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.

George Hallmark, La Parroquia, oil, 36 x 36.

Show Preview | George Hallmark

So, for the momentous occasion—his first full one-man show in nearly 20 years—he completed 20 new oil paintings that portray the pastoral towns and back roads of his travels with his wife, Lisa. The exhibit opens at Legacy Gallery on Saturday, March 18, with an artist’s reception and sale by draw at 5 p.m.

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 18.

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.