Gail Crum: Assemblage & Collage
Artist Gail Crum
Gail Crum has been a professional artist for over 25 years. Even without formal training, Gail always had a creative side to her. It wasn't until she took her first art class at 40 years old that she became inspired by the art forms of collage and assemblage. She started collecting unwanted and discarded objects from antique shops and flea markets with the idea of transforming and repurposing them into a new story.
Gail has exhibited in over 80 art shows and juried exhibitions and has received awards for her art from shows at Valley Arts Center in Chagrin Falls, BAYarts in Bay Village, and in 2016, a Second Place award in the Westlake/Westshore 17th annual Juried Show. In 2018 she won a First Prize in the Westlake/Westshore 18th annual and 19th annual Juried Show. Gail won Best of Show for her assemblage piece "Bingo Betty" at Stella's Art Gallery Juried Show in 2018.
Gail was in a three woman artist exhibition at the Beck Center in Lakewood in 2017, "Claiming Our Space and Place" at Article Gallery in the Waterloo Arts District in Cleveland in 2018, and "Women in Conversation" at Lorain County Community College in 2020. Gail was in the Worthington Yards exhibition "Art Made in the Shutdown". She had work in the "Wallflowers Show" at BAYarts and was accepted into the BAYarts Juried Show in March of 2021. She was also in a three woman artist exhibition at the Playhouse Gallery in the BAYarts Complex in April & May of 2021. Gail has work featured in the Bi-Annual Skull and Skeleton Show at Lakeland Community College. She has had work accepted in the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland and is in the Annual Holiday Show at FAVA Gallery in Oberlin. She has also done workshops for The Art Continuum in Westlake, The North Ridgeville Kiwanis, The Agape Gallery in Ohio City, The North Ridgeville Arts Council, The Split Winds Gallery in Port Clinton, North Ridgeville High School, Small Studios in Westlake, and Porter Library in Westlake. Gail has judged exhibitions for the Cleveland Institute of Art and Firelands Area Art League.