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OutWest's Purveyors seek exceptional work by local artisans and craftspeople inspired by the West. Currently, we represent the work of these artists:

  • Artist Donna Weil
  • Glass Artist Laila Asgari
  • Spirit Vessel Gourd Artist Nadiya Littlewarrior
  • Artist Cecily Willis
  • Art Photography of Ken Lubas
  • Art Photography of Cindy Quigley
  • Art Photography of In The Lens, Bill Birkemeier
  • Silversmiths and Leather Artists Silver King

Support Local Artists and Products Made in the USA

We invite you to make a conscious decision to choose things "made in the USA." OutWest features many items hand made by local artisans. Choose a unique coaster set, art glass plate, or nightlight by fused glass artist Laila Asgari. Or choose from a wide assort of framed pieces by fine art photographer Ken Lubas. Local Native American artist Nadiya Littlewarrior's gourd art is in demand nationwide. Even our note cards are created and printed in the USA.


HAPPENED 2014

WEST OF BRAVO: THE ART OF AL P. BRINGAS

October 25, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Artist and Author Reception: Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Meet Artist Al P. Bringas
Meet Author Eric H. Heisner
Light Refreshments


ART OUTWEST EXHIBITION

SOUL REFLECTION | THROUGH THE LENS OF CINDY QUIGLEY
JULY 1 - SEPTEMBER 30

Come enjoy the work of fine art photographer, Cindy Quigley

View daily during store open hours
Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm

RECEPTION AND OPEN HOUSE: FRIDAY, JULY 18, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate OutWest's Fifth Anniversary in Old Town Newhall! Meet and mingle with fine art photographer Cindy Quigley and other local artists. Live music provided by Gency Brown. Music provided by Gency Brown. Refreshments provided by Butte County growers and producers of Northern California, where the artist lives.

Photograph of Cindy Quigley courtesy of VERMILLIONStarr Photos by Sam Starr


ART SLAM - FEM SLAM

MARCH 6, 2014

OUTWEST participated in this event! We enjoyed a live performance of Montana based singer/songwriter ALMEDA BRADSHAW. In town for only one night, Ms. Bradshaw entertained with her unique songs about life in the West on the patio of the Canyon Theatre Guild. Native American Spirit Vessel artist, Nadiya Littlwarrior, demonstrated her unique gourd artwork. Artist, Sandy Fisher, conducted a watercolor demo and created a special piece of art. Artwork by Sandy Fisher, Olga Kaczmar, and Cecily Willis from our current exhibition, WHERE THE DICKENS R U?, was featured on art walls outside the patio as well as in the exhibit right across the street at our OutWest Cultural Center.  Photos courtesy of SCVTV News.

The Thursdays at Newhall season kicked off with an Art SLAM on March 6 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Renamed the “Fem SLAM” this month, the arts event featured works by female artists in honor of Women’s History Month. In addition to artwork on display, there were several demonstrations by local artists. Mixed media artist Teresa Downer is a San Fernando Valley native and creates her art using recycled papers, fabrics, wire, and other found objects and combining those with acrylic paints to create unique shadow boxes. She worked on one of her pieces at the event. The art of Linda Sue Price, which often incorporates neon lights and different textures of glass, was on display. “Texture, layers, transparency, reflection, glow and color are elements I use to create my art,” she said on her website. Tara Kilbane, who also likes to experiment with mixed media, often to create abstract art, was at the Fem SLAM for a live art demonstration. “Her goal is to connect with people using art as the form of communication,” according to the Thursdays at Newhall website. There was a professional photo shoot taking place and several other art installations.


WHERE THE DICKENS R U?

Now through March 22, 2014

Come enjoy the work of several local artists and discover the places and people that have inspired them.

View daily during store open hours
Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm


HAPPENED 2013

OPENING CELEBRATION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW, PART II
November 7, 2013 - January 4, 2014

OPENING CELEBRATION: Saturday, November 9 | 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

OutWest invites you to join us for Part II of this continuing exhibition exploring the theme "You Reap What You Sow." OutWest team of art curators choose the theme, release the Call to Artists, choose the artwork, and create the exhibition. Join us for the second half of our inaugural exhibition - "You Reap What You Sow." Come discover the many ways our local artists interpret this theme - do they tie it to the bounty of fall harvest and blessings of the holiday season...or does some other story inspire them? What does this mean to you? Vote for your favorite. All work is available for sale.


ART EXHIBITION – September 5, 2013

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW, PART I
September 5 - October 31


OPENING CELEBRATION: September 5, 2013
Ted Garcia with Brother Dennis Garcia
Performed A Native American Blessing Ceremony
Fun was had by all!

SCVTV Captured the Opening!
This group photo of the Featured Artists who attended the opening is provided courtesy of SCVTV. See more of SCVTV's photo album here http://scvtv.com/?p=6531
Back Row L-R: Michael Chas Williams, Ken Lubas, Trae Mundt, Claudia Z. Burton, Sal Vasquez; Center Row L-R: Melanie Florio, Zony Gordon, Donna Weil; Front Row L-R: Laurie Morgan, Nadiya Littlewarrior

Tune into a radio podcast with participating Artist, and Exhibit Curator, Trae Mundt!
Around The Barn Radio Show | KHTS 1220 AM
Click Here for Podcast

If you are unable to access the podcast, open iTunes (or your favorite player), open File and Stream URL and paste in this MP3 file: http://khtspodcasts.com/barn-aug31-2013.mp3

Left: Around The Barn Co-Host, Bobbi Jean Bell; Right: Artist Trae Mundt at the KHTS 1220 AM Studio

See photos of the opening reception clicking here. Photos provided courtesy of SCVTV, Ken Lubas and others.


2012 HAPPENED

December 1, 2012 – OUTWEST AFTERNOON SHOWCASE

FINE LEATHER BY BISKIT
BISKIT SADDLE ARTS

Just in time for the holiday gift giving season!

Come meet local leather craftsman, {>}Biskit Hatch. He makes all our belts, holsters, guitar straps, hair accessories and more! If you dream it, he'll create it in leather. From chaps to saddle bags to saddle repair (English & Western) Biskit's our man


NOVEMBER 2012 FEATURED ARTISTS

Art Beyond Control: The Art of Ken Lubas and Jason Lubas
NOVEMBER 1 - NOVEMBER 28


ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, November 1
4:00-4:30 pm Native American Blessing Ceremony led by Ted Garcia
Reception continues to 7:00 p.m.

Honored by the Chumash with the name "True Eyes," Ken Lubas portrays Native American lifestyle through his camera lens. Equally captivated by the natural landscape, he is drawn to eagles, wolves, bison, and horses. Son, Jason Lubas, captures the world through his lens as only he can. You are invited to take a journey into the West, as seen through their eyes and captured by their lens.


OCTOBER 2012 FEATURED ARTIST

Laila Asgari
October 4 - October 25


Laila Asgari, a local artist raised in southern California, took an interest in the western lifestyle at an early age, learning how to ride at the age of five years. As a youngster, Laila coupled her interest in art with her love for horses, experimenting with oil, pencil, and charcoal. As an adult she discovered glass as an art medium, and using the glass fusing technique and crushed glass, she has been able to transfer her passion for the West into functional art, creating pictures with glass. Each glass piece is handmade and kiln-fired creating unique one-of-a-kind pieces. Her collection includes wall hangings, wall tiles, plates, picture frames, and coasters. Many of the pieces are created from personal experiences, which led Laila to market her fused glass art under “Serendipity Blue - designs in glass”.


AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2012 FEATURED ARTIST

Nadiya Littlewarrior

Featured Artist is Nadiya Littlewarrior joined us for two months this summer. Known  nationally for her exquisite gourd art, Nadiya likes to say "Creator makes the gourds and I get to dress them." A member of the Friends of Hart Park Board of Directors, Nadiya is one of the annual Hart of the West Powwow organizers.

{>}Meet Nadiya Littlewarrior and purchase her work



July 2012 – FEATURED ARTISTS

"The Grumps"
Watercolorists and Great Friends: Max McDonald & George Ivanyi

July's Featured Artists were Watercolorists George Ivanyi and Max McDonald. Both artists enjoy plein aire painting in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties with a group of quirky artists friends called "The California Blue Sky Grumps."

Hungarian born George Ivanyi, emigrated to the United States in 1949 and began a prestigious art career upon completion of his training at the Cooper School of Art  in Cleveland, Ohio. He is recognized as an accomplished watercolorist and participates in art exhibitions with "The Grumps." He enjoys plein aire painting, an on-site, spontaneous and fresh approach to the natural beauty of California scenery. He has also reproduced watercolor versions of homes and landscapes from supplied photographs on commission.

Max McDonald paints watercolor landscapes in what he calls a “rearranged casual realism” style by manipulating content, values and colors to create a more interesting composition yet maintains the integrity of the scene. He strives to capture that exhilaration we all feel when discovering an exciting new vista.


JUNE 2012 – FEATURED ARTIST

CECILY WILLIS

About June's Featured Artist: "I love watercolor—it’s like a partnership with a Higher Power. I take care of the layout, the details and the drawing, and H.P. handles the washes, the drips and the drabs, and the running colors. I love the “mistakes.” I love the great adventure of visualizing what you would like a painting to be, and then have it turn out entirely different from what you imagined. That is the great fun of painting for me.

I love old buildings and signs. I feel the need to paint them before they all disappear. As a native Californian, I have seen far too many landmarks torn down and/or destroyed. Through my paintings, I hope to bring a new and deserved respect, awareness and attention to these old, familiar subjects before they are all gone."
        ---Cecily Willis



APRIL AND MAY 2012 – FEATURED ARTIST

DONNA WEIL

Fine Art Artist Donna Weil has always had a passion for bold color, the West, and the Southwest. As a youngster she enjoyed a special relationship with the famous rodeo tailor, Nudie Cohen, and could be found at his shop in North Hollywood soaking up the colorful atmosphere of this unique shop, its owner, and customers. Today, her work continues to be inspired by the West, its history and icons. Come, enjoy her powerful interpretations of The Eagle, Buffalo Soldier, Warrior Ponies and more!


MARCH 2012 – FEATURED ARTIST

TRAE MUNDT

Trae Mundt, a native Californian, grew up in Big Bear Lake and San Diego. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University Chico and then moved to Eugene, Oregon. It was in Eugene where Trae discovered she loved to draw and began her three year journey to research and illustrate every state flower. In 1997 her collection, “America’s Favorite Flowers” was born. She moved from Eugene to Carlsbad, California and sold her framed art prints at fairs and festivals throughout southern California. Her California poppy print is part of the decor at Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel in Buena Park, California.

Trae's state flower botanical illustrations are available at OutWest and through our online {>}Art Gallery and her online gallery {>} www.trestrae.com. In February, 2011 she published “State Flowers of America- a commemorative coloring book” an educational book for children featuring 52 botanical illustrations, available at OutWest.

Trae is a member of SCAA, Santa Clarita Artists’ Association. She works with both acrylic and oil paints for her original paintings and pencil and charcoal for her original sketches. She loves rich bold color and fine detail.


JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2012

Artist & Jewelry Designer Jaylene Armstrong

{>}Jaylene Armstrong has a passion for beads and creates special, unique, one-of-a-kind Heart Collages and Necklaces. An active participant in the Santa Clarita Artists Association and contributing columnist to The Magazine of Santa Clarita, Jaylene has a Heart for Art. Her Heart Collages and unique one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces are the ideal way to say, "I love you."


HAPPENED 2011

NOVEMBER 2011 – Featured Artists

Fine Art Photographer Ken Lubas
Fine Art Photographer Jason Lubas


OCTOBER 2011– Featured Artists

Todd Cooper

With over 40 years experience in commercial and fine art, Todd Cooper has won numerous awards, but considers himself a blue-collar, working artist. He paints the things he loves, like old trucks, young women and the historical American West. Cooper teaches art, illustrates books, and accepts portrait commissions. He is Art Editor of 'The Mountain Yodeler', a local newspaper in the high desert hills of Southern California, as well as founder and former president of the Lakes & Valleys Art Guild.

Artist Todd Cooper's work can often be found at {>}Graphic Experience Art Gallery

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