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!

30 Years of Southwest Art

By Bonnie Gangelhoff, Kristin Bucher, Margaret L. Brown On the occasion of Southwest Art’s 30th anniversary, we take a fond look back at what has transpired in these pages over the past 360 issues. We begin with a decade-by-decade chronicle of the development of the magazine and the art market over the last 30...

Milestones June 1998

Two for the Show by Robert Broshears Recognition On May 22 the Southwest Association for Indian Arts awarded 1998 Lifetime Achievement Awards to four artists: potters Marie Z. Chino and Helen Cordero, painter and sculptor Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Crumbo, and painter Carl N. Gorman. At the Spokane Western Art Show, WA, in March, Robert...

Brad Rude | Wild Kingdom

Washington's Brad Rude sculpts familiar animals in surreal situations. Rude's work is somewhere between western realism, abstract openness, and “The Twilight Zone.”

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...