For Immediate Release
June 5, 2014 | Hailey, ID, USA,
Artist Theodore Waddell Selected for U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies Program
Theodore Waddell has once again been chosen to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies program. The program promotes international cultural exchange and public diplomacy by sharing the work of selected contemporary American artists in permanent and temporary exhibitions in diplomatic venues worldwide.
Waddell, a Montana native, was recently honored to have his work chosen for exhibit at the ambassadorial residence of the U.S. Ambassador to China, Max Baucus. The former six-term U.S. Senator from Montana, began his tenure as U.S. Ambassador in February of 2014, relocating to Beijing, China in March. Ambassador Baucus and his wife Melodee have selected two of Mr. Waddell’s oil paintings for display as part of their temporary collection, which will be provided through the Art in Embassies Program. The work will be installed at the Beijing residence this summer.
Theodore Waddell has been affiliated with the Art in Embassies program since 1999. His work has been included in exhibits worldwide including Lusaka, Zambia; Niamey, Niger; Stockholm, Sweden; Togo, West Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Moscow, Russia. Currently, Mr. Waddell’s work is on display at the U.S. ambassadorial residence in Nairobi, Kenya.