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Tara Will
TARA WILL used to describe herself as a homebody, but that changed dramatically when she attended her first pleinair event a decade ago. The outdoor experience was a revelation. “I hadn’t realized how much I love to travel and capture new places with
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Masters Of The American West
THE ANNUAL Masters of the American West exhibition and sale at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles is always one of the most anticipated western art shows of the year, and this year is no exception. Although there have been necessary adjustments to compl
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The Painted West
FOR AN AUTUMN SCENE set against shimmering golden aspens, Terri Kelly Moyers was sketching a blanket-draped Native American man on horseback when a gust of wind blew up. The blanket flared like a sail and the model leaned forward, spreading his arms
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Til Art Do Us Part
MANITOU GALLERIES is known for shows with imaginative concepts and titles that put a smart, engaging spin on the featured artworks. Recently, though, the gallery staff set themselves the challenge, in light of the pandemic, to do even more when plann
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Duff & Meikle
EVERY YEAR for the last six years, Cynthia Duff and Barbara Meikle have exhibited their work together at Cobalt Gallery in Tubac, AZ, at the invitation of owner Mesia Hachadorian. The gallerist sensed that the two artists would make a great pairing,
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Russell Chatham
IN HIS 80 YEARS, Russell Chatham earned a reputation as one of America’s preeminent landscape painters, sensitively capturing the light and atmosphere of the rural settings where he made his homes: first in Marin County north of his native San Franci
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Women Artists Of The West
WITH A TITLE like America the Beautiful, and a collection of artwork that organizers say is among the highest caliber they’ve seen in recent years, the Women Artists of the West’s 2021 juried exhibition is already off to a good-looking start. The 51s
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Inner LIGHT
“I LOVE THE way a landscape feels,” says Utah artist Josh Clare. “I love being outside when it’s quiet and it’s just me alone in a landscape, painting. It’s a dream come true.” Clare lives this dream every day, communing with the natural world as wel
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Slice of Life
A BIKER pedals down a narrow lane, wedged between an oncoming trolley car and a bus. In his left hand he balances an umbrella. It’s a rainy day in downtown San Francisco—puddles, soggy streets, and other vehicles are all shrouded in cool gray light.
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A Deepening Sense Of Place
AS AN ARTIST WHO has painted in fully half of the states in this country, including all of the western states, Lorenzo Chavez knows there is profound beauty everywhere. And then there are places that are not only beautiful but also call up memories r
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DOWN to EARTH
ON A FIRE ESCAPE above the bustling streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown, a woman hangs laundry out to dry. The colorful assortment of T-shirts, trousers, and undergarments contrasts gaily with the painted-steel landings and ladders, the makeshift cl
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Meet 7 Artists Who Paint The Landscape
Where do you live and work? I live and work in the city of Ontario, CA, which is located east of Los Angeles and surrounded by the San Bernardino Mountains. What are your favorite subjects to paint? My favorite subjects to paint are landscapes and s
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Collecting Landscape Paintings
PAINTING THE LANDSCAPE MIGHT SEEM LIKE A FAIRLY OBJECTIVE PURSUIT; AFTER ALL, IT INVOLVES CAREFUL OBSERVATION OF LANDFORMS, THE SKY, AND OTHER ELEMENTS OF THE VISIBLE WORLD. But in fact, capturing the landscape is a very personal and subjective ende
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The Views Around Us
I’M WRITING THIS NOTE in mid-December in suburban Denver, where we’ve had snow on the ground for at least a week now. This is notable: Usually our snowstorms are followed quickly by a return to bright sunshine and warmer temperatures, so the snow dis
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Joe Barbieri
JOE BARBIERI admires artists who paint loosely and impressionistically, but he admits that he is a confirmed “detail” man through and through. “I gave up years ago trying to be something I am not,” Barbieri says. “I just paint what I see and feel abo
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Marjorie Hicks
ONE DAY in a workshop, a student asked Marjorie Hicks how to paint something white against a white background. In response, Hicks quickly assembled a collection of various white objects in order to demonstrate the answer: three stuffed bunnies, a por
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Nicole Finger
NICOLE FINGER was a high-school student when she discovered painter Wayne Thiebaud’s iconic portrayals of frosted cakes, meringue pies, and other sweet treats. His paint itself looked like icing, Finger recalls thinking. Back then, though, the buddin
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Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale
THE AMERICAN West has long been a subject of fascination for artists working in a range of genres, mediums, and styles. In fact, though we usually know what to expect when it comes to classic depictions of the West, modern western experiences often p
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Four Directions
THE STEAMBOAT Art Museum has established a strong reputation for presenting exhibitions on some of today’s best western artists. This month a quartet of such respected painters comes together for a blockbuster show titled Four Directions—Common Paths
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Holiday Small Works Show
AS WE BID FAREWELL to a challenging year, an extra dose of cheer could do us all some good this holiday season. For western art collectors and enthusiasts, The Legacy Gallery’s festive Holiday Small Works Show in Scottsdale, AZ, is a surefire pick-me
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ALONG THE Open Road
MANY ADULTS cherish childhood memories of a first visit to Disneyland. Few, however, likely found the inspiration there for a career as a fine artist. Kenny McKenna stands among that enchanted few. “At the end of the summer in 1956, the year after Di
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An Arresting Experience
THE BIRTH of David Frederick Riley’s first child six years ago was the “kick in the pants” he needed to transition from illustration to pursuing fine art full time. Looking around at the work and careers of other painters close to his age—he was in h
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Ordinary Beauty
IN HER painting LATE NIGHT BARBECUE, Jennifer McChristian captures a quintessential slice of life. A man dressed in Bermuda shorts and sandals stands over a barbecue grill and pokes a pair of tongs into the fire. The flames lick skyward and cast a pi
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Artistic Excellence
GLOBETROTTER Rance Jones has documented and portrayed numerous indigenous cultures over the years, from Ireland to Mexico to Peru. GECKO—a painting from his latest series of watercolors, which focuses on Cuba—takes the top Artistic Excellence prize.
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Meet The Finalists
What inspired this artwork? I love to paint people, animals, and places that I know. The unique manes of these Norwegian Fjord horses—dark in the center and light on the edges—enticed me to paint them. The title DRESSED FOR WORK is in reference to th
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Congrats To The Rest Of The Finalists
MARCO AGUILAR LEE ALBAN KATHRYN ASHCROFT YANA BEYLINSON JOCELYN BRANDOW JENNY BUCKNER JOHN BUXTON LORENZO CASSA DEBORAH CHABRIAN MARY CHIARAMONTE SHERRY CLARK MARCIE COHEN CHASITY COLÓN KIMBERLEY COOK LYNETTE COOK CARRIE COOK SARAH CREASMAN BARNETT D
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Arizona Artists
In the following pages, we present artists who hail from the Copper State. Their paintings and sculptures are as colorful and varied as their homeland, with representations of landscapes, animals, florals, figures, and more. While some pieces are ins
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New Year New Work
FOR MANY AROUND THE WORLD, NEW YEAR’S DAY BRINGS A FRESH SLATE AND A CHANCE TO GROW, explore, and make meaningful changes in our lives. For fine artists, the new year naturally brings opportunities to explore new subjects, techniques, and processes i
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