For 30 years running, one fall arts festival has shifted the landscape for American Western art collecting as a town of less than 10,000 hosts special gallery shows, fairs, and auctions.
The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, sponsored by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, runs September 3-14 and brings all manner of art-related excitement to this small but vibrant town in Teton County, Wyoming.
Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, “Forever Jackson,” dye on silk, 68 x 53 in. This piece will be auctioned on September 13 as part of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival.
This year’s festival will be the 30th edition. Organizers have chosen painter Nancy Dunlop Cawdreyand sculptor Joshua Tobey as its featured artists. Tobey’s bronze sculpture “Jackson Symphony” offers a lively portrayal of three howling coyotes and reminiscences of Wyoming evenings, while Cawdrey’s painting “Forever Jackson,” executed with dye on silk, colorfully depicts a moose in the rugged and scenic terrain around the Tetons. Ten editions of Tobey’s “Jackson Symphony” will be sold by draw on September 13, while admirers of Cawdrey’s “Forever Jackson” will have to bid on the painting at auction that same day.
Gwynn Murrill, “Flying Eagle Maquette,” bronze and pink sandstone, 17 1/2 x 11 x 7 1/2 in. 2014 Featured Artist at Western Visions
The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival comprises a series of related events, including the prestigious“Western Visions” painting and sculpture show. Running August 30 through September 21, the exhibition and sale features works by 100 of the finest contemporary Western artists, including 2014 Featured Painter Ewoud de Groot and 2014 Featured Sculptor Gwynn Murrill, as well as respected artists like Gerald Balciar, Scott Christensen, Mark Eberhard, Nancy Howe, Jennifer L. Hoffman, Donna Howell-Sickles, Steve Kestrel, John Nieto, Chad Poppleton, Tim Shinabarger, and Kathryn Mapes Turner.
During the festival, several respected galleries in the area — including Turpin Gallery, Altamira Fine Art, RARE Gallery, Legacy Gallery, Grand Teton Gallery, Trailside Galleries, and Two Grey Hills — will display works by some of their most popular artists.
Glenn Dean, “Heading West,” oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. Altamira Fine Art, displayed in the exhibition “Glenn Dean: Lure of the West” during the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival
The fortnight of exciting exhibitions and events culminates with the Jackson Hole Art Auction, an annual highlight of the Western art fair calendar. This year’s auction features works by historical artists Thomas Moran, John Ford Clymer, Charles Marion Russell, Gerard Curtis Delano, Frederic Remington, Frank Tenney Johnson, Victor Higgins, Carl Rungius, Joseph Henry Sharp, and Bob Kuhn, as well as works by living legends Martin Grelle, Richard Schmid, Howard Terpning, andJamie Wyeth. Offerings from highly accomplished contemporary artists G. Harvey, Kyle Sims, William Acheff, Clyde Aspevig, Jenness Cortez, Z.S. Liang, Mian Situ, Tim Solliday, Logan Maxwell Hagege, R. Tom Gilleon, and Robert Bateman will make for a very exciting sale.
For more information and updates, visit the event’s website and Facebook page.