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New Collection of Paintings from Amy Ringholz


“Eve,” 30″ x 40″ in Mixed Media on Canvas, 2013

It is with delight that we are able to share a few new selections of artwork from Amy Ringholz, whose show “WONDERLAND” will arrive in Park City for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

More surprises await you… but for now, enjoy these special paintings and please do call the gallery with any questions.

That’s How it’s Done! Installing “Blaze”

A newly installed commission by Amy Ringholz in a collector’s home.

Congratulations to the artist and collector!

Amy Ringholz KINGDOM Exhibition Reception

Thank you to our gallery collectors, friend, guests and featured artist Amy Ringholz for gracing us with your presence last night!

Amy Ringholz– Featured Artist of the Fall Arts Fest, 2012

Ms. Ringholz's gracious speech prior to the auction of her painting "Dreamers Don't Sleep."

At Gallery MAR, we look forward to celebrating our artists in many ways– art receptions, books, studio visits, and of course sales. Each is a victory for an artist, as he or she hopes to express their vision through a variety of means. We all want to be recognized and appreciated for our life’s work, but most artists don’t often receive the deserved recognition for their beautiful creations. Our artist Amy Ringholz is an exception, because she lives her dreams, and exudes her passions.

I just returned from celebrating Ms. Ringholz at the Fall Arts Fest in Jackson Hole, for which she was the featured artist. It’s an incredible honor that the Jackson Hole Chamber bestows upon one Jackson Hole-based artist each year. Ringholz is the first female to be chosen in over a decade, and, at 34, is also the youngest artist ever selected. There was not a dry eye in the auction tent when Amy Ringholz gave her Thank You speech mentioning her family and friends, and including each and every one of us who love (and for some of us “live”) her work.

Amy Ringholz just completed a book, titled after her featured painting for Fall Arts “Dreamers Don’t Sleep.” Looking through the book, I am reminded of how fortunate I am, as a gallery owner, and how lucky YOU are, as a viewer and collector, to have a person like Amy Ringholz in our lives. Her artwork speaks for itself, and our gallery guests connect with each and every piece– but under the beauty of the paintings is the internal beauty of the painter.

Maren Mullin and Amy Ringholz at "Something Wild This Way Comes"

Her brother, musician Brian Douglas Day, said at her closing night “Something Wild This Way Comes” party, “Amy is a beautiful painter. But as good of a painter she is, she is an even better person.” As my husband and I enjoyed the revelry of the event, helped to donate to her favorite causes, watched a three-ring circus act for which she corralled more than 50 people to participate in, we had to agree. It’s an honor to work with Amy Ringholz.

Dreamers Don’t Sleep, They Can’t, by Amy Ringholz

if a dream lives inside you, it doesn’t just mingle with your heart.

in the morning, it wakes you, you smile.

when you look in the mirror, you see more than yourself.

you see strength, confidence, you see greatness ahead.

when the sun sets and hearts quiet,

the dream lights a fire within,

that burns with such warmth,

others long to be close.

Amy Ringholz – Three New Works

Amy Ringholz’s  year is heating up. This September, the Wyoming-based artist is the Featured Artist of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Quite a coup for a woman of her age. But Ms. Ringholz is unlike many of her contemporaries, eschewing the typical Western look and bringing bright and bold colors to her wildlife paintings. We have just received three new works to Gallery MAR, pictured below.

"Drifter" by Amy Ringholz, 48" x 24", Oil, 2012

Known for her atypical color combinations and bold, saturated colors, Ms. Ringholz palette begins with earth tones and then often advances bravely to cartoon/crayon hues. In addition, her animal subjects seem to display human qualities that engage the viewer through the power of personality and eye contact.

"Sightline" by Amy Ringholz, 40" x 30", Oil, 2012

Blessed with a gift, the creative spark and a pure heart, Ms. Ringholz brings her journey of discovery to her art. Her unique process; drawing in ink then adding colors inspired by the west, brings her renditions of the animal kingdom to life. In her own words Amy believes, “I have an exciting road ahead and cannot wait to see what the future of my artwork holds. I am dedicated to painting with passion and letting the artwork evolve and grow. I am so thankful for my God-given talents and so happy to be using them. May my passion for following dreams come through my paintings and move you towards yours.”

"Pasty" by Amy Ringholz, 36" x 12", Oil, 2012

Sundance in Park City

We have had several calls from collectors and friends wondering… “are you open?”

Yes! We will be open for the entirety of the Sundance Film Festival. Do you have your tickets? Your “in” with the PIBs (People in Black) to get into the hottest parties? Well, me neither. But you do have a full access pass to some of the best artwork in town at Gallery MAR.

Each day of the Festival, you will find Gallery MAR open and exhibiting the latest work from Amy Ringholz in her “Menagerie” show, along with our 30 other talented artists.

And we’re excited to announce that we will have Carson Daly from the “Last Call with Carson Daly” show filming in the gallery on Saturday afternoon, so stop by to check out which celebs he’ll have in front of the mic.

Then, on January 25th and 26th we will be moving to our new location. We’ll see you there, at the beginning of February, our new home: 436 Main Street, Park City.

Amy Ringholz, Artist at Work

Amy Ringholz, Artist at Work

Isn’t this studio incredible? The above photo shows Gallery MAR artist Amy Ringholz diligently at work on her latest exhibition “Menagerie,” which premiers Friday, January 13th at the gallery.

Please plan to join us, along with Ms. Ringholz, in the gallery for this exciting showcase of new artwork in both her traditional styles and the new “Urban Wildlife” series.

Upcoming, Regional Art Events

Although Summer is full of art festivals and events, Fall can be one of the best times of year to see and experience new artwork in our region.

The Fall Arts Festival in Jackson Hole Wyoming, from September 8 to the 18th, is coming to its crescendo this weekend. This is when the quick paint and auction occur, and all of the galleries prepare for this weekend to be one of the best for sales all year. It’s my favorite time of year to visit Jackson Hole, which is at its best in the summer and fall months.

If you visit, Hotel Terra is a beautiful and ecologically conscious hotel that I highly recommend. In addition, the Amangani is another top favorite, with incredible views of the Tetons and even better service. For food, head to Rendezvous Bistro, where budding artists can draw right on the (paper-covered) tables and expect a wide range of seasonal and local specialties.

Amy Ringholz - Wolf Solo

Next year, Gallery MAR artist Amy Ringholz is the Featured Artist of the 2012 Fall Arts Festival, and we can’t wait to see what work she produces for the feature. Congratulations to Ms. Ringholz, whose work can be seen at our solo exhibition for her on Friday, January 13th beginning at 6pm.

Another exciting, upcoming show is the “Park City Collects” exhibition at the Kimball Art Center. This new exhibit asks the question: “why do people collect art?” and presents the stories behind signature pieces in the collections of various art aficionados from the Park City community.  The artwork on view is as diverse and eclectic as the reasons for collecting it. The Members’ Opening Reception on Saturday, December 3 from 6-8 p.m. Mark your calendar!

The Fine Art of Installation

Our good friend Dave Berry with Aisling Art Installation just completed a new hanging of Amy Ringholz’s work “Brothers” at a gorgeous home here in Deer Valley, Utah. Berry used a laser beam on a tripod to find the perfectly correct symmetry for the installation. He has some incredible tricks up his sleeves, and his work is always guaranteed. Take a look at a few pictures from the art installation.

Aisling offers custom installation in homes or businesses, into those tricky spots like stone & tile, along stair ways, and for large or small groupings. He was also assist with pick up & deliveries as well as custom sized shipping crates.

Bubbles, Peanuts, and Packaging: Shipping Fine Art

We have been busy at Gallery MAR with gorgeous winter show works coming in. Jennifer and I  have been busy unwrapping packages and hanging works, which reminds me that this is a great time to write about the packaging and shipping of fine art.

In my experience, collectors often have multiple homes and want their fine art to grace more than one home.  Works get swapped, new ones come in, and older works are deaccessed. Sometimes this means moving artwork from one state to another, or even overseas. Each piece of artwork requires special handling and consideration, but there are a few guidelines to follow…

Always use at least one strong layer of bubble wrap around each piece. For heavier or more fragile items, up to 4 layers would not be unheard of, with an under layer of paper or cloth. If you are using cardboard boxes, package the item inside with multiple layers of more bubble wrap or Styrofoam peanuts between the piece and the box. After securing the box with tape, give the box a shake. Do the items inside shift around? Do you hear peanuts settling? Time to re-open the box and stuff it tighter! Air within the package allows for movement and a higher likelihood of damage in transit.

For glass and ceramic I recommend the “double box” method: package the sculpture as described above and then place that box into another box with more packaging materials around it. And when dealing with truly fragile items, always ship by Air instead of Ground.

I always suggest using recyclable materials: better for the environment and more cost-effective. Biodegradable Cornstarch Peanuts can be found at www.ULine.com as well as other packaging websites. Cardboard boxes can usually be re-used three time before they’re eventually recycled. More and more retailers are recognizing the need to cater to their “green” consumers, so seek out those options whenever possible. Most recycling centers (Park City’s included) will both accept and give away packaging materials. We often head to Recycle Utah for their bags of Styrofoam and boxes. Try the “re-use” route before you buy new.

“Trust in Allah, but Tie Your Camel”

If you need more information or are shipping oversize items, you can always call Gallery MAR for more information and resources. There are also several national shipping companies who do both the crating and freighting of items. Safe and happy shipping to you, but remember… always get your shipment insured.