Top contemporary wildlife artists – and collectors – from around the world will congregate at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo., this September. With a new “Wild 100” approach to its annual Western Visions® fundraiser, the museum will showcase a combination of well-established top-selling artists and emerging talents who will be the next generation of leading wildlife artists in an exceptional arts experience that is a cornerstone of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Major events in the month-long Western Visions fundraiser include:
September 11: A Wild 100 Artist Party offers the chance to meet and mingle with the artists – including the opportunity to experience the work and techniques of Western Visions 2014 featured artists, painter Ewoud de Groot and sculptor Gwynn Murrill, in live demonstrations. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.; $100/person.
September 12: Remarkable contemporary wildlife artworks will be available for purchase through this year’s Wild 100 Show & Sale (formerly the Miniatures and More Show & Sale), including works by both of the featured artists, as well as a 10-by-10-inch work on paper by internationally known Western impressionist Theodore Waddell, two iconic ink on limestone birds of prey by New York sculptor Jane Rosen, and a 36-inch-square rare elk oil painting by Mark Eberhard. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; bidding closes 7 p.m. with presentation to follow; $100/person.
Other activities during Western Visions, which extends August 30 – September 21, include the Paintings, Sculpture and Sketch shows and sales, the Jewelry & Artisan Luncheon on September 3, the Palates and Palettes free tasting and viewing event, September 5, and the follow-up Art a’ Brewin’ browsing and buying opportunity, September 24. For more information and a complete schedule of Western Visions events, visit www.westernvisions.org.