Gail Crum: Assemblage & Collage
Artist Gail Crum
Gail Crum has been a professional artist for over 20 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 70 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 Juried Show. Gail won Best of Show for her assemblage piece "Bingo Betty" at Stella's Art Gallery Juried Show in 2018.
Gail was recently in a three-woman artists' exhibition at the Beck Center in Lakewood and at Article Gallery in the Waterloo Arts District in Cleveland. 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 and Small Studios in Westlake. Gail has judged exhibitions for the Cleveland Institute of Art and Firelands Area Art League.