Linda St. Clair receives accolade!

The organizers and jury of the second Heart of the West Art Show and Auction at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Idaho have selected the 2016 North Star Award Winner: Linda St. Clair. The North Star Award was established in 2011 and recognizes an artist who has influenced their peers with a willingness to explore new realms of creativity and expression. In mentoring and inspiring other artists through their unparalleled vision, the artist has provided guidance, as the “North Star” guides fellow travelers. Past recipients include lauded painters Charles Fritz, Donna Howell-Sickles and Tom Gilleon.

St. Clair will travel from her home in Santa Fe to exhibit alongside 60+ premier Western artists in Coeur d’Alene, ID Sept. 1-4, 2016 and will lead an Art Chat discussion about her work Saturday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Additional events include Quick Finish artist demonstrations on Friday Sept. 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturday 2 – 3:30 p.m. and a live art auction with over 100 lots at 4 p.m.

St. Clair has made a massive mark in the art world with loose, expressive paintings of animals, whether it is a rooster in the barnyard or megafauna on the African Serengeti. Themes of parenthood and affection often appear in her animal portraits, showing the individual personalities and bonds between her subjects. She is a quick, decisive painter with the confidence that comes from a lifetime of practice. She will be demonstrating her skill in Saturday’s Quick Finish.

As she writes on her website, “My goal is offer the viewer a rare, if not surprising, glimpse into an animal’s individuality, its endearing qualities and often complex internal state. I want my work to tell a story, to make us feel a connection with the subjects, to remind us all that upon closer inspection, animal emotions and relationships are not unlike our own.”

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Join us for the “Giving Walk” November 27th

Utah artist Cristall Harper joins the gallery for our Thanksgiving “Giving Walk” November 27th from 4-6pm. The show “Deck the Walls” is a group exhibition of small sized works, and Harper will contribute her colorful dog portraits in her debut. Three non profit organizations including the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley will benefit from SVGA gallery sales,Puppy Love 6x6oil and each gallery will have donation bins during the walk.



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Lowe/Anker duo to attend Gallery Walk

In the high stakes game of big wall mountain climbing Conrad Anker is a familiar name. Friday 4th Anker and his wife, acclaimed artist Jennifer Lowe, will be in attendance at Kneeland Gallery during the gallery walk for Lowe’s exhibition opening. Anker’s award winning movie Meru premiers the same night in Ketchum at Magic Lantern Theatre at 4.30pm, after which Anker will be available at Kneeland Gallery until 6.45pm to answer questions about his extraordinary ascent of India’s most challenging peak, the Shark’s Fin. He will then open the 7pm showing of Meru with an introductory speech to the audience about the challenges and near death experiences that surrounded his team’s incredible journey.

The North Face Meru Expedition, 2011

The North Face Meru Expedition, 2011

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Carol Alleman participating in Gilcrease Museum Exhibition

Gilcrease Museum 2015 Collectors’ Reserve Exhibition

Carol Alleman has been invited to participate in the Gilcrease Museum 2015 Collectors’ Reserve, an invitational show and sale, supporting the Acquisition Fund for Gilcrease Museum. Gilcrease Museum is owned by the City of Tulsa and is managed by The University of Tulsa. This highly regarded museum houses the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of art of the American West, as well as a growing collection of art and artifacts from Central and South America. Alleman will be exhibiting Twilight Stars and SerenityTwilight-Stars-2.

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Linda Tippetts to be featured in Hockaday Museum Exhibition

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YMCA gifted “Cody” the lab

John Horejs completed this painted lab “Cody” which was commissioned and gifted to the Wood River YMCA. It was unveiled yesterday in conjunction with a book signing by the authors of the book “How Cody Found His True Colors”, with all proceeds going to the Animal Shelter.

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Leon Loughridge new woodblock release features Sun Valley barn

“Indian Summer” by Leon Loughridge, as featured in Western Art Collector this month, is available at the gallery framed or unframed.
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Carl Rowe makes cover of Sun Valley Magazine 40th Anniversary Edition

Carl Rowe’s painting of the Fairfield foothills “Laying Low” is the 2 page pull-out cover image for Sun Valley Magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue. Pick up your copy from newsstands now.Front CoverCover Pullout

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Carol Alleman News!

Carol’s work will be featured in the Illuminations section of the August/September 2014 Issue of Western Arts & Architecture magazine. It is a beautiful publication so don’t forget to pick up a copy!

In Vino Veritas DetailAdditionally, Carol has taken on a new patina artist for all of her work, and is very excited to announce that Nathan Bennett will be doing her patinas. While some may not be familiar with his work, he is a master patineur with a quite notable reputation and an artist himself. The patination of Carol’s work is highly integral to the true essence of it and her patinas are not simple or uncomplicated. They are both unique and vibrant while also warmly organic. She is both honored and inspired that Bennett has taken on her work with such profound enthusiasm. She has been spending time working with Nathan and will continue to work closely with him through the process – she holds a true passion for this beautifully alchemic process.

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SVPN Profiles June Show


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