Linda Grebmeier
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Linda Grebmeier biography

SOLO/TWO/THREE PERSON EXHIBITS
2018 Linda Grebmeier–Portside: Concurrent to RiverBorne, moments of confluence, Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum CA
2014 What Remains: Yuba Factory, Linda Grebmeier and Hedi B. Desuyo, Marilyn O’Rourke Art Gallery, Benicia Public Library CA
2012 Arsenal and Cargo Ships Series, solo, Benicia Magazine, Benicia CA
2010 Structure and Light: Impressions of the Yuba Factory, Linda Grebmeier and Hedi B. Desuyo exhibiting at both Arts Benicia Gallery and the Benicia Historical Museum CA, supported by a Fleishhacker Foundation grant
2010 Works on Paper, Linda Grebmeier and Lee Altman, Kings Arts Center, Hanford CA
2008 Monotypes, solo, exhibit award from 2nd Annual California Centered: Printmaking, Merced Multicultural Art Center CA
2006 Arsenal Series, solo, Marilyn O’Rourke Art Gallery, Benicia Public Library CA
2006-05 Inaugural Invitational Exhibition, solo, Benicia Historical Museum CA
2006-04 Paintings/Monotypes, solo, Wertheimer Dress & Co. CPAs, One Kearny Street, San Francisco CA
2003 Arsenal Series, solo, Stanford University Faculty Club CA
2002 New Paintings, solo, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco CA
2000 Light on the Land, Linda Grebmeier and Nila Oakes, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA
1994+1988 Landscapes, solo, Wertheimer Dress & Co. CPAs, Hearst Building, San Francisco CA
1989 Expressionism, three-person exhibit, Seipp Gallery, Palo Alto CA

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITS
2019 Spot’s Helpers, Invitational, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, Ellensburg WA
2018-17 Drop by Drop: A brief history of Benicia water through the eyes of its artists, Invitational, Arts Benicia exhibition in collaboration with the Benicia Historical Museum CA
2016 Emeritus Faculty & Invited Alumni Exhibit, Invitational, Central Washington University, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg WA
2015 Why Make Art – Twenty-Five Benicia Artists Respond, Invitational, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA (book)
2015+13 30 Years of SRJC Printmaking, Invitational, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery, Santa Rosa Junior College CA
2013 Coming Home: Artists of Solano County, Invitational, Solano Community College, Fairfield CA
2012 From the Arsenal and Beyond, Invitational, Gallery 621 Contemporary Art, Benicia CA
2012 AB25 Collective Memories, a Major Retrospective Celebrating 25 Years, Invitational, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA
2012 Seeing Solano ll: Solano Land Trust through the eyes of artists, Invitational, Marilyn O’Rourke Art Gallery, Benicia Public Library CA
2012-08 Paintings on display at the City of Benicia Mayor’s Office CA
2012-06 CSSSA Art Faculty Exhibitions, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA
2011 Seeing Solano: Solano Land Trust through the eyes of artists, Invitational, Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum CA
2011 Urban Visions, Invitational, Sacramento Temporary Contemporary, Sacramento CA
2011 SRJC Printmaking by Faculty, Mahoney Gallery, Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma campus CA
2009 The Glow That Illuminates–The Glare That Obscures, Invitational, Solano Community College, Fairfield CA
2009 SRJC Faculty Show, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa campus CA
2007 CWU Alumni Exhibition: Crossroads & Connections, Invitational, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, Ellensburg WA
2006-05 Wet Paint, Invitational Live Auction Artist, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma CA
2005 People for the Place, Inaugural Invitational, Solano County Administration Building, Fairfield CA
2005 Bright Moments – Highlights from Arts Benicia’s Education Program, Invitational, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA
2004 By Land or By Sea, Invitational, Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento CA
1998 The Watershed Landscape, Invitational, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA
1997 Carquinez Scene on the Strait, CREEC First Annual Invitational, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA with Martinez Waterfront demonstration
1997 Special Places in Benicia: 150th Anniversary, Invitational, City Hall Chamber, Benicia CA
1997 EBMUD Watershed Landscape Painters, Invitational, EBMUD Building, Oakland CA (purchase award)
1997 Occupied Territories, Invitational, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA
1996 This Land, Invitational, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA (juror’s award)

GROUP EXHIBITS
2016 The Art of the Toy, Competition, Juror Tony Natsoulas, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA
2014 Altered Landscapes, Competition, Juror Phil Linhares former Chief Curator for the Oakland Museum, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA
2010 Exploring Contemporary Printmaking, Competition, Juror Karin Breuer, Curator in Charge, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco CA, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA
2010 8th National Janet Turner Print Exhibit, Competition, Juror Ruth Weisberg, Dean of Fine Arts University Southern California, Turner Print Museum at California State University, Chico CA
2010 The Art of a Community, Group Show, years ’95 through ’10, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA
2008 Realities and Illusions, Competition, Juror Kenneth Baker, Art Critic San Francisco Chronicle, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA
2008 Ink And Clay 34, Competition, Jurors Darrell Couturier and Mark Steven Greenfield, Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona CA
2007 Prints USA 2007, Competition, Juror Mark Pascale, Associate Curator of Prints/Drawings at The Art Institute of Chicago, Springfield Art Museum MO (catalog)
2007 30th Annual Vacaville Juried Exhibit, Competition, Jurors Mark Perlman & Terry Miura, Vacaville Art Gallery CA
2007 44th Annual Regional Juried Art Show, Competition, Fairfield Center for Creative Arts CA
2007 California Centered: Printmaking, Competition, Juror Jamey Brzezinski, Merced Multicultural Art Center CA (juror’s award)
2006 Arts on Fire X Exhibition, Competition, Juror Larry Rinder, Dean CCA, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica CA
2005 43rd Annual Regional Juried Art Show, Competition, Fairfield Center for Creative Arts CA (juror’s award)
2003 Why Art? Exhibition, Competition, The Second City Council Gallery, Long Beach CA
2003 Sonoma Creates/SVMA Biennial, Competition, Jurors Stephen Beal, Provost CCA; Karin Breuer, Curator Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Squeak Carnwath, Painter; Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma CA
2003 Unbounded Vistas: Artists Interpret the Northern California Landscape, Competition, Juror Terry St. John, Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga CA (catalog)
2002 Impressions Print Show, Competition, Sebastopol Center for the Arts CA
2002 Crocker-Kingsley 73rd Exhibition, Competition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA
2001 The Urban Landscape, Competition, Art Works Gallery, San Rafael CA
2001 1st Annual Solano County Visual Arts Exhibition, Competition, Jurors David Tomb & Judith Selby, Fairfield Center Gallery CA (juror’s award)
2001 Bay Area Art IV, Competition, Jurors: Rene di Rosa/John Hannaford, Napa Valley College Gallery CA
2000 On Canvas Exhibition, Competition, Juror: Paule Anglim, Bolinas Museum CA
1997 Exemplary Contemporary, Competition, Juror Peter Gordon, Chief Curator San Jose Museum of Art, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, UC Santa Cruz CA
1995 Member’s Exhibit, Group Show, Valley Art Center, Walnut Creek CA
1995 The Women’s Show, Competition, Danville Fine Arts CA
1994 Small Works, Competition, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa CA
1993 Marin County Landscapes, Competition, the Club Restaurant: McInnis Park, San Rafael CA
1993 Marin Agricultural Land Trust: 8th Annual, Competition, Marin Civic Center CA (juror’s award)
1989 Fourteenth Falkirk Annual Exhibition, Competition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael CA
1986 Northern California Print Competition, Jurors Stephen Wirtz, Robert Flynn Johnson, and Dr. Erica Vegter-Kubric, Pacific Art League Gallery, Palo Alto CA (catalog)
1984 The Singular Image, Competition, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos CA
1981 14th Annual Visual Arts League Exhibition, Competition, Mercer Island WA
1980 Paper in Particular–National Exhibition of Works on/of Paper, Competition, Columbia College and Missouri Arts Council, Columbia MO
1979 31st Spokane Annual Art Exhibit, Competition, Juror: Jacob Lawrence, Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane WA
1979 22nd North Dakota Print and Drawing Annual, Competition, Grand Forks ND
1978 Kittitas County Artists, Group Show, Community Art Gallery, Ellensburg WA
1978 Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair, Competition, Bellevue WA
1976 Sixty Women, Group Show, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg WA
1972 Community Art Exhibit, Group Show, Columbia Basin College Gallery, Pasco WA

PUBLIC ART
2015 Finalist: Public Art Commission, SolTrans Operations and Maintenance Facility, Vallejo CA
2015 Sonoma State University Art Collection Rohnert Park CA – 2007 Awarded Purchase by Imagery Estate Winery, Glen Ellen CA Artist Collection 2006 Malbec
2012 Awarded Purchase: Doyle Library Art Collection, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa CA,
2011 Awarded Commission: William J. Carroll Government Center, Vacaville CA
2010 Awarded Purchase: 8th National Janet Turner Print Exhibit, Turner Print Museum, California State University, Chico CA
2009 Awarded Commission: Solano County Events Center, Fairfield CA
2009 Awarded Purchase: City of Richmond Art Collection, Richmond CA, Richmond Memorial Civic Center Revitalization Public Art Program (book)
2009 Awarded Purchase: Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Hospital Art Collection, Vallejo CA
2008-2018 Artwork on Loan: Benicia Historical Museum, Benicia CA
2008 Finalist: Public Art Commission, Vallejo Campus Health and Social Services Bldg., Vallejo CA
2004 Finalist: Public Art Commission, Solano County Government Center, Fairfield CA
2003-2015 Artwork on Loan: Peter L. Spinetta Family Law Center of Contra Costa County, Martinez CA
1997 Awarded Purchase: EBMUD, East Bay Municipal Utilities District, Watershed Painters Show, Oakland CA

AWARDS & ASSOCIATED ACTIVITY
2017 Juror for the Art Extravaganza-2017, American Canyon Arts Foundation, CA
2017-95 Auctions for Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA
2012-09 Chair Visual Arts CSSSA, California State Summer School for the Arts held at Cal Arts in Valencia CA – www.csssa.org
2012 Auction for Solano Land Trust, Rush Ranch Nature Center, Suisun CA
2010 Fleishhacker Foundation grant for exhibit Structure and Light: Impressions of the Yuba Factory
2010 Jurors’ Award 3rd Place, Exploring Contemporary Printmaking, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA
2008-02 Committees – Exhibition, Program, Education, Arts Benicia Gallery CA
2007 Art Recognition Award, Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa, Martinez CA
2007 Juror’s Award Honorable Mention, California Centered: Printmaking, Merced Multicultural Art Center, Merced CA (awarded solo exhibit the following year)
2006 Program Coordinator Visual Arts, CSSSA California State Summer School for the Arts, Cal Arts, Valencia CA
2006 Panel Discussion – Weaving Art Through the Community, Camellia Tea Room, Benicia CA
2006 Juror for the 10th Anniversary San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival Arts Exhibition, Vallejo CA
2005 Jurors’ Award 2nd Place Painting, 43rd Annual Regional Show, Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, Fairfield CA
2003 Co-Curator for Cream 2003 Exhibition at Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA
2003 Art Purchase Award, to Valero Refining Company from Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA
2001 Artist-in-Residence, The Ucross Foundation, Clearmont WY
2001 Jurors’ Award Best of Show, 1st Solano County Visual Arts Exhibition, Center for Creative Arts, Fairfield CA
2000 Artist Slide Presentation in conjunction with Light on the Land Exhibition, Benicia CA
1996 Juror’s Award of Merit, This Land Exhibition, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA
1993 Jurors’ Award Honorable Mention, Marin Agricultural Land Trust: 8th Annual, Marin Civic Center CA
1982 Baucke Residency, three-month research materials/methods of hand-grinding oil paints + pastels, Portsmouth NH

TEACHING
2016-13 California College of the Arts, San Francisco CA, Adjunct Professor Painting in Illustration
2016-12 Solano Community College, Fairfield CA, Adjunct Painting and Drawing Instructor
2013-08 Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa CA, Adjunct Painting and Drawing Instructor
2009-05 Arts Benicia Gallery Education Program, Benicia CA, Painting Instructor
2008-07 California State Summer School for the Arts held at Cal Arts in Valencia CA , Drawing and Painting Instructor
1987 Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto CA, Pastel Drawing Instructor
1980 Chemeketa Community College, Salem OR, Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking Instructor
1978 Central Washington University, Ellensburg WA, Teaching Assistant in Printmaking with George Stillman
1977 Central Washington University, Ellensburg WA, Drawing Instructor (year-long teaching scholarship)

GRAPHICS
2016-96 Altman Grebmeier Studio, Benicia CA – art studio; design and production
1995-92 McCoy Label, Petaluma CA – packaging firm; design and production for print, foil stamping and embossing
1991 Genus Group, Santa Rosa CA – marketing communications firm; typesetting and production
1991-90 Just Your Type, Inc., Santa Rosa CA – service bureau; design and production, vendor liaison
1990-82 Abney and Associates, Intl., Sebastopol CA – consulting firm; design and production, vendor liaison, Treasurer
1982-81 Ciardella Design Associates, San Mateo CA – graphics communications firm; graphics production and vendor liaison

EDUCATION
MA Painting and Drawing – Central Washington University, Ellensburg WA 1978
BA Fine Arts – Central Washington University, Ellensburg WA 1975, graduated Magna Cum Laude

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Weller-Renfrow, Kathryn, Benicia, “What Remains” September 2014
Monk, Bethany, Benicia Herald, “Structure, light and history” May 20, 2010
Weller-Renfrow, Kathryn, Inside Benicia, “Structure & Light” May 2010
Monk, Bethany, Benicia Herald, “A Community shows its art, and its heart” January 31, 2010
Santiago, Brandon, The Sentinel-Hanford, “Fresh perspectives: Upcoming exhibits: Works on Paper by Lee Altman and Linda Grebmeier” January 15, 2010
Editor, Richmond Memorial Civic Center Revitalization Project Public Art Program, City of Richmond, 2009 (book)
Weller-Renfrow, Kathryn, Inside Benicia, “The Art of a Community” January 2008
Editor, Crossroads and Connections I: CWU Art Alumni Exhibition, Central Washington University, 2007 (book)
Weller-Renfrow, Kathryn, Inside Benicia, “Benicians Kindle Their Inner Spirit” September 2006
Editor, Pacifica Tribune, “Arts on Fire X – Gala Reception” April 26, 2006
Weller-Renfrow, Kathryn, Inside Benicia, “Two Landscape-based Painting Exhibits in Benicia” April 2006
Gentile, Jennifer, Benicia Herald, “Local artist shares her view of Benicia” February 26, 2006
Taylor, Robert, Contra Costa Times, “Wide-ranging styles adorn Arts Benicia exhibit” February 16, 2006
Driver, Dustin, Solano Magazine, “10 Top Neighborhoods” March/April 2005
Bunk, Matthew, Daily Republic, “Government center to open” April 8, 2005
Thompson, Ian, Daily Republic, “Solano readies for center opening” April 1, 2005
Editor, Benicia Herald, “Virginia’s Cafe Dining Guide” November 11, 2004
Taylor, Robert, Contra Costa Times, “Critics Choose Best of 2003 in Fine Arts exhibitions” December 28, 2003
Driver, Dustin, Benicia Herald, “Catch the Bay Area’s budding artists at exhibit” November 26, 2003
Bammer, Richard, Vallejo Times Herald, “Cream’ rises to the top at Arts Benicia” October 31, 2003
Bammer, Richard, The Reporter, “Cream, at Arts Benicia” October 24, 2003
Driver, Dustin, Benicia Herald, “Talents on the rise at new Arts Benicia show” October 22, 2003
Koppman, Debra, Artweek, “Cream” in the Preview Section, October 2003
Cooper, Tony, San Francisco Chronicle, “Art for People’s Sake” October 17, 2003
Taylor, Robert, Contra Costa Times.com, “Family Law Center reaches out through Art” October 9, 2003
King, Paula, Contra Costa Sun, “Landscape Masterpieces are all over the Map” July 9, 2003
Koppman, Debra, Artweek, “Unbounded Vistas: Artists Interpret the California Landscape” July/August 2003
Taylor, Robert, Contra Costa Times, “Artists Interpret their World” July 3, 2003
Bremner, Heather, Benicia Herald, “Artist Chooses Industrial Landscapes” February 8, 2002
Faught, Judith, Daily Republic, “Exhibit Celebrates the Work of Local Artists” April 20, 2001
Freedman, Richard, Times Herald, “Artist Celebrates Light and Water” June 23, 2000
Editor, Daily Republic, “Artists’ Slide Talk” June 23, 2000
Toronto, Richard, Benicia Herald, “New Exhibit” June 11, 2000
Editor, Arts Benicia Newsletter, “Light on the Land” May 2000
Clairmont, Julie, Solano Times, “Inner Beauty” September 10, 1998
Bammer, Richard, Vacaville Reporter, “Open Wide” May 1, 1998
Pritchett, Kathryn, In Sync: Contra Costa Times, “Lofty Aspirations” February 1998
Editor, Arts Benicia Artifact, “Occupied Territories” March 1997
Editor, Oakland Tribune, “Artists Show Us What We Cannot See” May 15, 1997

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
City of Richmond Art Collection CA; Sonoma State University Art Collection, Rohnert Park CA; Janet Turner Print Museum at CSU Chico CA; Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Hospital Art Collection CA; Valero Refining Company, Benicia CA; East Bay Municipal Utilities District, Oakland CA; Wertheimer Dress & Co. CPAs, San Francisco CA; Olson Realty Inc., Benicia CA; and private collections across the country.