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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!

Editor’s Letter | On Fire: Colorado wildfires and their impact on the art community

Beauty and Beast by Dave Santillanes, part of the Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction

Whether you live in the West or not, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the disastrous wildfires that seemed to consume the state of Colorado at the beginning of the summer. The High Park Fire near Fort Collins took on personal significance for me when my parents were notified to evacuate in the wee hours of a Sunday morning in mid-June…

Editor’s Letter | Oklahoma on My Mind: A report from the Prix de West art show

Waiting on Spring by Walt Gonske

It’s become a bit of a tradition on this page for me to share my thoughts on the Prix de West show each year. After all, it’s one of the western art world’s biggest parties, hosted in grand style each June by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. This year’s event was as impressive as ever…

Lasting Impressions Hurricane Relief Art Sale

Daniel Keys, Tea-Tins With Peaches, oil, 16 x 20.

In August 2011, the Schoharie Valley in New York was devastated by flooding from Hurricane Irene. Far inland from the coast, Schohaire Creek rose above its banks and flooded local towns and fields; destroyed crops; drowned livestock; contaminated food and water sources; and destroyed roads, bridges, homes, and businesses. Local artist Jonathan Stasko, moved to […]