Theodore Waddell: My Montana wins 2018 High Plains Book Awards
Rick Newby’s book, Theodore Waddell: My Montana, won the 2018 High Plains Book Award in the Art & Photography category. The award is sponsored by the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, MT. Wrapping up their 12th year, The High Plains Book Awards announced the winners chosen from 207 nominations at their banquet October 20, 2018.
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, Frederic Remington, Joseph Henry Sharp, and Maynard Dixon.
About the High Plains Book Awards
The High Plains Book Awards have been established to recognize regional authors and/or literary works that examine and reflect life on the High Plains including the states of Montana, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas. The Canadian Provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are also represented.
Awards are given in twelve categories, fiction, poetry, young adult, etc. Each nominated book was read by four different community volunteers for a total of over 200 readers. The top three finalists in each category are then judged by previous winners or those writers who have significant connections to the High Plains region.
December 2018 Harper's Magazine
New photographer to the gallery, Rachel Cobb will have an article in this coming December's Harper's Magazine. The article will feature her latest photographs from her Mistral:The Legendary Wind of Provence series. Cobb captures this invisible force of nature through its effects: a leaf caught in flight, a bride tangled in her veil, spider webs oriented to withstand the wind and grapes lashed by powerful gusts.
A beautiful monograph is being published to accompany the exhibition. “Rachel Cobb: Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence” is 192 color pages following the photographer’s quest to capture the unseen force. The book is scheduled to be released mid November and is available for purchase at Gail Severn Gallery.
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Names 2017–18 Grantees
Don Nice is one of this year’s recipients of the Lee Krasner Award, which is given in recognition of a lifetime artistic achievement.
Ronald D. Spencer, the chairman and CEO of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, said in a statement, “Our 2017–18 grant and award recipients demonstrate the depth and breadth of the artists and organizations the Foundation is able to serve, thanks to the legacy of Lee Krasner. We are honored to be able to support Martin Puryear through his commission for the U.S. Pavilion for the 2019 Venice Biennale.”
Daum Museum permanent collection
Gallery artist, Raphaëlle Goethals, recently had three of her paintings become part of the permanent collection of the Daum Museum located in Sedalia, Missouri.
The three paintings each measure 26 x 23 inches.
In 2001, the Daum Museum acquired one of her larger paintings Hisma, 60 x 40.
Gallery artist Alyssa Monks’ paintings featured in acclaimed drama
The New York Times
By ALEXIS SOLOSKI MARCH 23, 2018
We are pleased to share Gail Severn Gallery Artist, Alyssa Monks is featured in the March 25th edition New York Times.
Alyssa Monks’ canvases are integral to the sixth and final season of the FX drama, “The Americans”.
Alyssa will have a solo exhibition this July at Gail Severn Gallery. We will be receiving more work over the next few months so check regularly for new paintings by Alyssa.
Credit Christopher Gregory for The New York Times
The Bo Bartlett Center Opens with a Vision for Community Service Through the Arts
Hyperallergic.com • March 21, 2018
Bo Bartlett Center • 921 Front Ave, Columbus, GA 31901
The artist Bo Bartlett recently got together with family and friends to celebrate the opening of an eponymous arts center that intends to serve the Columbus community through a rich program of exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and film.
Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
September 28, 2017 – January 28, 2018
736 Mission Street • San Francisco, CA 94103
Inez Storer was chosen to exhibit newly commissioned works along side sixteen other contemporary artists in response to a selection of tales from Jewish folklore. Acting as modern maggids—storytellers, transmitters of knowledge, secrets revealers—they explore the many facets of these stories’ characters, themes, and metaphors. Artists include: Michael Arcega, Julia Goodman, Dina Goldstein, Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth Hope, Vera Iliatova, David Kasprzak, Mads Lynnerup, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, Mike Rothfeld, Tracey Snelling, Chris Sollars, M. Louise Stanley, Inez Storer, and Young Suh and Katie Peterson.
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