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.

Mark English, Geisha in Red, mixed media, 46 x 30.

Show Preview | Mark English

Jones & Terwilliger Galleries in Palm Desert, CA, is showcasing his fine-art talent in a solo show starting Saturday, March 11, with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Over 25 mixed-media works are on view, displaying his alchemy of paint and unusual materials.
Western Reservation floor rug, circa 1950, 13 x 7 feet. Estimate: $9,000-$12,000.

Auction Preview | March in Montana

This year, for its 30th anniversary, the annual March in Montana auction moves to Elks Lodge No. 214 in Great Falls, MT—the very lodge that C.M. Russell was inducted into in 1908. Some 730 western artworks and artifacts are up for bid at noon on Friday and Saturday, March 17 and...

Jean Hildebrant, Prayer, pastel, 24 x 18.

Show Preview | Arizona Pastel Artists

After hosting successful statewide shows, the organization decided to conquer a new challenge with its National Open Show. The show opens with up to 90 juried paintings on view beginning April 13 at the Sedona Arts Center.
Gladys Roldan-de-Moras, At the Lienzo, oil, 36 x 48.

Show Preview | Texas Masters

InSight Gallery tips its hat to some of the finest Texas painters working today. The gallery’s ninth annual Texas Masters show opens on Friday, March 3, with an artists’ reception at 6 p.m.
Noe Perez, Orange Cactus Flowers, oil, 12 x 12.

Show Preview | Noe Perez

The Texas painter opens his first major solo show, titled Allures of the Wild Horse Desert: Noe Perez and the Colors of South Texas, at William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art on Friday, March 3. The show kicks off with a reception on Saturday, March 4, from 6 to 8:30...

Angela Babby, Last Best Mirror Guy, enameled art glass, 12 x 12.

Show Preview | Cowgirl Up!

In a nod to women artists everywhere, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum celebrates women and their rightful place in the western art world with its annual Cowgirl Up! Art From the Other Half of the West show and sale next month.

Show Preview | Dreaming in French

Arts at Denver hosts Dreaming in French, Dreaming of Love, beginning on Friday, February 10, with an artists’ reception from 5 to 9 p.m. All of the gallery’s 35 artists, including new recruits Scott Mattlin and Lindsey Bittner Graham, were invited to contribute pieces that capture the essence of France.