On the days that artist Hugh Jenkins blows glass, visitors pass the wild chickens on the property and enter his studio to see him in action. Dipping t...

Nesting Bowl Set by Alexandra Geller We’ve found the perfect gift for the culinary artist: this creative set of nesting bowls, handmade by ceramicis...

The theme of confluence resonates throughout any conversation with Kathy Hancox and Michael Kothke, founders of the Tucson, Arizona-based HK Associate...

When Ron Shanor creates his Western-style furniture, which has won admiration for three decades, he welcomes an assist from an unexpected collaborator...

Susan Folwell may be following in the footsteps of her ancestors as at least the fifth generation in her family to make pottery. But one glance at her...

Maeve Eichelberger grew up with “a lot of art supplies around,” thanks to her architect and sculptor father and her mother who pursued interior de...

Natalie Christensen clearly remembers being asked in early childhood what she dreamed of becoming when she grew up. “I said I wanted to be an artist...

Anyone wondering where Susie Gordon finds inspiration for her realistic yet fanciful animal paintings need only look at what she calls “our little b...

In every issue of WA&A, we share the stories of creative individuals and their work. We document the long road that eventually leads to a complete...

Art has always played a significant role in Gail Hayes Davis’s life, and she made it one of her goals to share its importance with others. Her profe...

Art sales in late spring brought collectors together, saw a few new auction records for artists, and overall showed that the market for American, West...

Glen Ernst wanted his last project to scare him. The Arizona-based home builder and operator of Peak Ventures knew he had a swan song on his hands. Be...

Jay and Sandra Mesinger cherish the times their whole family is together under one roof. In fact, they cherish it so much that they even have a term f...

Andreas and Naomi Kunert, the founders of Ancient Art of Stone, complete their handmade, one-of-a-kind architectural installations with a process they...

Glowing at the westernmost point of a long plaza, a mass of golden glass tentacles absorbs and diffuses the last rays of the sinking sun. A giant towe...

Werner Segarra was visiting his mother in 2001 when he idly opened a closet and saw boxes labeled with the names of each of her children. He was 34 at...

FIFTH x ROCKDEEP M.1 Trail Shoe by Dewayne Dale Jr. Diné (Navajo) shoe designer Dewayne Dale Jr. — from the Red Running into Water Clan, born for t...

Steve Bull can’t recall a definitive moment or event 
that led him to architecture. There was no childhood epiphany over a set of building blocks;...

When Texas-based artists and twin brothers Stuart and Scott Gentling were asked why they never tried to extend their art presence and collector base b...

Some years ago, T Barny presented an exhibition of his abstract stone sculptures at LightHouse in San Francisco, an organization that promotes indepen...

The mesmerizingly detailed and realistic oil paintings by Karen Woods resonate with anyone who’s marveled at the beauty of the ordinary world when t...

Take one look at Ancient Origins, a recent work by Carrie Penley, and it’s clear that the artist resonates with the American West. An accurate yet e...

In the early 80’s, when Greg Overton was a fourth-grader in Salt Lake City, Utah, a professional artist came to speak to his class. “We had a pain...

Western art shows and sales in early spring were infused with a celebratory atmosphere as organizers, artists, and buyers in some cases gathered in pe...

The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program offers visitors a chance to experience the settings where great paintings and sculptures were create...

With Arches National Park to the north and Canyonlands National Park to the southwest, Moab, Utah, is known as a destination for outdoor enthusiasts a...

Lisa Gidday and Amy Lehman were searching for a new dining room table when they met interior designer Gina D’Amore in her Denver Design District sho...

Grant Redden’s paintings of the people, animals, and terrain of the West have a gentle, almost tender luminosity. Even in portraying the rugged trap...

Just as a painter creates a study that becomes a completed work, homeowners seeking to plant a new garden this spring will find the project more achie...

David Phelps sculpts mostly larger-than-life yet realistic bronzes of humans and animals that often seem to rise up from or sink below the surfaces on...

Rebecca Haines resolutely resists the labels many people feel inclined to attach to an artist’s work. One glance at her dreamlike, colorful, and bol...

One day last autumn, Jim Bortz was fly fishing on the Shoshone River near his home in Cody, Wyoming. “I got so wrapped up in it,” he recalls, “t...

Judith Brunko conveys deeply felt connections to the Native American dancers and other traditionally clad figures she captures with spirited verisimil...

Robin Cole enthusiastically declares herself “primarily an oil painter now,” but she quickly adds that all her work continues to be “very much i...

In 1991, just as his career was about to take flight, Tucker Smith created a 10-by-12-inch painting of a scene he’d observed at the Kentucky Derby. ...

What can we learn about our shared region by examining the expressions of others? What historical perspective or peaceful moment does an artist call t...

There’s something special about waiting in line for a ferry. The suitcases are packed, and the air is crackling with anticipation. But unlike air tr...

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