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.

21 Under 31 | September 2001

In this month’s Realism Today series we introduce you to 21 artists who are 31 years old or younger—an exciting survey of the next generation of western American artists. Talented and dedicated to their careers, these twenty- and thirty-somethings are beginning to make their mark in the art world, attracting the attention of galleries...

30 Stars of 30 Years | Western Art

By Gussie Fauntleroy Thousands of artists have been featured in Southwest Art over the past 30 years. Looking back at three decades’ worth of issues, it is remarkable to see the depth and breadth of talent, which has represented the best of American western art. In the following pages, we pay tribute to 30...

A Craft Collection

Words, shapes, patterns, colors, cultures—these are the sources of inspiration for the craft artists whose work is shown in the following pages. By hand, the artists take an idea and mold, solder, glaze, fire, dye, and polish it, and a work of art emerges. Simple materials are granted a dignified grace as a sycamore...

Fall in the Grand Tetons | September 2010

Jackson, WY | Every September this scenic mountain retreat hosts the popular Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, featuring more than 50 celebratory events including gallery openings, workshops, artists’ receptions, and concerts. The Western Visions: Miniatures and More Show & Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art is considered one of the highlights of...

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art | September 2010

South Rim Village, AZ | Once again top landscape artists from across the nation spread out along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to capture its timeless beauty. A weeklong invitational event, the second annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art starts September 11. Among the 30 participating artists are Bruce Aiken, Nancy Denzler,...

Quest for the West | September 2010

Indianapolis, IN | Art collectors and artists gather the weekend of September 10-13 for the fifth annual Quest for the West Art Show and Sale at the Eiteljorg Museum. The show features some of the West’s best sculptors and painters, including previous award winners John Buxton, Daniel Smith, Howard Post, Doug Hyde, P.A. Nisbet,...

21 Over 31 | November 2009

By Bonnie Gangelhoff For many years, we’ve introduced you to talented artists who are just beginning their careers in our annual “21 Under 31” feature. But emerging artists aren’t always under 31 years old, so we decided to conduct another nationwide search for artists over the age of 31. In the following pages, you’ll...