Following the Fall Arts Quick Draw, join the Gallery Wild artists to celebrate wildlife, wild places and the experience of wild that inspires their work. Enjoy a curated collection of work by nationally recognized contemporary artists including photography, paintings and sculpture. Gallery Wild artists will be available to answer questions, tell stories and share their process of creation. Enjoy drinks, appetizers and of course, great conversation!
Join three incredibly talented wildlife painters for an evening of art, drinks and socializing. All three painters are well established contemporary wildlife artists with very different unique styles. They paint from their own photos and experiences in the field with wildlife, allowing them to capture more than a still image. Come meet the artists, learn about their work and enjoy an evening at Gallery Wild!
Rip & Alison Caswell
Show & Reception
Bring your curiosity and join us for a drink! With over 50 bronze wildlife sculptures at Gallery Wild, Rip & Alison bring years of talent and experience to the collection. Come learn about the lost wax sculpting technique the Caswell’s use to reproduce each piece of an edition. Working as a husband-wife duo, they see each piece from the start in clay to being cast in bronze at their artist owned foundry and then finished with a unique patina. Rip and Alison will be available all evening!
Join us during Palates and Palettes for this one night only guest show with Ed Peterson! After a meaningful trip to Jackson in 2011, Ed, then 79 years young, was inspired to start painting. With a number of artists and gallery owners as his mentors, Ed has developed his style and talent over the last 8 years. An endeavor into the world of art was not what he imagined for himself at this stage of life, but it has brought him great joy and the world of contemporary wildlife art another talented artist. Come meet Ed, view his work and learn more about his journey of becoming a painter.
Jenna Von Benedikt
Join us in welcoming artist Jenna Von Benedikt for her first solo show! This emerging artist has continued to impress collectors since she joined Gallery Wild. Jenna's #sainted series of birds, bugs and beasts seeks to capture the story and personality of animals and places them in an atmosphere that entertains both human and wild beauty. Painting with oils on a panel, Jenna has a very distinct and playful painting style that creates unique patterns and textures to hold the personality and story of the animals she captures in each painting. Using tapes, knives and brushes among other things to create her desired affect, Jenna's style is fresh with a tasteful antique feel.
Wild Saints a show by Jenna Von Benedikt hanging August 15-21.
Artist demonstrations August 15 & 16, 12-5
Bridgette Meinhold July 18 | 5-8pm
Join us for a drink, meet Bridgette Meinhold and enjoy the sweet smell of bees wax at Gallery Wild! Bridgette will be working on a new encaustic piece during the day and the pot of melted wax inevitably fills the gallery with an amazing aroma! Come socialize, see her newest work along with her work in progress and learn about the unique process of encaustic painting.
Painting With an Ancient Medium
A Show by Bridgette Meinhold
Blow torches, paint and the sweet smell of bees wax- an exciting and creative combination that artist Bridgette Meinhold has mastered to create her etherial treescapes. Encaustic is an ancient medium that uses layers of wax and pigments in between creating a unique 3-dimensional quality. Bridgette, who lives in the mountains outside of Park City, has become well recognized for her encaustic pieces. She draws inspiration from Jackson Hole and her images are familiar and inviting to anyone who has experienced the evergreen landscapes of the mountain west. Come see her newest works available at Gallery Wild from July 18-24.
Demonstration July 18 & 19 | 1-5
Bridgette will be working on a few new encaustic pieces at Gallery Wild! Watch as Bridgette creates one of her iconic landscapes using layers of hot wax and paint using brushes, blades and a blow torch to create a dimensional image that captivates the eye. Come take advantage of the unique opportunity to see encaustic painting in progress!
July 4th 🇺🇸
Join us as we celebrate American independence and our National Parks with the work of Jennifer Johnson. Jennifer will be doing a demonstration from 10-2 and the parade will come around our gallery corner starting at 10:30! Followed by another opportunity to speak with Jennifer, enjoy a drink and her work during our artist reception from 5-8 before the town fireworks!
Brand new work in Jennifer Johnson's series Beauty of Our National Parks will be on display at Gallery Wild from July 1-14! All work is now available for pre-sale and will hang until the end of the show.
Come meet Jennifer on July 4th! She will be doing a demonstration from 10-2 at the gallery. Followed by an artist reception with Jennifer from 5-8. Come by for a drink, enjoy the art and talk to Jennifer about her before we all head to see the town fireworks!
An evening with Ashleigh Dec 27th
We are excited to host photographer Ashleigh Scully and her award winning photography for a special show at Gallery Wild! Ashleigh started taking photos when she was 8 years old and over the last 7 years has made a name for herself in the world of wildlife photography. She was awarded the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the year award for 11-14 year olds. Her love of wildlife has led her from the foxes and birds of prey in her back yard to the bears, wolves, moose and birds of Alaska, Florida, Wyoming, Montana and Vermont and the abundance of wildlife in Africa. Ashleigh and her work are inspirations to up and coming conservationists and artists.
Join Ashleigh for an evening at Gallery Wild to learn more about her, her work and inspiration!
Appetizers provided by Bistro Catering
Join us December 27th for an artist reception from 5-8pm!
Gallery Wild is excited to welcome photographer Ashleigh Scully for a special show this winter! Ashleigh is an accomplished young nature photographer, with a keen interest in bringing awareness to wildlife conservation. Based in New Jersey, Ashleigh has traveled all over the country to capture her images. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is among one of her favorite places to photograph wildlife. Ashleigh donates many of her images to several notable nature and wildlife preservation groups, and has given presentations on a variety of conservation topics. Ashleigh’s photography focus is to produce images which give a glimpse into the emotions of our country’s native fauna, exposing individual and family wildlife behaviors that we wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to see . Her favorite subjects include red fox, brown and grizzly bear, and all species of North American owls. Ashleigh hopes that her images will give the viewer a sense of empathy and respect for all creatures.
For the holiday season Gallery Wild will be having a special small works show featuring our artists and special guest wildlife photographer Ashleigh Scully. They will be 20 x 20 or smaller and make great gifts!