This book features the works of 100 important artists living and working in New Mexico and Arizona today. These artists are being passionately collected by individuals, purchased for museum collections, and found in the news pages of the art world. There are famous artists, to be sure, along with discoveries that you will be delighted to meet.Over 400 full color photographs feature the broad spectrum of leading artists including the startlingly beautiful contemporary work of Native American artists, whose ancestry is as evident as a vision for their future, as well as Hispanic artists who have updated religious icons found in every devout Southwestern home and chapel. There are painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, weavers, and jewelers. Their stories and artworks will amaze as well as illuminate. All in all, you will come away with the most vibrant picture of contemporary Southwestern art that you can find anywhere.