7: Linda Levy

Digital Painting, Ceramics & Sculpture Location: 416 Westdale Drive


Inspired by local landscapes and life drawings, most of my current work is painted using a computer program Painter © Corel, as my artist’s media / tool to produce final, one-of-a-kind archival fine art images.

All my pieces are originals: imagery is drawn on the computer. I typically use drawings created from life drawing / plein air sessions, and “play” (explore the possibilities) with the basic simple image until I find a personal satisfaction with the final work. My landscapes were inspired by viewing the Monet exhibit in San Francisco. A close up look at his canvases detailed a lot of texture and color. In May – June of 2006, I took a “challenge” to do a painting a day. I did this in the hopes that it would push me to use more movement, color, develop a new approach to my painting.

Digital Painting & Ceramics

I treat each printed creation as a one-of-a-kind original. Selected images are printed on 100% acid-free rag paper or other archival papers and stored / framed in an archival tradition.

In the past years, I’ve displayed my artwork in San Francisco & Monterey bay area group shows, restaurants, galleries and universities. Current work has been displayed at the Santa Cruz Art League, the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Cultural Council, Works Gallery in San Jose, the Davenport Gallery and various on-line web galleries. A listing of these are detailed on the adjoining page. My web site, www.LindaLevy.com contains examples of all of my artwork.


Web site: lindalevy.com

EXHIBITIONS

  • Jan – Feb. 2008 “Purple Visions” SC Mountains Linda Levy - Round-LidArt Center, Curators Janice Matthews, Cheryl Costella
  • Feb – Mar. 2008 “Left Turns Only”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curator L. A. Levy
  • Mar. – Apr. 2008 “Experiments in Print”, SC Mountains Art Center, Judge Jane Gregorious
  • Apr. – May, 2008 “Soul to Sole”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curator G. M. English
  • May – June, 2008 “Whole Heartedly”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curator Rhea Giroux
  • June – July, 2008 “Mixing it Up”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curator Laurie Hennig
  • July 2008 Louise Nevelson Workshop Display, De Young Museum, San Francisco
  • July – Aug., 2008 “Positively Pixilated”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curator L. A. Levy
  • Aug. – Sept., 2008 “Form & Function”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curators L. A. Levy, Larry & Pat Worley
  • October “Best of the Mountains”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curator Susan Archibald
  • “Open Studios Art Tour”, Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County
  • Jan – Feb. 2009 “Simply Red Again” SC Mountains Art Center, Curator L.A. Levy
  • Feb – Mar. 2009 “Experiments in Print”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curator L. A. Levy
  • Mar. – Apr. 2009 “Photo Phinish”, SC Mountains Art Center, Judge Ted Orland, AWARD
  • May – June, 2009 “A Chip off the old…”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curator Bruce Bangert
  • June – July, 2009 “Habeus Corpus”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curator G. Michael English, L. A. Levy
  • July – Aug., 2009 “Experiments in Art & Technology”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curator Brenda Berg
  • Aug. – Sept., 2009 “Form & Function”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curators L. A. Levy, Larry & Pat Worley
  • October “Best of the Mountains”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curator Susan Archibald
  • Oct. – Nov., 2009 “Think BG”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curators Janice Matthews, Cheryl Costella
  • Jan – Mar. 2010 “New Beginnings” SC Mountains Art Center, Curators L.A. Levy, Pat Worley
  • Feb – Mar, 2010 ‘Local Color”, SC Art League
  • Apr. – June. 2010 “Spring Fling”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curators L.A. Levy, Pat Worley,
  • October-December “Gift of Art” SC Mountains Art Center, Curators L.A. Levy, Susan Archibald
  • Jan – Mar. 2011 “In the Creative Spirit” SC Mountains Art Center, Curators L.A. Levy, Pat Worley
  • Feb – Mar, 2011 ‘Local Color”, SC Art League
  • Apr. – June. 2011 “Let it Be”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curators L.A. Levy, Susan Archibald
  • July DoonArt Studio Tour
  • October-December “Gift of Art” SC Mountains Art Center, Curators L.A. Levy, Susan Archibald
  • Jan – March. 2012 “Inspirations” SC Mountains Art Center, Curators Susan Archibald, L.A. Levy
  • April – June 2012 “In My Life”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curators Susan Archibald, L. A. Levy
  • June –Sept, 2012 “Roof Raising Art”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curators Susan Archibald, L. A. Levy
  • July 2012 “Bonny Doon Art Tour”, Bonny Doon, CA, Organizers Kim Sterling, L. A. Levy
  • Sept – Dec, 2012 “The Gift of Art”, SC Mtn Art Center, Curators Susan Archibald, L. A. Levy, Pat Worley
  • Jan 2013 “In My Life” SC Mountains Art Center, Curator, L.A. Levy
  • Jan – April 2013 “Resolutions”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curators Susan Archibald, L. A. Levy
  • April – June 2013 “Imagine”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curators Susan Archibald, L. A. Levy
  • April 2013 California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, John Natsulas Gallery
  • June –Sept, 2013 “Simply Red”, SC Mountains Art Center, Curators Susan Archibald, L. A. Levy
  • July 2013 “Bonny Doon Art Tour”, Bonny Doon, CA, Organizers Kim Sterling, L. A. Levy
  • Sept – Dec, 2013 “It’s a Wonderful Life”, SC Mtn Art Center, Curators Susan Archibald, L. A. Levy
  • March – December First Fridays @ the Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, Studio #125
  • June – December Arts Council of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA

GALLERIES

  • Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, CA
  • Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Works, San Jose, CA
  • Davenport Gallery, Davenport, CA
  • Pajaro Valley Art Council Gallery, Watsonville, CA
  • Digital Arts Group – World Wide On-Line
  • CyberArt World Tour – On- Line
  • Corel Digitalism Tour – National Traveling Exhibition
  • SurfTour, International Digital Artists – World Wide On- Line
  • Digital Art, Top 100, World Wide On- Line
  • Fine Art America – On-Line, www.FineArtAmerica.com

ARTS EXPERIENCE

  • Exhibition Curator, SC MAC 2004 – 2013
  • Instructor, Painter 2007 – 2014
  • Instructor, Clay & Glazes SC MAC 2005 – 2013
  • Instructor, Sculpting the Figure in Clay, SC MAC, 2009 – 2013
  • Instructor, Digital Painting, On-Line, 2005 – 2014
  • Life Drawing Facilitator, SC MAC, 1999 – 2010
  • Chair Open Studios, 2006 – 2010
  • Figure in Watercolor, Don Andrews, ASW, Asilomar, July 1993
  • Figure Drawing with Barbara Gunther / Howard Ikomoto, Cabrillo College, 1983 – 1985
  • Etching, Life Drawing, Art History, with Appleton, College of San Mateo, 1970 – 1972

GRANTS, HONORS, AWARDS

  • Award, Second Place, “Photo Phinish”, SC MAC 2009
  • Grant, “Positively Pixilated”, Digital Exhibition, 2008
  • Award, Third Place, “Esprit”, SC MAC 2005
  • Award, Second Place, “Revealed”, SC MAC, 2004
  • Award, HM, “Balance Counterbalance, SC MAC, 2004
  • Award, HM, “Time & Transcendence”, SC MAC, 2003
  • Grant, “4 Digital Divas”, Epson, May 2002
  • Grant, “4 Digital Divas” exhibit, Sunridge Farms, 2002
  • Special Recognition Award, web site design, Lockheed Martin, 1997

OTHER RECOGNITION, COMMISSIONS, PUBLICATIONS

  • Banners, Poster, Postcards design for River Arts Festival, Santa Cruz, 2008, 2009
  • Banner, Poster, Postcard, & Brochure design for Museum of Art & History, “Plein Air Affaire”, 2005, 2006
  • Banner & Poster for Hearts for the Arts, Cultural Council, 2003
  • Posters, Postcards & Brochures for SC Mountains Art Center Exhibitions, 2000 – 2013
  • Publication, “Digital Art’s Struggle for Acceptance”, Digital Output, Business Guide for Electronic Publishers, May 2001
  • Website design for Ripple Effects, San Francisco, 2002
  • Website design for Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, 2001
  • Website design for SC Mountains Art Center, 1999 – 2013
  • Website design for artists & small businesses 1998 – 2013
  • Executive Director, SC Mountains Art Center, 2013
  • Santa Cruz County Arts Commissioner – 2014