GALLERY NEWS 2012
Supports "Living with Wolves"
Gail Severn Gallery along with artist and friend Jane Rosen are showing their support of the reintroduction of the Gray Wolf in Idaho through Jane's Art. Rosen, a wildlife enthusiast, derives her inspiration from the natural world she loves so deeply. Severn a fifth generation Idahoan is also and avid fan of wildlife and the amazing diversity of wildlife in Idaho.
Rosen heard about the wolf hunts from Gail Severn while Gail was at Jane's studio selecting art for an upcoming exhibition. Jane became excited about creating a painting featuring the Gray Wolf, and selling the prints of the painting with a portion of the proceeds going to the “Living with Wolves” a non-profit corporation based in Ketchum Idaho.
The prints are printed in two sizes – 42” x 52” and 30” x 37”, and are archival pigment on clay ground on German etching paper. The larger size will all be Artist Proofs limited to 5 total prints. The smaller size will be limited to an edition of 20. Rosen worked on the prints after they were created from the original painting to make them have even more definition and spirit.
Jane Rosen is an internationally renowned artist and her Drawing, Painting and Sculpture are featured in museums and collections throughout the world. Her work is included in the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY., Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA., Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT and in U.S. Embassies located in Bagdad and Tunisia to name a few. Gail Severn Gallery is honored to represent Rosen's work and to be involved with this project.
"Bouquet" Selected for Ecumene: Global Interface in American Ceramics
NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) has announced Margaret Keelan’s work, “Bouquet“ has been chosen for Ecumene: Global Interface in American Ceramics to be held in conjunction with the 45th General Assembly of the International Academy of Ceramics in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The response to the call for entries for this exhibition was strong, with 1024 innovative works submitted from around the world. The jurors, Jane Sauer, Clark Baughan, James Marshall, and Linda Ganstrom have selected 38 works for the exhibition. The jurying process was based on the images submitted of actual work.
Ecumene: Global Interface in American Ceramics is a national juried exhibition developed and sponsored by NCECA to run concurrently with the general assembly of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC). Composed of leading figures in ceramic art from throughout the world IAC members will be meeting in the US for the first time since 1984. This event is projected to draw hundreds of international artists, curators, writers and leaders in the ceramics field. Selected works will be seen by an international audience while insulating participating artists from the complexities and costs of international shipping.
The exhibition runs August 29 - September 20, 2012 at the School of Arts and Design,Visual Arts Gallery at Santa Fe Community College and will be featured during the IAC general assembly meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Clay, glaze, stains
24" x 14" x 9"
Cole Morgan unveils monument designed for Landgoed Rhederoord in Holland.
Landgoed Rhederoord (Estate Rhederoord) was built in 1746 as a county “getaway” for Arnhem notables. The mansion is now one of the most luxurious hotels in the region. The estate is surrounded by a 12 hectare private park that is adjacent to Veluwe National Park.
Cole Morgan was asked to design and construct a new fountain to replace the original destroyed during World War II. The 19th century architect Eduard Petzold designed the original fountain. Morgan has been working on this project for more than 2 years.
The water emanating from the fountain is glacial, pure, ready to drink and is said to be over 10,000 years old. The estate owner wanted the fountain to serve as a functional monument, so people can drink directly from it, while also providing an accent to the imposing facade of the historical building.
The black granite for the fountain came from China. Local craftsmen constructed the monument,under the supervision of Morgan, an architect, and the Rijksmonumenten Dienst (National Monuments Service).
The glacial water will be bottled and offered for sale in the region sometime this year. Morgan devised the name for the water “aQaaQa" and is also designing the label for the bottle.
44th annual art auction
YAM wraps up big night with $10,000 bid
Cows standing in a snowstorm ruled the night at the Yellowstone Art Museum's 44th annual art auction.
A $10,000 bid on Ted Waddell's work, "Motherwell's Angus #24," brought a roar of approval to the crowd Saturday night. At press time it was the highest bid of the evening, and it looked like the YAM's goal of raising $260,000 in one night would be met. Hours before that winning bid on Waddell's painting, artists and buyers said it felt like it was going to be a big night.
The bid set a record price for a small piece of Theodore's. "Motherwell's Angus #24," measures 24"x30", and the bid of $10,000 is well above his gallery prices of a paintings this size.
YAM executive director Robyn Peterson and her staff drew a standing ovation at the beginning of the live auction and Peterson thanked the standing-room-only crowd for supporting the arts.
Raphaëlle Goethals at BAM
Raphaëlle Goethal's beautiful encaustic painting 'Inside/Outside' which was recently acquired by the Boise Art Museum, is currently hanging in the Museum’s new exhibition "Eastern Traditions Western Expressions"
Asian art represents an important component of BAM’s permanent collection with objects ranging from the 16th century to modern day. This exhibition presents BAM’s collection of historic and contemporary East Asian and Asian-American artworks along with works owned, loaned or borrowed from the community. Work that is not Asian is juxtaposed with and against the Asian and Asian influenced pieces.
Theodore Waddell Studio Tour
New and long-time collectors of Theodore Waddell’s work were invited to the artist’s studio to view his newest paintings in progress. The focal point of the tour was the herculean painting Theodore is completing for his Denver Art Museum exhibition “Abstract Angus,” opening May 17th. The painting measures 8 foot tall by 30 foot long and has consumed 15 gallons of white oil paint, 17 gallons of turpentine, gallons and gallons of colored oil paints and encaustic medium and it’s still in progress.
We would like to thank Theodore for opening his studio doors and giving us a peek into his creative process.
Gail Severn Gallery artist Gregory Stocks is featured in the U.S. Department of State’s Art Bank Gallery exhibition Recent Acquisitions.
The exhibition highlights nineteen new acquisitions from the Art Bank collection and includes the two paintings, Still Waters and Soft Light at Dusk, by Gregory Stocks.Gregory_Stocks_Still_Water
Gregory’s paintings will be accompanied by work by artists such as Bruno Andrade, Mark Brosseau, Charles Hewitt, Bayard Hollins, Jeffery Keith, Kumi Korf, and Shaun O’Dell just to name a few. The exhibition is currently on display and will continue through the summer.
The Art Bank Gallery is located at 21st Street lobby, Mezzanine South, Marshall Wing, Harry S Truman Building in Washington, DC.
To view Gregory's work at Gail Severn Gallery, please click here.
Soft Light at Dusk
Oil on paper 20"x23" UF
Oil on paper 20"x23" UF
The following information was published in the Idaho Mountain Express - January 4, 2012 Issue
Acclaimed painter and sculptor David deVillier will set up at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts late this month for a five-day intensive course focused on advancing the way students think about creating art.
Each student will be encouraged to think about how paint is used to convey personal and individual creative expressions. The class will explore a series of painting problems that require the use of imagination and invention. Students will work on drawings and small painting studies before advancing to a larger painted surface; students will not be working from still life, photography or the visible landscape.
Paints for this class are oil, acrylic or watercolor—whatever students are most comfortable with—and all levels of experience are welcome.
The curious can see deVillier’s work at Gail Severn Gallery. The artist spends his time between Sun Valley and LaGrande, Ore.
New federal courthouse will display Yellowstone Art Museum works
Gail Severn Gallery artist Theodore Waddell has been selected to have his art displayed in the new federal courthouse in downtown Billings when it opens late next year.
Waddell, who was born in Billings, will have five pieces on display. Four of the pieces are 2002 woodcuts titled, "Grey Cliff Angus I-IV," which were a gift to YAM from Donna Forbes, the museum's former director.
The fifth Waddell piece is a 1986 oil on paper titled, "Black Angus in Snow," (Pictured right) which was donated to the museum in memory of Jean R. and Bruce Anderson.
Cleveland Museum of Art
We are proud to announce The Cleveland Museum of Art has recently acquired Laura McPhee's photograph "Early Spring, Peeling Bark in Rain Diptych 2/5". This diptych measures 60" x 150". There are additional prints available, please contact the gallery for more information.
May 20th thru November 18th at the Denver Art Museum
Abstract Angus Opens May 20, 2012 at the Denver Art Museum
We are proude to announce Theodore Waddell's Abstract Angus organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is supported by the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign. .
Theodore Waddell's Abstract Angus will run through November 18, 2012.
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