Author Archives: Southwest Art

Linda Besse, Just Above Freezing, oil, 9 x 12.

Portfolio | The Jurors’ Choice

Last month we introduced you to the winners of our Artistic Excellence competition. This month we bring you winners and finalists in five categories from the 33rd Annual Art Competition recently conducted by The Artist’s Magazine, our sister publication. Enjoy the diverse works of these artists.

E.M. Hennings, Homeward Bound (1933-34), oil on canvas. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Editor’s Letter | Painting the Southwest

Ask me to name a favorite artist, and I’m at a loss; there are far too many wonderful artists to pick just one. But ask me to name some of my favorite artists’ groups, and the Taos Society of Artists would certainly be near the top of the list. I’ve always been drawn to...

Zhaoming Wu, Departing, oil, 20 x 16.

Zhaoming Wu | Drama & Mood

In his paintings, the award-winning California artist says, he strives to take the human form to a higher level, often using the subject as a vehicle to express not only mood but drama and movement. For him the subject is a mere springboard for arranging, adjusting, and creating a mood in a work that...

Barbara Rudolph, The Local Gossip, oil, 20 x 30.

Show Preview | Celebration of Fine Art

The longest art show in Arizona—it spans 10 weeks—opens its 27th year with nearly 100 artists showing off their skills and artwork. The Celebration of Fine Art opens Saturday, January 14, in a tented exhibition hall on the southwest corner of Hayden Road and Loop 101 in Scottsdale, AZ.

John Schooley, Taos Pueblo, watercolor, 23 x 18.

Art of Arizona 2016

If you’re searching for original artworks that reflect the dynamic fabric of the Copper State, look no further than this section featuring representational and abstract painters and sculptors.

Greg Dye, Flying in a Blue Dream, oil, 48 x 60.

Show Preview | Oils & Acrylics

Artists often experiment with different mediums in their pursuit of unique creation and artistic fulfillment. Some of those mediums offer opportunities to push their techniques and find new subjects. This is the basis for a new exhibition at Wilde Meyer Gallery. Curators have gathered works from 12 of the gallery’s best painters to celebrate...

Mallard Duet, bronze, 25 x 31 x 23.

Must-See Museum Shows | Sandy Scott: A Retrospective

Visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY, for a spectacular immersion in a chronological arrangement of Scott’s nearly 45 years of work. Sandy Scott: A Retrospective is a revealing and intimate exhibition of her artistry, with a range of 50 sculptures, 30 etchings, five drawings, and five miniatures on display.