Author Archives: Southwest Art

Suzie Baker, Mud Man, oil, 6 x 6.

Show Preview | American Impressionist Society

This fall, the American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition heads to the Pacific Northwest for the first time for its 17th annual show. The exhibition, dedicated to the Impressionist style in its myriad manifestations, opens with a reception and awards presentation on Thursday, September 29, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Bill Gallen, Twilight Pattern, oil, 9 x 12.

Artist of Note | Bill Gallen

Gallen’s gestural, impressionistic landscapes, capturing the diverse environments of his adopted New Mexico home and scenes from his travels, arise from a lifelong love of nature and a deep-seated need to express the joy and wonder he finds in it.

Nancy Bush, Mountain Runoff, oil, 12 x 12.

Show Preview | Nancy Bush

Art aficionados would do well to seek refuge at Bush’s solo exhibit entitled Interpretations, which opens on Tuesday, October 18, and runs through November 8. As the title suggests, the works in this show, which debut at an artist’s reception on Friday, November 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., grant viewers the space to...

Richard Baker, Two Points of View, oil, 32 x 24.

Show Preview | Richard Baker

This month at Skidmore Contemporary Art, Baker presents viewers with a different kind of picture plane in a solo show titled At Leisure, which opens on Saturday, October 22, with an artist’s reception at 5 p.m.

Dean Mitchell, Artist at Work, watercolor, 12 x 18.

Show Preview | San Diego Watercolor Society

The artists featured in this year’s San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition are challenging boundaries. While some of the 95 participating painters stick to representational work, others spill over into the abstract to combine color and shape in unique ways.

Rox Corbett, Windfall, charcoal, 22 x 28.

Rox Corbett | Drawing the Viewer In

These days Corbett works in a cozy log studio on a friend’s land almost 30 miles from the ranch beside the Clark Fork River where she and her husband live. Her subjects have expanded over the years from cattle-working scenes to other domesticated animals and North and South American wildlife, with horses remaining a...

Erin Hanson, Autumn Tapestries, oil, 50 x 40.

Show Preview | The Orange Show

Hanson has been creating a painting a week for the last 10 years and says the practice has helped evolve her unique style, which she calls Open Impressionism. Recently, she was looking for a way to push that evolution even further. This resulted in her upcoming exhibition, The Orange Show, which features paintings that...

Ray Roberts, View Towards Horus Temple, Grand Canyon National Park, oil, 18 x 24.

Show Preview | Grand Canyon Group Show

This month at Maxwell Alexander Gallery, 12 western painters share their own contemporary takes on the Grand Canyon in a group show dedicated to the national park. The show opens on Saturday, October 8, with an artists’ reception at 6 p.m.