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.

Melinda K. Hall, Finch-Guy, oil, 14 x 14.

Show Preview | Melinda K. Hall

This month, Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art unveils 20 brand-new works from Melinda K. Hall. Although she started showing her work at the gallery just this past fall, Hall has been exhibiting in Santa Fe for 25 years. “This sort of celebrates the 25th year since my first show in Santa Fe,” Hall notes. “I’ve always...

Show Preview | Ben Steele

A solo show opening Friday, June 17, at Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art in Santa Fe brings together some 15 new works that reprise various themes Ben Steele calls his “greatest hits.” Among these: art history, western icons, crayons and coloring-book pages, museum observation paintings, old barns, motels, and “other stuff,” he says.

Show Preview | Plein Air & More

The Cannon Beach Gallery Group presents its eighth annual Plein Air & More event this month in a locale the National Geographic Society has named one of the 100 most beautiful places in the world.

Show Preview | Star Liana York

This month and next, the clean, well-lit contemporary interiors of Sorrel Sky Gallery’s two locations are filled with the spirit of prehistoric sites like Lascaux, France, or Mesa Verde, CO, thanks to a new body of sculptures by Star Liana York.

Show Preview | Jamie Kirkland

Santa Fe, NM Winterowd Fine Art, June 3-16 This story was featured in the June 2016 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art June 2016 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story. Winterowd Fine Art mounts an exhibition of new paintings by Jamie Kirkland this month,...

Show Preview | Landscape Show

A group landscape show opens at John Pence Gallery with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Viewers can expect to see 50 to 60 paintings by 27 esteemed artists from across the country, including Dean Larson, Clark Mitchell, Jeremy Mann, Joseph McGurl, Jacob Collins, and Justin Hess.

Show Preview | Marshall Noice

Marshall Noice’s solo exhibition entitled Beneath the Sky opens on the first day of summer. His annual show at Waxlander Gallery, which includes an artist’s reception on Friday, June 24, from 5 to 8 p.m., features nearly 40 pieces that, like the season’s long days of light, are saturated with vivid color and luster.

Show Preview | International Invitational

For the third year, 717 Gallery Fine Art hosts an invitational show featuring the work of top painters. In previous years, the show has had a national focus; however, with the addition of works by Tibor Nagy of Slovakia, this year the show has a wider scope and a new name to match.