ART IN WY: Trio Fine Art Summer & Fall Schedule
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Schedule of Upcoming Exhibitions Announced
July 6th– July 23rd September Vhay Opening reception on July 7th 5-8 p.m. www.vhay.com
July 27th –August 13 Lee Carlman Riddell “Gratitude” Opening reception on July 28th 5-8 p.m. www.leeriddell.com
August 17th – September 3rd Jennifer L. Hoffman Opening reception on August 18th 5-8p.m. www.jlhoffmanfineart.com
September 7th – September 24th Kathryn Mapes Turner Opening reception September 8th 5-8 p.m. www.turnerfineart.com
Each artist reception is FREE and open to the public.
Expanding on the creative momentum of recent years, Trio Fine Art proudly presents an exciting line-up of summer exhibitions. Widely celebrated, the Gallery artists put together annual shows that continue to exceed the quality and expressive nature of the last. This commitment to artistic excellence in has gained the gallery its reputation as a ‘must see’ among Jackson galleries.
Trio Fine Art is an artist-owned and operated gallery that supports the creative success of each of the four members through a unified effort, to enthusiastically share this fine art with the community, and to foster relationships with supporters. “Our studio has everything to do with the benefit of collaboration and teamwork. Being an artist can be a very solitary thing, but we help each other out with all that it takes to be an artist and run a business,” says Kathryn Mapes Turner. All four of the exhibiting artists work to operate and host hours at the gallery. A community has grown up around the gallery that consists of collectors, friends, fellow artists who come to exchange ideas, as well as plenty of dog visitors, and inquisitive children.
Since it opened its doors in 2005, Trio has gained a celebrated reputation as one of the freshest, vibrant galleries in Jackson where collectors can not only find top quality original art, but also meet the artists that created it. In 2008 Fine Art Connoisseur magazine highlighted Trio among Jackson’s contemporary galleries.
Each of the partners at Trio has distinguished herself prominently in the art world. In fact, all of them participate in the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s prestigious Western Visions show. They also actively participate in the artistic community by teaching workshops and classes and mentoring young artists. “We learn from and influence each other, and it is exciting to see creative growth in each person over the years,” says Lee Carlman Riddell.
Jennifer L. Hoffman, Rivulet, 11 x 14, pastel on mounted paper
Jennifer L. Hoffman
The newest partner to Trio Fine Art, Jennifer is best known for her pastel landscapes. Also working in oil, graphite, charcoal, and other mediums, she began making art as a very young child in central Pennsylvania. However, she didn’t pursue it seriously until her college years, when she earned a B.F.A. in printmaking and painting. She moved to Jackson Hole 15 years ago to experiment with painting landscapes and never left. Hoffman’s work has been included in national and international juried exhibitions including the Oil Painters of America national and western regional exhibitions, Masters in Miniature and The Russell at the CM Russell Museum, and Reflections in Pastel in Little Rock, AR. Awards include Best in Show at the International Autumn Arts Painting Challenge in 2009, an Award of Excellence at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters’ National Exhibition, and 3rd Place in Landscape in the 9th Annual Pastel 100, among others. A signature member of the Pastel Society of America, she also holds memberships in the Oil Painters of America and the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters. She was featured as an artist to watch in the May/June 2010 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur.
Lee Carlman Riddell, Wave 4, 4 x 10, oil on linen
Lee Carlman Riddell
For over twenty years Lee and her husband Ed owned a successful advertising agency. She specialized in the design of coffee table books whose subjects were natural history and art, many for National Parks. She now incorporates this innate sense of design into her intimate landscapes. Her work has been included in the prestigious National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Western Visions Miniature Show and Out of the Box Auctions as well as the Yellowstone Art Museum’s Auctions. Most recently, she was selected by the Ucross Foundation of Wyoming to be part of this summer’s exhibition “In the Presence of Trees.”
Kathryn Mapes Turner, River Passage, 12 x 9, oil on linen
Kathryn Mapes Turner
This Jackson Hole native is now a nationally-recognized, award-winning artist. She was recognized by Southwest Art Magazine as one of the ’21 under 31’ young artists with promising careers. Turner was the featured artist for Jackson’s Old West Days and recognized as Wyoming’s Best Watercolorist by the Wyoming Watercolor Society in 2001. Her work has been included in the prestigious “Western Visions Miniature Show” at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, “Birds in Art®” at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, and the CM Russell Museum’s “Masters in Miniature.” In 2010, Turner won the Contemporary Art Award at the American Academy of Equine Art, and an award of excellence at the American Impressionist Society show and winner of the Air Float award at the Paint America national contest. She is a member of the National Watercolor Association and the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Association.
September Vhay, Anouk, 24 x 24, oil on linen
Jackson Hole artist September Vhay is an impressive emerging talent in animal art. She has recently been chosen by Southwest Art to be in the ‘21 over 31 artists with careers to watch’ and also won the 2010 Trustee’s Purchase Award at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Western Visions Show. Her work has been included in prestigious national shows such as ‘Birds in Art®’, the American Academy of Equine Art, the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, and the American Watercolor Society. She won the ‘Fine Print Imaging Award’ in the 2008-09 Ex Arte Equinus International Equine Art Competition, and placed fourth in that competition’s painting category. Recently she has been added to the fine list of artists who are represented by one of the country’s finest galleries, Gerald Peters Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.