There are several art magazines out there that are of interest to art collectors, artists, and art lovers. One, however, stands out: "Art of the West". Now in it's 27th year, Tom Tierney and Allan Duerr continue to publish a bimonthly magazine that is thoughtful, original, and important.
I, like so many subscribers, anticipate the magazine's arrival to read about featured artists, collectors, and galleries. The various departments that are included in each issue are significant: They include, "What's News", "Straight Talk", "One on One", "Letters", and the informative, "Law and the Art World".
A recent letter to the editors from an artist whose work was featured in the last issue sums it up best: " . . . I think you are awesome. Your commitment to maintaining a magazine in which nobody can 'pay to be featured' is absolutely outstanding. Thank heaven that there's an art magazine that's honestly
concerned with informing collectors of quality work! I may be the only artist in Art of the West history whose galleries completely dropped the ball. I didn't advertise, they didn't advertise, and you still ran the feature. " - Josh Clare
Tom and Allan routinely attend shows and exhibitions and are truly dedicated to the art world. Below, I'm with Tom at this year's Prix de West in Oklahoma City. The next photo is Allan at the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, Wyoming.
As a sculptor, I appreciate the fact that sculpture is included in most issues. Below, is a recent article spotlighting the Briscoe Museum's commission and installation of my site specific architectural sculpture elements that were added to their stunning museum restoration and Art Deco masterpiece located on the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio.
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