You’ll love this issue of Southwest Art if:
- You love bringing wildlife into the home through one-of-a-kind works of art.
- You love exploring the landscape and the wilderness through the inspired works of passionate artists.
March is the annual wildlife and animal issue of Southwest Art, and this month we introduce Ewoud de Groot who hails from the Netherlands and paints contemporary interpretations of Northern Hemisphere wildlife, particularly waterfowl. Discover how his artwork “crossed the pond” and launched his North American success. You’ll also meet Arizona-based artist Dustin Van Wechel, who has been making a splash in western art shows with his impressive and expressive paintings of mountain and Great Plains wildlife. Read more about his rapid rise from agency man to the fine-art elite in this issue. And don’t miss our animal and wildlife portfolio, where you’ll meet 12 artists who illustrate the animal planet, from grizzly bears to field mice, through media as diverse as the creatures they portray.
Also in this issue you’ll meet Deborah Paris, who spent 18 months documenting the last old-growth forest in eastern Texas. Explore the Lennox Woods preserve through Paris’ emotional canvas interpretations of this ancient American treasure.
One hundred years ago this June 30, Allan Houser was born on a family farm in Oklahoma. From such humble beginnings blossomed a rare teacher who would powerfully influence Native art in this country. This year from Oklahoma to New Mexico, museums, educational institutions, artists, and collectors celebrate this artist and mentor. In the March issue, you’ll learn more about his colorful ancestry and his lasting effect on the people whose lives he touched and find a schedule of events commemorating his life and work.
In the March issue we’ll take you on an art-show tour of the West from the myriad auctions and art shows in Montana to art festivals in California, museum shows in Arizona, and gallery shows from Evergreen, CO, to Greensboro, GA.
Other columns in the March 2014 issue of Southwest Art include:
From the Editor: Quality and diversity at the Coors show
Artists to Watch: Marina Dieul, Aimee Erickson, and Jennifer Welty
I Saw it in SWA: Paintings and sculpture sold from our pages
The Heart of the Ancient Forest
Deborah Paris searches for the sublime in northeast Texas. By Elizabeth L. Delaney
Remembering sculptor Allan Houser on the centennial of his birth. By M.J. Van Deventer
A visit with Andrea Kemp at her studio in Golden, CO. By Bonnie Gangelhoff
Ewoud de Groot paints representations of wildlife. By Bonnie Gangelhoff
Dustin Van Wechel accelerates into the upper echelons of America’s western artists. By Norman Kolpas
Meet 12 artists who are inspired by the many creatures of the earth.
Multiple locations, Great Falls, MT
Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO
March in Montana
Townhouse Inn, Great Falls, MT
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
Wildlife & Western Shows
Trailside Galleries, Jackson & Scottsdale
Western Masters Show
Best Western Heritage Inn, Great Falls, MT
The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
La Quinta Arts Festival
Civic Center Campus, La Quinta, CA
The Signature Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Western Spirit Art Show
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY
Tucson Desert Art Museum, Tucson, AZ
Women Painters of the Southeast
Magnolia Art Gallery, Greensboro, GA
From the Editor
Quality and diversity at the Coors show
Artists to Watch
Marina Dieul, Aimee Erickson, Jennifer Welty
I Saw it in SWA!
Paintings and sculpture sold from our pages