Southwest Art Blog

Hear directly from the editors of Southwest Art in this art blog. Discussions of how to begin an art collection are found here as well as reflections on the latest contemporary American artists creating landscape paintings, still life paintings, and more. We delve into cowboy art and Native American art too, plus updates on art competitions, art shows, art exhibitions, and more.

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. Auction sales totaled...

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 their studios, if...

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 Vandewark Miniatures Show,...