A View to the West, Western Art Collector, November 2017

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INSIDE Sporting Art • Santa Fe Art Auction • Martin Grelle • Z.S. Liang • Logan Hagege NOVEMBER 2017




Up to 25 works November 1-15, 2017 Trailside Galleries 7330 E. Main Street, #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, (480) 945-7751 www.trailsidegalleries.com

Preserving heritage


aving spent more than 50 years devoted to preserving and interpreting the American West, Trailside Galleries celebrates that commitment with their new show A View to the West. The exhibition features brand new works from more than 25 Western artists, including Kathleen Dunphy, Marlin Rotach, Mike Desatnick, Robert Duncan and William S. Phillips. Rotach’s watercolor Deep Shadows on the Mesa will be featured in the show. Of his work, he says, “I was fortunate to grow up in the 1950’s when Westerns were the mainstay in movies and television. Like all my childhood friends, we all dreamed of being cowboys riding through those landscapes with spectacular vistas.” Last year, he participated in a trail ride in Moab, Utah, on which much of his recent work is based. “The light, the shapes, the complexity of color from the Canyonland’s mesas was a definite adrenaline rush and just the kind of inspirational challenge I seek.” This summer’s blistering Northern Californian sun encouraged Dunphy to seek refuge in higher elevations. The rivers and mountain forests she Kathleen Dunphy, Daybreak, oil, 36 x 36"

Mike Desatnick, History Lesson 101, oil, 30 x 36"


Robert Duncan, Waiting and Watching, oil, 24 x 30"

William S. Phillips, Flying Through Chatsworth, oil on board, 20 x 16"

encountered while on an early-morning walk with her dog prompted her to paint Daybreak. She says, “As the rising sun hit the damp edges of the river, steam rose up into the light and illuminated the start of another beautiful day in the mountains. I leashed up my dog before she could dive in the water

and break the serenity of the scene, then quickly set up my easel to paint a study.” A View to the West will open November 1 at Trailside Galleries’ Scottsdale, Arizona, location, and on November 11 the gallery will host a reception and open house from 1 to 4 p.m., allowing collectors a chance to view

the body of all new works with many of the participating artists in attendance. The show will remain on view through November 15. Fo r a d i re c t l i n k to t he ex h i b it i n g g a l l e r y g o to w w w. we ste r n a r tc o l l e c to r. co m