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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.

40 Prominent People | Stuart Johnson

Stuart Johnson Owner of Settlers West Galleries • Tucson, AZ Distinction: Johnson not only represents top artists and hosts major annual shows but is also a partner in the highly successful Coeur d’Alene Art Auction. When did your gallery open? In 1971. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art...

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40 Prominent People | Quang Ho

Quang Ho Painter • Denver, CO   Distinction: Ho is a force in the Colorado art world, a preeminent artist, and a widely respected teacher. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art world during your career? The biggest change in the art world during my career is the availability...

40 Prominent People | John Geraghty

John Geraghty Show Organizer • Los Angeles, CA Distinction: Geraghty is one of the founders of the Autry National Center’s annual Masters of the American West exhibition and sale, which has become one of the major exhibitions in the West. What has been the biggest change in the art world during your career in...

Portmagee Farm, oil, 8 x 16.

40 Prominent People | Richard Schmid

Richard Schmid Painter • New Hampshire Distinction: Often acknowledged as the greatest living painter in the representational art world, Schmid has set a high standard across all genres—landscape, figurative, and still life—and has taught and inspired many of today’s noted artists. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art world...

40 Prominent People | Maryvonne Leshe

Maryvonne Leshe Managing Partner of Trailside Galleries • Scottsdale, AZ & Jackson, WY Distinction: One of the first major art galleries in the West, Trailside has been a leader in western American art for nearly 50 years. This is Leshe’s 34th year with the gallery. When did your gallery open? Trailside Galleries opened in...

40 Prominent People | Mikkel & Catherine Saks

Mikkel & Catherine Saks Owners of Saks Galleries • Denver, CO Distinction: Through an ambitious program of major events, regular shows, and community education, Saks Galleries has elevated the art scene in Denver and Colorado. When did your gallery open? The well-known Cherry Creek building that houses Saks Galleries was constructed in 1962. But...

Self Portrait #1, acrylic.

40 Prominent People | John Nieto

John Nieto Painter • Rockwall, TX Distinction: Nieto’s contemporary canvases have helped to change the definition of Native American art. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art world during your career? Just as the cream rises to the top, the quality of art that has survived and flourished has...

40 Prominent People | Brad & Jinger Richardson

Brad & Jinger Richardson Owners of Legacy Gallery • Scottsdale, AZ & Jackson, WY Distinction: Legacy Gallery represents some of the top artists in the West and has recently expanded beyond western art to include other genres as well. When did your gallery open? October 1988. What is the significance of the gallery’s name?...

40 Prominent People | California Art Club

California Art Club Peter Adams, President   Distinction: The club has made significant contributions to the revival of interest in traditional, representational painting and sculpture. What has been the biggest change you’ve seen in the art world during your career? When I became an artist in 1978, traditional realist art was not even on...