Articles & Interviews

Here you’ll find art articles and art interviews on some of your favorite painters and sculptors of the West as well as upcoming artists. The editors of Southwest Art bring you in-depth art interviews and profiles, as well as behind-the-scenes tours of beautiful art studios and stories about current art events. Search for artists we’ve covered in the past, or discover new and emerging artists by checking back often to see the art articles we’ve added most recently!

21 Under 31 | Tessa Mecham

Utah Born: Salt Lake City, UT, 1977. First artwork: “I’ve drawn since I was a young child and could hold a crayon.” First art sale: A painting depicting a long hallway at the Louvre filled with people. “I sold it at a Women’s Week show at the university gallery in 2000.” Art education: Bachelor...

21 Under 31 | Mikael Olson

Colorado Born: Denver, CO, 1973. First artwork: “I remember my brother interrupting me from my own scribbling to make a stick figure when I was about 4.” Art education: Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and the Art Students League of Denver. Style of work: “At this moment it’s impressionistic toward slightly expressionistic.”...

Baje Whitehorn Sr.

By Carol Rust Baje Whitethorn Sr. loved summer nights when he was young, when he and his brothers and sisters would sit out under the stars that looked down on nearby mesas and valleys and listen to his shepherd grandmother tell the many stories she had listened to when she was young. The mountains...