SOLO & 2-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS
2020   Linda Gass—and then this happened.., (solo), Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA
2018   Reticulation (2-artist), Bullseye Projects Gallery, Emeryville, CA
2015-6   Creative Ecology: Linda Gass—What we Discovered at Cooley Landing (solo), Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
2014   Bird's Eye View: Aerial Art (2-artist), The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, CA
2010   Worlds: Arts Council Silicon Valley Award Exhibition (2-artist), Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
2004   No Swimming (solo), Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, CA
2002   Transparent Trespasses (solo), The Main Gallery, Redwood City, CA
SELECTED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2020   FIRE!, DVC Art Gallery, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill,, CA
2019   Fragiile Blue Marble, Artik Art & Architecture, San Jose, CA
    Our Community Prepares: Acts of Nature, Then and Now, Los Altos History Museum, Los Altos, CA
2018   Art Responds: The Wine Country Fires, 1252 Gallery, Napa, CA
    The Nature of a Stitch, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
    Waterlines, NuMu New Museum Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA
2017   Detritus, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
  Retrofit 1.0, Telegraph Hill Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Three Left-Coast Artists, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
  Rise Up! Art As Action, SFArtsED Gallery, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
2016   The California Art Quilt Revolution: From the Summer of Love to the New Millennium, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
  Anne & Mark's Art Party, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA
  Demarcate: Territorial Shift in Personal and Societal Mapping, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
    Burning Ice, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA
2014   Above & Below: Stories From our Changing Bay, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
  Standing with the Watershed, Sherwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013   By Mainly Unexpected Means, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  In the Green online exhibit, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012   Works on Water, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA
  Art + Life, Commonweal Gallery, Bolinas, CA
  Walking the Bay, Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Delta Waters, LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
2011   Collecting California, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA
  Reflections on Water, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  Green: the Color and the Cause, The Textile Museum, Washington, DC
2010   Sew New: Contemporary Art Quilts, Osilas Gallery, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY
  500 Art Quilts, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
  By Hand: American Women with Needle and Thread, Los Altos History Museum, Los Altos, CA
  New Shades of Green, Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
  WEAD Exhibition 2010, Arts & Consciousness Gallery, JFK University, Berkeley, CA
  Reinvention, The Art Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
2009   Still Water, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA
  Seeing Green: Visions of a Changing Planet, Visions Art Quilt Gallery, San Diego, CA
  New Focus, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
2008   She Made It!, Leonard and David McKay Gallery at Pasetta House, History San Jose, San Jose, CA
  Water: the Essence of Life, a.Muse Gallery, San Francisico, CA
  Sense of Place, Chicago International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL
2007   Mapping the Territory, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
  Fiber Cartography: Mapping Imagination and Experience, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
  Vanishing Borders: Contemporary Environmental Art, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
2006   Taking a Stand: Voices in Fiber, Translations Gallery, Denver, CO
  On Mapping: New Perspectives with a Common Thread, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
  Expo Magic Quilt, La Sucriere, Lyon, France
SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2016   Emerge/Evolve 2016, Bullseye Projects Gallery, Portland, OR
2015   Security Question, Hazel Wolf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2010-11   Baulines Craft Guild Master Annual Exhibition Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA
2009   Friends Along the Journey, ArtWorks Downtown, San Rafael, CA
2006   California Art Quilts, California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, CA
2005   Wax Eloquent, Arnheim Gallery, Mass. College of Art, World Batik Conference, Boston, MA
2004   Uncommon Threads, Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, AR
  Poetry and Large Pieces, Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Danville, CA
  Elements, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2003   Fiberworks, Doiron Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  Up Close and Far Away, Lynn Foundation, Kansas City, KS
2002   34th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA
  Yosemite Renaissance XVII, Yosemite Museum Gallery, Yosemite National Park, CA
2001   Fine Fiber: Art for the 21st Century, Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale, IL
  South Bay Fine Arts Festival, Triton Museum, San Jose, CA
  33rd Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA
1999   Quilt National 1999 Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH
1998   30th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA
PUBLIC ART & ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
2019 Alameda County Department of Environenmental Health, Alameda, CA
2017 East Palo Alto, Permanent Land Art Installation at Cooley Landing
2015 San Francisco General Hospital Acute Care Building Art Collection
2015-16 East Palo Alto, Temporary Land Art Installation at Cooley Landing
2013 Alameda County: 1 of 5 finalists, glass window design, San Lorenzo Library Renovation ProjectA
2012-14 US Embassy in Moscow, Art in Embassies program; 9 framed artworks on loan
2011 City of Palo Alto, Art in Public Places Collection, acquired Wetlands Musings
2009 City of Lafayette, Public Library, acquired On the Edge for permanent collection
CURATING
2011-13 Curator of traveling exhibition Shaped by Water: Past, Present & Future, Los Altos History Museum, Los Altos, CA; Los Gatos History Museum, Los Gatos, CA; and History San Jose, San Jose, CA.
2007-10 Curator of traveling exhibition Intimate Apparel, Textile Center, Minn. MN & U Mass Dartmouth, MA and Pi Gallery, Kansas City, MO
MUSEUM & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
  UCSF Precision Cancer Medicine Building, Mission Bay, acquired In Transition for permanent collection
  University of Chicago Medicine, acquired 3 artworks for permanent collection
  San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, acquired On the Edge II for permanent collection
  Kapor Center, acquired Land Use Series for permanent collection
  Pacific Gas and Electric, acquired 3 digital reproductions for new LEED Certified Building.
SELECTED AWARDS & ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2015 Creative Ecology Art + Science Residency, Palo Alto Art Center and Junior Museum and Zoo
2013 Silicon Valley Water Conservation Award, Education for Shaped by Water Exhibition
2011 Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation
2010 Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Fellowship
1999 Rookie Award, Quilt National 1999, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH.
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY & PUBLICATIONS
2020 Linda Gass + Survival Architecture @ MCD, SquareCylinder, February 28, 2020
Linda Gass: and then this happened... Solo exhibition explores climate change (385KB PDF), SAQA Journal, 2020 Volume 30, No. 1
Linda Gass: and then this happened... at the Museum of Craft and Design, Fiber Art Now, January 23, 2020
2019 Climate Change Told With Needle and Thread, Rachael Myrow, KQED Arts, December 21, 2019
Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 years of Innovation, Schiffer Publishers
Why We Quilt: Contemporary Makers Speak Out about the Power of Art, Activism, Community and Creativity, Storey Publishing, LLC
Environmental Art Calendar 2020, Amber LotusPublishers
2018 All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey, pp. 294-5, National Geographic Publishers
Color, texture, nature on gallery's exhibit schedule Walla Walla Union Bulletin, August 23, 2018
Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation, Schiffer Publishers
Waterlines Los Gatos Magazine, January 2018 issue
2017 'Living Art' Growing in East Palo Alto, Palo Alto Weekly, February 22, 2017
An Artist's Sense of Place, Fiber Art Now, Fall 2017
Cover art for flightpaths: The Lost Journals of Amelia Earhart book of poetry
Eureka at Thirty Years: Fleishhacker Foundation Artist Fellowships, foreward by Christian L. Frock
2016 Quilts Help Stitch Together New Perception of East Palo Alto’s Cooley Landing, Rachael Myrow, KQED, April 14, 2016
Beauty in Truth, Earth Island Journal, Spring 2016
Huge art extravaganza in San Jose includes two dozen artists from the Peninsula, Palo Alto Daily News, Sept 14, 2016
Cooley Landing Life Inspires Artist, San Jose Mercury News, January 18, 2016
Gorgeous Stitched Paintings Depict Environmental Destruction, by Kate Horowitz, Mental Floss Magazine
2015 Earthy Artist, ABC News Bay Area, March 24, 2015
Review: Cooley Landing - Linda Gass, by Michal Gavish, SF Art News, December 19, 2015
East Palo Alto: Artist Residency at Cooley Landing, Kevin Kelly, Palo Alto Daily News, June 3, 2015
Blending Art and the Environment, Sal PIzarro, San Jose Mercury News, June 3, 2015
Environmental Activism Through Art, Caity Varian, Save The Bay, July 7, 2015
2014 Sufi Journal Environment Issue, Published by Khaniqah Nimatullahi Publications
Bird's Eye View, SacTown Magazine, August September 2014 issue
Take in 'A Bird's Eye View', Village Life Newspaper, August 19, 2014
2013 2014 Environmental Art Calendar, Published by Amber Lotus Publishers
Art in Defense of Nature, Stanford Magazine, Jan/Feb 2013, page 44
Cover art for 2013 Alliance of Artist Communities Conference brochure
2012 Artist Linda Gass immersed in love of water by Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, January 8, 2012
Three Left Coast Artists by Barbara Shapiro, Textile Society of America Proceedings, September 2012
It's my nature: Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems (549 KB PDF file) feature in The Quilt Life Magazine, June 2012
Faces of the Restoration: Linda Gass South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project Newsletter, April 2012
From the Field, Connecting with Linda Gass, Multimedia Artist by Beth Slatkin, Bay Nature Connections, March 29, 2012
Cover art for Essentials of Landscape Ecology by Kimberly With et al, Sinauer Associates Publishers
Water World, by Rebecca Wallace, Palo Alto Weekly, March 30, 2012
The Sky's the Limit at "Delta Waters" Art Show Stockton Record, March 1, 2012
2011 Cover of Sustainable Coupon Book, Chinook Book, 2012 Silicon Valley / Santa Cruz Edition.
InReview Green: A color and a cause (689 KB PDF) by Marilyn Millstone, Surface Design Journal Fall 2011
Arts and Entertainment Review of Green: A color and a cause Voice of America News June 14, 201
Bombs Away: Fun with fabrics, Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 10, 2011.
Contemporary Color: Theory & Use, 2nd Edition, by Steven Bleicher, Publicshed by Delmar Cengage Learning
2010 Lecture Series Explores Art, Science, Animation, Palo Alto Weekly. August 2, 2010.
Creative Flow: Three Activist Artists (909 KB PDF file) by Sally Hansell, Fiberarts Summer 2010.
Artist Awarded, Palo Alto Weekly. May 28, 2010.
Cover Art and Artist Profile (369 KB PDF file) Art Calendar April 2010.
500 Art Quilts, by Ray Hemachandra and Karey Bresenham. Published by Lark Books
Review: Still Water, Atlanta by Lucas Carpenter, Art Papers Jan/Feb 2010, p. 50-51.
2009 Sustainability Report 2009, cover art and interior illustration, Published by CH2M Hill
The Map As Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography, by Katharine Harmon. Published by Princeton Architectural Press.
What is Environmental Art? (108 KB PDF file), Unity: Celebrating Food Art & Culture June 2009 (1.1 MB PDF file).
Previews: Friends Along the Journey, ArtWeek, May 2009.
Some Things Old, Some Things New, Marin Magazine May 2009.
Innovative Quilts: Painting with Thread, American Style February 2009.
Featured artist in the contemporary art issue of The Bear Deluxe Magazine #28 Fall 2008 / Winter 2009.
2008 2009 Environmental Art Calendar, Published by Amber Lotus Publishers in conjunction with greenmuseum.org
Review: She Made It! by Jack Van Zandt, Silicon Valley Metro, October 22, 2008. Click here for PDF version (372 KB)
Healing Artist, Arts and Healing Network website
Review: SAQA: Creative Force 2007 & A Sense of Place, Quilting Arts Magazine, Apr/May 2008 (Issue 32)
Author of Radical Self-Expression: The Costumes of Burning Man, (1 MB PDF file) Fiberarts Jan/Feb 2008
2007 2008 Quilts Calendar, Published by the Alliance for American Quilts
Review: Intimate Apparel (What's a Merkin?) by Leesa Hubbell, Fiberarts Nov/Dec 2007
Sense of Place Catalog, Published by the Studio Art Quilts Associates.
Mapping the Territory Catalog, Published by the Craft Alliance in St. Louis, MO.
Interview about Intimate Apparel Exhibition, (PDF 564 KB) Review Magazine, June 2007.
Preview for Fiber Cartography Exhibit, Fiberarts Apr/May 2007.
Local Artist to show works at Museum, Los Altos Town Crier, April 18, 2007. Click here for PDF version (689 KB)
2006 Quilter's Save Our Stories Interview, Oral history project of The Alliance for American Quilts, November 2006
The Silk Road OnEarth Magazine, Natural Resource Defense Council, Fall 2006
Surface Design Journal, Gallery Issue, September 2006 Volume 30 No. 5
A gentle statement: Artist looks at hard issues through a soft medium (PDF) by Rebecca Wallace, Palo Alto Weekly, August 11, 2006
Cover Art, Previews and Sampling Sections Fiberarts Summer 2006.
Parting Shot, American Style August 2006.
The Quilt is Mightier than the Sword Palo Alto Online June 24 Adlibs blog entry by Rebecca Wallace.
Putting Map on the Arts Seattlest, a website about Seattle.
2005 Art Quilts: A Celebration, introduction by Robert Shaw. Published by Lark Books.
Art Notes by Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle.
2004 Fiberarts Design Book Seven, Published by Lark Books.
Water Works, Stanford Magazine Volume 32, No. 3 (May/June 2004 Issue)
Going Swimming: Los Altos Artist Comments on Water Issues, Mountain View Voice.
2003 In Review (PDF) Surface Design Journal Volume 27 No. 3
The Big Book of Quilting, by Cassia Farkas. Published by Main Street Publishing.
2001 Quilting Quarterly, Fall 2001 National Quilting Association.
2000 Batik : For Artists & Quilters by Eloise Piper. Published by Hand Books Press.
1999 The Best in Contemporary Quilts: Quilt National, 1999 Published by Lark Books.
SELECTED PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & TEACHING
2020   Invited Speaker for The Textile Arts Council, deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA (upcoming)
2019   Invited Speaker for The Foster, Palo Alto, CA
    Invited Speaker for The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA
2018   Invited Speaker for The Kingsley Art Club Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA
2017   Invited Speaker for California Map Society Conference, Stanford, CA
    Panelist for Society of Women Geographers, Trienniel Conference, Asilomar, CA
2015   Invited Speaker for Humanist Community of Silicon Valley Sunday Forum (video).
2013   Panelist for Arts In Silicon Valley, Alliance of Artist Communities 2013 Conference
  Invited Speaker, for EMC2's Grass Roots Innovation Program Lecture Series
2012   Invited Presenter for Castilleja School Global Week on Fresh Water: Human Right or Commodity?
2011   Invited Speaker for Thursday Morning Dialogue
  Invited Speaker for the East Bay Heritage Quilters
2010   Invited plenary speaker at the Bay-Delta Science Conference on Can Art Change our Water Consciousness?
  Panel Moderator and panelist for San Francisco Bay - where environment, art and science meet, with Will Travis and Robert Dawson at the Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
  Panel Moderator at Reinvention Conference at San Francisco State University with panelists Linda MacDonald, Lea Redmond and Judith Selby Lang.
  Defending Water and Place through Art, Invited speaker, Petaluma Quilt Guild, Petaluma, CA
2009   Watermarks, Invited speaker, Visions Gallery, San Diego, CA
  The Costumes of Burning Man, Invited speaker for the de Young Museum Friday night program, San Francisco, CA.
  Invited Speaker as part of the Black Rock Arts Foundation Elemental Interactions Series, San Francisco, CA.
2008   Workshop Instructor for Quilted Paintings on Silk, at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
2007   Maps + Aerial Photography = Art Quilts, Invited Lecturer for Sun City Roseville Needle Arts Club, Roseville, CA.
  Workshop Instructor for Quilted Paintings on Silk, at Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA.
  Podcast interview for episode entitled Women's Work Crafting Voices
  Invited Speaker for San Francisco Quilt Guild, San Francisco, CA.
2006   Podcast interview on making art and my new work by Applausecast.
2005   Workshop Instructor for Painting on Silk: Expressing your Passion, at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
  Turning Activism Into Art, Invited Lecturer for the Textile Arts Council of the de Young Museum, Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA.
2004   Simply Quilts, HGTV. Invited to collaborate on "Round Robin" style quilt with Yvonne Porcella and Patricia Nelson.
  Invited Lecturer for California Fibers, La Jolla, CA.
  Simply Quilts, HGTV. Invited to appear with show host, Alex Anderson, to demonstrate painting silk for my art quilts using dye and wax.
2002   Lecture on Land Art for Desert Practice, a Stanford Continuing Studies Course, Stanford, CA.
AFFILIATIONS
Black Rock Arts Foundation, Advisory board member 2005-2015
Baulines Craft Guild, Master member 2008-2016
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, member of Board of Directors 2001-2003
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Professional Artist Member since 1999
Surface Design Association, Member since 1997, Southwest Regional Rep 2001-2009
Textile Arts Council, de Young Museum of San Francisco, Board Member 2003 - 2007
Women Environmental Artists Directory, Member since 2008
EDUCATION
2010 Bay Area Public Art Academy, Certificate of Completion received January 2010.
Sponsored by the Northern Califonria Public Art Administrators Network.
1983 MS Computer Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Art Coursework: Digital Typography with Chuck Bigelow, Calligraphy with Kris Holmes, Advanced Black and White Photography with Joel Leivick.
1981 BS Mathematical Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Art Coursework: Life Drawing, Basic Design with Matt Kahn, Black and White Photography.
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