Ms. Condit is currently exhibiting at:
European Traditions Antiques, Nantucket, MA

Chatham Art Gallery, Chatham, MA

Newport Scrimshandlers, Bowman's Wharf, Newport, R.I.

Edgartown Scrimshaw Gallery, Edgartown, MA

Kindred's, Main Street, Osterville, MA

Artisan's Guild of Cape Cod

Creative Arts Center of Chatham

Society of Cape Cod Craftsmen

Provincetown Art Association

Art Association of Cape Cod

2007 Sanibel Seashell Show
Traditional Category
2nd Place
Gayle fell in love with Sailors' Valentines a number of years ago after seeing them at a gallery on Martha's Vineyard. Her love for the ocean, beach and color has taken her from a career in fashion and costume design to the art of making Sailors' Valentines.

She moved to Cape Cod in the 1960s having lived in Toronto, Canada. Ms. Condit attended Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, where she studied fashion design.

Gayle's designs are unique. She often uses antique lace in the centers and incorporates ideas from traditional work. The sea shells she uses to construct fashion pieces of exquisite beauty and detail are all natural. Her Valentines are heirloom quality pieces of art and adorn homes on Cape Cod, Nantucket and Long Island.

Gayle has craftsmen from Nantucket, Florida and Texas construct her valentine boxes using different kinds of exotic and traditional hard woods. The boxes are given a hand-rubbed finish.

Gayle has been offering classes at the Creative Arts Center of Chatham, and will soon be offering classes at the Yarmouth Cultural Center.

She was featured in the March 2007 issue of Cape Cod Magazine, in a section entitled "Celebrating Cape Cod Women".
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