GAIL LEHMAN lives and works in Carmel By The Sea, California.  Born in New York City she spent her childhood and young adult years on the East coast, attending Cornell University and Harvard College, majoring in Government and Design. As an Architectural Designer, she completed 2.5 million sq. ft. of high-rise commercial offices and hospitals. Subsequently a progression to painting and abstract expressionism has led to her emergence as an artist of merit.  Her work has been acquired by collectors across 12 U.S. cities and 4 European countries.  In 2013, her painting, “The Lady in Red” was donated to Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania by one of her collectors to honor the memory of his grandmother. A commissioned painting for a scholarship to be funded by the collector, in his Mother’s honor, will be installed next to the first painting.  In 2023, she was one of 300 finalists for the Crocker-Kingsley exhibition selected among 2,500 applicants.


  • Sylvan Gallery                    Sand City, CA.                                         2010
  • Artist of the Month           Santana Row,CA.                                  2011
  • Arps & Co.                            Amsterdam, The Netherlands        2014
  • A Venue Gallery                 San Francisco, CA.                               2015


  • Crocker-Kingsley                            Sacramento/Roseville,CA.        2022-23
  • Blue Line Arts                                    Roseville, CA.                                   2023
  • Sunset Center                                   Carmel by the Sea, CA                 2020 (You Can’t Quarantine Creativity) 
  • Monterey Museum of Art,           Monterey, CA.                                  2012-16
  • City of Sand City @ Sylvan          Sand City, CA.                                 2009
  • PG Art Center                                    Pacific Grove, CA.                          2008-13
  • Central Coast Art Assoc.             Monterey, CA                                    2010-13
  • Sunset Center Bach Festival     Carmel By The Sea, CA.              2009-18,22,23
  • Artist Equity Open Studios        Carmel By The Sea, CA                2011,2018
  • Art Basel Miami                               Miami Beach, Fla.                            2013,2014


  • Marywood University, Scranton, PA. University Collection
  • Fusion ART, 4th Colorful Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Palm Springs,CA.
  • Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA. Finalist
  • Crocker-Kingsley Sacramento, CA. Finalist
  • Fusion Arts, Artist’s Choice, Palm Springs, CA.
  • The International Compendium of Women in Design International
  • Planning Commission, Vice-Chair ,City of Carmel by the Sea 2016-22

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