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S.M. Chavez – Western Art Collector

S.M. Chavez – Western Art Collector

Thank you to Western Art Collector for the mention and for featuring my painting, Un Punto (On Point,) in their new Fresh Paint section of the April issue. S.M. Chavez makes a splash on the Western art sceneNew Mexico painter S.M. Chavez is on the rise with his contemporary Western paintings. He’s been presenting his...

April 6, 2021April 6, 2021
S.M. Chavez – New Mexico Magazine

S.M. Chavez – New Mexico Magazine

Thank you New Mexico Magazine for the featured profile as part of the Lowdown section in 2021’s inaugural edition. The feature references my days roaming The Museum of Fine Art Boston, a shout out on behalf of The Museum of New Mexico Foundation, the 2020-2021 Coors Western Art Exhibition and the wonderful Acosta-Strong Fine Art in...

February 1, 2021April 6, 2021
Curator’s Award – New Western Talent 2020

Curator’s Award – New Western Talent 2020

Thrilled to have received the Curator’s Choice Award in this exciting new exhibition created by Western Gallery. Organized before social distancing, New Western Talent is a 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 were...

May 14, 2020January 31, 2021
New Mexico Museum of Art – NOW!

New Mexico Museum of Art – NOW!

Honored to have had my artwork juried and featured in The New Mexico Museum of Art’s first online exhibition. In addition, my artwork was featured the New Mexico Magazine editorial designating the exhibition as one of “5 Thing To Do”. From New Mexico Magazine:On a piece that stood out: “The cowboy in the face mask [by landscape painter...

April 18, 2020January 31, 2021
Sold Out Opening at Santa Fe’s Acosta-Strong Fine Art

Sold Out Opening at Santa Fe’s Acosta-Strong Fine Art

With another painting moving from the on-hold position to the sold position, this weekends opening is considered sold out. I could not be more happy or humbled. Current inventory of my work at Acosta-Strong is obviously low right now, but there are plenty of other artists who’s work you need to get a hold of. Summer is just around the corner and things are about to move pretty fast. Thank you to all who attended and an extra special thank you to collectors. Time to get to work.

April 24, 2019January 31, 2021
Thankful

Thankful

Thank you Carlos, everyone associated with Acosta-Strong Fine Art, guests to this weekend’s receptions and collectors old and new. Your support of the work is very meaningful to me and I sincerely appreciate your part in making the opening such a special event. — s.m. chavez

April 22, 2019January 31, 2021
In The Best Company

In The Best Company

It was a nice surprise to have @westerngallery feature one of my landscape paintings on IG today. So cool to see my work next to some of the best painters in the western genre including (left to right on image below)  Glenn Dean, William Herbert Dunton, William Victor Higgins, Georgia O’Keeffe, Dennis Blagg, Tucker Smith,...

September 11, 2018January 31, 2021
In The Buff

In The Buff

Last night I dreamed I was a mostly naked Indian weraring nothing but a pair of white Adidas shoes. My hair was long and straight as a board. It tickled my butt cheeks as I walked around like everything was normal. Today, I am wearing those same white tennis shoes in honor of the naked...

April 10, 2018January 31, 2021