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Seattle Art Fair 2019

CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle WA

August 1-4, 2019

 

Visit Gail Severn Gallery at Booth D31

 

The Seattle Art Fair is a one-of-a-kind destination for the best in modern and contemporary art and a showcase for the vibrant arts community of the Pacific Northwest. Based in Seattle, a city as renowned for its natural beauty as its cultural landscape, the fair brings together the region’s strong collector base; local, national, and international galleries; area museums and institutions; and an array of innovative public programming.

 

Complimentary VIP Pass from Gail Severn Gallery

The Complimentary VIP Pass provides entry for you and a guest beginning with the VIP Preview on Thursday evening, Augut 1st, and includes admission to the fair all weekend long, including access to the VIP Lounge.

 

Download your Complimentary VIP pass here.

 

To learn more visit https://seattleartfair.com/

Opening Night Preview

Thursday, August 1  •  6:00pm - 9:00pm

 

All Fair Days

Friday, August 2 •   11:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday, August 3 •   11:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday, August 4 •   11:00am - 6:00pm

 

Access to the Collectors Lounge, VIP Lounge, and Café & Lounge

Access to Galleries, and Projects & Talks

Access to VIP Program activities

**All benefits are based on availability and subject to change without notice.

Tony Foster

Museum Exhibitions

 

Heraclitus III—A Mini Journey by Tony Foster

PRESENTED AT THE YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART IN NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT

MAY 30–AUGUST 25, 2019 AS PART OF

 

TONY FOSTER: WATERCOLOR DIARIES, CORNWALL TO COLORADO

Heraclitus III has recently been acquired by the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut. A mini journey of Tony Foster’s art, this is a series of six paintings which comprise one artwork. It was executed in 2017 on Tony’s most recent painting expedition to the Grand Canyon.

 

The title of the Yale acquisition Heraclitus III was inspired by the famous philosopher’s statement that “no person ever steps in the same river twice.” Tony reflects that as a river is an ever-changing body so too are humans, and this series of paintings represents his third experience rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

 

To showcase the acquisition and in honor of Tony’s long relationship with the Yale Center, he will be the subject of a small exhibition, Tony Foster: Watercolor Diaries, Cornwall to Colorado, presented at the Yale Center from May 30–August 25, 2019. Curated by Duncan Robinson, former director of the Yale Center for British Art and the Fitzwilliam Museum and Elisabeth Fairman, Chief Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts at the Yale Center, the exhibition will include artworks from Tony’s first exhibition in the United States in 1985, which was at the Yale Center for British Art, as well as work painted in 2018 for an upcoming major project on Time.

 

June 8, 2019, 2 p.m.  |  From Death Valley to Everest: Making Art in Wild Places Tony Foster will discuss his many adventures over the years as an artist-explorer, explaining why he cares so deeply about the remaining uncultivated regions of our endangered planet.

 

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Exploring Idaho’s Copper Basin—Tony Foster’s 17th Journey

 

PRESENTED AT THE GAIL SEVERN GALLERY IN KETCHUM, IDAHO

JUNE 14–JULY 29, AS PART OF TONY FOSTER WATERCOLOUR DIARIES: GREAT BASIN & COPPER BASIN

 

During the summer of 2018 Tony returned to one of his favored places to paint: Idaho’s Rocky Mountains. Invited to exhibit at Gail Severn Gallery in Ketchum, Idaho in 2019, Tony spent a few weeks wandering and painting in Idaho’s Copper Basin, a wilderness area that is part of the Salmon-Challis National Forest with spectacular views of the Pioneer Mountains.

 

This exhibition will include 12 new works, which are all for sale, as well as a number of paintings from earlier journeys to Death Valley. A major diptych included in the exhibition, A Walk Across Death Valley (1991), chronicles one of Foster’s most difficult hikes in what is the lowest point of the Great Basin. It will hang alongside a painting of the White Mountains in California, the highest point of the Great Basin.

 

Tony Foster Watercolour Diaries: Great Basin & Copper Basin is included in a larger project titled Mirage: Energy and Water in the Great Basin, organized by Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

 

June 20, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m.  |  The Community Library

Forty Years in the Wilderness

Join acclaimed artist Tony Foster for a look at his art, his process, and how his work in and around the Sun Valley area has influenced his other exhibitions and explorations abroad.  This talk will be held at The Community Library in Ketchum, Idaho.

 

July 5, 2019, 5-8 p.m.  |  Gallery Walk at Gail Severn Gallery

 

July 6, 2019, 10 a.m.  |  Artist’s Talk at Gail Severn Gallery

 

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Artist Residency at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

 

WHITNEY WESTERN ART MUSEUM IN CODY, WYOMING

JULY 9–13, 2019

 

Foster heads to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, this summer where he will be in residency at the Whitney Western Art Museum from July 9-13th. Foster will be giving daily talks with museum visitors, explaining his approach and process as he works to complete paintings from his time spent on the Green River in Utah.

 

In late June, just prior to the residency, Foster and a handful of Idaho-based companions will make their way down the Green River from the Gates of Lodore to Split Mountain. During the journey Tony will begin a series of paintings that reflect not only the river as it exists today but also reveal the river as a repository of fifty million year old fossils.

 

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is one of the country’s premier institutions presenting, preserving and researching art and artifacts of the American West. This artist residency is organized by Karen McWhorter, Scarlett Curator of Western American Art, at the Whitney Museum.

 

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Artwork from Arid Lands—Tony Foster’s 5th Journey (1996)

PRESENTED AT THE TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART IN TUCSON, ARIZONA

OCTOBER 19, 2019–FEBRUARY 9, 2020 AS PART OF

THE WESTERN SUBLIME: MAJESTIC LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS OF THE AMERICAN WEST

 

The Western Sublime: Majestic Landscape Paintings of the American West will feature paintings and photographs of the West from the latter half of the 19th century juxtaposed with works produced over a century later. This exhibition explores the intersection and significance of landscape imagery within the context of the time it was created as well as from the lens of the 21st century.

 

Artworks from Searching for a Bigger Subject—Tony Foster’s 12th Journey (2008)

 

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PRESENTED AT THE MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA IN FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA

NOVEMBER 16, 2019–FEBRUARY 17, 2020

SEARCHING FOR A BIGGER SUBJECT

 

The Museum of Northern Arizona has reunited a majority of the paintings from Foster’s twelfth journey, Searching for a Bigger Subject, and will present it November 16, 2019- February 17, 2020 to honor the centennial anniversary of the Grand Canyon’s designation as a national park.

 

Searching for a Bigger Subject was first exhibited in 2008, touring from the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro to the Royal Watercolour Society in London, Gerald Peters Galleries in New York, Dallas and Santa Fe and finally to the Phoenix Art Museum. Foster’s goal was to “contrast the world’s two most powerful subjects—Mt. Everest and the Grand Canyon.” And Foster’s intention then seems as relevant now, more than a decade later: “…despite a world overloaded with imagery, certain places still retain the power to inspire awe and wonder.”

Art Market San Francisco 2019

Fort Mason Center - Festival Pavilion  • 2 Marina Blvd.

April 25th through 28th, 2019

 

Visit Gail Severn Gallery at Booth 219- by the Collector's Lounge

 

Art Market San Francisco returns to Fort Mason Center from April 25th through 28th for its ninth edition, with seventy-five galleries featuring top modern and contemporary art. Discover and acquire new art, while exploring art trends developing around the globe.

 

Complimentary VIP Pass from Gail Severn Gallery

The Complimentary VIP Pass provides entry for you and a guest beginning with the VIP Preview on Thursday evening, April 25, and includes admission to the fair all weekend long, including access to the VIP Lounge.

 

  Download your Complimentary VIP pass here.

 

To learn more visit artmarketsf.com.

VIP Preview

Thursday, April 25, 2019 — 6:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Public Hours

Friday, April 26, 2019 — 11:00am to 7:00pm

Saturday, April 27, 2019 — 11:00am to 7:00pm

Sunday, April 28, 2019 — 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Deloss Webber

Finalist for the Loewe Craft Prize 2019

 

Craftsman and design aficionado, Jonathan Anderson has been creative director at Loewe since September 2013. For three years, the Spanish fashion house has recognized artisanal excellence all over the world, in domains from leather, to jewelry, to ceramics, to glass…The scope of artistic talent in modern craftsmanship is vast. For the third edition of the Loewe Craft Prize, the winner will be decided by a panel of judges composing of 11 experts in the field: Jonathan Anderson, Naoto Fukasawa, a Japanese industrial designer and the director of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum, Hong-Nam Kin, the South Korean director of the National Museum of Korea, Jennifer Lee, winner of last year’s Loewe Craft Prize and Enrique Loewe, the great grandson of the fashion house’s founder and president of the foundation. Wolfgang Lösche, the head of the department of exhibition and fairs at the Chamber of Skilled Trades is also on the panel, with Wang Shu, architect and member of the panel of the Pritzker Prize, Deyan Sudjic, essayist and director of the London Design Museum, Benedetta Tagliabue, architect and also a panel member of the Pritzker Prize, Patricia Urquiola, architect and industrial designer, and Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, the chairwoman of the panel and architecture and design journalist for El País. The works of the 29 finalists will be displayed in Tokyo between June 26 and July 22, and the winner, revealed this spring, will receive a prize of 50,000 euros.

Selection of Deloss Webber’s “Geisha Handbags” selected for the Loewe Craft Prize.

Here is the official list of the finalists for the

Loewe Craft Prize 2019:

Akiko Hirai

(Lives in Japan and works in the United Kingdom)

Andrea Walsh (UK)

Annie Turner (UK)

Deloss Webber (US)

Elke Sada (Germany)

Gental Ishikuza (Japan)

Giampaolo Babetto (Italy)

Giovanni Corvaja (Italy)

Harry Morgan (UK)

Heeseung Koh (South Korea)

Henar Iglesias (Spain)

Jim Partidge & Liz Walmsley (UK)

JingFeng Fang & Mi Dong (China)

John Eric Byers (US)

Jokum Lind Jensen

(Danish, living and working in Sweden)

 

Junko Mori

(Japanese, living and working in the UK)

Kazuhito Takadoi

(Japanese, living and working in the UK)

Koichi lo (Japan)

Kye-Yeon Son

(South Korea, living and working in Canada)

Youngsoon Lee (South Korea)

Masanori Nishikawa (Japan)

Mayu Nakata (Japan)

Michal Fargo (Israeli, living and working in Germany)

Minhee Kim

(South Korean, living and working in the UK)

Ruudt Peters (Holland)

Sachi Fujikake (Japan)

Shozo Michikawa (Japan)

Sophie Rowley

(New Zealand, living and working in Germany)

Tomonari Hashimoto (Japan)

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