Author Archives: Southwest Art

Morning Walk by Randall Sexton

Top Awards: Telluride and Aspen Plein-Air Shows

The annual Telluride Plein Air show and sale unfolded over the July 4th holiday, and event organizers report a 7% increase in sales over last year. The plein-air event attracts talented landscape artists from across the country and it is also the largest fundraiser of the year for Telluride’s Sheridan Opera House. This year...

In the Wild by Kate Kiesler

Art & Wildflower Celebration

Art and outdoor lovers converge July 7-10 in Breckenridge, CO, to celebrate the resort town’s natural and manmade beauty. Artists from across the country fan out across the scenic mountain town to paint scenes with a wildflower theme. The public is invited to watch the artists work. Tricia Bass, Ginger Whellock, Adele Earnshaw, and...

dan beck

Dan Beck Wins Top Award at OPA

Devin Galleries, located in the scenic resort town of Coeur d’Alene, ID, hosted the National Juried Exhibition of the Oil Painters of America on June 11. The annual show unfolded at the gallery with a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd eyeing paintings by more than 170 artists from across the country. Later that evening, the artists gathered...

Phillip Tagaent by Ann Gargotto

Southwest Art Helps Reunite Family

When Ann Gargotto appeared in Southwest Art as an Artist to Watch in the March issue, she had no idea she would play a part in reuniting a long lost man with his family. But in the article she discusses a homeless man, Phillip, who she painted for a show held last fall in...

Winter Orchstration, Markleeville Coda by Charles Muench

Top Awards at Gold Medal Exhibit

The 100th annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition unfolded on April 2 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The show draws top artists from California and beyond. This year’s event featured 154 painters and sculptors. Best of Show honors went to Steve Huston. Charles Muench took home Southwest Art’s Award of Excellence for his...

Among the Spirits of the Long-Ago People

Autry Awards

Balmy, sunny Southern California weather greeted artists and art lovers at the annual Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale held at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 5. The event kicked off with an announcement of top awards at the Chuck Wagon Lunch, which took place...

The Jolly Joker & the Gentle Giant by Amy Lind

Artist to Watch: Amy Lind

Amy Lind, 27, knows how to create a real circus. Recently the Los Angeles artist displayed her paintings depicting clowns, trapeze artists, and men on stilts in a show at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC. Gallery visitors probably didn’t realize the great lengths Amy went to in order to acquire authentic reference material...

T.V. by Nat Meade

Froelick Gallery Pops Up in Palm Springs

For one month only Froelick Gallery in Portland, OR, takes over a space in Palm Springs, CA, in conjunction with the annual Palm Springs Modernism Week. The gallery pops up in the Southern California desert city on February 3 with a show of works inspired by mid-century arts and culture. Fourteen gallery artists are...

A Glimpse of Lake Gadsby (oil, 32 x 42) by Skip Whitcomb

Top Awards At Coors Show

The 2011 annual Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale kicked off in Denver this week. The Red Carpet Reception held on Wednesday night featured paintings and sculptures by 61 top artists, mainly based in the West. On opening night Colorado’s Skip Whitcomb stood before his landscape painting, A Glimpse of Lake Gadsby, and beamed....