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.

Matt Linz, Jessie in Corset, oil, 11 x 14.

Emerging Artists | Matt Linz

For Minnesota artist Matt Linz, 2015 was a busy year filled with shows, awards, and other accolades. Three different portraits by Linz won top honors in various venues, including the Oil Painters of America Online Showcase, the American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition, and the online BoldBrush Painting Contest. And 2016 ushered in more...

Andy Evansen, Late Summer Farm, watercolor, 11 x 15.

Emerging Artists | Andy Evansen

Andy Evansen has painted all over the world, from China to Southern California. But Midwestern farm country is what speaks to him on the most visceral level. A native Midwesterner, he finds an array of alluring elements there—grain elevators, tractors, cows, farmhouses, farmers, frozen lakes, and snow-covered pastures.

Kim VanDerHoek, Lakeville Road Blues, oil, 8 x 10.

Emerging Artists | Kim VanDerHoek

Californian Kim VanDerHoek recalls that one of her college professors once asked the class to write an essay answering the question, “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” VanDerHoek says a vision came to mind immediately: “I saw myself sitting in front of an easel, painting,” she says. “I’ve held onto that image...

Time Lapse, oil, 21 x 28.

Emerging Artists | Beth Sistrunk 

In paintings by Beth Sistrunk, there is often more to see than first meets the eye. Take TIME LAPSE, which won the creative achievement award at the International Guild of Realism’s recent annual juried exhibition. When printed on the page, the painting appears to depict three figures, each less distinct than its neighbor as...