Wyoming Arts Council

"Out of the Box Show and Auction" June 12

From a press release:

The Paintbox Society of the National Museum of Wildlife Art will host the biennial “Out of the Box Show and Auction” on Friday, June 12. More than 115 local and nationally acclaimed artists will provide some 120 boxes for auction at the event. In previous years, boxes have ranged in price from $25 to $4,000 and up. Proceeds from the silent and live auction support the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s adult and youth education programs.

“We are planning a wonderful event for one week before Fathers’ Day, featuring national and local artists,” said Volunteer Chair Ann Nelson, who notes that 15 museum volunteers have spent the past two years planning and organizing the popular event. “The community of Jackson Hole anticipates Out of the Box with great enthusiasm; this show will have something for everyone.”

The theme of the boxes—each a unique works of functional art—is not limited to wildlife for the event, and artists are invited to work in any medium as long as the work retains its function as a box. The box artworks will be auctioned by auctioneer Jim Loose, and the evening’s M.C. is KMTN’s “Fish.”

Special door prizes for the event will include two CityPass books to the city of the winner’s choice (excluding Southern California), a two-hour art appraisal by Art Appraisals of Jackson Hole, LLC, two beautiful bird-themed notions boxes, and a tour of the newly opened Jackson Hole Raptor Center with guide Roger Smith.

Out of the Box is free for museum members, $7 for non-members; free for children. Event admission includes light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

A member of Museums West and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States offers an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe. A complete schedule of exhibitions and events is available online at http://www.wildlifeart.org/.

Media Contacts: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, 307.734.5335, darla@wordenpr.com; Zeenie Scholz, National Museum of Wildlife Art, 307.732.5437, zscholz@wildlifeart.org

Photo: Original box by artist Bob Barlow

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