Category Archives: 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 Over 31 | Soon Warren

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Soon Warren says she spotted the bicycle she eventually depicted in LEFT IT ALONE on a recent summer trip to Whistler Mountain in Canada. The bicycle was lying on the ground next to a bike rack, as if someone forgot to put it in the right place. For Warren, the shadows were […]

Success Stories | Joshua Tobey

By Bonnie Gangelhoff One of the first things a viewer notices about Joshua Tobey’s animal sculptures is that they often emanate an almost human-like sense of humor. His bronze bear cubs are reminiscent of playful toddlers, and his bunnies can take on the demeanor of a gangly teenager slouched on the floor. Tobey didn’t dream […]

Notable Women of 1997

By Bonnie Gangelhoff While this issue is dedicated to all women in the arts, we’ve singled out five in particular as our first-ever Notable Women of the Year. Our honorees are Anne Marion, founder of the new Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Elaine Adams, who has been instrumental in reviving the 88-year-old California Art Club; Charles M. […]

Legends of Fine Art | Alyce Frank

ALYCE FRANK By Norman Koplas Southwestern landscapes by Alyce Frank boldly demand attention with heightened, often unrealistic colors and flattened perspectives that sometimes cross the line into abstract expressionism. The result feels as if she has captured on canvas the emotional impact of a scene, unfiltered by what the human eye or brain perceives. Frank, […]

21 Under 31 | Lindsay Foster

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: I took art lessons in elementary, middle, and high school. When I graduated from college, I became a second-grade teacher. But then I started studying art with Denise Mahlke. I’m moving to New York to study at Water Street Atelier in a four-year program. STYLE: Realism. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT […]