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.

Alissa Hartmann – Spring Creek

I am so excited to be assigned to the Spring Creek Ranch easement just up Spring Gulch Rd. It is so close to town yet it feels like being miles and miles away from civilization. The turn-off is a little dirt road that takes me just far enough away where I don’t even hear any traffic. Instead, I hear a myriad of bird song including a woodpecker. More times then not I see a buck and I like to think it is the same one and that he might be getting used to me setting up my easel. To get to my first painting spot, I followed a steep trail up the hillside. Thankfully, all my painting supplies fit in a backpack because it is quite the climb! After about hiking for about 15 minutes, I am rewarded with a stunning view of the Tetons and the sprawling valley of cottonwood trees below. Perfect spot to begin my first painting!

– Alissa Hartmann

View22: Open Studio Works Now Online!

View22 Collage

In 2016, we invited 19 local artists to create place-inspired art on 13 Jackson Hole Land Trust conservation properties. The momentum for the project built over the summer as artists created their works and interacted with the community at artist demonstrations at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and R Park. From August 1st -14th, the buzz continued building as the 13 View22 open-access locations were marked with green JHLT flags.

View22: Open Studio will culminate this Sunday, August 14th, 2016 with an exhibit and sale at the Jackson Hole Land Trust’s 36th Annual Picnic at the Fish Creek Ranch in Wilson.

The 31 finished works are now available for viewing and purchase online and 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.

Ben Roth – Spring Creek Ranch

I’ve always been intrigued by bonsai and their gnarled, twisted character and have wished that there were more around to paint and print. Unfortunately, I don’t think the Land Trust has any holdings in Japan, but while out hiking along the Snake River, I was struck by the abundance of our unaltered version to the stately bonsai – the exquisite sagebrush.

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Jenny Wolfrom recommended the Spring Creek Ranch easement on Spring Gulch Road for sagebrush observation and she was on point. It was fun to go up a new drainage in the valley and I really enjoyed the Dr. Seussian, spindly aspen trees and meandering trails. I was looking a picturesque sage bush with the elegance of bonsai and didn’t find the exact one but several that were close, so I studied them, did some sketches and created the shape I was envisioning.

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I’m in the process of painting the original and then will do a five color screen print next week. My hope is for an edition of 50. I’m painting the bush without background and treating it as a portrait.

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-Ben Roth

Spring Creek Ranch Painting Session – October 7, 2014

Those of us who have had the privilege of spending a summer evening at the Granary know how spectacular the view is from Spring Creek Ranch. As if a hawk flying high above the valley, we get to view the winding streams and open meadows of Spring Gulch and also north toward Grand Teton National Park and the Teton Range. I have always loved the chance to experience that view.

Well, with my painting assignment at Spring Creek, I was able to experience an even more remarkable version of that view. Like the spine of a bison, the same butte on which the ranch is located continues in a bony ridgeline running north and south. On a lazy fall day, I was accompanied by Jenny Wolfrom from JHLT. Together we climbed, with my easel and paints, to the very top and set up an outdoor studio. There are no roads, no buildings, few trails and a view of the mountains and valley below that knocked my socks off! I felt as if we had a private screening of the most beautiful, warm, still evening of the entire fall. I couldn’t imagine a more remarkable spot to experience it. I was so grateful that I got to share it with Jenny, because I have a witness to how truly lovely it was. I am also so grateful that the Spring Creek Ranch was planned in a thoughtful way to protect so much open space around the resort. Thanks to this foresight, these parcels of land remain to this day so pristine.

-Kathryn Turner

Spring Creek Ranch/Amangani

92612_JHLTSpring Crk_0059This painting session is scheduled for July 29th, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates from us to the right so you get our blog posts right in your inbox!

Spring Creek Ranch JHLT Painting Session – July 25th, 2013

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So far, I think this magical evening at the Spring Creek Ranch has been my favorite painting outing – I was able to spend time with Trio artist Jennifer Hoffman, meet some amazing people involved with the Jackson Hole Land Trust, and experience an unbelievable view!

 

To get there, I drove up Spring Gulch, past the open meadows of the Hansen Ranch (where Kathryn painted earlier in the summer), and up the winding road to the Spring Creek Ranch, not knowing quite what to expect. Parking at the Spring Creek Ranch hotel, a shuttle waited for Jennifer and I and other guests of the Land Trust to take us up all the way to a scenic and protected open space at the very top of the ridge overlooking the Elk Refuge, Town, and places far beyond. The Land Trust was having a special event for their Open Space Council members to fill them in on news and projects, and let them experience our View22 project with their own eyes – so we had an audience for the evening.

 

Jennifer found a point just a few steps downhill from the event to get set up. Her specialty is oil pastels, so her palette looked more like a rainbowed gradient of chalk than the distinct dabs of oil paint that I was used to seeing with Bill and Kathryn. From here, we were able to see everything in all directions – truly a one-of-a-kind view of Jackson. It made me feel like I was on top of the world! My perception of Jackson has definitely been redefined by this experience – who knew Flat Creek was so extensive, so meandering?

 

I took a few pictures, but they barely do the landscape or the sky any justice. You could see clouds gathering and sweeping down throughout the valley, but where we were, the sun was out, weaving its way among shadows created by the dramatic cloudscapes around us. I am not sure how they do it, but artists like Jennifer have a special knack for capturing the entire atmosphere of the place they are painting. The task of painting the incredible view and the magic light of the evening did not seem to faze her one bit – and the group of admirers watching her as she worked and asking her curious questions didn’t either! Of course, the atmosphere we had that evening would not be possible without the Land Trust’s dedication to protecting the open spaces of the valley – something that Jennifer expressed to the group when she said a few words about View22 and how important these open spaces are to her and her daughter. I continue to be amazed at how many of the beautiful things I see each day are a result of the Land Trust’s hard work.

 

-Mimi King

Spring Creek Ranch JHLT Photo by Leine Stikkel

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This painting session is scheduled for July 25th, 2013! Sign up to receive email updates from us to the right so you get our blog posts right in your inbox!