For almost two decades now, we’ve been publishing our “21 Under 31” issue every September, and each year I’m blown away by the artwork these twenty-somethings are creating.
It was another banner year at the annual Prix de West Invitational, held in June at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
As collectors of fine art, we have the opportunity to learn so many fascinating things about artists and the artworks they create.
The beauty and transformative power of nature, in all its many forms, is the focus of this month’s issue.
Putting together an issue of Southwest Art always involves hard work, tough decisions, and a little bit of good fortune. But some issues also involve the element of surprise, in the form of coincidences, unexpected parallels.
Artists’ choice awards are special because they represent the consensus of a group of experts who are intimately familiar with what they’re judging.
In this month’s issue, we’re trying to re-create that experience for you as much as possible. Although we can’t put you face-to-face with each featured artist (wouldn’t it be great if we could!), we’ve included interviews in which the artists speak directly to our questions about some of their most significant recent works.
In this month’s special section on landscape painting, which starts on page 66, you’ll find many scenic views to peruse. And whether you share my appreciation for winter’s beauty or not, I hope you’ll share my admiration for the talent of these painters.
Ask me to name a favorite artist, and I’m at a loss; there are far too many wonderful artists to pick just one. But ask me to name some of my favorite artists’ groups, and the Taos Society of Artists would certainly be near the top of the list. I’ve always been drawn to...
It’s time once again to showcase the winners of our annual Artistic Excellence competition, along with some of the 100 entries (out of about 1,500 total) that made it to the final round of judging.