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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!

Legends of Fine Art | John Nieto

JOHN NIETO By Bonnie Gangelhoff John Nieto has always brought a contemporary eye to classic western motifs. Whether portraying Native Americans or animals, his dramatic, often electric canvases make the viewer sit up and take notice. Nieto maintains that his art “is more the result of an emotional involvement with my subject matter than...

Tucson 7

Tucson is home to some of the West’s best-known painters, whose work will be shown together in a museum setting for the first time.

Contemporary Realism

With a wink and a nod to yesterday's masters, contemporary realists offer fresh perspectives on the traditional still-life, figurative, and landscape genres, altering our perceptions of the commonplace.

Milestones December 1999

Pansies and Quince (detail) by Quang Ho, Winner of the Artists’ Choice Award at the Artists of America Exhibition Museum News Plans for the 2002 opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, are well underway. The new museum will chronicle and celebrate the history of more than 1,000 Native...