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Press Release- VFA Presents Andrew Bolam, Cutting-edge American Wildlife Painter

VFA Presents Andrew Bolam, Cutting-edge American Wildlife Painter Artist’s Reception to be held at the gallery on August 21 from 5 to 9 pm Andrew Bolam is a contemporary wildlife painter whose star has risen exponentially in recent years. Far from an overnight sensation, Bolam’s artistic portfolio reveals that since the ’90s he has produced […]

Ceremonial Dances of Native American Tribes

Atsina This tribe conducted five ceremonies that were of distinct religious character. A very influential portion of them were intended to amuse as well, and they differed greatly by theme, but were very similar in their initiation and delegation. These ceremonies were executed by a member of one of the companies. “While all men whose […]

NOTES FROM “THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN”

NOTES FROM “THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN” BY EDAWRD S. CURTIS VOLUME VI – NOTES ON INDIAN MUSIC “In the course of transcribing Indian melodies from phonographic cylinders for Volumes VI, VII, and VIII, one of the first things to impress me was the impossibility of representing these melodies accurately by means of our normal musical […]

Valley Fine Art Hosts Reception to Benefit the Curtis Legacy Foundation

Valley Fine Art Hosts Reception to Benefit the Curtis Legacy Foundation Opening reception February 14 & 15 from 5 to 9pm at the gallery Aspen is home to the most thorough collection of Edward S. Curtis photographs in the West. This unique and rare collection is a draw for collectors and historians alike. Mark your […]

Atticus the Moose 

Offered for Sale at VFA When an artist loves his craft, and creates for the joy of it, their relaxation and happiness radiates from their work. Painter Andrew Bolam would be the first to tell you that he paints for himself. “I’m excited that I’ve given myself the luxury of growing organically and doing whatever […]

Walter Paepcke, Ansel Adams, and the Birth of Critical Dialogue in Aspen

Ansel Adams, the iconic American photographer, is famous for having said, “No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create, or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” Isn’t that notion what is in the real guts […]

John James Audubon: A Famous Artist and a Quite a Character

This month we are focusing on artist, John James Audubon and a group of his Imperial Folio Edition of hand colored stone lithographs have arrived at Valley Fine Art, and are extraordinary. He is best known for The Birds of America, and his story is a dramatic and surprising one. Audubon was not born in America, but […]