Art Events & Show Previews

In the May issue of Southwest Art, we introduced Show Previews—a new format for our coverage of art events. Each month, the editors will zero in on some of the most important events happening around the country. This new format allows us to offer substantial information about each event, along with plenty of big, beautiful images of works included in the show. Click on the links below to view the individual Show Previews in each issue.

Erin Hanson, Autumn Tapestries, oil, 50 x 40.

Show Preview | The Orange Show

Hanson has been creating a painting a week for the last 10 years and says the practice has helped evolve her unique style, which she calls Open Impressionism. Recently, she was looking for a way to push that evolution even further. This resulted in her upcoming exhibition, The Orange Show, which features paintings that...

Ray Roberts, View Towards Horus Temple, Grand Canyon National Park, oil, 18 x 24.

Show Preview | Grand Canyon Group Show

This month at Maxwell Alexander Gallery, 12 western painters share their own contemporary takes on the Grand Canyon in a group show dedicated to the national park. The show opens on Saturday, October 8, with an artists’ reception at 6 p.m.

Dusty Road by Paul Kratter

Show Preview | En Plein Air Texas

etween October 23 and 28, the artists paint at designated areas in downtown San Angelo, on nearby ranches, along country roads, and in the parks and water lily gardens. Throughout the week, the artists can also be spotted painting en plein air along the banks of the North Concho River that flows through the...

Michael Chamberlain, North Tower, oil, 36 x 36.

Show Preview | Michael Chamberlain

In his solo show this month, California artist Michael Chamberlain wanted to present the city of San Francisco in its truest form. “I think this is a beautiful area. There are a lot of painters that paint the city very dark, and there’s a lot of rainy days,” Chamberlain says. “Hopefully I’ve done it...

Wendy Higgins, Apricot Dream, oil, 16 x 20.

Show Preview | Wendy Higgins

The artist is showing a new body of work in a solo show at Sage Creek Gallery this month. Higgins says there are 15 to 20 pieces that are small to medium size, with a few larger ones in the mix as well. She has paid special attention to the local, natural elements of...

Brenda Boylan, Intersection on 1st, pastel, 16 x 16.

Show Preview | Laguna Beach Plein Air

The invitational opens with a Quick Draw on Sunday, October 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. An artists’ reception and a live auction follow at Seven-Degrees gallery at 3 p.m. The live auction is a debut event in the invitational’s 18-year history.

Guido Frick, Riviera on Italian Coast, oil, 28 x 32.

Show Preview | Guido Frick

Nature’s beauty and bounty inspires Guido Frick, who returns to the United States for an immense solo show at Sunset Art Gallery this month. A preview of the show is offered from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, and the show opens on October 7, coinciding with Amarillo’s First Friday events.

Xiang Zhang, A Hundred Years Ago, oil, 48 x 54.

Show Preview | Xiang Zhang

This month, Southwest Gallery presents the artist’s most recent works in a solo show opening with an artist’s reception on Saturday, October 16, from 1 to 5 p.m. “We are constantly fascinated by the western aesthetics that Zhang brings to his paintings as he defines and salutes the American cowboy,” says gallery manager Melissa...

Edward Aldrich, Rugged Terrain, oil, 10 x 14.

Show Preview | Edward Aldrich

Guests attending the opening of Evergreen Fine Art’s solo show for wildlife painter Edward Aldrich, on Saturday, October 1, from 2 to 5 p.m., might notice that he seems remarkably at home as he greets his many fans and offers a brief talk about his latest oils.