By Nisha Mokshagundam
Our calendar includes some of the top annual art shows in the West. The dates and annual number (if available) are followed by the venue and contact information. While every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, we urge you to call show organizers to confirm dates and locations and obtain information about admission prices.
Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, Denver, CO
January 10-25/17th annual. National Western Complex. National Western Stock Show, 303.299.5561, www.nationalwestern.com.
Empire 100 Western Art Show, Tucson, AZ
January 12-March 13/9th annual. Northern Trust, Sunrise Branch, 888.364.2829,
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Arizona Fine Art Expo, Scottsdale, AZ
January 15-March 29/5th annual. N. Scottsdale Road at Jomax Road. Thunderbird Artists, 480.837.7163, www.thunderbirdartists.com.
Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, Carefree, AZ
January 16-18/16th annual. Downtown Carefree. Thunderbird Artists, 480.837.5637, www.thunderbirdartists.com.
Scottsdale Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
January 16-March 29/19th annual. N. Scottsdale Road at Loop 101. 480.443.7695, www.celebrateart.com.
Los Angeles Art Show, Santa Monica, CA
January 21-25/14th annual. Los Angeles Convention Center. 310.822.9145, www.laartshow.com.
American Miniatures, Tucson, AZ
February 14/26th annual. Settlers West Galleries, 520.299.2607, www.settlerswest.com.
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, SC
February 15-17/27th annual. Downtown Charleston. 843.723.1748, www.sewe.com.
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Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, Los Angeles, CA
February 7-March 8/12th annual. Autry National Center, 323.667.2000 ext. 317, www.autrynationalcenter.org.
ARTFeast, Santa Fe, NM
February 20-22/12th annual. Santa Fe galleries and restaurants. Santa Fe Gallery Association, 505.603.4643, www.artfeast.com.
Southwest Indian Art Fair, Tucson, AZ
February 21-22/15th annual. Arizona State Museum, 520.626.8381, www.statemuseum.arizona.edu.
Marin Indian Art Show (Art of the Americas), San Rafael, CA
February 21-22/25th annual. Marin Civic Center. 310.822.9145, www.krmartindale.com.
Western Spirit Art Show and Sale, Cheyenne, WY
March 1-April 13/28th annual. Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, 307.778.7290, www.oldwestmuseum.org.
Night of Artists, San Antonio, TX
March 6-7/8th annual. University of the Incarnate Word. Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210.299.4499, www.briscoemuseum.org.
Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, Phoenix, AZ
March 7-8/51st annual. Heard Museum, 602.252.8848, www.heard.org.
La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA
March 12-15/27th annual. La Quinta Civic Center Campus. La Quinta Arts Foundation, 760.564.1244, www.lqaf.com.
March in Montana Fine Art and Collectibles Auction, Great Falls, MT
March 12-21/3rd annual. The Townhouse Inn. Manitou Galleries and Coeur d’Alene Art Auction, 307.635.0019, www.marchinmontana.com.
C.M. Russell Auction, Great Falls, MT
March 18-21/40th annual. Best Western Heritage Inn. 800.803.3351, www.cmrauction.com.
Cowgirl Up! Exhibition & Sale, Wickenburg, AZ
March 27-29/4th annual. Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 928.684.2272, www.westernmuseum.org.
Bayou City Art Festival, Houston, TX
March 27-29/12th annual. Memorial Park. 713.521.0133, www.bayoucityartfestival.com.
March Auction, Santa Fe, NM
March (date TBA). Location TBA. Altermann Galleries, 505.983.1590, www.altermann.com.
Nómadas del Arte Paint-Out and Show, Dallas, TX
April 3-10/2nd annual. Southwest Gallery. 972.960.8935, www.swgallery.com.
Scottsdale Art Auction, Scottsdale, AZ
April 4/5th annual. Legacy Galleries. 480.945.1113, www.scottsdaleartauction.com.
Salon International, San Antonio, TX
April 11-May 1/8th annual. Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, 800.453.8991, www.greenhousegallery.com.
Colorado Governor’s Invitational Art Show, Loveland, CO
April 12-May 17/18th annual. Loveland Museum/Gallery. 970.663.0919, www.governorsartshow.org.
Rendezvous 2009, Tulsa, OK
April 16-June 14/28th annual. Gilcrease Museum, 918.596.2700, www.gilcrease.org.
Roundup Show & Sale, Kerrville, TX
April 24-25/25th annual. Museum of Western Art, 830.896.2553, www.museumofwesternart.org.
Art America 2009, Tuscaloosa, AL
April 24-26. Westervelt Warner Museum of American Art, 205.343.4543,
Art City Austin, Austin, TX
April 25-26/59th annual. City Hall. 512.481.8600 ext. 3, www.artallianceaustin.org.
Wildlife and Western Visions Art Show, St. Petersburg, FL
April 25-26/9th annual. Raymond James Financial Center. The Plainsmen Gallery, 888.779.2240, www.wildlifeartshow.com.
California Art Club Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Pasadena, CA
April 26-May 17/98th annual. Pasadena Museum of California Art. California Art Club, 626.583.3665, www.californiaartclub.org.
Taos Spring Arts Celebration, Taos, NM
May 1-31. Taos Visitor Center and other locations. Taos County Chamber of Commerce, 800.732.8267, www.taoschamber.org.
Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM
May 1-31/18th annual. Sage Creek Gallery, 505.988.3444, www.sagecreekgallery.com.
Settlers West Summer Show, Tucson, AZ
May 8/27th annual. Settlers West Galleries, 520.299.2607, www.settlerswest.com.
Patron’s Party & Auction, Dallas, TX
May 8-9/44th annual. Intercontinental Hotel. Texas Art Gallery, 800.783.4278, www.txartgallery.com.
Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA
May 14-17/16th annual. Downtown Carmel. Carmel Gallery Alliance, 831.642.2503, www.carmelartfestival.org.
Indian Market and Powwow, Morrison, CO
May 17-18/8th annual. The Fort. Tesoro Foundation, 303.839.1671, www.tesorofoundation.org.
Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival, Santa Fe, NM
May 23-24/4th annual. Museum Hill. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 505.476.1250, www.nativetreasuressantafe.org.
Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale, Prescott, AZ
May 23-25/35th annual. Courthouse Square. Phippen Museum, 928.778.1385, www.phippenartmuseum.org.
Art and the Animal, Estes Park, CO
May 30-July 5/49th annual. Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, 970.586.9203, www.estesarts.com.
Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival, Oklahoma City, OK
June 5-7/23rd annual. Cox Convention Center. 405.427.5228, www.redearth.org.
American Plains Artists Juried Exhibit and Sale, Odessa, TX
June 6-July 12/25th annual. Ellen Noel Art Museum, 432.550.9696, www.americanplainsartists.com.
SOFA WEST, Santa Fe, NM
June 11-14/1st annual. Santa Fe Convention Center. 800.563.7632, www.sofaexpo.com.
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Prix de West Invitational Exhibit & Sale, Oklahoma City, OK
June 12-13/36th annual. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 405.478.2250, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.
Greeley Independence Stampede Western Invitational Art Exhibit and Sale, Greeley, CO
June 25-July 5/10th annual. Island Grove Regional Park. 800.982.2855, www.greeleystampede.org.
New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair, Albuquerque, NM
June 26-28/48th annual. EXPO New Mexico, 505.884.9043, www.nmartsandcraftsfair.org.
Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market, Indianapolis, IN
June 27-28/17th annual. Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 317.636.9378, www.eiteljorg.org.
Telluride Plein Air, Telluride, CO
June 29-July 4/6th annual. Sheridan Opera House, 970.728.6363, www.telluridepleinair.com.
The Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
July 5-August 31/77th annual. Irvine Bowl Park, 949.494.1145, www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.
Summer Spectacular Artwalk, Scottsdale, AZ
July 9/20th annual. Old Town Scottsdale. 480.990.3939, www.scottsdalegalleries.com.
Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show & Sale, Cheyenne, WY
July 16-27/29th annual. Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, 307.778.7202, www.cfdrodeo.com.
Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show, San Juan Pueblo, NM
July 18-19/37th annual. Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council Visitors Center, 505.747.1593, www.eightnorthernpueblos.com.
Plein Air Easton, Easton, MD
July 20-26/5th annual. Downtown Easton. 410.822.7297, www.pleinaireaston.com.
Coeur d’Alene Art Auction, Reno, NV
July 25/23rd annual. Silver Legacy Resort Casino. 208.772.9009, www.cdaartauction.com.
Spanish Market, Santa Fe, NM
July 25-26/58th annual. Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. Spanish Colonial Arts Society, 505.982.2226, www.spanishcolonial.org.
Palette and Palate Stroll, Charleston, SC
July (date TBA)/4th annual. Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association, 843.723.0073, www.cfada.com.
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Loveland Sculpture Invitational, Loveland, CO
August 7-9/18th annual. Loveland High School. Loveland Sculpture Group, 970.663.7467, www.lovelandsculpturegroup.org.
Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, CO
August 8-9/26th annual. Benson Sculpture Garden. Loveland High Plains Arts Council, 970.663.2940, www.sculptureinthepark.org.
Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, Gallup, NM
August 12-16/88th annual. Red Rock State Park Convention Center. Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Association, 505.863.3896, www.gallupnm.org.
Fall Classics, Hamilton, MT
August 15-September 15/26th annual. Ponderosa Art Gallery, 406.375.1212, www.ponderosaartgallery.com.
Western Rendezvous of Art, Helena, MT
August 20-23/31st annual. Red Lion Colonial Hotel. 406.442.4263, www.westrendart.org.
Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM
August 22-23/88th annual. Santa Fe Plaza. Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, 505.983.5220, www.swaia.org.
Maynard Dixon Country Art Show & Sale, Mt. Carmel, UT
August 22-30/9th annual. Maynard Dixon property. Thunderbird Foundation, 435.648.2652,
Estes Park Plein Air Exhibition and Sale, Estes Park, CO
August 29-September 30/8th annual. Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, 970.586.9203, www.estesarts.com.
RCVFD Richard Schmid Art Auction, Bellvue, CO
September 6/14th annual. Rist Canyon. 970.482.6912, www.richardschmidauction.com.
Lawrence Indian Art Show, Lawrence, KS
September 8-October 2/21st annual. Lawrence Arts Center, 785.843.2787,
Fall Arts Festival, Jackson, WY
September 10-20/25th annual. Jackson Town Square. 307.733.3316, www.jacksonholechamber.com.
Rocky Mountain Plein-Air Paint-Out, Winter Park, CO
September 12-20/8th annual. Elk Horn Art Gallery, 970.726.9292, www.elkhorngallery.com.
Conservatory Art Classic, Clifton, TX
September 12/24th annual. Bosque Conservatory. Conservatory Arts Council, 254.386.6049, www.bosqueconservatory.com.
Birds in Art, Wausau, WI
September 12-November 15/34th annual. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 715.845.7010, www.lywam.org.
Last Call Auction, Santa Fe, NM
September 13. Altermann Galleries, 505.983.1590, www.altermann.com.
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Quest for the West, Indianapolis, IN
September 13-October 11/4th annual. Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art, 317.636.9378, www.eiteljorg.org.
Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
September 14-19/1st annual. South Rim Village. Grand Canyon Association, 928.638.7033,
Western Visions Miniatures and More, Jackson, WY
September 18-28/22nd annual. National Museum of Wildlife Art, 307.733.5771, www.wildlifeart.org.
Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos, NM
September 18-October 5/35th annual. Taos Convention Center. Taos Medical Services Foundation, 575.758.2106, www.taosfallarts.com.
Jackson Hole Art Auction, Jackson Hole, WY
September 19/3rd annual. Trailside Galleries & Gerald Peters Gallery. 866.549.9278, www.jacksonholeartauction.com.
Buffalo Bill Western Art Show, Cody, WY
September 25-26/28th annual. Buffalo Bill Historical Center. 307.587.5002, www.buffalobillartshow.com.
San Luis Obispo Plein Air Painting Festival, San Luis Obispo, CA
September 29-October 5/8th annual. San Luis Obispo Art Center, 805.543.8562, www.sloartcenter.org.
American Art Invitational, Denver, CO
September (dates TBA)/2nd annual. Saks Galleries, 303.333.4144, www.saksgalleries.com.
International Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
October 2-23/9th annual. Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, 800.453.8991, www.internationalmastersoffineart.com.
Cherokee Art Market, Tulsa, OK
October 9-11/3rd annual. Cherokee Casino Resort. 918.384.6990, www.cherokeeartmarket.com.
Cowboy Artists of America Exhibition & Sale, Phoenix, AZ
October 18-November 15/44th annual. Phoenix Art Museum, 602.307.2060, www.phxart.org.
Miniatures & More, Albuquerque, NM
October (dates TBA)/19th annual. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Albuquerque Museum Foundation, 505.842.0111, www.cabq.gov/museum.
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, Laguna Beach, CA
October (dates TBA)/10th annual. Laguna Art Museum, 949.494.8971, www.lagunaartmuseum.org.
Salon du Musée, Denver, CO
November 3-14/8th annual. Gallery 1261. 303.494.0180, www.salon-d-arts.org.
Red Rock Canvas Event, Sedona, AZ
November 6-8/2nd annual. Sedona Gallery Association. 928.567.3650, www.redrockcanvas.com.
Santa Fe Art Auction, Santa Fe, NM
November 7/16th annual. Santa Fe Convention Center. 505.954.5858, www.santafeartauction.com.
Preview 2010 Party & Auction, Dallas, TX
fs16 November 7/45th annual. Intercontinental Hotel. Texas Art Gallery, 800.783.4278, www.txartgallery.com.
Charleston Art Auction, Charleston, SC
November 7/4th annual. Morris & Whiteside Galleries, 843.842.4433, www.morris-whiteside.com.
Aldea de Artisticas, Tubac, AZ
November 8-9/3rd annual. Working Artists’ Village. Aldea de Artisticas, 520.245.9222,
Weems International Artfest, Albuquerque, NM
November 9-11/26th annual. Expo New Mexico. Weems Gallery, 505.293.6133, www.weemsgallery.com.
Arizona Art Alliance Exhibition, Sale & Expo, Fountain Hills, AZ
November 14-16/1st annual. Fountain View Village. Arizona Art Alliance, 480.963.4802, www.azartalliance.com.
Small Works, Great Wonders Winter Art Sale, Oklahoma City, OK
November 19/4th annual. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 405.478.2250, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.
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Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour, Cave Creek, Carefree, and Scottsdale, AZ
November 20-22 and 27-29/13th annual. Sonoran Arts League, 480.575.6624, www.hiddeninthehills.org.
Great American West Sale, Tucson, AZ
November 21/34th annual. Settlers West Galleries, 520.299.2607, www.settlerswest.com.
Wildlife Arts Festival, Redlands, CA
November 21-22/27th annual. San Bernardino County Museum, 909.307.2669, www.sbcountymuseum.org.
Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show and Sale, Tucson, AZ
November 22/40th annual. Mountain Oyster Club, 520.792.0319, www.mountainoysterclub.com.
Winter Market, Santa Fe, NM
November 28-29/20th annual. Santa Fe Convention Center. Spanish Colonial Arts Society, 505.982.2226, www.spanishcolonial.org.
Santa Fe Indian Market Winter Showcase, Santa Fe, NM
November (dates TBA)/4th annual. Santa Fe Convention Center. Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, 505.983.5220, www.swaia.org.
American Women Artists Juried Competition, Pasadena, CA
December (dates TBA)/10th annual. Galerie Gabrie. American Women Artists, 210.275.7963, www.americanwomenartists.org.
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