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.

Lin Fengmian (1900-1991), Seated Lady and Dahlia, ink and color on paper, 26 x 26, MS Rau Antiques.

Show Preview | LA Art Show

The growth of the art scene fostered the annual LA Art Show, which is now in its 22nd year. The show opens at the LA Convention Center on Wednesday, January 11, with an opening-night preview and premiere party at 7 p.m. The exhibition continues through Sunday, January 15, and hosts more...

Show Preview | Coors Western Art Show

On Tuesday, January 3, Denver-area art lovers brave unpredictable weather to vie for work by some of the top names in representational art as the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale opens with a Red Carpet Gala Reception at 5:30 p.m. at the National Western Stock Show Complex.
Renee Buller, Mom’s Chickadees, oil, 8 x 8.

Show Preview | Miniature Masterpieces

Masterworks come in all shapes and sizes. This month, Evergreen Fine Art recognizes the world of small wonders—and the patience, concentration, and extraordinary dexterity needed to create them—with its sixth annual Miniature Masterpieces exhibition.

Show Preview | Kent Wallis

Utah artist Kent Wallis’ impressionistic paintings of flower gardens and Italian scenes have graced the walls of galleries for years, but now the artist is adding something new to his repertoire.
Margaretta Caesar, Coming or Going, oil, 9 x 12.

Show Preview | Holiday Show

Arts at Denver has long realized the potential of its annual holiday show as a chance for collectors to discover new work and as a way for the arts to give back to the community.
Howard Post, Clear Water, oil, 30 x 30.

Show Preview | Ranch Life

As the landscape of American ranch life continues to change with the tides, Maxwell Alexander Gallery’s group show this month invites viewers to savor slices of its preservation through the eyes of 12 contemporary painters.