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...

Louis Escobedo refuses to limit his creative expression to any one theme. “I like to paint still lifes, people, and landscapes. Even after all this ...

By morning you are paddling like a maniac, traversing whitewater rapids. At night, you’re clutching binoculars for a close-up view of your favorite ...

Candid Rogers spent his childhood on a cattle and horse ranch in southwest Texas, where he absorbed both the natural and agrarian landscapes that rema...

Natural Charging Stones from Einova For a functional yet elegant touch in an office, a kitchen, or on a bedside table, we appreciate the decorative co...

The dazzling lights of the Las Vegas Strip beckon less than a 30-minute drive to the southeast. Within the exclusive residential resort community call...

Still-life paintings by Sarah Siltala stir the soul like small miracles. Consider American Goldfinch, for example. The bird looks vibrantly three-dime...

Early next year, some of Nicole Finger’s paintings will soar to their greatest heights yet. That’s when three works, including Butterfly Express, ...

Tony Hochstetler celebrates the natural world’s small-scale wonders in bronze sculptures that combine faithful realism with elegant Art Nouveau, and...

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...

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