Gabrielle Pruitt





<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td><font color="#000000"> <style> <!-- .encloser { text-align: left; display: inline-block; width: 100%; } .encloser th { text-align: left; } .encloser td { text-align: left; } .encloser caption { text-align: left; } .encloser img { max-width:100%; height:auto !important; } span.videodisplay { display: block !important; } span.videodisplay:after { display:block !important; content:" "; width: 100%; } --> </style> <div class="encloser contentSpan" > <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><span style="font-size:14.0pt; font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;">Gabrielle Castaneda Pruitt<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><span style="font-size:14.0pt; font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;">Artist Bio<o:p></o:p></span></i></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></i></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;">Born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Oklahoma, she received her photography education by jumping in feet first.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>After buying an enlarger, a camera, she set up a darkroom in her hallway utility laundry room<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"></span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;">In <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">2002</i> she finished her Digital Certificate at Collin College &ndash; Spring Creek Campus. Gabrielle also worked as a Digital Lab Assistant at Collin College. for 3 years.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;">After studying and being mentored under June VanCleef, Chris Regas, Gary Bishop she opened 14<sup>th</sup> Street Gallery (2003) offering fine art giclees and printing services for emerging photography students and area artists.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;">In 2004 she expanded the digital printing studio to include a gallery space to showcase the work of area artists as well as offering exhibition space for MFA thesis shows and monthly exhibits.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>The gallery closed in 2010<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;">After a break Gaby started focusing on her own photography by taking workshops<o:p></o:p></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;"> with Dan Burkholder, </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;">Charles Cramer, Alan Ross, Allison Shaw to mention a few. The Plano Art Association was one of her first. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;"><o:p>She contines being a member&nbsp; today. Local nonprofit Art Associations are a great way to network and make friends and share your passion for the arts</o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;">Gaby&#39;s private studio is located near downtown Plano, Texas where she works on her fine art,</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;"> printing, and photo restoration services.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:4.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Adobe Caslon Pro&quot;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> </div> </div> </font></td> </tr> </table>