Catch up on recent art news headlines in the Southwest region, including people on the move, grants, and more.
Southwest artist residencies (and a cool one in Nebraska!) in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming with deadlines between August 2022 and January 2023.
Ya La’ford, Ogden Contemporary Arts’s first artist-in-residence, visualizes a past, present, and future Southwest in Survey: The West.
Gallery Incomplet in Santa Fe is likely the world’s first art space to exclusively display incomplete works of art, ranging from barely completed paintings to undeveloped rolls of film.
Hit the road this summer for Southwest art exhibitions in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
Shelly C. Lowe (Diné), the first Native American to chair the National Endowment for the Humanities, is approaching her high-profile job at the granting institution through an Indigenous lens.
The New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary is set to become the Santa Fe Railyard’s newest and highest profile occupant.
The Albuquerque Museum tells the compelling story of African American homesteading in New Mexico in the exhibition Facing the Rising Sun.
Starting fall 2023, Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque will no longer offer a bench jewelry certificate program for its students.
A believed first-time gathering of Utah contemporary art curators at the 2022 Spring Summit in Green River yields big dreams and ideas for improvement.
A jewelry-making program helps train artisans for steady career opportunities in Albuquerque. That may not be enough for the cash-strapped school.
If you decide to Gogh, be prepared for decent visuals, a hefty debit charge, and a pun or two at the Beyond Van Gogh projection room at Albuquerque’s Sawmill District.
The For Freedoms collective, dubbed the country’s largest network of artists, cultural workers, and organizations, engages in tough and important conversations about social change through artistic civic activism.
Southwest Contemporary's handy roundup of choice spring 2022 art exhibitions includes shows in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
To some family-run businesses, two murals by local Albuquerque artists are indicative of new creative energy in Old Town. To city officials, they’re out of character for the historic district and must go.
Southwest artist and writer residencies in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
Denver-based Mexican immigrant filmmaker Raúl O. Paz-Pastrana, director of a feature-length documentary about migrant labor at the Kentucky Derby, is one of few Southwest recipients of a Creative Capital Award.
In an off-limits, decommissioned tunnel at the Albuquerque International Sunport, nobody knows the origins of stunning mosaic artworks.
Gustavo Victor Goler and a team of master santeros conserve the devotional works of José Rafael Aragón at the San Antonio de Padua church in the New Mexico village of Cordova.
Justin Favela, Luis Tapia, and Rose B. Simpson are recipients of the inaugural Joan Mitchell Fellowship, which gives awardees unparalleled recognition and $60,000 in unrestricted funds.
A retrospective of German-American female photographer Marion Palfi at the Phoenix Art Museum, the first major exhibition since her 1978 death, places her towards the top of social research photographers.
Desierto Mountain Time, a constellation of contemporary arts organizations in the Southwest United States and northern Mexico, launches an ambitious series of exhibitions, artist talks, and a podcast series.
Thais Mather: Western Blue at Santa Fe’s form & concept ponders the comprehensive characteristics of the color blue in a cunning display of sculptural installations, micro-pointillist drawings, watercolors, and holograms.
Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz, a Santa Fe cultural worker and oral historian, holds a series of live talks this week that spotlight the distinct nature of BIPOC cultural work.
In the tiny town of Fort Garland, Colorado, Unsilenced: Indigenous Enslavement in Southern Colorado by Chip Thomas (the artist known as jetsonorama) spotlights uncomfortable and paramount histories of Indigenous captivity.