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Gayle Bard's recent work continues her parallel interests in the lay of the land, the power of sky, her love of nature at night, and the art of those who over centuries continuously transform elements of the natural world into living sculpture, both decorative and purposeful. Shape is becoming increasingly more important in her paintings, as well as the perceptual dissonance between our mind and sight when we experience color at night, in particular at the exact moment when color vanishes.

Gayle Bard moved to Seattle from the Midwest in 1978. She studied at the Cornish Institute, University of Wisconsin, Yale School of Art, University of Chicago, and DePauw University. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the permanent collection of the new Bainbridge Island Art Museum.


Cornish Institute, BFA University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Yale School of Art; University of Chicago; DePauw University, Chicago

2014 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013 Bainbridge Island Museum of Art retrospective exhibition 

2012 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002 Laura Russo Gallery, Portland OR
2001 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA 2000 Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1999 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
1998 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996 Gayle Bard: Landscapes from Home and Away, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
1995 Gayle Bard, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA; Gayle Bard: Paintings of the Palouse, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
1994 New Works, paintings, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992 New Work, Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010 "Four Views," Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007 "Clouds and Land," Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Center, Bainbridge Is., WA
2006 "All in the Painted View," Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA; "Trees, An Interpretation," Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA; Retrospective Part I, The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
2001 Natural Causes Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA; Northwest Views, Selections from the Safeco Collection, Frye Museum, Seattle, WA
2000 Inaugural Group Exhibition, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999 From Here to the Horizon: Artists of the Rural Landscape, Whatcom Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, WA; Self Images, Art Space, Seattle, WA; The View from Here: 100 Artists/Centennial of Mount Rainier, Kittredge Gallery/ University of Puget Sound and Tokyo, Japan
1998 Betty Bowen Award/20th Anniversary Exhibition, Seattle Art Museum at Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
1997 Realism, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; The Objects in Hanger 2, Seattle, WA
1995 The Land, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; Agents of Change, Northwest Womens Conference 12th Anniversary Group Show, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
1994 Retrospective, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA; Prints from Centrum, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; Stealth, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA; Works on Paper, Bainbridge Cultural Center Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992 The Betty Bowen Legacy, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA
1991 Art LA 1991 EXPO, Los Angeles, CA; Come to Your Senses, assemblage, Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle, WA; War Niches III: Legacies, paintings, Seattle, WA; Northern Lights, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA; Installation, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990 Art LA 1990 EXPO, Los Angeles, CA; Installation, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA; Art of the Monoprint, North Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA; First Impressions: Northwest Monotypes, Marylhurst College, Portland, OR
1989 First Impressions: Northwest Monotypes, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Installation, Whatcom Museum of History and Art; Cornish Faculty Exhibition, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
1988 New Art Forms, Chicago Art EXPO, Chicago, IL; Antilogies, paintings, Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA; 8 West Coast Sculptors, Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA
1987 Artquest 87, sculpture, The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA; Artquest 87, sculpture, California State University, Los Angeles, CA; Culture & Perception: Illusion, the NBBJ Group, Seattle, WA; Inside Information, installation, Marylhurst College, Portland, OR; New Work: 6 from Cornish, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
1986 Paintings, Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA; 15th Avenue Studio, installation/ collaboration, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; Underground Seattle, installation, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; Seeing Double, painting/installation, Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA
1985 Repeat Performance, installation, Steven Kelly Gallery; Installation/ performance/paintings, Safeco Insurance Company, Seattle, WA

1996 Artist Trust, Grant for Artist Project, Seattle, WA
1989-92 Whos Who in American Art
1988 Fellowship in Painting, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Printmaking, Centrum Foundation
1987 Betty Bowen Award, Special Recognition, Seattle Art Museum 2nd Place National Winner in Sculpture, Artquest 87 Narrimore Foundation Grant, The NBBJ Group, Architects
1986 Jurors Award in Sculpture, Northwest Internation VI Fellowship in Painting, Centrum Foundation
1977 E. Battell Stoeckel Fellowship in Painting, Yale School of Art

1995-98 Northwest College of Art, Instructor
1988-90 Cornish College of the Arts, Visiting faculty
1988-89 Nevada State Council on the Arts, Faculty roster
1988-89 Washington State Arts Commission, Artist-in-Residence roster
1989 Centrum Foundation/Washington State Arts Commission, Faculty

Design Review Board, City of Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Is., WA

Washington State Arts Commission, Fort Worden, WA; Providence Hospital, Portland, OR; Bainbridge Island City Hall (Civic Campus), Bainbridge Is., WA; King Co. Arts Commission, Kent, WA; Capitol Terrace, Olympia, WA; Bainbridge Island Public Library, Bainbridge Is. WA; Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, WA; University Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Washington State Arts Commission, Franklin High School, Seattle, WA

City of Seattle, Northwest Special Collection, Seattle, WA; City of Seattle, Water Department Collection, Seattle, WA; City of Seattle, City Light Portable Works, Seattle, WA; Federal Home Loan Bank, Seattle Federal Reserve Bank, Seattle Grant/Thornton, Seattle, WA; Howard Hughes Properties, Las Vegas, NV; Key Corporation, Albany, NY; Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA; Merrill & Ring, Seattle, WA; Safeco Insurance, Seattle, WA; The Norman Company; The Management Compensation Group, Portland, OR; Walker, Richer & Quinn, Seattle, WA

1989-92 Who's Who in American Art



Danoff, I. Michael, Wisconsin Directions II, Milwaukee Art Museum; Glowen, Ron, Inside Information, Marylhurst College; Halper, Vicki, Documents Northwest, Seattle Art Museum; Hopkins, Terri, The MCG Collection, Portland


Basa, Lynn, "Tacoma Show Assembles Best of Northwest Art" (4/20/86); Exhibits Go From Jarring to Sublime (5/87), Journal-American; Berger, David, Seduction and Memory, Reflex, p. 5 (12/95-1/96); Bryant, Elizabeth, "Silent Interiors...," Seattle Post-Intelligencer (11/14/90); Downey, Roger, An Artists Carnival Ride (5/7/86); Heady Days at the Henry (8/20/86), The Weekly; Glowen, Ron, "Four Directions" (5/21/86), "Poetic Transformations" (5/6/89), "The Eloquence of Empty Rooms" (12/13/90), The Herald and Artweek; Hackett, Regina, "The Nostalgia is COCA" (9/17/93), "Uncommon Sight" (11/19/92), "SAM . . . Northwest Monotype Artists" (8/24/89), "A Look at . . . Local Surprises" (8/15/88), "COCAs Underground Seattle is Arty Fun-house Stuff" (5/1/86), Seattle Post-Intelligencer; Kangas, Matthew, "These Experienced Painters Know the Lay of the Land - and How to Color it," "Visual Arts Exhibit Guide," Seattle Times, December 23, 2005 pg. 42; Mathieson, Karen, "Artists Try to Snare Sea," Light (8/9/88), "The Healing Arts" (4/14/91), The Seattle Times; Mershon, Helen, "Step Inside" (3/9/87), The Oregonian; Reiner, Cathy, Come on In (12/8/90), The Seattle Times; Schoor, Christopher, Contemporary Art, Citation and the Past (Summer 1986), Vision Magazine; Tarzan, Delores Artists Exhibition Offers Double Vision (4/27/86); "They're Getting Inside Their Art" (11/15/90), The Seattle Times; Tewkesbury, Don, "Is it Real?..." (3/24/90), The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Visions of the Future: Northwest Interpretation" (1/87), Seattle Arts, Exhibition Magazine, Fall 1989 and Summer, Fall 1992, Bainbridge Review, artist profile (12/18/91).

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