The work of the West's most accomplished artists come to your home in the pages of Southwest Art. Dedicated to the coverage and preservation of this unique genre of American art, each issue profiles the artists of the Southwest and looks at their work and what to expect in the upcoming times. Written for collectors, dealers and art enthusiasts of all levels, Southwest Art acts as your very own gallery, with brightly colored photography of hand-picked pieces filling the pages!
Telling Great Stories • The art of writing about fine art
Katie J. Liddiard • Room for interpretation
Jing Zhao • A certain beauty
Charles Newman • The art of perspective
Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale • National Western Complex, January 7
Holiday Small Works Show • Legacy Gallery, December 12-31
Storied Lands • Foltz Fine Art, November 16-December 21
Joshua LaRock • Maxwell Alexander Gallery, December 7-21
Close To Home • Anna Rose Bain paints an array of subjects that inhabit her personal world
ANIMAL MAGNETISM • Mick Doellinger’s sculptures of all kinds of beasts pulse with kinetic energy
OPEN & FLOWING • Teresa Saia finds an expressive visual voice through light, color, and form
ARTISTIC Excellence • WE ARE HAPPY TO PRESENT THE WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S NINTH ANNUAL ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE COMPETITION. THE COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ARTISTS AROUND THE WORLD, WITH NO RESTRICTIONS ON MEDIUM OR SUBJECT MATTER. THIS YEAR WE RECEIVED MORE THAN 1,000 ENTRIES, BUT THE 13 WORKS ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES ARE THE ONES THAT MOST CAPTURED OUR ATTENTION. THE WINNING ARTISTS HAIL FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AS WELL AS FROM CANADA, POLAND, AND GREECE, BUT THEIR PAINTINGS SPEAK THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE OF ART.
Meet THE Finalists • HERE ARE SOME OF THE 100 Entries THAT MADE IT TO OUR FINAL ROUND OF JUDGING
Congratulations To The Other Finalists
Art of ARIZONA • One of the first American artists to draw and paint in the Copper State was 19th-century artist John Mix Stanley. Since then, many Arizona painters and sculptors have continued to build upon their home state’s colorful artistic heritage, including Philip C. Curtis, Fritz Scholder, Joe Beeler, and Ed Mell. Indeed, Arizona is home to a thriving community of gifted painters and sculptors today. Some exclusively capture the beauty of their homeland, while others cast a wider net when seeking inspiration. In the following pages, we invite you to peruse a diverse sampling of artists who hail from the Copper State.
NEW YEAR NEW WORK • “EVERY TIME YOU TEAR A LEAF OFF A CALENDAR, YOU PRESENT A NEW PLACE FOR NEW IDEAS AND PROGRESS,” American inventor Charles Kettering once said. For fine artists, the new year brings exciting opportunities to expand upon their oeuvre with brand-new creations. Some artists continue to perfect their signature style, while others tackle new techniques, mediums, and genres. In turn, art enthusiasts are presented with fresh works to collect and savor. To help you ring in the new year, we present this special section of paintings and sculpture—all fresh off the easel or newly carved and cast.