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.

Xiang Zhang, A Hundred Years Ago, oil, 48 x 54.

Show Preview | Xiang Zhang

This month, Southwest Gallery presents the artist’s most recent works in a solo show opening with an artist’s reception on Saturday, October 16, from 1 to 5 p.m. “We are constantly fascinated by the western aesthetics that Zhang brings to his paintings as he defines and salutes the American cowboy,” says gallery manager Melissa...

Edward Aldrich, Rugged Terrain, oil, 10 x 14.

Show Preview | Edward Aldrich

Guests attending the opening of Evergreen Fine Art’s solo show for wildlife painter Edward Aldrich, on Saturday, October 1, from 2 to 5 p.m., might notice that he seems remarkably at home as he greets his many fans and offers a brief talk about his latest oils.

Jane Chavez, Alazan, horsehair/sterling silver/mixed media, 2 ¾ x 6.

Show Preview | Conrad & Chavez

This month Sorrel Sky Gallery celebrates the art of American West painter Bonnie Conrad and basket weaver Jane Chavez in a show titled Preserving a Moment, Preserving an Art. The show opens with an artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 6.

Jody Rigsby, Paisley and Gold, oil, 11 x 14.

Show Preview | Caesar, Olson & Rigsby

On Friday, October 21, Arts at Denver presents a show of recent works by three Denver-area artists: Margaretta Caesar, Mikael Olson, and Jody Rigsby. “Margaretta’s and Mikael’s works are very painterly,” says gallery owner Paula Colette Conley. “Everyone just loves their work. Jody’s paintings are charming and unique, and she really gets her animals.”...

Edward Aldrich, Edward Aldrich, On the Prowl, oil, 32 x 26.

Show Preview | Western Visions Show & Sale

Collectors who love wildlife subject matter, and anyone for whom nature’s creatures strike a chord, is well advised to head to Jackson’s National Museum of Wildlife Art this month. That’s where, for the 29th consecutive time in the museum’s 29-year history, top animal artists converge to showcase and sell their works in the institution’s...

Paula Swain, Capitol Reef Trail (Capitol Reef National Park), oil, 30 x 30.

Show Preview | Celebration of Art

The eighth annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art takes place this month with a weeklong series of events throughout Grand Canyon National Park, culminating in an exhibition that highlights the grandeur of the American wilderness.

Jeff Cochran, Talpina Road, Taos, NM, oil, 34 x 36.

Show Preview | Jeff Cochran

On September 16, Manitou Galleries unveils 15 to 20 new works by Taos landscape painter Jeff Cochran in a solo show at its Canyon Road location opening with an artist’s reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mary Alayne Thomas, Whispered Stories in the Shadow of the Flowers, watercolor/encaustic, 10 x 10.

Show Preview | Mary Alayne Thomas

Twenty new works by the artist are on view this month at Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art in a solo show fittingly titled Storytelling. The show opens on September 2 with an artist’s reception at 5 p.m. The title speaks to the subtle visual narratives that ripple through Thomas’ dreamlike watercolor-and-encaustic works.