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 | Allen Garns

By Bonnie Gangelhoff In GLOBE, Allen Garns offers viewers a portrayal of an old movie theater in downtown Los Angeles. The painting sprung from reference photographs and drawings he had made and saved 20 years ago. “I have a real feeling for L.A. because I used to visit my father at the fire department...

Success Stories | Karen Vance

By Bonnie Gangelhoff As this story was going to press, Karen Vance called to report that she had just won three top awards at the annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY. The award-winning painting, EMERGING SPRING, was purchased for the museum’s permanent collection. The...

Milestones May 1997

Dan and Elaine May In Memoriam Texas painter Nancy Sage Marabella, 49, died suddenly February 17 in her hometown of Bossier City, LA. Marabella was a member of Art Focus XC [swa nov 96] and had exhibited her work at the Women Artists of the West 4th International Juried Show, Biloxi, MS. She also...

Milestones September 1997

Father by Jove Wang In Memoriam Santa Fe painter Tom Lovell died June 29 in a car accident which also killed his daughter, Deborah Lovell. Born in 1909, Lovell began illustrating “pulp” magazines while a student at Syracuse University, NY, in 1930. After graduating, he produced illustrations for magazines such as National Geographic. Lovell’s...