.4444

Gray Crane Gallery
Gray Crane will be hosting an open gallery geaturing some of Gary’s new pieces. 35 West Broadway | graycranestudios.com | 307.733.2735

Sunday, September 17

Art Brunch Gallery Walk
Join Jackson’s 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...what an ending!
Various locations, see gallery map | 11am–3pm | Open to the public

Horizon Fine Art Gallery
Internationally recognized finger painter Iris Scott will be appearing in a one-woman exhibit and sale “Finger Painting for Fall”. Please join us for a demonstration and artist reception.
11am–4pm | Horizon Fine Art Gallery | 30 King Street | horizonfineartgallery.com | 307.739.1540

Diehl Gallery – Western Visions® Celebration Salon
Join us to celebrate the end to a fantastic Fall Arts Festival. Featuring art from our gallery artists who were chosen to be in the Western Visions® 30th Anniversary Show. Enjoy bloody marys, mimosas, and brunch.
11am–2pm | Diehl Gallery | 155 West Broadway | diehlgallery.com | 307.733.0905

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


2017 Featured Artist Mark Keathley

Mark Keathley (b. 1963), has been “chasing the light” since he was ten years old on a farm in East Texas. He says that growing up in the country gave him a love for the outdoors and an appreciation for the moment. He vividly recalls a covey of quail bursting to flight in the Piney Woods while hunting as a teen and the mist rising off the pond while fishing in the early morning. Mark has been enamored with mood, light, drama, and color for as long as he can remember. Adding those elements to an emotional tie, a great design, artistic expression, and one quickly sees why his art is widely sought after across the country. Mark Keathley has won many awards for his art, however, his strongest desire is to tell a story that will cause the viewer to ponder the important things in life–family, passion, history, faith, purpose, and living in the moment.

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: 8/18/17

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