Since 2007, her work has been included in several group exhibitions giving her art exposure to a wider audience.  In 2011-2013 she participated in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Annual Exhibit of The National Arts Program at the Mount Sinai Medical Center where she was awarded honorable mention in all three annual exhibits.  Linda was also selected to participate at the 92nd Street Y’s Annual Curate Juried Art Show 2011-2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018.  Since 2015, she has been in 16 curated shows and to her delight, Linda has had a solo show at the office of Dental Partners of Fifth Avenue in NYC from September 2014-July 2015 which exhibited 30 of her collages.


EDUCATION

2016 - Present
Member of the National Association of Women Artists

2018 - Present
Member of the Art Students League NY

2017 - Present
Art Students’ League
Studied with Mario Del Rosario and Deborah Winiarski

2004 - Present
92nd Street Y Studio Art Department
Studied with Ellen Alt, Jonathan Tucker, Linnea Passow, Tirzah Bassel,
Adriana Rostovky, Anna Shukelo, Wennie Huang, Eric Hibit,

1969
Smith College
Bachelor of Arts: History, Studio Art and Education


BIOGRAPHY

For Linda, a native New Yorker, art has always been a passion. Although she became a teacher rather than full time artist earlier in her life, she incorporated art into her curriculum as a means of enabling young children to express their ideas. She retired in 2004 after 33 years of teaching elementary school and computer technology.

After retiring from education, Linda joined the Transition Network, a non-profit organization for professional women over 50 redefining the second half of life. Exploring topics such as ‘passion’ and ‘risk taking’ led her to rekindle her love of studio art and follow her dream of becoming an artist.

As Linda started this new chapter, she began studying Studio Art at the 92nd Street Y with different artists such as Ellen Alt, Johnathon Tucker, Linnea Passow, Tirzah Bassel and Adriana Rostovsky. Then she joined the Art Students’ League where she studied with Mariano Del Rosario She began to pursue her fascination with collage and mixed media. She became a member of both NAWA-The National Association of Women Artists and the Art Students League.

Using her experience teaching technology, she developed an approach that incorporated digital photography in her work. She uses photographs as inspiration, and combines different materials such as handmade paper, foreign newspapers, magazines, paint, oil crayons, sand, glue - even found objects. She finds that “the streets of New York City are a goldmine” as are the deserts and mountains in California that have inspired some of her most popular two and three dimensional works of art.

Linda travels to different countries that continues to inspire her work. By mixing classical art techniques with 21st century technology and imagination, Linda has fulfilled her dream of becoming the artist she always wanted to be.


JURIED ART SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS

Annual Curated Juried Art Show
92nd Street Y, NYC
Selected to participate in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018

BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront Art Coalition: Recycle
May - July, 2019
Juried Show

Smith College
May 2009, 2014 & 2019
Juried Show

NAWA Winter Small Works Exhibition
The NAWA Gallery NYC
February 6 - 27, 2019
Juried Show

NAWA 129th Annual Members’ Exhibition
Christie Street Gallery, NYC
October 9 - 19, 2018

BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront Art Coalition: Materials Matter
October 6 – 28, 2018
Juried Show (2 works accepted)

BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront Art Coalition
July 18 - August 19, 2018
Juried Show

Office of Dental Partners
Fifth Avenue, NYC
September 2018 - April 2019
2nd Solo Show (26 collages)

NAWA Online Abstract Show
June 1 - August 3, 2018
Juried Show

New York 27th Annual Juried Competition
Bowery Gallery
July 31 - August 18, 2018
Juried Show

Paperworks 2018
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson
June 21 - July 29, 2018
Juried Show

NAWA at Beamesderfer 2: Work on Paper
Highland Park, NJ
September 23 - November 18, 2017
Juried show

NAWA 128th Annual Members’ Exhibition
The Sylvia Wald and PoKim Art Gallery, NYC
August 22 - September 14, 2017

NAWA Small Works Exhibition
The NAWA Gallery, NYC
July 8 - August 19, 2017
Juried Show

Paperworks 2017
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson
June 19 - July 24, 2017
Juried Show

NAWA Winter Small Works Exhibition
The NAWA Gallery, NYC
2017
Juried Show

Paperworks 2016
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson
June 30 - July 24, 2016
Juried Show

NAWA Summer Small Works Exhibition
The NAWA Gallery, NYC
July 8 - August 19, 2016
Juried Show

Office of Dental Partners
Fifth Avenue, NYC
September 2014 - September 2015
1st Solo Show (30 collages)

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Annual Exhibit of The National Arts Program
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, NYC
2011, 2012, and 2013
Awarded honorable mention in all three annual exhibits