September 6-17th, nobody in Jackson Hole is responsible for their actions…outside of participating in the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival that begins TODAY!
Hard to believe, but with the turning of a calendar page, Jackson suddenly finds itself in full arts swing. The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is one of the West’s most anticipated annual art events, and it’s comprised of countless opportunities to indulge in fine art of all mediums. Museums, galleries, individual artists, restaurants, musicians, photographers, jewelers, design groups, architects, live theater and auctions all come together for a rollicking fortnight of fabulous art. Will you be there this year? Good!
Here are the first five days of events of 2017’s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival! Enjoy! Please note: details can be subject to change. Check links to individual Fall Arts participants to confirm all events.
This year’s Jackson Hole Art Blog Fall Arts Festival calendars are dedicated to the late, great and always ready to participate John Byrne Cooke. A musician, Jackson Hole community figure, Hootenany star, writer, photographer and beloved friend. I miss you. Music in Heaven with Janis. I’ll pretend I’m P&P-ing right along with you.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
If you like it, then you’d better put a ring on it!
The National Museum of Wildlife Art hosts its popular Jewelry & Artisan Luncheon, taking place this year at Four Seasons Jackson Hole. You’ve probably already signed up for this elegant event if you’re on the museum’s email list, but contact the museum for any last minute additions to your Fall Arts schedule!
Included in this event are: A sumptuous Four Season Luncheon and a mind-boggling array of fine jewelry from the best artisans around the country. It’s a dream come true, ladies! Plus, your purchases help support the museum!
11am–3pm | Four Seasons | Tickets: $135 each or Tables of 10 reserved with Sponsorships: $2,500 | 307.732.5412 www.wildlifeart.org
Jackson Hole Playhouse: The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Fun for the whole family, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” will get your Fall Arts off to a musical start. The Jackson Hole Playhouse presents this classic, action-packed story of one of America’s favorite heroines. Western dancing, kick-up-your-heels-music gets everyone tapping their feet!
Showtimes are Monday through Saturday. Enjoy delicious Western cuisine while professional actors croon your favorite cowboy tunes. (More goodies for the ladies!) 6:30pm Dinner; 8pm Showtime | Jackson Hole Playhouse | 145 W. Deloney Ave.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
The Western Design Conference has become one of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival signature events. There’s something for everyone here, from the finest hand made jewelry to entire home design and lifestyle concepts. Designers work with artisans, and often new art springs up right on the spot! When you buy something here, you know you’re getting a custom experience. Traditional cowboy meets the New West. Meet this year’s artisans as you stroll the Designer Show House, take part in the event’s Live Auction, and quench your appetite with fine food and signature cocktails. www.westerndesignconference.com
6–10pm | Snow King Center | Tickets: $125 VIP seats or $50 General Admission – in advance, online and at the door.
WRJ Design invites you to join them for a “Rustic Modern” book signing. The elegant book features the work of WRJ, whose home interiors win award after prestigious award! “Written by Chase Reynolds Ewald, with photography by Audrey Hall, the stunning coffee table volume presents residences that resound with customized details but also emphasize an inherent connection to nature – elements that help define the rustic modern style according to the author.” TIME: 4-6:00 pm, at WRJ on 30 South King Street, Jackson. www.wrjdesign.com
Diehl Gallery invites you to an Artist’s Talk with guest artist Susan Goldsmith. 5-5:30 pm. Quick! Enjoy Susan Goldsmith’s new work, and check out the P&P event featuring Goldsmith tomorrow evening! A portion of sale proceeds benefit the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. www.diehlgallery.com
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale continues today. Over 130 artists from around the country are on hand to display and demonstrate their crafts. From the traditional to the very contemporary, the Design Show is not to be missed. Take your time, you can stay all day! Furniture, fashion, jewelry, and accessories for the home; juried artisan creations and custom interior design in a home environment; and Retail Row, a unique shopping experience where hard-to-find retailers can be FOUND! Your $15 ticket gets you return privileges. You may even see an Airstream with Molesworth trimmings.
Snow King Center | 10am–5pm | Tickets at the door $15 | WesternDesignConference.com
Three words for you: Get. There. Early.
Or at least on time. That’s the best way to gain a fighting chance during tonight’s revelry, aka “PALATES & PALETTES.” A mega-art walk, the Jackson Town Square galleries and points north, south, east and west open their doors to the public for a round of speed art viewing and local cuisine served up by local eateries. Over 30 galleries take part; if your favorite isn’t listed, check their website.
P&P Time: 5-8:00 pm. Walk, bike and drive carefully! Enjoy!
They’re open early. The National Museum of Wildlife Art hosts a pre-gallery walk for any and all to take a look at this year’s Western Visions Paintings, Sketches and Sculptures. Open to the public 3-5:00 pm, the event is free, and no registration is required. Mix’d Media deluxe! Food and drink on hand! If you’re lucky perhaps some of the Western Visions artists will be on hand….Like SIMON GUDGEON! I’m in the fan club. www.wildlifeart.org
Altamira Fine Art welcomes contemporary Western artist Duke Beardsley in a Fall Arts Solo Exhibition. “His unique art, like his Western lifestyle, is a joyful melding of tradition and contemporary styling,” says the gallery. This guy is so nice. Rendering his work with a Pop Art sensibility, his signature line of riders is in part derived from a visit Beardsley took to China’s Terracotta Army.
The Stable – Visions West Contemporary hosts four of their favorite “New West” artists in the Yellow House on Jackson Street. Robert McCauley’s bears are a big draw, and have an environmental message you’ll want to hear. www.visionswestcontemporary.com
The Brookover Gallery features the work of photographer David Brookover, who will be on hand tonight and all through Fall Arts to talk with collectors, photography lovers, visitors, and everyone else coming through the doors. Brookover’s new series of Flower Still Lifes and Kenya, Africa prints are front and center. Very limited editions. There’s really nothing this man can’t photograph beautifully. Stop in and enjoy! www.brookovergallery.com
WRJ Design is open for P&P 5-7:00 pm tonight. Stop into this sumptuous showroom to see work by a carefully selected group of fine artists that reflect WRJ’s lifestyle philosophy. Those artists include Bradford Stewart, Lee and Edward Riddell, Laura Hendricks, Ashley Tudor, Havoc Hendricks, Tim Rein, Craig Spankie and Taylor Glenn. www.wrjdesign.com
Tayloe Piggott Gallery presents the work of Vivian Springford. Stop in and see Springford’s voluminous, ethereal paintings at one of Jackson’s most contemporary fine art galleries. A little bit of NYC in JAC! www.tayloepiggottgallery.com
Diehl Gallery features the work of Susan Goldsmith’s “Natural Alchemy.” Diehl specializes in contemporary art with a natural, Western edge. Eclectic? Yes. And they’re serving margaritas!
Diehl Gallery | 155 West Broadway | diehlgallery.com
Trio Fine Art welcomes guest artist Michelle Decker, and invites you to come and see her work; you’ll also take in beautiful paintings and pastels by Jennifer Hoffman and Kathryn Mapes Turner. www.triofineart.com
Henry Holdsworth’s Wild By Nature Gallery hosts an opening with his new works, featuring images of the Tetons printed on metal. Holdsworth will also be signing copies of his new book Grand Teton: A Photographic Journey. Stop by and see beautiful photographic work by one of the valley’s most beloved nature photographers. www.wildbynature.com
Cayuse Western Americana, that fabulous gallery and resourse housed in a “mini Wort Hotel,” invites you to join them in welcoming award-winning Western jeweler and master metalsmith Susan Adams. Cayuse can be counted on for a pure Western P&P experience! Check out their stunning array of antique Native American and western art. www.cayusewa.com
The Grand Fine Art welcomes Native American artist Micqaela Jones. Jones will be painting on site. Shoshone culture meets the latest trends and popular artistic styles of contemporary Western. www.thegrandjh.com
The Jackson Hole Center for the Arts presents ‘New Work’ by Bronwyn Minton in the Theater Gallery and ‘The Fishbowl’ by Bland Design LLC in the adjacent Courtyard. After you’ve hit all your favorite galleries, come back for “Encore to Palates & Palettes” 7-9PM in The Center Tent! www.jhcenterforthearts.org
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
The Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale continues at Snow King Center. $15 tickets at the door! 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. www.westerndesignconference.com
Artists in the Environment presents photographer Henry Holdsworth, 7:00 am at Schwabacher’s Landing, Grand Teton National Park! Want to learn how to shoot a great sunrise? Join a master. Free event, everyone welcome and encouraged to participate! “Artists in the Environment” is a Grand Teton Association program. www.grandtetonpark.org
Tom Mangelsen, Images of Nature Gallery: 5-9:00 pm! Enjoy an Artist Reception with renowned nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen. Mangelsen himself will be on hand to speak with visitors, sign any number of his wonderful books, and share great stories from his adventures photographing wildlife around the world. You are welcome to contact the gallery for help with YOUR Tom Mangelsen image selections! 170 N. Cache St. Phone 800-228-9686 for information. www.mangelsen.com
Ringholz Studios, “After Pallet Party,” 8-10:00 pm, in the alley! You “otter” go! www.amyringholz.com
Historic Ranch Tours
Visit historic valley ranches and catch the cowboy spirit. $60 buys you a tour with Western music, cowboys, ranches and barbecue! Hosted by Mountain Living magazine. Bus leaves the Home Ranch Parking Lot (on the north side of town) at 2pm. 307.733.3316.
The Grand Fine Art – Dale Evers “The Art of Fly Fishing”
Get your just desserts with California Sculptor Dale Evers. His notable table designs, water features, and mixed mediums reflect his penchant for spending time with cameras, in and out of the water.
8-10pm | 130 West Broadway | thegrandjh.com
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
18th Annual Takin’ It to the Streets
You can leave your hat on! In fact, we’d prefer it. Have a blast strolling the booths at this family-friendly juried street show on Jackson’s Town Square. Forty local artists show and sell their wares. Everything from hats to handbags! Fine art and jewelry, too! And crafts. Maybe some glass? Good stuff, all! Presented by the Jackson Hole Art Association. 10am–4pm | Jackson Town Square | Art Association | email@example.com
Taste of the Tetons
Eat or buy art? Eat….or buy art? Why not both? During “Streets,” the Square is also filled with booths by valley chefs and other foodie faves. Buy some tickets, get your samples! And if you need to wash all that good food down, “Sips on the Square” is also happening. Enjoy wine tasting and a silent auction. Everything is warmed up with live musical entertainment. It’s a Fall Arts Favorite! Valley chefs, restaurants and caterers put their best culinary work on display for sampling.
Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale, Final Day! Don’t miss the Designer Show House, Retail Row and fine artisan creations. Show closes at 5:00 pm today! $15 at the door gets you in! At the Snow King Center. WesternDesignConference.com
Gray Crane Gallery – Gray Crane will be hosting an open gallery featuring some of Gary Crandall’s new pieces. www.graycranestudios.com
The Grand Fine Art – David Gonzales – Artist for Lotoja 2016/2017
Come see David Gonzales’s dynamic painting style, and meet the artist! Check out his Lotja poster painting and start training! www.thegrandjh.com
PHEW, WHAT A WEEK! NEXT UP, THE FINAL WEEK OF THE 2017 JACKSON HOLE FALL ARTS FESTIVAL!