By Kim Agricola & Mackenzie McCreary
It’s time once again to celebrate the next generation of artists! In the following pages you’ll meet 21 artists under the age of 31 who are worth watching. Some are still in college while others are beginning to make their ways in the art world. They hail from around the West and across the country, and their artwork is just as diverse as their home states. From still lifes to figures and from traditional to contemporary, we think you’ll find much to admire in this collection.
Elizabeth Marcial, Post and Kearny, watercolor, 24 x 18.
Taylor Correa, Ether, oil, 14 x 11.
Lillian Blouin, Oxygen O8, oil, 23 x 23.
Stephanie Thomson, Baby Brynn, oil, 12 x 9.
Obrianna Cornelius, Defense of the Nation, watercolor, 13 x 18.
Moritaka Suzuki, Mandarin Still Life, oil, 10 x 12.
Charity Anderson, Fleeting Light, oil, 9 x 12.
Forrest Dickison, Spring Valley Evening, oil, 18 x 24.
Tara Radosevich, Ride ’Em Cowboy, acrylic, 16 x 20.
Kai Lun Qu, Hachi, oil, 12 x 9.
Zech Ray, Portrait of the Artist’s Father—The Scholar, oil, 20 x 24.
Emilae Belo, Gruszki i Porem, oil, 18 x 12.
Sarah K. Good, African Children, conté, 19 x 24.
Kathryn Engberg, Raven’s Butterflies, oil, 14 x 11.
Chelsea Herron, Ducks in a Row, oil, 7 x 6.
Randi Ford, Golden Hues, acrylic, 40 x 40.
Riley Doyle, Release, oil, 18 x 30.
Gustavo Ramos, Frail, oil, 15 x 13.
Ciara Barsotti, Rainbow Bridge in the Year 2525, acrylic, 18 x 24.
Shannon Castor, Crater Lakes Trail, oil, 40 x 30.
Kristen Eisenbraun, Wildflower, oil, 24 x 36.
This story was featured in the September 2018 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art September 2018 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.
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