Author Archives: Southwest Art

Michele Usibelli, The Beach Cottages, oil.

Show Preview | Laguna Beach Plein Air

Fifty top artists, seven days of painting en plein air, and a very special milestone set the stage for the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational in Laguna Beach, CA, this month. The paint-out kicks off on Saturday, October 6.
Martin Grelle, Memories of Horses and Men, oil, 44 x 44.

Show Preview | Cowboy Crossings

This month, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum kicks off its annual opening-weekend event and sale, Cowboy Crossings, featuring 100 fine artworks by members of the Cowboy Artists of America and 50 fine craftworks by members of the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association
Belle Goldschlager Baranceanu, Self Portrait, oil, 12 x 9.

Show Preview | Something Revealed

An expansive exhibition opening at the Pasadena Museum of History this month recognizes women artists who worked in California between 1860 and 1960. The show features more than 250 works by 160 artists.
Jill Basham Black Jack’s Hills, oil.

Show Preview | En Plein Air Texas

This year the fifth annual En Plein Air Texas painting competition hosts 34 artists from across the country for a week of painting and events. It all culminates in an expansive exhibition featuring about 275 paintings available for purchase at the Fort Concho Quartermaster & Commissary buildings.
Johanna Lerwick, River Crossing - Buffalo, oil on hardboard, 12 x 24.

Ones to Collect 2018

In the following pages, we’ve rounded up a diverse sampling of fine artworks to help you navigate the wide and wonderful world of collecting.