Born in Texas, after a career in the advertising and public relations industry, Linda Colnett began her art career in the 1980s, showcasing her work extensively in the U.S. and in group shows in Hong Kong, Paris, Mexico, Japan, Korea and Italy. She was a nominee for the SFMOMA SECA award and the U.S. Art in Embassies Program selected her paintings for exhibition.
Colnett’s work has twice been chosen for “Selections,” a juried competition of the SF Open Studios. She has been a member of the Alliance of Women Artists, an international coalition dedicated to the support of women in the visual arts, and participated for twelve years in the Global Culture Center, founded by Japanese sculptor Kenji Horiuchi and dedicated to promotion of an international exchange of art and culture.
Throughout August, Colnett is set to show her work on the walls of the Mill Valley Chamber’s space at 85 Throckmorton Ave., including a reception on Tuesday, August 2nd as part of the Mill Valley Arts Commission’s First Tuesday Artwalk (5:30-7:30pm).
Colnett’s works are original, limited edition of 10 each, digital prints on archival Hahnemuhle Albrecht Durer matt fine art textured paper. One mixed media wall hanging was created using materials derived from trees, (i.e.) wood and paper will also be included.
Colnett was a founding member of SOMA Artists’ Studios in San Francisco where her studio was located until 2017. Her current studio is in the ICB Artists Studios located in Sausalito, California.
Aside from the First Tuesday Artwalk on August 2nd, the Chamber’s office is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12-4pm.