Gallery exhibition features flower paintings from renowned artists

JACKSON, Wyo. — Turner Fine Art is proud to present “While We Were Still… Flowers Bloomed”, an unmatched collection created by the nation’s top painters. This highly anticipated exhibition is now open through July 31 with gallery hours from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and the first and last hour open by appointment.

A virtual unveiling will also take place at A reception celebrating these acclaimed artists and their work is scheduled for Friday, July 10 (date subject to change, space is limited).

This collection was conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic — during the months of quarantine, these artists worked in their respective studios to paint images of flowers as symbols of health, vitality, and hope. Because flowers are a universal experience of beauty and delight, the goal of the museum-caliber exhibition is to uplift the spirits through these intimate visual meditations of florals crafted at the highest level by the country’s greatest artists.

Guest curator Tim Newton, former Chairman of the Board and CEO of the legendary Salmagundi Club in Manhattan, N.Y., hand-selected the best of the best for this blockbuster show. All at the top of their game, this group of masterful artists has collaborated on a strong showing of gentle beauty.

“In challenging times, there are few things that comfort us like beauty,” says Newton. “And there are few things in all of creation as beautiful as flowers. This exhibition by some of the finest interpreters of nature is not to be missed.”

We created this exhibit because we wanted to make people happy,” says Kathryn Turner, gallery owner and featured artist in the show. “We hope that by experiencing this collection they feel lighter, more hopeful, and come away with a sense of vitality and peace. Nature is grounding and art at this level is inspiring so this exhibit is simultaneously serene and energizing.”

Featured Artists:

  • Kathy Anderson — Redding, Conn.
  • Stephanie Birdsall — Redding, Conn.
  • Scott Conary — Portland, Ore.
  • John Felsing — Mason, Mich.
  • Quang Ho — Hellam, Pa.
  • Eric Jacobsen — Pineville, Ore.
  • Daniel Keys — Fresno, Calif.
  • Shanna Kunz — Ogden, Utah
  • Sherrie McGraw — Taos, N.M.
  • Paul Rhymer — Point of Rocks, Md.
  • Kathleen Speranza — Lynn, Mass.
  • Adrienne Stein — Hellam, Pa.
  • Kathryn Mapes Turner — Jackson, Wyo.

Enjoy the beauty of these works at Turner Fine Art at 545 N Cache Street, Jackson, now open through Friday, July 31. COVID-19 special accommodations are in place for those wishing to come to the gallery to see the show in person. The first and last hour of the gallery day is reserved for private appointments. The entire exhibit can also be viewed online.

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