In this issue of WA&A, when collector Jerre Lynn Vanier was asked what inspires her to collect art, she answered, “There’s nothing I like to c...

As pleasant and refined, cluttered and inspiring as one’s art studio may be, the truth is that art, in many mediums, can be messy. Most artists will...

Some passions are born young; others are grown into. When he was in the eighth grade, David Arkin’s parents gave him a book on passive solar energy ...

The charming tale that emerged from the C.M. Russell Museum’s celebration of its 50th annual auction was tied to a bull rider who was so inspired by...

THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS HAVE LONG HAD A TANGIBLE PULL, in their scenic allure, woodsy character, proximity to popular L.A. hotspots, and, of course, their...

THE NAVAJO MAN STANDS BEHIND THE OPEN DOOR of an old, white pickup, eyes closed, head bowed, his forearms rest atop the doorframe. Ancient lands stret...

ONE EVENING LAST WINTER, Jivan Lee set up his easel outside his house near Taos, New Mexico, intending to paint the long field in front of him, patche...

PERHAPS THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL THE RIVERS IN MONTANA, the Madison River is known for some of the finest fly fishing in North America. Flanked by three...

OREGON HAS MANY SPECTACULAR NATURAL SETTINGS. And if you are lucky enough to find one of these special places to create a space where you can live, yo...

THEATERS WERE GLORIOUS PALACES in the Roaring Twenties and the Depression Era of the 1930s, when motion pictures were one of America’s greatest indu...

Stacked Gold Rings by Barbara Heinrich Studio June is a wonderful month for brides, brides-to-be and for those who are remembering their wedding day. ...

J. Vehar-Evanoff’s paintings bring about the tension between anarchy and a desire for rules. That inner battle contained within each piece creates a...

Matthew Frederick’s landscapes combine the playfulness of a paint-by-number scene and a contemporary perspective on color and composition. For the l...

The intriguing beauty of Carolyn Anderson’s paintings involves not only what we see but how we see. Aware of the small edges, the dips of light and ...

Plein air painter Mark Boedges translates the world we see into a world we can know. With the blurred lines of what is deeply personal and what is wid...

NanaWall seeks to redefine the category of large, sliding glass walls. During its 30 years in business, the California-based company has worked with a...

South of the U.S. border looms large in winter with dreams of warm weather, azure seas and miles of white beaches, along with the siren’s call of ex...

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents an exhibition celebrating one of the most influential and inventive Native American artists of the 20th-centur...

What makes a great work of art? The answer to this simple, yet complex question is one that I find endlessly fascinating. The definitive answer is shr...

The song, “America the Beautiful,” was written by Katharine Lee Bates in 1895. She initially wrote the patriotic hymn as a poem after seeing the t...

Kathy Burk, of Modern Relics, creates architectural elements from glass and steel. Using her interior design background, she developed a series of thr...

For Dan Friday, glass is where his two worlds come together, allowing him to combine his Northwest Coast Salish Lummi roots with his European backgrou...

Like the calm in the eye of a hurricane, Stephen Hayes’ body of work, In the Hour Before, portrays a place before tragedy embeds itself. Using image...

By the time oil painter Brittany Weistling was in high school, she had already shown at the Masters of the American West exhibition at the Autry Museu...

Ryder Gauteraux’s vision exceeds a single artistic pursuit. And similarly, instead of one studio, he works out of three places, none of which are co...

Sales of Western and wildlife art continued apace in the early months of 2018, with several auctions and gallerists reporting a strengthening market a...

Glass Goblets by Michael Schunke Michael Schunke creates one-of-a-kind, hand-blown goblets known to collectors around the world. Shunke’s popularity...

If you’ve longed for the thrill of crossing a high-chasm via ferrata, it’s not necessary to go to the Alps, where the term was coined. “Iron roa...

Clark | Richardson Architects is a hot, young firm that’s designed a diverse range of projects, from commercial to residential, winning numerous awa...

FOR YEARS, CATHEY AND DON HUMPHREYS WERE CONTENT being recipients of invitations to visit friends in Crested Butte, Colorado. The Dallas, Texas, coupl...

T.C. BOYLE’S NOVELS AND COLLECTIONS OF SHORT STORIES have dealt with a wide range of human emotions and predicaments. In 2009, the writer publis...

SHELLEY REED’S IN DUBIOUS BATTLE might well be the sort of artwork Herbert Read had in mind in 1963 when he wrote, “In the history of art, the...

THERE ARE NO BOUNDARIES IN THE WORLD OF COLOR. Travelers who wander there find it filled with infinite possibility, a universe limited only by their w...