February | March 2012


Collector’s Notebook: Provenance Fine art’s origin can profoundly influence its value Designing the West: Traditional With A Twist Interior Designer Kathleen Navarra incorporates the unexpected into her designs Auction Block: A Good Year Major auction houses mark the return of top prices Western Landmark: El Tovar Hotel El Tovar Hotel has enchanted Grand Canyon visitors for more than a century Details: Things We Love From hand-forged flatware to hand-crafted furnishings, WA&A editors select their favorite objets d’art Rendering: Quality of Experience Driven by site without stylistic fingerprints, Seattle’s Heliotrope Architects designs structures that connect with nature and address their clients’ lives, past, present and future Ones to Watch: Mary Bechtol Spotlighting the work of painter Mary Bechtol Perspective: LeConte Stewart [1891-1990] Prolific and humble, the painter quietly — and brilliantly — captured Utah in all its natural and struggling glory Ones to Watch: Bryan Christiansen Spotlighting the work of mixed-media artist Bryan Christiansen Wanderings: Fort Worth, Texas From rough-and-tumble beginnings, this charming city has developed a culture all its own Ones to Watch: Josh Elliot Spotlighting the work of painter Josh Elliot In the Studio: Del and Martha Pettigrew Two artists share a space — and a life — creatively Ones to Watch: David Bardwick Spotlighting the work of wood carver David Bardwick Collector’s Eye: Jim & Karen Hensley Jim and Karen Hensley have created an eclectic collection in their Oregon home Ones to Watch: Josh Chandler Spotlighting the work of designer Josh Chandler