May 28 – July 12, 2021
New Western Talent is the premier juried online exhibition highlighting up-and-coming 2-D artists focusing on landscape, cowboy, native and wildlife subjects, represented in styles varying from abstract to photorealistic and classic to contemporary. Artists are juried on a three-piece body of work.
Best in Show: Andrew Barker
Director’s Choice Award: Kelsey Johnson
Artists’ Choice Award: Denise LaRue Mahlke
Public’s Choice Award: AnnMarie Young
Morgane Antoine, Andrew Barker, Kari Bell, Elaine Booth, Naomi Brown, Dollar Davis, Jimmy Descant, Erika Donaghy, Gen Farrell, Daniel Gonzalez, Debbi Green, Doyle Hostetler, Libby Humeniuk, Kelsey Johnson, Denise LaRue Mahlke, Debbie McCulliss, Kerri S. Menchaca, Timothy Mietty, Anna Leigh Moore, Elizabeth C Mordensky, Carlos Nafri, Ann Newman, Nathan Novack, Andy Pelster, Greg Piazza, Stephanie Riggs, Dylan Roworth, Vanessa Rusczyk, Christy Stallop, AnnMarie Young
Cindy is a passionate and sophisticated art collector with deep knowledge of work from the Southwest. She actively supports the western art community by serving on both the Taos Arts Council and the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House boards of directors.
Ed Roberson is a Colorado-based conservationist and creator of Mountain & Prairie—a top podcast about important work in the American West. Having interviewed Logan Hagege, Mark Maggiori, Duke Beardsley and last year’s NWT best-in-show winner Morgan Irons, Ed has a proven eye for western art.
Emily is the curator at the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to the Briscoe, Emily worked in curatorial roles at the CM Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana and at the Whitney Western Art Museum in Cody, Wyoming. When she’s not studying western art, she enjoys hiking and getting outdoors.