QuickDraw

Nancy Cawdrey finishes her piece in the final minutes of the 2017 QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction on Town Square. Proceeds from the event are split 50-50 between the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the artists who create the work during the annual Fall Arts Festival event.

After a rainy day Friday that turned into a beautiful evening for the Palates and Palettes Gallery Walk, the 35th Fall Arts Festival is in full swing. Some of the festival’s marquee events — the Jackson Hole QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction, the Western Visions Show and Sale and the Jackson Hole Art Auction — will take place over the weekend, and there are a number of individual gallery shows to drop into.

Get out there, enjoy yourself some art and have a great week.

— Billy Arnold, Scene editor

 Wednesday

Thal Glass Studio Open House, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Laurie Thal will explain the glassblowing process, talk about how to blend colors and show her tools and furnace. Daniel Altwies will describe the complicated process of sandblasting detailed designs on glass vessels. Art lovers who can’t make it to the open house can call 690-2491 to set up an appointment. ThalGlass.com.

Meet the 2019 Fall Arts Festival featured painter, Kathryn Mapes Turner, 3-5 p.m. at Turner Fine Art. Receive a personally signed poster of the featured painting, “Of Earth and Wind.” Following the poster signing, stay for a solo exhibition of Turner’s work. Free. TurnerFineArt.com.

Meet the 2019 Fall Arts Festival featured sculptor, John Simms, 3-5 p.m. at Diehl Gallery. Bring a bottle of the featured festival wine from Jackson Hole Winery for signing. Free. DiehlGallery.com.

Artists’ reception: Rip and Alison Caswell, 5-8 p.m. at Gallery Wild. Dynamic husband-and-wife sculpting duo have work that spans several genres and includes everything from prestigious monuments at Pearl Harbor and beloved university mascots to small collectible pieces to enjoy at home. Cocktails, wine and beer will be served. Free. GalleryWild.com.

Artist’s discussion: Kivie, 5-7 p.m. at Rare Gallery. One of the most innovative and inspirational mixed-media artists of this decade, Kivie will introduce you to the lunar events he has spent a lifetime learning to shoot. His eye for the extraordinary and original processes is sure to make an impression. Free. RareGalleryJacksonHole.com.

 Thursday

Western Visions Show and Sale: Artists Presentation, 10-11:30 a.m. at National Museum of Wildlife Art. All are invited to hear from three artists who are participating in Western Visions: George Bumann, Rob Glen, and T. Allen Lawson. Free and open to the public with limited seating. WildlifeArt.org.

Gallery Reception: Astoria Fine Art, 2-5 p.m. Reception features new works, with 20-plus Astoria artists in attendance. Free. AstoriaFineArt.com.

Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair: Sneak Peak, 3-6 p.m. at Snow King Sports and Events Center. Be the first in before the fair opens to the public to view and reserve treasures at Jackson Hole’s inaugural fine art fair. Featuring select galleries exhibiting contemporary, Western, wildlife and Native American art. Reception includes the 2019 Lifetime Achievement award for the late artist John Nieto. $75. JacksonHoleFineArtFair.com. See page 6.

Western Visions Show and Sale: Artist Party, 6-9 p.m. at National Museum of Wildlife Art. Artists and patrons have an opportunity to view the art, place bids and mingle with artists before the big sale. Price includes Western Visions Annual Publication, one ticket to the event, admission to the museum during the duration of the exhibit and a bidding number. $150. WesternVisions.org.

 Friday

Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. across Teton County. One-day, self-guided fundraising tour to experience the craftsmanship and meet the artists behind some of Jackson’s most spectacular homes. More than the ordinary walk-through, the Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes offers face-to-face conversations with the finest professionals in architecture, construction, interior design, landscaping and electronic systems. $75; limited to 250 participants. JacksonHoleShowcase.com.

Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair, Noon-6 p.m. at Snow King Sports and Events Center. Explore a display from select galleries exhibiting contemporary, Western, wildlife and Native American art. Additional events include a guided tour of the fair, noon-1 p.m.; the Outstanding Contemporary Artist of the Year ceremony, 2-3 p.m.; the Maynard Dixon Museum tour and book signing by Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, 3-4 p.m.; and a presentation by Fine Art Fair featured artist Larry Pirnie, 4-5 p.m. Complimentary wine and spirits tastings all day. $25. JacksonHoleFineArtFair.com.

13th annual Jackson Hole Art Auction: Session I, 12:30 p.m. at Center for the Arts. Session I is a shorter sale with works priced more accessibly for the emerging collector. Free entry; registration required. JacksonHoleArtAuction.com.

Artists’ discussion: John Bell and Janell James, 1-5 p.m. at Rare Gallery. Both artists are interested in creating a deeper dialogue between contemporary social insights and cutting-edge art. This is a unique opportunity to become involved and see how art is making the difference in the world today. Free. RareGalleryJacksonHole.com.

Artists’ reception: Mark Eberhard and Joshua Tobey, 1-4 p.m. at Astoria Fine Art. Two of the biggest names in contemporary wildlife art debut new works. Free. AstoriaFineArt.com.

Artists’ reception: Matt Flint, Patricia A. Griffin and Carrie Wild, 4-7 p.m. at Gallery Wild. The three artists invite you to celebrate the wildlife and wondrous landscapes of the West that inspire them. See their newest works and enjoy a great evening of wild art. Cocktails, wine and beer will be served. Free. GalleryWild.com.

32nd annual Western Visions Show and Sale, 5-8 p.m. at National Museum of Wildlife Art. Featuring works by the country’s leading wildlife artists. This is the final opportunity to place bids before the drawing that determines who is going home with a beautiful new work of art. Price includes Western Visions Annual Publication, a ticket to the event, admission to the museum during the duration of the exhibit and a bidding number. $150. WesternVisions.org.

 Saturday

25th annual Jackson Hole QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction, 9 a.m. at Jackson Town Square. One-of-a-kind artwork will be auctioned following the 90-minute creative process during which spectators watch artists paint and sculpt. Event concludes with an auction of the 2019 Fall Arts Festival featured artist pieces: Kathryn Mapes Turner’s painting “Of Earth and Wind” and a series of eight sculptures by John Simms. Bidders’ names will be taken and winners’ names will be drawn from a hat. Free. JacksonHoleChamber.com.

Artist’s reception: Michael Coleman, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Astoria Fine Art. Reception for Coleman and his show, “Michael Coleman: Masterworks in Bronze.” Free. AstoriaFineArt.com.

Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair, noon-6 p.m. at Snow King Sports and Events Center. Select galleries exhibiting contemporary, Western, wildlife and Native American art. Additional events include a guided tour of the fair, noon-1 p.m.; a meet and greet with featured artist Donald Martiny, 1-2 p.m.; 2019 Photography of the Year ceremony, 2-3 p.m.; Maynard Dixon Museum tour and book signing by Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, 3-4 p.m. Complimentary wine and spirits tastings all day. $25. JacksonHoleFineArtFair.com.

Post-QuickDraw reception: David Riley, noon at Rare Gallery. Riley, a favorite QuickDraw participant, will share his newest work. His paintings exhibit a balance of expression and realism, showcasing the quintessential aspects of personality and likeness. Free. RareGalleryJacksonHole.com.

Post-QuickDraw reception: Mountain Trails Gallery, noon at Mountain Trails. Participating QuickDraw artists will be at the gallery for a meet and greet. Refreshments will be served. Free. MtnTrails.net.

Post-QuickDraw reception: “Life Lived Wild,” noon-8 p.m. at Gallery Wild. Join artists to celebrate wildlife, wild places and the experience of wild that inspires their work. Enjoy a curated collection of work, including photography, paintings and sculpture. The artists will answer questions, tell stories and share their process of creation. Free. GalleryWild.com.

13th annual Jackson Hole Art Auction: Session II, 12:30 p.m. at Center for the Arts. Features a wide range of artwork, from conservatively priced small works to museum-quality masterpieces. Free entry; registration required. JacksonHoleArtAuction.com.

Artists’ reception: Thomas Blackshear, Mark Maggiori and Bonnie Marris, 4-7 p.m. at Trailside Galleries. Free. TrailsideGalleries.com.

Jackson Hole Fine Art Festival: Harvest Moon Art Benefit, 6-8 p.m. at Snow King Sports and Events Center. Enjoy wine, spirits and tasty noshes as you meander the eye-opening displays from select galleries exhibiting contemporary, Western, wildlife and Native American art. Event includes a ceremony honoring the 2019 Sculptor of the Year. Auction proceeds benefit the National Museum of Wildlife Art. $25. JacksonHoleFineArtFair.com.

 Sunday

Art Brunch: Turner Fine Art, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closing brunch reception with Kathryn Mapes Turner, the 2019 Fall Arts Festival featured painter. Free. TurnerFineArt.com.

Art Brunch Gallery Walk, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. across Jackson. Join Jackson’s art galleries for brunch and festive beverages at this closing-day celebration. Free. JacksonHoleChamber.com.

Art Brunch: Celebration Salon, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Diehl Gallery. Annual Western Visions Show and Sale Celebration Salon featuring the works of Diehl Gallery artists. Enjoy Bloody Marys, mimosas, and brunch. Free. DiehlGallery.com.

Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair, Noon-4 p.m. at Snow King Sports and Events Center. Select galleries exhibiting contemporary, Western, wildlife and Native American art. Additional events include guided tour of the fair from noon-1 p.m. $25. JacksonHoleFineArtFair.com.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7062 or entertainment@jhnewsandguide.com.

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