December 2013 | January 2014


Ones to Watch: Jamie Kirkland Oil painter Jamie Kirkland’s traditional techniques come through with a contemporary voice In the Studio: George Dombek Down to the last detail, George Dombek’s airy Arkansas studio is a form-follows-function masterpiece Ones to Watch: Josh Clare Josh Clare’s paintings encapsulate the sense of wonder that exists upon seeing a landscape for the first time Perspective: Gene Kloss [1903–1996] A printmaker with a pioneering spirit captured the essence of early New Mexico Ones to Watch: Sherry Salari Sander Bronze sculptor Sherry Salari Sander combines the strength of the animals she portrays with the fierce emotional response she experiences while in their presence. Wanderings: Las Vegas, Nevada From neon graveyards to bars made of ice, WA&A has the blueprint for an unforgettable weekend in Sin City Ones to Watch: Lisa Ronay Metalsmith Lisa Ronay connects the mystic feeling of the ocean with the beauty of tide-rocked glass as well as the treasure-like quality of found objects. Rendering: The Fine Art Behind Architecture Jerry Locati, principal of Montana’s Locati Architects, returns to his artistic roots Ones to Watch: Geoffrey Warner Less was more for Geoffrey Warner, founder of the AIA award-winning architecture firm Alchemy Architects, when he perfected the idea of the “weeHouse.” Collector’s Eye: Kathy & Brad Coors Promoting art, education and Western heritage, Kathy and Brad Coors combine passions in their family’s namesake art exhibit Collector’s Notebook: Wired Online art galleries flourish in today’s market Auction Block: Autumn’s Scenic Art Venues Significant but low-key events punctuate the slower season Designing the West: Rustic Meets Modern Inspired designers energize contemporary spaces by curating an eclectic mix of furnishings, art, accessories, materials and architectural details Details: Things We Love From handmade jewelry and raku pottery to fine furniture crafted with reclaimed materials, WA&A editors select their favorite objets d’art Western Landmark: The Oxford Hotel As the city’s oldest luxury hotel, the Oxford reflects the history and spirit of Denver