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!

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Hyrum Joe | The Quiet Side of Native Life

By Gussie Fauntleroy If you had asked Navajo painter Hyrum Joe, when he was 16, what his culture was, he might have glanced quizzically around for a moment and then said with a grin, “My 5.0 Mustang! Football!” Growing up in the northwestern New Mexico oil and gas town of Kirtland, just off the...

Catching Up With Justin Taylor

WHAT TO THINK ABOUT IT, OIL, 24 X 24 By Bonnie Gangelhoff When Justin Taylor’s painting SUBWAY appeared on the cover of Southwest Art’s annual emerging artists issue in September 2007, the piece sold immediately to a California couple who bought it without even viewing it in person. Soon after, another collector called Taylor...

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...

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...