Gail Severn Gallery

David Giese

Receives Governor's Art Award


July 7,  2010, David Giese is among the recipients of the 2010 Governor's Award in the Arts, announced by Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter.


The biennial awards were established in 1970 by the Idaho Commission on the Arts to elevate recognition and awareness of Idaho arts and artists. Idaho was among the first in the nation to establish such a program.


The silver medallions, designed by Idaho artist Elizabeth Wolf, were presented to the recipients by Otter and First Lady Lori.


The Idaho Commission on the Arts is a state agency consisting of 13 volunteer commissioners from all regions of the state appointed by the governor to four-year terms. The Commission is dedicated to making the arts available to all Idahoans.



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Victoria Adams

Where Sky Meets Earth


Tacoma Art Museum


Where Sky Meets Earth: The Luminous Landscapes of Victoria Adams exhibition catalog now available at Gail Severn Gallery.


Northwest landscape painter Victoria Adams is equally committed to the landscape tradition and the creation of exquisite scenes that address the contemporary desire for the sublime. Adams depicts idealized landscapes that evoke virgin terrain, untouched by human intervention and devoid of degradation. Through her reworking of landscape traditions and conventions, her paintings reveal the inextricable connections between beauty and the sublime and melancholia. Her paintings evoke the deep desire for the perfect moment and heighten awareness of the psychological impact of the idealized landscape. Adams presents the landscape as a solitary experience with the immense and infinite sublime-a magnificent solitude. Where Earth Meets Sky is the first museum survey exhibition of Victoria Adam's work and is part of the Tacoma Art Museum's Northwest Perspective Series. Adams' work is held in private and museum collections throughout the United States.


This 80-page publication includes an essay by Rock Hushka, Tacoma Art Museum's Curator of Northwest Art, as well as 30 reproductions of the artists paintings. ($22)

Squeak Carnwath & Hung Liu

Story Painters: Drawings, Paintings, Prints and Tapestries

by Squeak Carnwath and Hung Liu


Lesher Center for the Arts

February 16 - April 11, 2010


Story Painters provides people in the Bay area an opportunity to view a unique survey of three extraordinary artists living in the Bay Area. Squeak Carnwath, Hung Liu, and Inez Storer are exceedingly accomplished, known nation-wide, and have been profiled in major museum exhibitions. Utilizing the figure, personal symbols, and abstract elements, these artists employ a distinctive and highly individual approach to art making, with the fundamentals of story telling at the core of their work.


Squeak Carnwath combines personal symbolism with universal imagery to create a remarkable and salient world of stories and riddles on the surface of a canvas. When combined, her pictorial icons create a conversation—both visual and verbal.


Hung Liu utilizes story in her artwork to document the Chinese revolution. Liu is a storyteller whose art reflects the turmoil of her life that in turn paralleled the birth and evolution of Chinese communism.

Hung Liu

Squeak Carnwath

Brad Rude

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture


"The Navigators" by Brad Rude was generously funded by the Scott and Betty Lukins family to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, WA for the outdoor sculpture collection. The piece is 184" x 78" x 78" and is made of cast bronze, wood and stone.

Jane Rosen

American Academy of Arts and Letters


Jane Rosen has been selected for the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts. March 11- April 11, 2010 in New York.

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