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.

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...

40 Prominent People | Jim Janes & Mark Smith

Jim Janes & Mark Smith Owners of Greenhouse Gallery • San Antonio, TX Distinction: Representing top artists and creating two major annual shows, Janes and Smith have made Greenhouse Gallery and San Antonio an important destination for collectors. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art world? The biggest change...

40 Prominent People | Anne & John Marion

Anne & John Marion Museum Founders • Santa Fe, NM Distinction: The Marions established the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the first art museum dedicated to the work of a woman artist of international stature. What has been the biggest change you’ve seen in the art world over the years? A much wider interest on the...

Two Springers, bronze, 6 x 12 x 8.

40 Prominent People | George Lundeen

George Lundeen Sculptor • Loveland, CO Distinction: Lundeen was instrumental in turning Loveland into the sculpture capital of the West. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art world during your career? The biggest change I’ve seen is in the number of people making a living at their art. When...

40 Prominent People | Peter Hassrick

Peter Hassrick Former Museum Director • Denver, CO Distinction: Hassrick’s work as the former director of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and the Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art has elevated western art’s reputation in the world. What has been the biggest change you’ve seen in the art world over the...

Great Guardian, oil.

40 Prominent People | David A. Leffel

David A. Leffel Painter • Arroyo Seco, NM Distinction: Leffel is known as a consummate master of the still-life genre and a revered teacher. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art world during your career? When I was a student at the Art Students League of New York from...

Pairing, oil, 22 x 24.

40 Prominent People | David Dornan

David Dornan Painter • Helper, UT Distinction: Dornan is a respected still-life painter, professor, and founder of popular workshops in Helper, UT, which have been the starting point for many of today’s talented painters. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art world during your career? The biggest change is...

Under an Idaho Sky, oil, 36 x 36.

40 Prominent People | George Carlson

George Carlson Sculptor and Painter Harrison, ID Distinction: Always dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence above all else, Carlson created a distinguished career as a sculptor—and then, several years ago, began creating landscape paintings that continually impress both collectors and fellow artists. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the...