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.

40 Prominent People | Cowboy Artists of America

Cowboy Artists of America Tim Cox, President Distinction: The Cowboy Artists of America helped to kick off the western art movement and continue to set the standard for artworks that depict the authentic West. What has been the biggest change you’ve seen in the art world during your career? One of...

40 Prominent People | Susan McGarry

Susan McGarry Former Editor of Southwest Art Magazine • Santa Fe, NM Distinction: McGarry led Southwest Art for 18 years, establishing it as both chronicler and proponent of art in the western United States. What was the western art world like when you joined Southwest Art in 1979? The contemporary western...

40 Prominent People | Robert Bateman

Robert Bateman Painter • Salt Spring Island, British Columbia Distinction: Bateman is perhaps the most widely known wildlife painter in North America. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art world during your career? There’s been a massive change. In 1948, when I was 18, an artist...

40 Prominent People | Clyde Aspevig

Clyde Aspevig Painter • Billings, MT Distinction: Aspevig is a prominent landscape painter who also promotes wilderness preservation. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art world during your career? The invention of the Internet has been the biggest change I have seen in the art world....

40 Prominent People | John Kinkade

John Kinkade Owner of Columbine Gallery • Loveland, CO Distinction: Kinkade founded the National Sculptors’ Guild and promotes public art across the United States. What is the significance of the name you chose for your gallery? The name was chosen not only because the columbine is Colorado’s state flower but also...

40 Prominent People | Dan Gerhartz

Dan Gerhartz Painter • Kewaskum, WI Distinction: Gerhartz is a leader in the resurgence of traditional, figurative painting. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the art world during your career? Social media and how it has opened up dialogue between artists of every caliber and from all...

40 Prominent People | Mark Tarrant

Mark Tarrant Owner of Altamira Fine Art • Jackson, WY Distinction: Tarrant and Altamira have helped define and promote art of “the new West.” What is the significance of the name you chose for your gallery? We named the gallery Altamira for the cave in Spain famous for its Upper Paleolithic...

40 Prominent People | Oil Painters of America

Oil Painters of America Neil Patterson, President Distinction: Oil Painters of America has helped revive interest in realism and representational art in the West and across the country. What has been the biggest change you’ve seen in the art world during your career? One of the biggest changes that I have...

40 Prominent People | Nedra Matteucci

Nedra Matteucci Owner of Nedra Matteucci Galleries • Santa Fe, NM Distinction: Matteucci purchased her gallery from Forrest Fenn—a pioneer in western art—in 1988. The gallery has been open and specializing in historical American and Southwestern art at the same location since 1972. What are some of the biggest changes you’ve...

40 Prominent People | Rose Fredrick

Rose Fredrick Curator • Denver, CO Distinction: As curator of the annual Coors Western Art Show, Fredrick brings together modern and traditional western art in a unique showcase for art in the West. What has been the biggest change in the art world during your career? The internet. Now that artists...