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!

Success Stories | John Coleman

By Bonnie Gangelhoff In July 1998, when John Coleman first appeared in Southwest Art, the then 49-year-old sculptor had been a professional artist for only four years. Trained as an illustrator, the Southern California native supported his growing family as a real estate developer in Arizona, a career he stuck at, he says, “until...

21 Under 31 | Kristy Gordon

ART EDUCATION: I studied animation and took life-drawing classes at lgonquin College in Ottawa. Then I studied with Juan Martinez, Yuqi Wang, and Jeremy Lipking. STYLE: I work in a realist technique rooted in classicism, but I deal with contemporary themes. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I am really interested in...

SWAIA Fellowship Recipients | Rodriguez, Begay, Goseyun, Nez, Tahbo, Lovato

Each year, the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts honors a select group of artists with fellowships based on artistic excellence and a written application in which the artists discuss their work and goals. Honorees receive a cash award and a booth at Indian Market. Generous contributions enabled SWAIA to offer six fellowships this year....

Recent Books | March 1997

By Donna Tennant Crossing the Frontier: Photographs of the Developing West, 1849 to the Present By Sandra S. Phillips, Richard Rodriguez, Aaron Betsky and Eldridge M. Moores Published in conjunction with a traveling show organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this book traces the tradition of landscape photography in the American...

Recent Books | September 2001

By Donna Tennant Susan Bennerstrom Essays by Robin Updike, Rod Slemmons, and Sarah Clark-Langager Susan Bennerstrom’s pastels speak the language of light and mystery. In addition to her art studies at Western Washington University and the University of California at Berkeley, the Seattle native has traveled extensively through the United States and Europe. Drawing...

Artist Studio | Jesus Bautista Moroles

Jesus Bautista By Bonnie Gangelhoff While some artists refer to their studios as quiet sanctuaries, the workspace of Texas sculptor Jesús Bautista Moroles is the polar opposite of a peaceful retreat. On any given weekday shrill sounds from two industrial-strength diamond saws pierce the air of Moroles’ studio, located three hours south of Houston....