Gayle graduated from the University of Florida as an art major. She did her graduate work at New York University and taught art and design classes at The School of Visual Arts. Gayle is currently the CEO/Owner of The Whole Enchilada Branding and Marketing Company. She began her career at Young & Rubicam and later became Executive Vice President/Creative Director at Foote Cone & Belding. It was there Gayle created the ”I’m Gonna Wash That Gray Right Outta My Hair” campaign for Clairol, making it number one in its category. Then she opened her advertising agency, Gleckler and Partners, growing it to 17 million dollar enterprise.
On a new adventure in the 1970s, she co-wrote, cast and co-produced “The Lords of the Flatbush,” an enduring cult classic starring Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler in their first movie. Always interested in writing, she wrote and illustrated a children’s book in 2011, ”Milo My Stray Cat.” Continuing her new passion, she co-wrote and published ”Momoirs,” a collection of short stories about motherhood.
For the last ten years, Gayle has been sharing art with her husband, Tony Woolner. Their show, “Gayle & Tony’s Travels,” opened at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists in December 2016. In 2016, Gayle has had 14 art shows, including a solo show in the Cultural Alliance of Connecticut; “Visions of Southeast Asia” and Beechwood Arts, “Transform.” Currently Gayle and Tony are showcasing their art, “Perusing Peru” at The Rockwell Gallery in Ridgefield, CT. Gayle was juried in as a new member of SPAG (St. Philips Artist Guild) in Norwalk, CT. She is also a member of Westport Arts Center, Putnam Art Council, The Ridgefield Guild of Artists, has studied at Silvermine Arts Center for ten years and won first prize in the students’ show twice.
Personal Art Shows this past year.
Cultural Alliance of Western CT Solo Show, Danbury, CT - February thru April 2016
Putnam Art Center, Juried Show - March 2016
Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Bedlam Show - March 2016
Visions of SE Asia Show, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield, CT - April 2016
Project Return, Fairfield, CT - April 2016
BeechwoodArts Show, “Transform” - June 2016
Juried in as a new member of SPAG (St Philips Artist Guild) at the Lockwood Mansion Member Show - June thru present 2016
Ridgefield Guild of Artists-Juried “Artwalk,” Sotheby’s on Main St, Ridgefield, CT - August thru September 2016
39th RGA Juried Art Show, September thru October 2016
Gayle & Tony Travels Show, Upstairs Gallery at RGA, Ridgefield, CT - October 2016
SPAG, Sheffield Island Art Show, November 2016
Rockwell Art Gallery/Ridgefield-Perusing Peru Art Show, Ridgefield, CT - November 18, 2016, thru January 2017
Art Speaks Show at the Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT - February thru April 9, 2017
Costa Rico Calls-Rockwell Gallery-Ridgefield, CT - 2018
First Place in Ridgefield Guild of Artists Juried Art Show - 2018
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