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Gayle Lynne Cummings Trent Tustin, American artist. Recipient First place Carolina's Clay Competition, Pope's Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1993, Young Women’s Christian Association Cape Fear Woman of Achievement in the Arts award, 2004; Emerging artist grant, Arts Council of the Lower Cape Fear and the North Carolina Arts Council, 1992.


Tustin, Gayle Lynne Cummings Trent was born on June 10, 1954 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of James Howard Cummings and Donna Mae Rasey.


Associate of Arts, Robert Morris University, 1972—1974. Bachelor of Science with honors, University North Carolina at Wilmington, 1996.


Co-founder, co-director No Boundaries, Inc., since 1998. Guest artist International Art Colony, St. Joakim Osogovski, Kriva Palanka, Macedonia, 1995, St. Joakim Osogovski, Kriva Palanka, Macedonia, 2003, International Resen Ceramic Art Colony, Otesevo, Macedonia, 1996, International Kuenstler-Kolonie, Nuernberg, Germany, 2005.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Durham Art Guild, Durham, North Carolina, 1998, WHQR Gallery, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1999, U North Carolina Randall Library., 2004, T.A.G. Gallery, Wilmington, North Carolina, 2006, exhibited in group shows at Toe River Arts Council Gallery, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, 2001, New Elements Gallery, Wilmington, 2002, Cork Gallery at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, 2003, City Art Gallery, Greenville, North Carolina, 2004, Craven Arts Council, New Bern, North Carolina, exhibitions include Rocky Mount Arts Center, 1998, Claude Howell Gallery, University North Carolina, 1999, 2005, Fayetteville Museum Art, 2000, 2005, Blackwood Station Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2000, Target Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, 2001 (Best in Show, 2001), Represented in permanent collections Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, Wilmington, North Carolina, Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, Port City Capital Bank, Wilmington, Louise Wells Cameron Museum Art, Coastal Capital Markets, LLC, Fort Myers, Florida, Bald Head Is. Corporation, Gallery of Contemporay Yugoslav Ceramics, University North Carolina at Wilmington, private collections, Represented in permanent collections Yugoslav Ceramics, Resen, Macedonia.


Married William Carl Tustin, 1979 (divorced 1981). 1 child from previous marriage Jarrel Lynne Griffin.

James Howard Cummings

Donna Mae Rasey

William Carl Tustin