About Us

About Art of the West

Art of the West is a bimonthly publication that showcases all things Western art. Art of the West covers landscape and seascapes, Native American art, mountain men art, and “cowboy” art, from the old wild West days to the working cowboy of today.

Art of the West’s legacy started in 1987, when Allan Duerr and Tom Tierney started the publication with the November/December issue. In their inaugural “Straight Talk” column, they stated:

“Art of the West will focus on the personalities of the artists as much as on their art. Visuals can go a long way in establishing the talent of an artist, but people who collect art want and need some emotional tie to the artist who created the work. Another strong objective for us is to highlight up-and-coming artists. We are interested in uncovering talent that’s deserving of your attention, and maybe together we can discover and follow some rising stars.”

For 33 years, Art of the West has remained true to its original mission of showcasing the artists behind the art to gain a deeper appreciation for what they do. In the fall of 2019, Allan and Tom retired. Andrew Krane, who had worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years, decided he wanted to do something different and more creative. He bought the business, keeping the founders highly involved in the transition to upkeep the quality and values of the publication.

Moving forward, the new staff has the same vision and goals that Allan and Tom started the publication with. Our emphasis is not only on the art, but also on the amazing people who create it. We feature the artists we deem worthy of featuring without prejudice or expectation. These are the people that keep the art of the West alive.

Meet The Team

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    Andy Krane, President & Publisher

    Andy retired from his prior career after 32 years. His desire to stay active, create something meaningful and improve the lives of others led him to the magazine publishing industry.

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    Jenny Lang, Creative & Production Director

    Jenny received degrees in both Magazine Media and English at Drake University and has worked for publications such as Midwest Living and BHG.com, the website for Better Homes & Gardens. She also has a background in website design and social media.

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    Lisa Staudohar, Sales and Business Development

    Lisa is the newest member of the team. She comes to us with a variety of experience in several industries and a strong sales background.

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    Vicki Stavig, Editor

    Vicki has been the editor for Art of the West for many years. She manages the relationships with our very skilled writers, and takes on a column and an article in each issue as well. She graciously agreed to assist through the transition of the magazine.

Other publications from Art of the West:

Artfacts

Art of the West is proud to offer you ARTFACTS® the bimonthly newsletter filled with timely information from auctions, major shows and galleries. You will receive our regular edition of ARTFACTS® every other month and special updates, at no extra charge, when we get timely information we think you’d want to know about immediately.

ARTFACTS® is in a four-page, easy to read format with three-ring binder holes punched for easy storage. Start the year out right by gaining more information quickly and concisely. Subscribe now for a one year subscription at $39.00 or a two year subscription for $69.00.

Guidebook

The Guidebook of Art by Art of the West is a unique, friendly one stop oasis for all who are participating in today’s world of art! It is designed and written to meet the needs of today’s collector. Get information about the current year’s art shows and auctions, and explore museums you can visit year-round to get your fill of Western art. Each guidebook includes a comprehensive calendar for the year, as well as an editorial index of all the artists featured in Art of the West over our 33 years of publishing.

Each year, The Guidebook of Art comes out with the January/February issue of Art of the West as a part of your subscription package.

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