top of page
View of trees from the clerestory windows in the Edna Kawulitzki art gallery in the Tenafly Public Library

Edna Kawulitzki Art Gallery

On View in the Edna Kawulitzki Art Gallery

gail slockett.jpg

Gail G. Slockett

on display March/April

I first picked up a paintbrush in 1972. I was at Carnegie Mellon University majoring in Theater Production and was assigned to a scene painting crew. I knew immediately that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Unfortunately, that passion only lasted about 6 years. Although I did some theater work in the years that followed, my primary occupation in those days centered around my marriage, my children, and my home. It wasn’t until the 1990’s, when my children were in school, that I began taking art classes. I started with pencil drawings, moved on to charcoal and pastel, and then finally to oils. As soon as I picked up a brush, I was hooked all over again.


I find that what inspires me the most is not so much the subject as it is the drama that lies within. Whether it is a compelling story, an intriguing expression, or a beautiful play of light and shadow, I am always looking for that emotional response.

The other passion in my life is sailing. We have been sailing since 2005, mostly on the East Coast. Our port of call now is the
beautiful Chesapeake Bay and I have just begun plein air painting from the boat. It is a dream come true to be able to combine my two favorite past times!

~Gail G. Slockett

To display art work in the gallery or exhibit case

Email the following to Julie Marallo, Library Director at


Artwork is displayed for two months and is selected by the Tenafly Public Library Art Committee. You will be contacted if your work is selected. The committee meets on an irregular basis.

Read our art exhibit policy.

bottom of page