An ongoing exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM), On Native Land: Landscapes from the Haub Family Collection, seeks to reorient our perception of ...

We all understand that the act of creation is a vital way for artists to express their feelings and thoughts about the world. Collectors also know tha...

Prices for Western works, from paintings to sculptures to a variety of other media, achieved pleasing heights in late winter and early spring, leading...

Hollis Chitto’s beaded bag Bloodwork Number 2 might at first appear to be a beautiful piece of traditional American Indian art, its symmetrical desi...

Many of Sophy Brown’s recent works offer a deeply personal spin on the concept of the vanishing West. In Dueto Americano, for example, she realistic...

Plein air artist W. Truman Hosner does not hesitate when asked to explain why pastels are his medium of choice. “From the youngest age,” he says, ...

When Al Boswell came across his late father’s pocket watch a few years ago, he realized he had to create something special so its significance would...

The siding on the building that houses Kevin Red Star’s studio is burnished wood, giving it the look of an old weathered barn. Unassuming. Natural. ...

When the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco was badly damaged by fire following the deadly earthquake of 1906, architect and engineer Julia Morgan was hi...

Modern Molesworth-Style Chairs by How Kola Furniture In 1998, after leaving a job in Wyoming’s oil fields, artisan Tim Lozier started How Kola Furni...

Ask Michele Shelor and Allison Colwell to explain their Phoenix, Arizona-based landscape architecture firm’s philosophy, and they immediately jump t...

Intuitive. Charmed. Spirited. These words could describe interior designer Angela Todd, who defines herself as a visual storyteller. She came to the d...

Architect Brian Freese describes a house he designed in 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a premier example of “Midwest Modern” architecture, a term he ...

It is said in Japanese culture that water bridges the past and present, tradition and modernity. Outside the bustling streets of Seattle, sitting at t...

The West has provided powerful stimuli for generations of artists. It’s a unique place, yet exists for many as an ideal, a fantasy, myth, symbol, or...

This is the story of a magical property and uncommon relationships. It is also a tale about the soul of a place, and how a house can become the physic...

Austin, Texas: Home to fabulous food, live music, a booming tech industry, and a general quirkiness that supersedes its official role as the state cap...

P.A. Nisbet, known to his friends as Peter or Pete, is also known as a cloud painter — not a common moniker for an artist. “If you look at art his...

If ever there was a designer with expertise in Spanish Colonial furniture, architectural objects, and art, it’s Samuel Saunders. His hacienda and wa...

An apt metaphor for  Michael Blessing’s career-defining moment of inspiration might best be described not as a light bulb going off, but rather as ...

By the time Catharine Carter Critcher set off on her own for Taos, New Mexico in 1920, she was 52 and had been making her living from art for almost t...

Over the course of his life, Dan Corazzi has played many different roles. His varied experiences have included working as a French teacher, high schoo...

Traditional Western art and memorabilia are back in the saddle. Prices for works in certain sales showed buoyancy; and overall, collectors exhibited b...

In the eighth grade, like many students, Susie Hyer took an aptitude test to indicate possible career paths. “My results came back saying that I was...

The first train whistled into Flagstaff, Arizona, on August 1, 1882. Its riders were a rogue mix of scientists, explorers, and tourists, all of them a...

Magazine Racks by Norseman Designs West Originally based in New York, John Gallis traded a lucrative career building custom cabinetry for Bloomingdale...

David Darling, co-founder and partner in the San Francisco-based Aidlin Darling Design, knew by age 6 that he would be an architect. Not so for co-fou...

Israel Holloway never dreamed of setting records when he began painting more than a decade ago. “I just enjoy being on the journey,” he says. Neve...

Bruce Cascia studies storm clouds up close and personal for the dramatically realistic scenes he paints of the vast prairie. “I am constantly going ...

Sabrina Stiles sees herself as a storyteller. Instead of words, however, she wields pastels to convey the narratives she discovers while observing the...

San Antonio, Texas, is replete with reminders of its Spanish history: Colonial Revival architecture, flower-decked balconies overlooking the San Anton...

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...

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