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.

Sydney Laurence, Mount McKinley, Alaska, oil, 20 x 15. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000.

Auction Preview | California & Western Auction

The Fortune work is just one of 125 pieces of American western art—each valued at $4,000 or more, and spanning the 19th century through the present—that go to the block at 6 p.m. at Bonhams’ Los Angeles location. The auction is simulcast at its San Francisco location as well.
John Clymer, Stalking Buffalo, oil, 16 x 20. Estimate: $80,000-$120,000.

Auction Preview | Arts of the American West

The auction presents more than 400 lots replete with paintings, drawings, and bronzes by early and contemporary western artists, including quintessential works by John Clymer and Wilson Hurley. Also on the auction block are Navajo textiles, Pueblo pottery, southwestern jewelry, beadwork, and basketry. The auction preview opens at 10 a.m. on...

Show Preview | Windows to the Divine

Titled Abstraction & Representation: Finding Common Ground, the show, which opens on Thursday, November 17, also spotlights, for the first time, a host of abstract artists alongside the usual cadre of mainly representational artists.
Martha Walter, Bathers by the Sea, oil, 18 x 26. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000.

Auction Preview | American Art Auction

That is decidedly not the case, however, with Heritage Auctions, the world’s third-largest house, as evidenced by its latest American Art Signature Auction on November 12 starting at 11 a.m. in its Dallas Design District showroom.
Louis Escobedo, Canyon View, oil, 12 x 16.

Show Preview | Louis Escobedo

Postcards From the West, the title of Louis Escobedo’s new show, may lead those attending the opening reception—which takes place at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center on Friday, November 4, from 6 to 9 p.m.—to expect a travelogue-style exhibition of familiar sights from a month-long trip the artist and his...

The original painting: Robert Spooner, Studio Arrangement, oil, 36 x 30.

Show Preview | Crossover

Contemporary abstract expressionist Doug Kacena jokes that he’s been trying to pin down the 30-second “elevator pitch” for his show Crossover, which opens November 5 at Mike Wright Gallery during Denver Arts Week.
Michelle Dunaway, Alaskan Doll, oil, 26 x 18.

Show Preview | Michelle Dunaway

In her upcoming solo show, artist Michelle Dunaway explores the nature of humanity in a series of portraits from her recent travels around the world. The show, entitled Journeys, graces the walls of InSight Gallery throughout the month of November, with an opening reception on November 4 from 6 to 8...