Meet me at The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

The annual Small Works, Great Wonders sale event at The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum showcases more 100 of the nation’s finest artists, including many from the prestigious Prix de West. The 2020 event is scheduled for NOVEMBER 13, from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. I am thrilled to be participating this year. If it is at all possible I would love to meet you there. Please stay well and see to it that others around you stay well too.  See you at The Cowboy!



Meet me at The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit – Albuquerque Museum 2020

ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit is an invitational exhibition hosted by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation and held at the Albuquerque Museum. It is my hope that you can join me between October 24 – December 6, 2020 during the scheduled exhibition. I am honored to be participating in this years event. An opening reception is pending the health and safety of our neighbors, friends, family, you and me during this unprecedented moment. Please feel free to join my email list to be notified as additional details become available.



ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit  – Albuquerque Museum 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 juried on a three-piece body of work.  Please join me in celebration of all the artists who were juried into the show.



Curator’s Award – New Western Talent 2020

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 S.M Chavez]. I thought that was really interesting because it felt like a classic, old Western painting with this contemporary addition. It could almost be jarring, but also really intriguing.” — New Mexico Museum of Art Assistant Curator and exhibition curator, Jana Gottshalk.  



New Mexico Museum of Art – NOW!

Historic & Noted Contemporary Artists

I am thrilled to be included in this exciting show at Acosta Strong Fine Art. Artist's featured include, Joseph Henry Sharp, Fritz Scholder, Gustave Baumann, Nicolai Fetchen, John Moyers, Bill Baker, Edward Gonzales, Jim Jennings and myself.



Historic & Noted Contemporary Artists

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.



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

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



Thankful