Smoke the Moon, which moved from its original Marcy Street location to Canyon Road in March 2022, uplifts emerging artists and cultivates young collectors and artists in Santa Fe.
Utah’s New State Flag, To the Disappointment of Some, Won’t Depict the State Fish Wielding the State Firearm
During the Utah state and Salt Lake City flag competitions, residents fall in love with Grant Miller’s dark-horse design heavy on clowning state symbols and imagery.
Anthony Bondi’s standalone archive of Las Vegas arts from 1990 to 2015 recalls the Underground and the Committee for Public Safety, and sheds a light on the city’s cultural amnesia. […]
Core Contemporary in Las Vegas, under the direction of Nancy Good, focuses on local artist standbys and self-taught outsider artists in exhibition themes ranging from gun violence to queer aliens.
Salt Lake City’s Christian School, the brainchild of late artist Ralphael Plescia, is in limbo as an arts organization’s preservation efforts are hampered by the recent sale of the property.
Janet de Berge Lange, Jeff Falk, James B. Hunt, and Annie Lopez—in roundtable style—dish on downtown Phoenix’s art scene pre-America West Arena and prior to First Friday.
Albuquerque’s birds + Richard gallery and Richard B restaurant blur the lines between dinner party and exhibition opening with an invitation to take in art with a side of gastronomy.
Under New Leadership, the Springville Museum of Art Remains Essential to Utah Arts and Arts Education
Springville Museum of Art, newly helmed by Emily Larsen, is one of Utah’s oldest visual arts institutions—and a crucial component of the state’s arts education networks.
The combined Santa Fe offices of AOS Architects and MASS Design Group will help expand the humanitarian architecture footprint for Native and non-Native communities in New Mexico and beyond.
Angel Cabrales, a devotee of science, sci-fi, and his own cultural heritage based in El Paso, creates alternate worlds that are more playful than the serious and broken one we live in.
Arizona Commission on the Arts' new director says its governing board lacks geographic diversity, which goes against Arizona statute. It’s not the only violation of state law involving the agency.
Denver Digerati, under the direction of executive director and chief curator Sharifa Lafon, looks to change up its digital arts and educational programming in 2023.
Marcus Xavier Chormicle, Founder of Southern New Mexico’s CAV Gallery, Disentangles Personal Stories of Family Violence
Marcus Chormicle’s uncle and cousin passed away on the same day a year apart. On the anniversary of their deaths, the photographer opened the community-centered CAV Gallery in Las Cruces. […]
Several art museums in the Southwest region are highlighting local artists in creative ways, countering the tendency to associate major museums with monumental exhibitions of world-renowned artists.
Elpitha Tsoutsounakis’s Unknown Prospect explores the material possibilities of ochre to showcase the beauty and agency of the Utah landscape and its nonhuman inhabitants.
Join us at Critical Commons, a lively panel discussion and Q+A exploring the current state of art criticism and art writing in Denver and the greater Southwest at RedLine Contemporary Art Center.
Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row arts district is different (read: more corporate) these days. How are all of the speedy commercial and residential developments impacting local artists?
Pete Petrisko has spent decades participating in and documenting the downtown Phoenix arts scene, which has morphed from the grit of Metropophobobia and Gallery X to a place for brewpub-hopping.
A Rift Out West: Salt Lake City’s Arts Community Confronts Issues of Indigenous Representation at Local Gallery Modern West
New Mexico artist Billy Schenck has made a successful career of cowboy-and-Indian pop-art imagery, but a recent exhibition of his work brings present-day debates over representation and authorship into the harshest of spotlights.
From legendary folk artists in Texas to Black cowboys in New Mexico, these 2022-23 exhibitions are sure to get you thinking and exploring this winter.
Risolana—Albuquerque’s only risograph studio that’s set to open an exhibition by debut artist-in-residence Lena Kassicieh—builds knowledge-sharing connections and shares stories through printed books, posters, and more.
Wendy Kveck’s Prompt: at ASAP in Las Vegas explored the ways we stage ourselves and our art while employing a feminist practice that confronts and amplifies women as cultural markers.
As midterm elections loom, Stephen Marc, an Arizona-based photographer and Guggenheim fellow, explores what protests reveal about the American psyche in An American Journey Continues.
Arizona Commission on the Arts, which secured the state’s largest allocation of arts funding this past summer, dismisses executive director Anne L’Ecuyer less than a year into her term.
Doug Kacena, owner of Denver art gallery K Contemporary, replaces art-world stuffiness with swagger through stylish and attention-grabbing kicks.
John Sproul, a prominent local artist and owner of Nox Contemporary, will close the gallery following the end of Jared Steffensen’s exhibition Idem, Norms, Dorms Mine on November 4, 2022.
Country’s Largest Mexican Retablo Collection, Once Stored Underneath Bleachers, is Paired with Contemporary Devotional Works
Contemporary Ex-Votos at NMSU Art Museum sheds light on the understudied iconographic and ideological aspects of retablos depicting miracles on tin and found materials.
JC Gonzo’s photographs of New Mexico cemeteries place viewers in a symbiotic relationship with the land, community, and history.
Tya Alisa Anthony untangles the meaning of safe spaces as sanctuary and explores the art of social justice, human rights, and identity in the Mile High City.
Current Work, founded by longtime arts advocate Tiffini Porter, raises the contemporary art bar in Salt Lake City. The gallery also fills several sudden gaps in Utah's creative ecosystem.