2013 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Presents Cowboy Artist Jason Rich as Featured Artist
Acclaimed cowboy artist Jason Rich has been chosen as featured artist for the 2013 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, September 5 - 15, 2013, announced Maureen Murphy, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Events Director. Each year the Jackson, Wyoming, arts event selects a featured artist, whose work graces the annual festival poster - which then becomes a collectible in its own right. Rich credits his Western roots as the inspiration behind his work, which draws on his experiences from riding beside cowboys in a corral to packing through the mountains to create paintings, that reflect the authenticity of the cowboy way.
"We are very excited to have Jason's work on the 2013 officiAl Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival poster," says Murphy. "His love of Western life is demonstrated through his work." Rich's original large-scale oil painting "River Overlook - Gros Ventre River Ranch" will be on display at the Wort Hotel from Memorial Day weekend through Saturday, September 14. Posters will be on sale at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and Rich will do a poster signing event at Legacy Gallery on Wednesday, September 11.
Jason Rich grew up riding, training and drawing horses on a small farm in southern Idaho. He spent many childhood summers on cattle drives with his uncle and couldn't imagine a better place to be than on the back of a horse. He currently lives on a small horse ranch with his family in Utah's Cache Valley.
"Every painting starts with the horse for me - the way the light catches its gesture and movement," says Rich.