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.

Show Targets Top Still-Life Painters

Channeling Johns (oil, 50 x 40) by Robert C. Jackson.

Robert C. Jackson is known for juxtaposing disparate elements into playful, complex compositions sprinkled with wit and hidden meanings. On the other hand Daniel Sprick creates elegant, haunting tableaux which can combine creepy skeletons with lithesome flowers. On October 15 Jackson and Sprick are two of the prominent artists who are participating in a visual […]

Awards & Bidding Wars

That Certain Smile by Don Crowley

The annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival unfolded this past weekend amid a series of sunny days and chilly nights. One of the highlights was the Western Visions show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. By the way, the museum is a piece of artwork itself—a low-slung building constructed of red sandstone that blends […]

Simply Divine: Colorado Plein-Air Event


Taos-based painter Clive Tyler took home the Best of Show award at the Windows to the Divine Invitational Paint Out and show held at Evergreen Fine Art near Denver on Saturday. Clive’s winning piece, “Colorado Flow,” also received the Collectors’ Choice Award. Other top awards went to Colorado painters Ron Hicks, Robert Spooner, and Pem […]