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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.


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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.”


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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


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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.


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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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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.

Art Market San Francisco 2017

April 27 -30, 2017

Fort Mason Center - San Francisco, CA


Save the date for the last weekend in April. Gail Severn Gallery will once again be in the Bay Area to expose our artist's work to a larger audience. We do not have our booth number as of yet, so please check back for more updates. Below are the hours and dates.


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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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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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.


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