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.

Hai-Ou Hou, Heroica, oil, 36 x 48.

Show Preview | Hai-Ou Hou

Hou presents a new body of work from her yearly trips to Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, and Sedona, AZ. The show opens on Friday, September 8, with a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
September Vhay, Deer Run Mystics, oil, 24 x 24.

Show Preview | Buffalo Bill Art Show

The 36th annual show first opens to the public with a reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 25, at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, where paintings and sculptures by 106 top western artists are on view.
Jim Eppler, Raven XID, bronze, 17 x 14 x 9.

Show Preview | B.C. Nowlin & Jim Eppler

Manitou Galleries brings together the art of painter B.C. Nowlin and sculptor Jim Eppler this month in a two-man show at its West Palace Avenue location. In this combined collection of more than 40 pieces—on view beginning Friday, August 4.
Peggy McGivern, Chance Encounter, mixed media, 24 x 24.

Show Preview | Peggy McGivern

McGivern's latest show, titled Visual Thoughts: Kindred Memories and Dreams, is the culmination of those memories and inspirations on canvas—an ode to her family and families everywhere.
Kathy Anderson, Red Spring With Ruby and Tulips, oil, 16 x 15.

Show Preview | Kathy Anderson & Mark Boedges

Several years ago, Legacy Gallery general manager Scott Jones traveled to Vermont to observe the Putney Painters—the group made famous by the venerable alla prima master Richard Schmid. Jones was so impressed that he later invited the group to do an exhibition at Legacy’s Scottsdale gallery.