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 […]

Posted in In the Press, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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.  

Posted in Field Notes, In the Press, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in Field Notes, In the Press, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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! 

Posted in Field Notes, In the Press, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“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. […]

Posted in Field Notes, In the Press, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Kathryn Turner Named Featured Artist by High Desert Journal

The artwork of Kathryn Mapes Turner has unfolded from the mountain valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Here she was born as the fourth generation to be raised on the Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. Here her consciousness of the natural world began. 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.Click here for the full article!

Posted in In the Press | Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in About the Process, Field Notes, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Turner Fine Art receives Best of Jackson Hole

Thank you for your patience, your inspiration, and your votes! Because of the amazing support of the Jackson community, Turner Fine Art received Best Local Artist in the 2017 Best of Jackson Hole contest, hosted by Planet Jackson Hole.For the full article and list of results, please click here.And a big congratulations to Trio Fine Art gallery for winning Bronze for Best Local Gallery!

Posted in Field Notes, In the Press, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Trio Fine Art Painters Featured in Plein Air Magazine

In their February – March 2017 issue, Plein Air Magazine features several fine artists who strive to inspire conservation efforts in their areas. Among those named are the members of Trio Fine Art Gallery, who joined forces with the Jackson Hole Land Trust to create View22: Painting Jackson Hole’s Open Spaces. This program gives individuals a window into how the mountain landscape has changed and developed through the careful and considerate eye of three local plein air painters.“Like most citizens of the world, painters have become aware of the potential loss of subjects that inspire them, from plant material and animals to land and architecture. They have also recognized that their special gifts can bring attention to what might be lost, and they can help raise funds to preserve the beauty they capture on paper and canvas.”– Plein Air MagazineKathryn Turner, Jennifer Hoffman, and Bill Sawczuk are committed to preserving the open spaces of their valley. They are passionate about the beauty of the surrounding land, and they know the importance of maintaining open spaces for the well being of the local wildlife. Their passion in part stems from an intimate relationship with the landscape; it helps sustain their artwork, […]

Posted in In the Press, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fine Art Connoisseur highlights “Light on the Land”

This past September, Kathryn Turner was featured in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, discussing her summer show, Light on the Land, hosted by her home gallery Trio Fine Art. This show embodied two of the main concepts visible in Turner’s art, and culminated in a bold, 36 x 60 oil on panel – the high light of the show.Visible light itself compels most artists in their creativity, illuminating form and making color possible. In the Light on the Land body of work, Turner explored the many varieties of light, from bright sunshine to the diffused light of fog. With a painter’s eye, she has been able to observe and appreciate the ever-changing light of her native mountain landscape in Jackson Hole, and this is directly reflected in her evolving artwork.The second concept, wildlife and animal subjects, stems from her beautiful Wyoming homeland as well. These abstracted images capture a sense of movement and vitality in the forms, inspiring and driving much of Kathryn’s work.Turner’s passion for animals stems from her upbringing on the Triangle X Ranch – a family guest ranch business located within Grand Teton National Park. Working with the animals on the ranch and the encounters with the wildlife […]

Posted in In the Press, Uncategorized | Leave a comment