Gayle Rappaport -Weiland brings the same originality, enthusiasm and heart to her paintings as she does to her life. Using rule-breaking techniques that set her apart from the crowd, she creates beautiful impressionistic works, using watercolor and acrylic mixed media. Her qualifications and expertise, both as an artist and a talented teacher, are widely recognized and respected. Gayle's paintings have been exhibited in galleries and personal exhibitions throughout the western United States and are shown in a variety of galleries located throughout California. Collectors throughout the United States proudly hold her work.
This multi-talented artist has several limited edition prints, a greeting card line, and commissioned work including prints of "Summit House at Big Mountain Ski Area" in Whitefish, Montana. Clients include Coors Brewing Company, Directors Mortgage, and Oncology Radiological Associates of Sacramento, Back To Work Physical Therapy, local School Districts and many other professional clienteles. A
fter studying art/recreation in college in New York, Gayle sharpened her skills studying with nationally known artists Gerald Brommer and Zalton Zabo. The past director and board member of The Gold Country Fine Arts Center in Grass Valley, she involves herself in the local art, education and the business community. A past certified Gold Level Grumbacher Team instructor, Gayle's teaching includes both adult and children's classes at such diverse venues as Sierra College both in Rocklin and Grass Valley; at Rocklin, Roseville, and Auburn Parks and Recreation, to name a few.
Gayle is an on-air art expert for KVIE, and has been interviewed on television, radio and for many newspapers and art publications. Gayle relishes sharing her knowledge and passion for the limitless world of watercolor with people of all ages. Her ability to express shades of mood and feeling through her work, coupled with her professionalism and contagious excitement, ensures that both her students and art clients receive a successful and positive art experience. Gayle's art is represented for licensing exclusively by Studio Voltaire.
Awards & Recognition:
-Gayle's work has been juried into the1993 through 2009 K.V.I.E. Channel 6 Art Auction.
-In 2008, Gayle was voted "Favorite Visual Artist" of Sierra Style Magazine.
-2007-2009, KVIE each year selected Gayle as a Special Collection Artist.
-Voted one of the "Best Visual Artists" in the Sacramento News and Review "Best of Sacramento" in 2007.
-In 2006, KVIE picked Gayle as a Silver Anniversary Artist, part of a group of established artists who contribute to the artistic excellence of our region.
-Voted 2006 "Best Visual Artist" in the Sacramento News and Review "Best of Sacramento".
-Gayle has conducted workshops and in-services for a large number of organizations including numerous California Unified School Districts, Charter Hospital Recreation Directors, art clubs, public and private school professionals and artist in school programs.
-In 2004 Gayle won the prestigious Arties Award for her work in Art Education.
-Gayle was an invited artist for KVIE's Art Auction Special Collection in 2004, highilighting artists who are collectable in our region.
-In 2000 Gayle was one of the 12 juried artists selected to be in Auburn Printer's promotional calendar.
-In spring 1999 her work was featured in "Guide to the Arts".
-Fall 1999 she was honored to be the cover artist for the "Placer County Autumn Art Studio Tour".
-In 1998, her logo was selected for the K.V.I.E. Art Auction Logo Competition.
-She was the cover artist on the Fall 1998 "California Seasons" magazine. Her article in "Palette Talk" was featured fall 1998.
Special Projects & Accomplishments:
-Gayle has served on the advisory board for the 1996 - 2009 K.V.I.E. Live Art Auction. During this time, Gayle has served coordinating the framing program and on-air talent, acting as on-air spokesperson and promoting children's education. During the 1998 Art Auction, she demonstrated her painting techniques live on Channel 6. In 2005, Gayle was selected as a KVIE Art Auction Legacy Artist and in 2006 as a Silver Anniversary Artist, due to tremendous contributions in the areas of art education, an overall inspiration to the arts community, and adding artistic excellence to the local region. As curator, Gayle brought together some of Northern California's finest artists in the Patris S12 Gallery in Sacramento.
-Gayle selected as June 2009 artist for Clear Bags marketing collateral.
-Featured in the premiere March 2006 edition of "Rocklin View Magazine", the Life Magazine of Rocklin.
-Art featured in the 2006 Banners on the Boulevard, Sac Metropollitian Arts commission
-Gayle's Art Wall was filmed for a series on HGTV called "Look What I Did".
-Local newspapers picked up the story and the Sacramento Bee featured her in a Home and Garden article in November 2005.
-Gayle's Window to The World limited edition print was selected in 2003 by Java Art to appear on their coffee sleeves nationwide.