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.

Barbara Meikle, Your Inner Owl, oil, 24 x 24.

Show Preview | Barbara Meikle

Meikle presents her annual one-woman show this month featuring a new body of work. The show, titled Color to the Rescue, opens on Friday, May 25, with an artist’s reception at 7 p.m.
Yoshiko Yamamoto, Coastal Oaks, linoleum print, 11 x 17.

Show Preview | Beverly Hills Art Show

Set against the pristine backdrop of Beverly Gardens Park, the event opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, and continues through the weekend with booths featuring a variety of painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and printmaking.
Sonya Caywood, Better Days, oil, 10 x 10.

Show Preview | Phippen Western Art Show

On Saturday, May 26, the Phippen Museum kicks off its 44th annual outdoor western art show and sale at the historic courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott, AZ, where more than 90 juried fine artists from around the country showcase their latest works in seven different mediums.
Beth Bathe, Pigeon Cove Station, oil, 20 x 16.

Show Preview | Plein Air Southwest

This year’s event is a departure from the salon-style exhibition format of previous years. Instead, it opens with a six-day paint-out beginning on Monday, May 21, when artists start their work en plein air along the coastline.
Ray Swanson, Arvena and Her Herd, oil, 49 x 30. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000.

Auction Preview | Scottsdale Art Auction

Paintings and sculptures by some of the biggest names in western fine art hit the auction block on Saturday, April 7, at the annual Scottsdale Art Auction, where western, wildlife, and sporting works by both historic and leading contemporary artists are up for bid.