Gail Severn Gallery


Gail Severn Gallery on National Geographic Travel website

Photographs by Ian C. Bates

Written by Gulnaz Khan


National Geographic Travel mentions visiting Gail Severn Gallery as one of their favorite activities in Sun Valley.


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Painters spend the afternoon capturing the Sun Valley’s sweeping landscape, immortalizing its golden grasses, evergreen trees, and layered mountains on canvas (left). In the evening, spectators can view nature through an artist’s eyes with a visit to the Gail Severn Gallery in Ketchum (right), which features artists like Michael Gregory.


Jenny Honnert Abell, Don & Era Farnsworth,

Michael Gregory, Robert McCauley, Kenna Moser,

Hung Liu & Inez Storer.

Imagery Art for Wine Collection: an art and wine partnership

November 19, 2016 - February 12, 2017

Triton Museum of Art - Santa Clara, CA


Art and wine, so compatible it is almost a cliché, but in the case of the Imagery Art for Wine Collection, it is a partnership that has led to one of the most prestigious California art collections of the past 30 years. Begun in 1985 by celebrated vintner Joe Benziger and artist Bob Nugent, the Imagery Collection was conceived and amassed, resulting in works by a who’s who of California and nationally recognized artists.


Gail Severn Gallery artists have contributed to this unique and amazing partnership. Jenny Honnert Abell, Don and Era Farnsworth, Michael Gregory, Robert McCauley, Kenna Moser, Hung Liu, & Inez Storer are just a few.


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Imagery Art for Wine Collection: an art and wine partnership is generously sponsored by Imagery Estate Winery and  in partnership with the Museum of Craft and Design.

Hung Liu

Hung Liu to paint Meryl Streep for Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery


Hung Liu has been commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to paint Meryl Streep's portrait. The actress met with the artist a day after the recent opening of her latest exhibition. The two looked at the paintings and talked for two hours.


Streep will visit for an initial "sitting" with Hung in her studio in October.


“She is a down-to-earth, warm person, very attentive,” said Liu, and “not too much taller than me,” which “made me very happy.”


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Laura McPhee

Place above All Else: The Photographic Work of Laura McPhee

The Cleveland Museum of Art

Lecture Saturday, September 17, 2016

2:00 p.m. Recital Hall


Photographer Laura McPhee is noted for her stunning large-scale landscapes and portraits of the people who live and work in them. She is currently working in the desert west of the US where she is chronicling visual stories about time, both geologic and human. A serpentine river cuts deep incisions in the land over ages; a gold mine on the edge of the Black Rock Desert has the earth slashed open and its ruddy interior revealed; a still life found at the edge of an alkali flat reveals intricate details of daily life—a tiny plastic toy among shards of glass and rust, a penny, machine parts, and desert-varnished tin cans: All contemplate the unintended consequences of humanity’s attempts to control and manage nature and how we use the earth and to what ends. A meditation on our material lives, the images depict our paradoxical approaches as we at once protect, alter, and extract from the land.


Her work has been widely exhibited both in the US and abroad and she is the recipient of a number of grants and residencies. In addition to the Cleveland Museum of Art, where Early Spring Peeling Bark in Rain (above right) is on view in BIG: Photographs from the Collection, her works are included in the permanent collections of many museums including the Getty Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her exhibition River of No Return was first presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2006; a monograph of the same title was published by Yale University Press in 2008. Her first book, No Ordinary Land (in collaboration with Virginia Beahan), was published by Aperture in 1998. A book of photographs of Calcutta, The Home and the World, was published by Yale in 2014.

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Suzanne Hazlett & Judith Kindler

Celebrating the Feminine Spirit at Gail Severn Gallery

by Elizabeth Youmans

Sun Valley Property News, September 2016


The mighty wordsmith Oscar Wilde said, “Art is the most intense form of individualism the world has known.” Throughout history, artists, poets, musicians, and writers have found inspiration in similar themes and interpreted and expressed them in markedly different ways; drawing on their diverse experiences, techniques, and perspectives. This summer marks the 40th anniversary of Gail Severn Gallery, and Severn is featuring two local artists for solo exhibitions from early September through the end of October. Severn, whose soaring, contemporary building boasts four separate exhibition spaces, will be featuring Judith Kindler’s “Desire” series and Suzanne Hazlett’s encaustic paintings from her “Southern Exposure” body of work. Each artist, unbeknownst to the other, has created work that explores the theme of femininity.


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Seattle Art Fair

Visit Gail Severn Gallery Booth A23

August 4th - 7, 2016


The summer of 2016 is going to be very exciting for Gail Severn Gallery. Not only is it the Gallery's 40 anniversary, we will also be exhibiting at the prestigious Seattle Art Fair.


The art fair is being held at CenturyLink Field Event Center (WaMu Theater), Seattle. Gail Severn Gallery was selected by a hand picked juried committee. The Gallery is one of 82 galleries to participate in this event, which host fine art galleries from all over the world.


We are located in Booth A23.


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Best of The Valley 2016

Gail Severn Gallery awarded Gold Medal


Every year The Idaho Mountain Express (The newspaper covering the Wood River Valley including Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey, ID) hold it's "Best of The Valley" survey to find which person, place, business and other categories, are favorites to readers of the newspaper.


The survey is held on-line at and thousands of votes are  cast. This year Gail Severn Gallery brought home the Gold Medal.


Thank you to everyone who voted for the gallery and we look forward to seeing you soon!



Art Market San Francisco

Visit Gail Severn Gallery Booth # 421 (By the Collector's Lounge)

April 27th - May 1, 2016


We are excited to be exhibiting at Art Market - San Francisco this Spring! The event dates are April 27 through May 1, Thursday-Sunday.


The art fair is being held at the historic Festival Pavilion - Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA. We will be featuring work from over 20 of our represented artists. Gail Severn Gallery is one of over 90 galleries to participate in this event, which host fine art galleries from all over the world.


We are located in Booth 421, next to the Collector's Lounge.


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Robert McCauley, Donald & Era Farnsworth, & Kenna Moser


August 20, 2016 – January 22, 2017

Museum of Craft and Design

2569 Third Street, San Francisco CA 94107


Using the wine label as a medium to examine creative processes, Beyond the Pour II: The Creative Process, explores the ways in which artists make their inspiration a reality.


This exhibition highlights the process of a number of these artists as they make their way from inspiration to the completion of their artwork, destined to be reproduced on wine labels.


The majority of the work chosen for this exhibition comes from the Imagery Estate Winery Permanent Collection. Thirty-one years ago, Bob Nugent began curating this collection of art by commissioning artists based on the quality of their work and the materials they use. He invited them to create an original piece in any manner, medium and style. Having complete confidence in the artist’s work, Nugent made a promise to the artist to use the image as a wine label for Imagery Estate Winery, and had no control over the final outcome. The only requirement was that the artist include some interpretation of the “Parthenon,” the winery’s trademark.


For this exhibition, several artists were commissioned to document the making of the pieces shown. This will provide a typically unseen insight to the creative process as each artist works toward a final completed piece.

Robert McCauley, “At the End of the Day”, 2001

Artists represented in the exhibition include, among others: Tony Berlant, Richard Derwingson, Dominic DiMare, Don and Era Farnsworth, John Fraser, Stephen Galloway, Sam Gilliam, Lynn Hershman, Guy Laramée, Sol Lewitt, Pam Longobardi, Robert McCauley, Robin McCauley, Jim Melchert, Kenna Moser, Judy Pfaff, Otavio Roth, Buzz Spector, Monika Steiner, Catherine Wagner, Cybele Young, and a collaboration between Heather Patterson and Elaine Coombs.


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Boaz Vaadia


Opening May 1st, 2016
Grounds for Sculpture • 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ


Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by internationally renowned Israeli-born sculptor, Boaz Vaadia. The exhibition, entitled Boaz Vaadia: Sculpture, will be on view to the public May 1, 2016, and spans 45 years of this prolific artist's career. A special preview reception for GFS members and VIP guests of the artist will take place on April 29, 2016.


Vaadia has worked in New York City for over 40 years and has many public art placements, including the highly visible Time Warner Center (NYC). His work is also shown in museums and private collections throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco), Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum (Japan), and The Israel Museum (Jerusalem).


Figures in postures of repose or watchfulness are representative of his characteristic style. Deeply interested in using materials indigenous to the landscape he calls home, Vaadia began working with bluestone when he discovered it being removed from the sidewalks of New York. Made by stacking individual layers of stone, the artist has said of his figures that he captures the "pause in the movement." This series of work, much of which have been cast in bronze, will comprise the main body of the exhibition, and includes more than 30 works on display in GFS' Museum Building and outdoors in the surrounding landscape.


Vaadia's early work will be on display in GFS' Domestic Arts Building. These rarely seen pieces show the artist's early interest in considering the effects of gravity, a key element in his later work. By viewing his models and early sculptures, visitors will gain a deeper understanding of Vaadia's sculpture on view in the GFS Museum Building and will be able to follow the artistic evolution that led him to his current body of work.


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Boise Art Museum

Weather or Not

Closing  March 20, 2016


This exhibition, inspired by BAM’s Second Nature Art Cards, presents a selection of artworks from the Museum’s Permanent Collection in which artists reflect on the relationships between humans and nature. Whether ecological change is part of a natural cycle or induced by a range of possible man-made causes, many artists are turning their attention to environmental themes.


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Michael Gregory  •  Laura McPhee  • Deborah Oropallo

Photo courtesy of Boise Art Museum

Gail Severn Gallery artists Deborah Oropallo far left, Michael Gregory far right and Laura McPhee's photograph to the left of Michel Gregory.

Morris Graves

Morris Graves: The Nature of Things

Now until July 4, 2016
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Art of the Americas, Level 3


Throughout his life, Morris Graves lived in remote settings, drawing inspiration from the close observation of nature and imbuing his subjects—predominately animals and plants— with poetic and symbolic qualities. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Graves pursued this singular artistic vision, deliberately maintaining his distance, both geographically and conceptually, from the contemporary New York art scene despite the sudden acclaim he received after exhibiting at MoMA in 1942.


Morris Graves: The Nature of Things features a focused ensemble of the artist’s works from the 1930s to 1950s, a pivotal period in his career. The early paintings and exquisite works on paper, largely from LACMA’s collection, are on display in tandem with select objects from the museum’s Chinese, Japanese and Nepalese holdings. Together they highlight the ways that Asian aesthetics and philosophy informed Graves’s oeuvre.


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Hung Liu, Robb Putnam, Alexander Rohrig, Jane Rosen, Kiki Smith, Inez Storer

Bird in the Hand

January 16, - April 10, 2016
Palo Alto Art Center


Since earliest recorded history, birds have inspired both awe and superstition. Their flapping, singing, tapping, and preening feed our imaginations, visiting not only the dreams of artists, but the collective consciousness of the entire human race. For this exhibition, we have created our very own exotic aviary, featuring the work of more than 40 artists from around the world.




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Hung LiuRobb PutnamAlexander RohrigJane Rosen • Kiki Smith Inez Storer

Gail Severn Gallery listed one of Idaho’s 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries by The Culture Trip website.

by Helen Armitage

January 25, 2016


Despite being one of the least densely-populated states in the USA, Idaho has a thriving contemporary arts scene that, if recent investments in the state’s arts are anything to go by, will only grow stronger. From the numerous galleries in the vibrant downtown capital of Boise to the arty town of Ketchum in Sun Valley, named one of America’s Best Small Art Towns in 2013, Idaho’s art scene has a lot to offer.



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Linda Christensen, Hung Liu & Julie Heffernan

More Than Your Selfie

January 21, - May 15, 2016
New Museum  Los Gatos


In support of the New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) mission to feature exhibits that are connected to globally relevant ideas, art and history, NUMU is pleased to present More Than Your Selfie, an exhibit about the genre and practice of self-portraiture.


It is an enduring tradition for humans to create self-portraits. The self-portrait is used to mark one’s presence, to convey and construct identity and beliefs, and to celebrate or promote individuality and skills. Self-portraits are utilized to facilitate healing, record life changes, events or aging. The self-portrait is also a tool for introspection. More Than Your Selfie will explore the history of the self-portrait, how self-representation has developed over time, its various aspects, motives and intentions, and how the self-portrait continues to permeate and inform our current culture and technology.


Featuring works in a range of media created in the Bay Area and beyond by artists including: Robert Arneson, Hung Liu, Judy Dater, Julie Heffernan, Nina Katchadourian, Alex Kanevsky, Travis Collinson, Kim Frohsin, Elizabeth Barlow, Jackie Kirk, Paul Gibson, Linda Christensen, Phillip Hua, Cristina Nunez, Danny Scheible, Erin Feller, Ray Turner and Katy Schneider, More Than Your Selfie examines art, history, psychology, culture, identity and community. In addition, the exhibit incorporates opportunities for creative and interactive visitor experiences.


More Than Your Selfie is made possible by the generous support of our partners, lenders and sponsors: The Town of Los Gatos, the participating artists and collectors, and Donors to NUMU’s Annual Campaign.


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Linda ChristensenHung LiuJulie Heffernan

Theodore Waddell

Hallowed Absurdities: Works by Theodore Waddell

January 12 - March 5, 2016
Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS


Though Theodore Waddell is best known for his modernist paintings of vast landscapes and livestock, he is driven and inspired by other interests that inform his primary work. Hallowed Absurdities is comprised of objects that may be surprising to viewers who are unaware of the artist's roots as a sculptor. The exhibition will offer a variety of enigmatic objects that connect to Waddell's sense of self, place and history.



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Valerie Hammond

Printing Women

December 14, 2015 - January 31, 2016
New York Public Library


Valerie Hammond’s print “Blue Anemone”(pictured right) is being show in conjunction with the New York Public Library’s exhibition, “Printing Women Three Centuries of Female Printmakers”, curated by Madeline Viljoen. The print “Blue Anemone” will be displayed on the exhibition website for one week as an online component of Contemporary female printmakers. An image of “Blue Anemone” is posted and accompanied by a written piece about the origin of the work.  Other artist included in this wonderful component will be Julia Jacquette, Kara Walker, Sara Sanders, Diane Victor, Alyson Shotz, Ambreen Butt, Julie Buffalohead, and Chloe Piene.


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Valerie Hammond

Language of the Birds :Occult and Art

January 12 - February 13, 2016
80WSE Gallery, New York University

80 Washington Square Park East, NYC


Language of the Birds: Occult and Art considers over 60 modern and contemporary artists who have each expressed their own engagement with magical practice. Beginning with Aleister Crowley's tarot paintings and Austin Osman Spare's automatic drawings of the 1920s, the exhibition traces nearly a century of occult art, including Leonora Carrington and Kurt Seligmann's surrealist explorations, Kenneth Anger and Ira Cohen's ritualistic experiments in film and photography, and the mystical probings of contemporary visionaries such as Francesco Clemente, Kiki Smith, Paul Laffoley, Valerie Hammond, BREYER P-ORRIDGE, and Carol Bove.


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Valerie Hammond

New Prints 2016/Winter

January 28 - March 26, 2016
International Print Center New York

508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor • New York, NY 10001


International Print Center New York presents New Prints 2016/Winter from January 28 - March 26, 2016 in its gallery at 508 West 26th St, 5th Floor. New Prints 2016/Winter, consisting of over fifty-three projects by fifty-two artists, was selected from over 2,000 submissions. New Prints 2016/Winter is the fifty-third presentation of IPCNY’s New Prints Program, a series of juried exhibitions organized by IPCNY three times each year featuring prints made within the past twelve months. An illustrated brochure with a curatorial essay by David Senior will accompany the exhibition.


Artists are:  J.L. Abraham, Ann Aspinwall, Michael Barnes, Mary Lynn Blasutta, Marcin Bochenek, Nathan Catlin, Ann Conrad Stewart, Josh Dannin, Dexter Davis, Andrew DeCaen, Jeffrey Dell, Eliza Evans, Eduardo Fausti, Devra Fox, Miracola Giacomo, Karinna Gomez, Susan Graham, Sheila Gritte, Rafael Guiavarc'h and Elisabeth Bikond Nkoma, Libby Hague, Valerie Hammond, M. Benjamin Herndon, Cassandra Hooper, Cary Hulbert, Richard Hull, Anna Hutchings, Zack Ingram, Yvonne Jacquette, Frances Jetter, Sandra Kelch, Robin J. Koss, Dominique Labauvie, Karen Lederer, Emmy Lingscheit, Christina Maile, Luciana Maiorana, Theresa Martin, Kathy McGhee, Mary Mead, Gary Michaels, Nic Annette Miller, Sarah Plimpton, Laura Post, Padmavathy Rajendran, Renée Rockoff, Edo Rosenblith, John Schiff, Catherine Stack, Beth Sutherland, Eszter Sziksz, and Ian J. Welch.


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