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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...