Author Archives: Southwest Art

Krystii Melaine, Máóhksi’káán - Red Blanket, Blackfeet, oil, 24 x 16.

Krystii Melaine | Making Connections

Some might find it unusual that a native Australian would focus her fine-art career largely on the study and depiction of the American West and its cultures. However, Krystii Melaine uses her art not only as a way to preserve and revere but also as a vehicle to make connections—between past and present, artist...

Mary Alayne Thomas, Whispered Stories in the Shadow of the Flowers, watercolor/encaustic, 10 x 10.

Show Preview | Mary Alayne Thomas

Twenty new works by the artist are on view this month at Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art in a solo show fittingly titled Storytelling. The show opens on September 2 with an artist’s reception at 5 p.m. The title speaks to the subtle visual narratives that ripple through Thomas’ dreamlike watercolor-and-encaustic works.

Dale Landrum, Sierra Nevada Autumn, oil, 20 x 24.

Show Preview | Favell Museum Art Show

The event showcases some 190 works by 32 contemporary representational artists from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Northern California. In contrast to the museum’s western-focused art collection, the art show and sale features a wider range of art across a variety of media, styles, and genres, including still lifes, landscape and figure paintings, and wood...

Susiehyer, Sedona Sticker Study, oil, 12 x 12.

Show Preview | Plein Air Artists Colorado

This month at Mary Williams Fine Arts, Plein Air Artists Colorado celebrates its 20th annual National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale. The show opens with an artists’ reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, September 1, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Karen Roehl, Amber Pasture, acrylic/ink/graphite, 36 x 36.

Show Preview | Karen Roehl

Roehl’s works exhibit a fresh, distinctive style that challenge traditional expectations of western art. Her show, titled Horse With Beach Ball and Other Western Amalgamations, presents 15 to 20 acrylic paintings that boldly blend abstraction with representational forms rooted in equine subject matter and other western themes. A few works are entirely abstract, anchored...