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.

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Show Preview | Daggett & Gonzales

On Friday, July 8, Total Arts Gallery presents the works of two area painters, Ken Daggett and Damien M. Gonzales, whose work is rarely shown in Taos. “While they are both New Mexico landscape artists, Daggett and Gonzales’ interpretations are so entirely different,” says assistant gallery director Emily Wilde. “Damien paints very ethereal pieces...

Jove Wang, Sunset San Marco, 20 x 24.

Show Preview | Jove Wang & Mark Laguë

Artists Jove Wang and Mark Laguë capture powerful impressions of the subjects they paint. Rich in color and value contrasts, their oil paintings leave imprints on the mind long after viewing them. This month, the two accomplished painters bring new works to Waterhouse Gallery, inviting visitors into the landscapes and cityscapes of their travels....

Carolyn L. Barlock, Hummingbird Castle, porcelain, 22 x 8 x 6.

Show Preview | Sculpture in the Park

With its dedication to three-dimensional art and its grand scale, Sculpture in the Park remains the largest outdoor, juried sculpture show and sale in the United States. This year the show marks its 33rd anniversary, opening to the public on Saturday, August 13, at 9:30 a.m., and closing for the day at 6 p.m....

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.