December 2015 | January 2016


From the Editor: Our place in the West Ones to Watch: Gordon McConnell Spotlighting the work of painter Gordon McConnell Ones to Watch: Carrie Fell Spotlighting the work of painter Carrie Fell Ones to Watch: Greg Kelsey Spotlighting the work of sculptor Greg Kelsey Designing the West: Comfort and Joy She’s known for creating stunning, modern interiors with clean lines, fresh colors and lush textures, but what designer Dana Hugo really wants is for her clients to be relaxed and happy Ones to Watch: Howard Knight Spotlighting the work of leather craftsman Howard Knight Perspective: Frank Reaugh [1860–1945] The Texas painter captured the beauty and immensity of the open plains Ones to Watch: Ken Andrews Spotlighting the work of Ken Andrews Rendering: Crafted Modernism Nils Finne brings together abstract natural patterns and the weight of history to craft inner landscapes for his modern homes Wanderings: Albuquerque, New Mexico Founded more than three hundred years ago, this high-desert city bursts with culture, art and cuisine Western Landmark: Four Seasons Denver Denver’s Four Seasons Hotel is a cultural oasis in the heart of the city In the Studio: Blazing Trails At 87 years old, Harold Balazs is still creating wonder with his art Details: Things We Love From handmade titanium jewelry and handcrafted furniture to bicycle chain chandeliers, WA&A editors select their favorite objets d’art Collector’s Eye: Diane & Sam Stewart Philanthropists, gallerists and lifelong collectors, Diane and Sam Stewart tell their own story through art Auction Block: On the Level Sales of Western art hold steady in 2015