Winter art show preview

G. Russell Case’s Rolling Shadows (oil, 24×52)

Art lovers and collectors, mark your calendars. The 2010 winter season ushers in an array of must-see museum and gallery shows across the West.

  • The Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale combines traditional and contemporary paintings and sculptures by 62 top artists, including G. Russell Case, George Carlson and Carolyn Anderson. The annual show features landscape, figurative and still-life works. The presentation runs Jan. 9-24, 2010, at Denver’s National Western Complex.
  • The popular Los Angeles Art Show takes place Jan. 20-24 at the downtown Los Angeles Convention Center and is a magnet for Hollywood types like Diane Keaton, Steve Martin and other glitterati. The show is presented by the Fine Art Dealers Association and by all accounts is the largest art fair on the West Coast. Prominent living and deceased artists from around the globe are represented by more than 130 galleries.   
  • The week after the LA Art Show, the City of Angels hosts the annual Masters of the American West Fine Arts Exhibition and Sale held at the Autry National Center. The show mixes contemporary and historic paintings and sculptures by 75 artists who hail mostly from the western United States. Clyde Aspevig, Mian Situ and William Shepherd are among the participants. The show is open to the public Feb. 7 through March 7.
  • If you happen to be in Los Angeles during the Autry show, consider heading out to the desert. On Feb. 8 the International Guild of Realism presents its fifth annual juried show at J. Willott Gallery in Palm Desert. The artworks range from expressionistic figurative oil paintings by Jacquelyn Bischak to a slices of city life by watercolorist Dean Mitchell. The show is on view through Feb. 26.
—Bonnie Gangelhoff

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