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.

Mary Garrish, River Road, oil, 16 x 20.

Spotlight | Women Painters of the Southeast

In a preview from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8, art lovers get their first peek at the more than 150 artworks in the fifth annual Women Painters of the Southeast Juried Members’ Exhibition and Sale at the Arts Depot in Abingdon, VA.

Valerie Collymore, Red Boathouse Revisited, oil, 30 x 40.

Show Preview | Valerie Collymore

Many of us long for an escape to Provence, a fantasy so vivid that we can practically smell the spicy camphor crush of lavender beneath our feet. Valerie Collymore’s 20 impressionistic canvases capturing the region are on display this month in her solo show at Fountainhead Gallery, entitled Oil Paintings From Provence: Landscapes, Seascapes,...

Andrew Denman, Modern Dance, acrylic, 35 x 24.

Show Preview |Andrew Denman

Great egrets, pink flamingos, and lilac-breasted rollers—wildlife artist Andrew Denman captures both the exotic and the everyday birds that inhabit various locales around the world. Denman shows his recent body of work this month in The Modern Wild, an exhibit at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum.

Suzanne Wiggin, Kristina, oil, 24 x 30.

Show Preview | Suzanne Wiggin

Taos, NM, artist Suzanne Wiggin captures the vernal shifts—and the blossoming potential therein—in Wellspring, her solo show featuring a dozen new paintings and monotype prints. The show opens at Winterowd Fine Art on Friday, April 22.

Logan Maxwell Hagege, This Mountain of Mine, oil, 30 x 30.

Show Preview | Logan Maxwell Hagege

Logan Maxwell Hagege says that his solo show, which opens on April 9 at Maxwell Alexander Gallery, is a homecoming of sorts: Titled The West, it’s Hagege’s first official solo show in Los Angeles County.

Suzie Greer Baker, Music for Mary, oil, 9 x 12.

Show Preview | Plein Air Southwest Salon

Some of the best open-air painters in the United States gather to show their work in this month’s Plein Air Southwest Salon organized by the Outdoor Painters Society. Many of the artists attend the opening reception on Saturday, April 9, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Eanger I Couse, Trout Stream, oil, 20 x 24.

Auction Preview | Scottsdale Art Auction

Consider the thrills likely to occur at the 11th annual Scottsdale Art Auction on Saturday, April 2. A total of 385 different lots come on the block during two sessions: the first from 9:30 a.m. to around noon, and the second, following a generous sandwich buffet, from 1 to around 5 p.m.