Emerging Artists

Art collectors interested in learning about today’s top emerging artists can find everything they need right here. These hot, new emerging artists encompass a wide variety of styles and genres, including plein-air painting, landscapes, still lifes, wildlife, western paintings, and more. Many of these emerging contemporary artists have won awards in highly respected art competitions. You’ll also learn about the many galleries for emerging artists—a great source for purchasing artworks by these rising stars.

21 Over 31 | More Great Entries

The editors of Southwest Art spent many hours huddled around the computer, judging the nearly 3,000 entries in our second annual 21 Over 31 emerging artists competition. We had to make hard decisions to choose the final prize winners, and we’d like you to meet some of the artists whose entries were finalists in...

21 Over 31 | Peregrine Heathcote

England artist Peregrine Heathcote's entry, The Best Is Yet To Come, won an honorable mention award in this year's competition