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.

Minas Halaj, Floral Mind #22, mixed media, 44 x 36.

Show Preview | Beverly Hills Art Show

The show opens on Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m., and continues throughout the weekend with artists from across the nation displaying work that runs the gamut from traditional representation to contemporary abstraction.

Glenn Dean, Contemplation, oil, 12 x 15.

Show Preview | Glenn Dean

This month Maxwell Alexander Gallery presents Into the Night, a solo show for Glenn Dean featuring 10 new paintings that explore the light at the end of the day and into the moonlit hours. The show opens with an artist’s reception on Saturday, May 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Patricia Watwood, Flowers, oil, 22 x 20.

Show Preview | Gold Medal Exhibition

The California Art Club’s annual Gold Medal Exhibition, one of the nation’s premier displays of traditional fine art, kicks off this month with the Artists’ Gala Reception, a ticketed event, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.

Tina Bohlman, Waitin’ for the Crew, watercolor, 20 x 24.

Show Preview | Plein Air Southwest Salon

Spring has sprung and it’s time once again to celebrate the art of plein-air painting at the 12th annual Plein Air Southwest Salon, an exhibition and sale of more than 200 colorful creations by top plein-air artists from around the country.

Mark Bailey, Xiao Bao Nocturne, oil, 40 x 30.

Show Preview | Governor’s Art Show

It’s more than just the finest Colorado painters and sculptors coming together in one exhibition—there are also live music performances, flash mobs, opera singers, a plein-air festival, bagpipers, and more.