THE TERM “AMERICANA” IS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH MUSIC,  but when artist Kyle Polzin uses the word to describe his work, it harks back to th...

TWO-AND-A-HALF HOURS WEST OF DALLAS, Texas, on a hilltop with magnificent views, the 32,000-square-foot Cook Canyon Lodge is gasp-worthy on its own â€...

JOHN BANOVICH’S CONSERVATIONIST IDEALS, as fierce as the lions he portrays, roar with authenticity. His large paintings express a poignant love ...

“THE PAST IS NOT DEAD, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.” So said William Morris, the fame...

THIS NOVEMBER, THE ART MUSEUM OF EASTERN IDAHO opens an exhibit featuring the works of artist Archie Boyd Teater. Entitled Visual Narratives of the Am...

WHEN THEY DECIDED TO BUILD ON THE SMALL TOWN OF HAMILTON, Montana, 15 years ago, a busy couple — who splits their time between Florida and Chicago â...

John Gallis contentedly lives with a waiting list for the custom Western furniture he and his two coworkers — son Ian and shop foreman Tim Goodwin â...

Last October, Carlos Hernandez and a group of print enthusiasts, costumed as extraterrestrials, planned a parade he playfully claimed would summon roc...

Jun Kaneko executes his sculptures on a monumental scale, but not because he thinks bigger is better. “I’m interested in the technical challenge,â...

Over the past three decades, Tim Cherry has won widespread acclaim for his Art Nouveau-inspired, limited-edition bronze animal sculptures. His works a...

Phyllis Shafer joyfully defies expectations with her plein-air paintings. For starters, she forswears the easily portable format most landscape painte...

Leather and Hide Table Runner by Montana Leather Designs Since winning the 2012 People’s Choice Award at the Western Design Conference in Jackson Ho...

Many of the artists and architects profiled inside this issue call our attention to the conversations surrounding the “New West,” a term that eme...

The art life is exciting! Creativity engages us and sparks our imaginations. Architecture and art are two parallel disciplines, and it’s a wonderful...

Good design, Chad Dorsey says, is all about emotion. “Our spaces tell our stories — the art that inspires us, the places we’ve traveled, who we ...

An Andy Warhol image of Elvis Presley, like the artist’s paintings of Marilyn Monroe, is pure Americana, a mirror reflecting early 1960s culture and...

Historic survey exhibition Voices Linger: Women Artists in Texas, opens at Foltz Fine Art (formerly Reaves | Foltz Fine Art) in River Oaks. On view Se...

SHE CALLS IT THE “PERFECT ACCIDENT.” As a fine art student focusing on sculpture at Colorado State University (CSU) in 1990, Sandy Graves...

MOST OF OUR EXPERIENCES WITH WILDLIFE ARE FLEETING. A swish of movement in willowy tundra grass reveals a glimpse of a leopard’s tail. Turning a cor...

RAISED IN A SMALL TOWN IN SOUTHERN COLORADO, Susan Roberts grew up around horses. Spending time at her grandparents’ nearby cattle ranch, she also a...

THE SETTING WAS NOTHING SHORT OF EPIC. With 270 acres of private land in a Rocky Mountain valley, backing up to pristine Bureau of Land Management wil...

TRAILBLAZER. ICONOCLAST. OUTLAW. So Antoine Predock has been hailed throughout his illustrious 52-year career. A charismatic risk-taker whose work joi...

FOR KEVIN POURIER,  creating art is about beauty, tradition, spirit, and, most importantly, it’s about making an impactful statement. “People say...

THE JAPANESE TERM SHINRIN-YOKU, which translates to “forest bathing,” refers to the practice of connecting with and taking in nature to improve o...

Pulling on a pair of borrowed rain boots, I hop into an ATV with Tim Soderquist, land manager of Spread Oaks Ranch. We drive off, splashing through th...

If you think Nashville is just about the music, you’d be right — and wrong. The city embraces the soubriquet “Music City U.S.A.,” but it’s s...

Modern Screen by Jesse Small With a dual major in sculpture and ceramics, artist Jesse Small explores the idea of “decoration,” believing that the...

Some architects say the fun of problem-solving keeps their practices vital. But those at Prentiss Balance Wickline (PBW) say that it’s finding a sit...

In 1948, a young photographer named Gordon Parks spent weeks getting to know and aiming his camera at the gritty world of 17-year-old Leonard “Redâ€...

Panoramic views of the Jemez Mountains greet David McElroy when he enters his studio on the high plains of New Mexico. A window in place of two garage...

Mosaic artist Marlea Taylor began her fine-art career in printmaking. But frustrated with the limits of working on paper, she decided to delve into mo...

Jamie Burnes creates his art through encounters with environmental detritus. The found objects he uses in his sculptures reveal themselves as tree tru...

Through her work with animal rescues and sanctuaries, cleaning cages and transporting injured wild animals to urgent care, Allison Leigh Smith transla...

Spoken through the language of color, Roger Hayden Johnson applies a meditative sheen on his paintings of small rowboats. Devoid of figures or movemen...

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