Cheryl Joan Askegreen
Originally from Chicago, Cheryl Joan earned a Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting in 2007, and a Masters in Art Education in 2010. Her current artwork is inspired by the expansive Western skies she sees on her frequent road trips. She also teaches yoga, ski patrols, and whitewater kayaks.
A graduate of Colorado College, Amelia possesses a range of skills that display her organizational abilities as well as her passion for art. Trained in fine arts, Amelia’s strengths lie within the creative arts of graphic design and letterpress. When not reading or making books, Amelia spends her time learning to ski and exploring Jackson Hole.
Tara Baker has lived in Jackson for six years, first coming to the valley as a Wild Land fire fighter working for the US Forest service. She has practiced art since she was very young and first started working at the Art Association in 2013 teaching children’s classes. She now owns her own small business as an artist and continues to love teaching at the Art Association and being involved in the vibrant and welcoming art community of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Tony Banuelos was born in 1984 in San Jose, California. He was a Los Angeles based artist until recently moving to Idaho in the summer of 2015. Banuelos embraces many modes of production such as, sculpture, performance, digital media, and writing. His work utilizes the language of cinema, popular culture, technology, and fantasy as entry points to complex understandings of identity in an over-stimulated, technological world. Recent exhibitions include: How to Survive in the Woods, a durational performance inspired by the viral marketing and unprecedented success of the low-budget film, The Blair Witch Project. Virtually, a web-based storyboard supported by physical props, which proposed a fantastical retrospective at the Shoshanna Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, California. Stochastic Resonance: Noise is Destiny, a shapeshifting installation that transformed a large, paper room into geometrically folded talismans. http://www.tonybanuelos.com
Alyssa Beck began making jewelry in 1988 when she started creating bead work. After attending a silversmithing class at John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina in 1996, she was hooked. This new medium inspired her to further her education by attending Penland Craft School in North Carolina, and later, Red Rocks College in Colorado, to further her knowledge. She continued her studies by creating jewelry in her own workshop, participating in classes throughout the country, and teaching silversmithing classes here at the Art Association. If she's not hammering away on metal, she's out and about with her family enjoying the rivers and trails that the Jackson Hole area offers.
Timothy Berry has been a practicing artist for over 30 years. His paintings, drawings, and prints have been exhibited extensively in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe, including 21 solo and 75 group exhibitions. He is also a dedicated art educator, having taught and lectured at university level for 33 years. He is presently on the faculty of the San Francisco Art Institute.
Born on Cape Cod, raised in northern New Jersey by a cabinetmaker and a jeweler, Ellen was exposed to a creative environment from a young age. She graduated with honors with a BA in Art & Art History and Psychology from St. Lawrence University in 2016. When she is not taking photographs or printing abstract prints, Ellen enjoys romping around the mountains on her bike and skis.
Tom has studied and received degrees from Chaffey College, Orange Coast College, California State University Long Beach and Northern Arizona University. He is one of the new generation potters combining commercial training with a formal education in Fine Art. The result is an expansive body of work with personality destined to be treasured. Tom's blog Thomas (or “Biv” as his friends know him) has been involved with clay in one way another since the seventh grade. Although he often pursued other passions in life, the pottery and clay world captivated him. Along the journey, Biv credits school and his professional experience as a factory potter and designer for polishing his attitude toward ceramics. The list of influences is endless; however there are a few that cannot go without mention: John Rothrock from Edison High School in Huntington Beach, Ca. Don Jennings and Larry Wasserman at Orange Coast College, Larry Thomson and the crew from “The Studio Pottery” in Whittier, Ca. and Crispin Gonzales from Chaffey College. Thomas adheres to the belief that it’s not where you’ve been but where you’re at that matters. Working with Mr. Tom Schumacher, getting to know the students at Yavapai College, and a wonderful relationship with his wife and daughter have put him in a special place. Asked to describe himself and his work, Tom said,”I’d rather let the work speak for itself.”
Rudy Borrego is the head brewer at Snake River Brewing, in which he has worked for 16+ years. Rudy is also an excellent potter! He teaches pottery at the Art Association and opened up his classroom to locals to make all the tiles that line the pub. Each one of those tiles was made by people who love the pub- regulars, locals, employees! Rudy is an avid outdoorsman. He loves to fish, hunt and cycle.
Artist Statement: I strive to make my work come to life. I want my figures to look as if they feel emotions and could walk right off their pedestal. I have spent years studying anatomy and sculpture so I can more accurately render the human figure in all of its many gestures and expressions. This work pays off as the Art Collector connects emotionally or spiritually with my work because of the life I have given it. Strength and Movement are strong themes in my artwork. I make use of fabric, hair, and strained muscles to communicate the motion of the sculpture. I portray positive and inspiring messages, which speak to collectors in an honest way at a deep emotional level. My work fits a wide variety of tastes as I combine classical style figure sculpture with abstract elements, thus creating a contemporary yet timeless feel. Every figure starts with study. Whether it is studying a model sitting in front of me, looking at pictures of clothing and hair styles studying an anatomy book, or reading about a specific person’s life and works. Just as every person has imperfections that make them unique and beautiful I prefer to leave beautiful imperfections in my sculptures. I don’t try to hide how my sculptures are made. On the contrary I leave traces of myself, marks from my sculpting tools and my hands. By leaving these marks I am able to give some of my self to the life of the sculpture. I know a sculpture is done when it has a life of it’s own, when I can feel its presence sitting in my studio. http://www.danielborup.com/
Agnes Bourne, A.S.I.D., studied art and architecture in Florence Italy and received her B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from Mills College, Oakland, CA. She went on to post-graduate work in American Studies and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and also earned a Certificate of Design from the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, San Francisco. Ms. Bourne has been involved in design for over 45 years, working on residential and commercial interiors, product design for companies with national distribution, historical restoration, and set design. In 1987 she introduced her own line of furniture, The Agnes Bourne Collection, and created a showroom in San Francisco featuring her designs and pieces by a select group of artists and manufacturers. With Dennis Miller Associates, Ms. Bourne operated a showroom and design services in New York. She is the co-founder of Des Art Licensing, which produces MYX - Make Your Mark Home Furnishing, a line that was distributed nationally by Federated Department Stores. She has taught design with a specialty in color and planning at Stanford University, California College of Arts, and the San Francisco Art Institute. Agnes Bourne Design
With a studio and gallery located in Nevada City, California, LeeAnn Brook has painted in acrylics for over 40 years and has taught workshops for the past 7 years. She is the author of a new award-winning book Points of Inspiration: An Artist’s Journey with Painting and Photography. Her experience as a professional painter focusing on large format contemporary landscapes and abstracts brings a unique opportunity for students to learn from her firsthand. Her inspiring demonstrations and one-on-one coaching focus on learning the basics of working in acrylics while covering materials, color, design and technique. Her work can be seen at www.leeannbrookfineart.com.
Barrie Lynn Bryant
Barrie Lynn Bryant has been the recipient of three professional development grants from the Wyoming Arts Council for gilding, maintained a rigorous and diverse exhibition touring and event schedule across the country, and is an alternate trustee board member with the Society of Gilders.
Rod Cely was born in Bogotá, Colombia, South America. He studied Industrial Design at the National University of Colombia from 1989 to 1999. His research on glass fusing, creating artificial gems and firing glass kilns started in 1995 to the present 2017.He won first prize in the First bi-annual National Glass Competition in Colombia. His glass today concentrates on designs of Mirefiori a technique that creates distinctive decorative patterns in glass, photography on glass, high/medium/low firings with glass. He has also developed techniques to carve glass and designing ways to melt air bubbles, in controlled ways, in molten glass. He is happily married with two kids. He has lived in Jackson, WY for 17 years where he has taught, made art and industrial design and has worked as an interpreter, in which he has 35 years of experience. While he loves the mountains of Jackson, he wishes the blue-green Caribbean sea was much closer.
Mary Ann Cherry
I was raised in rural Montana near the Yellowstone River and loved it there. My folks were big Charlie Russell fans – it helped to boost my interest in western art at an early age. Mom gave me a paintbrush and small oil painting set when I was eight. Dad was always sketching horses, especially buckin’ broncs, rattlesnakes and a lot of other non-girly things for me on newsprint from an old pad of paper. Now I live near the Snake River in Idaho, where wildlife and birds are plentiful and make great subject matter. After seeing a herd of rocky mountain sheep or buffalo, you get an itch to paint them and you need a selection of good reference photos. I often join about four or five photos together to get a composition that pleases the eye. The past few years, I’ve been honored to have been a guest artist at several art museums, including the Clymer, the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho and the Olaf Wieghorst Museum of El Cajon, California. In 2017 I was the Bronze award winner at the Oil Painters of America Western Regional show.
Through photography, illustration and printmaking, Katie captures stories and inspires people to consider their relationship with nature. In her artwork, she is passionate about exploring, story-telling, the natural world, and conservation. Across mediums, Katie’s work is rich in color and texture, giving viewers an opportunity to immerse themselves in a slice of time, space and wildness. Katie earned her BFA with focuses in photography and printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017 in addition to a minor in environmental studies. She currently lives in beautiful Driggs, Idaho. katiecooneyphotography.com
Sada Crawford is a Jackson resident who gets her inspiration from adventuring in the mountains and canyons of the West. Schooled as a fine art photographer at the San Francisco Art Institute, she then worked for Patagonia in the design and visual merchandising departments before making a pivot to become a freelance stylist and travel and work around the globe. She has embraced metalsmithing and jewelry design, and metals, stones, fabric and vintage jewelry from her styling work travels as well as from competitive ultramarathon race adventures find themselves in her pieces. You can find her work at: www.ideafarmdesigns.com and www.ideafarmdesigns.etsy.com
Scott Davidson moved to the Tetons from Bozeman Montana in 2016. He received a BFA in Film and photography from Montana State University. He has had numerous solo shows in Montana and achieved awards many film awards. Scott enjoys sharing his knowledge of art and photography with kids and adults and wants to inspire people to create beautiful photographs.
Jenny Dowd is an artist interested in objects that are collected, the motivation behind collecting and the interaction of these objects. Primarily working in clay, she creates objects for table, wall and floor surfaces as well as installations designed to interact with their space and each other. Sculpture, drawing and utilitarian pottery are part of Jenny’s quirky conversations where her relentless questions stem from science, daily oddities and observations. Jenny grew up in Kansas where she found inspiration from epic road trips, constant reading and creative, inventive parents. After attending Kansas State University where she studied ceramics, she completed an MFA in Ceramics with a minor in Fibers at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Jenny has taught and shown her art across the country, currently she teaches at the Art Association of Jackson Hole and Central Wyoming College. Jenny lives and works in her home studio in Alpine, Wyoming. http://www.jennydowd.com/
Michelle Dunaway is an Internationally known American artist whose paintings are revered for their bold brushwork yet sensitive portrayal of emotions that capture the human experience. Her artwork has been featured in numerous publications including International Artist, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Artist, Southwest Art, Art of the West, and American Art Collector along with inclusion in several art books. Michelle’s work has received many awards and honors including: The Award of Exceptional Merit at the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition in 2010 for her painting ‘The Daughters of Jane Seymour’. Finalist in the 2012/13 Art Renewal Salon Competition as well as being invited to be the featured artist at the 2014 California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition. Most recently Dunaway received the award of Exceptional Merit in the 2016 Portrait Society competition, a certificate of excellence in the 2017 competition and an award of Exceptional Merit in the 2018 Competition Michelle receives invitations to teach, lecture, and give painting demonstrations at various schools and events internationally. She exhibits in galleries nationwide and her paintings are in private collections throughout the US and Europe.
“To me, the extraordinary resides in the everyday moments of life. Those moments when we stop, pay attention and feel gratitude. All of us experience such moments and they transform us for the better. These instances of human life, personal reflection and inspiration are what I love to capture in paint.”www.dunawayfineart.com
Marty Elmore has been working with leather and cattle for 45 years. Not only does he create leather products but he uses them. Marty apprenticed under Don Butler in Sheridan in the early 1980's. He started a wholesale production strap goods company in 1987 which grew to have 10 employees, but sold that business in 2000. Now Marty produces specialty items for several wholesale customers regionally and nationwide.
I never seem to get frustrated or stuck, I just keep moving. When things get difficult I just take a different path. Eventual, things always workout. Life is constantly evolving so I just go with the flow. Since I weave the way I flow through life, my weavings just evolve. I am surrounded by projects in progress and don't feel the pressure to complete them. They will get done, it just takes time. I don't waste time on frustration. I move on to something else; come back later. I use past experiences to build and grow with something new. Eventually, everything falls into place. I just continue with a steady pace. Sometimes I just wait for the reaction of the fibers to show me what to do next. Doris Florig's Website
Katy Ann Fox
Katy Ann Fox is a Jackson Hole artist from Idaho. She teaches clay classes in wheel throwing and thoughtful decorating. Her pottery focuses on simplicity of shape and functionality as she stretches the scale from itty bitty to salad bowls. Her pottery is influenced by understanding of color and composition of shape learned from painting.
Jerry Geier practiced law in Vermont for eight years before giving it up to devote full time to his art. He has exhibited his sculptures throughout the United States and Canada over the past thirty years. He has also worked extensively in the Burlington City Arts (Vermont) print studio, concentrating on woodprints and dry point etchings. While most of his work has been created in terra-cotta or ceramic, he has cast in bronze and brought together his ceramic scuptures and prints in his “book sculptures”. Jerry's Website
Scott Gellatly is a landscape painter living in Portland, OR. His expressive plein air and studio paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His work is represented by Brian Marki Fine Art in Palm Springs, The Cole Gallery in Edmonds, WA and the Gallery at Salishan in Gleneden Beach, OR. Scott is also the Product Manager at Gamblin Artists Colors in Portland and has lectured and demonstrated across the United States, Canada and Australia. Scott work can be seen at www.scottgellatly.com and on Instagram @scottgellatly
Being outside and making art have both had a tremendous impact on my life from a very early age. After I graduated with my degree in advertising from the University of South Carolina, I knew I still wanted to be a visual communicator, but I didn't want to give up my life outdoors in pursuit of a career.
Eventually, my family found Jackson, WY which has proved to be the perfect place to live a creative and active life.My work is inspired by the outdoors and adventure and those types of clients are the ones I truly love to work with. Walt's website
Krista starting sewing at the ripe old age of 15 under the tutelage of a friend’s mother who showed her the basics. From there she went on to earn her BFA in fashion design from Columbus College of Art and Design. She has continued her training with various couture dressmakers and notable fiber artist. She has been sewing professionally since 2000, sewing professionally in the Jackson area since 2006, and in 2014 opened a brick and mortar sewing and tailoring shop Teton Tailoring and Haberdashery. Krista also has a small design line which has been shown at art shows all over the country including Jackson Hole, Chicago, New York City and Cherry Creek in Denver. More information can be found at www.tetontailoring.com
Susan Grinels considers herself a multi-disciplined artist, graphic designer and sign maker. Susan loves to experiment (play) with a variety of different techniques and enjoys sharing information/processes in workshops. Susan graduated with a BA in graphic design from the Corcoran School of Art in 1991. She came to Wyoming to horsepack in the Wind River Mountains and has been here ever since. Susan has an article published in the October 2014 issue of the Pastel Journal - Creative Beginnings “Collage & Stamped Surfaces”. She is currently passionate about incorporating printmaking in her artwork.
Gabe started woodworking when he was 17 and has been at it ever since. He has tried a lot of different types of woodworking, such as green-woodworking, furniture making, turning wood on a lathe, but has always focused more on green-woodworking than anything else, mainly making wooden spoons, bowls, and spatulas. It is a real passion of Gabe’s. Gabe currently lives in and works at Turpin Meadow Ranch in Moran, living in his tipi in the summer and at the ranch in winter. He is a horseback guide in the summer and a snowmobile guide and ski trail groomer in the winter.
Sofia Jaramillo is an editorial and commercial photographer, a lover of Latin culture, outdoor adventurer and a Spanish speaker. When she’s not working on photos, you’ll find her skiing or climbing in the Tetons. She recently relocated from central Washington to Jackson, Wyoming. After growing up in the mountains of Sun Valley, Idaho, she couldn’t be happier about moving back to the mountain west. Currently based in the Jackson, WY.
Recently retired director of the Idaho State University Craft Shop in Pocatello, where he and with his wife Shelly Cutler reside and are co-partners in the production of Woodbine Pottery for the past twenty+ years, the works of which are quietly being used and collected by many.
Elder G Jones
Elder G. Jones is an award-winning artist who carves cement into sculpture, fountains, and public art projects. This Tennessee native, with an education in biology, art and healing, is the nation’s foremost expert in cement carving with over 20 years experience. His work has received national attention on HGTV, Southern Living Magazine, San Francisco Elder's website
Watercolor artist, Fred Kingwill was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1943, where his love affair with wild places, plants and critters first began. Even at an early age, he enjoyed art and was encouraged in that direction by his family. Fred loves to paint watercolors and feels they fit his personality, lifestyle, and the things he likes to paint. He attended Colorado State University where he received a degree in Forest Recreation and later obtained a Masters in Environmental Communications from The University of Michigan. In addition to his art career, he has worked as a Naturalist, High School Conservation Teacher, Forester, Public Information Officer, Management Consultant and has taught graduate courses in Environmental Education for The University of Michigan and Northern Colorado. During his service with the U.S. Navy, he was a photojournalist in Vietnam and the Caribbean. For over 36 years, he has taught watercolor classes and workshops throughout the country including 4 years teaching art on a cruise ship going to Alaska.
Fred likes to emphasize COLOR in his transparent watercolors and he is best known for his mountain landscapes, wildlife, and flower paintings. He has won numerous awards including being Wyoming's Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year and winning 3 Peoples Choices awards from the Wyoming Watercolor Society. He has participated in Art Fairs since the 1960's. His workshops and classes feature an experimental-process approach to learning in a positive environment. Through a combination of demonstrations, exercises, critiques and caring motivation to "DO IT", he has helped thousands of people to better understand and enjoy watercolors.
Like most in his generation, Rick Lanning was given a hand-me-down set of leather tools at a young age and received basic leather knowledge through 4-H. In Rick’s early twenties he became a boot maker and repairman where he worked for several years until he sold the business in the mid eighties. Rick then combined leather work and horse training for many years, building custom saddles and tack for his many customers. Today, he and his wife, have a successful wholesale and contract leather carving business that is run in Caldwell, Idaho.
Calvin Liang was born in Canton, China. He began painting in high school and completed his art education at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, recognized as one of China’s most prestigious and competitive art academies. In China, his skills as a fine artist were applied to the theatrical industry where he designed and created sets for operas and musical dramas for the Canton Opera Institute. Liang moved to the United States in 1987 and continued his profession as a full-time artist. He had a long and successful career creating visual art for the entertainment industry in animation, which included the Walt Disney Studios and Nickelodeon Studio where he worked for the Little Mermaid and Spongebob Squarepants. However he decided to quit working for the studios to pursue a full-time career as a fine artist, painting themes of his choosing. Since leaving his animation career in early 2002, Liang has definitely been noticed. His accomplishments include winning several top awards in important exhibitions including Lifetime Achievement Award at the 18th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational in 2016, The Bronze Medal in the 25th National Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America in 2016, Edgar Payne Award for Best Landscape in California Art Club 104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition 2015, Artist Award in Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale 2015, Juror’s Best of Show-38th Annual C.M. Russell 2006, “Art-Talk Award of Excellence” Oil Painters of America Juried Exhibition 2005, “People’s Choice Award” 6th Annual Laguna Plein Air Painting Event in Bowers Museum 2002, “Best of the Show” American Impressionist Society’s 4th Annual Juried Exhibition 2002. Thus assuring his position as one of the nation’s leading artist. National art magazines also took notice. In 2004, Liang’s work graced the cover of Art of the West’s special 16th Anniversary Edition; and in 2006, 2007, and 2008 three years he had a full feature article in American Art Collector Magazine. Also he received a full feature article in Southwest Magazine in 2005, American Artist Magazine in 2005, American Artist Workshop Magazine in 2007, and American Artist Magazine in 2010. Again, he had a full feature article in Art of the West Magazine in 2012 and 2014. In 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 he was selected into the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, which was at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.
Located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Aaron Linsdau is a commercial and adventure photographer. He has a passion for getting the shot, even if he has to go to the middle of Antarctica in -40 degree temperatures and 50 knot winds. He has degrees in engineering and science, so he understands the effects of optics, light and how they translate to an emotional and effective image.
Aaron actively teaches classes through the Art Association of Jackson Hole as well as private workshops. He is a member of the Teton Photography Group and actively participates in community events, giving back whenever possible just for the sheer joy of doing it. He is also a professional cinematographer working with TVL Video based in San Diego. Aaron is one of only two Americans who has ever skied from the edge of Antarctica at Hercules Inlet to the South Pole.
Whenever he is not photographing, you will find Aaron backpacking through the deep woods, cross country skiing, or on his latest expedition. And you will likely find him with a camera.
Link to Aaron's website: http://aaronlinsdau.com
Lauren Mantecon is currently represented by Friesen Gallery in Ketchum, ID, Mark Woolley Gallery in Portland, OR, Imogen Gallery in Astoria, OR. She has exhibited her work extensively across the Western United States, as well as in New York and Mexico.She has been awarded numerous art residencies that include, Djerassi, Woodside CA, Santa Fe Art institute and The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM. She is a current recipient of a Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed grant and will have a 4 person exhibition in Provincetown Art Museum, Ma in October 2016. Lauren spent her childhood moving between the East and West Coasts, negotiating the terrain of identity and place in the middle. After settling in Southern California as a young adult, she earned her BA in conceptual photography from Cal State Fullerton, where she was deeply influenced by the work of Cindy Sherman and Lorna Simpson, who worked in self/cultural photo documentation. Lauren earned her MFA from Portland State University, in 1997 in which she began to deepen her focus on transcendence and beauty leading to a visual practice anchored in navigating the crossing points between the material world and the atmosphere of spirit. Lauren currently resides in Santa Fe, NM.
Guided by a creative and thoughtful mother who inspired thinking outside the box, art has always been a large part of my life. This early passion fueled by a curiosity and desire to learn has led to years of independent studies with several talented mentors guiding my way. I moved to Jackson in 2002 to start my healing arts business, Jackson Hole Mobile Massage. In 2012 I started leading workshops that combined my love for art and healing. I am now teaching art to under-served populations and leading workshops at the Art Association in Jackson. While studying a variety of mediums it was through teaching that I have found my artistic voice and an insatiable desire to paint. In the classroom I create an exploratory space where expression is beautiful, playful, fun and individual. If you can allow yourself to quiet the critic you may surprise yourself.
Frances McCormack was born in Boston and received her MFA from the University of California at Berkeley. She is Professor Emerita at the San Francisco Art Institute. McCormack was the recipient of the first SFAI faculty residency at the American Academy in Rome, three Buck Foundation individual artists grants and residencies at Djerassi in Woodside CA and Willapa AiR in Oysterville WA. In 2010 McCormack curated “Silence, Cunning and Exile” for the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. She collaborated with the San Francisco based composer Kurt Rohde and the writer Sue Moon, creating the video for their performance titled “Artifacts”. “Artifacts” premiered at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in September 2012 and was performed at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art in 2016. Her work is represented by the R.B. Stevenson Gallery in La Jolla, CA. www.francesmccormack.com
I was born and raised in the suburbs west of Philadelphia. As a kid I watched the sprawling population occupy the country, turning farms into strip malls and developments. I always sought refuge in whatever undisturbed forests I could find, splashing in creeks, picking wild raspberries, and discovering the myriad of creatures in the forest and under rocks. I never cared much for the classroom and struggled through grade school, although wildly excelling in art class and at recess! Once I was released from high school, I headed north to attend Marlboro College in southern Vermont. Avoiding math and science, I focused on pottery and other studio art courses. Exploring other outlets off campus for my curiosity of adventure, I developed a true love for whitewater kayaking and snowboarding. My love of nature grew into a true passion for horticulture and an endless fascination for the natural cycles of growing my own food. After college, the search for true wilderness and powder snow led me to the Rocky Mountains! Gathering inspiration from the endless beauty of the Teton wilderness, I am focusing on creating functional pottery to enhance everyday living and eating.
Grove hails from Charlottesville, VA where he taught and played music until moving west in 2012. He now teaches digital arts, and develops open-source software for a local educational non-profit, GAIN, which he founded in 2014.
Jeremy Morgan is a painter actively producing and exhibiting his artworks in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world. He is an Associate Professor and the Painting Department Chair at the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, California.
Courtney first began working with clay while living in Brooklyn, New York. After several years of working for potters around the city, she moved to Portland to study Ceramics at Oregon College of Art & Craft. In 2009, she came to Montana where she completed a two-year, artist-in-residence at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena. Courtney fell in love with Montana, and after a short-term residency at Red Lodge Clay Center, and a long-term residency at the Clay Studio of Missoula, she decided to settle in Missoula where she recently finished building a home studio. Courtney’s work has been shown nationally and internationally and has been featured in many books and magazines including American Craft and Ceramics Monthly. In 2011 she was chosen as an emerging artist by Ceramics Monthly. Her designs are influenced by simplified abstractions of nature, children's artwork, folk art, mid-century modern forms and shapes, as well as patterns and textiles. She is compelled by the variation found in handmade objects and likes the personal connection that they help to create as they leave her studio to become part of somebody’s daily routine. Learn more about her at courtneymurphy.net and view her work on Instagram at instagram.com/courtneymurphyceramics.
Link to Loren's website: http://www.naturalphotographyjackson.com
O’Brien grew up in Colorado and earned both a MFA in ceramics and a MA in art history from The University of Montana. She was the gallery director for the School of Art at Montana State University in Bozeman and for the Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery in Batavia, NY, and an adjunct ceramics professor at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell. She’s currently an assistant professor of ceramics at MSU Billings. Her work has appeared in exhibitions across the United States. Randi's Website
Hillary Parker is a naturalist and international award
winning botanical watercolor artist with paintings
exhibited and sold worldwide. She enjoys a dual career of
painting and teaching spanning 30 years, with requests for
private and public watercolor commissions, juried
international exhibitions, lectures, workshops, ongoing
botanical art classes, private art instruction, online private
art classes, corporate art events, and solo & group shows
with botanical gardens and art galleries.
Quilting can be a solitary adventure and I felt the need to surround myself with other quilters that desired company too, so in 2009 I started teaching modern and improvisational quilting workshops in Seattle. I’ve been the featured artist at multiple shows, am a founding member and former president of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild, and my quilts have been shown and awarded at QuiltCon. In 2013 I wrote the award winning book, Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts with Jacquie Gering and have since been published in American Patchwork and Quilting, Sew Mama Sew and other publications. I continue to teach modern and improvisational quilting classes accessible to all ages and levels in my Seattle Quilting Studio, locally, nationally and internationally. sewkatiedid.com/blog Quilting Modern: Improvisational Techniques for Quilts and Projects
I am originally from Minnesota. Coming out here as a kid in the winters inspired me to finally stay living here. After spending many years of traveling back and forth from Alaska to here blowing glass in both places I now call this home! I have been blowing glass for the last 16 years. I have been teaching flameworking for the last 4 years here at the art association. I really love bright colors and animals. This area has such great beauty and so many animals it really inspires me to create fun and funky work in art.
Mixed Media, Photography
Noni Pittenger holds a Masters in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture where she specialized in custom digital fabrication techniques. She works as a Project Coordinator at CLB Architects and volunteers with the Jackson Hole High School FabLab. Originally from Seattle - Jackson has been home on and off since 2007.
I have always felt a need to make things. As a trained Horticulturist I am crazy about plants and as a jewelry artist much of my work centers around plant forms translated through various metals and glass. From my studio here at 320 Studios I create traditional metalwork and also work with an exciting and relatively new material, Metal Clay. I also play with glass as enamel and fused glass and dabble with pastels. Lennie Poitras
Grace grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She fell in love with creating during her first art class at Queen City Clay during the summer of 2011. She earned her BFA in sculpture at Northern Kentucky University in 2016. During her time at NKU she developed a love for working with metals, alternative firing techniques, and larger forms that invade and add to a viewers personal space. Performance art has become a huge hobby of hers in the last 8 years, some of which involves fire. Her love for fire has broadened her knowledge of the endless possibilities of new surfaces and ways to create artwork.
Growing up in the Colorado mountains, my imagination, creativity, and resourcefulness were nurtured by my furniture designer father and graphic illustrator mother. Carefully constructing tiny one-staple-bound books, sculpting toilet paper food, and making microscopic doll clothes and accessories were my favorite childhood pastimes. Today, I find that jewelry design and construction fulfills my innate desire to create art which decorates and enhances the wearers' persona and personality that both travels (and packs) easily, and cultivates emotion and creativity that hopefully transitions over time. I obtained my BFA in Metal-smithing and Jewelry at the University of North Texas and now live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where I work as a bench jeweler for J.C. Jewelers. I teach jewelry classes and workshops through the Art Association of Jackson Hole where I delight in passing along the craft as others have done for me. My own jewelry designs continue to unfold as I explore my style and preferences of materials. When I am not making jewelry, I rock climb, bicycle, hike, and dance. Email Lyndsey email@example.com or visit her website: http://lyndseyrieple.format.com/
Printmaker and educator at University of Wyoming. http://markeritchie.com/home.html
Susan M. Rose
Susan M. Rose was born and raised in western Michigan. Extensive travels throughout the United States with her family fostered an appreciation and love for the American landscape. She began painting at an early age and knew she would become an artist and an educator. Susan received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in painting from Michigan State University as well as a Master of Arts degree in education and completed further studies at Montana State University. She taught visual arts at a variety of levels. Following retirement she has pursued a successful arts career which has enabled her to combine her artistic talents with her passion for nature and the environment. Susan has partnered with a number of non profit organizations to support and uphold their goals. An example is the collaboration she formed with the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. This partnership promotes the awareness of the importance of land conservation by inviting artists to create works of art on conservancy properties culminating in an exhibit and sale of work to benefit the LCWM. Susan teaches workshops, gives private lessons and has also been a judge for a number of art competitions. She currently resides in Teton Valley, Idaho and Michigan and can be found enjoying the outdoors and sharing her enthusiasm for the arts.
Isabel Rucker has been metalsmithing for over 20 years beginning with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Oregon. She runs her jewelry business Isabel Jewelry from her studio in Pinedale. From 2010-2016 she had a storefront in Pinedale where she sold her jewelry and exhibited contemporary Wyoming artists. Years of practice, travel, and art viewing have led her to experiment in a wide variety of ways and she truly loves sharing her knowledge. Her artwork and metalwork can be found at:
Hayley Ryckman Ruland
Hayley Ryckman Ruland, was introduced to stained glass in high school and hasn’t been able to stop challenging herself with glass projects since. She is constantly learning new techniques and now enjoys doing custom stained glass, working with recycled glass, and creating beautiful fused projects. Hayley loves teaching others about the art, and has taught the full age range from toddlers to adults. If you attend one of her classes, expect to go home with a beautiful project and a new love and appreciation for glass art. The process of working with glass can be time consuming and may result in a cut finger (or two), but rewarding when viewing the final piece and seeing what has been accomplished. Hayley is from Ohio and to Pinedale, Wyoming 4 years ago. Aside from her art, she is the Director of Engineering and Zoning for the Town of Pinedale and enjoys spending time with husband.
Valerie Seaberg is a multi-media artist, singer, educator and somatic therapist. She combines a lifetime of art making with fun informative teaching on the art and the practice of creativity. Her classes integrate experiential, theoretical and body-oriented approaches to assist students in expressing their full creative potential. Valerie has a Master’s in Counseling & Art Therapy. http://valerieseaberg.com/home.php
Jocelyn Slack is a visual artist working in water color, pen and ink and graphite. She works as an illustrator for Crane Creek Graphics in Jackson Wyoming. She studied art at California College of Art, Boise State University and Central Wyoming College. As a visiting artist she has taught K-12 students in Teton County School District. Jocelyn teaches beginning drawing and water color classes at the Art Association. Her love of drawing hopes to inspire students to have fun making marks and exploring watercolor, pen and ink.
Tenley Thompson is a ceramic, textile and photographic artist and the Owner of Jumping Jackalope Studios based in Jackson Wyoming. Her work is available in retail stores and gallery's throughout the mountain west. Tenley's work focuses on the wonders of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem and her background as a wildlife biologist inspires her depictions of the wildlife and landscapes of our home. Tenley strongly believes that anyone, regardless of experience or ability can create amazing art. Her classes are upbeat, relaxing and a fun time away from the rigors of daily life. http://jumpingjackalopestudios.com/home.html
Cary Tijerina is mildly colorblind, a photographer, contrarian, and nomad. After studying photography in Mexico and Austin at institutions both accredited and not, he worked for some years as the Director of Oswald Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The gallery represented contemporary photographers as well as dealing in mid-century second market prints. Subsequently he traveled internationally and settled in New York City. There he worked in various capacities for several photographers while receiving a MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from Bard College and the International Center of Photography. His work during graduate school examined questions of meaning in photographic documents through physical interactions with space and people. He remains keenly interested in these questions, as well as cultivating a critical and curious nature, misuse of materials, "getting it wrong", and generally doing everything the hard way. Recently relocated in Portland, Oregon, he continues to travel and make images. His recent work stresses the importance of impermanence and daily tasks of modern life.
Sue Tirrell received a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1997. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT; California State University, Chico; and the Custer County Art & Heritage Center in Miles City, MT. Tirrell’s work commemorates a place in time. They evoke memories and provoke storytelling. She works in porcelain, carves details through layers of slips, and fires to cone 6. She lives, works, and plays on the banks of the Yellowstone River. Sue Tirrell's website
Patricia has been a professional jeweler for over 20 years. Her work has been carried by galleries across the United States and Puerto Rico. Patricia has won numerous awards including 2 Niche Awards and a Saul Bell Award. Her work has been published in magazines and books. Her work has been exhibited at SOFA Chicago (through Snydermann-Works Gallery). She has taught at the Craft Guild and Creative Arts Center (Dallas), WildAcres in North Carolina with FSG and through the Georgia Goldsmith Group in Atlanta. She is a Certified Argentium(R) instructor.
Michele Elaine Walters, has been an artist most of her life. She always knew she wanted to be an artist; even at a young age, she was making art. Originally from Gold Country in Northern California, she relocated to Wyoming in 1999. She has been teaching with the Art Association since 2003. She has taught to all ages, in all mediums. In her personal work, she portrays her surroundings incorporating surrealistic undertones as landscapes, people, and animals; sometimes representational and sometimes not. She uses symbolism to represent the reflection of her own subconscious. Some of her symbols are bold and have a blunt message, where others are vague and left to be interpreted differently by each viewer. She works in painting, printmaking, papermaking and fibers. Visit me at micheleelainewalters.com
Michele Elaine Walters has been an artist most of her life and always knew she wanted to be an artist, even at a young age. Originally from Gold Country in Northern California, she relocated to Wyoming in 1999. She has been teaching with the Art Association since 2003. Teaching all ages, in all mediums. Her in personal work, she portrays her surroundings, incorporating surrealistic undertones as landscapes, people, and animals; sometimes representational and sometimes not. She uses symbolism to represent the reflection of her own subconscious. Some of her symbols are bold and have a blunt message, where others are vague and left to be interpreted differently by each viewer. She works in painting, printmaking, papermaking and fibers.
Dan Welden is a master printmaker, painter, educator and author. He has been making prints and works on paper for over 50 years. His work has been shown in over 80 international solo exhibitions in museums and galleries and over 700 group exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, China, Japan, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Peru. His work is in many public and private collections throughout the country including the Amity Art Foundation, Darien, CT; Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; Portland Museum of Art, OR; and Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA among many others. Dan is an innovator at the forefront of the alternative health and safety oriented movement of printmaking, and the originator of a technique called Solarplate. He is the Co-Author with Pauline Muir of ‘Printmaking in the Sun’ published by Watson Guptill in 2001, the comprehensive manual of Solarplate methods. Dan also produced an instructional film in 2005 by the same name. As a teacher, Dan continues to inspire students around the world in workshops where he demonstrates how to make Solarplates and print both intaglio and relief plates. He ran month-long summer workshops for 10 years at Santa Reparata in Florence, Italy. He is a past president of the Society of American Graphic Artists. He has taught printmaking at several colleges in the New York area including Stony Brook University, Suffolk Community College, Long Island University Southampton, and also taught at Central Connecticut State University. His demonstrations at the New York State Art Teacher’s Association Conferences, Southern Graphics Council and Mid America Print Council Conferences inspire teachers, students and artists to make prints using the safer and greener methods of Solarplate etching without the use of acids or other dangerous chemicals. As the Director of Hampton Editions, Ltd. in Sag Harbor, Long Island, he has collaborated with artists Robert Dash, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Jimmy Ernst, James Brooks, Dan Flavin, Esteban Vicente, William King, Ibram Lassaw, Kurt Vonnegut, Alfonso Ossorio, Jane Freilicher, David Salle, Eric Fischl, Linda Benglis, Jack Youngerman and many others.
Ms. Wood has worked with several artists from diverse backgrounds in theater and music across the country and abroad. She served as the Company Manager for the Kennedy Center Honor—Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company for three years; the General Manager for Noche Flamenca & Soledad Barrio for two years; the Production Stage Manager for the Broadway Show BLAST!; the Tour Manager for the band Twin Shadow directly after the release of their first album ‘Forget.’ Ms. Wood left management seven years ago to pursue a career in Costume Design. As a Costume Designer, she has worked with Pilobolus, David Dorfman Dance, the MacArthur Genius—Kyle Abraham Abraham/In/Motion, Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Trish Brown Dance Company, Camille A. Brown and the August Wilson Dance Ensemble. She serves Costume Design Residencies with David Dorfman Dance and Pilobolus. The First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama saw Ms. Wood’s costumes at the Kennedy Center performance of ‘LIVE! The Realest MC’ with Kyle Abraham Abraham/In/Motion; where Ms. Wood won accolades for her work. Her costumes have appeared onstage at BAM, the Kennedy Center, Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera, and several theaters and museums across Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. She designed the films ‘The Way of Water’ and ‘Peel.’ She most recently served as the Assistant Costume Production Supervisor for New Operas and Head Textile Dyer at the Metropolitan Opera for three years where she assisted Costume Designers such as: Robert Jones, Robert Howell, Catherine Zuber, William Ivey Long, Kevin Knight, John Macfarlane, Isaac Mizrahi and Donatella Versace. Ms. Wood’s costume production work is extensive. She has worked with the Broadway Shows A CHORUS LINE and WAR HORSE; the Television Series All My Children, Damages, and America’s Next Top Model; She styled the House of Cards’ cast for the 2013 Emmy Awards. She is a Costume Alumna at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Additionally, Ms. Wood tailors and designs couture gowns for elite drag queens including Miss Continental 2014, Brooke Lynn Hytes. kristiwood.com
Monte Yellow Bird Sr., better known in the art world as Black Pinto Horse, is devoted to a positive expression of the harmonic balance between humanity and nature. Through his art & teaching, he offers us a multitude of gifts, & his optimism shines in his motto:
"We are on this earth for such a short time,if you're going to shine, shine brightly". Black Pinto Horse
Art is in my blood. My dad was a graphic designer early in his life, my mother loves design whether in clothing or in homes, my sister is an all around creative and my mother-in-law was an accomplished jeweler. After inheriting her jewelry studio, I attended a two-month metalsmithing intensive at Penland School of Crafts (North Carolina) where I learned to make engaging jewelry designs using centuries-old methods. After living in Jackson Hole for six years, I now reside in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina where I am the owner and designer of Worthy Circle Jewelry & Accessories (www.worthycircle.com). I create designs in recycled sterling silver, bronze and 14k gold that are staples from season to season. I love teaching beginning jewelry classes, my dogs, and a really good laugh!
Bronwyn Minton is a multi-disciplinary artist and independent curator. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She joined the Art Association after being at the National Museum of Wildlife Art for more than 13 years. Her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally, and is in public collections including the Wyoming State Museum and the Nicolaysen Art Museum, St. John’s Hospital Foundation, and Teton Media Works, as well as private collections. Over the past fifteen years Minton has curated many art exhibits that brought together a wide range of the Jackson Hole community. She has been awarded two Wyoming Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowships, and the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole’s Creative Pulse Award.
Mark first joined the Art Association to manage the Painting, Drawing and Printmaking Studio and in April 2016, he was named Interim Executive Director. His background is in fine arts with degrees from the University of Wyoming. Nowlin has been active in the Art Association for almost 40 years. He’s advocated for the drawing program as a crucial core offerings and believes in strong classical skills as a necessity for all artists. Likewise, Nowlin believes artists need to experiment with all mediums before favoring just one, and supports the idea that art is the connector of all other disciplines including science, math, engineering, and chemistry. Nowlin graduated from University of Wyoming with a major in English, and received an additional degree in Art. He owned and operated The Master’s Studio, a frame and art supply store, for 33 years.
Wyoming native Emily Boespflug has been painting and teaching art to all ages and abilities for over 20 years. Upon receiving her BFA and Psych degrees in 2000 she continued her studies in post-bacc work with the UW Art Department and a long-term Nursing School internship with the intent of becoming an art therapist. She has since worked with a number of populations in both classroom and therapeutic settings in addition to directing the Art Association’s Outreach and Youth programs for several years. In 2017 she chose to focus to her own art career, stepping away from her beloved non-profit to paint full-time and teach only part-time for both PARTners and the Art Association. Her recent landscape paintings reflect the spirit and energy present in a moment she has experienced first-hand, often beginning the painting in the field before resolving to completion in her studio. Visit Emily at the Teton Art Lab or www.emilyboespflug.com
Jon Stuart's photographs examine the modern West. He began teaching as an assistant to Ansel Adams' Yosemite Workshops. Since the 1970s he has led workshops for Teton Science Schools, Snake River Institute, Central Wyoming College and the Art Association. His work has been exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Nicolaysen Museum, Wyoming State Museum, and the Wyoming Arts Council Gallery.
Leigh Reagan Smith
Leigh Reagan Smith graduated with an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and since then has worked in film production for the past 20 years. Leigh has produced, shot and edited environmental and sports programming in the form of network shows, independent documentaries, web shorts, and a children educational video series for PBS, Showtime, National Geographic, Fuel TV, and academic distribution. She was the award-winning Director of Photography on Bag It, a feature length documentary about world-wide plastic consumption and the health of our oceans. Her latest project was as editor for the PBS documentary, The Drift, a film about the last remaining cattle drive done solely on horseback along the Green River. As a teacher of art, photography, video, screenwriting, and creativity workshops, Leigh continues to assist and inspire students in accessing their creative voice and their visual sensibilities. Her website is www.mountainfiremedia.com