You’ll love this issue of Southwest Art if:
- You love the bright colors and fresh look of today’s new western art.
- You love high season in Santa Fe, where—and when—art takes center stage.
- You love new takes on classic art techniques from landscapes to still lifes and the Art of the West.
In this issue of Southwest Art, we’ll introduce you to two artists taking a new approach to western themes. Landscape painter David Jonason developed his cubist-inspired painting techniques while doing graphics work in the television industry. Today he practices his fine art full time, bringing a contemporary look to the southwestern landscape. Jackson Hole, WY, ensnared the heart of then-architect-graduate September Vhay when she visited the resort town before settling into a career. Although she only meant to spend a ski season there, she never left. After several years of listening to its siren song—raven calls and hoof beats—while she minded her architectural career and painted on the side, Vhay finally took the leap into full-time fine art. Today the artist creates pared-down renderings of horses and local Wyoming wildlife.
Also in this issue, you’ll meet still-life artist Deborah Bays, who’s bringing new life to the classic still life, and Mark Gould, who pushes color and painting techniques on every landscape canvas he produces. And we peek inside Robert C. Jackson’s studio in Kennett Square, PA.
Take an art-show tour of the West with a lineup of the shows you won’t want to miss in Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado, and Oregon.
Other columns in the August 2013 issue of Southwest Art include:
From the Editor: News from the Prix de West show
Artists to Watch: Daniel Mark Cassity, McGarren Flack, Ezra Suko
I Saw it in SWA!: Paintings and sculpture sold from our pages
Mark Gould thrives outside the box.
By Rosemary Carstens
A visit with Robert C. Jackson at his studio in Kennett Square, PA. By Bonnie Gangelhoff
Still Life in Motion
Deborah Bays pushes a classical genre into the fourth dimension. By Bonnie Gangelhoff
David Jonason captures the southwestern landscape with a bold new visual vocabulary. By Norman Kolpas
The Essence of Grace
September Vhay strips away the excess to focus on serenity and beauty. By Gussie Fauntleroy
Eyes on the Skies
Meet 12 artists who capture the elusive and changing skies.
50th Anniversary Show
Trailside Galleries, Jackson, WY
Auction in Santa Fe
Hilton Hotel, Santa Fe, NM
Willamette Valley Plein Air
Art Elements Gallery, Newberg, OR
B.C. Nowlin & Star Liana York
Manitou Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
Connie Dillman & Deb Kaylor
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY
Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY
Downtown Santa Fe, NM
Astoria Fine Art, Jackson, WY
Barbara Meikle Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
Greenberg Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Plein Air Artists Colorado
Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO
From the Editor
News from the Prix de West show
Artists to Watch
Daniel Mark Cassity, McGarren Flack, Ezra Suko
I Saw it in SWA!
Paintings and sculpture sold from our pages