October | November 2017 Feature Articles



A Centennial in the Hallowed Halls of Salmagundi

Written By Todd Wilkinson      

THOMAS MORAN WAS AT THE HEIGHT OF HIS EARTHLY REPUTATION — 78 years old and still a decade shy of passing into the twilight of artistic immortality. Half his lifetime earlier, Moran had gone west from New York City to chronicle the fading frontier for posterity, his works momentously forming the basis for Congress setting aside Yellowstone as the first national…

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Beyond Cowboys

Written By Todd Wilkinson      

THERE IS A STORY, PERHAPS APOCRYPHAL, that once upon a time the late and legendary American painter Andrew Wyeth was standing next to a bystander who, in turn, had been attracted to Wyeth’s portrayal of an old, white Brandywine River Valley farmhouse. The work hung on the wall in front of them. Without knowing it was Wyeth himself nearby, the…

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East Meets West

Written By Michele Blackwell       Photography By Michael Woodall      

JASON SCOTT'S JOURNEY TO HIS HOME began thousands of miles away and spanned two decades. During the process, he uncovered antique treasures from the Indonesian island of Java, found a creative passion and began a lasting affiliation with a community of craftsmen. His unique residence, nestled in the sloping ponderosa forest of Flagstaff, Arizona’s high desert, stands as the capstone of…

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The Art of Justice

Written By John Goekler      

IF, AS VINCENT VAN GOGH SAID, there is truly nothing more artistic than to love people, Santa Fe, New Mexico, artist Erin Currier is at the pinnacle of her profession. “I’m most inspired by human beings and the human world,” she says. “One thing all my subjects share is that I admire and respect each of them for many different…

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One Man’s West

Written By Myrna Zanetell      

DESPITE BEING ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER ARTISTS IN THE COUNTRY, success has never diminished Martin Grelle’s sense of gratitude to those who “brung him.” Proof of this was his dedication to a friendship with Ray Johnson, owner of the Overland Gallery of Fine Art in Scottsdale, Arizona, his exclusive gallery for nearly three decades. “I truly enjoyed working…

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Artistry at Altitude

Written By Steve Phillips       Photography By Richard Springgate      

AN INHABITABLE WORK OF ART in Park City, Utah, clings to a mountainside at 7,200 feet above sea level. The home hovers a thousand feet above sprawling Jordanelle Reservoir, offering breathtaking views of the Uinta Mountains which parallel the distant Wyoming border. The homeowners, empty nesters from Houston, Texas, wanted a second home at a ski resort somewhere in the…

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