MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
The Hootenanny at the Center for the Arts – Bound to be an emotional evening as the Hoot group performs for its second session following the loss of long-time member John Byrne Cooke. A special evening. Bring your love of Western music and plenty of Kleenex. Tickets are $10; this event may be sold out, so please check with the Center box-office. Center for the Arts | 7:30pm | www.jhcenterforthearts.org
Another go-around for The Unsinkable Molly Brown at the Jackson Hole Playhouse! Originally starring Debbie Reynolds and Harvey Presnell, this Jackson Hole rendition of the great Western musical will leave you tapping your toes and dancing in the street! Family-friendly, it’s a must-do for all visitors. A Western style restaurant adjacent to the theater serves up Western fare, served by singing cowboys and cowgirls! Showtime is Monday thru Saturday. 6:30pm Dinner; 8pm Showtime. 145 W. Deloney Ave. jacksonholeplayhouse.com
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Over the Pass we go! He lives in Victor, Idaho but is known the world over. Scott L. Christensen captures the world in his distinctive and distinguished oil paintings. His awards are myriad, and his studio is local. Christensen invites you to visit during Fall Arts! View the artist’s studio and working space. Special open studio September 12 and 13th from 10-5. All other visits by appointment. 1100 E 5000 South, Victor, ID. 208-787-5851. christensenstudio.com
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
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). Once you’re in downtown Jackson, look for the Art Walk banners for participating galleries! Open to all! Easy going, congenial fun with great art! 5–8pm.
Altamira Fine Art features the work of sculptor Greg Woodard. Join Altamira and the artist for an opening reception, 5-8:00 pm tonight! A dedicated falconer, Woodard’s passion is for the West and its symbols. “Woodard,” says the gallery, “believes each of his pieces tells a story; he shows this through the interaction between human and animal, expressing how they are affected. Another important feature of Woodard’s work is the railroad track theme, which symbolizes the cultural impact of the opening of the West.” Woodard’s heavily textured, almost gnarled, works each have a unique patina. Contemporary, these works stand the test of time. www.altamiraart.com
Mark Keathley Day! Poster Signing and One Man Show features the work of this year’s Fall Arts Festival poster artist Mark Keathley. The artist will be signing posters of his signature work “Rise Above” from 3-5:00 pm at West Lives On Gallery, his Jackson Hole representative.
“You can see the detail in Mark’s work, and the painting’s West Bank perspective is not your typical Tetons view,” says Ray. “Mark’s at a breakout point in his career; he understands everything about the West’s particular nature. Wildlife, Western, landscapes, people of the West: Mark does it all. That, and the way he uses light, attracts collectors from around the country.” ~ Terry Ray, West Lives On.
From 5-8:00 pm join the gallery in celebrating Keathley’s achievement with an opening reception and show featuring the artist’s work (on display in the lobby of the Wort Hotel, across the street from West Lives On Glennwood Street Gallery). Refreshments a-plenty, Western style! 55 & 75 North Glenwood. www.westliveson.com
WILDFIRE at Ringholz!
5:00-8:00 PM, at Ringholz Studios. This show features a variety of new smaller works, including watercolors and graphite panel drawings. “We look forward to seeing everyone during this special season,” writes Ringholz. Bring plenty of water, this show is hot! www.amyringholz.com
The Grand Fine Art
“Breaking the Rules With Conscious Intent” is the title of painter Joe Kitzmiller’s show at Grand Fine Art. As with most nature artists, Kitzmiller’s love of natural things and his art are inseparable. “Painting allows me to embrace my most precious memories and feelings,” says the artist. 5-8 pm. www.thegrandjh.com
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Western Visions Artist Party
As part of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s 30th Annual Western Visions Show & Sale. My favorite WV event! The evening before the big sale, Western Vision Artists (this year marks the museum’s 30th anniversary, and all artists are part of the museum’s permanent collection) and their friends mingle, laugh, drink a toast and place some early bids on Western Visions creations. At this writing I am not certain if the event has sold out, so contact the museum to confirm. Your ticket includes a gorgeous Western Visions catalogue, bidding number, 1 ticket to the Artist Party event and admission to the museum during the duration of the exhibit. $125. Time: 6-9:00 pm. www.wildlifeart.org
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes
Feel like getting off on your own? Got an itch to think about your dream home? Then the Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes is for you! A one-day fundraising tour takes you on a whirlwind visit to some of the areas most beautiful homes. Once inside, you’ll be greeted by all the craftspeople involved in the home’s design: the finest professionals in architecture, construction, interior design, landscaping and even electronic systems. Unlock their secrets! Hosted by Homestead Magazine. Tickets are limited; to inquire or purchase tickets, visit www.jacksonholeshowcase.com.
Jackson Hole Art Auction
Since 2007, the Jackson Hole Art Auction has climbed steadily to become one of the West’s most important Western art auctions. Dozens of artists represented by Jackson’s galleries are included in this prestigious event, but the auction is noted for its fine collection of deceased Western Masters. You’ll find portraits, historic works, landscapes, sculpture, antiques, wildlife art, Southwest and Native American themed works….and more. Today’s first session offers works of all pricepoints. Please register to attend! Start time: 12pm. Presented by Trailside and Gerald Peters Galleries. Center for the Arts. www.jacksonholeartauction.com
For this event, there’s a dress code: “Western Cocktail!” Wear your best jeans and a fine bolo tie!
Tonight, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, the National Museum of Wildlife Art features works by the country’s leading wildlife artists. It’s the night final bids are placed on all juried works; all artists are part of the museum’s permanent collection. Artists are in attendance, and the atmosphere is electric as the night determines who goes home with a beautiful new work of art! Proceeds benefit the museum.
Your ticket includes Western Visions’ catalog, a registered bidding number, 1 ticket to the Show & Sale event and admission to the museum during the duration of the exhibit. www.wildlifeart.org
The Grand Fine Art
Artists in Residence: Gallery artists will be painting and sculpting in the gallery. Time: 11am – 5pm.
Throughout Fall Arts, Legacy Gallery welcomes three Western Art superstars: Glenn Dean, Josh Elliot and Kyle Polzin. In recent years these three artists have blazed painterly trails that set a bar extremely high for anyone painting Western culture, landscape, still lifes and wildlife. A formal reception for the show takes place this evening, 5-7:00 pm at the gallery in downtown Jackson. More than eight new works by each artist….so count on at least 24 new paintings. Will the artists be on hand? It’s not clear, so contact Legacy to check. www.legacygallery.com
It’s National PARKing Day! Around the country, and here in Jackson Hole, parking spaces are being usurped by artists creating fun, eco-friendly, mini-parks in public parking spaces. Produced locally by Jackson Hole Public Art! Look for adventures in “tactical urbanism” downtown! www.jhpublicart.org
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. Start time: 9am! Jackson Town Square, Open to the Public!
Jackson Hole Art Auction
Today is the BIG day for the Jackson Hole Art Auction! Session Number Two begins promptly at 12:00 noon at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Western art lovers from around the globe bid on hundreds of exquisite pieces of Western at by deceased and contemporary masters. Bidders may bid from the floor, via telephone, on line or send in their bid. With two days of sales, the Jackson Hole Art Auction offers artwork at pricepoints for every collector. Presented by Trailside and Gerald Peters Galleries. You must register to attend and bid! www.jacksonholeartauction.com
Trio Fine Art
The Art of Wildlife Conservation Reception. Work by Kathryn Mapes Turner, Jennifer L. Hoffman, and Bill Sawczuk. The arts play a vital role in conservation, of utmost concern here in the shadows of Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone. Stop in to Trio and hear how these three notable artists bring awareness to their own art, and how crucial it is for our earth. Trio is open Wednesday thru Saturday. This event: 5-8 pm. www.triofineart.com
“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. www.trailsidegalleries.com
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Art Brunch Gallery Walk
Though there’s not a long list here, many Jackson Hole Art Galleries take part in today’s Farewell to Fall Arts Art Walk. Stroll through town, east side, west side, and all around, for brunch and a large supply of bloody marys. You’ll likely find a glass of bubbly here and there! A great time to enjoy Jackson’s phenomenal art scene and debrief on this year’s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Relax. We’ve got you. You’re welcome even if this is the first FAF event you attend! Open to the public. Hours are approximately 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, though times will vary. Check with your favorite galleries to confirm schedules.
Horizon Fine Art
This relatively “quiet” gallery on Jackson’s King Street is home to dozens of wonderful artists practicing in every conceivable medium. Bright, cheery and tons of fun to investigate, Horizon welcomes “internationally recognized finger painter Iris Scott” today. Fingerpainting for Fall is Scott’s one-woman show. Artist demonstration. 11am–4pm www.horizonfineartgallery.com
Join Diehl Gallery in welcoming gallery artists whose work is also part of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s 30th Anniversary Western Visions Show. Enjoy bloody marys, mimosas, and brunch! 11am–2pm www.diehlgallery.com