The 30th Annual Western Visions®, presented by the National Museum of Wildlife Art, is one of the signature events of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Top contemporary wildlife artists – and collectors – from around the world will be congregating at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo., this September 14 and 15, 2017.
The museum has carefully curated an exhibit of artists whose work is in the permanent collection. The money raised from the Western Visions Annual Show & Sale supports the Museum. The week’s events, offered at the Museum’s award-winning facility across from the National Elk Refuge, draw an international crowd to this critically acclaimed gathering.
Click here to view the participating artists and work, which includes 74 painters.
Fox Creek Winter, by Scott L. Christensen, 12 x 18, oil http://www.christensenstudio.com
Platte River Water Ouzel, by M.W. (Skip) Whitcomb, 12 x 24, oil http://www.skipwhitcomb.com
The National Museum of Wildlife Art, founded in 1987, is a Jackson Hole museum holding more than 5,000 artworks representing wild animals from around the world. Featuring work by prominent artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Robert Kuhn, John James Audubon, and Carl Rungius, the Museum’s unsurpassed permanent collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife in art, from 2500 B.C. to the present.
Its mission is to collect, display, interpret, and preserve the highest quality North American wildlife art, supplemented by wildlife art found throughout the world. The Museum enriches and inspires appreciation and knowledge of humanity’s relationship with nature.
The National Museum of Wildlife Art’s award-winning architecture is known for its amazing synergy with the Jackson Hole landscape. The 51,000 square foot building with its Idaho quartzite façade was inspired by the ruins of Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and echoes the rugged hillside behind the facility. It overlooks the 25,000-acre National Elk Refuge and is only 2.5 miles north of the town of Jackson, Wyoming.
To learn more about the 30th Annual Western Visions or plan your visit to this outstanding museum, click here.