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.

Daniel Gerhartz, Hopes and Dreams, oil, 30 x 24.

Spotlight | Oil Painters of America

On Friday, May 12, the Oil Painters of America unveils its 26th annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Cincinnati. The show opens with an artists’ reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and features the work of nearly 250 artists from all over the continental United States...

An artist works on Canyon Road during last year's Spring Art Festival.

Show Preview | Spring Art Festival

Artists travel from across the country to participate in the event, which is hosted by the Canyon Road Merchants Association. Attendees can watch artists working in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, bronze, ceramics, jewelry, and leather.

Britt Freda, Belgian d’Uccle, acrylic, 48 x 24.

Show Preview | Britt Freda

Freda reveals paintings of chickens completed over 12 years in a show titled The Year of the Cock, which opens at Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art on Friday, June 2, with an artist’s reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

Kim Casebeer, Fire and Ice, oil, 24 x 30.

Show Preview | Wanderlust

This month more than 50 leading North American painters celebrate wanderlust-inspired art in an invitational landscape exhibition at Howard/Mandville Gallery in downtown Kirkland, WA.

Ray Tracey, 14K Gold 5-Feather Inlaid Shield Pendant, coral, kingman turquoise, sugilite.

Show Preview | Day & Tracey

This month, Sorrel Sky Gallery celebrates the inspiration found in nature with an exhibition featuring two artists connected by their muse: landscape painter Stephen Day and Navajo jeweler and silversmith Ray Tracey.

Minas Halaj, Floral Mind #22, mixed media, 44 x 36.

Show Preview | Beverly Hills Art Show

The show opens on Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m., and continues throughout the weekend with artists from across the nation displaying work that runs the gamut from traditional representation to contemporary abstraction.

Glenn Dean, Contemplation, oil, 12 x 15.

Show Preview | Glenn Dean

This month Maxwell Alexander Gallery presents Into the Night, a solo show for Glenn Dean featuring 10 new paintings that explore the light at the end of the day and into the moonlit hours. The show opens with an artist’s reception on Saturday, May 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.