National Museum of Wildlife Art Introduces Artist Wildlife Workshops with 26th Annual Western Visions Show and Sale in Jackson Hole
Art and nature join forces for a stunning display in Jackson Hole each September as leaves take on fall colors and the National Museum of Wildlife Art presents its 26th annual Western Visions, August 17 - September 22, 2013. The month-long Jackson, Wyo., art celebration combines lectures, art workshops and fabulous artsy parties with the chance to view and purchase fine Western contemporary art. For an advance look at some of the artworks available for bidding, a digital "sneak peek" brochure can be accessed online.
This year's Western Visions includes opportunities to meet featured artists Mark Eberhard and Veryl Goodnight, as well as free events like Palates and Palettes on September 6, a refreshment-laden tour of the museum and Jackson galleries, as well as two artist-led tours of the Western Visions artworks on August 16 and 30.
On Thursday, September 12, the 2013 featured artists will give special "Going Wild" presentations featuring appearances by real wildlife. Colorado sculptor and painter Veryl Goodnight will give a lecture and sketch workshop exploring the evolution of wolves to domestic dogs. "Animals are my greatest source of joy and inspiration," says Goodnight, who works from live animal models, which she says provide information "that a thousand photos couldn't convey."
Also on September 12, Ohio painter Mark Eberhard will lead a process and sketch workshop demonstrating the development from "wild guest" to finished piece of art. "I want [people] to see the beauty and humanity in nature that I see," says the artist, whose distinctive paintings of birds have earned him numerous national awards. Tickets are $75 for one workshop or $100 for a combo ticket. Registration is required by September 4 to participate in the workshops. Call the museum at 307-732-5411 or visit Western Visions online to register.
Scheduled events for 2013 Western Visions include the Sketch Show & Sale and Original Prints Show & Sale, August 17 - September 22. Opening August 31, and also running through September 22, the 26th annual Paintings and Sculpture Show & Sale will present more than 200 works of art by more than 150 artists available for purchase. The Jewelry and Artisan Luncheon, a popular event that typically sells out in advance, will be held on September 11. Contact the museum for details.