You’ll love this issue of Southwest Art if:
- You love the excitement and wonder of auctions
- You love exploring emerging artists and perusing their best works
- You love tenderly rendered images of the contemporary West
In this issue of Southwest Art we take a look at the western-art auction market. Hear what the experts have to say about what’s hot on the block right now, what’s surging or lagging, and where the best buys are to be found. You’ll also find a calendar of important auctions for 2014.
In the January 2014 issue, we introduce you to Mary Ross Buchholz and David Grossmann, two dramatically different, talented artists. Buchholz, who hails from West Texas, renders charcoal and graphite images of ranch life. Her portraits provide an intimate look at the people who keep alive a tradition that is quickly disappearing from the American landscape. Read more about her life on land that has been held in her family for generations and the people and animals that inform her award-winning art. Young artist David Grossmann has been turning heads across the West with his minimalist landscape oil paintings. As a child, Grossmann preferred the company of his sketchbook to people and, to this day, finds solace in solitude. Read more about the art class that changed the course of his artistic path and the landscapes that inspire his spare, ethereal paintings.
Each year, our sister publication The Artist’s Magazine conducts a world-wide art competition. This year the magazine received over 6,000 entries to consider. From those entries, judges chose 30 winners and 300 finalists. In this issue we introduce you to a sampling of the many talented artists whose works were among the finalists. Don’t miss this impressive collection of landscapes, wildlife paintings, still lifes, and figurative works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and encaustic.
Each month, Southwest Art brings you previews of western art shows you don’t want to miss. This month we cover shows from Denver to Scottsdale to Los Angeles.
Other columns in the January 2014 issue of Southwest Art include:
From the Editor: Remembering Robert Daughters
Artists to Watch: Camille Engel, Timothy Rees, and Kelly Kotary
I Saw it in SWA: Paintings and sculpture sold from our pages
The Ethereal World
David Grossmann paints magical, minimalist landscapes. By Bonnie Gangelhoff
Drawing on Experience
Texas artist Mary Ross Buchholz honors the traditions of western life. By Gussie Fauntleroy
Rising and Soaring
The western-art auction market today. By Gussie Fauntleroy
The Year Ahead
A calendar of art auctions for 2014.
A selection of top artwork from The Artist’s Magazine’s annual competition.
Coors Western Art Show
National Western Stock Show Complex, Denver, CO
Overland Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center, Parker, CO
LA Art Show
LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Celebration of Fine Art
Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, CO
Native American Arts Festival
Litchfield Elementary School, Litchfield Park, AZ
From the Editor
Remembering Robert Daughters
Artists to Watch
Camille Engel, Timothy Rees, Kelly Kotary
I Saw it in SWA!
Paintings and sculpture sold from our pages