A mother cow moose and her baby calf visited the National Museum of Wildlife Art this morning. Although we couldn’t let them in the front doors to see the art, they were able to walk the Sculpture Trail!

27th Annual Western Visions Show a Success

More than 400 people from around the world attended the National Museum of Wildlife Art 27th Annual Western Visions® fundraiser, including top contemporary and traditional wildlife artists and collectors.  The museum showcased a combination of well-established, top-selling artists, and emerging talents who are the next generation of leading wildlife artists.  Western Visions is a cornerstone of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival.

This year’s event was a huge success with total gross art sales estimated to be more than $720,000. Top sellers include “Living on the Edge,” an oil on canvas painting of a gyrfalcon by Swedish artist Lars Jonsson, and a gorgeous bronze sculpture “Three Old Bull Elephants” by Rob Glen. Glen traveled from Tanzania to show his work at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

“I’d like to thank all of our generous sponsors and gifted artists for helping make this year’s event a huge success,” says James C. McNutt, President and CEO, National Museum of Wildlife Art.  “I heard from many of our trustees, collectors and guests that the quality of this year’s show was the highest yet.  I know we have many happy owners of amazing wildlife art to start or add to their collections.  We thank all of them for their support of the National Museum of Wildlife Art.  We simply couldn’t do what we do without Western Visions.”

People are encouraged to shop online for a few remaining unsold works through Sunday, Oct. 26. To view the pieces, please visit www.westernvisions.org.
Becky Kimmel, Director of Programs and Events, is available to answer questions and help facilitate sales at bkimmel@wildlifeart.org, 307-732-5424. 

Ask a Wildlife Art Curator

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The National Museum of Wildlife Art will be participating in the 2014 Ask A Curator day on social media on Wednesday, September 17. Write to us on Twitter @WildlifeArtJH and our curatorial team will respond. Join the conversation online by following #AskACurator.

Don’t miss this week’s Western Visions Wild 100 events!

Mingle with the artist this Thursday at the Wild 100 Artist Party.

Place final bids on the artwork over dinner at the Wild 100 Show & Sale.

Western Visions, now in its 27th year, is the National Museum of Wildlife Art's largest fundraiser featuring for foremost contemporary wildlife artists.