2024 Featured Sculptor: Bryce Pettit 

Every year the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Committee selects an artist from a local gallery to be featured as the Fall Arts Festival Featured Artist. The artist is tasked with creating a one-of-a-kind featured piece for the festival which is auctioned off at the famed Jackson Hole QuickDraw at the end of the 12-day festival. This year in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, the Fall Arts Committee has selected two artists to be represented as the featured artists of the festival. This year, the Fall Arts Committee has selected sculptor Bryce Pettit of Mountain Trails Gallery as one of the featured artists.

Bryce grew up surrounded by nature, which fostered a deep interest in the world around him. His desire to create and his love of the natural world have always been closely linked. He studied the natural sciences continuing onto graduate studies in ecology. Eventually the passion to create became undeniable and he focused full time on a career as a sculptor.

Bryce has been a professional sculptor for nearly 25 years and is featured in a collection of acclaimed galleries and exhibitions. He has also created several large public works including for the Tulsa International Airport, the Maritime Museum in Ludington Michigan, the Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens in Kawai, Hawaii as well a collection of libraries and schools.

Bryce lives in Durango, Colorado surrounded by the mountains and rivers he loves.