December 2017 | January 2018 Feature Articles

The Road to Excellence

Written By Rosemary Carstens      

IN A QUIET VILLAGE 23 MILES SOUTH of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the vast reaches of the Galisteo Basin, artist Woody Gwyn creates extraordinary portraits of all that surrounds him. He makes his home in this region of gently rolling terrain, piñon pine, juniper, grasslands, prickly pear cactus, yucca and more, daily exploring its subtle beauty. The Galisteo River, lined…


A Natural Fit

Written By Corinne Garcia      

IT WASN'T LONG AFTER KAY JONES STEPPED FOOT INTO her Jackson Hole, Wyoming, home that she realized she was there to stay. Kay and her husband, Bill, who is now deceased, lived in Dallas, Texas. They discovered the Jackson area years before and rented a home until stumbling on the perfect lot to build their second home… that is, until they…


Breathing Life into Canvas

Written By Russell Rowland      

WHEN EZRA TUCKER WAS A SMALL BOY in Memphis, Tennessee, he became obsessed with zoologist Marlin Perkins and “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.” Thanks to that television show, Tucker began to haunt the local library, searching for images of various animals in motion. His parents were subsistence farmers who moved to the city, so they weren’t particularly encouraging when Tucker…


Into the Field

Written By Gussie Fauntleroy      

WHEN WE THINK OF AN ARTIST'S STUDIO, we imagine a well-used space, often with good northern light and room for canvas, paint, clay, brushes and whatever other equipment might be needed for the act of artistry. We probably don’t imagine it being on wheels. But for some artists, traveling to their chosen subject with more than a camera or sketch…


The Leanin’ Tree Museum Bids Farewell

Written By Laura Zuckerman      

IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS, the endeavors by individuals that benefit society have intrinsic and lasting value. Such is the legacy of Ed Trumble, the man, the power and the vision behind the Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art, which closed for good this past August after more than 40 years of serving the broader community in Boulder, Colorado. Trumble’s…


A New Angle

Written By Laurel Delp       Photography By Charles Davis Smith      

THE SALE STREET HOUSE, designed by Bernbaum-Magadini Architects working with Neal Stewart Designs, is built on a deep, narrow lot (50 by 250 feet) with a 10-foot grade. On one side, a four-story condo complex was slated to be built, although the rest of the old Dallas neighborhood was mostly small, wooden dwellings. “The site dictated what we could do…