Southwest Art

Magazine publishes articles on Native American arts, trends, and artists. The website also has event listening, art towns, and art galleries.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 8, January

A Passion for California
Collector Gene Crain has amassed an astounding homage to the Scene painters GENE CRAIN is heading south along the Pacific Coast Highway, on his way home to Laguna Beach from his office in Newport Beach. At 65 the attorney and art collector has seen massive...
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A Personal Revolution
Mian Situ's paintings chronicle his journey from Mao's China to success in Southern California MY STORY STARTS WITH THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION," says San Dimas, CA, artist Minan Sit with a wry chuckle, referring to the turbulent political movement that...
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Artists to Watch
SHELLEY JORDON Shelley Jordon's paintings celebrate the power and beauty of the ordinary in domestic spaces and objects. Her canvases are inhabited by glass vases, fruit, fabric, tin cans, and flowers often juxtaposed against the Oregon landscape-the...
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Blockbuster Times for Art Museums
Southern California had never seen such a cultural phenomenon. Last May, in the closing days of its exhibition Van Gogh's Van Goghs, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art became the first American museum ever to stay open around the clock. During a continuous...
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Capturing a Little Bit of Soul
THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT BARRY EISENACH'S LATEST SCULPTURE OF A YOUNG ballerina that had been bothering him for days. He thought he might have to scrap the piece altogether if he couldn't figure out what was so dissatisfying about it. Then one afternoon...
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Dusk and Dawn in Tuscany
Mallory Lake captures the effects of light on the Italian landscape PIENZA, TUSCANY, 6 A.M. The light is a dim gray, and the olive trees and distant landscape seem flat, colorless. A heavy mist settled in the valley overnight, and the autumn air is chilly....
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Forging a New Path
THE ART OF GREGORY LOMAYESVA Dressed in work pants and a white undershirt, sporting a babushka-style bandana, Gregory Lomayesva peers out from behind a pair of space-age eyeglasses. Beneath his exuberant youth-speak peppered with invented words and four-letter...
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New Views of Western Art
Top scholars examine changing perceptions IN SEPTEMBER, THE CHARLES M. RUSSELL CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ART OF THE American West opened at the University of Oklahoma under the direction of noted author and museum director Peter H. Hassrick [see sidebar]....
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Painting Nature's Order
WHEN NOT AT HIS EASEL, CHRISTOPHER YOUNG iS more likely to be found reading physics textbooks than art primers. "I'm fascinated by the way things are put together," the 37-yearold Utah painter says. "I'm intrigued with the idea of distilling complicated...
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Taos Artists and Their Patrons
The history of the Taos art colony has long been studied, but until now no one has taken a close look at the importance of patronage to its artists. Taos Artists and Their Patrons, 1898-1950 reveals how patrons helped make Taos a successful market for...
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The Brave New Art World
How to Look for Art Online PICTURE THIS. You're planning your first trip to Santa Fe. You want to visit some galleries and maybe bring home a clay pot by a Native American artist. How do you get a heads-up on the gallery scene? Or maybe you visited the...
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The Language of Art
My painting trips take me to many exotic and foreign lands, -most recently to southern France. I always enjoy the people and places, the differences and the similarities of nature and mankind. But I miss out on the subde nuances. Conversations are superficial...
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