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.

Miguel Martinez, Saint Maria Laura, oil, 29 x 23.

Show Preview | Taos 6

Art-historical, geographic, and practical reasons lie behind the group show Taos 6, which opens on November 16 at Manitou Galleries in Santa Fe, NM. The show focuses on the half-dozen artists in the gallery’s stable who live and paint in Taos today.
Billy Hassell, Roadrunner With Butterflies and Grasshopper, oil, 50 x 48.

Show Preview | Billy Hassell

Fort Worth-based Billy Hassell’s self-described “stylized, expressive interpretations of nature” are on view this month in a solo show at William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art. His latest works focus primarily on endangered and extinct birds.
Michael Klein, Drying Off, oil, 28 x 36.

Show Preview | Michael Klein

A major change of scenery has brought a dramatic shift of subject matter for painter Michael Klein, as is evident in his solo show opening this month at Maxwell Alexander Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.
John Fawcett, Waiting for a Clear Shot, oil, 18 x 24.

Show Preview | 30th Anniversary Show 

Legacy Gallery’s 30th anniversary art show and sale gets underway early on Saturday, November 3, with a lively sculpture demonstration by artist John Coleman and an enlightening presentation by artist C. Michael Dudash about the impact of illustration on western fine art.
E. Martin Hennings, Taos Maiden, oil, 12 x 14. Estimate: $80,000-$120,000.

Auction Preview | Santa Fe Art Auction

The annual Santa Fe Art Auction returns with more than 200 stellar lots, including sought-after works by the Taos Society of Artists and by today's leading western artists and American realists like William Acheff and Richard Schmid.