“Despite being a full-time artist in Manhattan for seven years, I never established a meaningful relationship with an art organization. That changed completely when I moved to Victor, connected with Shari Brownfield, Todd Hanna, Chas Marsh, Mark Nowlin and The Art Association of Jackson Hole. They hosted my first show out West in the Summer of 2016, and since, I’ve witnessed the incredible impact they have made on our community. When the wonderful Jill Callahan mentioned the Whodunnit show, I was happy to contribute. I’m excited to see who ends up with my piece, and, from what I’ve heard, it’s one helluva party!”
It is one helluva party! And it happens on March 3, 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the theater lobby at Jackson Hole’s Center for the Arts. This is the event’s 10th anniversary. Participating artists include Borbay, Nicole Gaitan, Boughton Walden, Bill Sawczuk, Richard Tabor, Jeremy Morgan, Jocelyn Slack, Emily Beardsley and MANY more.
Beardsley testifies that Whodunnit is both entertaining and a challenge.
“Overall it’s a great event for artists and art lovers, as well a lot of fun. It’s a challenge to paint something so small, it’s exciting to have your art hanging next to that of established artists, it’s a great price point for people starting or adding to their art collection and it raises money for a great organization,” says Beardsley. Being involved with the Art Association helped Beardsley gain her first solo show at Snake River Brewing. Since then, she’s off and running.
“In celebration of our anniversary, we are offering special 18″ X 18″ canvases done by notable artists along with our traditional sizes of 6″ X 6″ and 12″ X 12,” writes the Art Association’s Valerie Goettler. “Whodunnit is an entertaining evening filled with art, beverages, delectables and feel-good competitive bidding. Everyone has the chance to own art created anonymously. We are so appreciative of Jackson artists for their contributions and to the community for joining us for this evening of celebration.”
Here’s the process: Attendees choose their favorite works and add their name to a bidders list for that work. Once a sheet fills up, a roll of the dice decides the winner. If that’s you, you are the lucky owner of a new work of art! Prices are $99 for a 6″ x 6,” $299 for a 12″ x 12″ and $999 for an 18″ x 18.”
Open to the public, but entry tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at the Art Association website or at the door. For more information, please contact the Art Association at 307-733-6379.