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.

Roland Lee, Cathedral Mountain, watercolor, 6 x 9.

Show Preview | Chasing Light

Artists begin painting on Sunday, July 2, at various locations within 40 miles of Cedar City. Pieces created during the event are exhibited for sale at the museum beginning on Friday, July 7, with the Wet Paint Gala and Sale that evening.

Rande Cook, Emerging Frog, red cedar, 11 x 8.

Show Preview | Emergence

The show features a new generation of more than 30 First Nation artists, represented by works from five different private collections. The show is on display through September 4.

Edward Gonzales, La Vida Bella, oil, 44 x 40.

Show Preview | Edward Gonzales

To honor his long career as an artist, Acosta Strong Fine Art is featuring Gonzales in his second solo show at the Santa Fe gallery on July 24, which coincides with the annual Spanish Market and Contemporary Hispanic Market events.

Joseph Lorusso, At Days End, oil, 34 x 34.

Show Preview | Joseph Lorusso

This month, in his first solo show at McLarry Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM, Lorusso introduces as many as 14 new oil paintings that reveal an expressive departure from his traditionally subtle palette.

Albert Scharf, April Moon 875, oil, 55 x 42.

Show Preview | Albert Scharf

The artist is bringing a new series of 12 paintings to Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art to display from June 23 to July 7. The opening reception is held on Friday, June 23, from 5 to 7 p.m.