In Southwest Contemporary Vol. 8: Medium + Support, guest juror Laura Copelin discusses the jurying process and themes that thread the ten featured artists together.
Southwest Contemporary publisher Lauren Tresp discusses the publication's role in the arts ecosystem of the Southwest—including some behind-the-scenes work building networks and sharing resources.
Building Man, an annual, week-long desert rave and art festival in Green River, Utah, celebrates artists who work with found and reclaimed materials.
The University of Nevada, Reno’s low-residency MFA Interdisciplinary Arts program celebrates its most recent summer residency—and announces that applications are open to join the program in January 2024.
In the Santa Fe Opera’s 2023 staging of Pelléas et Mélisande, director Netia Jones’s contemporary aesthetics renew Debussy’s mystifying Symbolist opera for present-day audiences.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park celebrates the centennial anniversary of this special national park in a new exhibition at the Carlsbad Museum, May 30–October 25, 2023.
Isabelle Plat, an artist based in Paris, France, brings a new definition of portraiture to Taos in a new exhibition at the Wright Contemporary, opening on June 10 with a reception 4-6 pm.
The Santa Fe Railyard Park + Plaza is a site of creative collaborations, with recent projects presented in collaboration with the Railyard Park Conservancy’s Railyard Art Project and local arts organizations.
WNMU Museum in Silver City, New Mexico, occupies a historic building and houses one of the largest collections of Mimbres pottery and artifacts in the world, as well as other prehistoric Southwestern pottery and artifacts.
Karma Henry is a Paiute, Italian, and Portuguese artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, whose acrylic paintings consider the landscape as site for both the literal and personal embodiment of place.
Zuyva Sevilla, an artist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, makes new-media works that contemplate the cosmic and ineffable, such as heat signatures and dust patterns.
Ahní Rocheleau is a Santa Fe-based artist whose interdisciplinary work collapses the distance between humans and nature, exhibiting a deep care for the environment that bridges art and activism.
New Mexico artist Lynnette Haozous (Chiricahua Apache, Diné, Taos Pueblo) combines art and activism with murals that bring representation of Native peoples and cultures into public spaces.
The Monastery of Christ in the Desert is host to a community of Benedictine monks in the magnificent Chama Canyon and was designed by famous designer and woodworker George Nakashima.
New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary announces the public opening date of September 23, 2023.
William Havu Gallery presents Changing Shapes, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Hyunmee Lee, with an opening reception on Friday, May 12, 5-8 pm in Denver.
New Mexico-based artist Eric García presents solo exhibition Aim High at Ogden Contemporary Arts and unveils a community mural, the culmination of a two-month residency at OCA.
Southwest Contemporary announces the 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now 2023.
Lindsay Brenner's Human Bird Nest, a public artwork presented by the Railyard Art Project in Santa Fe, combines themes of sanctuary, rebirth, and ecological resilience.
Southwest Contemporary wins design, photography, and editorial awards in the 2023 Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies contest.
New Mexico-based artist Kate Rivers debuts new work in an exhibition at Kay Contemporary Art at their Canyon Road gallery in Santa Fe.
The University of New Mexico Art Museum celebrates the exhibition Hindsight Insight 2.0 with a reception on March 31, 4-7 pm.
Simone Johnson writes about her experience living between New York City and Arizona, while also highlighting her explorations of water and time in the Colorado River Basin.
The decline of the Colorado River through drought and other factors has prompted artists to call attention to this event. Does art have the power, though, to mitigate the crisis?
Gary Burnley's collages explore representation, memory, and an image’s meaning through contrast in the exhibition Stranger(s) in the Village at the Amarillo Museum of Art.
Southwest Contemporary announces our inaugural Community Editorial Advisory Board, a group of arts leaders from across the region who will provide us with critical feedback about important stories we need to tell.
Lauren Tresp, publisher and editor, looks back at 2022, a year of growth, engagement, and relationship-building for Southwest Contemporary.
Southwest Contemporary's staff, Natalie Hegert, Steve Jansen, Angie Rizzo, and Lauren Tresp, pick their favorite reads—and one podcast—of 2022.