You’ll love this issue of Southwest Art if:
- You love the bold, contemporary art of the New West.
- You love the realistic look of trompe l’oeil.
- You love western and Native American art.
In the August 2014 issue of Southwest Art you’ll discover artists who capture the West and the Southwest in both contemporary and traditional styles, from the tightly realistic trompe l’oeil works of oil painter William Acheff to the abstracted contemporary western watercolor works by Utah cowboy Don Weller.
You’ll also meet western pop artist Maura Allen, whose graphic images of modern ranch and rodeo life derive from working alongside her subjects—not from the sidelines as a spectator, but as part of the team, getting her hands dirty—as well as California-based landscape painter Jim Wodark, whose impressionistic brushwork lends his maritime scenes and seascapes an edgy modernism. We’ll introduce you to eight more artists who whose works are a reflection of the modern West and take you on a tour of the Highland, UT, studio of artist Gary Ernest Smith.
Also in this issue you’ll find 19 show previews for fine-art events in cities around the West, including Bend, OR; Yountville, CA; Santa Fe, NM; Denver, CO; and El Paso, TX.
Other columns in the August 2014 issue of Southwest Art include:
From the Editor: Reports from three major shows
Artists to Watch: Scott Kiche, Bryce Billings, and Brenda Hendrix
I Saw it in SWA: Paintings and sculpture sold from our pages
Artists of Note: Robert Dorman, Peggy Immel, Santiago Garcia, Karen McLain, and D. Arthur Wilson
William Acheff’s paintings imbue objects from the past with compelling stillness and life. By Gussie Fauntleroy
Inspired by the early California Impressionists, Jim Wodark reimagines his Golden State. By Rosemary Carstens
A visit with Gary Ernest Smith at his studio in Highland, UT. By Bonnie Gangelhoff
High in the Saddle
Don Weller combines his lifelong loves of drawing and cowboying in vividly expressive watercolors. By Norman Kolpas
Maura Allen becomes both participant and spectator to interpret contemporary western life. By Bonnie Gangelhoff
The Modern Landscape
Meet 8 artists who create contemporary visions of the West.
Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
John & Terri Kelly Moyers
Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
G. Russell Case
Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, OR
Auction in Santa Fe
Historic Santa Fe Hilton, Santa Fe, NM
Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Britt Freda & Siri Hollander
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Culver City, CA
Hueys Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
American Women Artists
Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA
Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO
LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
Saks Galleries, Denver, CO
Plein Air Artists Colorado
Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO
Downtown Santa Fe, NM
Purple Sage Galeria, Albuquerque, NM
Cloud Foundation Art Exhibit
Cottonwood Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Cogswell Gallery, Vail, CO
Napa Valley Art Festival
Yountville Community Center, Yountville, CA
Equine Artists Exhibit
International Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
From the Editor
Reports from three major shows
Artists to Watch
Scott Kiche, Bryce Billings, Brenda Hendrix
I Saw it in SWA!
Paintings and sculpture sold from our pages
Artists of Note
Robert Dorman, Peggy Immel, Santiago Garcia, Karen McLain, D. Arthur Wilson