Now at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site: La Luz de Taos, March 5–May 20

It is an honor and a pleasure to be included among 38 other artists in an exhibition for the benefit of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site and to celebrate the opening of The Lunder Research Center, a 5,000-square-foot museum facility dedicated to the Taos Society of Artists and their inspirational legacy. The exhibition can be viewed online at LaLuzdeTaos.org. Drawing for the artworks will take place beginning on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at El Monte Sagrado Resort in Taos. Participating Artists: Tony Abeyta, Bill Acheff, Clyde Aspevig, Thomas Blackshear II, Carla Bogdanoff , Eric Bowman, G. Russell Case, Sean Michael Chavez,...



Now at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site: La Luz de Taos, March 5–May 20

Southwest Art Magazine — Feb/Mar 2022

Wow! Thank you Southwest Art Magazine for sharing no less than six full pages in their first issue on 2022. I never try to have any expectations when these things come out, but needless to say, what a pleasant surprise! Thank you Norman Kolpas for writing such a detailed and wonderful article. Your thoughtful and gentle approach to your interview and writing style is much appreciated.



Southwest Art Magazine — Feb/Mar 2022

Now at The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – Small Works, Great Wonders, 2021

SOLD OUT – Two paintings have been recently delivered to The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City, OK. One of the best things about doing what I do is is associating my work with legends. For me, The Cowboy is one of those legends. I am honored to hang work within its walls. Small Works Great Wonders, in benefit of the museum, opens online November 6 with an in person Gala occurring on November 12. Click here to learn more about the exhibition and register to make a purchase.



Now at The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – Small Works, Great Wonders, 2021

Now Showing at Albuquerque Museum – ArtsThrive 2021

SOLD OUT! – In case you missed out on a Hollyhock painting during my sold-out-show in August at Acosta Strong, here is another chance through the Albuquerque Museum. ArtsThrive is an annual auction in benefit of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. As a a not-for-profit organization your purchase of artwork during the exhibition is tax deductible and helps to fund vital educational and exhibition programs, as well as acquisitions at the Albuquerque Museum. Please join me in contributing and supporting the arts in New Mexico. Click here make a bid on a Hollyhock Painting.



Now Showing at Albuquerque Museum – ArtsThrive 2021

Opening August 1, 2021 at Acosta Strong Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

I am thrilled to invite you, in collaboration with Acosta Strong Fine Art, to Santa Fe for my solo show titled “The West – A Second Coming” starting August 1st. The public reception is on Friday the 6th from 5 to 7pm and features over twelve paintings large and small. I’ve never had so much fun working these last few months and I sincerely look forward to sharing the work with you. I hope to see you at the gallery and I cannot thank you enough for being patient followers and friends. ¡Salud!



Opening August 1, 2021 at Acosta Strong Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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 work since 2019, but a strong showing at the recent virtual Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale has elevated his presence and collectors have noticed. He calls his work a “marriage of old and new,” and it frequently features cowboy, Mexican and Native American subjects....



S.M. Chavez – Western Art Collector

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 Santa Fe. Thank you Ms. Fisher for your time and your words. What a pleasant start to a new year!



S.M. Chavez – New Mexico Magazine

New Work Available

SOLD – “En Punto (On Point)” – 20×20, Oil on Canvas. Now available at Acosta Strong Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Contact the gallery directly at (505) 453-1825 or acostastrong@gmail.com.



New Work Available

Artist Talk with Coors Western Art Show

DENVER, CO. — REGISTER NOW, LIMITED SPACE – Join artists Neil Sherman, Diana Woods and myself for a live online event and see our latest paintings for the 2021 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale. This conversation will be part of the show’s “Inside the Artist’s Studio” series, moderated by curator, Rose Frederick. Tuesday, December 8th, from 12-1 pm. Use this link to watch live or to see a recording afterwards: REGISTER HERE.



Artist Talk with Coors Western Art Show

Coors Western Art, Young Guns Art Auction Now Open

As part of the Coors Western Art Show, The Young Guns Art Show engages the next generation of art collectors aged 40 and under by recognizing emerging Western Artists and, through the National Western Scholarship Trust, raising money for 100 youth pursuing degrees in agriculture, rural medicine and veterinary medicine at institutions throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Your bid is appreciated. EXPLORE THE AUCTION HERE >>



Coors Western Art, Young Guns Art Auction Now Open
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