June | July 2012


Ones to Watch: Dean L. Mitchell Painter Dean L. Mitchell brings an emotional palette to his work as well as an expert hand Western Landmark: Hotel del Coronado San Diego’s stately Hotel del Coronado combines period elegance with timeless luxury Ones to Watch: Julia Lucich Painter Julia Lucich’s first love is portraiture Perspective: Julia Morgan [1872-1957] The Architect’s Influence in the 20th Century Ones to Watch: Brian Scott Brian Scott’s textured, poured-metal-surrounding-kiln-formed-glass sculptures stand like delineated thresholds separating what you think you know from what you might learn In the Studio: John Austin Hanna Fredericksburg, Texas, and passion for humanity define artist John Austin Hanna Ones to Watch: Daniel Weaver Daniel Weaver founded 361 Architecture and Design Collaborative in 2010 to bring a team-based approach to his twin passions of design and construction Rendering: Urban Design Associates Form and function merge in Scottsdale firm’s creations Ones to Watch: Alan Carr Alan Carr’s heirloom rocking horses and gliders emulate the romance of the American West with their sweeping manes, strong stature and handcrafted personalities Wanderings: Boulder, Colorado In the heart of this liberal college town, great art, food, culture and nightlife can all be found within a few city blocks Details: Things We Love From illuminated metal palm trees to reverse-painted chandeliers, WA&A editors select their favorite objets d’art Collector’s Eye: Duffy & Tina Oyster From buyer’s remorse to suggesting a Western art museum for Dallas, collector and investor Duffy Oyster dishes on his passionate pursuit of art Auction Block: Spring Highlights With major auction houses, Sotheby’s and Christie’s, launching an impressive spring auction season in May, niche auctions throughout the West follow suit with strong sales Collector’s Notebook: Beginning a Collection From attending art auctions and art fairs to shopping for miniatures and works by emerging artists, here are the ABCs of becoming a collector Ones to Watch: Geoff Parker As a representational plein air painter, Parker’s soft brush strokes demonstrate an exceptional understanding of color in natural settings Designing the West: Organic Design Michelle Wempe of zumaooh intuitively blends natural spaces to connect indoor and outdoor living