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.

Hiu Lai Chong, All Aboard, oil, 18 x 14, last year’s Best in Show winner.

Show Preview | Maui Plein Air

When an artist experiences the Hawaiian island of Maui for the first time, its exquisite beauty is seen with fresh eyes. That’s sure to be the case at this month’s Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, which takes place February 13-21 in Lahaina, on Maui’s west side

Robert MacPherson, Ruby’s Vase With Sunflowers, oil, 18 x 14.

Show Preview | Love in Color

Tempting though it may be to say that love is in the air during Arts at Denver’s annual Valentine’s show this month, the passion actually is displayed on the walls, about a hundred times over, in works contributed by the 35 artists the gallery represents, plus a handful of guest artists.

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...