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Jay Moore: Fleeting Moments, Western Art Collector
March 2017

by Michael Clawson

Colorado painter, Jay Moore's new show at Trailside Galleries explores, light, memory and the permanence of paint.

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Wildlife Discovery, Show Preview, Western Art Collector
March 2017

Jackson, Wyoming, has a long history of attracting nature lovers, and Trailside Galleries’ annual Wildlife Discovery exhibition brings together a diverse group of wildlife artists with an appreciation for nature that goes further than aesthetics. The participating artists are keenly aware of how climate change is affecting the world’s fragile ecosystems and use their art as an educational tool to encourage wildlife preservation.

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Jeremy Browne, Western Art Collector, Show Preview
February 2017

Canadian artist Jeremy Browne is recognized for his paintings of rural scenes featuring architecturally dynamic buildings as the centerpiece. The works are inspired by locations he has visited, with his latest series focusing more on older properties that are not in pristine shape. “I think a lot of what I enjoy is sort of the various textures and materials used to build these locations,” says Browne. “I guess, partially, I’m doing my part to preserve the older structures that have been there for many years; as they get
torn down, they disappear.”

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Dinah Worman: Prespectives, Exhibition Review featured in Fine Art Today
March 2017

by Andrew Webster

A beautiful array of fresh landscape paintings by this female master are currently hanging through February 28 in an esteemed Southwest gallery. They are “instantly recognizable for their clarity and depth,” the gallery writes. Will you be a lucky viewer?

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Dinah Worman, Exhibition Preview, Western Art Collector
February 2017

Some of us might find car trips mundane, but Dinah Worman is inspired by long drives. Her show Perspectives, on view this February at Trailside Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, came to be after a car trip that took Worman through Colorado, Oklahoma and Iowa. “The highways make access easy as they cut through the land,” Worman says. “I am inspired by the fields and roads stacking against the horizon.” The buildings, cattle, equipment and diagonal lines of the road are all fodder for inspiration.

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Ezra Tucker, Southwest Art, February 2017
February 2017

“You can’t go to art school. This is not reasonable.”

That was the response Ezra Tucker re- ceived from his father 43 years ago, during his senior year at Hamilton High in Memphis, TN, when he brought home a couple of applications for top art colleges, including the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Morgan Weistling, A Father's Legacy, Western Art Collector
February 2017

I’ve never jumped from a plane while it was being riddled with bullets and leaking fuel and I have no plans to do so. Of course, my father didn’t either and I can only imagine his thoughts of doom that raced through his mind as he helplessly floated down as German soldiers fired at him like a penny arcade target. Though this happened long before I was born, this event affected my own life and still does.

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Joe Anna Arnett featured in Art of the West
January-February 2017

‘I’ve Got to Keep Painting’
By Sara Gilbert Frederick

To say that the past year has been a rough one for Joe Anna Arnett would be an understatement. Her husband of 31 years, artist James Asher, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the fall of 2015. Just as the couple was dealing with that news, a black widow spider bit Arnett’s foot, as she stepped into the shower. “The pain was horrible,” she says. “There are neurotoxins coursing through your body, and there’s nothing you can do for the pain. It was miserable.” But instead of dwelling on the difficulties, Arnett decided to look for the good.

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Kyle Sims featured in Art of the West
January-February 2017

A Passion For Creativity
By Myrna Zanetell

In the highly competitive world of fine art, where building a national reputation might take decades, it is remarkable to note that 36-year-old, Montana-based wildlife artist Kyle Sims already has amassed an impressive list of honors, many of which were attained before he turned 30. In 2004, the Society of Animal Artists honored him with its Distinguished Young Artist Award, and the following year his work was included in the Arts for the Parks touring exhibition.

In 2009, Sims not only received a coveted invitation to show his work in the Prix de West Invitational at Oklahoma City’s Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, but also walked away with the Major General and Mrs. Don Pittman Award, the exhibition’s highest honor for a wildlife artist. Later that year, his work garnered him the Best of Show at the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, Wyoming, and in 2016 Sims was a featured artist at the Southeast Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, South Carolina.

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William Acheff featured in Art of the West
January-February 2017

The Dream Continues
By Vicki Stavig

William Acheff is every bit as clever, colorful, and captivating as his still life paintings, which have earned him numerous awards, including two at the prestigious Prix de West Show, the first in 1989, the second in 2004, as well as the Masters of America West Purchase Award in 1998. A conversation with this talented artist reveals a commitment to creating art that is beautifully provocative, along with a delightful sense of humor.

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Veryl Goodnight, Inducted Into the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame
November 2016
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In the News: Tim Solliday featured in Art of the West
November-December 2016

Defying Definition
by Clover Neiberg

Tim Solliday's paintings do not lend themselves to easy categorization.  Clicking through the slides on his website once, twice, a couple dozen times, my eyes inger on the expressive faces, the light-drenched landscapes.  

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Mark Maggiori, Art of the West
September-October 2016

Mark Maggiori "A Long Time Coming"
by Sara Gilbert Frederick
Art of the West Magazine

Mark Maggiori fell in love with the American West when he was a 15-year-old on vacation with his uncle and cousin. It was so different from his home in Paris, France, that he couldn’t help but be charmed by the wideopen spaces, the rugged terrain, and the hard-working cowboys. 

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Trailside Explores the Great Outdoors, Jackson Hole News & Guide
September 2016

The 2016 Fall Arts Festival packs an amazing number of events into a short time.  Trailside Galleries follows that lead.

This year the gallery will host shows for four artists during the festival. The four artists spotlighted at Trailside during this year’s Fall Arts Festival are Adam Smith, Bonnie Marris, Dustin Van Wechel and Brent Cotton.

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In the News: Bruce Lawes featured in Art of the West
September-October 2016

"There Was Always a Plan"
by Myrna Zanatell

Patient and painstakingly precise as he creates master-works in oil, Canadian artist Bruce Lawes evokes an equally dedicated passion when it comes to shaping his own artistic destiny.

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In the News: Jenness Cortez featured in Western Art & Architecture-August/September 2016
August-September 2016

Inspired by the Masters
by Laura Zuckerman

Setting an artist’s world record during the 2015 Jackson Hole Art Auction, Jenness Cortez returns with new work celebrating history’s famed Western artists
 

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Shawn Cameron, Jackson Hole News & Guide, August 2016
August 2016

Trailside is one of the oldest galleries in Jackson, and since its earliest days it has celebrated the Old West. “It’s built on a foundation of Western art,” said Maryvonne Leshe, managing partner at Trailside Galleries. “We’ve spent 55 years introducing Western artists to our clients.”

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In the News: Huihan Liu featured in Fine Art Connoisseur
August 11, 2016

The Taste of Tibet is Sweet
by Andrew Webster
Editor, Fine Art Today

Although the average person might immediately think of towering Himalayan mountains when thinking of Tibet, the nation is also the birthplace of Buddhism — making it culturally invaluable and ripe for a skillful brush.

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Huihan Liu: My Journeys to Tibet in the Jackson Hole News & Guide
August 2016

Remember that trip you’ve always wanted to take from Jackson to Tibet? This is the month to do it. A flight to the Far East would be a bit of a stretch, but a drive to Trailside Galleries isn’t out of the question for those looking to experience Tibetan culture. Trailside will feature the art of South China native and current California resident Huihan Liu through the end of this month.

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Quarter Horse News, Veryl Goodnight, Inducted Into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame
August 2016

I recently had the pleasure of attending a preview party for the new Veryl Goodnight exhibit at the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall-of-Fame. Goodnight will be inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall-of-Fame this fall, and after spending about an hour with some of her works, I can see why.

The Anne W. Marion Gallery in the Cowgirl museum is temporary home to 17 of Goodnight’s bronze sculptures and 11 paintings until Oct. 30. Paired together in several cases, the themes range from wildlife and horses to Western women. Each piece is as evoking as the next. Her strong moving brush strokes engage the eye and the color pallets are true to the natural world. The bronze sculptures are strong in presence and composition. The patina effects used on many of the pieces is lovely and subtle. For me, it evoked a feeling of seeing a vague memory come to life.

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In the News: Shawn Cameron Show Preview in Western Art Collector
August 2016

Shawn Cameron’s realistic Western paintings are a cross section of memories that the artist hopes to preserve and share. Descending from pioneer families who traveled in covered wagons and began ranching in Arizona, Cameron is surrounded by an endless supply of subject matter, oftentimes including family members.  In her latest body of work Cameron has explored telling different stories, in some cases on larger canvases.

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In the News: Spirit of the West Show Preview featured in Western Art Collector Magazine
August 2016

Trailside Galleries has been showcasing Western art for more than 50 years, working to preserve and interpret the heritage of the American West. In the upcoming show Spirit of the West the gallery looks to continue that trend with more than 25 gallery artists participating. The artwork will span from landscapes to wildlife, still lifes to scenes of action, and also depictions of cultures and people throughout the West. Both traditional and contemporary art will hang during the month of August.

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In the News: Kathleen Dunphy Podcast with PleinAir Magazine
July 2016

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads has an intriguing conversation with the super-talented artist Kathleen Dunphy, who shares her thoughts about painting outdoors, focusing on what you love, and so much more. Reward yourself with this informative interview!

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In the News: Dinah Worman: Shifting Perspectives Show Preview
July 2016

Immediately recognizable in the landscapes of New Mexico-based artist Dinah Worman are the composition and the texture. In terms of the composition, Worman’s works are noted for a high horizon line and diagonals that take the viewer’s eyes on a journey through the painting. For her texture, there is the build-up of thick paint as well as a scratching technique that has developed in the pieces recently. These qualities of Worman’s work provide unique dimension in both the design and the application of paint.

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Painter Traces Rungius Through the Winds
July 2016

Almost a century ago Carl Rungius ventured into the Wind River Mountains and painted the majestic spires and rugged landscape few people saw for themselves. Decades later painter Lanny Grant traced Rungius’ steps, packing to and painting landmarks like Square Top Mountain, Borum Lake and Titcomb Basin, in the almost exact places Rungius rendered the= famous landmarks.

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In the News: Matt Smith featured in Art of the West
July - August 2016

Impressionistic Naturalism
by Vicki Stavig

Matt Smith has been selling his paintings since the early ‘80s, when he was just 17, but when asked when he realized that he really was an artist, he laughs and says, “I don’t know that I am yet. I know I’m a painter, but I don’t know if I’ve graduated to really being an artist. I’m continually trying to improve and take it to the next level.”

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In the News: Robert Moore: Progression, Show Preview in Western Art Collector
July 2016

Idaho-based painter Robert Moore is surrounded by landscapes that offer a multitude of inspiration close to home. In his latest series, the longtime artist traveled mostly to central and southern Idaho, which collectively boasts the Snake River Plain, volcanic buttes and Borah Peak, the highest mountain in the state.

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In the News: Mian Situ featured in Art of the West
July - August 2016

Following His Heart
by Clover Neiberg

For many people, “follow your heart” is a naively optimistic slogan on a motivational poster. For artist Mian Situ, it’s a proven life philosophy.

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In the News: Dustin Van Wechel, Western Art Collector
July 2016

Dustin Van Wechel's painting "The Passerby" was featured in the Western Art Collector article, "Symbol of the West" commemorating the official signing in to law the National Bison Legacy Act

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In the News: James Morgan featured in Art of the West
July - August 2016

Trusting His Vision
by Mary Nelson

Utah artist James Morgan never for a moment questioned his destiny. He would be an artist. Yes, there were challenges along the way, but anything worth doing often comes with some trials, and he was not deterred— slowed down, maybe, but not deterred. Although he uneasily glosses over the time he spent working days at a piano factory (something he’d like to forget entirely) and nights at his easel, it’s clear that Morgan has earned his credentials.

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In the News: Out of Africa Show Preview in Western Art Collector
June 2016

Throughout the countries in Africa there is diverse wildlife and landscapes to be discovered at every turn. In the upcoming exhibition Out of Africa at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming, artists will display works inspired by the varied flora, lands and animals found across the continent.

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In the News: Huihan Liu OPA Award Winner
June 2016

Huihan Liu is the Oil Painters of America's 2016 Salon Show Gold Award Winner for Master Signature Division. Trailside Galleries will be featured in a one-man show Huihan Liu: Journeys to Tibet, August 1 - 31, Open House: August 4, 5-8pm Jackson, Wyoming.

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In the News: Summer Rendezvous Show Preview in Western Art Collector
June 2016

To kick off the 2016 summer art season, Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming,
will host its Summer Rendezvous exhibition featuring new work by represented artists. The show is far-reaching, with genres on view ranging from Western and wildlife to landscapes, seascapes and figures. 

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In the News: East Meets West Show Preview in Western Art Collector
April 2016

Sharing one’s life and culture with viewers is a primary job of an artist. In Trailside Galleries’ annual show East Meets West, Chinese artists James Jiang, Mian Situ, and Jie Wei Zhou come together to showcase their traditional Chinese culture. “The East Meets West show strives to bring together a diverse group of Chinese artists who are united by a common passion for art and pride in our Asian heritages,” says Jie Wei Zhou. “Every year I am inspired by the support that I have received from the art community and by the public’s enthusiasm for Chinese artwork. The East Meets West show is not only an opportunity for me to share my stories, but also a chance for me to connect the traditions that I came from with the cultures I am now immersed in.”

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Curt Walters Featured in PleinAir Magazine Podcast
March 2016

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads sits down with the renowned painter Curt Walters, who discusses his Grand Canyon paintings, a lifetime project he's working on, and some tantalizing secrets to his success. Walters also shares a few thoughts on his legacy and so much more. A truly outstanding interview. March 2016

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Trailside Galleries Artists Win Awards at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum
March 2016

Congratulations to Trailside Galleries artists SHAWN CAMERON and DINAH WORMAN. Both were award winners at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum “2016 Cowgirl Up!” show.

Worman won First Place, Two-dimensional on Canvas, for “An Abundant Spring” and Shawn Cameron took the Governor’s Choice Award, selected by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, for “Working Girl”.

Now in its 11th year. The Cowgirl Up! Exhibition is a celebration of the West’s best women artists hosted by the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenberg, Arizona.

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In the News: Into the West Exhibition featured in Fine Art Today
March 2016

Into the West

Andrew Webster Reporting
Editor, Fine Art Today


Although Trailside Galleries is now in a temporary location in Scottsdale, Arizona, visitors can expect the usual display of absolute beauty and mastery during “Into the West” — a two-week sale and exhibition of all new works. When?
 
Opening on March 21, “Into the West” will be an outstanding opportunity to view all new works from the acclaimed stable of artists at Trailside Galleries. The group exhibition and sale will be held at a temporary location with an open house on Thursday, March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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In the News: Brent Cotton featured in Art of the West
March-April 2016

Brent Cotton
"Timeless Places"
by Clover Neiberg

In his much-loved memoir "A River Runs Through It," writer Norman Maclean famously noted, "In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly-fishing."

For Brent Cotton, who counts Maclean among his favorite authors, there is no clear line between art and nature, particularly rivers.  And for him, both represent a sort of near-religious calling.

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In the News: Into the West Exhibition featured in Western Art Collector
March 2016

Trailside Galleries looks to keep its tradition of being a “crossroads for both established and new talent and to be the point of connection between people who make art and people who love it.” With the show Into the West: The Trailside Tradition Continues, the gallery will feature Western works with subject matter ranging from realistic wildlife to impressionistic figures. 

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In the News: Jeremy Browne featured in Art of the West
March-April 2016

Jeremy Browne
Simple Serenity
by Myrna Zanetell


Pristine and peaceful, the paintings of Canadian artist Jeremy Browne are a celebration of freedom, nature's beauty, and man's relationship to the natural environment.

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In the News: Brent Cotton featured in Western Art Collector
March 2016

Western Art Collector
Brent Cotton
"Fading Light"
by Michael Clawson


From winding rivers to infinite sky, painter Brent Cotton channels nature and its etheric light with his timeless landscapes.  

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In the News: Wildlife Discovery Exhibition featured in Western Art Collector
March 2016

During the annual Wildlife Discovery exhibition at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming, art lovers will be treated to a diverse selection of paintings and sculpture by some of world’s leading artists in the genre.

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In the News: Showcases by William Suys and S.C. Mummert featured in Western Art Collector
March 2016

United by their shared interest in Western scenery and history, painters S.C. Mummert and William Suys will be featured in new exhibitions beginning March 1 at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming.

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In the News: Visions of the American Landscape Exhibition featured in Western Art Collector
February 2016

When looking for inspiration, many artists need to look no further than stepping outside their studio and admiring the world around them.  The earth is full of so much natural beauty that constantly changes with time, the weather and the mood of whomever is viewing it.  READ MORE

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In the News: Kyle Sims-2016 SEWE Featured Artist
February 12-14, 2016

Art Mag
February 2016


Meet the 2016 SEWE Featured Artist: Kyle Sims


"Kyle Sims’s painting Power and Grace was selected for the 2016 poster; the original oil painting is magnificent in person and will be auctioned off at theVIP gala."


Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is the largest celebration of wildlife art and the sporting lifestyle of its kind, and every year tens of thousands of visitors flock to marion square to take it all in…the crowds, the dogs, the birds, the camo, the food, the whole entire scene. It’s quite the spectacle to behold whether you’re a SEWE virgin or veteran, gather your friends and put on your dancing shoes for the SEWE Siree on Saturday night at the Charleston Visitors Center Bus Shed. It’s a laid back, good old- fashioned party with great BBQ, oysters, booze, and live music.


Definitely check out the art in both Charleston Place and Gaillard Center.
The nation’s top wildlife artists—both traditional and contemporary—will be displaying a breathtaking variety of artwork, all available for purchase.

The expo is, at its heart, a celebration of the natural world; conservation, education, and preservation are just as much a part of SEWE as the flashier events. Learn something while you’re having a great time.

click to view works by Kyle Sims

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In the News: Logan Maxwell Hagege featured in Art of the West
January/February 2016

An Exciting Adventure
by Myrna Zanetell
 

Last fall was an especially memorable time for Logan Maxwell Hagege, (pronounced ah jeh zi), whose surname hints at his French ancestry. He married Misty Zollars, who owns a denim company that makes women’s jeans. And he earned the Best of Show Purchase Award at the 2015 Quest for the West Exhibition at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana. His colorful Native American image, Land With No Time, is now included in the museum’s permanent collection......

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In the News: JoAnn Peralta featured in Art of the West
January/February 2016

Letting in the Light
by Vicki Stavig
 

Throughout her life, voices have spoken to J. Peralta, acknowledging her talent and urging her to create art. Fortunately, she paid them the attention they deserved and, in doing so, changed the course of her life.....

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Ian Ramsay selected for American Watercolor Society 149th Exhibition

Trailside Galleries congratulates artist IAN RAMSAY for his selection into the 149th Annual International American Watercolor Society Show to be held at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City. The American Watercolor Society is a nonprofit membership organization that began in 1866 to promote the art of watercolor painting in America. Each year the Society holds a juried exhibition of watercolors from artists throughout the world.

 

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Matt Smith featured in PleinAir Magazine Podcast
January 2016

PleinAir publisher Eric Rhoads interviews plein air painter Matt Smith about his art and technique, life as an artist and his feelings about making a living as an artist. This Arizona artist talks about ways to grow as an artist and the key fundamentals needed for growth and excellence.

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In the News: Bonnie Marris featured in Art of the West
January/February 2016

In an ideal world, Bonnie Marris would get out for a long horseback ride every day. Especially in the fall, when the trees around her northern Michigan home transition to brilliant yellow and reds, she would love to settle in for a daily ride. But it doesn’t always work out that way.....READ MORE

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In the News: Andrew Peters featured in Art of the West
January/February 2016

Trailside Galleries After an award winning year in 2015, painter Andrew Peters was featured in the latest Art of the West Magazine and his work will be featured in the Visions of the American Landscape Exhibition on display now @Trailside Galleries

click to view exhibition

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In the News: Deck the Walls Holiday Miniature Show featured in Western Art Collector
December 2015

Western Art Collector
Deck the Walls: Holiday Miniature Show Preview

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In the News: William Suys featured in Southwest Art Magazine
December 2015

Southwest Art Magazine
Drawn to Painting
William Suys

William A. Suys Jr. is on a quest to capture the essence of life on canvas.

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In the News: The Storytellers Exhibition featured in Western Art Collector
November 2015

Western Art Collector
Show Preview
The Storytellers: Artists of the American West

Narrative snapshots, frozen in oil, acrylic and watercolor, will be the subject of a new group exhibition, Storytellers: Artists of the American West, at Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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In the News: Bill Anton featured in Western Art Collector
November 2015

Western Art Collector
Epic Pairings: Bill Anton
by Michael Clawson

Bill Anton’s marvelous new paintings evoke the mood and spirit of the American cowboy.
 

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In the News: American Impressionist Society Exhibition featured in American Art Collector
October 2015

American Art Collector
October 2015
Impressions of Reality

The 16th annual American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition opens October 1 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The American Impressionist Society was founded by four Florida artists—William Schultz, Charlotte Dickinson, Marjorie Bradley, and Pauline Ney—with the goal to “promote the appreciation of impressionism through exhibitions, workshops and other media.” For the past 15 years the nonprofit organization has rose to
this occasion through its National Juried Exhibition, with the 16th annual show taking place October 1 to 29 at Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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In the News: American Impressionist Society Exhibition featured in Fine Art Connoisseur
September/October 2015

FIne Art Connoisseur
Great Art Nationwide
American Impressionist Society Exhibition Preview

A total of 180 artists will send paintings to the American Impressionist Society’s 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition, on view at Scottsdale’s Trailside Galleries. Its high point will come during the October 15 reception and awards presentation, when all eyes will be on judge Carolyn Anderson. Also on offer will be an array of educational programs both practical and contextual.

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In the News: Kyle Sims featured in Fine Art Connoisseur
September/October 2015

Fine Art Connoisseur
Three to Watch


Indeed, in addition to being impeccably accurate, Sims’s scenes possess a sense of atmosphere that transcends documentation, and he is particularly admired for his compositions, which often crop out portions of the animal’s form to bring us closer to the action.

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In the News: Michael Godfrey featured in Art of the West
August-September 2015

Michael Godfey
"Chasing Light" by Vicki Stavig

In early July, recently home from a trip to Ireland, Michael Godfrey was excited about the landscape he saw there, some of which he sketched on his new Galaxy tablet and will later transform into completed pieces in his home studio. That trip, he says, had long been on his bucket list and became a reality.....

 

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In the News: Cynthia Rigden featured in Ranch & Reata
August-September 2015
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In the News: Fall Gold featured in Southwest Art Magazine
September 2015

Southwest Art Magazine
Upcoming Show Preview
Fall Gold Exhibition

This month, Trailside Galleries in Jackson presents its annual Fall Gold show, which includes a group wildlife show, a Kyle Sims solo show, and a Renso Tamse showcase. The show, which culminates with an artists’ reception and sale on Saturday, September 19, from 5 to 7 p.m., features two to three works from a dozen or so gallery artists, in addition to a dozen pieces by Sims and 10 watercolor works by Tamse.

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In the News: Fall Gold Exhibition featured in Western Art Collector
September 2015

Western Art Collector
Upcoming Show Preview
Fall Gold Exhibition

Each year the city of Jackson, Wyoming, hosts it Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, with a number of art-related events that attract both locals and visitors. Among these happenings are mainstay gallery exhibitions, such as Trailside Galleries’ Fall Gold Exhibition and Sale, taking place in 2015 from September 7 to 20.

In addition to the Fall Gold show, the gallery will host two solo showcases: Their World: Kyle Sims and Dutch wildlife artist Renso Tamse’s From the Wild. Tamse, who works in watercolors, will highlight animal species from around the world in his exhibition. Featured will be African elephants, Siberian tigers and a selection of North American mammals. The gallery explains, “In the composition of his paintings, accurate draftsmanship is paramount in the representation of the animals, coupled with infusing the work with life and soul.”

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In the News: Kyle Sims featured in Western Art Collector
September 2015

Western Art Collector
Upcoming Show Preview
Their World: Kyle Sims

In Kyle Sims’ new wildlife exhibition, titled Their World, the Montana artist takes viewers deep into nature’s grasp to show them intimate views of the creatures that call the wilderness home. “The title is important to me. Their World is about the animals and their environment. But it’s also about us—we are a part of their world, too. And I want to give you a view into that world,” Sims says of his new major exhibition at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming. “People and the animals…we all fit together.”

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In the News: A Western Convergence featured in Southwest Art
August 2015

Southwest Art Magazine
Upcoming Show Preview
A Western Convergence

August is historically the busiest month for tourism in Jackson, WY, and nearby Yellowstone National Park. So Trailside Galleries, one of the city’s most venerable purveyors of western art, expects a big turnout of collectors and aficionados for the August 20 celebration of its month-long show entitled A Western Convergence.

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In the News: Wildlife Encounters: Dustin Van Wechel featured in Western Art Collector
August 2015

Western Art Collector
Upcoming Show Preview
Wildlife Encounters: Dustin Van Wechel

Having grown up in the West, wildlife artist Dustin Van Wechel finds himself drawn to the animals that inhabit those lands. For his upcoming August solo show Wildlife Encounters, at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming, many of the pieces will include elk, mountain goats, ravens and more.

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In the News: A Western Convergence featured in Western Art Collector
August 2015

Western Art Collector
Upcoming Show Preview
A Western Convergence

This August, five of the country’s leading Western artists will come together for a new group exhibition at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming. The show, titled A Western Convergence, features Bill Anton, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Z.S. Liang, Jim C. Norton, and Tim Solliday. Each of the artists has created five new works specifically for the show, highlighting the styles and subjects for which they are known.

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In the News: Dinah Worman featured in Southwest Art
August 2015

Southwest Art Magazine
Shifting Perspectives
Dinah Worman

Dinah Worman remembers clearly the key moment when her perspective as a landscape artist began to shift. It was January 2013, and like several years before, she had been invited, among dozens of top artists, to submit her work to the prestigious Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale in Denver.

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In the News: A Western Convergence featured in Arts & Antiques Weekly
July 24, 2015

Arts & Antiques Weekly
A Western Convergence
July 24, 2015
‘A Western Convergence’ To Open At Trailside Galleries August 1


JACKSON, WYO. — Trailside Galleries is presenting “A Western Convergence,” a major show of new works featuring five leading Western artists: Bill Anton, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Z.S. Liang, Jim C. Norton and Tim Solliday. The show is on exhibit August 1–30 and an open house will be Thursday, August 20, 5 to 7 pm.

Bill Anton’s impressionistic paintings chronicle the life and times of the contemporary working cowboy. Inspired by the majestic landscapes, wilderness areas and working ranches close to his Arizona studio, he paints with a directness of purpose tempered by rich colors and soft edged brushwork.
  
Logan Maxwell Hagege’s paintings of the American Southwest come to life in a series of angular images that capture the spare beauty of an arid landscape and of an ancient and enduring Native American culture shaped by the extremes of its environment.
 
In Z.S. Liang’s paintings, whether a complex, historical subject matter with multiple figures or a simple, elegant portrait, his meticulous research and dedication is clearly evident, giving his work passion and authenticity.
  
Jim C. Norton, longstanding member of the Cowboy Artists of America, is world renowned for his renditions of Western art and depictions of historical and modern life in the West. His painterly use of color brings life to the stunning vistas portrayed within his art.
  
Tim Solliday’s work is a unique combination of the historic and the contemporary; his Western landscapes and figures are imbued with vibrant color and bold, dramatic brushstrokes that add a feeling of movement in his works. Trailside Galleries is at 130 East Broadway. For further information, 307-733-3186 or www.trailsidegalleries.com  .

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In the News: Impressions of Nature: Robert Moore Show Featured in Fine Art Today
July 9, 2015

Impressions of Nature: Robert Moore
Fine Art Connoisseur
Andrew Webster Reporting
Editor, Fine Art Today


Plein air purist may be a contemplative, quiet individual, but his paintings speak loudly and impressively — pun intended — at current exhibition.

Trailside Galleries is at it again, with a tantalizing exhibition featuring established plein air impressionist Robert Moore. Using a distinctive mixture of palette knife and brush, Moore makes paintings with a thick, undulating, and vivid surface that many viewers find enchanting.

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In the News: Impressions of Nature: Robert Moore Preview in American Art Collector
July 2015

American Art Collector
Upcoming Show Preview
Impressions of Nature: Robert Moore

 

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In the News: Albin Veselka featured in Art of the West
July - August 2015

Art of the West
A Creative Calling: Albin Veselka
by Clover Nelberg

Albin Veselka wants to talk about art. First, though, he wants to say a few words about the meaning of life and the purpose

of art. “I’m always trying to uplift people; I think it’s important to better the world,” says Veselka, whose Christian faith, along with his missionary zeal for art, guide his creative journey. “My faith helps me to do that—to uplift people and to show them something through my art.”

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In the News: Andrew Peters claims coveted Prix de West Purchase Award
June 18, 2015

The Prizes Go To....

Jeffrey Carlson Reporting
Editor, Fine Art Today
Posted: Thursday, 18 June 2015 11:53AM

The Prix de West recently crowned a new set of painters and sculptors with awards that bring lasting recognition.

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City presented its highly anticipated Prix de West fundraising exhibition over the weekend, naming at the opening the 2015 award winners. Exceptionally difficult decisions faced the jurors, with 311 artworks from 99 of the country's finest painters and sculptors in art of the American West represented. Both previous winners and first-timers earned nods this year.


Iowa artist Andrew Peters claimed the coveted Prix de West Purchase Award, adding his name to a list of previous winners that reads like a hall of fame in contemporary Western art-making -- with previous inductees including Jeremy Lipking, George Carlson, Tom Browning, Morgan Weistling, Curt Walters, Martin Grelle, William Acheff, and Howard Terpning, to name only a few. Peters's painting "The Lake of Glass" will enter the permanent collection at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 

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In the News: Fleeting Effects of Light: Brent Cotton featured in American Art Collector
June 2015

American Art Collector
Upcoming Show Preview
Fleeting Effects of Light: Brent Cotton

Luminous Landscapes
by Michael Clawson, Assistant Editor


Brent Cotton has taken two classic styles of painting—luminism and tonalism—and breathed new life into them with his tranquil landscapes.  Michael Clawson, Assistant Editor, Western Art Collector & American Art Collector click to view exhibition

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In the News: High Country Summer Exhibition Preview in Western Art Collector
June 2015

Western Art Collector
Upcoming Show Preview
High Country Summer


"Mountain Summers"
by Michael Clawson, Assistant Editor

 

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In the News: Paul Waldum featured in Big Sky Journal
May 2015

Paul Waldum takes us to the places where we wish we were, propping our feet up on remembered mornings, damp air rising to meet the light. Guiding us with colors, with lines and compositions, he scratches at the cache of fall evenings, the sounds of clear water lapping on the river-tumbled stones.

“I want that sense of tranquility, of being there,” Waldum says.
“When people can look at one of my paintings and feel that peace …

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In the News: Coast to Country: Robert Duncan Exhibition featured in Western Art Collector
May 2015

During recent trips to New England and the East Coast, oil painter Robert Duncan was struck by the rural nature of much of the landscape. “Even though it’s one of the earliest settled parts of the country, they saved many of their open spaces,” Duncan says. “They’ve really clung to these ideas of rural and village lifestyles.”

These images of rural life—picturesque snow panoramas, fertile farm landscapes, and coastal scenes with lobstermen and fishing boats— form the basis of Duncan’s new exhibition, titled Coast to Country, opening May 4 at Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona. READ MORE

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In the News: Shawn Cameron-Gracing the Covers

The last few months have been busy for Shawn Cameron.  In December 2014 Western Art Collector Magazine selected the painting "In the Midst" for their Cover.  In March, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey personally selected her painting, “Hilltop Passage” as his top choice thus earning the coveted Governor’s Choice Award at the 10th Anniversary Cowgirl Up!  Art from the Other Side of the West.  The show is held annually at the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona.  In April, American Cowboy Magazine published a special issue focusing on The Cowboy Code.  Cameron's painting, “Song of the West” was selected for the cover.  Congratulations Shawn!!!

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In the News: Brent Cotton featured in Sporting Classics

Art & Etc.
by Todd Wilkinson
Spring-Summer 2015


"Working almost exclusively with palette knives, Montana artist Brent Cotton creates enchanting landscapes that transport us deep into the sacred angling light."

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In the News: Luminous: Bruce Cheever Show featured in Western Art Collector
March 2015

Painter Bruce Cheever is a big believer in luminism, a style of painting that was largely developed by artists in the Hudson River School in the mid-19th century. “A lot of it goes back to Albert Bierstadt and the Hudson River artists. They were looking for romance, and they found it in their paintings, which just glowed,” Cheever says, explaining that luminism is the theory that light can penetrate the layers of a painting and reflect back out. “It gives the painting a lot of depth.” 

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In the News: Joe Anna Arnett featured in PleinAir Magazine
April 2015

New Mexico artist Joe Anna Arnett is among the most charming, personable, enthusiastic, and informative artists who will be demonstrating from the main stage during the Plein Air Convention & Expo in April.  READ MORE

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In the News: A View to the West featured in Fine Art Connoisseur
March 12, 2015

Westward Ho, With Today's Best

Jeffrey Carlson Reporting
Editor, Fine Art Today

Moving equine portraits and dusty desert landscapes show off the talents of Jenness Cortez, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Bruce Lawes, and more.


For two weeks beginning March 16, Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, will be exhibiting a selection of Western landscapes from some of its most recognized artists. The gallery is hosting a special open house for "A View to the West" that will coincide with Scottsdale's Thursday Art Walk on March 26, from 6-8 p.m.
 

The artists exhibiting in "A View to the West" include Bill Anton, Steve Atkinson, Elizabeth Brandon, Jeremy Browne, Ross Buckland, Jenness Cortez, John DeMott, Kathleen Dunphy, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Bruce Lawes, Jan Martin McGuire, S.C. Mummert, Alfredo Rodriguez, Marlin Rotach, William Suys, William Whitaker, and Dinah Worman.
 

The artworks on view are not just a grouping thoughtlessly thrown together for their shared interest in cacti and mountain ranges. Rather, this particular selection emphasizes profound connections that develop between the people, land, and animals of the American West. In Bruce Lawes' "Paint Over Time," age has worn the old cowboy significantly, while the deep connection he experiences with his mount remains steadfast. The enduring, redemptive nature of their relationship finds parallels in other works throughout the exhibition, where the Western lifestyle is treated with sincerity and honor.

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In the News: Color & Concept: Qiang Huang featured in American Art Collector
March 2015

Q I A N G  H U A N G: 
Dramatic effects
Color & Concept Show Preview
American Art Collector, March 2015


Optics is a branch of physics focusing on the behaviors and properties of light, something Qiang Huang has spent a lot of time studying. Huang, who born in Beijing, China, came to America in 1985, and in 1993, he obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in physics and light, specifically optics. He then began a career as an optical engineer. That training and background continues to influence how Huang approaches each of his paintings. The artist approaches the canvas with
a scientific problem-solving mindset. He “troubleshoots” how he wants his idea to show on the canvas or how he wants to
enhance the effects.  READ MORE

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In the News: Alfredo Rodgriguez featured in Art of the West, March/April 2015

Alfredo Rodriguez
"A Different Perspective"
Art of the West, March/April 2015
by Vicki Stavig

Alfredo Rodriguez bemoans the loss of personal interaction, a casualty of the evolution of technology—computers, cell phones, and social media—that, while increasing the speed with which people communicate, has put a distance between them. You can’t shake a hand or share a hug while tapping out letters on a keyboard.  So it is that Rodriguez focuses on people interacting with each other, whether it’s an old man reading to his grandchildren, or a young man teaching his siblings how to carve.  READ MORE

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In the News: Coastal Connections featured in FIne Art Connoisseur

Premier Painters of Both Coasts

Jeffrey Carlson Reporting
Editor, Fine Art Today


If paintings of the frothing ocean, the ebb and flow of waves, and soft evening light on coastal cliffs call to you -- then one exhibition this weekend is a must-see.  Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, is currently hosting a show of exceptional coastal landscape paintings by artists on both sides of the country.  READ MORE

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In the News: Coastal Connections featured in Homestead Magazine
February 2 - 15, 2015

OF NOTE: TRAILSIDE GALLERIES’ “COASTAL CONNECTIONS” EXHIBITION ARTISTS

FEBRUARY 4, 2015
Homestead Magazine
BY KIRSTEN RUE
 

Around this time of year, after days of drifting snow and socked-in clouds, it can be tempting to dream of salt spray and sunnier climes. The ocean, in all its primordial beauty, beckons us towards spring break plans and summer escapes–just as it does for painters intent on capturing its mercurial views. Opening this week, the local Trailside Gallery‘s sister gallery in Scottsdale, AZ debuts a “Coastal Connections” show featuring artists represented there and locally. - READ MORE 

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In the News: Essence of the Human Form featured in American Art Collector
February 2015

Capturing Character
Essence of the Human Form
American Art Collector, February 2015


Viewers may never meet the subjects in figurative works they see, but the humanistic qualities in the collection at Trailside Galleries’ exhibit Essence of the Human Form jump off the canvas, pulling art lovers into new worlds surrounded by tranquil green forests, peaceful sandy beaches and the jitters surrounding a ballet performance found backstage.  READ MORE

 

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In the News: Ralph Oberg featured in Art of the West

How do you celebrate your birthday when you hit 60? If you are Colorado artist Ralph Oberg, you book a trip to Nepal. While it might not be on everyone’s bucket list, Oberg wanted to satisfy a deep longing to see the infamous peaks of that remote count y. It was fittingly his first trip off the North American continent.  READ MORE

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In the News: Cyrus Afsary featured in Art of the West, January/February 2015

A small boy of 7, with curly dark hair, bright brown eyes, and a serious expression, walks home from school, looking at shop windows, as he passes. A movement in one of those windows catches his eye, and he stops, when he sees an artist on the other side of it. The boy is mesmerized, as he watches the artist mix colors and move his paintbrush across the canvas. Slowly, a mountain appears. The wonder of seeing that painting evolve stays with the boy and creates in him a desire to create similar scenes—and evoke similar responses.  READ MORE

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Shawn Cameron Featured on the Cover of Western Art Collector
December, 2014

We are excited to announce that Trailside Galleries artist Shawn Cameron's painting "In the Midst" graced the cover of Western Art Collector Magazine's December 2014 issue.

click to view additional works by Shawn Cameron

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In the News: Deck the Walls Show Preview in Western Art Collector
December 1, 2014

Deck the Walls: Holiday Miniature Show
Featured in Western Art Collector
December 2014


Holiday MiniatureTrailside Galleries is bringing the works of more than two dozen artists together for its annual Deck the Walls - Holiday Miniature Show, the highlight of which is a fixed-price sale by drawing held December 4th at the gallery’s Scottsdale, Arizona, location.


The exhibition begins December 1 and runs through Decem ber 28. Among the artists participating are Cyrus Afsary, Jeremy Browne, Shawn Cameron, Bruce Cheever, John DeMott, Patricia Dobson, Robert Duncan, Z.S. Liang, Dan and Danny McCaw, Michael Godfrey, Joann Peralta, Tim Solliday, Ian  amsay, Cynthia Rigden, Sueellen Ross, Tim Solliday, Mian Situ, Matt Smith, Dustin Van Wechel, Curt Walters, Morgan Weistling, William Whitaker, and Jie Wei Zhou.


Situ’s work in the exhibition is a mother and daughter piece titled Pretty in Pink. “The mother and child in the painting are Wa people from Yunnan Province in southwest China,” Situ says of the piece. “Mothers always carry their children either when they are doing their routine chores or going to the market.” Godfrey’s piece is a floral image—like Situ’s, it also features pink—titled A Gift from April. “Springtime in Maryland is highlighted by cherry blossom trees. I have observed their beauty for years but it wasn’t until two years ago that I considered them as subject matter for my paintings,” Godfrey says. “I have done a series of up close vignettes as I am drawn to the abstractions that are created by the blossoms.”

The show will also include landscapes, cowboy images, still lifes, portraits, marine and seascapes, and a number of figurative pieces.

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Press Release: Sell Out Show for Z.S. Liang
November 15, 2014

For Immediate Release:

SELL OUT SHOW FOR Z.S. LIANG AT TRAILSIDE GALLERIES
Scottsdale, Arizona


Scottsdale, AZ…. On Saturday, November 15, award winning artist Z.S. Liang appeared in person at Trailside Galleries’ Scottsdale, Arizona location for his showcase of new works and to sign copies of his recent book, Native Trails-Fresh Tracks.  Published by Greenwich Workshop Press, this is the first ever, fine art, hardcover retrospective of Z.S. Liang’s work. Collectors streamed into the gallery and stood in line to meet Liang and get their books signed.


While the showcase for Liang was comprised of just five paintings, the power of the imagery was rich and compelling. Precise detail combined with the historical and narrative elements of his paintings was clearly evident in each work; from the smallest, a 9 x 12 oil titled “Siksika Hunter” with its painterly brushwork and jewel colors, to the stunning 46 x 34 oil titled “Bear Medicine Healer.” In this work, Liang alludes to the belief by Native Americans that the bear possessed the power to heal its wounds.  So too, the Crow Medicine Man was believed to have such power of healing. Liang masterfully captured this scene, portraying the wounded warrior placed at the front of the sacred Eagle Medicine Rock, as the Medicine Man shakes his rattle ferociously to keep the evil spirit away, treating the wounded warrior with all his powers to save his life. 


As is customary with a new collection of Liang paintings, a fixed priced draw was held to determine the lucky buyers, who hailed from Montana all across the country down to Florida.


Z.S. Liang will next be participating in a special group show in August 2015 at the gallery’s Jackson, Wyoming gallery.  Additional details will be forthcoming.


Links for show images and price list available upon request.
Z.S. Liang Exhibition Website Page
Z.S. Liang Press Images & Documents


Please contact Kimberly C. Fletcher, Marketing & Communications Director at 480.945.7751 or email media@trailsidegalleries.com for further information and images.  

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In the News: Albin Veselka featured in Fine Art Connoisseur
December 2014

Artists Making Their Mark
Albin Veselka
Fine Art Connoisseur, December 2014


ALBIN VESELKA (b. 1979) began his career as an oil painter depicting wildlife, but gradually shifted toward the luminous scenes for which he is best  known - men, women, and children, often posed outdoors, near windows, or in candlelight wearing costumes of the Old West or Eastern Europe. These are complemented by crystalline views of the Rocky Mountains in various seasons, as well as of the horses, cows, and other livestock he has studied so long.


Born in Wyoming and raised in Idaho, Veselka graduated in 2006 with a B.F.A. in stu­dio art from Brigham Young University's large campus in Rexburg, Idaho. There, he recalls, professors Gerald Griffin and Leon Parson gave him "the tools all representational artists must have to open the door to communicating in the visual arts."Today he teaches there part­ time, relish ing not only the chance to inspire younger artists, but also the "constant self-re­ evaluation  that comes through  teaching."


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In the News: Z.S. Liang Show Preview in Western Art Collector
November 2014

Spiritual Voices
By Michael Clawson
Western Art Collector, November 2014


Using a variety of historical sources, Z.S. Liang tells personal Native American stories for his new Arizona exhibition.


Sandwiched between the paint and the canvas is something that can’t always be seen in a piece of artwork, but it can be felt, albeit subtly. That hidden layer: story. Western and Native American painter Z.S. Liang cuts through the understatement: “Getting that story is the single most crucial part of painting. It’s that simple. Story is what makes a great painting,” he says. 


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In the News: Robert Duncan Show Preview in Western Art Collector
November 2014

Heroic Figures
Western Art Collector, November 2014


Robert Duncan is re-reading The Wyeths, a collection of letters written by N.C. Wyeth to his family. The Utah painter owns three copies of the book. “It never hurts to have some extras,” he says. “It’s a very important book for artists because it showed how Wyeth was inspired by painting,” Duncan says. “He encouraged painting from the heart, and painting by putting yourself into the scene and feeling what you’re creating. He’s really inspired me by painting things that matter, things I have a feeling and connection to."


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In the News: Fall Classics Exhibition featured n Western Art Collector
November 2014

Autumnal Annual
Western Art Collector, November 2014


Trailside Galleries ushers in autumn with new works by its stable of artists during the Fall Classics Exhibition and Sale. On display November 3 to 15, the annual show will focus on Western imagery complemented by wildlife, sporting art, landscapes and figurative subjects from contemporary artists Jim Norton, Dan Mieduch, Michael Malm, Bill Nebeker, Logan Maxwell Hagege, John DeMott, Steve Atkinson, Ian Ramsay, Cynthia Rigden, Marlin Rotach, Brenda Murphy, Richard D. Thomas, Jeremy Browne, Stan Davis, Bruce Cheever and many others.  Individual showcases for Z.S. Liang and
Robert Duncan will round out Fall Classics.

 

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In the News: John & Suzie Seerey-Lester Win Conservation Award
October 27, 2014

Artists Win Conservation Award
Osprey, Fla. - Oct. 27, 2014


Wildlife artists John and Suzie Seerey-Lester have just returned from Canada, where they jointly received the prestigious Simon Combes Award for Conservation.


It was presented to the couple at the Artists for Conservation (AFC) Festival held on top of the spectacular Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The event was of particular importance to the Seerey-Lesters because of their close friendship with the English artist, Simon Combes, for whom the award is named, who died tragically in Africa some ten years ago.


John and Suzie said they were honored to receive the award, which is a magnificent bronze sculpture by Peter Gray of South Africa, and is displayed prominently in their home in Osprey, Florida.


The Seerey-Lesters have been involved in raising funds for conservation for over 30 years. John has raised millions of dollars personally to save African and American wildlife and habitat.  Both devote a large amount of time raising funds for their favorite groups. Below are a few of the organizations they support.

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In the News-Bruce K. Lawes Creating Big Buzz In U.S. Art Market
October 25, 2014

RENOWNED ARTIST, BRUCE K. LAWES, CREATING BIG BUZZ IN U.S. ART MARKET
Fordham PR

Over the past year, I have been honoured to represent international award-winning artist BRUCE K. LAWES for his publicity and promotions and watched with great excitement as his paintings have been snapped up by those appreciating his stunning equine portraits, beautiful landscapes and Civil War historical re-imaginings. Now represented by two prestigious galleries in the south-western United States for whom he has already shown and sold several major art works, Bruce is poised to attract an even wider audience with two important upcoming sales in Scottsdale and Tucson, AZ. I spoke with him recently to find out about his new painting projects and career developments.
GF: Since entering the South Western US art markets last year, your historical Civil War paintings and equine portraits have sold well and sold fast. Do you see this as a positive omen for your impending move south of the border?
BKL: Without question, my introduction to the western United States has launched my career in a new direction. My relocation to the U.S. has a dual purpose: first, to be in the same country as the galleries that represent me enables personal appearances and transportation of paintings so much easier. Secondly, to be able to paint outside all year round, snow free, PRICELESS!
GF: You are now represented by two leading galleries, Trailside Galleries with locations in Jackson Hole, WY, and Scottsdale, AZ, and Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, AZ – how has this exposure introduced you to a wider audience?
BKL: I’m showing my paintings with artists who sell their work for hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars; this attracts an elite collector base that is now viewing my work and showing great interest. Also, the professionalism and credibility of these galleries attract the appropriate buyers. The combination of gallery exposure, auctions and a great publicist, Glenda Fordham, continue to move things in the right direction. (thank you…I’m blushing – GF)
GF: Earlier this year, you participated in the famed Coeur d’Alene art auction in Reno, NV, and your portrait of George Armstrong Custer (below) during his Civil War campaign at Gettysburg created quite the buzz and sold very quickly. Then a second Civil War painting sold quickly in Jackson Hole. How has that success motivated you to focus on re-imaginings of Civil War battle scenes?
BKL: As we have previously announced earlier this year, I’m involved as an artistic entity in “To Appomattox”, an upcoming 8-part TV mini series based on that defining moment between Grant and Lee in the Civil War. To be able to draw inspiration from an actual Hollywood production set is going to be very exciting and I think will be reflected in my paintings I produce for the series.
GF: The Wyoming market seems very interested in your stunningly realistic equine portraits – can you tell us a little about your recent sale of “On A Cloud” and the client who purchased it?
BKL: The painting, ‘On a Cloud’ (below), almost did not go to Wyoming for two reasons, I had a client of mine very interested in it and I was also concerned about sending a dressage painting to ‘cowboy country’. As it turned out, my client bowed out and Trailside, WY, assured me that their collector base would be very interested in this work as their clients reside all over the country, many being fortunate to have several holiday homes. In fact, the painting sold at the opening weekend of the show to a Virginia woman who was a competitive dressage rider and had a home in Jackson Hole, but the painting is being hung in her Palm Beach, Florida winter home.
Bruce Lawes- On a CloudGF: How do you feel about “commercializing” your work by issuing multiple giclees or limited edition posters that are affordable to a wider audience?
BKL: If done properly and for the right reason I think reproductions can show a beneficial result for an artist by bringing greater awareness to their work and an additional revenue stream. Doing corporate projects and fundraising efforts with multiple reproductions can be a great asset to both artist and charity.
GF: You have two important shows coming up in November – what paintings do you have planned for each show?
BKL: I will be flying out to visit the Trailside Gallery in Scottsdale and will be attending the Settlers West opening night in Tucson for their Great American West show on November 22. I will be featuring another Dressage painting called, ‘Ghost Rider’ 40”x 43” at Trailside and perhaps one other, if time permits. At Settlers West I will have a beautiful painting of gray wolves in the winter snow called, ‘Shades of Blues and Grays’ (below) plus a painting of a wild mustang in Montana entitled, ‘Over His Domain’. These are major works sized 26”x54” and 36”x54” respectively. I look forward to meeting all art enthusiasts who come out to see all the amazing artists participating in both events.
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In the News: ARTFIXdaily features Logan Maxwell Hagege Sell Out Show
September 23, 2014

(ArtfixDaily Artwire)

Trailside Galleries, in Jackson, Wyoming, hosted its first one-man show for California artist Logan Maxwell Hagege on Saturday evening, September 13. More than 300 collectors attended the event, many from out of town.  The new collection of work from Hagege was comprised of 13 new, original oil paintings in a series of figural and landscape works that capture Native American culture juxtaposed with the arid landscape of the desert Southwest.


Due to high collector demand, the paintings were all sold via a lottery draw system in order to give all potential buyers a fair chance to purchase the painting(s) of their choice.  Just before 6:00 pm, with the draw boxes filled to capacity, Managing Partner, Maryvonne Leshe introduced Hagege to the large crowd of collectors and art enthusiasts and the draw got under way.  For those in the audience who were lucky winners, resounding cheers could be heard throughout the gallery space!   Within a few minutes, all 13 paintings were sold.


“What an incredible evening for Logan, his collectors and for the gallery” observes Director Joan M. Griffith.   “We knew he was going to come up with a tremendous body of work for his first one man show at Trailside, and clearly, he delivered in a very big way!” Griffith adds, “I think what is so exciting about representing Logan here at Trailside is that his paintings are resonating across many platforms; from the more contemporary minded art buyer to the traditional western art collector.”


Logan Hagege will have new works available at the Scottsdale gallery during its annual Fall Classics Exhibition and Sale on Saturday November 15 and he will also participate in the gallery’s Holiday Miniature show on Thursday, December 4.


Hagege is in the permanent collection of the Autry Museum, Briscoe Western Art Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, and The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.  Most recently he received the Gene Autry Memorial Award for the best group of paintings at the 2014 Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.


Logan Maxwell Hagege-Show Catalog:  http://issuu.com/kimberly25/docs/tsg_hagage_8x8_catalog_2014_prices

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Congratulations: John Gallis adds two new awards at the Western Design Conference
September 15, 2014

Furniture Artisan John Gallis added two new honors to his already long list of awards.  Gallis won the Historical Craftsmanship Award for his Arrow Head Desk and the Best Woodworking Artist Award for his Axe Handle Table.

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Press Release: Sell Out Show for Logan Maxwell Hagege!!!!
September 13, 2014

For Immediate Release:

SELL OUT SHOW FOR LOGAN MAXWELL HAGEGE
September 13, 2014


Jackson, WY…Trailside Galleries hosted its first one-man show for California artist Logan Maxwell Hagege on Saturday evening, September 13. More than 300 collectors attended the event, many from out of town.  The new collection of work from Hagege was comprised of 13 new, original oil paintings in a series of figural and landscape works that capture Native American culture juxtaposed with the arid landscape of the desert Southwest.


Due to high collector demand, the paintings were all sold via a lottery draw system in order to give all potential buyers a fair chance to purchase the painting(s) of their choice.  Just before 6:00 pm, with the draw boxes filled to capacity, Managing Partner Maryvonne Leshe introduced Hagege to the large crowd of collectors and art enthusiasts and the draw got under way.  For those in the audience who were lucky winners, resounding cheers could be heard throughout the gallery space!   Within a few minutes, all 13 paintings were sold. 

“What an incredible evening for Logan, his collectors and for the gallery” observes Director Joan M. Griffith.   “We knew he was going to come up with a tremendous body of work for his first one man show at Trailside, and clearly, he delivered in a very big way!” Griffith adds, “I think what is so exciting about representing Logan here at Trailside is that his paintings are resonating across many platforms; from the more contemporary minded art buyer to the traditional western art collector.”


Logan Hagege will have new works available at the Scottsdale gallery during its annual Fall Classics Exhibition and Sale on Saturday November 15 and he will also participate in the gallery’s Holiday Miniature show on Thursday, December 4. 
Hagege is in the permanent collection of the Autry Museum, Briscoe Western Art Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, and The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.  Most recently he received the Gene Autry Memorial Award for the best group of paintings at the 2014 Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.


Links:
Images and price list for the show
September Newsletter: 
Logan Maxwell Hagege-Show Catalog:

Please contact Kimberly C. Fletcher at 307.733.3186-Jackson or email at media@trailsidegalleries.com for further information and images.

 

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Congratulations to Tucker Smith
September 13, 2014

TOP TIER JURIED COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED!

The Jackson Hole Art Auction is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Top Tier Juried Competition is Tucker Smith for his painting "Perspective".  Top Tier artists, chosen by invitation only, are a select group of contemporary artists with exemplary auction records.  

A $10,000 cash prize was awarded to the artist whose work is of significant merit, as determined by a three person jury of highly respected museum directors and curators.  Peter Hassrick, Director Emeritus & Senior Scholar, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Jerry Smith, Ph.D., Curator of American and Western American Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Adam Duncan Harris, Ph.D., Petersen Curator of Art & Research, National Museum of Wildlife Art.  The award was announced September 13, 2014.

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Congratulations to Sueellen Ross

Congratulations to Sueellen Ross!!!  The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has just announced that the Museum has purchased Ross's painting 2014 Birds in Art Exhibition Painting, "Vantage Point" for their permanent collection.  This is the fourth painting that resides in the Museum's collection.

 

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Congratulations To Sherry Salari Sander

Congratulations to Trailside Galleries artist Sherry Salari Sander who won Ethology Award for the Best Depiction of Natural Behavior 3-D, with her sculpture “An Encounter in Sheep Country”at the Society of Animal Artist’s 54th 2014 Annual Exhibition.

Ethology is the scientific and objective study of animal behavior, and is a sub-topic of zoology. The focus of ethology is on animal behavior under natural conditions.

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In the News-Logan Maxwell Hagege & Fall Gold featured in The Culture Trip-London

Wyoming’s 10 Best Events and Festivals this September

Colloquially known as the ‘Cowboy State’, Wyoming is a peak-strewn region of the Western United States replete with mountain ranges and the surrounding foothills, notably the Eastern Rocky Mountains. This summer, Wyoming plays host to myriad arts and cultural events, from festivals celebrating the arts in Jackson to chomping on Greek delights in Cheyenne. Wyoming proves the month of September to be a cultural one and offers passers-by these 10 unmissable events, and more.


Art | Logan Maxwell Hagege – Changing Light
1 September – 14 September
Jackson’s Trailside Gallery is hosting Logan Maxwell Hagege’s new exhibition, Changing Light, in which he conjures up quintessential scenes from the American Southwest in a series of figural and landscape works. Hagege deftly depicts scenes emulating Native American life and culture, framed in the thirsty environs of the Southwest desert; his appetite for dusty scenes developed during youthful sojourns at his grandmother’s house in the California desert. To meet Hagege to discuss his art, there will be an artist’s reception on 13 September. Hagege’s works on display at the Changing Light exhibition will be sold by draw.
 

Art | Fall Gold
1 September – 14 September
For a melange of some of Oklahoma’s best wildlife, landscape and sporting art, lumber into the Trailside Gallery in Jackson for the annual Fall Gold Exhibition and Sale. This yearly aesthetic fiesta occurs to coincide with the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, also featured. Participating artists include Brent Cotton, Michael Godfrey, Bonnie Marris, Jim Morgan, George Northup, and many others, some of whom will be in attendance at the artists’ reception on 13 September. Many of the artworks on display will be procurable so be sure to pack your wallet; you might even walk out with some Fall Gold.
Fall Gold, 130 East Broadway, Jackson, WY, USA, +1 307 733 3186

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In the News: Fall Gold Show Preview Featured in Western Art Collector
September 13, 2014

With the splendor of the autumn season in full swing and paired with the celebrated Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, Trailside Galleries debuts its highly anticipated Fall Gold exhibition and sale. The highlight of the gallery’s fall art season, Fall Gold coincides with the Fall Arts Festival and includes a group exhibition, several solo showcases and other happenings. It kicks off September 1. The group exhibit includes a fine selection of wildlife, landscape, and sporting art by artists Dustin Van Wechel, Brent Cotton, James Morgan, George Northup, Kyle Sims, Dan Smith, Adam Smith, John DeMott, Tucker Smith, Kent Ullberg, Kathy Wipfler, and Sarah Woods, among others. There will be an artists’ reception September 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. with many of the show participants in attendance for meet and greet.

 

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John Seerey-Lester: Booksigning

• Buffalo Edition – Brown Leather-bound, limited edition of 350 with a special signed and numbered fine art print, $150.00

• Leopard Edition – Red Leather-bound, limited edition of 250, with a hand colored, signed and numbered fine art print, $250.00
• Black Leopard Edition – Black Leather bound, limited edition of 100 with an original 8x10 Seerey-Lester painting, $995.00


When it comes to reliving in both words and paint, the greatest adventures of the world’s legendary explorers and hunters, no artist does it better than John Seerey-Lester. His first, award-winning book, “Legends of the Hunt”, featured a stunning gallery of 105 paintings depicting illustrious outdoorsmen between the years 1849 and 1933.

 

Now, in “Legends of the Hunt – Campfire Tales”, the celebrated artist shares 60 true stories and more than 150 paintings and drawings that document life-and-death encounters with dangerous game and strange, often bizarre events that defy description. Theodore Roosevelt stands fast before a charging lion; a trio of Swedish adventurers struggle to survive in the Arctic wilderness; a veteran prospector is savagely bitten by an enraged grizzly; famed explorer Carl Akeley finds himself haunted by the visage of a giant gorilla.

As you gaze at Seerey-Lester’s authentic, wonderfully absorbing images, you will smell the smoke from the campfire, feel the freezing rain against your skin and taste the dust from the African plains. Most certainly you will find yourself drifting back in time to join those honored men and women as they relate their adventures around the campfire.

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In the News: Logan Maxwell Hagege featured in Southwest Art
September 2014

Light has the power not only to  illuminate, but also to transform. Light changes perspectives and perceptions, underscoring the ever-changing, ever-flowing passage of time. It is this power that spurs Logan Maxwell Hagege to en-gage light as both device and character in his paintings, as a tangible force that at once catalyzes and embodies change. This month Trailside Galleries mounts Changing Light, its first exhibition ex-clusively devoted to Hagege’s work. The show explores the artist’s perpetual, in-tense desire to capture the effects of light and the patterns it creates as it moves across objects, particularly those in open desert spaces.   

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In the News-September Shows featured in Jackson Hole News & Guide

Fall Arts offers Hagege wider audience
Jackson Hole News & Guide
By Dina Mishev

Maryvonne Leshe, Managing Partner at Trailside Galleries, said Fall Arts Festival is the perfect time to introduce to audiences new artists she feels strongly about. “You’re guaranteed a large audience that has many highly experienced collectors in it,” she said.

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In the News: Jenness Cortez featured in Art of the West-September/October 2014
September/October 2014

Jenness Cortez had several ideas in mind when she started planning her recent painting titled Conversations with a Cowboy. She knew she would build the composition around Frederic Remington’s painting Stampede by Lightning and that she wanted to include photographs of real cowboys with it. She also had a Charles Russell painting in mind to include, along a bronze sculpture titled Buckaroo.


But, as Cortez started working on thumbnail sketches of those elements, other ideas started popping up: a box of rifle shells; a bullet—the kind that would have been used in a Colt 45; a set of dice and a pile of poker chips; an antique label from a package of smoking tobacco; and a small photograph of Lily Langtry, an actress from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
“I had an idea of what would work, but then came all of these other items, too,” Cortez says. “All of those were part of a cowboy’s life. A cowboy could tell a story about any of them.”
That is how it often goes for Cortez, who has become well known over the past decade for painting art within her art.  READ MORE

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In the News: Logan Maxwell Hagege Featured in Western Art Collector
September 2014

Logan Maxwell Hagege paints the desert and its inhabitants in his stunning new show at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming. By Michael Clawson, Western Art Collector, September 2014...article courtesy of Western Art Collector

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Z.S. Liang-New Book Release
August 20, 2014

During the Fall Classics reception in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 15, 2014,  Z.S. Liang will be signing copies of his new book, Native Trails-Fresh Tracks, which has just been released by Greenwich workshop.  This publication will be the first ever, fine art, hardcover retrospecitve of Z.S. Liang's work.  The informative text, by writer and painter Tom Saubert, discusses the historical period as well as the artist’s approach to his work.  With over 70 full color plates, this book is a must have for Liang fans and collectors.


Text by writer and painter Tom Saubert.
9x12, hardcover, jacketed, 144 pages. $60


PLEASE CALL TO RESERVE YOUR BOOK TODAY!!!
480.945.7751 or info@trailsidegalleries.com


Liang’s rich and compelling paintings of Native American culture and tradition clearly resonate with collectors who find depth and quality in his storytelling narratives. His penchant for detail combined with the historical and narrative elements of his paintings have firmly established him among the ranks of the finest western representational painters in the country.

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In the News: Jenness Cortez-(ARTDAILY.ORG)
August 11, 2014

Jenness Cortez unveils new western paintings at Trailside Gallery in Jackson Hole

JACKSON HOLE, WY.- As part of its annual Western Classics Show, Trailside Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, presents the first Western paintings by internationally acclaimed artist Jenness Cortez . On view August 11 - 24, 2014, Cortez employs the backdrop of the old west to unveil the next installment in her thought-provoking “Homage to the Creative Spirit” series. Among the many topics raised by her new Western art is Cortez’s heartfelt conviction that iconic images, when seen in familiar domestic settings, can inspire each of us to rediscover and revalue our own creative potential.

 

In her first foray into Western art, Cortez continues to reexamine the classic paradox of realism: the painting both as a “window” into an imagined space and as a physical object. Summarizing her creative process, Cortez explains, “Every painting begins with a vision seen in the artist’s mind. Sometimes the finished piece appears in the mind full-blown, and at other times it is amorphous––yet with some beguiling character that begs to be developed. In either case, between that first inspiration and the finished painting lie hours of research, thousands of choices and, of course, the great joy of painting. The process is organic. Even with a well-conceived composition in place, the painting has a life of its own and the best ones surprise even the artist with twists and turns that outshine the most clever of plans. It’s as if the creative spirit insinuates itself into the work, wanting to serve its own best interest with solutions that far exceed the artist’s original, limited vision.”
 

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Trailside Galleries artists selected for Top Tier Juried Competition
September 13, 2014

The Jackson Hole Art Auction is pleased to introduce the inaugural Top Tier juried competition this year.  Top Tier artists, chosen by invitation, are a select group of contemporary artists with exemplary auction records.  Participants include William Acheff, John Banovich, Carl Brenders, Ken Carlson, Jenness Cortez, Martin Grelle, Z.S. Liang, Bonnie Marris, Tucker Smith, Mian Situ, and Morgan Weistling.  A $10,000 cash prize will be awarded to the artist whose work is of significant merit, as determined by a three person jury: Peter Hassrick, Director Emeritus & Senior Scholar, Buffalo Bill Center of the West; Jerry Smith, PhD, Curator of American & Western American Art, Phoenix Art Museum; Adam Duncan Harris, PhD, Petersen Curator of Art & Research, National Museum of Wildlife Art. The award will be announced prior to the start of the auction, during which all Top Tier paintings will be sold.

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In the News-Small Town, Big Art..Featured in Jackson Hole Magazine
Summer 2014

Jackson Hole Magazine-Summer 2014
Small Town, Big Art
Our tiny Wyoming valley is a presence in the art world.
BY JOOHEE MUROMCEW
PHOTOGRAPH BY BRADLY J. BONER


THREE YEARS AFTER dropping out of Yale’s School of Art in 1879, illustrator Frederic Remington first traveled to the American West, visiting what was then called the Montana Territory. Enthralled by the rough beauty of ranch and mountain life, he returned to the West twenty-one times over his lifetime—inspiration for an esteemed body of work that included magazine illustrations, fiction writing, oil paintings, and bronze sculptures. An original casting of his iconic Broncho Buster sculpture sits in the Oval Office, a gift to President Lyndon Johnson. At the 2011 Jackson Hole Art Auction, Remington had a hero’s return to the West when his classic oil painting, He Lay Where He Had Been Jerked, Still As a Log, sold for $1.583 million in front of an audience of four hundred people, the breathtaking highlight of a record-setting auction year.  READ MORE...click on pdf or on link below

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In the News: Trailside Galleries Featured in JH Style, Summer/Fall 2014
June 2014

For 50 years, Trailside Galleries has provided Jackson with the most excellent of art—from acrylic landscape paintings to bronze sculptures of wildlife. “There are not a lot of galleries that can say that,” Maryvonne Leshe, the gallery’s current managing partner, said. “A gallery can’t stay in business for 50 years without being able to provide its clients with top quality art and excellent customer service.” The gallery represents nearly 80 full-time artists, including favorite painters Tucker Smith, Bill Anton, Z.S. Liang and Mian Situ.