Gallery Hosts Art Auction Benefitting Two National Parks

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Date: June 30, 2016
Contact: George Land, 760-367-5507

Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, CA – Heather James Fine Art opens its 2016 summer season with an online auction of fine artwork by blue chip artists such as Alexander Calder, Ed Ruscha, Robert Rauschenberg, Sam Francis, Shepard Fairey, Josef Albers, William Wegman, and others. For viewing, registration and bidding, go to

With estimates ranging between $1,000 and $20,000, net proceeds from artwork purchased during the auction will be donated to the Joshua Tree National Park Association and the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, in honor of the 2016 Centennial of the National Park Service. These non-profit park partner organizations contribute funding and support for education, preservation, research, park improvements and community outreach activities at their respective parks.

The auction closes July 11th at 7:00 pm PDT and Heather James Fine Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming will host an auction closing celebration at the Jackson Hole gallery July 11th, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm MDT.  RSVP for the event in Jackson Hole by email to

"For the 2016 Centennial, the National Park Service is asking all Americans to "Find Your Park", said gallery owner Jim Carona. "We are answering their call by supporting our national parks near Jackson, Wyoming and Palm Desert, California—the national parks that we feel fortunate to be close to. We view our donation as an investment in our local communities."

Grand Teton National Park Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that funds projects and programs that enhance Grand Teton National Park's cultural, historic and natural resources and helps others learn about and protect all that is special in the park. Through its support to the National Park Service, the Foundation enables improvements, critical research, and outreach that enrich visitors' experiences at Grand Teton National Park.

The Joshua Tree National Park Association has been Joshua Tree National Park's primary non-profit partner since 1962. The Association's mission is to assist with natural and cultural resource preservation and educational activities of Joshua Tree National Park.

Artsy is the leading resource for learning about and collecting art from over 4,200 leading galleries, 600 museums and institutions, 60 international art fairs and select auctions. Artsy provides free access via its website ( and iPhone and iPad apps to 350,000 images of art and architecture by 50,000 artists, which includes the world's largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy fosters new generations of art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, and collectors. Please visit for auction access.

Heather James Fine Art offers a rare look into art history's past and present featuring a wide breadth of genres including Impressionist and Modern art, Post-War and Contemporary, American, Latin American, Old Master, Photography and Design. The gallery uniquely showcases blue chip and cutting-edge contemporary art while maintaining a respect for the integrity of antiquity and classical masterpieces.

Heather James Fine Art - Wyoming is located at 172 Center Street, Suite 101 in Jackson Hole, WY
Heather James Fine Art - California is located at 45188 Portola Avenue in Palm Desert, CA.
For more information, please visit, contact James Carona at, or call one of the galleries at 307-200- 6090 or 760-346- 8926.

Last updated: July 5, 2016

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