Blogs

Welcome to our art blog page. Here you can read posts from our main fine art blog and also from the art blog written by Kristin Hoerth, Southwest Art magazine’s Editor in Chief. Whether you are an avid art collector, an artist, or simply an admirer of fine art, our art blogs are a great way to stay informed about the western art scene. Follow these fine art blogs to learn about art events, art collecting, emerging artists, and more from the editors at Southwest Art magazine—the collector’s choice for over 40 years!

Blue Cup and Pansies by Richard Schmid.

Editor’s Letter | Living Master

Today Schmid’s works are rarely seen in shows and galleries, so collectors and enthusiasts alike are thrilled that Gallery 1261 in Denver is the venue for a significant retrospective this month. With at least 30 works on loan from private collections, it’s sure to be a major event.

Las Flores by Terri Kelly Moyers

Editor’s Letter | Summertime Fun

It’s the height of summer, and that means it’s time for a slew of art shows in the West, from big invitationals to plein-air festivals to auctions and more. At this time of year it’s hard to find a weekend when there isn’t an opportunity to see great art! In June I had the...

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Editor’s Letter | Surface Quality

I am always fascinated by the surfaces of paintings. Maybe that’s because I’m not an artist myself, so there’s a certain sense of mystery I feel about paint and its many personalities. I tend to walk right up to an artwork to inspect it at close range, and I’m amazed by the many different...

Clyde Aspevig, Wild Plum, Fort Smith, MT, oil, 24 x 30.

Editor’s Letter | Endless Beauty

When I first joined the staff of this magazine many years ago, I knew very little about the world of western art. My background was in journalism and writing, and my new boss—longtime editor Susan Hallsten McGarry—assured me that I would learn about the art world as I went along.

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Editor’s Letter | A Continuing Story

I’ve got to hand it to the person on Southwest Art’s staff—I don’t know who it was—who decided, early on, that it would be a good idea to put aside one copy of each issue to be protected for posterity in a set of bound volumes. Each of these heavy hard-cover books contains half...

A father’s portrait of his son: Andrew Wyeth, Faraway, dry brush, 14 x 22. The Phyllis and Jamie Wyeth Collection. ©Andrew Wyeth.

Editor’s Letter | Family Dynamics

Last month I got to see the wonderful exhibition Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio at the Denver Art Museum. It was the first time I had seen so many pictures by Andrew Wyeth in one place, and the first time I had seen Jamie Wyeth’s work in person. As many other visitors...

Walter Ufer, Indian Entertainer, oil, 30 x 25.

Editor’s Letter | A Closer Look

Gracing our cover this month is a truly masterful painting by Walter Ufer called INDIAN ENTERTAINER, which was painted in 1926 and sold at auction by Bonhams last April for just over a million dollars