You’ll love this issue of Southwest Art if:
- You’re interested in the economic health of the art market.
- You love great artworks and stories from western artists.
- You want to revisit with artists we introduced years ago to find out what they are doing now.
The October issue of Southwest Art has you the collector in mind. First, we take a look at the health of the art market by visiting with eight experts in galleries, events, and auctions to learn more about the trends they are seeing as the economic market moves into recovery. In addition they share their strategies and suggestions for making great art purchases. You’ll also meet Retta and Mark Dunn, collectors from Colorado who started buying animal paintings they found in pet-supply stores. Read more about how those humble beginnings grew into a sizable and inspiring collection of fine art and how their early acquisitions will soon be going to the dogs.
In the October issue, you’ll meet Texas artist David Griffin, who, after years of following a less-personal path, reconnected with his Texas roots and discovered a new depth and honesty to his art. We also feature artist Carol Jenkins, who at the suggestion of a college professor, shifted from illustration to pursue studies in the fine arts, a path that she’s followed for more than four decades. Find out why one gallery owner says “Carol’s works impart an immense send of peace and joy.”
Also in the issue, we preview art shows, auctions, and events around the country from Los Angeles, CA, to Naples, FL, and Charleston, SC.
Other columns in the October 2013 issue of Southwest Art include:
From the Editor: A report from Santa Fe’s Indian Market
Artists to Watch: Ned Axthelm, Elsa Sroka, and Jeremiah J. White
I Saw it in SWA: Paintings and sculpture sold from our pages
Part of the Land
Propelled by his grandfather’s story, Texas painter David Griffin comes home to western art. By Gussie Fauntleroy
The Joy of Being
Carol Jenkins’ paintings offer moments of quiet contemplation and everyday beauty. By Rosemary Carstens
A visit with Craig Kosak at his studio on Whidbey Island, WA. By Bonnie Gangelhoff
State of the Art Market
Observations and collecting advice from eight experts in galleries, events, and auctions. By Norman Kolpas
A Passion for Animals
Dogs and wildlife lead a Colorado couple on a fine-art journey. By Bonnie Gangelhoff
Where Are They Now?
Revisiting 10 painters who were named Artists to Watch years ago.
Ventana Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
International Masters of Fine Art
Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Greenberg Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Beyond the Obvious
Arts at Denver, Denver, CO
Béla Bácsi & Alexey Steele
American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, CA
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
Heinley Fine Arts, Taos, NM
International Guild of Realism
Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ
Pino: A Retrospective
Pino’s Studio, Naples, FL
American Impressionist Society
M Gallery of Fine Art, Charleston, SC
Rims to Ruins
Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
Larsen Art Auction
Larsen Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Small Works Show
Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA
Canyon Road Paint Out
Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM
Pamela Findleton & Dale Laitinen
Petroglyphe Gallery, Mokelumne Hill, CA
Madaras Gallery, Tucson, AZ
From the Editor
A report from Santa Fe's Indian Market
Artists to Watch
Ned Axthelm, Elsa Sroka, Jeremiah J. White
I Saw it in SWA!
Paintings and sculpture sold from our pages