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Gail Gates 2019

In midlife, Gail began a quest to re-ignite her creative urges and appease the restless realization that time was passing.  Photography, an interest since childhood, seemed right… and wrong. The images captured were not quite uncovering the emotion she felt in the moment. Gail applied for, and received, an individual artist grant from the East Central Regional Art Council. Her mentor, Dee Kotaska, introduced her to the emerging world of “iPhoneography.” A workshop in Lake Tahoe taught by Lynette Sheppard and Teri Lou Dantzler, two internationally known iPhoneographers, further fanned the creative muse. Everything changed. Gail’s images now take the familiar to the unexpected. Through the use of apps, and other filters, Gail creates photo art that invites closer inspection and a playful sense of wonderment.

Gail received her BA, and Master of Liberal Studies, degrees from Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN.