Author Archives: Southwest Art

Susan Mayfield, Hayfield September, pastel, 8 x 10.

Show Preview | Arizona Pastel Artists

Pastels steal the limelight this month at the Arizona Pastel Artists Association’s second annual National Open Show, a juried exhibition featuring as many as 90 original works by artists from around the United States.
Karyn DeBont, White Hollyhocks, oil, 16 x 12.

Artist of Note | Karyn DeBont

Her main focus now is to portray all of her subjects with integrity. Whether it is a small cactus flower or a sprawling gorge, she hopes to convey the same amount of respect for every subject.
Colt Idol, Evening Ritual, oil, 32 x 40.

Show Preview | The Russell

One of the week’s crowning events—The Russell Exhibition and Sale—features a series of exhibits and auctions spread out across three locations over three days. Presented by the C.M. Russell Museum, the event culminates on Saturday, March 17, in a major auction of works by today’s premier western artists and by departed...

Phil Epp, Hilltop Trio, oil, 40 x 40.

Show Preview | Cumulus

This month, however, clouds receive a well-deserved tribute at Maxwell Alexander Gallery, where 12 leading western artists portray these billowing beauties of the sky in more than a dozen new paintings of the American West.
Michele Usibelli, Winter Escape, acrylic, 18 x 24.

Michele Usibelli | Dappled Light

Survey even a small portfolio of paintings by Michele Usibelli, and—while you would immediately recognize the bold self-assurance of her composition, palette, and brushwork—you might find yourself hard-pressed to categorize her work.
Marzena Oberc-Habzda, Fishing With Friends, acrylic on linen panel, 20 x 24.

Art of Texas 2018

Indeed, one can find an impressive breadth of artists throughout the Lone Star State, where they capture the colors, culture, people, and places around them in art forms ranging from scratchboard to oil painting.