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 Under 31 | Joseph Iantorno

ART EDUCATION: I studied with David Leffel in workshops in New Mexico and California. I also have a degree in business. STYLE: Chiaroscuro. I like there to be mood in the painting. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: People think I use glazes because my paintings are dark. But I don’t. I...

Plein-Air Painting at the Grand Canyon

David Schwindt, Slopes on the Little Colorado, oil, 8 x 10. By Mary Jo Pitzl Take 15 artists. Insert in two rafts. Add easels, canvases, assorted oils, acrylics, and watercolors. Send them down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. After eight days, remove from river, stash paintings in backpacks, and hike eight miles...

Recent Native American Books

Dance of the Aveye and the Thunderbird by Pablita Velarde, Visions & Voices. By Donna Tennant An impressive number of books about Native Americans have been published in the past several years. They come in every size, from a pocket book on sacred symbols to a coffee-table book on the Haida peoples of the...