A Closer Look at Snow: Scotty Craighead

By: Emma Keinath-Lopez

March 13, 2023

By: Emma Keinath-Lopez Art Association of Jackson Hole board chair Scotty Craighead is more than an influential figure at the Association. He is also an avid artist who, like many here in Jackson, is captivated by the raw beauty of this wild place. Through mixed media, he captures images of this place in a way ...

Designing Things, Places, and the World: Agnes Bourne

By: Emma Keinath-Lopez

February 28, 2023

Art Association of Jackson Hole board member Agnes Bourne was three years old when she designed her very first home. I haven’t seen this design, but through Bourne’s vivid descriptions, it easily became my favorite of her work. Complete with an entry room, hallway, community room, and a bedroom, all the essentials were there. There ...

Kids Brains on Art: How Art Benefits Youth Development

By: Emma Keinath-Lopez

February 07, 2023

Children’s brains are like sponges. Studies show that between the ages of 2-7, children’s brains absorb information quite rapidly. Throughout formal education, youth are bombarded with new ideas in all different subjects. This period of absorption is critical for development, but so is the act of releasing. It can be an incredibly cathartic and empowering ...

From Elk Crackers to a Thriving Arts Community: The History and Legacy of the Art Association

By: Emma Keinath-Lopez

January 09, 2023

This year, 2023, is the 60th anniversary of the Art Association. Before diving into where we are today, the progression and growth of the Art Association is better shown through time travel. Let’s go back in time when the town of Jackson looked very different than it does today. The “winters of elk and crackers,” ...