Although it’s a region, the West sparks creative interpretations that expand far beyond geography or location. The beauty and uniqueness of the land...

A collection of grand structures within the national parks pays tribute to the pioneering architects who embraced the harmony between rustic design an...

The Burnt Forest Collection from MFGR Designs “Just because they look like ski bums, doesn’t mean they are. Okay — they are, but they also make ...

These are the most challenging times that almost any of us can remember. But as we continue to face uncertainties and difficulties that are unpreceden...

Discovering landscape architecture at Texas A&M University was hardly David Hocker’s aha moment. For a kid who loved the outdoors, made pocket m...

Tim Lozier adds his own creative spin to classic Western-style furniture in a range of club chairs and sofas, desks and dining sets, beds and dressers...

Beth Cavener’s ceramic sculptures defy easy explanation and gravity alike. Since her 2002 residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana...

With modest brevity, Mardie Rees describes herself as “a sculptor of the human figure and the portrait.” Yet, that summation embraces a breadth of...

When she was growing up in Indiana, Sheila Miles drew just about anything within her orbit: cows, horses, barns, even the calves her family raised in ...

Sarah Lamb first discovered the appeal of still life paintings more than three decades ago as a teenager in Atlanta, Georgia, while taking three-hour-...

Interior designer Sharon Lohss, founder of Shelter Interiors, based in Bozeman, Montana, credits good genes for her deep-rooted creativity. “My moth...

George Matthews has lent his expertise to everything from real estate and oil investments to cattle operations and managing the game ranch he and his ...

Western and Native American art sales so far for 2020, a year slated to be remembered for a global pandemic and economic challenges, prove that you ca...

Rox Corbett On a quiet morning this past spring, as Rox Corbett was gazing at birds on a feeder at her Wyoming ranch, an image for a drawing appeared ...

When a couple bought 100 acres north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1980, one thing was for sure: It wasn’t a home site for just anyone. Surrounded by ...

Though just inland from the 118-year-old arts community of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, a gently rolling eight-acre property resembled the fairytale...

When Utah artist G. Russell Case paints the Southwest desert, he explains that his purpose as an artist is not to seek glory or renown for himself but...

This January, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith turned 80. As a painter, printmaker, collage and installation artist, curator, lecturer, and political activist...

A couple years ago, I fell asleep in a hotel room painted with sky blue walls and puffy clouds with faces on them; a little girl in ceremonial dress s...

Heavy Metal Pendants from Buster + Punch “Street-inspired” describes the work of Buster + Punch, a London-based fashion label that patented these ...

“When Kate and Vera started the company, they deliberately gave it the name Arterra versus using their names,” says Gretchen Whittier, a partner a...

His face was that of a Renaissance prince. His dark hair framed it, his piercing eyes glared, and a crooked nose — broken in childhood — looked pe...

There’s a canoe hanging from the ceiling of Dick Idol’s art studio, and it’s not just any old boat. Purchased from a fur trade museum in Michiga...

In a time when challenges and uncertainties abound, it’s reassuring to learn that artists, art dealers, and collectors are doing what they do best: ...

Were Obi Kaufmann simply a watercolorist producing subtly exquisite works of surpassing immediacy, that would be enough. Were he merely a writer of th...

Elsa Sroka “never grew up around cows,” she says of her Fort Collins, Colorado, childhood. More and more these days, however, her rocketing reputa...

Jeremy Winborg eagerly anticipated the moment his entry came up for sale at the 50th annual Russell Live Auction at the C.M. Russell Museum back in Ma...

Some of Ben Jordan’s earliest, fondest memories date back to childhood excursions with his dad to old Native American sites on the desert plateau ne...

The prevailing mindset among most collectors is that sculptures are forever durable. Although bronze, wood, and even marble may seem less fragile than...

When it comes to Iroquois beadwork, Dolores Elliott of Johnson City, New York, is one of the world’s top experts. With a collection of nearly 2,600 ...

STANDING ON A DOCK ALONG THE WARWICK RIVER IN VIRGINIA ONE MOONLIT SUMMER NIGHT, Jennifer Moses pulled out her portable set of gouache paints. She mad...

IF CURVY AND COLORFUL POST-MODERN DETAILS, GLASS BLOCKS, and a prodigious amount of pink — on moldings, cabinets, floors, and logs — ever came bac...

AT THE BASE OF THE MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS IN ARIZONA, the views of the Sonoran Desert feel endless, and the cities of Scottsdale and Phoenix appear below ...

IT’S ALL ABOUT AUTHENTICITY,” SAYS ARTIST DAVID DORNAN. “Passion and process are everything for me, because if the passion and joy of the proces...

Good design doesn’t only transform a space, it can change a life. Just ask interior designer Lisa Samuel, founder of the award-winning Samuel Design...

The market for Western works held steady in the early months of 2020, which is always a welcome sign for auction officials and gallerists. Yet, the nu...

Fortune destined Tylee Abbott, vice president and specialist in Christie’s American Art Department, to be attuned to the art of the U.S. West. Abbot...

Despite the diverse creative avenues and mediums showcased in each issue of WA&A, this issue, and every issue, is about place. And while it’s ge...

Erin Hanson portrays the Western landscape with bold, gemlike colors and bravura brushstrokes that fully immerse viewers in her large-scale paintings....

Through his vividly realistic watercolors, Mark Kohler distills the very essence of the West and its people. Whether his subject is a cowboy astride a...

Sally Maxwell’s images of animals in the wild seem almost aglow with inner light, thanks in part to the less-than-usual medium in which she creates ...

JC Spock first fell in love with the West almost three decades ago as a teenager on a six-week cross-country family vacation. “I was so amazed by th...

Elizabeth Devereaux is playing a major role in redefining the concept of stained-glass windows as most people think they know them today. In fact, she...

Joel Ostlind’s subject matter reflects the glorious diversity of the Rocky Mountain West, encompassing cowboys, horses and cattle, wildlife, fly fis...

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