Artist Bio

Gale Gibbs
9949 Waterfront Tr.
Rockwall, Tx. 75087
972-412-4518, 281-217-7137

 

I graduated from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1989. During that time I received the McMahon Foundation Scholarship, Leslie Powell Foundation Scholarship and the Helen Holiday Foundation Scholarship. At that time, I was living in Oklahoma but moved to Plano, Texas in 1990 where I studied at the University of North Texas in Denton Texas where I was a teaching fellow from 1990 to 1991. Since that time, I have completed around 300 pieces of art, drawings, sketches, collages, books and paintings while also raising my family. I moved to Houston in 2000 where I exhibited at the Latitudes Fine Art Gallery until it closed.  I have recently moved to Rockwall, Texas.

My work has been selected for exhibitions by noted jurors: Donald Kuspit, art critic, James Surls, artist; Marilyn S. Kushner - Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs (The Brooklyn Museum); Dr. Annegreth Nill, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art (Dallas Museum of Art); Paul Zeppelin, Professor of Fine Art (Tenn.); Dr. Harold Gregor, Professor of Art (Ill. State Univ.); James M. Edwards, Brown, Curator of Art (San Antonio Museum); Shirley Kassman; William H. Giles, Director of Associated Artists Gallery; Juror, Buffalo, NY; Marilyn Zeithlin, Curator (Contemporary Arts Museum); Mary Beebe, Director of the Stuart Collection (University of California); Ofelia Garcia, President (Atlanta College of Art); and Fritz Scholder. My work was also included in Who's Who 1995 and is still listed. I have received honorable mention, third place and first place awards from various exhibitions.

My work has been included in twenty or more invitational exhibitions including the Houston City Hall Annex Exhibition which was two years in length,  WAVE Group Exhibition at the Museum of Brno in the Republic of Czech, Museum of the Great Plains "Heart and Soul of the Great Plains" in Lawton, Oklahoma, and the 28th Beaux Arts Ball at the Dallas Museum of Arts in Dallas, Texas.

WAVE, which was a women's art group based in Denton, Texas is a group that I participated with for several years. I learned  all aspects of exhibiting. We organized shows for the group in Texas, Oklahoma, Washington, and The Republic of Czech.

I have had a number of solo exhibitions which includes Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN., September, 1999. I was also selected to show in the FORT SMITH ART QUEST 2000 Fort Smith Civic Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas, January-June 2001 and to have a show with Beth Cartland, a Washington D.C. artist, in April 2002 at the Leslie Powell Gallery in Lawton, Oklahoma. Solo shows have included work from a continuing body of personal work based on the concept of contemporary cave paintings and narrative story telling which I started about fifteen years ago. I have also had solo shows at the Dallas Visual Art Center in Dallas, TX., 1996; Rose Learman Arts Center in Harrisburg, PA; Harrisburg Area Community College, 1994; Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA, 1992; Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX, 1992; and Illinois Central College, Peoria, Illinois 1988.

Some publications that have included reviews are The Leaf Chronicle (Clarksville, TN), The Dallas Observer, The Ft. Worth Star Telegram, Artifacts, The Times (Shreveport), The Buffalo News as well as catalogues from juried exhibitions. .

I work from a studio in my home.

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