April 10th, 2020



Dear Supporters and Friends,


The news is evolving so quickly now, and simple plans we made – to meet friends, dine with parents, or visit an art museum are now risks we weigh up carefully.


We are learning to adapt to change, to support one another in times of need, and to appreciate the small blessings present in each and every day. Despite these new navigations of daily life, we are still brought together by the same human experience.


Art, in its many forms is an essential part of this experience. It provides space for thinking and room for solace, it expresses our fears and joys, inspires hope and learning, and perhaps most importantly, connects us to one another. One could argue that in times like these, art is more important than ever.


Although the gallery has been closed since mid-March, we have been busy making our current exhibitions accessible online.


We look forward to the time when we can welcome you all back to the wonderful gallery community you have helped us build over the past 44 years.


Until then, we hope you will keep the gallery and our artists in mind and we look forward to offering the highest level of fine art and art services online.


It is our hope that through our online programming we can provide a respite from the news of the virus, and the unsettling torpor that has come with it. We’d like to think that the artistic space we share will bring us all closer together in this time of isolation and that art can remain, as it’s always been, space for human connection and reflection.


To our friends, and supporters – we miss you, we appreciate you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


Sending warmest wishes for well-being to you and your loved ones,


All of us at

Gail Severn Gallery

March 15th, 2020


Responding to Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, The Sun Valley Gallery Association Cancels the March 20th Gallery Walk.


With the health and well-being of our community, artists, and team in mind, and under consideration of public health authorities and city advisement, we will be canceling the upcoming Friday, March 20th Gallery Walk. The Saturday, March 21st Artist Chat with Judith Kindler will also be canceled until further notice.


At this point in time, Gail Severn Gallery will operate regular hours and continue to offer and display our current exhibitions. We are currently open Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm and Sunday, Noon to 5pm. You can always visit the Gail Severn Gallery via our website and social media pages for updated information, hours and/or closures.


We wish you all good health and safety, and look forward to resuming Gallery Walks and other events in the near future.


~ Gail Severn and Team

March 9th, 2020


New San Francisco mural by Kara Maria


Kara has just completed her first mural — a 10 x 45 foot, hand-painted mural sponsored by the San Francisco Arts Commission's StreetSmARTs program.


The mural Blue into Black celebrates the vaquita porpoise—the world's smallest and most endangered cetacean, found only in Mexico's northern Gulf of California.


Mural location:

1330 Polk Street at Frank Norris Street

(between Pine and Bush)

San Francisco, CA 94109


With thanks to: Craig Corpora of SFAC for facilitating this project; to Sal Garcia, Mark Maglaty, Enrique Chagoya, and Diane Andrews Hall for production assistance; to Johanna Poethig, and Jason Jagel for advice and support; and to the good people at Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center and Action Rentals.


Image:  Kara Maria, Blue into Black, vaquita, 2020, 10 x 45 feet, acrylic and acrylic spray paint on stucco.  Copyright © 2020 Kara Maria, All rights reserved.

February 3rd, 2020


Kara Maria 2020 Los Angeles Billboard Show


An image of Kara's painting Kaleidoscope Eyes is featured on a 12 x 24 foot billboard at North Fairfax Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, CA until March 9, 2020.


The Billboard Creative is a non-profit organization that turns billboards into public art sites.


Image: Kara Maria, Billboard installed in West Hollywood, CA, 2020 (Kaleidoscope Eyes, (green sea turtle), 2017, 26 x 26 inches, acrylic on canvas).  Copyright © 2020 Kara Maria, All rights reserved.

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