Art Events & Show Previews

Our Show Previews and Auction Previews offer in-depth coverage of the top art events happening in the West and beyond. Each month, the editors zero in on some of the most important openings, invitationals, exhibitions, auctions, fairs, festivals, and more around the country. We offer substantial information about each event, along with plenty of big, beautiful images of works that are in the show. Click on the links below to get great information on every event we’ve covered.

Linda Loeschen, In the Wind, watermedia, 24 x 24.

Show Preview | Watermedia Exhibition

For more than 40 years, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia has held its annual juried exhibition in the foothills of Colorado. This year, it moves to the Center for the Arts Evergreen for its 44th National Exhibition.

Logan Maxwell Hagege, Desert Meeting, oil, 30 x 50. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000.

Auction Preview | Jackson Hole Art Auction

This month Trailside Galleries of Jackson and Gerald Peters Gallery of Santa Fe partner to present the 11th annual Jackson Hole Art Auction, with over 350 lots of both contemporary and historic fine art up for bid in two sessions.

Margaret Nes, Peace Crane Sky, pastel, 19 x 25.

Show Preview | Pastel Legends

Collectors and artists alike revere Mary Silverwood and Margaret Nes for their deep mastery of the pastel medium. Legends in their own right, both women have distinct, signature styles that are on display at Ventana Fine Art this month.

Tim Cherry, River Run, bronze, 15 x 24 x 6, collection of Dean and Kathy Zervas.

Show Preview | Best of the Best

The second Best of the Best Retrospective Exhibit and Sale returns to the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve this month with a selection of old and new works by eight prominent artists.

Brent Jensen, Pasadena City Hall Fountain, oil, 18 x 24.

Show Preview | Cabrera, Jensen & Gang

This month Tirage Fine Art Gallery highlights three painters—Xu Gang, Brent Jensen, and Armand Cabrera—who work in a range of these impressionistic styles in a show that opens with an artists’ reception on Saturday, September 9, at 5 p.m.