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.

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational | October 2010

Laguna Beach, CA | Some of the country’s finest plein-air painters travel to Laguna Beach this month to participate in the 12th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. The event is hosted by the Laguna Art Museum and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and takes place October 10-17. The event has a...

Scottsdale Drawing Event | October 2010

Scottsdale, AZ | Five local galleries are joining together this month for the second annual Scottsdale Drawing Event. “There is something seductive about this medium,” says organizer Beth Lauterbach of Scottsdale Fine Art. “Drawings give viewers the opportunity to view the foundation skills essential to all artists.” In addition to Scottsdale Fine Art, the...

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...

Scottsdale Drawing Event | October 2010

Scottsdale, AZ | Five local galleries are joining together this month for the second annual Scottsdale Drawing Event. “There is something seductive about this medium,” says organizer Beth Lauterbach of Scottsdale Fine Art. “Drawings give viewers the opportunity to view the foundation skills essential to all artists.” In addition to Scottsdale Fine Art, the...

21 Under 31 | September 2009

This year marks the tenth anniversary of our popular annual spotlight on emerging artists. In celebration, we conducted our biggest search for talent to date, inviting all artists under 31 across the country to enter the contest. The entries we received were truly impressive, and our editors spent many days narrowing them down to...