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!

Counting the Hours by Rick Bartow at the Autry Museum.

Editor’s Letter | Honoring Rick Bartow

Earlier this summer I was in the coastal town of Newport, OR, in the lobby of the Sylvia Beach Hotel, when a few framed drawings on the wall caught my eye. I knew the imagery was familiar, and sure enough, they were little gems by Rick Bartow, a prominent Native American...

Apache by John Nieto.

Editor’s Letter | In Memoriam

The western art community has lost two important members over the past few months. As sad as it is to see them go, it’s one of the wonderful things about fine art that we can remember them and their legacy through the works they leave with us.
Focused by Karen Offutt.

Editor’s Letter | Endless Experiments

The show includes some 100 works. A few of them are the familiar, showstopping masterworks depicting the ballet, and they are exquisite. But even more memorable are the many drawings, sketches, and studies assembled here as evidence of Degas’ relentless experimentation.
Brown’s Wash by Andy Taylor.

Editor’s Letter | Gaining Inspiration

Now there’s a phrase—“go in giving”—that’s worth taking to heart, especially during this time of year, and not just as it relates to the art world. Whether you’re an artist or an art lover or both, it’s an inspiring message to remember.