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 | 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

Editor’s Letter | Tough Choices

Judging the Artistic Excellence competition

Free eBook on Portrait Artist Rising Stars

Portrait artists have the stunning ability to paint and draw peoples’ likenesses. In the scheme of things, this is one of the most powerful abilities a representational artist has. In our Southwest Art Collector’s Guide to Portraiture & Portrait Artist Rising Stars, you get a roadmap to this genre and knowledge...

Contemporary Plein Air Painters from Southwest Art

New Plein Air Painting Resource Guide

Southwest Art Collector’s Guide to Contemporary Plein Air Painters is the latest resource guide created by the editors and writers of Southwest Art magazine that focuses specifically on plein air artists in the contemporary art world. In Southwest Art Collector’s Guide to Contemporary Plein Air Painters, you will find a portfolio-style...