Ed Lavino

I took this photo of the Huidekoper meadow one evening in early July. This beautiful spot is tucked away, behind a stand of lodge pole pines, just off the highway up Teton Pass. Most people drive right past, unaware of its existence. The evening I took this photograph was quiet and cool. A red tractor chugged along cutting the grass for hay. I was interested in photographing the long evening shadows and the two huge boulders, around which the tractor scythed hay.

It was ultimately a real treat to still see a working ranch in Jackson Hole.

– Ed Lavino

Huidekoper Ranch Painting Session – August 7, 2014

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It was a beautiful, dramatic and cloudy day as I drove up to the Huidekoper Ranch at the base of Teton Pass to paint a scene for the Land Trust‘s View 22 Project. The ranch presents almost limitless painting possibilities in every direction. There are rolling meadows, forested vistas, distant mountainous views, horses and old ranch buildings; all worth painting.


I decided to paint some old tromp sheds in a local pasture and framed the sheds with the distant forest and mountain view. The painting challenge here was to show the charm of the manmade structures that in time have almost become part of the ranch’s natural landscape. The weathered buildings have begun to shed some of their showy red paint to reveal the earthy gray tones of the wood. As the aging process continues, the sheds will slip back into the beautiful land where they rest. That land will now, as a property protected by the Land Trust, always remain to remind us of the extraordinary gifts given to us all by people willing to share these treasures under their care.


-Bill Sawczuk

Huidekoper Ranch

Photo: Kim Fadiman

Photo: Kim Fadiman

This painting session is scheduled for August 7th, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates from us to the right so you get our blog posts right in your inbox!

View22: Field Study Works Now Available Online!

In 2017, we invited 21 local artists to create place-inspired art on 18 Jackson Hole Land Trust conservation properties in Teton, Fremont, and Sublette counties. The momentum for the project built over the summer as artists created their works and interacted with the community at artist demonstrations at the R Lazy S, and the Teton Food Tour.

View22: Field Study will culminate this Sunday, August 13th, 2017 with an exhibit and sale at the Jackson Hole Land Trust’s 37th Annual Picnic at the Hardeman North Meadow in Wilson.

The 80 finished works are now available for viewing and purchase through our downloadable e-catalog! The catalog will be updated periodically to reflect sales.

For inquiries regarding art sales please contact Roxanne Pierson at roxanne@jhlandtrust.org or 307-733-4707.