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

Success at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum – Okalhoma City, Oklahoma

So thrilled to find out and announce that both of my submissions to Small Works, Great Wonders 2020 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum sold out on the opening evening of the exhibition and sale. I’m honored and excited to be associated with the museum in any way I can, but to be showing and selling work there is beyond my expectation and a thrill for me. My gratitude is deeply felt toward the museum for providing a space for me within their walls and to the collectors who have found value enough in my work to do...



Success at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum – Okalhoma City, Oklahoma

Join me by helping to support the Albuquerque Museum – ArtsThrive! 2020

This Saturday, October 24 – Bidding opens for the Albuquerque Museum’s annual ArtsThrive! in just a matter of days. It’s your opportunity to show your support for the museum while snagging some highly desirable art from over 100 participating artists. Including me! You can see my submissions to the event, here on Bidsquare. > While the artwork will be on display at the museum from October 25 thru December 6, for everyone’s safety and to maximize social distancing, the purchasing of these artworks is a little different this year. If you’d like to support the museum through the purchase of...



Join me by helping to support the Albuquerque Museum – ArtsThrive! 2020

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

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

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