Without question, fall is my favorite season in the art world. There are so many top-notch shows to see. It would be wonderful to attend them all, but since that’s not possible for most of us, here are a few highlights from events that have already taken place.
Earlier this summer I was in the coastal town of Newport, OR, in the lobby of the Sylvia Beach Hotel, when a few framed drawings on the wall caught my eye. I knew the imagery was familiar, and sure enough, they were little gems by Rick Bartow, a prominent Native American...
The western art community has lost two important members over the past few months. As sad as it is to see them go, it’s one of the wonderful things about fine art that we can remember them and their legacy through the works they leave with us.
Every issue of Southwest Art is made up of both large and small components. But sometimes, the smaller pieces of each issue are equally powerful.
Each painter profiled this month has a distinctive and intriguing color story running through his or her work.
The artists featured this month in The Nature Issue are all aiming for some version of that same goal, even if they take a variety of creative approaches to get there.
The show includes some 100 works. A few of them are the familiar, showstopping masterworks depicting the ballet, and they are exquisite. But even more memorable are the many drawings, sketches, and studies assembled here as evidence of Degas’ relentless experimentation.
Harvey, a lifelong Texan, was widely known for his ability to capture the nostalgic flavor of turn-of-the-century America, especially in the West.
It’s March, and that means Great Falls, MT, is the place to be when it comes to the world of western art.
This month, as part of our annual celebration of landscape art and artists, we are pleased to share an excerpt from a beautiful new book by author Mark Humpal on the late California painter Ray Strong (1905-2006).