Claiming Our Space and Place

In Celebration of Women, an exhibition curated by Mary Urbas

Featuring the work of Gail Crum, Jill Milenski and Gayle Pritchard

  • Artists’ Talk: Friday, April 6 at 7:30pm: Meet the artists, learn about their process, and look at the art.


In the Details

Textile invitational curated by Mary Urbas
  • Location: The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

  • Artists’ Talk: Friday October 27, 2017 with the Cleveland Museum of Art Docents

  • Exhibition Dates: September 15 - November 11, 2017

Memories Evoked: Circling Back Home

An Exhibition Presented by Gail Crum, Jill Milenski and Gayle Pritchard

  • Location: Beck Center, Jean Bulicek Main Gallery, Detroit Rd., Lakewood, Ohio

  • Artists’ Talk: Sunday March 12, 2017: Meet the artists, learn about their process, and look at the art in-depth.

  • Exhibition End Date: Sunday March 12, 2017

For two decades, three artists with a shared aesthetic have met together, grown, and supported each other. Though the artists individually express themselves through media as diverse as painting, assemblage, and fiber, these three women share a passion for the found objects, ephemera, and colors chosen to give voice to the subject matter they explore here: memories evoked. 


In her work, Gail Crum rescues the unwanted and repurposes the odd and discarded.

Jill Milenski’s colorful imagery juxtaposes an idealized version of childhood with the reality of modern parenting.

Gayle Pritchard integrates storytelling with fiber, paint, stitches, and the written word in work that seeks to examine the past as a way to heal the present.


The artists met in a workshop Pritchard developed to explore the process of imbuing ordinary objects with meaning. Twenty years later, these women have come full circle.  Together, their diverse backgrounds in the business world, academia, and art along with their shared experiences as women in a complex world find confluence in the evocative and personal viewpoint each artist presents in the work displayed in this exhibition. 

Uncommon Threads: Ohio's Art Quilt Revolution

Book presentation by Gayle Pritchard: August 8, 2017, 8 p.m.

  • Location: Dan Ummerly Civic Center, Rocky River, Ohio.

  • Join the artist and author for a presentation about the emergence and evolution of the art quilt movement and Ohio's role in it.





2017 Past Events: Bellevue Public Library, Main St., Bellevue, Ohio.

Lecture and Book Signing


Interested in art quilts and quilt history? Join me...


  • Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.

  • Don Ummerly Civic Center Memorial Hall

  • 21016 Hilliard, Rocky River, OH

© 2018 Gayle Pritchard