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Seattle Art Fair 2017

August 3 - 6, 2017

CenturyLink Field Event Center (WaMu Theater), Seattle


Gail Severn Gallery will be in Washington state for the second annual Seattle Art Fair.

This prestigious event includes some of the best known galleries in the world.

Our booth location is B23.


Below are the hours and dates.



Thursday, August 3, 2017

Collector's Preview - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Beneficiary Preview - 5:30pm - 9:00pm



Friday, August 4, 2017 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm


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Theodore Waddell

Major publication recently released



Paintings and Sculpture, 1959–2016


We are very excited to announce the release of Theodore's latest book. The book paints the perfect picture of Theodore's life and work.


Born in 1941 in Billings, Montana, painter, sculptor, and rancher Theodore Waddell stands as one of the West’s most celebrated contemporary artists. His paintings and prints of “landscapes with animals” couple abstract expressionist technique with creatures—Black Angus cattle, horses, and bison—that populate the high plains and mountain valleys of today’s ranching West.


Richly illustrated with the artist’s own work, as well as images from his personal archive, Theodore Waddell: My Montana, traces Waddell’s influences, ranging from the Cezannesque works of Montana rancher, painter and teacher Isabelle Johnson to the abstract expressionism of Robert Motherwell, the expressionist figuration of Robert DeNiro Sr., and the classic western paintings of Karl Bodmer, Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, Thomas Moran, Joseph Henry Sharp, and Maynard Dixon.


Theodore Waddell: My Montana is published by Drumlummon Institute of Helena, MT, and is distributed by the University of Oklahoma Press.

288 pages, with 185 color and 40 black and white illustrations.

Art Market San Francisco 2017

April 27 -30, 2017

Fort Mason Pavilion - San Francisco, CA • Booth 415


Gail Severn Gallery will once again be in the Bay Area to expose our artist's work to a larger audience. Below are the hours and dates.


Featuring work by: Linda Christensen, José Cobo, Kris Cox, Daniel Diaz-Tai, Morris Graves, Michael Gregory, Suzanne Hazlett, Margaret Keelan, Judith Kindler, Gary Komarin, Hung Liu , Lynda Lowe, Laura McPhee, Kenna Moser, Kathy Moss, Marcia Myers, Carolyn Olbum, Robb Putnam, Rana Rochat, Alexander Rohrig, Jane Rosen, David Secrest, Kiki Smith, Julie Speidel & Allison Stewart.


VIP Preview

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Public Hours

Friday, April 28, 2017— 11:00am to 7:00pm

Saturday, April 29, 2017 — 11:00am to 7:00pm

Sunday, April 30, 2017 — 12:00pm to 6:00pm


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Laura McPhee

DeCordova announces 2017 Cronin Lecture featuring photographer Laura McPhee

Thursday, April 20, at 6:30 pm

51 Sandy Pond Road • Lincoln, MA 01773


DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is pleased to announce that photographer Laura McPhee will give the 2017 Paul J. Cronin Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 20, at 6:30 pm. McPhee, a professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, is known for her stunning large-scale photographs that chronicle how we value and use the landscape. The public is invited to attend this free lecture. Seating is on a first come first serve basis, and RSVPs are requested but not required.


Commenting on the selection, Executive Director John Ravenal observes “Laura’s work speaks to one of today’s most pressing issues—human impact on nature. Her detailed, large-scale images stop us in our tracks with their beauty while also stirring reflection and awareness. We’re excited about her talk and know it will be an important, thought-provoking, and deeply rewarding evening.”


Click here for available work by Laura McPhee


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Hung Liu to visit University of Wyoming

Chinese-American artist Hung Liu will

visit the University of Wyoming April 17-18, 2017


A free public art talk featuring Liu will take place in Room 111 of the UW Visual Arts Building Monday, April 17, from 7-8 p.m. A gallery walk-through of the exhibition “Hung Liu: American Exodus” will occur Tuesday, April 18, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the UW Art Museum.


“Hung Liu: American Exodus” presents new work by the artist, well-known for her large-scale paintings based on photographic archives. “American Exodus” is inspired by the Dust Bowl-era photographs by American photographer Dorothea Lange made under the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s.


For Liu, whose photographic references are primarily those of her family or cultural life in China, working from an American photographer’s perspective on a period of great strife in the U.S. fostered universal connections between the struggles of those displaced by political or natural forces and the underlying humanity and dignity that pervade. The exhibition will be on view through Aug. 12.


Click here for available work by Hung Liu.


Hung Liu’s “Stitchers” is among works from “Hung Liu: American Exodus” on view through Saturday, Aug. 12, at the UW Art Museum.

Tacoma Art Museum executive director now at SAAM in Washington D.C.


Smithsonian American Art Museum welcomes Stephanie Stebich as The Margaret and Terry Stent Director. She comes to Washington, DC after a nearly twelve-year tenure as executive director of the Tacoma Art Museum. Stephanie brings a wealth of experience to the directorship of SAAM, having served in leadership roles in major and regional museums across the United States.


Secretary Skorton praised her in an announcement to staff as someone who “has the knowledge, skill, and stellar reputation that will enable her to build upon and extend the museum’s marvelous success in the years ahead.”


Stephanie holds degrees from Columbia University and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, where she earned a master’s degree with a focus on early modernism. She has a certificate in nonprofit management from Case Western Reserve University and is a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute in Los Angeles. Stephanie was a fellow at the Guggenheim Museum and has studied at the University College London. She is fluent in both German and French.


Stephanie has championed the presentation of many groundbreaking exhibitions during her career, has secured major collection gifts, and has a proven record for successful fundraising.


“I am delighted to be the new director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which also includes oversight of the recently renovated Renwick Gallery. I have immense respect for my predecessor Betsy Broun. I look forward to celebrating American creativity and sharing the remarkable collections for the enjoyment and understanding of all."

---Stephanie Stebich, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director

Jack Spencer on Charlie Rose


Gallery Artist Jack Spencer talking about his new book featuring over 150 images from his 80,000 mile journey across 48 states.


 "This Land; An American Portrait" published by University of Texas Press.


 Jarred by the 9/11 attacks,  Spencer set out in 2003 "in hopes of making a few 'sketches' of America in order to gain some clarity on what it meant to be living in this nation at this moment in time." Across thirteen years, forty-eight states, and eighty thousand miles of driving, Spencer created a vast, encompassing portrait of the American landscape that is both contemporary and timeless.


The forward was written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Jon Meacham.


Click here for available work by Jack Spencer.

The Foster Art & Wilderness Foundation

940 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, CA 94303 | 650.209.7181


NEW! Sunday Open Houses

The Foster is  now open to the public every Sunday (except holidays) from 1-4 pm.  Admission is FREE and no appointment is necessary.


See the new exhibition

Exploring Beauty: Watercolour Diaries from the Wild

and meet Tony Foster before he returns to Cornwall.

Sunday, March 26th, 1-4 pm

Artist walk-through at 1:30 pm


Click here for more information from The Foster.

Theodore Waddell at The Appleton Museum of Art

Hallowed Absurdities: Work by Theodore Waddell

Now until May 7, 2017


The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will exhibit “Hallowed Absurdities: Work by Theodore Waddell” from the Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana.


Waddell is an accomplished sculptor and printmaker although he is primarily recognized for his uniquely identifiable paintings of the West, rife with wildlife and signature Angus cattle that rise off the canvas through his generous application of oil paint. Examples of his more evocative sculptural works focused on gun culture take center stage in “Hallowed Absurdities.”


Click here for available work by Theodore Waddell.


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Raphaëlle Goethals at Morris Grave Museum

Raphaëlle Goethals-Dust Stories: Tales from the Land

March 11 - April 23, 2017


Focusing on painting as a space of exploration, Belgian-born American artist Raphaëlle Goethals has worked in encaustic as her signature medium for nearly two decades. Known for her signature layered encaustic and pigment abstractions, Goethals established her own unique and sophisticated vocabulary in the form of distinctive groups of paintings, which evolve concurrently.


Click here for available work by Raphaëlle Goethals.


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Hung Liu

We Who Work: Prints and Tapestries by Hung Liu

March 3rd 2017 – June 25th 2017

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

705 Front Street • Santa Cruz • CA • 95060


Honor laborers past, present and future with vibrant portraits from Hung Liu alongside tools from Santa Cruz County workers and stories by Working for Dignity.


Explore tapestries and mixed media prints by artist Hung Liu— one of the most renowned Chinese artists living in United States today. Raised in China during the Cultural Revolution, Hung Liu creates vibrant portraits that honor workers– shoemakers, soldiers, farmers and more. Based off historical Chinese photographs, Liu’s prints and tapestries (many never seen before) not only celebrate workers (particularly women) but also expand the idea of what it means to “work.” Alongside Liu’s work will be tools from Community members and photos of local day workers from Working For Dignity artists Edward Ramirez and Natalie Alas.


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Click here for KQED article by Rachael Myrow.

Zhuangjia (Crop), Hung Liu, 2008

Theodore Waddell

Father-daughter duo exhibit work at Sheridan College

The Sheridan Press, Thursday February 16th

By Mike Dunn


 Art and family go hand in hand for the Waddells. Theodore Waddell and his daughter, Arin Waddell, will each show pieces of their work in an exhibition called “Waddell + Waddell” at the Whitney Center for the Arts.  Theodore Waddell, who splits his time between Montana and Idaho, works in abstract impressionism, often painting freely-rendered range animals that roam the plains of Montana. His daughter, on the other hand, creates more conceptually-based, highly-rendered images with a twist of humor.  Both agree that they could not mimic each other’s painting styles even if they wanted. But while their styles of work contrast, they’ve walked similar paths to become successful artists.  Theodore Waddell took a painting a class while attending Eastern Montana College as an undergraduate (now called Montana State University-Billings). He got hooked on painting almost immediately.


“I knew I didn’t want to be alive and not make art,” Waddell said. “That was 58 years ago.”

Waddell received his Master of Fine Arts and taught art at the University of Montana, receiving tenure before moving to the countryside to be a full-time rancher and artist.


Click here for full article from The Sheridan Press.

Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press.. Father and daughter artists Theodore Waddell and Arin Waddell pose for a portrait in a gallery at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. The two have works on display in the “Waddell + Waddell”.

Deborah Oropallo February 2017

By David M. Roth


Since taking up digital painting in the late 1990s, Deborah Oropallo has developed an arsenal of visceral imagery that grabs viewers and leaves them questioning whether her intent to terrorize, enlighten, empower or all three.  Where fairy tales once served an equivalent function, Oropallo’s art, which draws on modern and ancient fables, warns of dangers lurking in the darker recesses of the Internet. More recently, with the right-wing takeover of American government, her work has turned pointedly political, all the while retaining the tantalizing visual provocations and post-feminist themes that have elevated her to her present position. All are thrillingly encapsulated in her current show, Bell the Cat.


The title derives from a story that was originally called Belling the Cat. It dates to 1200 has evolved through many variations, but its basic thrust is that of a cautionary tale, warning of spineless political leaders, who, having succumbed to corruption and cronyism, fail to steer clear of imminent and foreseeable dangers.  It's a fable that applies well to the present moment.

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Click here for available work by Deborah Oropallo.

L to R: Naval Destroyer and Moral Fiber, both 2016, photomontage, paint, paper and canvas, each 61 x 50"

Tony Foster

Exploring Beauty: Watercolour Diaries from the Wild

Opening  Reception March 4, 2017

Foster Art & Wilderness Foundation

940 Commercial Street •  Palo Alto, CA


Tony Foster immerses himself in wild landscapes across the globe to convey the beauty and wonder of these often inaccessible and endangered places. Over the past decade he invited some of the world’s leading scientists, explorers, writers, environmentalists, and mountaineers to nominate the most beautiful wild place they had ever seen. These included:


•  Dr. Winslow Briggs, Director Emeritus of the Carnegie Institute of Plant Biology, Stanford University

•  Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, former Director of Kew Botanical Garden

•  Maria Teresa Ruiz, Professor of Astronomy, Universidad de Chile

•  Professor Stephen Sparks, volcanologist and winner of the Vetlesen Prize.


Foster traveled to each designated area to see if he could share the inspiration of the nominator. The paintings document his experiences on site from the remote jungles of Borneo to desert sands in Chile.


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Bluebells—Looking WNW near the Top of Luxulyan Valley

2015 | Watercolor and graphite on paper, rocks, tin ingot, acrylic boxes, map | 27 1/2 x 40 7/8 in. | 2 1/4 x 15 1/2 in.

Bo Bartlett

Bo Bartlett: American Artist - January 27, - May 7, 2017

Exhibition Opening January 27, 2017

The Mennello Museum of American Art

900 East Princeton Street

Orlando, FL 32803


The exhibition presents large-scale oil paintings that are figurative, psychologically imbued, beautifully rendered, and wonderfully sublime by one of the most significant Realist painters of his generation.  Bo Bartlett is an American realist with a modernist vision whose multi-layered narrative work falls within the tradition of American realism as defined by artists such as Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer to Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. Like these artists, Bartlett looks at America's land and people to describe the beauty he finds in everyday life. His paintings celebrate the underlying epic nature of the commonplace and the personal significance of the extraordinary.  Of Bartlett’s work, Wyeth wrote, “Bo Bartlett is very American.  He is fresh, he’s gifted, and he’s what we need in this country.  Bo is one of the very few I feel this strongly about.”


Bo Bartlett, School of Charm, 2010, oil on linen, 86 x 100 inches.  Collection of Stacy and Jay Underwood.

James Cook at The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

Opening Reception on Friday, January 13th, 2017 from 4-7 pm.


James Pringle Cook is a Kansas native who studied Emporia State and Wichita State Universities.  After moving to Arizona to teach, he later began working there full-time as a landscape artist.  Cook uses the textured, gestural lines of mid-century Abstract painting to create lush images of the shadows, light, and movement of the various landscapes he explores.  Not content with only the traditional subjects of Southwestern landscape, his work finds the monumental beauty in trees, water, urban buildings, and industrial complexes.  Cook spends part of each year in the Flint Hills of Eskridge, Kansas, where he uses his family’s old hardware store as a studio space.

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Click here for available work by James Cook.

Luis González Palma selected for the 57th Venice Biennale

May 13 - November 26, 2017


Luis González Palma has been selected by the Global Art Affairs Foundation to participate in the 2017 Venice Biennale.  This is  the third time Gonzáles Palma has been selected to participate in the  global art event.  The Artist will create new images for an exhibition Personal Structures as part of the Biennale.


A brief history of the Biennale:

The Venice Biennale was born following a resolution from the City Council of 19th April 1893, which proposed the establishment of a “biennial artistic exhibition” to take place in the subsequent year, celebrating the silver anniversary of King Umberto and Margherita of Savoy. The event took place in fact two years later, opening on 30th April 1895.


Click here for available work by Luis Gonzáles Palma.

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