American Indian Guest Artists Program in Grand Teton National Park

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Date: May 25, 2012
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3431

Each year, Grand Teton National Park sponsors a program for visiting American Indian artists at the Colter Bay Visitor Center. For the past 37 years, artists from diverse tribes have demonstrated their traditional and contemporary art forms, providing visitors a chance to gain a greater appreciation and understanding of American Indian art and culture.

Participating artists represent tribes from across the United States. Demonstrated art forms include painting, weaving, pottery, beadwork, and musical instruments. Guest artists exhibit daily from Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., adjacent to the Grand Teton Association bookstore. Artists also offer their finished items for purchase. Dates and guest artists scheduled for the 2012 season include:

May 26-June 3

Willie & Debbie LaMere


Beadwork & Flint Knapping

June 4-June 10

Charlotte Tendoy



June 11-17

Dolly & Bonnie Woodie


Weaving, Clothing, Beadwork

June 18-24

Guillermo Martinez


Handmade Flutes & Drums

June 25-July 1

Maynard White Owl

Nez Perce-Cayuse


July 2-8

Ted Moran


Northwest Coastal Carving

July 9-15

Andrea Two Bulls

Ogalala Sioux

Beadwork, Painting

July 16-22

Willie & Debbie LaMere


Beadwork, Flint Knapping

July 23-29

DG House


Oil Painting

July 30-August 5

Jola LeBeau

Eastern Shoshone


August 6-12

Paul Hacker


Flutes, Knives, Pottery

August 13-19

Kelly Looking Horse

Lakota Sioux

Beadwork, Rawhide & Buffalo

August 20-26

Gale Self


Silver Jewelry

August 27-Sept 2

Josie & Juan Bronco



September 3-9

Clyde Hall & Nancy Nacki


Beadwork, Quill & Silver

September 10-16

To Be Announced



September 17-23

DG House


Oil Painting

Sept. 24-30

Willie & Debbie LaMere


Beadwork, Flint Knapping


Willie & Debbie LaMere


Beadwork, Flint Knapping

Grand Teton National Park maintenance staff renovated the interior of the Colter Bay Visitor Center over the past winter. The refurbished space reflects the original intention of the visitor center when it first opened in the late 1950s. The lobby area and Association bookstore are now bright, airy and welcoming. New geology exhibits provide interpretation on the back deck and new pieces from the David T. Vernon Indian Arts collection are on display in a cozy museum room containing information that explains the significance and value of this priceless collection.

" I encourage local residents and visitors to stop and take a peek at the new look of the visitor center and enjoy watching the guest artists as they demonstrate their time-honored skills in creating traditional and contemporary pieces of art," said Mary Gibson Scott, superintendent of Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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