Art Events & Show Previews

In the May issue of Southwest Art, we introduced Show Previews—a new format for our coverage of art events. Each month, the editors will zero in on some of the most important events happening around the country. This new format allows us to offer substantial information about each event, along with plenty of big, beautiful images of works included in the show. Click on the links below to view the individual Show Previews in each issue.

Jenness Cortez, Charlie’s Horses, acrylic, 24 x 30.

Auction Preview | The Russell

The Russell Exhibition and Sale is a centerpiece of Western Art Week in Great Falls, MT, a collection of art events that take place across Charles M. Russell’s hometown each spring.

Len Chmiel, Weatherworn, Big Bend Park, oil, 28 x 30.

Show Preview | Coors Western Art Show

Readers with New Year’s resolutions to view (and perhaps invest in) more art in 2016 needn’t look further than the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, a venerable show held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO. In its 23rd year, the show features 62 contemporary representational artists from North...

Dan Young, That Last Moment, oil, 24 x 36.

Featured Event | Best of the West

“We asked the artists to submit what they consider their best new work for this exhibition,” says gallery director Julia Novy of Ann Korologos Gallery’s first Best of the West show. The show features the work of nine gallery-represented artists and opens with a reception on Friday, January 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Nelson Boren, Love Language, watercolor, 11 x 14.

Show Preview | Holiday Small Works Show

Legacy Gallery celebrates the season with its 15th Annual Holiday Small Works Show, which features a wide array of artwork, all sized no larger than 12 by 16 inches. More than 100 artists, including Legacy’s top painters and sculptors as well as a few guests, each bring several works to the exhibition.