A calendar of art auctions for 2014
David Grossmann paints magical, minimalist landscapes with his ethereal, distinct visual voice.
For 30 years, The Artist’s Magazine, which is Southwest Art’s sister publication, has conducted an annual art competition that is open to artists all over the world. n the following pages we present a sampling of the impressive works from these winning artists.
In our January issue, we look at the trends that are shaping the western-art auction market and what you can expect in 2014.
As a youngster growing up in Tennessee, Jason Sacran drew countless action figures; by the time he got to Tennessee Technological University to study art, his figure-drawing teacher said he knew anatomy well enough to teach the class. While figurative works will always interest him—he won a top award in 2011 from the Portrait Society of America—it is the landscape that urgently calls to him these days.
Every year we receive thousands of entries in our Artistic Excellence competition. After culling the list to narrow the entries to the three winners and 10 honorable mentions, we are still left with many works and artists worthy of mention. Here we introduce you to a few of the more than 70 artists from our final round of judging.
Painter Lindsey Bittner Graham evokes the spirit of equine beauty and strength
Painter Scott W. Prior finds extraordinary beauty in mundane subjects
A VISIT WITH JOSEPH TODOROVITCH AT HIS STUDIO IN POMONA, CA. “My studio is located in Pomona on the second floor of the Progress Building facing Third Street,” Todorovitch says. “The most I know about the building is that it was built in the Art Deco style and used to house the Progress Bulletin newspaper.”
For the love of beauty