About Art of the West
Art of the West is a bimonthly Western art publication for fine art collectors and enthusiasts. From seasoned to up-and-coming artists, the subject matter covers the old West, the working cowboy of today, Native Americans throughout history, landscapes and seascapes, wildlife, and much more.
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 over 30 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Mission Statement
To showcase the lives and works of established and up-and coming artists working in a variety of styles and mediums with subject matter that evokes an appreciation of the history, wide-open spaces, natural beauty, freedom, and patriotism of the historical and contemporary American West and to do so in an engaging, educational, and inclusive manner.
Other publications from Art of the West:
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 30+ 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.