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.

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.

Dave Santillanes, Memories of the Fremont, Study, oil, 9 x 12.

Featured Event | Miniature Masterpieces

Evergreen Fine Art recognizes that big things come in small packages with its sixth annual Miniature Masterpieces show. The exhibition features 50 artists selected from Evergreen’s stable, along with several guests, and offers well over 100 pieces, all of which measure less than 120 square inches.

Glenn Dean, Navajo Moonrise, oil, 16 x 20.

Show Preview | Monument Valley

Culver City, CA Maxwell Alexander Gallery, December 5-26 This story was featured in the December 2015 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art December 2015 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story Monument Valley, a sandstone masterpiece composed of pinnacles that tower up to a thousand feet...

Bert Geer Phillips, A Daughter of the Water Clan, oil, 25 x 31.

Auction Preview | Santa Fe Art Auction

The Santa Fe Art Auction at Gerald Peters Gallery starts Saturday, November 14, at 1:30 p.m. with in-person, phone, and online bidding all available and offers a stellar mix of works by top contemporary and historic painters and sculptors.