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!

Scouting Party by Charles M. Russell

Event Report | The Russell

In Great Falls, MT, recently, The Russell event set an all-time record for sales with a gross total of $7.8 million—better than the previous record of $6.9 million, set last year. One of the highlights was the Live Auction, which was held at the Mansfield Convention Center in downtown Great Falls....

Free Figurative Art Collector’s Guide

Everlasting is not easy to come by in our day and age, but one genre of art that is seemingly everlasting is figurative art. Whether an artist has just started her career or is an established artist, whether they have traveled far and wide or choose to never stray far from...

Michael Blessing, Members Only, oil, 48 x 30.

Event Report | Western Spirit Art Show

This past weekend, more than 500 collectors and art lovers attended the 34th annual edition of the Western Spirit Art Show in Cheyenne, WY, at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Opening-night festivities included not only the sale of nearly 300 original artworks by 100 juried artists, but also the...

Peggy Immel, Seven Below, oil, 9 x 12.

Editor’s Letter | A Sense of Place

Moving around vs. staying put
Midnight Arbuckle by R.S. Riddick

Event Report | Cowboy Artists of America & More

Welcome! This month we’re introducing a new series of blogs where you can read all about what happened at recent events in the western art world. We’ll report on the latest shows, auctions, fairs, festivals, and more, focusing on the most important events featuring top-notch artists. We know you can’t always...