Past Exhibitions

#wishyouwerehere Exhibit

September 01 - November 19 2018

Gallery Hours

9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday

Dust off your selfie stick and explore backdrop environments created by Jackson artists at the Art Association’s #wishyouwerehere exhibit. Create your own Insta-experience with dress up clothes, props, and diverse backdrops for selfies that all add up to a fun, immersive art exhibit.

Join the Art Association for an Exhibit Opening Party and Pumpkins on Fire event on Oct. 19 beginning at 4:30 pm.

The #wishyouwerehere exhibit is curated by the Art Association’s Director of Exhibits and Programs Bronwyn Minton who commissioned six local artists to create works for the selfie-inspired show. Designed to be an interactive experience and very “Instagrammable,” the collective exhibition is also a nod to the national trend of Instagram-friendly museum rooms and institutions like The Museum of Ice Cream.

Jackson artists designed and installed diverse pieces including a cardboard moonscape by Sam Dowd, a whimsical painted backdrop by Rachel Kunkle Hartz, and a performance experience that will be held inside the gallery elevator during the Opening Party by Matt Daly. Featured artists include:

Matt Daly
Matt Daly is a Wyoming-based poet, artist and teacher. Primarily working with words, he regularly draws upon the imagery and rhythms of his home ground in the American West. That said, Matt also gravitates toward explorations of new territory and looks forward to those moments when his work takes a turn in an unexpected direction.

Sam Dowd
In addition to managing the ceramics and silversmithing departments at the Art Association, Sam has curated several ceramics shows, bringing together a variety of local, regional and national artists. He has exhibited regionally and nationally. Sam also co-owns a pottery business with his wife, Jenny, named Dowd House Studios.

Walt Gerald
A graduate of the University of South Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Walt has worked with a variety of clients all over the world from Mountain Khakis and Stio to the World Health Organization on a wide variety of illustration and print projects.

Rachel Kunkle Hartz
Rachel is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works on the Westbank of the Snake River. She enjoys noticing patterns, observing the whole, celebrating the details, and doing what she wants!

Lyndsay McCandless
Lyndsay has been involved in the arts in many ways over the last 25 years, including being an artist who explores the symbolism of animals and nature. Her creation is an immersive nature installation inspired by a recent visit to MeowWolf.

On display in the Art Association Gallery through November 19, 2018.