2021 Whodunnit? Artists
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18″x18″ Silent Auction Pieces
#1 - Spring Creek Hay Bales
Oil on panel. The view of the hay bales at the junction of Highway 22 and Spring Gulch Road has forced me in to pull over to photograph it every year since I moved to Jackson 21 years ago. The mechanical placement of the hay bales, the space between the peaks of the Tetons and the strong lines in the butte make for my dream composition, and this is definitely not my first go at painting this view. It is one I come back to time and time again.
#2 - Untitled
Charred Birch. This piece is created with 1 inch birch wood blocks that have been charred creating an unusual surface. The shiny and matte finish of each block creates internal shapes within the overall grid pattern. The grid speaks to maps and mapmaking, digital pixels, systems of drawing and painting, and creates a meditative order within the 18x18 square.
#3 - More Than One Way to Dream
Oil on canvas. I feel fortunate that as a visual artist I get to revisit time and place in my work with the intention of sharing a part of that experience with my audience. Presently, only a few of us have left the Earth's surface in a plane for the past year as the unthinkable has us confined to our dwellings. I am blessed to have an array of mountain ranges including the massive Tetons out my back door. Not setting foot near them recently, painting this aerial view provided a much needed escape, reminding me just how small we are as I became lost in the endless features once again. I will never tire of these peaks and canyons from the sky above, on foot or with brush in hand.
#4 - The Overlook - Grand Teton National Park
Acrylic on Canvas. Living in the shadow of the Grand Tetons brings joy to me everyday. The power of this special place exudes through my pores. No place is to me more iconic than the Snake River Overlook. The majestic Tetons forms the powerful and exciting backdrop and the Snake River winds itsa way at itsa feet below . It is pure wonderment and peace for me. I paint it again, and again, and again. I never tire. Each painting is a little different but I always try to capture the spirit of this special place and what it means to me. I was even married there!
#5 - Wynterne
Graphite, pastel, cold wax, and oil on panel. Wynterne - to dwelle in wyntere. In college, I discovered Chaucer and the poetic expressiveness of Middle English. This word, wynterne (also winteren, winterin) conveys a sense of wintering in place. Those who live in a place that experiences winter for half a year must find harmony with the season. Winter is a meditation on strength and yielding. The aspens stand quietly waiting, bending in the wind, gathering snow and sunlight, photosynthesizing quietly under their bark in preparation for the moment they can spread their leaves again. Artist has generously chosen to donate their $150 honorarium in support of the Art Association.
#6 - YouDunnit?
Jennifer Kocher Anderson
As we head into the heart of winter in the midst of this crazy world, I needed a subject that made me smile but was still within my wildlife realm. This little inquisitive duo was perfect as I giggled through every step. While the burrowing owls are very detailed, a usual quality of my pieces, the background is a bit more "loose." This piece starts with pen and ink, is painted with watercolors, waxed for moisture protection and then varnished for UV protection.
#7 - Sky's the Limit
Kathryn Mapes Turner
Oil on rag mounted on birch cradle. Because I believe we are intrinsically tied to the natural world, I strive to make work that connects the viewer with that primal knowing. The abstraction in this piece symbolizes the harmony that wild species have with their environs, inspiring us to also live in concert with our natural environment.
#8 - 'Til Next Time
Katy Ann Fox
Oil on Canvas. The warm light is leaving and sending us one more dose of color and beauty as if a promise that there is more to come; better and brighter. It is wonderful to notice. Paintings play with time as each painting is a mere glimpse of a single moment, but the creation of any piece spans many moments. Let us notice and feel the promise.
#9 - On Her Way Up
Lee Carlman Riddell
A few years ago a Milbertas Tortoiseshell butterfly found her way into our garage. I took a broom and gently lifted her away from the window. She was tired and stayed on the little bench with me for at least an hour. This started my fascination with butterflies. After finding a slow-motion video on YouTube I spent hours drawing butterflies in various stages of flight. Butterflies are endlessly beautiful creatures perfectly designed to do what they do. They live on all continents and fossils show that they have existed on earth for over 200 million years.
#10 - View Down Death Canyon
Oil on canvas. Like many people in our community, I love venturing far into the mountains and wilderness that surrounds us. I find it meaningful to experience and then paint scenes that many people may otherwise not be able to enjoy. The Death Canyon Shelf is one of these places. I tried to capture the solitude, quietness and raw majesty that can be found there, in the heart of the Tetons.
#11 - Late One Winter's Afternoon
Beeswax, pigment, shellac, graphite, carbon script on board. There is something about the late afternoon in winter when those purple shadows begin to fall across the snow. There is silence, and a chance to breathe. Artist has generously chosen to donate their $150 honorarium in support of the Art Association.
#12 - Winter Berry
Acrylic. I notice the birds more in the winter, maybe because there are fewer of them around, Or maybe itas the stark contrast of their dark wings against the white snow that always attracts my eye. Finding food in the winter is not an easy task. these birds are smart and resourceful. The Ravens, the Magpies, the Osprey, the Hawks and the Eagles the ones that stick around when the snow falls. The ones that soar through the cold winter air.
#13 - A Real Winter
One of Wyoming's blessings is that it is sparsely populated leaving room for magnificent landscapes and beautiful wilderness. The old days in Jackson Hole must have been the place to be as an artist. Many artifacts remain of the old days including the white grass dude ranch. Before it was 'restored' it was an artist paradise.
#14 - Stacatto
Acrylic, Metal and Fiber. A colorful excerpt distant from 2020. Something out of nothing, and with it the awareness of a new day.
#15 - The Basics
Fabric, thread, porcelain. It's hard to know what tools you'll need for the day, so here are a few to get you started.
#16 - Sushi
Oil on Linen Canvas. I wanted a close-up of the bears' concentration and the elusive trout.
#17 - Mr. Moose
Encaustic painting is a centuries-old technique that my daughter brought home from college as a gift to me. She knew her mother liked all things tactile: the feel of peeling carrots, sharpening pencils, and carving wet sand with spoons. My body of work is inspired by nature owing to where I live in Jackson, Wyoming. Painting with beeswax is challenging and it often creates what it wants to, a lesson in happy accidents that remind me to live in the moment. Moose are my latest trial by fire!
#18 - The Queen
A love letter to the most amazing mom out there! 399 and her 4 cubs were a true highlight to 2020!
#19 - Looking for the Cubs
The twin cubs are frolicking and playing, darting around the mountain meadow, sometimes chasing one another as they explore everything and everywhere. Mom seems unconcerned as she slowly lumbers along, but we know she keeps close track of them as they leap, twist and turn. One moment they are playing hide and seek. Another they run full speed wherever they can … pause … then suddenly dash off in another direction. With their endless curiosity and exploring, Mom’s constant awareness has her always “Looking For The Cubs”.
#20 - Incantations #1
Mona K Monroe
Oil, Mixed Media on Cradled Board. “Incantations #1” is meant to represent a magic spell or charm released to the world. In my paintings I create a visual language that intertwines with emblematic, cipheric imagery. During this challenging time, when virtually our entire society is bound up by a pandemic, I work to create personal, yet relatable, language to fill the voids and empty spaces we’re all experiencing.
#21 - Somewhere in Wyoming
This truck was a special find on a solo road trip over summer. A road trip with a purpose to reconnect with my Wyoming roots. It was a perfect blue sky day when I came across this rusting Dodge. The blue was such a beautiful contrast to its dull yet bright red color. I just loved it. The truck obviously hadn’t moved in years and had no intention of doing so. Weeds had taken over, seemingly fusing it to the ground. This image has been in my mind for months, happy to finally transform it into paint in a style new yet familiar to me.
#22 - Solitary Girl
Oil on Canvas. A peaceful, enduring, pastoral image in harmony with nature.
#23 - Red Carpet
This painted plaster piece references the yearly Red Crab migration on Christmas and Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean. Once a year female crabs leave the forest, the red crab is a land crab, to take their eggs to the ocean. It's a dangerous journey especially because these crabs can't swim but their eggs must be laid in the water. The migration has been referred to as a "carpet" due to the millions of crabs crowding the water's edge.
#24 - WhooooDunnit
Shannon Marie Schacht
Acrylic on Canvas. I chose an owl simply because they have so much character in their face & eyes, and owls happen to be my absolute favorite animal to bring to life on canvas. I’m hoping he will make people smile.
#25 - Winter Trees
The pandemic has changed everything for all of us. My art definitely took a turn. Having lived in Jackson, Wyoming for 40 years nature has always been an influence in my art. Watercolor and acrylic are my preferred mediums for painting. The corona virus lock down has changed my style of painting. I became much more interested in abstraction. There is still representation with abstraction. My inspiration still comes from nature, there are patterns out there just waiting to be discovered.
#26 - A Vanishing Sight Against Snow & Sky
"A Vanishing Sight against Snow and Sky" is real gold overglaze on fine porcelain and depicts a moment in Grand Teton National Park several winters ago that has stuck with the artist and affected her deeply: Wolf walking, a snowy, blowy, winter morning, hard to follow, as he blends in among the dips and folds of snow. Moves quickly and is soon gone, a vanishing sight silhouetted against snow and sky.
#27 - Cool of the Day
Dry Pastel. In winter small herds of deer saunder by. Late one afternoon this buck, napping under a pine, gave me opportunity to sketch his pose. I was so taken by the cool colors of the snow & sky mixing with his rich sienna & ochre fur. From the quick sketch, small value & color studies, I created this larger impression of that moment. Artist has generously chosen to donate their $100 honorarium in support of the Art Association.