Author Archives: Southwest Art

Las Flores by Terri Kelly Moyers

Editor’s Letter | Summertime Fun

It’s the height of summer, and that means it’s time for a slew of art shows in the West, from big invitationals to plein-air festivals to auctions and more. At this time of year it’s hard to find a weekend when there isn’t an opportunity to see great art! In June I had the...

Micqaela Jones-Crouch, High Plains Drifter, acrylic, 48 x 36.

Show Preview | Santa Fe Indian Market

At Santa Fe Indian Market, the world’s largest juried Native art show, you would expect to experience the extraordinary beauty and diversity of art and cultures whose traditions reach back thousands of years. What you might not expect is the 21st-century vision of these ancient cultures through such contemporary forms as digital art, world-class...

Jane Hunt, Frozen Creek, oil, 16 x 20.

Jane Hunt | Artist to Watch

When Colorado landscape painter Jane Hunt was growing up, her family seemed to be in perpetual motion. Between the ages of 8 and 15, Hunt moved back and forth three times between England and the United States thanks to her father’s career as an engineer. Reflecting back on the peripatetic nature of her childhood,...

Gregory Packard, Autumn Resonance, oil, 24 x 18.

Show Preview | Bighorn Rendezvous

The opening weekend of the Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale, held at the Brinton Museum by the Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists, represents a return to the show’s roots—even though the gathering that began in the early 1970s hasn’t taken place since 2012, and this year represents not only its premiere appearance at...

Ann Hanson, Sisters, oil, 24 x 18.

Show Preview | Women Artists of Glacier

Above the noise, the bustle, and the cramp of civilization, one can sometimes hear the call of the wild luring us to seek the quiet of open spaces. For some it beckons more insistently. Almost 30 women who have answered that summons are featured in the second annual exhibition and sale titled A Timeless...

James Parker, Leave a Light in the Window, photograph, 40 x 60.

Show Preview | Evergreen Fine Arts Festival

The annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival—one of Colorado’s longest-running juried fine-art shows—kicks off this month in Jeffco Open Space Heritage Grove at the Hiwan Homestead Museum. The Evergreen Artists Association introduced the festival in 1966, and it has since become a favorite among the country’s art festivals.

Autumn Borts-Medlock, Santa Clara Pueblo vase. Estimate: $8,000-10,000.

Show Preview | Auction in Santa Fe

Manitou Auctions, a division of Manitou Galleries, presents the 11th annual Auction in Santa Fe this month at the Hilton Santa Fe in the Mesa Ballroom. The auction boasts 270 fine-art works, nearly 400 Native American artifacts, and sundry Old West collectibles. ...

Manny Mellor, Along the Sheffield Road, mixed media, 11 x 14.

Show Preview | Escalante Canyons Art Festival

Artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts travel to the canyons of southern Utah this September for the 13th annual Escalante Canyons Art Festival. Located at the heart of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in the town of Escalante, the weeklong event includes a plein-air competition, artists’ demonstrations, and an art show and sale.

B.C. Nowlin, Years, oil, 36 x 48.

Show Preview | Eppler & Nowlin

Manitou Galleries juxtaposes two bodies of work that are informed by the Southwest this month with an exhibition of artwork by wildlife sculptor Jim Eppler and visionary landscape painter B.C. Nowlin. The show opens on Friday, August 5, at Manitou’s West Palace location with a reception for the artists from 5 to 7:30 p.m....

Edgar Payne, Monument Valley, Riverbed, oil, 25 x 30. Estimate: $140,000-$180,000.

Show Preview | California & Western Auction

Bonhams, one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art, presents its California and Western Paintings & Sculpture sale this month in Los Angeles. The auction house hosts two other annual sales dedicated to California and western fine art, and although the number of lots varies, this sale is no different when...