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.

Kachina Carving | Portfolio Aug 2000

By Antonio Lopez Clark Tenakhongva, Palhick Mana (Water Maiden) [1999], 20 x 13. Traditional Kachina Carving Clark Tenakhongva Although Clark Tenakhongva once carved more contemporary “action figure”-style kachinas, he takes a hard line regarding the religious purity of the art form. He started carving at 12 years of age when he was initiated into...

25 Years of Fine Crafts at the Renwick Gallery

The Renwick Gallery By Kenneth R. Trapp This essay by Kenneth R. Trapp, head of the Renwick Gallery, is excerpted from Skilled Work: American Craft in the Renwick Gallery, which was published earlier this year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC. A visitor to the...