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What’s the summer buzz?

Here is a short list of events you don’t want to miss this summer at Teton Arts!

1.Free Family Workshops!


Bring out your family for an art project and a potluck dinner! Art is on us tonight, all you have to do is put your creativity caps and bring the gang on down to our studio space! Painting, clay, collaging, and more are on the docket. Bringing some food to share is a great way to ensure it’ll be a great party. No two nights will be the same!

Where: Teton Arts Council Studios

When: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the months June, July, and August 5-7pm


2. Kids Wheel Throwing Class

Every Tuesday afternoon we are inviting kids ages 7+ into the ceramics studio to learn how to throw clay on the pottery wheels! A fun challenge for even the most coordinated of child masterminds, wheel throwing is a great way to get everybody’s creative juices flowing.  Let your kids get their hands in the mud and maybe add some handmade pottery to the kitchen cabinets!


When: Every Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 pm

Where: Teton Arts Council Studios.


3.Adult Intro to Clay Miniseries

If you’re curious about ceramics but don’t know where to start? Well look no further! We are hosting two-night sessions for adults who would like to try their hand at pottery making. Many people don’t have the time to commit to a 6-week class, but would really like to get active in the community studio somehow. All you need to bring is yourself, an open mind, and maybe a friend!

Where: Teton Arts Council Studios.

When: Session One will be July 16th & 17th,  Session Two will be on August 6th & 7th


4.Souper Bowl Creation Sessions

Show off your bowl-making skills and donate your time to Teton Arts by throwing bowls for our annual Souper Bowl Fundraiser! Local artists will be doing demonstrations on their favorite bowl-themed techniques as inspiration. We provide clay and entertainment for all people interested in bringing their style to the Souper Bowl table! If you share a love for clay, have some experience building, and are looking for a way to fill up on good karma then you should join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday this summer.

Where: Teton Arts Council Studios.

When: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the months June, July, and August. Demos                                  @ 7pm!

New face alert! “Who is that, who could it be?”

Hello! My name is Charlotte, I’m a new face around the Teton Arts Center and I am so excited to be here! I come from yonder Midwest, a beautiful place where the lakes are superior but the hills are very small. I am stoked to be here in the mountains to live, play and be inspired. This summer there are going to be a lot of things going on at Teton Arts and I would be overjoyed to share some of the details with you! I hope to meet all of the best characters in Teton Valley through our variety of Adult, Family, and kids workshops.


Call for Art!

The Garden Party Exhibition and Sale, June 8 – July 26, 2018

This Teton Arts Member Show celebrates the summer in Teton Valley with an exhibit of works of local artists. Seasoned artists, students and those who may be new to gallery exhibitions are encouraged to participate. The exhibition is titled “Garden Party”. Works may convey or evoke themes such as growth, renewal, nature or farm and garden. Let your imagination flourish with respect to the theme and the media of choice. From paint to pastel, clay to metal, realistic to whimsical, we encourage all artists to enjoy their process and take advantage of the Teton Arts Gallery space by participating in the Summer Member Show.

Requirements: 2D or 3D art in any medium; 2D art should be a minimum of 8*10 inches and framed with a wire hanger securely fastened across the back of the piece; 3 separate works per artist will be accepted.

Drop Off: May 28th to June 4th @ Teton Arts Studio in Driggs (please call ahead) and

Tuesday June 5th from 1-4pm @ Teton Arts Gallery.

Opening Reception on Friday evening, June 8th from 6-8 pm.

Enjoy goodies and refreshments. This family friendly event will feature live music by Lina Marquis.

Michele Farrier “Shadow Shapes” Gallery Opening Friday March 16th

Teton Arts in Teton Valley, Idaho is excited to feature the work of painter Michele Z. Farrier. The show and sale, entitled “Shadow Shapes”, runs from March 16 to May 1, 2018.
Teton Arts Gallery in Driggs City Center will launch this show with an Opening Reception on Friday evening, March 16 from 6-8 pm. Enjoy light refreshments and good company as you view Michele’s exhibit of work.  Michele is active and enjoys time out of doors observing. Her work is done primarily in the field using soft pastels and oil, with a few finishing touches added in her studio in Cortez, Colorado. She has a BA from UC Davis in Studio Art and a K-12 Art Teaching Credential from CSU, Sacramento. Michele lived in and loved Teton Valley for almost 25 years. She inspired many young artists there in that time.
Continuing her education, Michele has studied, through workshops, with Ray Roberts, Jill Carver, Ned Jacob, Camille Przewodek, Tim Horn and Greg McHuron, as well as at the Plein Air Convention. Her work can be found at DeSelms Fine Art in Cheyenne, WY, Guchiebird’s in Driggs, ID, the Wyoming State Art Collection, the Ivinson Hospital in Laramie, WY and many private collections.
Michele has been highlighted in Southwest Art Magazine (Aug 2017) as an emerging artist. Her work was featured in Outdoor Painter Online Magazine (Jan, Nov 2016) and as the cover artist for the Teton Regional Land Trust quarterly (Fall 2017). She will be enjoying her fifth year as resident artist for the Whitney Western Art Museum/Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody this July as well as participating the the 10 day Santa Fe Invitational Plein Air Fiesta in April.
“I have spent the last few years working on simplification of value (representing only that which needs to be painted to share the artist’s intent… no ‘extra’ information to clutter the viewer’s experience), using color intensity in place of contrast and establishing a focal point through a variety of techniques.  I feel my current work is more specifically defined (even the field work) and much more developed in the use of value and color.  The endless learning is one of the intrigues that I have with creating art…
and it IS endless!
I seek to celebrate observation – striving to portray that time does not elude us but can embrace us. I am drawn to the tension of strong shapes of light and shadow to emphasize a moment in time that is always worth recognizing and savoring. Sometimes we all need a reminder!”