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.

Suzie Greer Baker, Music for Mary, oil, 9 x 12.

Show Preview | Plein Air Southwest Salon

Some of the best open-air painters in the United States gather to show their work in this month’s Plein Air Southwest Salon organized by the Outdoor Painters Society. Many of the artists attend the opening reception on Saturday, April 9, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Eanger I Couse, Trout Stream, oil, 20 x 24.

Auction Preview | Scottsdale Art Auction

Consider the thrills likely to occur at the 11th annual Scottsdale Art Auction on Saturday, April 2. A total of 385 different lots come on the block during two sessions: the first from 9:30 a.m. to around noon, and the second, following a generous sandwich buffet, from 1 to around 5 p.m.

Margie Crisp, Indigo Bunting and Beauty Berry, egg tempera/ gold leaf, 11 x 14.

Show Preview | The Wilds of Texas

As William Reaves Fine Art celebrates its 10th anniversary and moves into a new era of leadership, it is also recognizing its deep Texas roots with a show devoted to the flora and fauna of the Lone Star State.

Sharon Markwardt, Pair of Jacks and an Ass, oil, 24 x 36.

Featured Event | Cowgirl Up!

A decade ago, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum brought together 56 women artists for a show that celebrated their unique contributions to the West’s artistic legacy. Over the years that event, called Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West Invitational Exhibition & Sale, has steadily grown in stature and evolved into...