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.

Upcoming Event: Realism Group Show

New York, NY | A group of artists showcase their depictions of subjects as they appear in everyday life in a new show opening this month at Arcadia Fine Arts. The show, titled New Faces of Realism, includes artwork by Danny Galieote, Kerry Brooks, Peter Greaves, Jordan Sokol, Kris Lewis, Joshua Suda, and Cesar...

Upcoming Event: Sean Diediker Show

Santa Fe, NM | The Blue Series: New Portraits by Sean Diediker is on display at Blue Rain Gallery, June 3-25. Diediker begins with biblical allegories, narratives, and concepts and creates compelling declarations about contemporary life. “To me,” says Diediker, “they represent timeless ideas and situations. I have made an attempt to take these...

Special Feature | American Masters Show

By Norman Koplas For lovers of contemporary American realist art, there are a number of outstanding annual shows that provide opportunities to see and purchase works by today’s top painters and sculptors. From Prix de West to Masters of the American West and more, art lovers can enjoy a feast of long-established top events...

40 Prominent People | Jack A. Morris Jr.

Jack A. Morris Jr. Owner of Morris & Whiteside Galleries • Hilton Head Island, SC Distinction: For more than 30 years, Morris has been a prominent dealer in the world of western art. When did the gallery open? I opened Morris Fine Arts in 1980 in Scottsdale, AZ. In 1983 I joined a partnership...

Miles of Teton Valley, oil, 36 x 36.

40 Prominent People | Scott Christensen

Scott Christensen Painter • Victor, ID Distinction: A preeminent landscape painter, Christensen has inspired countless artists with his accomplished works. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art world during your career? With our fast pace of living, which now includes the instant gratification of online social networking and Internet...

Red Bull, mixed media, 40 x 40.

40 Prominent People | Donna Howell-Sickles

Donna Howell-Sickles Painter • Saint Jo, TX Distinction: Howell-Sickles has given the contemporary cowgirl a prominent place in western art. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art world during your career? When I first started painting, a lot of the work being done fell into the contemporary western end...

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...