The question of why people create art has led to many poetic musing by some of civilization’s greatest thinkers. Preceding written language, drawing...

Woven Open-Collar Basket by Leon Niehues  From coast to coast, Leon Niehues has exhibited his baskets and received widespread praise. Working from h...

Thought-provoking images of Western lands, figures, and habitations dominated sales as summer wound to a slow end. Auctions saw brisk bidding by colle...

BEGINNING IN THE WINTERS OF THE 1930s, Frank Lloyd Wright, the father of organic architecture, embraced the ancient act of migration. He led his appre...

WHEN THE HOTEL BOULDERADO OPENED on New Year’s Day of 1909, it hadn’t been long since there were gunfights in the streets outside. Boulder, Colora...

“I SIMPLY COULD NOT STAY AWAY,” says Darwin Harrison. This disclaimer explains why the designer decided to design, build, and craft the interiors ...

THE MASTER COWBOY ARTISANS who gathered in Hayden Lake, Idaho, more than two decades ago had few expectations beyond marking a pleasant meet-and-greet...

AS A YOUNG ART STUDENT 30 YEARS AGO, T. Allen Lawson assumed that at some point he would have a manageable handle on the technical part of applying pa...

PEOPLE MAY DOUBT, BUT I’VE SEEN IT. First of all, the chest itself is a treasure, a cast-bronze, Romanesque lockbox, dating to about 1150. Secon...

IT TOOK ALMOST THREE YEARS TO DESIGN AND BUILD this 6,392-square-foot masterpiece that is at once grand and gracious. The home is located in the deser...

Just when you think you have Skylab figured out — geometric modular designs and breathtaking cantilevered extensions that appear as if they are abou...

Only the most gifted artists are able to fold art history and personal history into a cohesive and imaginative new direction. Painter John Nieto, who ...

For artist Pascal Pierme, art is both a calling and an inquiry. Both a way of life, and a way of posing questions through which to explore internal an...

Rendezvous Royale Week September 17 – 22 Buffalo Bill Center of the West Cody, WY rendezvousroyale.org Rendezvous Royale Week, a celebration of West...

Booth Western Art Museum Cartersville, GA Borderlands Gallery 770.387.1300 boothmuseum.org Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition August 19 The Boot...

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival September 5 – 16 Jackson Hole, WY 307.733.3316 jacksonholechamber.com The 34th annual Fall Arts Festival will see th...

This issue of Western Art & Architecture calls to mind an essay by poet Mary Oliver. While contemplating the creative life in “Of Power and Time...

For most of us, the town of Pasadena, California, is synonymous with the Rose Bowl and its legendary Tournament of Roses Parade, the exquisitely color...

Lightsculpture by William Leslie When you learn that William Leslie grew up in Southern California and loved to surf, you tend to look at his “Light...

Singular pieces from high-profile, private collections sold swiftly and well at a series of auctions of American art by Sotheby’s and Christie’s. ...

IN THE PANTHEON OF COLLECTIBLE ITEMS ON DISPLAY at Indian Market in Santa Fe every August, pueblo pottery is perhaps the most coveted. Ranging in tech...

IN A GRASSY EXPANSE PEPPERED WITH SCULPTURES and clusters of 100-year-old trees, there are three small, traditional log cabins, a vintage barn, and th...

Bill (Billy to his friends) Schenck is one of the leading contemporary Western artists. As a protégé of Andy Warhol during New York’s Pop Art move...

ARCHITECTURE HAS BEEN DESCRIBED in a multitude of different ways throughout the years. Writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe famously called it “frozen ...

ON A BRIGHT SUMMER MORNING in his Ohio studio, Mark Eberhard sits at his drawing board, working on an idea for a new painting. Birds flit to and from ...

ONE OF THE MORE IMPORTANT AND IMPRESSIVE ENTRIES on wildlife artist Luke Frazier’s resume is his age. At only 48 years old, Frazier has produced a b...