Author Archives: Southwest Art

Melinda K. Hall, Finch-Guy, oil, 14 x 14.

Show Preview | Melinda K. Hall

This month, Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art unveils 20 brand-new works from Melinda K. Hall. Although she started showing her work at the gallery just this past fall, Hall has been exhibiting in Santa Fe for 25 years. “This sort of celebrates the 25th year since my first show in Santa Fe,” Hall notes. “I’ve always...

Roberta Combs, Sterling Pears, pastel, 12 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Roberta Combs

Light, shadow, mood, and drama— these are a few of Roberta Combs’ favorite artistic elements. For the Canadian artist, painting is more about them and less about subject matter. Hence the variety of genres in her oeuvre. In fact, whether a painting depicts tomatoes, toddlers, or tea roses, Combs considers them all portraits. “I...

Kathie Odom, Sun-Bathing, oil, 10 x 20.

Emerging Artists | Kathie Odom

When it comes to inspiration, there’s no place like home for Kathie Odom. And “home” for her means the entire state of Tennessee. Odom relishes driving the state’s back roads, where vintage houses, barns, and bridges dot the landscape—all visual fodder for the landscape painter. “The more rural and old the structures are, the...

Meridee Mandio, Shadows and Light, oil, 16 x 20.

Emerging Artists | Meridee Mandio

Long before she even understood the idea of a career in fine art, Meridee Mandio had a pencil, pastel, or crayon in her tiny hand. As a child, Mandio says, she drew and painted out of sheer delight. And while growing up in Pennsylvania, she was fortunate enough to have an endless supply of...

Clyde Aspevig, Wild Plum, Fort Smith, MT, oil, 24 x 30.

Editor’s Letter | Endless Beauty

When I first joined the staff of this magazine many years ago, I knew very little about the world of western art. My background was in journalism and writing, and my new boss—longtime editor Susan Hallsten McGarry—assured me that I would learn about the art world as I went along.

Ben Steele, Giddy-Up, mixed media, 24 x 29 x 4.

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A solo show opening Friday, June 17, at Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art in Santa Fe brings together some 15 new works that reprise various themes Ben Steele calls his “greatest hits.” Among these: art history, western icons, crayons and coloring-book pages, museum observation paintings, old barns, motels, and “other stuff,” he says.

Sally O’Neill, Vineyard & Blue Sky, oil, 11 x 14, Haystack Gallery.

Show Preview | Plein Air & More

The Cannon Beach Gallery Group presents its eighth annual Plein Air & More event this month in a locale the National Geographic Society has named one of the 100 most beautiful places in the world. ...

Star Liana York, Horse Whispers, bronze, 12 x 15 x 9.

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This month and next, the clean, well-lit contemporary interiors of Sorrel Sky Gallery’s two locations are filled with the spirit of prehistoric sites like Lascaux, France, or Mesa Verde, CO, thanks to a new body of sculptures by Star Liana York. ...

Jamie Kirkland, Pond Reflections, oil, 24 x 36.

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Santa Fe, NM Winterowd Fine Art, June 3-16 This story was featured in the June 2016 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art June 2016 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story. Winterowd Fine Art mounts an exhibition of new paintings by Jamie Kirkland this month,...