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Artist Biography

Born and raised in the Rocky Mountain West, Tim Newton is widely known in the art community and is respected by artists, collectors, and art professionals alike. Among many other endeavors, Tim continues to volunteer at the famed Salmagundi Club in New York City where he has served as Chairman of the Board and CEO.

He is the Founder and Curator of American Masters, an annual exhibition and sale at the Salmagundi.


An art collector for almost 30 years, Tim–along with his wife Cathi–has amassed a collection of more than 350 artworks. Theirs is a collection of great diversity which includes pieces by many of the top artists working today. The collection has been featured in several magazine articles.


Widely acknowledged for his discerning eye, Tim is a frequent judge of national and international shows and competitions. He has judged, among others, the Oil Painters of America Virtuosos Master and Signature Members Show, the Mystic International Maritime Exhibition at Mystic Seaport as well as Plein Air Easton in Easton, Maryland. He was a jurist for the prestigious Art Renewal Center Competition and in 2019 has judged Door County Plein Air, The Buffalo Bill Cody Show and Sale, and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. 


He is a sought-after commentator on the subject of art and collecting. In May of 2017 he was invited to China to speak at the prestigious China Central Academy of Art in Beijing and the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in Tianjin. He is often a featured speaker at museums and events.


Tim serves on the Board of Trustees of the Stobart Foundation, the Board of Advisors for the Clark Hulings Foundation and the Couse Foundation in Taos, New Mexico.


In July 2019, Tim assumed the role of Publisher at Western Art and Architecture magazine, one of the premier art publications in America. 


He and his wife Cathi live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They have two daughters.

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