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.

Gladys Roldan-de-Moras, At the Lienzo, oil, 36 x 48.

Show Preview | Texas Masters

InSight Gallery tips its hat to some of the finest Texas painters working today. The gallery’s ninth annual Texas Masters show opens on Friday, March 3, with an artists’ reception at 6 p.m.

Noe Perez, Orange Cactus Flowers, oil, 12 x 12.

Show Preview | Noe Perez

The Texas painter opens his first major solo show, titled Allures of the Wild Horse Desert: Noe Perez and the Colors of South Texas, at William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art on Friday, March 3. The show kicks off with a reception on Saturday, March 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Angela Babby, Last Best Mirror Guy, enameled art glass, 12 x 12.

Show Preview | Cowgirl Up!

In a nod to women artists everywhere, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum celebrates women and their rightful place in the western art world with its annual Cowgirl Up! Art From the Other Half of the West show and sale next month.

Show Preview | Dreaming in French

Arts at Denver hosts Dreaming in French, Dreaming of Love, beginning on Friday, February 10, with an artists’ reception from 5 to 9 p.m. All of the gallery’s 35 artists, including new recruits Scott Mattlin and Lindsey Bittner Graham, were invited to contribute pieces that capture the essence of France.

John Buxton, Reunited, oil, 26 x30.

Show Preview | Masters of the American West

The prestigious Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, opens at the Autry on Saturday, February 11. On view are 275 paintings and sculptures by nationally esteemed artists Len Chmiel, Bill Anton, George Carlson, Kyle Polzin, Billy Schenck, Mick Doellinger, and 70 other top-billed names.

Show Preview | ARTsmart Dinner & Auction

This year’s ARTsmart New Mexico honorary artist, Melinda K. Hall, challenged students at Santa Fe High School to reach outside of their comfort zones. Hall worked with art students to create pieces that will be auctioned during the organization’s annual gala on Saturday, February 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

James McGrew, Honolua Bay Shimmer, oil, 20 x 16.

Show Preview | Maui Plein Air

The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, now in its 12th year, is bringing a variety of changes to the event, along with a host of new and returning painters. The weeklong event is sponsored by the Maui Arts League and has continued to grow at a rapid pace within the plein-air community.