Later this month, five artists will exhibit their tree-inspired works at Diehl Gallery in Jackson, Wyo., the popular travel destination located in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Area.

“Winter Arboretum” features artists Jeri Eisenberg, Susan Goldsmith, Peter Hoffer, Anastasia Kimmett, and Richard Painter, whose works were inspired by the splendor of trees and how these artists have interpreted it. A portion of the proceeds from the show, which runs from Dec. 18 to Jan. 31, will benefit American Forests and our Endangered Western Forests initiative.

Winter #1 by Anastasia Kimmett. Oil pastel and acrylic on paper.
Winter #1 by Anastasia Kimmett. Oil pastel and acrylic on paper.

On Thursday, Dec. 18, gallery owner Mariam Diehl will host an opening night reception from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Additionally the gallery is open during Jackson’s Holiday Celebration and Art Walk on Saturday, Dec. 27 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

If you’re unable to visit the gallery in person, the artists’ works are available for purchase remotely. Simply identify the piece and call or email the gallery for acquisition information

The Endangered Western Forests initiative is a collaborative effort coordinated by American Forests to help restore the threatened, high-elevation whitebark pine ecosystems. While thousands of acres of whitebark pine trees have succumbed to mountain pine beetle and white pine blister rust, both exacerbated by climate change, there are many stands of disease-resistant trees that are proving to be an essential part of the solution to restore these valuable forests.

To achieve this goal, American Forests and our partners have employed a range of strategies, including:

  • Planting more than 100,000 disease-resistant seedlings,
  • Collecting cones from mature, disease-resistant specimens,
  • Applying pheromone patches on more than 10,000 disease-resistant trees to ward off mountain pine beetle infestation,
  • Assisting on-the-ground partners with management and community outreach plans.

Together, with the support of our on-the-ground partners as well as generous gifts from the likes of Diehl Gallery, our members and people like you, we can ensure a future for this critical species.