7 t h A n n u a l
Fine Art Show & Sale
at GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
July 18 - 22, 2018
Opening Reception Wednesday, July 18, 7-9 PM
at Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center
Established in 2012, Plein Air for the Park is a collaborative effort of the artists of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Association and the staff and volunteers of the Grand Teton Association. Together we are proud to present this exclusive annual "wet painting" show and sale. Participating artists will create brand new paintings on-location ("en plein-air" as the French say) in Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole area during the 10 days prior to opening day. The new works debut for sale at the impressive Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center in Moose starting Wednesday, July 18. A portion of all proceeds from the show will benefit ongoing educational, interpretive, and research initiatives in Grand Teton National Park.
Plein Air for the Park offers visitors a unique experience - a chance to see this majestic landscape through the eyes of 40 of the nation's top artists.
Artist demonstrations, like Painting On The Square and the Quick Draw, offer enthusiasts and patrons rare opportunities to enjoy connecting with the artists, and to watch their process unfold, in a personal way.
And our Morning With the Masters program gets young artists out in the field painting their own works with encouragement and personal guidance from our nationally recognized event artists, ensuring that the traditions of artistic appreciation and preservation of this amazing place will continue into the future.
First put into widespread practice by the French Impressionists, painting "en plein aire" (in the open air) has been an integral part of the American landscape painting tradition for over 100 years. Working on location, directly from life, enables the artist to translate their experience of the light, weather, and landscape in the most immediate way, yielding canvases rich with freshness, spontaneity, and emotional impact.
Plein Air for the Park is the largest event of the year in support of Grand Teton National Park. It reaches thousands of visitors annually and helps sustain Grand Teton Association sponsored initiatives in the Park. The Purchase Patron program is an integral part of the show's success!
You become a Purchase Patron simply by committing, in advance of the show, to purchase at least one work of art from the show. You are not obliged to spend more than you can afford. The price range for works in the show runs generally from about $500 up to $2,500, with an average price of about $1,000.
The benefits of Purchase Patronage are:
Purchase patronage is a perfect way to take home a one-of-a-kind original artwork that will not only enrich your life in the years to come but will also help the Grand Teton Association continue its vital ongoing educational and interpretive mission in Grand Teton National Park.
To become part of this exciting program, please contact Marjorie Pettus at: email@example.com or call (307)739-3404
Bethanne Kinsella Cople
Stephen C. Datz
Jennifer L. Hoffman
Kathryn Mapes Turner
Erin C. O'Connor
* 2018 Invited guest artist
2018 Awards Judge: Josh Elliott, Artist, Helena, MT
Artists arrive and paint in and around Grand Teton National Park and the greater Jackson Hole area.
Event artists will be enjoying the spectacular views from this amazing hotel, and demonstrating their oil painting technique while talking about their methods and answering questions from the public as they work.
Event artists gather in the Jackson Town Square to paint and interact with the public.
Come enjoy all the brand new paintings, live music, and great food and drink at this festive gala. All event artists will be in attendance.
This is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring young painters to get out on location with a group of event artists and paint. Students will receive personalized instruction, advice, and critiques from our nationally recognized artists as they work their way through their own plein air paintings. All art supplies and lunch will be provided for participants. Transportation to the site is also available free of charge, and each student will receive a T-shirt as well. For inquiries or to register, please call the Art Association of Jackson Hole, (307)-733-6379. Registration opens March 19, 2018. Morning With the Masters is sponsored by Wild Tribute 4 The Parks.
Come watch event artists create brand new paintings from blank canvases in 2 hours. The new works will then be displayed on site for a fixed-price sale from 11 - Noon.
SHOW CLOSES at 4 PM
Art is displayed in alphabetical order by artist last name. The works shown on this page represent a current selection of available paintings. Images courtesy of the artists.
Click on each image for an enlargement, and mouse over the enlarged image to see complete detailed information about that work.
PLEASE CALL (307)-739-3523 if you would like to purchase artwork. Show hours are 8 AM - 7 PM MDT.
While every effort is made to keep this page current, the availability of displayed work is subject to change without notice.
Last updated Friday 7/20/18 at 6:00 PM MDT