Both Western and American artworks achieved amounts higher than expected during late fall and winter sales. There’s no doubt the auction block was b...

When Emily Janak was growing up in the horse country of Lexington, Kentucky, design was a family tradition. “My mother is a decorator and would tote...

Paul Schürch “paints” pictures and creates other artful objects using an unexpected medium: thin wood veneers, designed, hand-cut, and applied to...

About 25 years ago, Debora Duran-Geiger began to explore making ceramic-mosaic folk art crosses set into wooden frames handcrafted by her husband Mich...

A first glance at any of Kevin Box’s collaborative sculptures almost invariably leads to a second, longer look in astonishment. How does a folded pi...

On a recent summer afternoon, while Robert D. McFarland and his wife Robbie were riding their bikes during one of their frequent visits to the area wh...

When Leslie Duke was little, she loved her mother’s bedtime readings of Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man, a seafaring tale written and illustrated by Robert...

Steve Kestrel’s minute-long stroll from his house to the studio on 63 acres in Colorado’s Redstone Canyon, about 15 miles west of Fort Collins, of...

Post-war American artist Paul Harris [1925 – 2018] decided to become a sculptor while attending the University of New Mexico in 1948, where he studi...

SHED Architecture & Design is a bit of a maverick in today’s design world; they hue to a pragmatic rather than a conceptual line. That’s no ac...

Café Solo from Eva Solo Eva Solo opened its doors more than 100 years ago, and today, it’s managed by Jan Engelbrecht, the fourth generation of the...

In the mid-1970s, Mark Klett was a young man with a degree in geology and an interest in photography when he heard about an intriguing United States G...

Artist Dan Namingha comes from a succession of historically significant artists, and he continues that tradition with his own work. Born and raised in...

Mark Kelso is an artist’s artist: he’s one of those rare and talented people who’s good at everything he does, which some might find annoying if...

“Getting lost so you can find your way back” has been a theme, both professionally and personally, for architect Larry Yaw. And his adult children...

When Max Baucus’ term as ambassador to the People’s Republic of China ended in 2017, he and his wife, Melodee Hanes, had a decision to make — th...

How perfectly apt that Wayne Delyea, maker of heirloom-quality Western contemporary furniture, should live and work in what was once the largest pecan...

Lisa Gleim has loved portraying the natural world’s denizens for as long as she can remember. “When I was 6, I drew a picture of a clown with a li...

To label Vanessa Compton’s artwork as “collage” may at first cause some people to erroneously imagine the sorts of projects done by weekend craf...

In one of America’s most spectacular holiday displays, the Mission Inn presents its annual Festival of Lights for six weeks starting the day after T...

Carved Chipped Chest by Anthony E. Martinez The landscape depicted in popular paintings of Northern New Mexico is where Anthony E. Martinez grew up, w...

Matt Fajkus doesn’t recall any “aha” moments on his path to architecture. Similarly, he can’t point to specific designers who inspired his car...

Friends called her Beck or Becky. She dressed in traditional Western garb — denim breeches, boots, and kerchiefs — and topped her mane of prematur...

In an area of mostly single-story adobe houses in Taos, New Mexico, Thom “Tex” Wheeler’s home and studio is an architectural anomaly. Visitors d...

When Brett Allen Johnson received the Victor Higgins Work of Distinction Award at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art’s Quest f...

A personal art collection is full of stories. I was reminded of this fact recently while unpacking a box of keepsakes from my parents’ garage, in wh...

Having grown up surrounded by the lush Hawaiian 
outdoors and her mother’s vibrant watercolor paintings, Jenni Leasia’s natural inclination to i...

If you want to meet a modern day Renaissance 
man, say hello to Mark Sublette. Formerly a practicing physician specializing in preventative, occupat...

Collectors showed enthusiasm for a return to in-person gatherings at art auctions this fall. Events brought together painters, sculptors, and buyers w...

Richard and Vanessa Smith’s sleek and modern home overlooking Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado is an unusual sight among the log cabin estates in...

Architect Chris Moulder has always been fascinated with old farm structures and ranch compounds. A Connecticut native, he grew up surrounded by old bu...

In the early 1980s, James Lavadour was painting landscapes in an empty schoolhouse. The building dated to the 1930s, but the Catholic Mission it belon...

On the second day of working on a still life painting not long ago, Sherrie McGraw found herself in a familiar and frustrating situation. The first da...

Labeling Levi Jackson’s artworks as photographs alone would be the same sort of reductionism he undoubtedly advises his students against when teachi...

Artist William “Lucky” Davis stands by the window in his restored 1920s-era cabin-turned-studio in Paradise Valley, Montana. He’s gazing out at ...

You’d think the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” would be especially appropriate when describing photographer Edward S. Curtis [1868...

C.W. Mundy knows that a high level of proficiency and his ability to control paint can get in the way of creating an excellent work of art. When he se...

Josh Tafoya designs and weaves vivid, contemporary textiles that draw on his Southwestern heritage in Northern New Mexico, “going back all the way t...

Auction houses were happily subjected to pent-up demand from collectors during late summer sales. Prices edged upward, as did spirits during a return ...

When Annie O’Carroll was in her twenties, traveling the world as a sales manager for Marriott Hotels, she never dreamed that she’d have a flourish...

An art collection can act as a road map for our beliefs and values. It can reflect the landscapes we find beautiful, the artistic techniques or styles...

Montana architect Greg Matthews is on a roll. Less than two years after opening the doors to his five-person firm in Bozeman, Greg Matthews Studio, he...

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