Author Archives: Southwest Art

Edward Aldrich, Rugged Terrain, oil, 10 x 14.

Show Preview | Edward Aldrich

Guests attending the opening of Evergreen Fine Art’s solo show for wildlife painter Edward Aldrich, on Saturday, October 1, from 2 to 5 p.m., might notice that he seems remarkably at home as he greets his many fans and offers a brief talk about his latest oils.

Britt Snyder, Trains, oil, 29 x 28.

Emerging Artists | Britt Snyder

Snyder is saying a lot with his figure paintings these days. His painting RED snagged the grand prize in The Artist’s Magazine’s all-media art competition this year, and he recently put final touches on a new body of work for gallery exhibits this fall.

Jane Chavez, Alazan, horsehair/sterling silver/mixed media, 2 ¾ x 6.

Show Preview | Conrad & Chavez

This month Sorrel Sky Gallery celebrates the art of American West painter Bonnie Conrad and basket weaver Jane Chavez in a show titled Preserving a Moment, Preserving an Art. The show opens with an artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 6.

Chula Beauregard, End of the Day, oil, 24 x 18.

Emerging Artists | Chula Beauregard

Today, the landscape artist is anchored in Steamboat Springs, CO, with her husband and two young boys. She traded her watercolors for oils in 2006, but she maintains her disciplined approach to painting, beginning outdoors with sketches and plein-air studies.

Diane Ainsworth, Feeding Fish, oil, 40 x 40.

Diane Ainsworth | Coming Home

Ainsworth’s canvases feature landscapes, waterscapes, and genre scenes, such as people gathering in bars. She incorporates plein-air sketches, photographs, and models as reference material, and she always creates a thumbnail sketch to determine design and values—what she calls the “thinking part” of her process.

Jody Rigsby, Paisley and Gold, oil, 11 x 14.

Show Preview | Caesar, Olson & Rigsby

On Friday, October 21, Arts at Denver presents a show of recent works by three Denver-area artists: Margaretta Caesar, Mikael Olson, and Jody Rigsby. “Margaretta’s and Mikael’s works are very painterly,” says gallery owner Paula Colette Conley. “Everyone just loves their work. Jody’s paintings are charming and unique, and she really gets her animals.”...

Aspen III by Guido Frick.

Editor’s Letter | Meet the Artists

I’ve spent the past two weekends in the company of art and art lovers at major western art events. Just yesterday I returned from visiting Santa Fe during Indian Market weekend—the high point of the busy summer art season. Indian Market is the world’s largest Native American art event and draws tens of thousands...