The town of Jackson, WY (pop. 10,200) sits at almost 6,300 ft. elevation and is surrounded by the largest nearly-intact temperate ecosystem in the world. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) encompasses almost 35,000 square miles and includes the world's largest concentration of geysers and hot springs, the largest glaciated region in the contiguous United States, the largest elk herd, the largest bison herd and the largest number of grizzly bears and wolves. It is a United Nations Biosphere Preserve and a Wold Heritage Site. The list goes on and on.
Jackson, WY is also one of the epicenters of the art and photography world. Surrounded by pristine wilderness and iconic American landscapes such as Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park, along with a definitive Western identity, photographers and artists from around the world have flocked to the area. A number of well-known landscape and wildlife photographers have successfully established galleries in downtown Jackson, and in recent years the contemporary art world has taken notice. The workshop takes advantage of this flourishing art scene with visits to numerous galleries in town and a tour of the impressive National Museum of Wildlife Art.