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Fine Artist 

GayLynn Ribeira is a celebrated artist known for her distinctive oil portraits that blend realism with abstraction and whimsy. Her educational experiences include a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Illustration from Brigham Young University, and time studying at the Art Students League of New York, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Sadie Valeri Atelier in San Francisco, and the Bay Area Classical Atelier in San Carlos. 


This year she was honored to be a semi-finalist in the prestigious International ARC Salon, a Select 50 finalist in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition, and to be made a signature member of the American Women Artists Association. 


Recent local honors include winning Best in Show at the Pacific Art League’s 100th Anniversary Exhibit and Best in Show at the Los Gatos Art Association’s Juried Members Exhibition in 2022. 

She also loves teaching. She began teaching art to private students during her time in Boston and later began teaching workshops at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto and figure drawing classes at Cryptic Animation Studios in Los Gatos. 


While art is her vocation, GayLynn finds great joy in her family life. She and her husband have four kids ranging from high school to preschool, and they enjoy bike rides, playing ping pong, camping, meditating, and gaming together. 


Pushing Forward, Reaching Back, AWA

Brookgreen Gardens, SC May 2023

Religious Show, Springville Museum of Art

Springville, UT Dec 2022

Los Gatos Juried Members Show, JCC 

Los Gatos, CA Oct 2022

All Are Alike Unto God, Church History Museum

Salt Lake City, UT Mar 2022

Breaking Through, American Women Artists

Customs House Museum Mar 2022

100th Anniversary Exhibit, Pacific Art League

Palo Alto Nov 2021

Spring Juried Show, American Women Artists

Online Exhibition March 2021

Art in Bloom, Juried Crèche Exhibition

Palo Alto Dec 2019

Looking West, American Women Artists

Steamboat Art Museum CO June 2019

Greater Bay Area Open, Juried Show

NUMU Museum Los Gatos June 2019

97th Anniversary Show, Pacific Art League

Palo Alto Nov 2018

The Human Form, Pacific Art League

Palo Alto August 2018

Crèche Exhibit, Middlefield Building

Palo Alto Dec 2017

Figures and Faces, Pacific Art League

Palo Alto May 2016

Polished Grace: Alumni Exhibition Harris Fine Arts Center

Provo UT Jan 2015

Figuratively Speaking, Capital ArtWorks

Studio & Gallery Sept 2014

California State Fair Juried Exhibition Cal Expo

Sacramento CA June 2013

CPHF Juried Show Sac Museum

Sacramento CA June 2013

Stages Solo Show at Gallery 2110

Sacramento CA October 2012

SSVMS Art of Medicine Auction Del Paso Country Club

Sacramento CA April 2012

Make Known His Wonderful Works Church History Museum

Salt Lake City UT March 2012

Love of Letters Gallery 2110

Sacramento CA February 2012

27th Annual Juried National Show 

North Valley Art League, Redding CA February 2011

BYU Illustration Alumni Show B.F. Larsen Gallery 

Provo UT August 2010

Head Strong Blue Wing Gallery

Woodland CA May 2010

Aces, Queens, and Suicide Kings 

Blue Wing Gallery, Woodland CA March 2010

CPHF Juried Exhibition Folsom Art Museum

Folsom CA March 2010

Clothing Optional Marco Fuoco Gallery

Sacramento CA July 2009

Remembering the Great Things of God Conference Center

Salt Lake City UT March 2009

Portraits of Ghana Private Showing

Park City UT October 2009

Pioneers in Ghana Conference Center

Provo UT May 2008

Saints in Ghana: Portraits of Faith B.F. Larsen Gallery

Provo UT October 2007

Spring Salon Springville Museum of Art

Springville UT July 2007

Vera Mayhew Show 

B.F. Larsen Gallery, Provo UT March 2007


Distinguished Achievement in 2D Oil, AWA

Brookgreen Gardens Museum Show May 2023

Best in Show, LGAA Juried Exhibition

Los Gatos Art Association Oct 2022

Finalist Outside the Box, MOC

Portrait Society of America 2022

Finalist Still Life, MOC

Portrait Society of America 2022

Select Fifty, International Portrait Competition

Portrait Society of America Mar 2022

Best in Show, Pacific Art League

100th Anniversary Exhibit Nov 2021

Finalist Commissioned Portrait, MOC

Portrait Society of America Dec 2019

Finalist Outside the Box, MOC

Portrait Society of America Dec 2019

Finalist Art Muse Contest Jul 2019

Finalist Art Muse Contest Jun 2019

Seventh Place Self-Portrait, MOC

Portrait Society of America Dec 2017

First Place Stages, Pacific Art League May 2016

Award of Merit Teacher John,

California State Fair Jul 2013

Award of Merit Stages,

California State Fair Jul 2013

Publisher’s Award Stages,

California State Fair Jul 2013

University Art Award Stages,

California State Fair Jul 2013

Honorable Mention Artist Portfolio Magazine

Portraits Issue Apr 2011

Best of Show North Valley Art League,

27th Annual Juried National Show Feb 2011

Third Place California Pioneer Heritage

Art Competition Mar 2010

Permanent Collection Church History 

Museum of Art Mar 2010

Purchase Award Church History Museum of Art May 2009

National Dean’s List Department of Fine Arts 

Sept 2007


Extraordinary Daughters of God Liahona Magazine Mar 2020 

The Art of Motherhood Covenant Communications Mar 2013 

Artist Portfolio Magazine Portraits Issue Apr 2011​

Liahona Magazine Front Cover Mar 2010 

Ensign Magazine Front Cover Mar 2010 

An Angel to Watch Over Me Covenant Communications Apr 2009 

Pioneers in Ghana Ensign Magazine July 2009

BYU Magazine April 2008

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