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Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair, JHAF, 360 MAGAZINE, Image Courtesy of Lucas Ayoub

Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair

Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair (JHFAF) closed its first edition on Sunday, September 15, 2019, with strong sales and high attendance. Over the four-day event, JHFAF reports about 2,000 visitors with $2 million in sales. JHFAF brought out some of Jackson Hole’s most prominent locals, as well as new visitors, all excited to see the museum-quality fair presented within Jackson Hole’s thriving arts community.

The fair presented 50 exhibitors who brought works that they felt matched the personal aesthetics of the Jackson Hole community. Works ranged in genre and price from world-renowned artists like Maynard Dixon, Ed Mell, Billy Schenck, Eanger Irving Couse, Thomas Hart Benton, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Ed Ruscha and Sam Francis. 

Fair Director Rick Friedman said, “Because JHFAF was the first international fine art fair in town, I think both collectors and exhibitors did not know what to expect. I’m so happy to report that all attendees I spoke to said it was far beyond their expectations. We heard the repeated comments, ‘loved it, fantastic, and terrific’ by fairgoers as they left the fair. We produced a multi-genre fair, with works within the Contemporary, Modern, Native American and Wildlife genres, with many of the early to mid 20th century pieces finding new homes. I see this as a breakthrough event that presented world-class and museum quality offerings across all of our showcased genres and I think the sales prove that. It was the wealthiest collectors as a percentage of the attendance of any of my fairs ever, over 10 years. ” 

Exhibitors reported strong sales with  Redfern Gallery, Nieto Fine Art, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Montana Trails and Mongerson Gallery reporting mostly sold out booths. 

Throughout the weekend, guests were treated to special programs and events including artist Q&A’s with Barbara Van Cleve, Donald Martiny, Larry Pirnie and Sarah Winkler. During the fair, JHFAF also produced a silent auction, which raised money for its institutional partner, The National Museum of Wildlife Art. 

JHFAF presented several awards throughout the weekend including the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award to the late John Nieto and the 2019 Art Collectors of the Year Award to Anne Phillip, the 2019 Sculptor of the Year award to Bart Walter and the Contemporary Artist of the Year award to Paul Villinski. Quotes from Galleries:

Local dealer, Miriam Diehl of Diehl Gallery said, “It’s been incredibly exciting to see an art fair of this caliber in Jackson Hole. It’s been wonderful to have so many like-minded dealers and the camaraderie among them has been amazing and encouraging. It’s been tremendously successful for us and we look forward to the second edition.”

John Nieto Gallery who was awarded the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award for the late John Nieto said, “The visitors have been very quality. They know the work and the artist’s history. We’ve even had a lot of collectors who own Nieto’s work come by. There have been many great conversations about art.” 

Rey Redfern of Redfern Gallery said, “The show has been much more than I expected. I’ve met a lot of people and I’ve sold a lot of paintings. They’ve been paintings I’ve had tucked away for a long time, but they’re high quality and that’s why they sold.” 

Brenda Linscott from Endeavor Fine Art said, “We had a chance to bond with our space and develop a sampling of five of our artists who we’ve worked with for many years. It’s been so nice for us to see our artists in a visual conversation with other artists at the fair. To walk through the show and see what everyone else brought has been really incredible too. There really is room for everyone.” 

Thomas Paul of Thomas Paul Fine Art said, “JHFAF did a great job putting this  fair together with such an excellent variety of artists on display. It was so nice to see such a powerful exhibition of contemporary art  brought to Jackson Hole.” 

2019 Galleries: 917 Fine Arts (Miami Beach), Abend Gallery (Denver), Addison Rowe Fine Art (Santa Fe), NM Andrew Smith Gallery (Tucson), Bill Hester Fine Art (Santa Fe) Bonhams (LA, NYC, London), Calabi Gallery (Santa Rosa) Childs Gallery (Boston), Diehl Gallery (Jackson), The Directed Art Modern Gallery (Miami), Elizabeth Gordon Gallery (Santa Barbara), Endeavor Fine Art (Nashville), Faust II (Santa Fe, Scottsdale),Gail Severn Gallery (Ketchum), Gallery 1261 (Denver), Gary Snyder Fine Art (NYC, Bozeman),GF Contemporary (Santa Fe), Green River Stone Company (Logan), HG Contemporary Art (Flushing), ILIAD (New York), Imago Galleries (Palm Desert), J Klein Gallery (Scottsdale), James Compton Gallery (Santa Fe), K Contemporary (Denver), Kiechel Fine Art (Lincoln), L.A. Design (Missoula), Legend Nano Gallery (Carlsbad), Mai Wyn Fine Art (Denver), Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery (Tucson), Matthew Rowe Fine Art (Santa Fe), Maynard Dixon Museum (Tucson), Melissa Morgan Fine Art (Palm Desert) Mike Clark Fine Art (Billings), Nieto Fine Art (Rockwall), Patricia Qualls Contemporary Art (Carmel Valley), Peace Waters Collective (San Diego), Prescott Gallery & Sculpture Garden (Santa Fe), Redfern Gallery (Laguna Beach), Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., (New York), Seagrave Gallery (Santa Cruz), Steidel Contemporary (Lake Worth), Stevens Fine Art (Phoenix), Studio Greytak (Missoula),T.H. Brennen Fine Art (Scottsdale), Tayloe Piggott Gallery (Jackson), Thomas Paul Fine Art  (West Hollywood),Timothy Yarger Fine Art (Los Angeles), Waddell Gallery (Scottsdale), Walker Fine Art, LTD (New York), Wilde Meyer Gallery (Scottsdale), Woolff Gallery (London).2019 Sponsors: American Art Collector, artnet,​ Art Collector’s Athenaeum, Bonhams Auction House, Family Management Corporation, George B. Stroer Foundation, Grand Teton National Park,  Jackson Hole Community Radio, Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Jackson Hole Public Art, Montanya Distillers, Mountain Living, 96.9 The Mountain KMTN Radio, The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Snow King Hotel, Teton Distillery, Wyoming Arts Council, Young’s Market  
Venue: Snow King Sports and Events Center (100 E Snow King Ave)

About Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair
The Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair is the latest addition to the luxury, regional fairs produced under the leadership of Fair Director, Rick Friedman. Other fairs produced by Friedman include: the Hamptons, Aspen, Houston, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Silicon Valley and Philadelphia. JHFAF is excited to contribute to Jackson Hole’s vibrant arts community. 2019 Sponsors: American Art Collector, artnet,​ Art Collector’s Athenaeum, Bonhams Auction House, Family Management Corporation, George B. Stroer Foundation, Grand Teton National Park,  Jackson Hole Community Radio, Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Jackson Hole Public Art, Montanya Distillers, Mountain Living, 96.9 The Mountain KMTN Radio, The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Snow King Hotel, Teton Distillery, Wyoming Arts Council, Young’s Market 

Image Courtesy of Lucas Ayoub. 

VP Plaza España Design

VP Plaza España Design hotel recently opened its doors in the center of Madrid, offering luxury accommodations wrapped into an unprecedented design philosophy, whose main protagonist is art. Prominent Spanish artists have contributed their unique works and creations, making this property an icon of design, architecture and art in the capital of Madrid.

Guests will be able to immerse themselves in an atmosphere where decor, furniture, architecture, and luxurious service co-exist in perfect harmony, offering an experience that goes far beyond accommodations. It is a philosophy that breaks the boundaries of what has already been done in the past and allows visitors to enjoy the essence of design, for a one-of-a-kind experience from beginning to end.

VP Plaza España Design worked with key Spanish designers, artists, and architects for the conceptualization of its façade and public spaces, which allows its facilities to have a distinctive and distinguished touch that makes it an unparalleled luxury option in Madrid. The hotel features include work by Pere Gifre, Dario Urzay, Fernando Palacios, Nacho Zubelzu, Veronica Domingo, and Héléne Bergaz, as well as Patricia San Juan, Marre, and Jan Hendrix.

Symbiosis of Art and Ingenuity

The selection of artists who have collaborated to bring life to the greatest icon of luxury and design represents a harmonious blend of disciplines, trends, visions, expressions, and styles. All of them carry a solid national and international trajectory, deserving of outstanding recognition for their iconic works inside and outside of Spain. Each, with their own inspiration, have made a contribution of exclusive creations, devised within the design philosophy that Hotel VP Plaza España Design 5* has established.

Renowned artist Pere Gifre is the architect of the impressive eight-story waterfall that dominates the atrium of the hotel and creates an impressive visual illusion of water that falls in a magnificently artistic way, trapping guests in a sensory experience that mixes the wild side of nature with the luxury and tranquility of water.

A tribute to art can be experienced in the lobby, where paintings created by the Bilbao Dario Urzay can be appreciated. The paintings highlight the artist’s personal poetics combined with his ability to induce new forms of knowledge and communication.

The corridors are also sure to catch guests’ attention as the painter and sculptor, Fernando Palacios, showcases material language with nearly three-dimensional forms that exude a special meaning of life in a luxurious context. His works of art may also be admired in some of the hotel rooms.

The mural “Buscando a un hombre,” created from Nacho Zubelzu’s inspiration, can be seen in front of the hotel elevators. Zubelzu’s impressive collages decorating the bar and lobby area bathrooms were made with the intention of creating an “art bar.”

An innovative and unique redesign of the aesthetics of the landscape is reflected in the works of Madrid-born Héléne Bergaz. The artist’s creations give a master touch to the hotel rooms, with a vanguardist approach of photographic montages with meteorites bearing his unmistakable stamp.

Verónica Domingo’s impressive paintings, created with Indian ink, decorate the hotel’s impressive suites. She shows her passion for Asian art and calligraphy, creating infinite value in the construction of a complex and abstract framework.

For more information, please visit www.plazaespana-hotel.com.

SLO BREW LOFTS

SLO BREW ANNOUNCES NEW CITY-CENTRAL ACCOMMODATIONS IN DOWNTOWN SAN LUIS OBISPO

The SLO Brew Lofts Poised to Become SLO’s Most Coveted Address

Destined to become downtown San Luis Obispo’s most sought-after accommodations, SLO Brew Lofts will radiate a cool, contemporary vibe and are perfect for any type of getaway or celebration.

Located at the heart of Downtown San Luis Obispo, SLO Brew Lofts are perched above the new SLO Brew on the second floor with their own private entrance. Each loft overlooks the lively downtown scene, featuring views of the bustling and historic Higuera Street, the famous Farmer’s Market and the picturesque San Luis Obispo Creek. SLO Brew Lofts enjoy a city-central location and a happy proximity to dozens of walking-distance restaurants, shops and pubs, putting guests in the middle of all the action.

The spacious SLO Brew Lofts will feature one, two or three bedrooms complete with kitchens, dining areas and living rooms with fireplaces. The tastefully furnished spaces are intended to be inspiring to their guests and provide a sense of chic, authentic comfort.

The SLO Brew Lofts are designed with clean lines, exposed brick walls and solid reclaimed Douglas fir floors throughout, creating spaces that project a modern urban aesthetic. To provide comfort with a sense of sophistication, “The Lofts” are furnished with custom designed, renewably-sourced hardwood furniture, with each loft featuring a different color story centered around large hand woven rugs in either neutral, blue/green, warm earth tones or green-tinged hues.  Every bedroom has either a California King or Queen bed, some with contemporary four posters, and all covered in white duvets with accent pillows and throws that echo the theme color.  The three-bedroom lofts each have spacious private balconies with outdoor seating for four with views of the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

In addition, each loft has its own kitchen and dining area, including high-end appliances and a dining table. Three-bedroom lofts also have seating for four at a countertop bar, and all kitchens have Moroccan patchwork pattern backsplashes and solid wood cabinetry that matches the custom hardwood furniture.  All SLO Brew Lofts guests also have access to room service, available from the SLO Brew restaurant below.

In the center of SLO Brew Lofts is a hidden space, dubbed the Carissa Club, accessed through a disguised, speakeasy-style bookcase. With its oversized “live edge” solid plank table, it lends itself equally to family gatherings, casual entertaining or for private meetings. The Carissa Club has its own private fireplace as well as a bar with SLO Brew beer on tap. Here, guests can make arrangements with the brewery for special tastings or dinners.

Another highlight of the SLO Brew Lofts is the large, 700 square foot private rooftop deck, overlooking San Luis Obispo Creek and the nearby Mission. Featuring a variety of seating options and multiple fire pits, the deck is available to the occupants of one of the three-bedroom lofts.  All five lofts, including The Carissa Club, may be reserved individually, in their entirety or in any combination.

“We wanted our guests to have the feeling that they were in their own well-appointed apartment,” explained Rod Cegelski, co-owner.  “Whether they are traveling as a couple, with a group of friends or family, or on a business trip, SLO Brew Lofts are designed to make everyone feel at home.”

With the intention of setting a new standard for modern accommodations, SLO Brew Lofts air a lively, upbeat atmosphere matched only by the SLO Brew downstairs and Downtown San Luis Obispo outside. Perfect for small get-togethers, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, business gatherings or any type of celebration, SLO Brew Lofts are a place to take in and celebrate life’s important moments.

The interiors of “The Lofts”, as well as SLO Brew and the new brewing facility SLO Brew Rock, were all designed by Celadon House.   Based in San Luis Obispo, Celadon House will be available to work with our guests who would like more information about the design and process of the projects. Accommodations at SLO Brew Lofts can be reserved through the SLO Brew website or VRBO.com.

About SLO Brew

Since 1988, SLO Brew has been an integral part of the San Luis Obispo community, brewing award-winning craft beers, and regularly featuring live performances from local, national and internationally recognized artists. The restaurant, bar and intimate venue has made SLO Brew a popular hub for residents, music and beer lovers alike.  SLO Brew plans to continue to evolve as one of the major destinations for food, great craft beer, and music in the state, offering a unique and authentic atmosphere for their guests to enjoy.

About SLO Brew Rock

Scheduled to open in early 2016, SLO Brew Rock, is the SLO Brew’s new brew facility with over 10,000 square feet of floor space that will feature a tasting room, beer garden, and event space.  Located off Broad Street near the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, this new brewery will expand SLO Brew’s production capacity. Featuring a 35-barrel brewing system with a goal of producing 2,500 to 3,000 barrels by the end of 2016, and 5,000 barrels the year after, SLOBrew plans to increase distribution of some of the most popular brews.