Audrey Gale Gassiot, Artist
OBJECTIVE: To effectively provide art education while inspiring creativity and individuality.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN ART
Gassiot on Fabric
FOUNDER, OWNER, MANAGER, ARTIST
Developed sole proprietorship art manufacturing company producing custom textiles.
Created original techniques and designs for hand-painted silk yardage.
Designed product lines for apparel and interior design markets, and original art such as large wall hangings.
Developed methods to customize designs and have staff reproduce garment and interior designs.
Managed all aspects of business.
Trained staff to fill orders for garment and interior product lines, precisely reproduce textile designs, set dyes, prepare for seamstresses, and ship to clientele.
Developed long-term clientele in markets such as high-end furniture stores, interior design firms, boutiques, couture designers, and private clientele in USA, Japan, Mexico, and Australia.
Produced fashion shows for annual fundraising events in Texas.
Divided business into a Garment Division and Interior Division; sold as two businesses; trained new owners.
EXPERIENCE TEACHING ART
Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, TX
STAFF INSTRUCTOR, SURFACE DESIGN STUDIO (TEXTILES)
Taught classes in batik using wax, dye, paint, cotton and silk.
Taught classes on journal making.
Taught classes on hand-painting fabric.
Art from the Unconscious
PROGRAM DEVELOPER AND ART INSTRUCTOR
Developed “Art from the Unconscious” with Donna Remmert, a one to five day workshop in which participants’ dreams are interpreted via Jungian techniques (facilitated by Donna Remmert) and dream images are painted using dyes, paints, and printing techniques on paper (facilitated by Gale Gassiot).
Taught workshops solo and with Donna Remmert at art centers in Texas, such as The Southwest Craft Center, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Rockport Arts Center, and others.
Developed student evaluations and methods to assess success of program.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Developed art program.
Facilitated art classes.
Austin Community College
Taught watercolor classes to adults in continuing education department.
Taught portraiture classes to adults in continuing education department.
Taught watercolor and fabric painting classes to adults and children in Texas and Mexico.
Conducted traveling workshops to central Mexico and the Texas coast.
OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCES
Initiated/developed comprehensive patient education programs for internal medicine clinics.
Developed/directed education and social services departments within internal medicine clinics.
Taught EMT and CPR classes in the Austin Fire Academy.
Recertified Austin Firefighters throughout department for EMT.
Taught semester-long classes on diabetes to HEB partners who are diabetic.
Taught English in high school of Real de Catorce, Mexico.
Facilitated writing and dream understanding groups.
EXHIBITIONS AND FASHION SHOWS
Produced numerous fashion shows (featured artist) for annual fund raising events such as Corpus Christi Arts Council, Northwest Business Women’s Assoc. (Austin), Hospice of Austin (University of TX, Austin), Lake Jackson Arts Council, and Arts Council of Brazos Valley.
“Magic and Mystery”, solo exhibition, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Library, University of Texas (Austin).
“White Nights and Stravinsky Dinners”, featured artist, Mansfield, Oklahoma.
Designed, produced ball gowns for Texas Gulf Coast chapter, American Society of Interior Designers' fund-raising events, with fashion shows produced by Neiman Marcos.
Four Directions, Austin, TX.
Sable V Gallery, Wimberly, TX.
Leslie’s Furniture, Houston, TX, numerous exhibitions.
Fantasy Gala, Houston, TX, second place award, honorable mention, participated for several years/events.
Spirit Echoes Gallery, Omni Hotel, Austin, TX.
Fine Arts Museum, Houston, TX, several events.
New England Fine Arts Institute, Boston, MA.
Fabric of Our Cultures, Honorable Mention, Victoria, TX.
J.B. Hunt estate lodge, Colorado Springs, CO
Longevity and Wellness Center of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
Portman Design, Houston, TX
Mary Kay Cosmetics, Dallas, TX
Schlotzsky’s, Dallas, TX
Hayden Clinic, Austin, TX
Bryan Design Firm, Houston, TX
John Williams Interiors, Austin and San Antonio, TX
Leslie’s Furniture, Houston, TX
Eagle’s Knob Lodge, Wyoming
Laise Adzer, Beverly Hills, CA
Catholic Church, Hempsted, TX
Richard Brooks, Dallas, TX
Escargot, Austin, TX
J. Scott Freemen, Dallas, TX
City of Austin, TX
City of Corpus Christi, TX
Mexican Government, Real de Catorce, MX
Letters of recommendation and references available upon request.