Author Archives: Southwest Art

Kyle Polzin, Trailblazer, oil, 44 x 35.

The Interview Issue

For this year’s interview issue, we selected four people in the world of western art who intrigued us: an artist with skyrocketing prices and popularity, a gallery owner finding innovative ways to do business, and two museum leaders whose institutions are mounting buzz-worthy exhibitions. Listen in on the conversations as we talk to these...

Kathryn Stats, Towers of Zion, oil, 30 x 24.

Kathryn Stats | A Life in Art

When Utah artist Kathryn Stats was a young girl, she recalls her mother offering a word of advice about career choices: Don’t become an artist. Very few people make a living at it, she warned. “Become a nurse or teacher, so you can always support your children if something happens to your husband,” she...

Margie Crisp, Indigo Bunting and Beauty Berry, egg tempera/ gold leaf, 11 x 14.

Show Preview | The Wilds of Texas

As William Reaves Fine Art celebrates its 10th anniversary and moves into a new era of leadership, it is also recognizing its deep Texas roots with a show devoted to the flora and fauna of the Lone Star State.

Sharon Markwardt, Pair of Jacks and an Ass, oil, 24 x 36.

Featured Event | Cowgirl Up!

A decade ago, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum brought together 56 women artists for a show that celebrated their unique contributions to the West’s artistic legacy. Over the years that event, called Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West Invitational Exhibition & Sale, has steadily grown in stature and evolved into...