At a young age Carolyn Kollegger spent a summer of oil painting on the lawn of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and hours wandering its art-filled walls. Among the Institute’s paintings she herself fell in love with painting. As a young art student, she was always among the award winners. After years of world travel, she and her husband settled down and had 5 children. When the children were little, she spent much time writing and illustrating children’s books and was a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. She squeezed in painting time whenever possible and today, Carolyn pursues her passion for painting pretty much full time working on any commissioned pieces, on her “Western Children” series, and other western art pieces. She is a student of Tim Tanner whose distinct vintage/nostalgic artistic style she loves. She and her husband, Erwin, a ski professional, raise their family in Teton Valley. She is currently a member of the Oil Painters of America, the Teton Arts Council, the Art Association of Jackson Hole, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Represented exclusively at Buffalo Trail Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Growing up rurally in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, Claire's childhood was primarily split between the gallus frames of Butte, MT and the mountain peaks of Teton Valley, ID. This nomadic lifestyle perpetuated a love for travel and an appreciation for different perspectives, logic, and culture. Claire graduated from The University of Montana, Missoula in 2002 with a B.F.A. in Photography and a B.A. in French. After testing the waters in Southeast Alaska for a few years, she has since moved back to the valley where she started and continues to actively persue the arts in photography and mixed-media with regional shows.
Cynthia Guild Stoetzer
Cynthia Stoetzer is a multidisciplinary artist known for her work in ceramics, painting and garden design. She earned her MFA from Utah State University in sculpture and ceramics, and her BFA from California College of the Arts, in painting and graphic design. Maintaining a studio in Teton Valley Idaho for the better part of the last 21 years, she has exhibited nationally and internationally, and recently was awarded the Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. Stoetzer is the current Director of the Ceramics Program for the Teton Arts Council. View more of her work on her web site www.cgstoetzer.com
I am a semi-retired researcher at the Idaho National Laboratory with an interest in photography that stretches back to approximately age 12, when I built a darkroom in my bedroom closet. Although my formal education is in science and engineering, including a PhD in chemical engineering, I have studied photography in a variety of classes and seminars, including Ansel Adams Yosemite Institute in the mid-1970’s. I work with both large-format film black and white and, more recently, with digital capture and printing. My emphasis is primarily on landscapes of the natural, and sometimes unnatural, world.
Born in Montana in 1948, Guy Loomis's roots go back to the early day settlement of that state. His great granddad fought in the battle of the Big Hole and both his granddads were cowboys. He grew up on Charlie Russell art and stories of relative who knew Charlie. He paints scenes from the Western United States and specializes in wildlife and images of the Tetons. His goal is to capture an emotional moment in time with his paintings.
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Helen CourtneyMy earliest memory of wanting to paint was at my grandfather’s knee, watching him do beautiful portraits in pastels. He painted from memory – everything from American Indians in native costume to beautiful Parisian ladies and old hobos down on their luck. I was the only one of the grandchildren allowed in the room because I could be quiet for hours on end watching his every move.
After a career teaching school and raising a family, I am now happily devoting more time to art. I am currently a member of the Teton Arts Council, The Jackson Hole Art Association, a member artist of the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, of Eagle Rock Art Guild, the Idaho Watercolor Society, the Wind River Art Guild in DuBois, WY, the Idaho Falls Arts Council, as well as showing at Rick’s, at Cocoa Grove, and at the MerLo Gallery here in Driggs, and at the Outback Gallery in Alpine, WY.
I paint in both oils and watercolors. I look for the excitement of lights and shadows, shapes and colors. I try to convey my emotional response to the awesome area we live in—there is something here that invokes a reaction to the depth of feeling that comes straight from the heart.
Heron Glass Co.
As a husband/wife duo, Ralph Mossman and Mary Mullaney continually strive to create wonderful and unique glass art. Partnering together for over twenty years provides them with the knowledge and intuition required to create beautiful and technically complex work which, due to the intricately delicate and precise images and patterns, evoke a sense of wonder in the viewer.
Mary and Ralph produce very limited quantities of an ever-changing variety of glass objects. Each piece is unique. Their emphasis on functional pieces reflects their dedication to continuing the tradition of fine hand-blown glass, and results in a highly decorative and elegant feel to the work.
Jeanie ThurmondJeanie lives in Teton Valley balancing art while she and her husband travel and work on their home in Victor and cabin in Boulder, Utah. The subject matter she paints, either in oil pastel or watercolor, has taken on the subject matter of their travels and things they like to do such as fishing.
In 1975 she moved to North Idaho and traveled throughout the Western States and Alaska working seasonally for the Park Service, Forest Service and BLM in Alaska. The "seasonal government life" rewarded her a traveling "classroom" to study landscape, weather and geology. Pen and ink or watercolor drawings recorded changing landscapes and light. She retired from the Forest Service in Driggs, Idaho in 2006 and continues to explore the use of oil pastel and watercolor, while placing a great value in sharing my love of the outdoors with others.
A graduate of Valparaiso University (1972) in architecture/art history, she worked for H&R Studios, Chicago, IL,. In 1991, she received a Certificate of Art Education at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana and taught 7th & 8th grade art at the Jackson Hole Middle School along with several children's classes for the Jackson Hole Art Association.
Her artwork can be seen at Merlo Gallery, The Wine Shop & Bistro, and Rick's in Driggs, Idaho. Other works have been displayed at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Carr Gallery in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She is a member of the Idaho Watercolor Society, Teton Arts Council, and the Jackson Hole Art Association.
Kathleen Hanson started Hanson Illustration (HI) in Utah in 2005. She was joined by her sister, Meghan Hanson Powers, in 2006 and shortly after, Kathleen and her husband Steve moved to Teton Valley Idaho. Originally focusing on architectural renderings, HI now works in a variety of arenas, including technical drawings, flora&fauna, magazine illustrations, and greeting cards. Kathleen studies art and majored in forest resource management at the University of Montana. She works in a wide range of media and styles, and spends much of her 'free time' painting images of friends, pets, and the iconic imagery of Teton Valley.
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Meghan Hanson Powers
Meghan Hanson Powers works with her sister Kathleen Hanson in Hanson Illustration (HI). Originally focusing on architectural renderings, HI now works in a variety of arenas, including technical drawings, flora & fauna, magazine illustrations, and greeting cards. Meghan is also the owner of Natural Dwellings Architecture in Victor, Idaho. Ms. Powers received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Architecture degrees from Montana State University in 2002. She is a licensed architect in Idaho and Wyoming, and achieved her accredited professional (LEED AP) credential in 2004.
Michele Z. Farrier's renewed interest in plein air work has been a joy for her. She has a very active lifestyle and particularly enjoys her time out of doors being still and observing for hours at a time. Her work is done exclusively in the field using soft pastel with a few finishing touches being completed in her studio in Alta. When not out in the field drawing, Michele teaches K-12 art classes in Alta and Jackson Hole public schools.
Mona Kavolius Monroe
Mona is a mixed media artist, utilizing printmaking, painting, encaustic, and bookmaking to express her thoughts and ideas. She a wonderful organized/disorganized collection of “stuff” that shows up in her work as punctuation marks, their intuitive placement guided by a strong sense of design. These ancient “found objects” possess inner light or energy and calligraphic writing and map-like references suggest clues to identity, location or age of these objects. Her objects and materials often present slightly uncomfortable polarities to each other. There’s also a little humor in them.
Mona's ideas are fed by her need to make things. Along with formal training, this has enabled her to view and interpret everyday life in a unique way. Her imagination is fueled by office supplies, religious objects and icons, maps, rusted pieces of metal, word imagery and things I pick up off the ground.
Mona studied painting at the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia and received a Bachelor’s degree in printmaking from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. After living, working and exhibiting for many years in the Portland, Oregon area, Mona moved fulltime to Teton Valley in the summer of 2010.
Philbin de Got
Philbin de Got holds a Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has worked professionally in illustration, graphic design, jewelry design, portraits, still life, landscape painting and murals. She and business partner Joe Rayman opened the nationally recognized mural and trompe l’oeil studio, Rayman• de Got Studios, 14 years ago. Their work decorates public buildings and homes throughout the United States. After visiting Victor many times over 13 years to be with their sons and their families, Philbin and her husband, Jim, moved here four years ago. Philbin has been so inspired by the beauty of Teton Valley that she expresses her love for this valley in paintings.
Rosemarie N Thomas
A native of Germany, Rosemarie N Thomas studied art in Berlin. Using her art background she worked for 30 years at Florida State University as a draftsman and illustrator. She is now retired and lives in Florida and Idaho. She is always looking for interesting subjects and composes a painting in her head. "To be able to capture a fleeting moment, sunlight dancing on a subject is my goal. I am very grateful to live out my dream of being creative."
Rosemarie may be contact in Idaho at 208-354-8086 or in Florida at 850-227-1026 or on cell 850-294-4877
Sarah received her education in photography from St. Lawrence University, where she graduated with degrees in Fine Arts, Anthropology and African Studies, and from The Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana. Sarah believes that to look straight ahead is not to see.
One must look up, down, around, behind, below and through to truly view the world. Then you will begin to notice the patterns, reflections and simple beauty; which are revealed to those who take the time to see. The eye will reward you with a stimulation of mind and memory.
Polaroid manipulations begin with a transparency, also known as a slide, which is projected onto Polaroid film thru the use of a Daylab, a machine that acts as a miniature enlarger. The Polaroid print is then soaked in hot water to remove the top layer of the film known as the emulsion. This thin, film-like substance is then placed onto watercolor paper, where it can be manipulated to create the textured image. The result is a painterly image; each one is an original piece of art.
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An Idaho native, Sue Tyler has called Teton Valley home for 20 years. She earned her degree in art education and has been teaching art to high school students and adults for 18 years. She also worked as a regional consultant for the Idaho Commission on the Arts, and received the Governor’s Award in Art Education in 2002. Sue expresses forms and energy in nature through her watercolor and acrylic paintings. She especially enjoys “plein aire” (outdoor landscape) painting, often doing so while hiking, traveling, or on horseback.
P.O. Box 192 Tetonia, ID 83452 (208) 456-2566