2018 SEWE Featured Artist Digital Catalog

Click here to view the 2018 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Featured Artist Digital Catalog!

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My Favorite Paintings of 2017

“Love Comes Quietly” 6 x 8 oil on linenEach year, I enjoy this opportunity to reflect on a year’s portfolio of paintings and drawings. In a very real sense, it is my visual journal of experiences. 2017 was an amazing year for me! A year full of natural beauty that inspired me and sparked a creative flow that felt dynamic and rich. The process of creating these paintings then connects me with the community and with people like you in a special way. These relationships are the best part of what I do, and mean so very much to me. Thank you for sharing in this wonderful journey! Each work is done with you in mind.It is a deep privilege to do what I do… and to do it all here in a place as beautiful as Jackson Hole.“Spring in the High Desert” 11 x 14 oil on linenDue to the deep snowfall last winter, the summer months in Jackson Hole were particularly stunning, so I made a point to get out to plein air paint regularly. A highlight was a weekly outing with fellow artist, Alissa Hartmann. Every Tuesday afternoon, we would pack a ‘picnic dinner’ and stay out […]

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What’s to come for Trio Fine Art

Dear Trio Fine Art Friends & Family,Well, it’s been one heck of a ride! 2017 marks thirteen summers together as Trio Fine Art. What started as three artists joining forces has morphed into a gallery experience we could have never predicted. Over the years, the Trio has included six artists who hosted over fifty exhibitions. In our simple space, thousands of paintings and drawings were shared with Jackson Hole and her visitors. We hosted the work of one of our heroes, Russell Chatham, and many of our other talented friends: Molly Hirschfield, September Vhay, Lee Riddell, Greg McHuron, Kay Stratman, Shannon Troxler Thal, Matt Montagne, Eliot Goss, and others. A fun community has grown up around this space that has been used for receptions, parties, dancing-with-the-stars practice, raptor bird demonstrations, filming, lectures, art lessons, cups of tea, and lots of smiles. For us, Trio Fine Art has been much more than a business. It had become a closely-knitted partnership where we celebrated and supported each other’s creativity. It has been a place to express our shared love for beauty, art, and a deep connection with the landscape. As everything changes over time, things at Trio Fine Art are too. Instead of remaining as a trio, we are all excited to […]

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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Featured Artist & Piece Announced

2018 Press release from the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition…To read the official press release, please click here. September 6, 2017 (Charleston, SC) – Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) announces its Featured Artist and Featured Painting for the 2018 event today, marking 36 years of excellence in wildlife art, conservation and the sporting life. Kathryn Mapes Turner has been named the 2018 event’s Featured Artist. Her painting, Unbridled, has been selected as the Featured Painting and subject of the official SEWE 2018 poster. The artwork of Turner has unfolded from the mountain valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As a daughter of the Northern Rockies, she was born and raised on the Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. She grew up riding the trails of the valley, learning wilderness lore and gaining an eye for landscape. The happy synergy of a receptive spirit and a place of magnificent beauty set the course for her life. “It is a deep honor to be selected to be the featured artist for this year’s Southeastern Wildlife Exposition,” said Turner. “Having been passionate about painting animals since I was a young girl, this is an unprecedented opportunity for me as an artist. My goal is to create work […]

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Michelle Decker | Guest Artist Reception

Trio Fine Art is excited to host the talented Michelle Decker in a fabulous exhibition, featuring her wildlife oil paintings. The show is a Fall Arts Festival event, with the opening reception falling on Palates & Palettes. Michelle’s work will be available to view online at TrioFineArt.com, September 7th. The show opens Friday, September 8th, with a reception 5:00 to 7:00 PM, local fare provided from Teton Valley. A lion rolls onto his back & yawns. A cheetah surveys the morning horizon. Alerted impala cock their ears & an elephant raises his trunk to the wind – these are the moments I wait for – this is why I paint. South Africa is my home & theirs. I share the soil beneath my feet with them. We are united by out love of the grass, trees, rivers & skies of this land & our need for freedom to safely roam within it.Join us!Opening Reception | Friday, September 8th, 5:00 to 7:00 PMTrio Fine Art | 545 North Cache Street | Jackson, Wyoming | 307.734.4444This event is Free & Open to all! We would love for you to help us celebrate.Light fare will provided by from Teton Valley. Show will be […]

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My Ode to Wyoming, Opening & Exhibition

My Ode to Wyoming is a solo exhibition by Kathryn Mapes Turner. Personal in nature, this exhibit is a collection of work that demonstrates Turner’s plein air and fine art painting.In this exhibition, Turner visually expresses her appreciation for her beloved Wyoming. She paints to evoke emotion through the eloquent imagery of her native Jackson Hole. Her pieces are deeply steeped in her intimate relationship with this place she calls Home. A fleeting sunset, a grove of aspens, thundering horse hooves. They begin with moments that captivate her, then filtered through her creative lens, and edited by her artistic sensibility. In Turner’s work, Nature provides moments of inspiration that are distilled to their essential elements. The results are compositions that are crafted with a balance of disciplined refined technique and exploratory spontaneity that makes her work so unique. The public is invited to celebrate this work at the Artist’s Reception || Thursday, July 20th 5PM to 8 PM. Free & Open to All. The exhibition runs July 20th to August 5th. Show images will be posted on this website and at TrioFineArt.com after July 13th.  

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My Ode to Wyoming Open Mic Night

Jagged rock walls with cascading waterfalls, mushrooms springing up through a bed of pine needles and soot, wildlife on the move with their young, teaching them the ways of Nature. This beautiful Wyoming has so much to share with us. Let’s come together and celebrate it!Calling all Writers, Musicians, and Lover’s of Wyoming!Trio Fine Art is hosting an Open Mic Night, coinciding with Kathryn Turner’s solo exhibition My Ode to Wyoming. Surrounded by paintings inspired by our mountain land, passionate locals will share their original poems, verse, and music about our Wyoming.Event DetailsOpen mic night takes place Thursday, August 3rd. 5PM to 7PM.This event is FREE and open to the public!Hosted at Trio Fine Art gallery545 N Cache AveJackson, WY307.734.4444Gallery Hours | Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 6PMMy Ode to Wyoming solo exhibition | July 19th to August 5th, Trio Fine Art GalleryThis is your Call to Action! We are looking for 10 locals to write and read their Odes to Wyoming at the open mic night. If you are interested, please click here for more information. Please email barbara@turnerfineart.com with any questions. This is a fun, casual event celebrating our love for Wyoming and our wonderful Western community. The […]

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Call to Action: My Ode to Wyoming Open Mic Night!

Calling all Writers, Musicians, and Lovers of Wyoming!Trio Fine Art is hosting an Open Mic Night, coinciding with Kathryn Turner’s solo exhibition My Ode to Wyoming. Surrounded by paintings inspired by our mountain land, we are looking for 10 locals to share their words and music with us.Submission details:The subject is My Ode to WyomingWritten or musical pieces, no longer than 5 minutes in lengthOriginal compositionsSubmission deadline is July 20th. Please email your submissions to barbara@turnerfineart.com. Email with any questions! This is a fun, casual event celebrating our love for Wyoming and our wonderful Western community. The gallery opens at noon, and the mic comes out at 5:00. Come for a little, or stay for awhile. We hope to see you.Click here for event details.Thank you! 

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“Lady” Accepted to Birds in Art, and a story…

I am honored to share that this painting was chosen by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum to be included in their international juried Birds in Art exhibition.  “Lady,” a 30 x 24 oil painting (left), depicts a golden eagle he rehabilitated when I was a girl. It was impressionable and inspiring for me to have this gorgeous creature in our home when I was young, and now a thrill to be able to share her painting at this exhibition. I gave this painting as a gift to my dad. There’s a story of my dad and an eagle he called “Lady.”Dad was driving home after his meetings in Casper, WY when he noticed a golden eagle on the side of the road. When it didn’t fly away upon his car passing, he knew something must be wrong. He turned his car around, and tried to approach it. The eagle took off, but couldn’t fly far and made a crash landing. This happened several times.   Later, he found out her talons were paralyzed due to thallium poisoning. Dad said it is hard to catch an eagle, especially a feisty one like this one! Eventually he did and he wrapped her in his sport coat. […]

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When it comes to art, how much does size really matter?

Recently, I have a bigger range of sizes to my work than ever before. Currently in the gallery, I have one of my smallest paintings displayed at 5 x 7 inches, and one of the largest at nearly 5 feet by 5 feet. What is the difference between painting large and small? Is there really a difference… other than, well, size?When it comes to size, I feel that there is a difference in the both the creation of the painting and the experience of it.Creating.There is practicality to consider in creating paintings – smaller paintings are simply easier to manage. When I am working en plein air, small and mid-size paintings are easier to transport in my pack. With less surface area, they are also less susceptible to catching the wind like a sail and then taking off with my easel with it! Certainly, large paintings are possible on location, but to prepare for gusts, a series of stakes and ropes are usually employed to keep them tied down. Then, there is the issue of transport. When I was creating large paintings on location in Italy, I worked on stretched canvases that could be removed from its stretcher frame, then […]

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