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Southwest Art December/January 2020

The work of the West's most accomplished artists come to your home in the pages of Southwest Art. Dedicated to the coverage and preservation of this unique genre of American art, each issue profiles the artists of the Southwest and looks at their work and what to expect in the upcoming times. Written for collectors, dealers and art enthusiasts of all levels, Southwest Art acts as your very own gallery, with brightly colored photography of hand-picked pieces filling the pages!

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telling great stories

I’VE BEEN THINKING lately how there’s a real art to telling someone a good story. The idea first came to mind when a friend told me about a Toastmasters meeting he had recently attended. Part of the meeting is devoted to what the organization calls “table topics,” which are impromptu, two-minute speeches on topics that are assigned on the spot. The easiest way to approach this kind of speech, I suggested, might be to think of a story that relates (even if only tangentially) to the topic; recounting a specific experience you’ve had seems much less daunting than coming up with a general collection of thoughts or opinions. If, for example, the topic is “my favorite color” (which was the sample topic my friend gave me), it might be hard…

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katie j. liddiard

AS A CHILD, Katie J. Liddiard explored a variety of interests and hobbies that, in turn, prompted many exciting ideas about what she wanted to be when she grew up. There were a few major contenders, recalls Liddiard, chuckling: “My top three career choices were astronaut, artist, or professional soccer player.” Today the Utah native is still an astronomy buff and a soccer enthusiast, but it was her passion for fine art that won out. She studied traditional drawing and painting intensively, first at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and then at the Masters Academy of Art in Provo, UT. After graduating in 2014, she served as the school’s assistant director for four years before making the leap into painting full time. The artist has been exploring a looser,…

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jing zhao

JING ZHAO always dreamed of becoming a great artist one day. As a child growing up in Qingdao, China, she had a natural talent for drawing. She studied with a private art teacher and drew every day in hopes of someday attending a top fine-art academy in China. Even when her path took a very different turn—leading her to a career in law, and then software engineering, in the United States—her interest in art never faded. During that time, “I drew a little bit, but just for fun and to relax,” says Zhao. Things changed, however, in 2016, when Zhao visited an Oil Painters of America exhibition near her home in the Dallas, TX, area. “I met a lot of great artists there, and their stories and their works inspired me…

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charles newman

PLEIN-AIR ARTIST Charles Newman has worn many hats in life: mural restoration specialist, custom framer and furniture maker, art instructor, father. These days the award-winning artist continues to stay busy as a full-time carpenter, fitting in his passion for painting whenever and wherever he can. In the quiet evening hours, after his kids have gone to bed, Newman likes to set up his oil paints at his dining-room table and dash off a still life or interior scene in the alla prima style. Much more frequently, however, Newman paints outside the walls of his home. The artist lives in Haddon Township, NJ, a suburb located just across the Delaware River from downtown Philadelphia. Philly’s urban and industrial locales especially appeal to Newman, and he also gravitates toward old towns with history…

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coors western art exhibit & sale

EVERY YEAR SINCE 1993, the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale has kicked off the collecting year for serious fans of western art. What distinguishes it from other shows across the nation, says curator Rose Fredrick, is the fact that “we are a contemporary realist show set in the West,” featuring “artists who are thinking about contemporary issues, and sometimes using contemporary materials, rather than painting historical or romanticized works.” This year’s edition debuts with the Red Carpet Reception on the evening of Tuesday, January 7, during which the artists’ main works are sold by fixed-price drawing and their smaller works are sold in a silent auction. The show is then open to the public during the National Western Stock Show, January 11-26. Some 400 pieces are on display from 59…

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holiday small works show

THIS DECEMBER, Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, hosts its 19th annual Holiday Small Works Show. This year’s show features paintings and sculptures—measuring no more than 12 by 16 inches each—by 55 top western artists. The more than 100 works on view depict a wide variety of subjects, from traditional western themes to still lifes, landscapes, figures, and wildlife. The gallery’s Janell Grady is delighted with the works in the show from some of the gallery’s top artists, including a stunning wildlife painting titled PRAIRIE SUNSET by Ken Carlson. “He is not painting as much as he used to, so we are so very grateful to have a piece from him,” Grady says. “We also received three beautiful pieces from Carrie Ballantyne: a Conté portrait of a Native American girl, an oil…