Arizona: BEST OF THE WEST
Osterman, Julie, Southwest Art
Scottsdale Art Auction
SCOTTSDALE.... The second annual Scottsdale Art Auction takes place on April 1 at Legacy Gallery and once again features the very best in American western and sporting art. Organized by Michael Frost of J.N. Bartfield Galleries, Brad Richardson of Legacy Gallery, and Jack A. Morris Jr. of Morris & Whiteside Galleries, the sale includes nearly 300 works by members of the Taos Society of Artists, Cowboy Artists of America, National Academy of Western Art, and other prestigious organizations. Artists represented include Robert Abbett, William Acheff, Oscar Berninghaus, Albert Bierstadt, Harley Brown, Maynard Dixon, Frank Tenney Johnson, William Matthews, John Moyers, Frederic Remington, James Reynolds, Carl Rungius, Michael Stack, and Olaf Wieghorst.
Scottsdale Art Auction, April 1, Legacy Gallery, 480.945.0225, www.scottsdale artauction.com
SCOTTSDALE.... New work by California painter Gail Morris is on view at Bonner David Galleries beginning April 20. Her vibrant, abstracted landscapes portray fields, shores, and hills-with clean, sophisticated lines denoting the contrast between land and sky. Morris signs copies of her latest book, Horizon Lines, at an artist's reception on Thursday, April 20, from 6 to 9 p.m., and the paintings remain on view through May 9. A show featuring John Burton and Gabor Svagrik, whose paintings celebrate the beauty of landscapes, cityscapes, and people from around the world, continues through April 18.
Gail Morris, April 20-May 9/John Burton and Gabor Svagrik, through April 18, Bonner David Galleries, 480.941.8500, www.bonnerdavid.com
WICKENBURG.... The Desert Caballeros Western Museum showcases the feminine side of the West this month. More than 50 women artists participate in the exhibition Cowgirl Up!, opening on Saturday, April 8, with a preview and sale. Among the painters and sculptors represented are Suzanne Baker, Shawn Cameron, Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, Veryl Goodnight, Linda Carter Holman, Susan Kliewer, Cynthia Rigden, Linda St. Clair, Sherry Blanchard Stuart, Linda Tippetts, and Star Liana York. The works remain on view through April 30.
Cowgirl Up!, April 8-30, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 928. 684.22 72, www.westernmuseum.org
SEDONA.... This month Lanning Gallery gathers together a collection of landscape paintings, handmade furniture, and glassworks for a special spring show. New Mexico artist Ed Klink's acrylic landscapes are instantly recognizable for their colorful horizons, typically spotlighting a cluster of trees. The American artisan group Sticks carves and paints each furniture creation by hand, with an oeuvre ranging from nesting tables to benches to chairs and ottomans. And studio glass artist Randi Solin approaches her work with a two-dimensional vision, "like a painter to a canvas or a weaver using thread to create an intricate tapestry," says Solin, whose works show off her layering process. Meet the artists at a reception on Friday, April 21, from 5 to 7 p. …