Local artist places as finalist in leading western art publication contest


MONTE VISTA — Joe Horvath’s oil painting, Noon Council, won Southwest Art Magazine’s prestigious recognition as a finalist in their 2022 “Artistic Excellence Competition.”

Noon Council is based on a photograph Horvath took of four horses gathered at an old shed about 2 miles south of Monte Vista on Gun Barrel Road. You can view this painting and those of other finalists at www.southwestart.com/articles.

The complete results of this competition are available in the December-January issue of the magazine. Horvath paints in his home studio in Monte Vista, where he and his wife Jeanne produce original artwork, photography, prints, and greeting cards under the label Yellow Hawk Visions. You can view some of their work at their website: https://believingthebird.com.
A selection of the couple’s greeting cards is also sold at Narrow Gauge Book Co-op in Alamosa.

In most recent years, Horvath has had one-man shows at the San Luis Valley Museum and San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center in Alamosa, at the Steamplant Event Center’s Paquette Gallery, and at the Coldwell Banker Real Estate office in Salida. He and Jeanne are members of the newly-formed Mystic Valley Art Council.