Author Archives: Southwest Art

Time Lapse, oil, 21 x 28.

Emerging Artists | Beth Sistrunk 

In paintings by Beth Sistrunk, there is often more to see than first meets the eye. Take TIME LAPSE, which won the creative achievement award at the International Guild of Realism’s recent annual juried exhibition. When printed on the page, the painting appears to depict three figures, each less distinct than its neighbor as...

Len Chmiel, Weatherworn, Big Bend Park, oil, 28 x 30.

Show Preview | Coors Western Art Show

Readers with New Year’s resolutions to view (and perhaps invest in) more art in 2016 needn’t look further than the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, a venerable show held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO. In its 23rd year, the show features 62 contemporary representational artists from North...

Aspen View, oil, 16 x 20.

Emerging Artists | Cristen Miller

For decades the streets of San Francisco have inspired many an artist, and today Cristen Miller is one of them. Miller, a professor of art at the Academy of Art University, says that everywhere she looks in the City by the Bay, she discovers intriguing compositions and subject matter.