Galleries

Arts Unbound Showcase, Maplewood, NJ – Group Show, Escapes, July 2017
Arts Unbound Dora Stern Gallery, Orange NJ – Group Shows (2011 – 2017)
Gallery OVO, South Orange, NJ – Group show (2017)
Montclair Art Museum Shop, Monclair, NJ – Featured Artist (2008 – 2013)
Gallery Aferro: ArtShop; Annual Art Party Benefit Exhibitions, Newark, NJ (2009 – 2014)
The Gallery Shop, West Orange Art Center, West Orange, NJ (2015 – Present)
GAS Gallery/The Framing Mill, Maplewood, NJ (2010 – Present)
Xanadu Gallery Online, www.xanadugallery.com, Scottsdale, AZ (2015 – Present)

Solo Exhibitions

2015
New Work, Salem Road House Gallery, Union, NJ
2013
Gayle Mahoney: Featured Artist - Montclair Art Museum Store, Montclair, NJ
2012
Gayle Mahoney: Featured Artist - Montclair Art Museum Store, Montclair, NJ
2011
Gayle Mahoney: Totally Random, GAS Gallery, Maplewood, NJ
Gayle Mahoney: Featured Artist - Montclair Art Museum Store, Montclair, NJ
2010    
Tribe and Totems: Recent Works, Ocean County Artists Guild, Island Heights, NJ
Gayle Mahoney: Featured Artist - Montclair Art Museum Store, Montclair, NJ
2009     
Tribe + Totems: Recent Works, Red Ginger Home, Red Bank, NJ
Gayle Mahoney: Featured Artist - Montclair Art Museum Store, Montclair, NJ
2008    
Tribe + Totems: Recent Works, Red Ginger Home, Red Bank, NJ
Gayle Mahoney: Featured Artist - Montclair Art Museum Store, Montclair, NJ
2007     
Shelter Totems, studio show, Montclair, NJ
Gayle Mahoney: New Work, studio show, Montclair NJ
2006     
Tribe of Immortals, Virginia S. Block Gallery, Montclair NJ

Group Exhibitions

2017
Escapes, Arts Unbound Showcase, Maplewood, NJ
South Orange/Maplewood Studio Tour, 1978 Gallery, Maplewood, NJ
Step Into Liquid, Gallery OVO, South Orange, NJ
Friends of Arts Unbound Invitational, Arts Unbound Gallery, Orange, NJ
The Gallery Shop, West Orange Arts Council, West Orange, NJ

2016   
Purchase for permanent display (three limited edition prints), Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth Cancer Clinic, Middletown NJ
Friends of Arts Unbound Invitational, Arts Unbound Gallery, Orange, NJ
The Gallery Shop, West Orange Arts Council, West Orange, NJ

2015    
Small Art Works, ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery, Orange, NJ
Organic Alchemy: Works on Paper - Gayle Mahoney and Sylvia Taylor, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ
South Orange/Maplewood Studio Tour, 1978 Gallery, Maplewood, NJ
Friends of Arts Unbound Invitational, Arts Unbound Gallery, Orange, NJ
State of the Art - Studio Montclair juried members exhibition, Galleries at Academy Square, Montclair, NJ
The Gallery Shop, West Orange Arts Council, West Orange, NJ

2014
Four Artrepreneurs, studio show, Montclair, NJ
South Orange Maplewood Studio Tour, 1978 Gallery, Maplewood, NJ
Aferro Gallery Art Party benefit exhibition, Newark, NJ
Trunk Show, Arts Unbound Gallery, Orange, NJ
Friends of Arts Unbound Invitational, Arts Unbound Gallery, Orange, NJ
Gallery Aferro ArtShop, Newark, NJ

2013
ArtHub, GAS Gallery and Studio, Maplewood, NJ
New Jersey Metal Arts Guild Members Trunk Show, Firehouse Gallery, Orange, NJ
April is the Cruelest Month, Gallery U, Montclair, NJ
Affordable Art Fair, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Gallery Aferro ArtShop, Newark, NJ
Friends of Arts Unbound Invitational Exhibition, Arts Unbound Gallery, Orange NJ

2012
ArtHub, GAS Gallery and Studio, Maplewood, NJ
New Jersey Metal Arts Guild Group Show, Skyclad Gallery, Boonton, NJ
Montclair Art Museum Holiday Boutique, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
By The Book: Artist Books Exhibition, Yema Gallery, Orange, NJ
New Jersey Metal Arts Guild Show and Sale – GAS Gallery and Studio, Maplewood, NJ
Gallery Aferro ArtShop, Newark, NJ
Friends of Arts Unbound Invitational Exhibition, Arts Unbound Gallery, Orange NJ

2011
Friends of Arts Unbound Invitational Exhibition, Arts Unbound Gallery, Orange NJ
ArtHub, GAS Gallery and Studio, Maplewood, NJ
PROCESS: New Jersey Metal Arts Guild Members Exhibition, James Howe Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ
Gallery Aferro ArtShop, Newark, NJ

2010
Group Exhibition, GAS Gallery and Studio, Maplewood, NJ
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Members’ Exhibition, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ

2009    
Crafts At The Baird, Piero Gallery, South Orange, NJ
OMG Aferro Art Party Benefit, Aferro Gallery, Newark, NJ

2007    
Do Something! Studio group show, Montclair, NJ   
Studio Montclair Annual Members Exhibition, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ

2006    
Art is Good, auction to benefit Desert AIDS Project, Palm Springs, CA

2004    
Drawing From the Inside, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

2001    
Ceramics Show and Sale, World Pottery, Montclair, NJ

1996    
Double Exposures, Double Lives, Two-person studio show with Rebecca Norris Webb, Brooklyn, NY

1993    
Deep Dish Art, Center of the Universe Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992     
On Colored Walls, Center of the Universe Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Watercolor Awards

Popular Vote Award
3rd Place Award
33rd Open Show, Northern California Arts, Inc., Sacramento, CA, 1987    

2nd Place Award
Carmichael Artists League Open Exhibition, Carmichael, CA, 1987

Honorable Mention
Annual Juried Exhibition, WASH, Sacramento, CA, 1987

First Place Landscape and Seascape
Sponsor’s Award

Motherlode Art Show, Placerville Arts Association, Inc., Placerville, CA, 1986

Honorable Mention
Carmichael Artists League Open Exhibition Carmichael, CA, 1986

Award of Merit
Sponsor’s Award

36th Annual Open Exhibition, Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA, 1986

Honorable Mention
Vacaville Art League Open Show, Vacaville, CA, 1986

Exhibitors’ Award
29th Open Show, Northern California Arts, Inc., Sacramento, CA, 1983

Participant   
Annual Show, Roseville Arts League, Roseville, CA, 1985
Vacaville Art League Open Show, Vacaville, CA, 1985
Vacaville Art League Open Show, Vacaville, CA, 1984

Art Advisor/Exhibition Planning/Curator

2015-present
West Orange Arts Council: Assist board in improving member services and communications
2014-2016
Studio Montclair: Guided Board of Directors of 300-member regional arts guild through strategic planning process
Township of Montclair: Assisted township planner in crafting public art programs for grant proposals. Wrote program descriptions and project budgets with input from arts organizations and other stakeholders
2009-2015
ValleyArts Inc., Orange, NJ, (Board member 2009-2012, staff 2012-2014, consultant 2015)
Created programs to provide economic opportunities for local artists in the Valley Arts District
Managed launch of gallery in newly renovated historic fire station adjoining artist live/work lofts. Wrote gallery policies and artist agreements. Acted as exhibition planner/curator for inaugural year, mounting seven exhibitions:
Nuovo Arte: Jeremy Moss and Robert Ramos, Co-Curator with Robert Ramos, Valley Arts Firehouse Gallery, Orange NJ (2014)
Jennifer Levine: Painting the Neighborhood, Curator: Gayle Mahoney, Valley Arts Firehouse Gallery, Orange NJ (2013)
Mapping Time: Lisa Pressman and Kirsta Svalbonas, Curator: Lisa Pressman, Valley Arts Firehouse Gallery, Orange NJ (2013)
Choco: Retazos del Sol (Traces of the Sun),  Curator: Astrid Martinez-Jones, Valley Arts Firehouse Gallery, Orange NJ (2013)
RE:presented NJMAG Members Juried Exhibition, Valley Arts Firehouse Gallery, Orange NJ (2013)
Art at Hat City Kitchen – Invitational Group Show, Curator: Gayle Mahoney, Hat City Kitchen, West Orange, NJ (2013)
The Art of Catfish Fridays Women's Art Collective, Co-Curator with Toni Thomas, Hat City Kitchen, West Orange, NJ (2013)
The Art of Dan Fenelon, Valley Arts Firehouse Gallery, Orange NJ (2012)
2009-2012 (staff), 2012-2014 (consultant)
Director of Education/Deputy Director, Arts Unbound; Assisted gallery director in planning and mounting 10 exhibitions per year. Managed the opening of two additional retail gallery spaces. Acted as director of artist development and ran studio school. Orange, NJ
1990–1992
Co-founder, Catacombs Artspace, San Francisco, CA
Artists residence, gallery, performance space and studios, focused on the intersection of spirituality and the arts

Arts Marketing + Artist Development

2000 – present
Business coaching and marketing support for numerous artists, photographers and musicians. Develop business plans, communications plans, websites, e-newsletters, social media management and other promotional materials. Research and write proposals for individual artist grants, fellowships and residencies
2008–2012
NJ Metal Arts Guild – Board of Directors, Marketing Chair, Maplewood, NJ
2005-2010
Montclair Arts Council – Managed website launch, communications plan, content development, graphic design, Montclair, NJ
2006-2007
Montclair Art Museum – Marketing Manager – Promoted exhibitions and programs for museum that specializes in American and Native American art. Managed website, produced print and online materials for all departments of the museum

Teaching

2017 – present
Marabu Artist Educator: Teach artists and art store employees how to use art supplies manufactured by Marabu Creative Art Supplies.

1990 – present
Private classes for adults and children in drawing and painting media and art business skills.

2009-2014
Arts Unbound – Taught numerous classes for adults and youth in a variety of art media onsite and at public and private schools including West Orange High School, Bloomfield Bridges Academy, Spectra Academy and Orange Community School. Subjects included painting and drawing, ceramics, enamels, jewelry, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and arts marketing. Developed studio policies, curriculum and managed 20+ art instructors and assistants.

2010
Adult School of Montclair – Teacher, “Creative Marketing for the Artist”

Education

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York – Bachelor of Arts degree, “Art in Society” major
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California – Coursework in art, marketing and communications
Art Business Academy – Jason Horejs, Instructor
Peters Valley School of Craft – Self-directed artist retreat: Watercolor
Arts Business Institute – Carolyn Edlund and Wendy Rosen instructors
New Jersey Visual Arts Center, Summit, New Jersey – Classes in metal arts, Thea Clark, instructor
Yard School of Art at the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ – Drawing, precious metal clay, watercolors
Instructors: Marion Held, Terry Kovalcik, Sharon Pitts
Private instruction in ceramics, Marion Held, Montclair, NJ
Private instruction in watercolor, James Estey, Sacramento, CA, Sharon Pitts, Montclair, NJ
Become a Working Artist  – Lisa Congdon, online course
Creative Time Symposium, “Art, Place and Dislocation in the 21st Century” New York, NY
Conference on artists’ role in new forms of civic participation and art activism for social change and sustainability.
International Conference on Art and Disability  – Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Panelist: Vocational Programs and Career Plans for Artists With Disabilities
Precious Metal Clay Level 1 Certification – Terry Kovalcik, instructor

Publications

Art Saves Lives: The Art of Amy Charmatz, wrote foreward. Publisher: Arts Unbound, May, 2016
Artybuzz.com April, 2010, guest blogger “Personal Branding for the Artist,” arts marketing
Fusion, Winter 2009, PMC Guild publication, contributed to article about artists using social media for marketing purposes
PMC Guild Annual, 2009, “Tribe Pendants”

Press

Balancing Art and Business
How do self-employed artists balance studio and administrative time without losing their minds?

By Carolyn Edlund, ArtsyShark.com, March 9, 2017
https://www.artsyshark.com/2017/03/09/balancing-art-and-business/

Friends Of Arts Unbound Invitational Show Is A Must See
25 terrific artists support valued organization with show, sale of their works

By Carol Selman, West Orange Patch, July 29, 2011
http://patch.com/new-jersey/westorange/friends-of-arts-unbound-invitational-show-is-a-must-see

Area Artists Reflect on Sept. 11
Three artists speak about how 9/11 influenced their work
By Carol Selman, West Orange Patch, September 10, 2011
http://patch.com/new-jersey/westorange/area-artists-reflect-on-sept-11