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Dear Friends,

Lindsay Scott, Charlie Boy, 9 x 17 1/2, Colored Pencil. $3,900

Brad Schmidt, Trophy Hunters, 15 x 19, Watercolor. $3,800

We all know the expression “dog days of August.” Well, here at Trailside, we are truly embracing these famous words as we debut “It’s A Dog’s Life” a brand new show devoted to our loyal canine companions. This show is particularly important to me and to my gallery Partner, Roxanne Hofmann, as we are both avid dog lovers and have long been vocal advocates for animal rights. Obviously, the idea of an art show about dogs is not a novel one, but we thought we would put our own unique twist on dog art by featuring new works by our landscape, western, wildlife, figurative and impressionist artists with the caveat that the work must have a dog as part of the subject; mutt, mongrel or pure bred! We know that since ancient times, the unique relationship between man and dog has inspired art. Dogs have been depicted in cave paintings, in mythology and canine imagery can be found in ancient Egypt and China. Dog art was prevalent from the Renaissance through the Victorian period. George Stubbs is credited with having brought animal painting to a whole new level, with his natural and sympathetic imagery of hunting dogs commissioned by British aristocracy. So this is Trailside’s spin on dogs in art, and our gallery artists have brought forth a wonderful new body of work for this event. On a very “pawsitive” note, we are very pleased to be donating a portion of the sales to PAWS of Jackson Hole. On the following pages, I am happy to share their mission statement and a little more information about this wonderful organization. An added bonus during our dog show is a special feature on the world renowned canine and sporting artist Joseph Sulkowski. Sulkowski’s paintings have been described as a fusion of masterful l6th and 17th century Italian and Flemish techniques with a brilliant contemporary flair for expressive brushwork and luminous color that energizes his work. In addition to the new works that will be showing in the gallery, Joseph is also available for personal commissions, so we encourage our dog loving collectors to contact the gallery if they are interested in pursuing a special commission of their own dogs.

Bonnie Marris, Clean Linen, 16 x 20, Oil. $6,000

Through out the month of August, we are also very pleased to showcase four of the country’s most talented master rustic furniture artists: Brad Greenwood, John Gallis, and Mike Roths and Ron Shanor. Together, they continued on page 2...

Clockwise top left: Louie the 14th, Bailey, Darby and Boo. All adopted from WY and AZ animal shelters.

i t ’ s a dog ’ s L i f e

August 13 - 26, 2012 | Jackson

continued from page 1... bring more that 100 years of excellence to their award winning furniture designs. Western furniture incorporates nature into its design, using the twists and turns of wood, the rustic charm of antler accents, hand forged iron and the texture of fine leathers to bring form and function to the piece. Whether you call it sophisticated rustic furniture or western or mountain style furniture, collectors from California to New York are embracing these simpler, organic designs and furnishing their homes and offices with furniture that represents a simpler lifestyle and closeness with nature. As always, I encourage you to visit our website where you can view all the artwork featured in the gallery and see our complete summer show schedule. Coming up in September we have our annual FALL GOLD show, several artists’ spotlights and the 6th annual Jackson Hole Art Auction. See you in the gallery! Maryvonne Leshe, Managing Partner

Deborah Fellows, Biting Off More Than He Can Chew, 12 3/4 x 17 1/2 x 7, Bronze, ed. of 100. $3,100

Z.S. Liang, The Traveler, 42 x 28, Oil. $28,000

Dan Bodelson, Partners, 30 x 40, Oil, $18,500 Suzie Seerey-Lester, Junk Yard Dog, 16 x 20, Acrylic, $4,200


August 2012

i t ’ s a dog ’ s L i f e

Ar tist Reception: August 16th from 5 - 8pm

Robert Duncan, Winter Coats, 22 x 28, Oil. $7,400

Cynthia Rigden, Happy Dog, 6 inches high, Bronze, ed. of 15. $950

John Seerey-Lester, Forest Camp, 8 x 10 inches, Oil. $4,800

Linda St. Clair, For The Love Of A Dog, 30 x 20, Oil. $3,200 Howard Rogers, Waitin’ For The Boss, Oil. $6,200

“A dog has the soul of a philosopher.” — Plato

Brenda Murphy & Zane Thane, Money n Buster, 10 x 15, Graphite Pencil. $2,800

Herb Mignery, The Three Shepherds, 24 x 18 x 16, Bronze, ed. of 9. $11,000


i t ’ s a dog ’ s L i f e

August 13 - 26, 2012 | Jackson

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.” — Unknown

Donny Finley, Winter Walk, 9 1/2 x 11, Oil. $2,500

Shawn Cameron, Loyal Friend, 11 x 14, Oil. $2,700

Veryl Goodnight, Guardian Of The Meek, 18 x 24, Oil. $5,400

Sarah Woods, Ying And Yang, 9 x 12, Oil. $1,100

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” — Mark Twain


August 2012

Brent Cotton, Buddy, 8 x 10, Oil. $1,400

Ar tist Reception: August 16th from 5 - 8pm

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Patsy Davis, Stranger In The House, 13 x 18 x 10, Bronze, ed. of 25. $3,400

William Phillips, The Grand Dog Days Of Summer, 30 x 24, Oil. $25,000

Sueellen Ross, Off Leash, 20 1/2 x 9, Mixed Media. $2,500

Andrew Peters, Shared Religion, 20 x 24, Oil. $7,600

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” — Charles M. Schulz Tom Darro, The Hunters At Night, 30 x 48, Oil, $17,500


i t ’ s a dog ’ s L i f e

August 13 - 26, 2012 | Jackson

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." — Roger Caras

Steve Atkinson, This One’s On Me, 12 x 16, Oil. $2,500

Paul Mann, Trusted Friend, 24 x 36, Oil. $6,900

Sherry Sander, Whippet, 12 x 25 x 9, Bronze, ed. of 5. $4,800

George Northup, Hard Point, 33 inches high, Bronze, ed. of 35. $6,900

Elaine Coffee, Two Beers, 16 x 20, Oil. $5,500


August 2012

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.” — Emily Dickinson

Ar tist Reception: August 16th from 5 - 8pm

i t ’ s a dog ’ s L i f e

PAWS of Jackson Hole Mission: PAWS advocates for animals and promotes responsible pet ownership through local outreach programs. We are a resource for education, support, and financial assistance; fostering collaborative relationships within the community.

• Promotion of adoption and funding for our local animal shelters • A free spay/neuter program that covers three counties • Financial assistance for emergency vet bills • Educational initiatives • Care for pets of victims of domestic violence • A free public dog park • A supply of more than 145,000 mutt mitts to the community

Robert Johnson, Bulldog And Roses, 16 x 20, Oil. $3,600

Bill Nebeker, Workin’ Partners, 13 x 7 x 7, Bronze. ed. of 30. $2,500

Laurie Lee, Throw It Again, Throw It Again, 4 x 18, Oil. $3,300

Bruce Greene, CA, A Cowboy’s Carnegie Hall, 62 x 45 x 42 Bronze, ed. of 15. $42,000

Bruce Cheever, Lazy Dog, Venice, 16 x 20, Oil. $4,800


jo s e ph s ul kow s k i

August 13 - 26, 2012 | Jackson

Joseph Sulkowski studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later the Art Students League in New York. It was at the League that he met his greatest influence and mentor Frank Mason, the foremost American authority on the techniques of the Old Masters. Joseph became his apprentice, learning the traditional principles of painting- preparing his own canvases, grinding pigments to create paint from powdered plants and minerals, and mixing his own mediums and oils using recipes developed by Rembrandt and Rubens. One of the world’s premier equestrian and canine artists, Joseph refers to his style of painting as “poetic realism” an interpretive form inspired by the natural world. Animals, figures and landscapes of sporting life are the subjects that dominate his canvas. His paintings have been described as a fusion of masterful 16th century and 17th century Italian and Flemish techniques with a brilliant contemporary flair for expressive brushwork that energizes his work. His paintings are in exclusive, private collections throughout Europe, North America and the Far East. Joseph is available for private commissions which can be arranged through the gallery.

A Day Afield, 40 x 50, Oil. $52,000

Labrador Retrievers, 12 x 16, Oil. $15,000

A Difference of Opinion, 40 x 50, Oil and chalk on rag paper. $25,000


August 2012

Ar tist Reception: August 16th from 5 - 8pm

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Shadow Boxer, 26 x 42, Oil. $45,000

Ready For a Walk, 16 x 20, Oil. $16,500

Yorkshire Terriers, 16 x 20, Oil. $16,500

L’il Rascal, 8 x 10, Oil. $5,800 Born to the Chase, 16 x 20, Oil. $18,000



August 13 - 26, 2012 | Jackson

M a s t e r Ru s t i c F u r n i t u r e M a k e r : J o h n G a l l i s John Gallis has been fashioning custom furniture for over twenty-five years. His heirloom-quality western and rustic pieces have consistently taken honors at the prestigious Western Design Conference and have won numerous other national design awards. John’s work is incomparable and unforgettable. Each piece is custom-designed to fit the client’s needs and handcrafted based on the feel of the wood and the natural flow of the grain, so no two pieces are ever alike. Every piece has to be well thought out, well designed, and well constructed. Some have called John’s style of furniture “refined western.” His furniture is rustic only in the sense that it is made out of mostly unprocessed wood; his attention to detail and his taste for quality give each piece a sophisticated feel.

Teton Setee, Bookmark Walnut & Cowhide Leather, 40 x 57 x 26. $6,600

Arrowhead Desk, English Walnut With Juniper Legs & Trim Carved Edges With Cherry Pencil Tray, 45 x 48 x 28, $14,500

Sofa Table, Australian Lacewood, 33 x 54 x 19, $4,200

Harley Davidson Route 66 Chair, Juniper, Black & Cherry Red Leather, Air Brushed Profile, $10,600


August 2012

Ar tist Reception: August 16th from 5 - 8pm


M a s t e r Ru s t i c F u r n i t u r e M a k e r : B r a d G r e e n w o o d Brad Greenwood makes wood furniture the old-fashioned way—by hand. He works primarily with hardwoods such as walnut, oak, and elm to create one-of-a-kind fine furniture. He skillfully combines traditional quality craftsmanship with unusual hardwoods left in their natural form. He notes, “I strive to make every furniture piece of the highest quality. I create furniture that will last, with design concepts that will transcend time. I prefer to use Old World woodworking techniques that allow me to understand and preserve the character of the wood.”

Mapmaker Lamp, White Oak, Acacia, Eucalyptus, Antique & Forged Steel, 60 x 13 1/2. $5,400

Yellowstone Desk, Black Walnut, Sycamore, Elm, Beef Wood, Eucalyptus, Mulberry, White Oak, Buckthorn Bark, 39 x 65 x 27. $17,500

Bear Nut Machine, Antique 1915 Nut Machine, White Oak, Black Walnut, Eucalyptus, Leather, Bell, 50 x 15 x 15. $6,800

Leaf End Tables, English & Black Walnut, Beef Wood, Mulberry, Eucalyptus, 27 x 18 x 27. $3,800 single, two or more $3,500 each



August 13 - 26, 2012 | Jackson

M a s t e r Ru s t i c F u r n i t u r e M a k e r : M i k e Ro t h s Inspired by the history of the Old West and the cowboy way of life, artisan Mike Roths of Bear Paw Designs has been designing and building fine furniture since 1979. His love for art and the mystery behind the historic west have influenced Mike to apply his artistic abilities into truly unique pieces of furniture. He has a genuine love and appreciation for the history of ghost towns, gunfighters, trappers, and the best of the Old West. Attention to detail, old world craftsmanship with dovetail and mortise and tenon joinery, insure that Roths’ designs will be around for future generations to enjoy.

Smoke ‘N’ Guns, 36 x 39 x 21, Avaliable In Walnut and Quarter Sawn Cherry with Antique Ammunition Boxes & Power Pole Insulator Connectors. $6,000

Grandpappy’s Tall Tales, 55 x 44 x 22, Walnut, Bloodwood, 1920’s Clark Water Scout Lure Handles & Painting by Brent Cotton. $25,000

Wyoming Cowgirl Bench, 42 x 78 x 22, Knotty Alder & Antique Barnwood with Hand Forged Iron Accents. $4,000

Ol’ Montana Rancher Sideboard, 58 x 44 x 20, Knotty Alder, Antique Barnwood and Hand Forged Hardware. $5,000


August 2012

Ar tist Reception: August 16th from 5 - 8pm


M a s t e r Ru s t i c F u r n i t u r e M a k e r : Ro n S h a n o r Ron and his wife Jean live in Cody, Wyoming, the heart of the Western Design Movement. Only 58 miles east of Yellowstone Park, the natural beauty of Ron’s surroundings offer a wellspring of inspiration which is reflected in his work. Each piece of furniture is unique, carefully handcrafted using Lodgepole, Aspen and Burl woods. Ron spends much of each summer selecting and gathering just the right pieces of wood for his furniture projects. Nature is a vital component of his designs. “Part of what I do” says Shanor, “is to try to absorb the smell of the mountains, the blue sky, the expansive, clear vistas, and impart that feeling onto the furniture.“

Northern America Animal Inlaid Desk Set, 72 x 34 x 40, the woods are alder, big leaf maple burl, and wild pole. $21,000

Table Mountain Side Table, 26 x 23, Black Walnut Top With 5 Juniper Legs. $1,100

Wyoming Writer Desk & Chair, Desk: 45 x 42 x 23, Chair: 36 x 18 x 19. Maple & Wild Pole. $6,000 Red Valley 7 Drawer Dresser, Black Walnut And Maple Burl, 54 x 31 x 16 1/2,. $5,200


Trailside Galleries & Gerald Peters GalleryŠ

An Auction of Past and Present Masterworks of the American West

Live Auction, Saturday, September 15, 2012

T o v i e w t h e 2 0 1 2 a u c t i o n a n d r e g i s t e r t o b i d o r a tt e n d v i s i t u s a t w w w. j a c k s o n h o l e a rta u c t i o n . c o m o r p r e v i e w o u r a u c t i o n c o l l e c t i o n l o c at e d o n t h e t o p f l o o r o f T r a i l s i d e G a l l e r i e s i n J a c k s o n .

Clockwise from above left: Ray Swanson, (1937-2004), Beading the Pipe Bag, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches. Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000. Joseph H. Sharp, (1859-1953), Summer Camp: Crow Encampment, oil on canvas, 12 x 18 inches. Estimate: $150,000 - $200,000. Herbert W. Dunton, (1878-1936), The Trail Boss, oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches. Estimate: $250,000 - $350,000. Kenneth Riley, (1919-), Wolf Spirit, 2012, acrylic and oil on board, 14 x 10 inches. Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000. Jim Norton, (1953-), A Golden Time, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches. Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000. R. Brownell McGrew, (1916-1994), Kinaldah Scene Final Morning, oil on board, 43 x 61 inches. Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000.

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Trailside Galleries & Gerald Peters GalleryŠ

An Auction of Past and Present Masterworks of the American West

Center for the Arts, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

For more information please contact Lucy Grogan, Auction Coordinator. Call 1-866-549-9278 or email Visit our website at

Clockwise from above left: Carl Rungius, (1869-1959), Grizzly Bear and Cubs, oil on canvas, 24 x 32 inches. Estimate: $250,000 - $350,000. Howard Terpning, (1927-), The Sound of Buffalo, oil on canvas, 34 x 50 inches. Estimate: $750,000 - $1,000,000. William Acheff, (1947- ), Come Inside, 2012, oil on canvas, 22 x 16 inches. Estimate: $22,000 - $28,000. William Gollings, (1878- 1932), Indian On Horseback, oil on canvas, 33 1/2 x 23 3/4 inches. Estimate: $125,000 - $175,000. Carrie Ballantyne, (1956- ), Percy Whiteplum, colored pencil on paper, 22 x 20 inches. Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000. Mian Situ, (1953- ), Balloon Merchant, San Francisco, oil on canvas, 42 x 36 inches. Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000.

R a lph ob e rg : The Mountain World - From the Himalaya to the Rockies September 10 - 23 , 2012 | Jackson

Above Chamonix, 36 x 38, Oil. $18,500

Ar tist Reception: September 15th

The Alpine Guide, 32 x 26, Oil. $10,800

Spring Thaw-Wenkchemna Peaks, Alberta, 40 x 55, Oil, $26,000

This September, during the busy Fall Arts Festival weekend, Trailside Galleries is very pleased to present Ralph Oberg: The Mountain World- From The Himalaya to the Rockies. The tremendous and inspired body of work for this event is the result of Ralph’s amazing travels in Nepal, Switzerland, Alaska, Canada and the Western U.S. There are some 20 major new paintings and smaller field studies, and Ralph has endeavored to capture the mountain communities, the wildlife and architectural elements that he has encountered from these lofty vantage points.


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