Jackson Hole Art Auction

P.O. Box 1568, Jackson, Wyoming 83001

About Auction House

Since 2007, the Jackson Hole Art Auction has been recognized as one of the premier art events in the country, defined by the high standard of works offered in a variety of genres including wildlife, sporting, figurative, landscape and Western art by both renowned past masters and contemporary artists. The JHAA is a signature event of Jackson Hole’s annual Fall Arts Festival and attracts collectors from across the country as well as abroad. With locations in Scottsdale, AZ, Jackson Hole, WY, Santa Fe, NM and New York, the auction principals, Trailside Galleries and Gerald Peters Gallery, brin...Read More
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  • Auction Industry
    Go West: An Interview with Jackson Hole Art Auction’s Madison Webb, Ahead of Annual Sale

    It’s Been a Long Day by Howard Terpning. Photo courtesy of Jackson Hole Art Auction. The phrase "Go West" conjures up images of cross country adventures, rugged individualism, and breathtaking panoramas. It also perfectly captures the essence of the Jackson Hole Art Auction, which will be held on September 19th, 2020. This annual event features works in a variety of genres, including wildlife, sporting, figurative, landscape, and Western art by both renowned past masters and contemporary artists. Auction Daily spoke with Madison Webb, Auction Director of the JHAA, to learn more about this sale.  Auction Daily: Give us a little history and background on the Jackson Hole Art Auction.  Madison Webb: Since 2007, the JHAA has been recognized as one of the premier art events in the country. The JHAA is a signature event of Jackson Hole’s annual Fall Arts Festival and attracts collectors from across the country, as well as abroad. With locations in Scottsdale, AZ, Jackson Hole, WY, Santa Fe, NM, and New York, the auction principals, Trailside Galleries and Gerald Peters Gallery, bring over 100 years of combined experience and expertise to the event. Maryvonne Leshe and Roxanne Hofmann of Trailside Galleries founded the Jackson Hole Art Auction, partnering with Gerald Peters of the Gerald Peters Gallery. The partners and staff of the Jackson Hole Art Auction work together each year to bring consignments from private collections, estates, and museums to the auction block. AD: How has COVID-19 impacted your planning and execution of this event in 2020 as opposed to previous years? Webb:  This year’s sale will be held live, but virtual. Instead of having an in-person audience and reception at the Center for the Arts, we will be live streaming the auctioneer from the stage on four different online platforms, while also executing live telephone and absentee bids. Last year, we launched our bidding site and mobile app, which we are also utilizing this year as we continue to embrace the digital sales space.  AD: This sale specializes in premier Western Art. What makes a piece of art "Western?"  Webb: A Western work of art…

  • Press Release
    Western Art Collector

    Roxanne Hofmann Mowery points out the family’s favorite house cat to visitors entering their home. Stalking Panther is a large bronze sculpture by Alexander Phimister Proctor (1860-1950). The sculpture is from her parents’ collection and has its own unusual story. Proctor was a friend of Major John Pitcher, superintendent of what was then Yellowstone Park. Under pressure to reduce the park’s cougar population, Pitcher rescued one of the cats and named him “Yellowstone Pete.” Proctor modeled animals from life but found Yellowstone Pete too uncooperative. He had him shipped to the Bronx Zoo where he was still uncooperative. After taking him to his farm near Bedford, New York, Proctor was able to complete his sculpture.Roxanne relates that she comes from a family that collected paintings and sculpture. Her father collected 15th- to 19th-century European art but after visiting Arizona he became fascinated with the art of the American West. He began collecting in that field in the 1960s.She is a partner in Trailside Galleries in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as well as the Jackson Hole Art Auction. Work at Trailside was only her second job in the gallery business. She became a partner in 2005 and since 2007 her focus has been the art auction. Trailside has represented contemporary artists of the American West for more than 50 years, representing some of the finest artists in the field and nurturing their careers.“When I was a young adult,” her husband Bruce recounts, “I aspired to own nice pieces. My taste is eclectic, ranging from Asian art to impressionism and contemporary. Shortly after my spouse passed away I thought of selling some of what we had collected but didn’t know how to go about it. I telephoned Trailside and was directed to Roxanne. She came by my home to see the collection and told me she had lost her husband. We found that we were of like minds.” Two years ago, the collectors were married.“When Roxanne moved into my home the challenge was how would all the art fit together. Amazingly, it fits perfectly,” Bruce says. “Perhaps the outliers are my Japanese prints…

  • Press Release
    Auction Preview- Southwest Art

    Jackson, WY, is well known and oft visited for its abundant wildlife and incomparable Rocky Mountain scenery, so the fact that it’s home to a world-class auction known for sporting and wildlife art comes as little surprise. This month Trailside Galleries of Jackson and GeraldPeters Gallery of Santa Fe partner to present the 11th annual Jackson Hole Art Auction, with over 350 lots of both contemporary and historic fine art up for bid in two sessions, beginning at noon on both Friday and Saturday, September 15-16.  This year’s headlining lots include Edgar Payne’s NAVAJO SCOUTING PARTY, a 28-by-34-inch oil estimated to sell for between $400,000 and $600,000. “This is one of the most important Payne paintings I’ve seen come on the market in some time,” says auction partnerRoxanne Hofmann Mowery. “We also have one of his important Sierra Nevada pieces called BLUE SHADOWS,” a 42-by-42-inch oil estimated to sell for $150,000 to $250,000. “A collector of E. Martin Hennings will find incredible offerings,” Mowery notes. A collection of 25 oil paintings, charcoal drawings, and lithographs, which spans the breadth of the Taos Society of Artists member’s career, includes the 1917 painting TAOS PUEBLO, a 10-by-14-inch oil estimated to sell for $30,000 to $50,000, and SAN FRANCISCO DE ASIS MISSION CHURCH, TAOS, a 10-by-12-inch oil ($20,000-$30,000). Also up for bid are a casting of Frederic Remington’s THE CHEYENNE ($80,000-$120,000) and works by Charles M.Russell, E.I. Couse, Henry Farny, William Gollings, Carl Rungius, Clark Hulings, Gerard Curtis Delano, W.H.D. Koerner, and one of only three stagecoach works that Arnold Friberg painted during his career.  “One of the signatures of our sale is our wildlife offerings, and this year is no exception,” says Mowery. “We have a number of important paintings by Bob Kuhn,” including AFTER THE SHORT RAINS, a 20-by-48-inch acrylic of a pride of lions resting in the shade of a tree,which is estimated to sell for between $200,000 and $300,000. Also of note are six significant paintings from the estate of Stanley Meltzoff, known for his sport-fishing and precendent-setting sea-life paintings. “We are also known for our new offerings by…

  • Press Release
    Jackson Hole Art Auction

    On a rocky outcropping, in dry golden grasses, pose two magnificent lions. Their tautly delineated musculature ripples under tawny fur, and their seemingly audible, full-throated roar has not dulled in the nearly 100 years since BRÜLLENDE LÖWEN (ROARING LIONS) was put down on canvas by renowned German wildlife painter Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert. With less than a thousand of his known works still in existence, it is particularly exciting that the Jackson Hole Art Auction features eight of his remaining, coveted pieces at this year’s 10th annual event. Kuhnert’s paintings are among a number of masterworks highlighted, including an important oil by N.C. Wyeth that has never been previously offered (with an estimated auction value of $500,000-$700,000). Also on the block is a collection of masterpieces by members of the Taos Society of Artists. “It is unusual to have works of this quality from them come on the market,” notes Roxanne Hofmann, a partner at Trailside Galleries. This significant auction, presented jointly by Trailside and Gerald Peters Gallery, draws avid domestic and international collectors alike. Described by Hofmann as “closely curated,” the premier art sale’s high standards are evident in its tagline: Masterworks of the American West. The offerings come from both renowned, highly collected figures of the past as well as sought-after contemporary artists, displaying a variety of genres including landscape and figurative, wildlife and western. The live auction, which takes place at Jackson’s Center for the Arts, is divided into two sessions. The first is geared toward emerging young collectors, with approximately 120 works available at more accessible prices on Friday, September 16, starting at noon, with preview hours the previous day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Among the highlights are a series of small pieces by John Banovich, Henry Farny, and Gerard Curtis Delano. Much anticipated and often standing-room-only, Session II begins at noon on Saturday the 17th, when over 200 significant works of art are auctioned, all available for viewing during a Friday preview from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Among noteworthy offerings, Walter Ufer’s OCTOBER, an autumnal scene made even more vibrant with its unexpected shock of ochre cottonwoods, is expected to fetch between…

  • Press Release
    Jackson Hole News & Guide

    After eight successful years the annual Jackson Hole Art Auction continues to draw art collectors from across the country and around the world with its wide variety of art by deceased and contemporary artists. “This year will mark the ninth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction,” said Jill Callahan, coordinator of the Fall Arts favorite, “and each year we reach a broader clientele. We have bidders from every corner of the country, as well as abroad. Presented by Trailside Galleries and Gerald Peters Gallery, headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this year’s event will feature more than 140 artists representing many genres, including Western, wildlife, sporting, floral, portrait and landscape. “We are becoming known globally for our strong wildlife offerings by masters such as Bob Kuhn and Carl Rungius,” Callahan said. But the auction also is known for its diversity. “There is truly something for everyone,” she said. To accommodate an even broader audience this year’s auction will feature two sales: Session I, set to start at noon Friday, Sept. 18, at Trailside Galleries, and Session II, scheduled for noon Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Center for the Arts. “The objective of our inaugural Session I auction is to offer high-quality work by desirable contemporary and deceased artists at a price point for the young or beginning collector,” Callahan said. Works by artists such as Harry Jackson, Kenneth Riley, Tucker Smith, Carl Rungius and Chad Poppleton are included in the Session I sale. Artwork can be previewed at Trailside Galleries, located at 130 E. Broadway, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, and 9 a.m. to noon the next day. Callahan said approximately 85 lots will be offered during Session I. Session II will offer about 220 lots. “We will also offer over 30 paintings specifically created for the Jackson Hole Art Auction by contemporary artists,” Callahan said, “including Martin Grelle, Ewoud de Groot, T. Allen Lawson, Ralph Oberg, Amy Ringholz and more.” Callahan said Session II of the auction will feature many works by contemporary and deceased artists at a wide range of prices. One highlight, she said,…