Artist Statement, Contact Information and Resume

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a manager for a garbage company in Eureka, California. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of waste humans generate. Objects seem to lose their usefulness so quickly in our society. But many things are still useful. The reality of waste is that there really is no such thing as waste. Most items that are discarded still have usefulness. Today waste is used as a raw resource that can be transformed into building materials, playground mats, new containers, compost, energy and in my case, ART! When I go to the dump, I don’t see waste. I see the potential for sculptured deer, cows, goats, warrior women, benches and gates. I let the objects that I find give me direction to what forms my sculptures will take, some abstract, some functional, some serious and some are whimsical. I am an artist who is moving from an emerging to a mid-career level. I have been shown in both solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries located in northern California including the Morris Graves Museum, Kronos Fine Art Gallery and the C Street Hall Gallery. My work has been recognized by art critics and received many awards in professionally juried shows.


Linda Wise
355 Highland Ave.
Eureka, CA 95503
(707) 445-3135
e-mail: lwise8650@sbcglobal.net

EDUCATION

M.S. 2001 Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA Natural Resources, WWU
B.S. 1996 Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA Fisheries (Freshwater Option)

EXHIBITIONS
2008

December Open Studio, Group Exhibition, StewART School, Arcata, CA
14th Annual Junque Art Competition and Exhibition, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA
50th Fall Exposition, Redwood Art Association Group Show, Eureka, CA
Ungulates, Arts Arcata, The Garden Gate, Arcata, CA
Humboldt Arts Counsel Group Show (Juried Show), Morris Graves
Museum, Eureka, CA

2007
Impastos, C Street Gallery, Eureka, CA
Grand Opening, Kronos Gallery, Eureka, CA
49th Redwood Art Association Group Show (Juried Show), Eureka, CA
Children of Darfur (Sculpture), Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA
Works by Linda Wise, Art’s Arcata, The Garden Gate, Arcata, CA
13th Annual Junque Arte Festival (Juried Show), Eureka, CA
49th Annual Spring Exhibition, Redwood Art Association Group Show (Juried Show), Small Taurus, Eureka, CA
Group Show at Kronos Gallery, Art's Alive, Eureka, CA

2006
Artist in the Park, Opera Alley, Eureka, CA
Beer Bellies, Morris Graves Museum, Mel Schuler Sculpture Garden, Eureka, CA
12th Annual Junque Art Festival (Juried Show) Morris Graves Museum
Eureka, CA
Redwood Art Association 48th Annual Spring Exhibition (Juried Show)
424 Third Street, Eureka, CA
4th Annual Small Works Benefit, Morris Graves Museum, Rotunda, Eureka, CA
Three Friends Group Show, C Street Gallery, Eureka, CA
F.U.S.E., Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA

2005
11h Annual Junque Arte Festival, (Juried Show) Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA
Humboldt Art Council Member Exhibition, (Juried Show), Morris Graves Museum, Eureka CA
Redwood Art Association 47th Annual Spring Exhibition, (Juried Show) Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA
Redwood Art Association All Member Show, 5th Street Gallery, Eureka, CA

2004
Redwood Art Association 46th Annual Exhibition (Juried Show), Eureka, CA

1992
Merritt College Art Department Scientific/Biological Illustration Annual
Show, Merritt College, Oakland, CA



AWARDS




2008
City of Eureka, Artist of the Year Award
14th Annual Junque Art Competition & Exhibition, Morris Graves Museum, Best of Show
Humboldt Arts Council All Member Show, First Place for Some Kind of African Deer

2007
49th Annual Redwood Art Association All Member Exhibition, Honorable
Mention
Humboldt Arts Council All Members Show, 2nd Place for Startled Buck

2006
12th Annual Junque Art Festival, Third Prize
48th Annual Redwood Art Association All Member Exhibition, 2nd Place for My Face is Screwed up Because My Arm Got Wrenched

2005
11th Annual Junque Art Festival, First and Third Prize

2004
46th Annual Redwood Art Association All Member Exhibition, Honorable
Mention


COLLECTIONS


Cheri and Rob Arkley, Eureka, CA: Metal Sculpture
Sally Arnot, Eureka, CA: Metal sculpture
Phylis Geller, Arcata, CA: Metal sculpture and gates (4)
Jan Milstead, Orinda, CA: Glass mosaic and Metal Sculpture
Leslie Allen, Eureka, CA: Gates (2) and sculpture (2)
San Jose City College, San Jose, CA: Oil paintings (2)
Rachel Snyder, Eureka, CA: Metal sculpture and Acrylic Painting
Dr. Kristine Brenneman, Fortuna, CA: Metal sculpture bench

Me and "Dear Crossing" in the welding shop May 2008