MEET THE 2023 ARTISTS
We are so grateful for all of our participating artists and can't wait to share with you what each of them have created for our 2023 Art of Love Virtual Auction. This year we have vases by Tenley Thompson, Kathryn Mapes Turner, Carrie Wild, Anika Youcha, Shannon Marie Schacht, Lyn St. Claire, and new artist Calab Meyer. Below you will find the vases we currently have photographs of, and artist bios as well. From August 1st to 25th, we will host a virtual auction where you can bid on your vase of choice for a chance to take it home! As always, all proceeds go to Community Entry Services. Our collection of vases is being updated in real-time so check back in later if you don't see the artist you are looking for yet!
Tenley Thompson is a ceramic artist, textile artist and owner of Jumping Jackalope Studios based in Jackson, Wyoming. Tenley’s work focuses on the wonders of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and its inhabitants. Her background as a wildlife biologist inspires her depictions of the wildlife and landscapes of our ecosystem. More of Tenley’s ceramic and textile work can be found at: Jumpingjackaloststudios.com
Carrie Wild is a wildlife artist based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where she enjoys photographing and observing the wildlife that appears in her work. As witness to the wonders of nature and the countless heart pounding moments, Carrie translates her experiences through the application of dramatic colors and presence while maintaining realistic confirmation of the animal. Rich colors and textures are used with a variety of mediums, including gold leaf to achieve her vision. With her contemporary style she hopes to create a relationship between the painting and its viewer and encourage a love for wildlife and wildlife art in modern design.
Carrie is the owner of Gallery Wild with her husband & wildlife photographer Jason Williams, featuring fine art inspired by wildlife, and wild places. Carrie can often be found in her studio at Gallery Wild creating work and sharing her artistic process with guests.
Kathryn Mapes Turner
The artwork of Kathryn Mapes Turner has unfolded from the mountain valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Here she was born as the fourth generation to be raised on the Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. Here, her consciousness of the natural world began. She grew up riding the trails of the valley, learning wilderness lore and gaining an eye for landscape. The happy synergy of a receptive spirit and a place of magnificent beauty, set the course for her life.
Turner began studying art in her teens from noted local painters. She then left Wyoming to attend the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Studio Arts. She spent an influential semester in Rome, Italy and then studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. Turner now has a Master's degree from the University of Virginia.
Having been passionate about painting since childhood, Turner is now nationally recognized with top honors from the American Impressionist Society and the National Academy of Equine Art and the Southeast Wildlife Exposition as the 2017 Featured Artist. Her work has been showcased in the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Charlie Russell Museum, the Buffalo Bill Cody Center of the West, The Phippen Museum, the Brinton Museum and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. Turner has been recognized as Wyoming Best Watercolor Artist in 2001 by the Wyoming Watercolor Society and was included in SouthwestArt Magazine's "Annual Profile of Young Artists with Promising Careers.”
Turner believes that growing up in Grand Teton National Park, a place with such dramatic light and natural composition, gave her an intimate appreciation for art. "I believe the valley of Jackson Hole evokes expression," says Turner. She now travels all over the world to paint. With watercolors and oil paints, Turner responds with visual contemplations of beauty in hopes of sharing this love of the sublime with others through her work.
Turner also owns and features her work at Turner Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Minnesota native, Anika Youcha, has spent the last 20+ years in Jackson Hole. A lover of the environment, solitude, mountains, cities, color and people, she wishes to share her love of nature and movement, soft lines and continuity within the landscape. Her paintings and drawings can be found in private collections worldwide, and at the Jenny Lake Visitors Center with a piece on permanent exhibit. Her paintings and pottery can both be found at www.anikayoucha.com
Shannon Marie Schacht
Shannon Schacht is a self-taught professional wildlife artist. Originally from Maine, Shannon now resides in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming where her creativity is inspired daily by the natural surroundings. The best way to describe her style is contemporary realism with dramatic, yet intimate compositions. These are not your typical wildlife paintings. She has the ability and a gift of conveying the personality of the animals that is instantly recognizable and endearing to her collectors.
Lyn St. Claire
Lyn's paintings have won over 80 awards across the country, including Best in Show three years in a row at the Ward Museum Show. Her work has been exhibited at the Tucson Museum of Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Bennington Center for the Arts, the West Valley Art Museum, the Hiram Blauveldt Art Museum and the Phippen Museum. Other notable exhibitions that have included her work are
Arts for the Parks Top 100, "Wild in de Natuur", and the Society of Animal Artists' Annual Shows.