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2017 EVENTS:

December 2 - 22, 2017: Juried exhibit "Gems IV", Arts Benicia, Benicia

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December 10, 2017: from 1pm to 3:30pm. Linda will be teaching a hands-on workshop/class: "A Timely Process", an introduction to the Fabric Discharge Process.
at Once Upon a Canvas Gallery, at 129 First Street, Benicia, CA
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To learn more or sign up for this workshop click this link: http://www.onceuponacanvasbenicia.com/classes.html
If you have trouble signing up online, email me to register:  lv.hubbard@gmail.comdischarge

November 12, 2017: from 1pm to 3pm. A hands-on workshop/class: "A Timely Process"
(an introduction to the Fabric Discharge Process) at Once Upon a Canvas Gallery, at 129 First Street, Benicia, CA

November 4, 2017: The public is welcome to attend a free Demonstration of the Fabric Discharge Process at Once Upon a Canvas Gallery, at 129 First Street, Benicia, CA
To learn more about this Demonstration click this link: http://www.onceuponacanvasbenicia.com/classes.html

September 20, 2017: Demonstration of the Fabric Discharge Process at Once Upon a Canvas Gallery, Benicia

July 14 to Sept. 17, 2017: "Featured Guest 3D Artist" ("BelleBoites") at Blackhawk Gallery's show: "Impulse", Danville

July 29 to August 27, 2017: Juried exhibit "Mapping as a Source" at Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA

January 21 to February 17, 2017: "Art of A Community" show, Arts Benicia, Benicia CA


2016 EVENTS:

• May 7, 8 2016. Arts Benicia Open Studios - Linda's artwork will be hosted by Hamann Real Estate located in downtown Benicia at 513 First Street (across from the First Street Cafe).

2015 EVENTS:      

• November 25, 2015: "Material Matters" as a member of "Threads of Change" Fiber Art Group at the Benicia Public Library's Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Art Gallery, 150 East L St., Benicia, California (through January 2, 2016)
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• May 2 - 3, 2015: Benicia Artists' Open Studios, at Manifold Arts, studio 25,
940 Tyler St., Benicia, California

• April 8 - May 3, 2015: Arts Benicia Mosaic Project at the Arts Benicia Gallery,
991 Tyler St., Benicia, California

• January 21 - March 8. 2015: Art of a Community at the Arts Benicia Gallery,
991 Tyler St., Benicia, California 

• SEE MORE PAST EVENTS »


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     Notable Accomplishments:     "Napa Valley Spring, Wild Mustard"

• Semifinalist in the $100,000.00 juried Quilt Challenge Magazine's 2007 "Quilt Challenge"
• Pacific International Quilt Show and juried Competition, 2007
Napa Valley Mustard Festival Visual Art Contest, Napa Valley, California,
January, 2009: Honorable Mention

 (see Contact page for info on purchasing artwork)



BIOGRAPHY

    My Work

     Fiber Art as a Means of Expression. Implementation of what is in the mind's eye requires constant adjustment and innovation.Linda My work has progressed over time from more traditional and "functional" quilted pieces to "contemporary" fiber artworks that experiment with original design concepts, mixed-media and construction techniques, surface treatments and embellishments.

     During my years working with fiber as an art medium I have found that the continuing controversy of "is it Craft or Art" still exists where some critics think of Fiber Art as simply "Quilts" and that they should stay on the bed and not on the wall and don't warrant serious consideration. I am hoping that the more people learn about the many facets of Fiber Art the more they will be able to understand and appreciate it as a medium of expression just like any other Artist's tool.


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     My Journey

     A lifelong interest in textiles has developed over time into a focus on the quilt process as a means to artistic expression. It all started as a casual experiment years ago to make a "quilt" as a gift. Having never made a quilt before and not knowing the "rules" I found myself challenged to bring my design vision into reality. This experiment left me "hooked" and there began my journey into the Fiber Art World. Now, branching out from traditional pieced quilts and utilitarian items to more expressive fiber artworks, I am constantly experimenting with new methods, processes, and techniques in the fiber arts arena to achieve my vision.



     Dimension, Manipulation, Insertion, Innovation and Experimentation

bow     I discovered dimensional quilting when I came across a technique for making a "simplified" Bow Tie quilt block. Rather than piece the block with difficult inside seaming this technique allows the center square of the bow tie to be incorporated into the seams through manipulation in such a way that the center stands out from the background instead of being sewn down. And so began my experimenting with piecing techniques that have since become featured dimensional components of many of my artworks. pic

     Going beyond the traditional quilting process of flat, pieced, fabric layers stitched together resulting in flat, graphic designs, I use fabric insertion and manipulation, dimensional techniques, free-motion stitching, thread painting and sketching, mixed-media methods, digital interpretation and embellishment methods to achieve unusual effects in my original, contemporary, abstract and graphic style fiber art pieces. My creations also involve original designs and experimentation with various methods of surface treatments including patinas, rust dyeing, the discharge dye process and more. My journey continues daily.


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      Background / Education

     My arts background includes: BA Art, Concentration in Ceramics, San Jose State University, 1969;  Music study at the Conservatoire de Musique de Paris 1963-1965, and participation over the years at various San Francisco Bay Area Arts venues. After settling in Benicia, California, I've been involved in several local arts organizations including Arts Benicia.



      • PAST EVENTS:

       JURIED ART SHOWS AND COMPETITIONS
Juried exhibit "Gems IV", Arts Benicia, Benicia ~ December 2 - 22, 2017
Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA: Juried Exhibit "Mapping as a Source" 2017
Arts Benicia: "Small Gems", 2011, 2012, 2013
Arts Benicia Presents, Group Show: "Threads of Change: New Trends in Fiber Art", 2014
Napa Valley Mustard Festival Visual Art Contest (Honorable Mention), 2009
$100,000 Quilt Challenge Magazine Competition (Semi-Finalist), 2007
Pacific International Quilt Festival, 2007
Hitachi Data Systems Fine Art Show, Santa Clara, 1997



       OTHER ART SHOW PARTICIPATION

Arts Benicia: Art of a Community, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Arts Benicia Open Studios, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Arts Benicia "Mosaic Project", 2012, 2015



       ART FAIRS, FESTIVALS, HOLIDAY BOUTIQUES

Beringer Vineyards - Wine & ARTisan Cheese Festival, Napa, 2009
Twilight Rotary Club Holiday Boutique, Fairfield, 2009
Cartledge and Browne Winery Art Show, American Canyon, 2007-2008
Wooden Valley Winery Art and Wine Festival, Fairfield, 2007
Benicia in Bloom, 2007
Ravenswood Winery Art Show, Napa, 2007
Browne's Valley Art and Craft Show, Napa, 2007
American Canyon Holiday Bazaar, 2007
Rancho Solano Holiday Gift Boutique, 2007
King's Mountain Art Fair, San Mateo, 1994-1995
Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival, 1994-1995
Windmill Holiday Fair, Portola Valley, 1994-1995
Ladybug Boutique Summershow & Sale, Pleasanton, 1995
Los Altos Rotary Fine Art Show, 1995
All West CraftsFaire, Concord, 1994
Artist's Faire, Moraga, 1994
Fiesta de Artes, Los Gatos, 1994
Harvest Festival, San Jose 1994
Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, 1994



       MEMBER CO-OPS & BOUTIQUES

Camellia Tea Room, Benicia, 2012-2013
Ivy Trellis, San Jose, 1998-1999
Crafter's Village Co-op, San Jose, 1995-1998
Benicia Craft Gallery, 1996-1997



       ARTIST ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS

Arts Benicia Member Artist, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Women's Art Coop of Benicia and Beyond , 2007-2009
Fairfield Visual Arts Association, 2007, 2008
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, 1997




 

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