Author Archives: Southwest Art

Kathleen Hudson, Morning on the Falls, oil, 14 x 11.

Show Preview | Plein Air Rockies

Between August 13 and 25, more than 30 of the country’s top plein-air artists paint on location in Estes Park, CO, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Considered the eastern gateway to the Rockies, Estes Park offers access to a breathtaking variety of alpine scenes to capture on canvas.

Logan Maxwell Hagege, Paradise, oil, 30 x 30.

Show Preview | Quest for the West

When the bugle sounds in the Eiteljorg Museum at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, it marks an important moment in western art, as 50 minutes of good-natured, frenzied competition commences in the 11th annual Quest for the West Art Show and Sale.

Sergio Roffo, Sublime Beauty, Point Lobos Reserve, CA, oil, 24 x 36.

Show Preview | Marine Artists Exhibition

The best in contemporary marine art begins a 17-month excursion across five states this month in a traveling exhibition sponsored by the American Society of Marine Artists. Every three years, museums around the country host this juried fine-art show of maritime-themed paintings, drawings, sculpture, and scrimshaw.

Mary Roberson, Partners in Nature, oil, 33 x 43.

Mary Roberson | Embracing Her Vision

As a young woman in art school in the late 1960s, Mary Roberson found herself confronted with instructors who were unable to see past a certain artistic status quo. Yet for all the times her defiant nature seemed to upstage her better judgment, it was art that kept her going through difficult periods in...

Blue Cup and Pansies by Richard Schmid.

Editor’s Letter | Living Master

Today Schmid’s works are rarely seen in shows and galleries, so collectors and enthusiasts alike are thrilled that Gallery 1261 in Denver is the venue for a significant retrospective this month. With at least 30 works on loan from private collections, it’s sure to be a major event.