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.

Howard Terpning, Blackfeet Storyteller, oil, 32 x 42. Estimate: $500,000-$750,000.

Auction Preview | Coeur d’Alene Art Auction

With combined sales reaching nearly $240 million over the last 10 years, there’s little doubt that this year’s Coeur d’Alene Art Auction will once again be a high point in the western art world. Of course, the event’s highlight is the auction itself, which takes place on Saturday, July 23, beginning at noon. But...

Rebecca Tobey, Sunrise Symphony, ceramic, 22 x 22 x 8.

Show Preview | Tobey & Richardson

Those who visit Ventana Fine Art between July 8 and 22 can witness mythical forces of the natural world at play in some 40 new works by sculptor Rebecca Tobey and abstract painter Jean Richardson. The title of the show, Forces of Nature, embodies the work of both artists, whose strong, earthy subjects capture...

Melinda K. Hall, Finch-Guy, oil, 14 x 14.

Show Preview | Melinda K. Hall

This month, Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art unveils 20 brand-new works from Melinda K. Hall. Although she started showing her work at the gallery just this past fall, Hall has been exhibiting in Santa Fe for 25 years. “This sort of celebrates the 25th year since my first show in Santa Fe,” Hall notes. “I’ve always...

Ben Steele, Giddy-Up, mixed media, 24 x 29 x 4.

Show Preview | Ben Steele

A solo show opening Friday, June 17, at Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art in Santa Fe brings together some 15 new works that reprise various themes Ben Steele calls his “greatest hits.” Among these: art history, western icons, crayons and coloring-book pages, museum observation paintings, old barns, motels, and “other stuff,” he says.

Sally O’Neill, Vineyard & Blue Sky, oil, 11 x 14, Haystack Gallery.

Show Preview | Plein Air & More

The Cannon Beach Gallery Group presents its eighth annual Plein Air & More event this month in a locale the National Geographic Society has named one of the 100 most beautiful places in the world.

Star Liana York, Horse Whispers, bronze, 12 x 15 x 9.

Show Preview | Star Liana York

This month and next, the clean, well-lit contemporary interiors of Sorrel Sky Gallery’s two locations are filled with the spirit of prehistoric sites like Lascaux, France, or Mesa Verde, CO, thanks to a new body of sculptures by Star Liana York.

Jamie Kirkland, Pond Reflections, oil, 24 x 36.

Show Preview | Jamie Kirkland

Santa Fe, NM Winterowd Fine Art, June 3-16 This story was featured in the June 2016 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art June 2016 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story. Winterowd Fine Art mounts an exhibition of new paintings by Jamie Kirkland this month,...

Dorothy Morgan, Grass Road and Trees, Late Summer, oil, 18 x 24.

Show Preview | Landscape Show

A group landscape show opens at John Pence Gallery with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Viewers can expect to see 50 to 60 paintings by 27 esteemed artists from across the country, including Dean Larson, Clark Mitchell, Jeremy Mann, Joseph McGurl, Jacob Collins, and Justin Hess.

Marshall Noice, Birch Grove Lakeside, oil, 75 x75.

Show Preview | Marshall Noice

Marshall Noice’s solo exhibition entitled Beneath the Sky opens on the first day of summer. His annual show at Waxlander Gallery, which includes an artist’s reception on Friday, June 24, from 5 to 8 p.m., features nearly 40 pieces that, like the season’s long days of light, are saturated with vivid color and luster.