Western Visions Show and Sale in Jackson, WYFebruary 18, 2016
Jackson, Wyo. – The 29th annual “Western Visions Show and Sale,” the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s primary fundraiser, takes place September 9 through October 9, 2016. The museum is pleased to release today the names of 73 of the participating artists. Art lovers can find original works of art by 80 artists who celebrate wildlife and humanity’s relationship with nature at “Western Visions Show and Sale.” A full list of Westerns Visions artists will be available March 1. The Museum carefully curates both traditional and contemporary sketches, paintings, and sculpture. Western Visions artists for 2016 include those whose works are held in the Museum’s permanent collection, artists who have participated in the show for several years, and a vibrant group of promising new talent.
“The 2016 Western Visions Committee is dedicating significant time and effort to making the 2016 show the best and most successful to date,” says Sue Simpson Gallagher, Chair of the Western Visions Committee, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s first Curator of Art. “We offer patrons the opportunity to view and purchase wonderful art and support a great cause – the National Museum of Wildlife Art.”
“Western Visions is positive for the National Museum of Wildlife Art, for the artists, and for the collectors,” says Amy Goicoechea, Director of Programs and Events. “Artists benefit by having their work on display at the Museum, and creating relationships with potential and new buyers. Collectors win by spending time with the artists at the various Western Visions events, and by being able to add new art to their private collections. The Museum is able to raise much-needed funds through this event.”
“As our largest and longest-running fundraiser of the year, the proceeds from the Western Visions Show and Sale benefit The National Museum of Wildlife Art’s entire array of informational, formal, and interpretive programs for all ages,” says Jane Lavino, the Museum’s Sugden Family Curator of Education & Exhibits.
The “Western Visions Show and Sale” is the cornerstone of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. The 29th annual “Western Visions” events will be a testament to the hard work of the dedicated development, curatorial, marketing, and event planning staff.
“When I took on this important role as Chair of Western Visions, I did so for the love of the Museum, for the love of the show, and for the love of past and present artists in the show,” adds Simpson Gallagher. “The Western Visions events are also really fun and social, and allow guests to interact with talented and interesting artists from around the world. September 15 and 16 are all about celebrating great art and supporting a great cause.”