Category Archives: 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.

Great Success at ARTfeast

A festive stop on ARTfeast's Edible Art Tour

A great time was had by all—and money was raised for local youth art programs—at the 14th annual ARTfeast event in Santa Fe, held the weekend of February 25-27. Things kicked off on Friday afternoon at the Inn & Spa at Loretto, which hosted the Fashion Show & Luncheon. It was a festive scene as […]

Autry Awards

Among the Spirits of the Long-Ago People

Balmy, sunny Southern California weather greeted artists and art lovers at the annual Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale held at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 5. The event kicked off with an announcement of top awards at the Chuck Wagon Lunch, which took place outdoors […]

Artist to Watch: Amy Lind

The Jolly Joker & the Gentle Giant by Amy Lind

Amy Lind, 27, knows how to create a real circus. Recently the Los Angeles artist displayed her paintings depicting clowns, trapeze artists, and men on stilts in a show at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC. Gallery visitors probably didn’t realize the great lengths Amy went to in order to acquire authentic reference material for […]

Top Awards At Coors Show

A Glimpse of Lake Gadsby (oil, 32 x 42) by Skip Whitcomb

The 2011 annual Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale kicked off in Denver this week. The Red Carpet Reception held on Wednesday night featured paintings and sculptures by 61 top artists, mainly based in the West. On opening night Colorado’s Skip Whitcomb stood before his landscape painting, A Glimpse of Lake Gadsby, and beamed. An […]

Charleston Rolls Out the Red Carpet

Voice of the Tiger by Terry Strickland at Charleston's Robert Lange Studios

Charleston, SC, regularly makes the top ten lists for great vacation places—mossy Lowcountry terrain, pristine sandy beaches, and great restaurants where a bowl of She-crab soup is served with a cruet of sherry. But never mind the beaches and the bistros. After visiting this past weekend, art lovers should consider Charleston as a fabulous art […]

OPA Awards Announced

Yellow Roses by Robert Spooner

Congratulations to Colorado-based Robert Spooner, who took home the Gold Medal Award for his painting Yellow Roses at the annual Oil Painters of America’s Western Regional Exhibition & Sale held recently at Mountain Trails Gallery in Jackson, WY. Santa Fe oil and pastel artist Albert Handell judged the awards and made the announcement on opening […]

Artist of the Moment: Quang Ho

An illustration from Ansel and the Great Tree

Quang Ho is a busy man. In September he participated in the Western Visions show at the National Wildlife Museum in Jackson, WY. In October his paintings popped up in a group show at Gallery 1261 in Denver. In December Ho is participating in the American Art Invitational at Denver’s Saks Galleries as well as […]