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Western Visions Offers Fall Connection to Art and Nature in Jackson Hole August 7, 2013  |  Categories: Events, Exhibits, Western Visions

Left, featured painter Mark Eberhard’s “Cattail Clowns,” oil on board, 24 x 36 inches, bidding starts at $12,500.00; right, featured sculptor Veryl Goodnight’s “Born to Run,” bronze, edition of 30, 17.5 x 13 x 29 inches, bidding starts at $7,800.00.

Artist-centric events include new hands-on workshops with wild animal models

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – August 6, 2013 – Art and nature join forces for a stunning display in Jackson Hole each September as leaves take on fall colors and the National Museum of Wildlife Art presents its 26th-annual Western Visions®, August 17 – September 22, 2013. The month-long Jackson, Wyo., art celebration combines lectures, art workshops and fabulous artsy parties with the chance to view and purchase fine Western contemporary art. A just-released digital “sneak peek” brochure of artworks available for bidding this year is available at: http://issuu.com/westernvisions/docs/wvsneakpeekbrochure-issuu.

This year’s Western Visions includes opportunities to meet featured artists Mark Eberhard and Veryl Goodnight, as well as free events like Palates and Palettes on September 6, a refreshment-laden tour of the museum and Jackson galleries, and two artist-led tours of the Western Visions artworks on August 16 and 30.

On Thursday, September 12, the 2013 featured artists will give special “Going Wild” presentations featuring appearances by real wildlife. Colorado-based sculptor and painter Veryl Goodnight will give a lecture and sketch workshop exploring the evolution of wolves to domestic dogs, and Ohio painter Mark Eberhard will lead a process and sketch workshop demonstrating the development from “wild guest” to finished piece of art. Tickets are $75 for one workshop, $100 for a combo ticket with the chance to meet two wild animals. Register by September 4 by calling 307-732-5411 or online at www.westernvisions.org.

Additional scheduled events for 2013 Western Visions include the Sketch Show & Sale and Original Prints Show & Sale, August 17 – September 22; the Jewelry and Artisan Luncheon, September 11 the 26th Annual Wild West Artist Party, September 12; and the 26th Annual Miniatures and More Show & Sale, September 13. A coffee-in-the-gallery Art a’ Brewin’ event September 25 allows a final in-person chance to browse works still available for sale.

Since its inception Western Visions has been a signature event of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, now in its 29th year and taking place September 5 – 15, 2013. Funds raised from the annual Western Visions support educational programming at the museum. For a complete calendar of events, visit www.wildlifeart.org or contact Jennifer Lee at 307.732.5412.

A member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Museums West consortium and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the museum, officially designated the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States by an act of Congress in 2008, provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe.  A complete schedule of exhibitions and events is available online at www.wildlifeart.org.  The museum is also active on Facebook and on Twitter at @WildlifeArtJH.

Media Contacts: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, 307.734.5335, darla@wordenpr.com; Ponteir Sackrey, National Museum of Wildlife Art, 307.732.5444, psackrey@wildlifeart.org