MEET THE 2022 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 during our 2022 Art of Love event. Below you will find the vases we currently have photographs of, and artist bios as well. At the event, we will host a silent and live 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 to watch the collection grow!
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.
“fireworks of the peaceful” Katy Ann Fox wanders through the West witnessing windblown mountains and sunlight to gather emotion and imagery for her landscape paintings. Her oil paintings host a feeling of peace and respect for her subject as she focuses on texture and color harmony. Her work can be seen at Foxtrot Fine Art in Driggs, Idaho and on the Jackson Hole Still Works Great Grey Gin label sold around the nation.
Grand Teton Panoramic 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
Cutthroats in Willow As an artist, I’m inspired by the simple beauty of our natural surroundings. In high school, I was greatly influenced by the Romantic Period and the Sublime. Through these artistic lenses we can see how much our environment has changed and how we have left our natural world the impossible task to catch up to humanity. Wyoming is a rare place that offers a glimpse into our natural past and I hope to contribute to preserving our land through my artwork.
Mountain In Art has always been a part of my life. Having lived in Jackson, Wyoming for 40 years I am constantly inspired by the beauty of this area. My creativity has also been influenced by my many travels around the world. Each experience contributes to my art. My preferred mediums are acrylic, watercolor and photography.
Wild Reflection Deborah Lives in Victor, Idaho. A long time Teton Valley resident, her art represents what she knows best, wildlife and mountains of the West. Her art is on exhibit at Snow King Resort (Jackson Hole, WY), The White Buffalo Club (Jack, WY), Butter Café (Victor, ID), Native gallery and jewelry of Jackson Hold and many private collections worldwide. She is artist in residence at Snow King Resort and has participated in quickdraws and art fairs around the Teton area.
Pine Boughs The natural world of Jackson Hole is the inspiration for Lisa Laurie's artwork. Lisa enjoys Plein Air landscape painting in oils. She also carves block prints from her drawings and watercolors of plants, birds, and bugs viewed at close range. Lisa fits creative pursuits into her busy work schedule as a gardener, yoga and ski instructor.
Raven Go Round Sarah J Webber is a western artist specializing in oils of domestic animals and wildlife. She is known for her unique, modeled brushwork, playful compositions, color harmony and sensitive attention to the soul of the animal. She has participated in many important shows, including Cowgirl Up!, Masters of the American West, Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Mountain Oyster Club, Clymer Museum Auction, Jackson Hole Falls Art Festival Quick Draw, and more.
Ever Alert Sonia was born and raised in the South where she attended Auburn University for 5 years and graduated from Winthrop College in South Carolina in 1988, with a bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She began painting wildlife full time in 1996 going to shows to exhibit her work throughout the south, winning many awards along the way. She is a Signature member of Society of Animal Artists and a Member of Artists for Conservation based in Canada.
Kay received her BA in Art at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, worked as a graphic designer in Minneapolis, MN for 14 years and has been a professional fine artist for over 33 years, exhibiting and teaching nationally. Most recently she was awarded “Best Wyoming Artist” by the WY Watercolor Society. She lives in Jackson Hole where she does what people in Wyoming do – hikes, fishes, rafts, skis, loves dogs, and interprets the great wide open with spontaneous brushstrokes of watercolor.
Meet me at the Chalet I’m a muralist and illustrator, mainly painting colorful work motivated by adventures around the mountains. When I’m not drawing, I love eating charcuterie in the Tetons, spontaneous travel, sharing new ideas, eating good food…and usually work with companies and people who value the same things! Follow along with me on Insta @haleybhop
Cobalt Ruby Bud Vase "I thrive on the dance of precise movements." As an artist, glass is the most seductive and alluring material. At 17, I intended to embark on a career as a ceramic artist, having graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in Ceramics. When I tried blowing glass, however, I fell in love with the art form. The spontaneity, the heat, the passion, and the focus of hand blowing glass drew me to it immediately. It demands quick creative work, and that fuels my passion.
A Celebration of Family The Community Entry Services Art of Love Auction is a celebration of family … the one we are born into, the one we choose … and the extended family that we become part of. My vase is a celebration of family of the hummingbird kind. For two years I had the privilege of watching a female Calliope hummingbird build a nest and raise two chicks right outside my studio window. She constructed the nest on a wire from the ice-melt system on our roof.
For Gaitan, contrast is the primary focus, whether that is expressed in expansive color pockets or complex punctuations. She has been exhibiting her work for over ten years in galleries, solo exhibitions, public art displays and festivals. Gaitan’s work is collected across the United States and abroad and she has been commissioned by the Orvis Company, featured in publications like Western Art Collector and has won numerous awards for her art.
Jenny Foster’s style is primitive and contemporary, embellished with joyful colors and abstract forms and symbols. Her constant goal is to create pieces that speak to the heart immediately — to create personality and expression, while keeping them simple, joyful, bold and refreshing. Her work is a celebration of colors, creatures and the spirit of life. Jenny is a native Arizonan, and studied Fine Art at Arizona State University. She has been happily painting since she was 7 years old.
Lift Line Greta has been working as an artist in Jackson/Idaho area for 33 years. She is known primarily as a muralist but also does a variety of other custom painting and portraits as well as graphic design and illustration. Her work is whimsical, colorful and fun. Using local characters, jokes and situations are trademarks of her style. She has been known to paint in a variety of styles and on many non-traditional surfaces. She has embellished trailers, garage doors and vehicles.
TAKE OUT Dragonette lives full time in Jackson, Wyoming enjoying family and wildlife. She works mainly with oil paint and oil sticks on linen, mainly using her fingers and rags. Clay and wood sculpture are also in her repertoire. Her work can be seen at the Amangani Gallery, Cafe Genevieve and Fort Frame and Art in Jackson, WY. Studio tours are also welcome at the artist's home in Jackson Hole by appointment. Her most recent show is at the Turner Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Apart of my Dragonfly Series No. 20 Born in Jackson Hole, Tamara is a 4th generation Wyoming artist. She’s an expressionist painter working in her 100-year old barn—Little Dipper Art Studio in Jackson Hole. Tamara has a deep connection with Wyoming and the frontier ways of living in the mountains. Her freeness pulses on the canvas with a mastery of color, movement, and light that allows viewers to dream into her art.
Cowgirl Grace As a Wisconsin born “Polish Princess”, art became a natural escape for now Wyoming artist. “Contemporary Graphic Realism – with a Twist” was an ideal artistic style for Penk, who exploits the colorful side of personality and life. With an “I’ll try anything once” attitude, Penk often does. Her vibrant colors as well as colorful personalities, comes in all ages, gender and lifestyles.
My work is inspired by landscape. I have always lived in the West. I am moved by the landscape everywhere I travel, but in the West, there is a physical, visual, and spiritual serendipity that has impacted how and why I make art. When I am working in the studio, I am aware every moment of the passage of time, how it manifests in the landscape, what it means to us individually and universally. I show my work at Shari Brownfield Fine Art here in Jackson, and at Trove Gallery in Park City.
Mustangs at Midnight Karen Rosenkrantz lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts; New York City; and Thayne, WY. She received her art degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2007 and has also graduated from Harvard and Harvard Medical School. She has had many notable solo and group exhibitions including her solo show “birdwatching” at the Steven Jupiter Gallery in VT and more recently last fall “Modern Animal Fables” , a group show at Visions West Contemporary in Bozeman.
The past 20 years, during which he has lived and worked as an artist, have proved to be a satisfying and continuing education. Roth has learned that clay, plaster, glass, wood, fiberglass, iron, steel and bronze all work well to give life to his ideas. He is now sculpting, building furniture and printmaking here in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Teresa is a mixed media artist. Her work is a conceptual point of departure for accidental beauty. Drawn from nature’s elements, delicate simplicities magnify in her mind. She thinks of her work as floating sentences in nature, isolating its most physical presence. She immerses herself in what is over-looked yet hidden in plain sight. Mediums are freely combined with an ongoing process of addition and subtraction. Chance and transparency are key elements.
Alabama born and raised, Allie Monin is honored to be the maker behind these unique and articulate art pieces. She proudly calls Jackson Hole home and has for the past 6 years. Her work includes anything from pen and ink, oil, watercolor, and hand lettering. Always fascinated by architecture, this focus has led her to specialize in doing eloquent and detailed commissions of people’s homes and businesses. You can currently find her work in Belle Cose and various art events around the Valley.
PleasanTrees I was born in Fort Myers, Florida in 1969. I received a B.F.A. from Auburn University in 1993, then continued to the University of Pennsylvania for a Masters of Fine Art. It has been an exciting challenge to combine my inspiration from East to West. Recently painting a series of landscapes, I am creating a body of work with an emphasis on imagination and attention to Nature. I paint mostly from a mind’s eye; however, I am inspired by Idaho’s grand landscape.
Connor Graduated with a BA in fine art from the University of Wyoming in 2019, where he gained recognition through scholarship award, portfolio review, and residency selection. Since, his works have sold out at solo exhibition and been collected privately both nationally and internationally. His stand-out emergent success has supported the establishment of an exclusive partnership with New West Fine Art. His solo exhibitions with New West Fine Art include ‘The Last Of The Old West’ (2020).
Patricia A Griffin’s vibrant compositions are a contemporary manifestation of humanity’s earliest muse. Her work has brought her International recognition and shown in 15 museums. Patricia’s images can be found in collections from Dallas to Dubai. She has exhibited in 16 Solo Exhibitions, and over 175 Group Exhibitions. Patricia was invited to participate in the 2021 Cowgirl Up show- one of the most important exhibitions for Western women artists in the country.
Eight Chickadees Mike Piggott was born in 1963, Charlottesville, VA. He received his BA at Virginia Commonwealth University and studied at the Winchester College of Art, Winchester England. Mike Piggott has had numerous solo exhibitions at JH Muse Gallery, Jackson, WY, the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Lynchburg, VA, and at the Neopolitan Gallery, Richmond, VA, and participated in various group exhibitions. Mike Piggott lives and works in Victor, Idaho.