The Howell Gallery was officially established in 1991 by Linda and Ken Howell. But even as early as the 70’s Ken, an architect and Linda, an interior designer, saw an increasing amount of artistic talent right here in Oklahoma that needed to be showcased. In the late 70’s and 80’s, Ken and Linda co-hosted an annual art show to benefit the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma in cooperation with The Wally Findlay Gallery in Chicago. This early exposure to the art business planted the seed. The feedback from the community was so great that they decided to open The Howell Gallery. Being in the design field themselves gave Linda and Ken a golden opportunity to introduce their clients to the amazing talent that existed in Oklahoma.