Author Archives: Southwest Art

Walter Ufer, Indian Entertainer, oil, 30 x 25.

Editor’s Letter | A Closer Look

Gracing our cover this month is a truly masterful painting by Walter Ufer called INDIAN ENTERTAINER, which was painted in 1926 and sold at auction by Bonhams last April for just over a million dollars

Kim VanDerHoek, Lakeville Road Blues, oil, 8 x 10.

Emerging Artists | Kim VanDerHoek

Californian Kim VanDerHoek recalls that one of her college professors once asked the class to write an essay answering the question, “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” VanDerHoek says a vision came to mind immediately: “I saw myself sitting in front of an easel, painting,” she says. “I’ve held onto that image...

Kairy Mencos, I Made It! Plate Project, 5th grade.

Show Preview | ARTsmart

On Saturday, February 27, ARTsmart New Mexico presents its 19th annual February fundraising weekend, with an Art of Home Tour and its 25th anniversary dinner and auction.

Hiu Lai Chong, All Aboard, oil, 18 x 14, last year’s Best in Show winner.

Show Preview | Maui Plein Air

When an artist experiences the Hawaiian island of Maui for the first time, its exquisite beauty is seen with fresh eyes. That’s sure to be the case at this month’s Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, which takes place February 13-21 in Lahaina, on Maui’s west side

Robert MacPherson, Ruby’s Vase With Sunflowers, oil, 18 x 14.

Show Preview | Love in Color

Tempting though it may be to say that love is in the air during Arts at Denver’s annual Valentine’s show this month, the passion actually is displayed on the walls, about a hundred times over, in works contributed by the 35 artists the gallery represents, plus a handful of guest artists.