First off, I want to thank everyone for their responses and feedback regarding the launch of Southwest Contemporary. The enthusiasm and support have been incredible! We will be launching our first event series in October, and we will open our state-wide call for artists to be included in our second annual Artists Issue (February-March 2020) later this month, so please stay tuned on our email list (sign up at southwestcontemporary.com) or on social media for calls for artists, announcements, and invitations!
Next, after the issue you are currently reading, The Magazine (now The Magazine by Southwest Contemporary) will look quite different. Beginning with our October-November issue, the magazine will be completely upgraded and become a true magazine on high-quality paper with an added cover stock. This is a huge investment in our readers and our product. If you would like to support the work we do, consider subscribing or becoming a premium account holder on our website.
Finally, on to the issue at hand. This month we embrace our new name and traverse the southwest from Silver City, New Mexico, to Scottsdale, Arizona. In our features, we visit the studio of Santa Fe artist Ted Larsen, whose work we are honored to present as this issue’s cover art. Briana Olson takes us on a day tour of some of Albuquerque’s incredible murals. Rachel Preston Prinz gives us the lowdown on the art, architecture, and natural glories in and around Silver City, New Mexico. Maggie Grimason goes deep with artists Ginger Dunnill and Cannupa Hanska Luger at their Glorieta, New Mexico home, to talk about their individual and collaborative practices spanning art, life, community, and family.
In our reviews this month, we go multi-disciplinary with reviews of dance, music, and visual art, and even venture to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona with new contributor Aviva Dove-Viebahn. And of course, don’t miss our “Tasting Notes,” “New Mexico Women,” and the Art Calendar, which is no less packed with events, even as the summer begins to wind down.
Thank you as ever for reading, Of course, we are always looking for input and feedback, so please send your comments, concerns, and ideas my way!
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