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Jackson & Scottsdale
March 17-April 5

Logan Maxwell Hagege, Amongst the Sage, oil, 25 x 30.

Logan Maxwell Hagege, Amongst the Sage, oil, 25 x 30.

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Trailside Galleries ushers in spring with the opening of two new shows. In Jackson, WY, the annual Wildlife Discovery Show spotlights paintings and sculptures by 35 of the nation’s
leading wildlife artists. The show runs March 17-30, and an artists’ reception unfolds from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20. The scenic mountain town of Jackson is the perfect locale to showcase wildlife art—the town is a well-known mecca for nature enthusiasts and sportsmen. While the artists bring their own individual interpretations of various creatures to their work, they all share a deep commitment to the preservation of wildlife and the natural world. The wildlife art collector can expect to see an array of portrayals, including depictions of deer, elk, and bears. Among this year’s participating artists are Tucker Smith, Kyle Sims, Bonnie Marris, Lindsay Scott, Ralph Oberg, Dustin Van Wechel, Adam Smith, Daniel Smith, and James Morgan.

Jim Norton, Buffalo on the Horizon, oil, 24 x 32. (western show)

Jim Norton, Buffalo on the Horizon, oil, 24 x 32. (western show)

Meanwhile in Scottsdale, AZ, the gallery welcomes its annual Western Classics Show, featuring western paintings and sculpture by more than 30 top artists from across the country, including members of the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America. The show runs from March 24 through April 5, and an artists’ reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 3.

As in preceding years, the presentation focuses on both contemporary and traditional cowboy scenes as well as historic Indian subject matter. Collectors can look forward to seeing everything from indigenous animals to the dramatic landscapes of the West—the vast skies and towering mountains that define America’s land of myth and lore. Indeed, there is something for every taste on view in the show, ranging from Curt Walters’ impressionistic landscapes of natural wonders like the Grand Canyon to Brenda Murphy’s realistic black-and-white pencil drawings that capture the western way of life. Among this year’s participating artists are Bill Anton, Jim Norton, David Halbach, Howard Rogers, Dan Mieduch, Arturo Chávez, Cynthia Rigden, and Logan Maxwell Hagege. —Bonnie Gangelhoff

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