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!
Out of the Ordinary • Making unusual choices leads to excellence
Doyle Hostetler • Fresh takes on classic subjects
Stephanie Amato • An eye for impressionism
Nicole Finger • Larger than life
Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale • December 18-January 24
Four Directions • December 4-April 10
Holiday Small Works Show • The Legacy Gallery, December 10-31
ALONG THE Open Road • Kenny McKenna celebrates the unchanging beauty of the West
AN ARRESTING EXPERIENCE • DAVID FREDERICK RILEY’S PAINTINGS STOP YOU IN YOUR TRACKS
Ordinary Beauty • Jennifer McChristian’s paintings turn mundane subjects into timeless statements
ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE • Each year we invite artists from around the world to submit their best original artwork to our Artistic Excellence competition, with no restrictions on medium, style, or subject matter. In response, we receive almost 1,500 entries from a diverse and gifted group of artists, including both emerging and established talents. Needless to say, the task of selecting our award winners is never easy. In the following pages, we present the 13 artworks that most captured our attention in this year’s 10th annual competition.
MEET THE FINALISTS • HERE ARE SOME OF THE 100 ENTRIES THAT MADE IT TO OUR FINAL ROUND OF JUDGING
CONGRATS TO THE REST OF THE FINALISTS
NEW YEAR NEW WORK