April Member of the Month: Mitchell McClosky

By: Loren Scales

April 25, 2024

What is your occupation?

I am an emerging artist who moved to Jackson in December of 2021 with a desire to pursue fine art as a full-time career. I am currently working as a wildlife guide with Backcountry Safaris. 

How long have you been a member of the Art Association? 

I have been a member with A!A for just over two years now. 

What is your art background and why are you involved with the Art Association?

I graduated from Walla Walla University with a BA in Art in the spring of 2021. Since then, I have taken workshops with multiple artists I look up to and have pursued continuing education in fine art. I got involved with A!A because I like its mission and I thought it would be helpful for making good connections in the art world.

Favorite Art Association event or class? 

My favorite event so far has been the Whodunnit? event.

Fun Fact about yourself? 

My favorite hydrothermal feature in Yellowstone is Beehive Geyser.

By: Loren Scales
Development Coordinator
Loren grew up in Amarillo, Texas where she was a dancer and cellist. Growing up with musician parents, she was instilled with a deep love and appreciation for the arts. Loren moved to Jackson in 2018 after completing a BSBA in International Business from the University of Denver. She has a range of experience with non-profit and for-profit organizations, and she’s eager to engage with new art mediums through the Art Association. Loren spends her free time skiing, hiking, traveling—truly any activity that ensures she’ll be playing outside.