Gunnar Tryggmo, “Resting Zebras,” watercolor, 15 x 22 inches

Through August 31, collectors and connoisseurs can delight in wildlife magic at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming. What’s the occasion?

The Society of Animal Artists has sent over paintings and sculptures by 80 juried artists to Trailside Galleries through August 31. Founded in 1960, the SAA has been devoted to promoting excellence in the artistic portrayal of the creatures sharing our planet, and to the education of the public through art exhibitions, informative seminars, lectures, and teaching demonstrations. Today, the organization represents hundreds of the world’s finest artists, many of whom feature in the current exhibition.

Michael Pape, “Ghostly Encounter,” acrylic on canvas, 8 x 16 inches
Kevin Johnson, “Little Thunder-Bison,” graphite on illustration board, 14 x 23 1/2 inches
James Fiorentino, “Portrait of a Bighorn Sheep,” watercolor, 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
Guy Combes, “Cohors Praetoria,” oil on canvas, 14 x 24 inches
Diana Reuter-Twining, “Maestro,” bronze, 26 x 20 x 7 inches
Bruce Lawes, “A Little Flirt,” oil, 18 x 13 inches
Melinda Brewer, “The Huntman’s Coat,” watercolor, 8 3/4 x 10 inches

Among the SAA’s early members are Patricia Allen Bott, Guido Borghi, Elizabeth Rungius Felda, Paul Bransom, John Clymer, Gifford Cochran, Brenda Frey, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Gertude K. Lathrop, Robert Lougheed, Ugo Mochi, Clement Weisbecker, and Walter Wilwerding. Among others, artists represented in the current exhibition include Guy Combes, Bruce Lawes, Jan Martin McGuire, James Morgan, Suzie Seerey-Lester, Rachelle Siegrist, Wes Siegrist, and Ezra Tucker.

To learn more, visit Trailside Galleries.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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