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.

Last Stand

40 Prominent People | Dave McGary

Dave McGary Sculptor • Scottsdale, AZ Distinction: For many years, McGary has been one of the best-known sculptors in the West. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art world during your career? The access that computers provide has had such an impact. The computer has expanded our reach worldwide. Also,...

Artists in Cowgirl Up!

40 Prominent People | Cowgirl Up!

Cowgirl Up! Mary Ann Igna, Curator Distinction: Igna oversees the Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s annual Cowgirl Up! show, which provides a counterpoint to the Cowboy Artists of America, giving women a place of their own in the western art scene. What has been the biggest change in the art world during your career? I...

40 Prominent People | Gary BeBout

Gary BeBout Co-Founder of Southwest Art Magazine • Stockport, OH Distinction: Along with his partner, Bill Freckleton, BeBout founded Southwest Art magazine in Houston, TX, helping to legitimize and chronicle the western art movement. What prompted you to start Southwest Art magazine in 1971? There was no vehicle at the time for communications between...

40 Prominent People | Bill & Joffa Kerr

Bill & Joffa Kerr Museum Founders • Jackson, WY Distinction: The Kerrs helped found the National Museum of Wildlife Art, which has bestowed increased credibility on wildlife art as a genre. What has been the biggest change you’ve seen in the art world over the years? The dramatic increase in collector interest and museum...

40 Prominent People | Gerald Peters

Gerald Peters Owner of Gerald Peters Gallery • Santa Fe, NM Distinction: Peters’ gallery is an institution in western art, dealing in works by artists from Joseph Sharp to Georgia O’Keeffe to Deborah Butterfield. When did your gallery open? I began selling art in 1972, and our first gallery opened in 1976. What are...

40 Prominent People | Mark Sublette

Mark Sublette Owner of Medicine Man Gallery • Tucson, AZ & Santa Fe, NM Distinction: Sublette is a prominent dealer and expert in numerous categories, including the work of Maynard Dixon, Navajo rugs, and today’s western artists. He is also a leader in the use of online technology in the art world. When did...

40 Prominent People | Leroy Garcia

Leroy Garcia Owner of Blue Rain Gallery • Santa Fe, NM & Scottsdale, AZ Distinction: Blue Rain Gallery has set the bar high for quality in Native American art. It has also proved that there needn’t be a separation between Native and non-Native art. What is the significance of the name you chose for...

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40 Prominent People | Glenna Goodacre

Glenna Goodacre Sculptor • Santa Fe, NM Distinction: Goodacre is a highly recognized sculptor, having created important public works such as the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington, DC. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art world during your career? The biggest change is the Internet. Now there are virtual...

Scottsdale Art Auction & More at Legacy Gallery

SCOTTSDALE, AZ | April is a blockbuster month at Legacy Gallery, which hosts three separate and exciting events back to back. First is the Scottsdale Art Auction on Saturday, April 2. An exceptional source for important western, wildlife, and sporting art, it’s a “don’t miss” auction for collectors. Over 300 lots will be auctioned,...

Salon International Exhibition

SAN ANTONIO, TX | This month Greenhouse Gallery presents its annual juried Salon International exhibition–it’s the place to see more than 400 traditional representational paintings created by both established artists and rising stars. This year’s judge of awards is prominent realist painter Daniel E. Greene. An open house takes place on Saturday, April 2,...