Art Fair returns with 70 new artists

JACKSON, WY— Every year, and even every month, the Art Fair of Jackson Hole seems to get bigger and better.

The proof? The upcoming August fair is welcoming 70 new artists who did not participate in the July fair.

Now in its 52nd year, the August Art Fair will run from Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12.

The show will feature 148 artists, from 18 states, including local talent from right here in Jackson, all among the best in the town, region, and country. Fair goers will enjoy fine art pieces in mediums such as jewelry, ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture, and metalwork. Each artist is hand-selected by a professional jury of local artists, curators, and gallery owners.

Art Fair weekend will also include interdisciplinary activities for people of all ages. At the youth creation station, the Art Association and local non-profits including Wyoming Stargazing, Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Teton Raptor Center, The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling, The Jackson Hole Cupboard, and The Senior Center will host creative and hands-on activities for children. Food vendors are POP, Momo Shack, Jessica’s Tamales, Little Red Cafe, Jackson Hole Still Works, and Dancers Workshop Lemonade. As always, there will be a variety of live music including Grand Teton Music Festival, BDubz, Scarlett Sin, and Rob Bass.

Entry is free to all children under 10 and Art Association members. General admission tickets are $5 and all proceeds support the Art Association of Jackson Hole and Center of Wonder.

The fair will be held in Miller Park, two blocks west of Town Square, at 255 W. Deloney Avenue. Fair times are: Friday, August 10 and 11 from 10am – 6pm and Sunday, August 12 from 10am – 4pm.

13th Annual Emerging Artist Program sponsored by The Wort Hotel 

Every year the Association invites two emerging artists to exhibit in the Art Fair. The Emerging Artist category is designed specifically for artists who have limited or no experience exhibiting and selling their artwork as a way to encourage budding artists. The selection process began in March, when a professional jury of local artists, curators, and gallery owners converged to hand-select artists to be featured at the 2018 Art Fair. The August fair’s emerging artist is wood artisan Bill Paulus of Ohio.

Poster Art “Where the Buffalo Roam” by Arturo Garcia 

This year’s poster artist is Arturo Garcia of Denver, CO. His piece “Where the Buffalo Roam” is an original oil (on canvas) painting and will be featured on the Art Fair poster and tote bag. The source of inspiration is the Lamar Valley Region of the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming where Arturo photographs and sketches bison in their natural habitat. The technique used in this painting is a pallet knife relief technique where thick layers of oil paint were applied to create a 3D effect in parts of the painting.

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