Feature Articles

If you’ve been searching for art articles on the best talent in the West, look no further. Here you’ll find articles about art and artists as well as collections of themed works. You’ll find our art magazine articles reprinted here in full and with bonus artwork images we couldn’t fit in our printed pages. Check back often to find the most current art articles highlighting upcoming art events you don’t want to miss and explore new artists and techniques as each month we gather a collection of works from different artists all on a single theme.

Rick Wheeler, Gray Hawk, scratchboard/watercolor, 16 x 20.

Jurors’ Choice

For 30 years, The Artist’s Magazine, which is Southwest Art’s sister publication, has conducted an annual art competition that is open to artists all over the world. n the following pages we present a sampling of the impressive works from these winning artists.

Wendy Gordin, B is for Bob, oil, 20 x 16.

Artistic Excellence 2013 | Meet the Finalists

Every year we receive thousands of entries in our Artistic Excellence competition. After culling the list to narrow the entries to the three winners and 10 honorable mentions, we are still left with many works and artists worthy of mention. Here we introduce you to a few of the more than 70 artists from...

Rhonda McEnroe, When Giuseppe Speaks, watercolor, 22 x 30.

Portfolio | Watching Their Figures

In our November issue, we introduce you to 10 artists who focus their artistic attention on the human form. Several of these artists work in oil, while others portray their subjects in watercolor, mixed media, bronze, and more. No matter what their medium of choice may be, each artist aims to tell part of...