Linnie Greenberg

Linnie Greenberg

    Contact Information

    linnie.greenberg@gmail.com

    Phone: (610) 517-0029

    http://www.linniegreenberg.net/

    Recent Works

    Artist's Biography

    Linnie stumbled upon mixed media collage 9 years ago at a workshop held at Main Line Art Center in Bryn Mawr, PA.

    It opened up a wondrous world of sparkle, spin and joy. Mainly self-taught, she considers herself a "naïve" or "outsider" artist. Her pictures are often colorful and whimsical with hidden surprises that appear childlike.

    She gets inspiration and idea sparks everywhere:

    Tree branches whipping and swaying on a windy day. A baby's perfectly round, perfectly soft, perfectly pink cheeks. The incredible architecture of a 7-inch, high-heel shoe. Patterns the sun makes on everything it kisses.

    Linnie holds Signature Member status at the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, has served as a board member of the Delaware Valley Art League and at Tri-State Artists Equity.

    She's hosts free mixed media workshops in libraries, retirement communities and community centers where participants include adults, children, seniors, those with dementia, and those with social problems. She received a grant from the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance to give 20 such art workshops throughout the local area in 2017. Recently, she taught children with disabilities how to make their own stickers at the Please Touch Museum.

    She also teaches Mixed Media Collage at Lower Merion High School under the auspices of Main Line School Night.

    She is also honored to have received among others, First place at Harcum College's 100 Years of Art Exhibit in 2015; First place in ArtAbility's annual juried exhibit to benefit Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Center, Malvern 2016 and 2017; First Place - Delaware Valley Art League juried Spring show, 2016; inclusion in the annual Art of the State juried show at the State Art Museum in Harrisburg; First Place Graphics - Greater Norristown Art League juried spring exhibit 2015.

    Artist's Statement

    I don’t know what compels me to get up each day and rifle though images and painted papers to find the stuff that I paste on a canvas, board or piece of paper. I think I’m obsessed.

    I’d hazard a guess that selling vintage picturebooks for nearly two decades had a hand in this manic pursuit. I so admire the illustrators of these books that must influence my choice of subject matter –
    colorful, imaginary landscapes and creatures.

    Using hand-painted papers and ephemera, I make whimsical worlds filled with critters, carnival whirligigs and joyous, playful people wearing funny hats and bow ties. If the result makes me laugh, I’m satisfied. If the result makes a viewer smile, I consider it a success.

    I’m playing with other media now -- especially photography. What fun!

    Stephen Hawking said, “We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe.”

    I’m so grateful and cognizant of my one life and aim to fill it with laughter, love & fun.

    Making art is playful. It fills me with joy. It’s fun. It’s as simple as that.

    Awards & Honors

    2019
    Spring Exhibition, Tri-State Artists Equity @ GoggleWorks, Wayne, PA
    Honorable Mention

    2018
    Spring Exhibition, Tri-State Artists Equity, Wayne, PA
    Honorable Mention

    2017
    ArtAbility Annual Juried Art Gala to benefit Bryn Mawr Rehab Center
    First Pace

    2016
    ArtAbility Annual Juried Art Gala to benefit Bryn Mawr Rehab Center
    First Pace

    Spring Juried Show, Delaware Valley Art League, Wilmington, DE
    First Place

    2015
    100 Years of Art Anniversary Exhibit, Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA
    First Place

    Spring Juried Show, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Philadelphia, PA
    Honorable Mention

    2014
    Spring Juried Show, Delaware Valley Art League, Wilmington, DE
    Honorable Mention

    Juried Spring Exhibit, Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists
    Third Place

    2013
    Juried Spring Exhibit, Greater Norristown Art League, Norristown, PA
    First Place, Graphics

    2012
    Winter Juried Show, Delaware Valley Art League, Wilmington, DE
    Purchase Prize