New Trophy Art event at Museum February 18, 2014 | By Becky Kimmel
Cat Taylor’s “Wall Mount Rhino” and “Pedestal Mount Zebra.”
Trophy Art: Fun Forms for All
Saturday, February 22, 11 am to 2 pm
The National Museum of Wildlife Art will offer the public an opportunity to purchase unique wildlife-inspired “trophy art,” as well as learn how to decorate using the faux mounts and perhaps create their own “shed antler art” home furnishings from found pieces. The museum’s new Trophy Art: Fun Forms for All fundraiser offers expert talks by interior designer Christy Fox, owner of Wilson Formal in Wilson, and artisan Kyle Anderson of Game Trail Gatherings in Jackson. Admission to the event is free and includes access to the Wapiti Gallery, Rising Sage Café and the Museum Shop (regular museum admission will be charged for entry to the rest of the museum galleries).
Jackson artist Ben Roth’s metal-screen piece titled “Roth’s Gazelle.”
Having some fun with the misconception of some museum visitors that it displays wildlife taxidermy, the National Museum of Wildlife Art conceived its new Trophy Art fundraiser, soliciting wildlife trophy-inspired artworks from national, Jackson Hole area and even amateur artists. The works will be on display at the museum February 12 – March 15, and are available for sale on a first come, first served basis, beginning at the February 22 event. Proceeds benefit the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s youth education programs.