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Big Basin Art About Opening

June 15, 2024, 10am - 2pm

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA
Free to attend, registration required.

For one day only, experience art inspired by Big Basin’s recovery, created by the 17 Art About artists. Register to attend. Parking in Big Basin will fill up early, take the Santa Cruz Metro Route 35B bus from the Cavallaro Transit Center in Scotts Valley (will run hourly that day. The Big Basin Art About project was a year-long program that began in June 2023 with the first overnight camping trip in Big Basin since the CZU Fire for 18 artists, California State Parks Staff and local Indigenous community members.

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Silicon Valley Open Studios

May 18-19, 11am - 5pm

The Alameda Artworks
1068 The Alameda, San Jose, CA (map and directions)

Stop by and see my newest artwork during Silicon Valley Open Studios. Free and open to the public. 32 other artists are open as well at The Alameda Artworks - lots to see in one stop!

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A Royal Walk with the King Tides - Sorry! Sold Out

January 13, 2024 • 1:00 pm

Cooley Landing
East Palo Alto, CA

Join the Exploratorium, Climate Resilient Communities, Grassroots Ecology and me, for a stroll along Cooley Landing to observe, photograph and discuss the king tides. Find out what causes these exceptionally high tides and why we have them at this time of year. You'll also learn about sea level rise and resilience projects. Rain or shine, wear shoes that can get wet! Multiple walk times in both English and Spanish and interactive educational displays. Tickets and more information here

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Panel Discussion: Art x Climate / Exploratorium After Dark

December 14, 2023 • 6 – 10 pm

Pier 15, (Embarcadero at Green Street), San Francisco, CA 94111

Art x Climate: A conversation with artists Linda Gass & Xavier Cortada and climate scientist Kris May as part of the US Global Change Research Program and the Exploratorium After Dark program exploring the power of art to communicate and inspire action on climate change. There will also be performances and artwork on display. More information here

The Living Shoreline Project Photographs
Exhibit: The Natural Other

March 31 – May 6, 2023

Opening Reception: April 15, 2023  4-6 pm

Mercury 20 Gallery
475 25th Street, Oakland, CA (click here for map)

I'll be showing 4 photographs of The Living Shoreline Project in this group exhibition. See Mercury 20 Gallery website for more information.

The Living Shoreline Project
Exhibit: Under Water

January 21 – April 8, 2023

Opening Reception: January 27, 2023 6-8 pm (RSVP here)

Palo Alto Art Center (click here for map)
Palo Alto, CA.

I'll be showing my work Hard and Soft Series as well as a mural sized photograph of The Living Shoreline Project as part of this exhibition. See Art Center website for more information.

'When we listen to the watershed...' artwork by Linda Gass
Artist Talks: The Power of Empathy

January 31, 2023, 6-7 pm

Virtual (click here to watch on YouTube:  my 5-minute presentation starts at 29:31) 

8 artists (including me) talk about their artworks in The Power of Empathy exhibition and how the works relate to the theme of empathy. Presenting artists (in order of sppearance): Celia Anderson, Lorraine Bonner, Ember de Boer, Linda Ford, me, Leslie Smith, Emily Van Engel, and Michelle Waters. My artwork When we listen to the watershed... was selected by juror Tanja Geis for the Women Eco Artists Dialog virtual exhibition The Power of Empathy (on view through February 15, 2023)

'When we listen to the watershed...' artwork by Linda Gass in Dissolve Exhibition
Exhibit: Dissolve

September 24 – December 10, 2022

University Art Gallery (click here for map)
UC Irvine, Irvine, CA.

I showed a new installation artwork commissioned by the Langson Institute and Museum of California Art about the Santa Ana River Watershed as part of this exhibition. See museum website for more information.

Severely Burned
Exhibit: Fire Transforms

Palo Alto Art Center
Palo Alto, CA.

My artwork Severely Burned: Impact of the Rim Fire on the Tuolumne River Watershed was included in this exhibit curated by Rina Faletti. See Exhibition website for more information.

Conversation between Linda Gass and Valerie Olson
In Conversation: Linda Gass and Valerie Olson, PhD

Moderated by Bridget R. Cooks, PhD

October 1, 2022 3-4 pm - watch recording

Colloquium Room 3201, Contemporary Art Center
UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

Linda Gass will be in conversation on October 1, 3-4 pm with Anthropology Professor Valerie Olson, PhD about the commission she created for theDissolveexhibition. See website for more information.

Cooley Landing: Life in Water
Exhibit: 35 x 35

September 24 - October 30, 2022

Arts Benicia
Benicia, CA.

My artwork was part of this curated exhibition featuring work by regional master artists and emerging artists nominated by them, celebrating Arts Benicia’s 35-year history, and recognizing their decades-long commitment to nurturing the next generation of artists. Visit the Arts Benicia website for more information.

Using Beauty to Look at Hard Environmental Realities
Presentation: Using Beauty and Textiles to Look at Hard Environmental Realities

June 4, 2022, 10 am Pacific Time

Textile Arts Council Sinton Lecture - watch recording
Koret Auditorium, deYoung Museum, San Francisco

I'll be giving a hybrid in-person and Zoom talk about my artwork addressing climate change, water and land use issues. I will take you on a photographic journey to the places that inspire my artwork and behind-the-scenes to see how my artwork is made.

The Living Shoreline: Growing Community and Planting for the Future
Virtual Presentation: The Living Shoreline: Growing Community and Planting for the Future

May 25, 2022, 5 pm Pacific Time

Long Now Member Ignite Talks
Live Streamed - watch recording

I'm giving a 5-minute Ignite talk (20 slides, 15 seconds each) about The Living Shoreline Project as part of the Long Now Member Ignite Talks. Long Now members are a fascinating bunch so these talks promise to be really interesting.

The Living Shoreline Project at Cooley Landing
Presentation and walk-through: The Living Shoreline

Saturday April 30, 2022, 1:30 pm

Midpen 50th Anniversary Bayside Family Festival
Amphitheater at Cooley Landing Park, East Palo Alto

Join me at this fun free event where I'm giving a short presentation & walk through of the Living Shoreline Project at Cooley Landing Park in East Palo. From 2017–2022, community members helped me plant and maintain native Juncus marking the former shoreline of San Francisco Bay on the landfill of Cooley Landing. Click here to learn more about the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s 50th Anniversary Bayside Family Festival, featuring discovery walks, a Folklorico dance performance, wildlife demonstrations, West African drummers food trucks, exhibitor booths & more.

West Valley College Earth Day Symposium
Presentation at Earth Day Symposium

Thursday April 21, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

West Valley Earth Day Symposium
Cilker Hall, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

I'm giving a presentation "Can Art Inspire Climate Action?" as part of the Earth Day Symposium at West Valley College. Immediately following my talk there is a Repair Cafe Open House with a focus on sustainable fashion and a Make Your Own Compost Table. The public is welcome and this is a free event. Click here for more info and a free parking permit.

Body of Water
Exhibit: Fabulous Fiber

Online Exhibition February 12 - May 7, 2022 click here

bG Gallery
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Space A2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

My work is part of this group fiber exhibition curated by Kate Stern. The gallery exhibition took place February 12 - March 14, 2022. Visit gallery website for more information.

'Art on the Edge' Exhibit at the Peninsula Museum of Art
Exhibit: Art on the Edge: From Extraction to Restoration and Regeneration

October 2, 2021 - January 9, 2022, hours by appointment

Peninsula Museum of Art 
Tanforan Art Hub, Space 204, 1150 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA 94066

Seven of my artworks were in this physical exhibition featuring mixed media works focused on the overuse of Earth's resources and efforts to restore or change, as expressed through the vision of a variety of artists. See museum website for more information.

'Wetlands Take Over' and "Hard & Soft' in 'Art on the Edge' Exhibit at the Peninsula Museum of Art
Artists Talks: Art on the Edge: From Extraction to Restoration and Regeneration

November 15, 2021 5-6 pm on Zoom

Click here to view video recording of the talks.

11 artists (including me) talk about their artworks in the Art on the Edge exhibition and how the works relate to the theme of extraction and restoration. Artists who spoke about their work are (in order of sppearance): Eliza Evans, Linda Gass, Tanja Geis, Betsy Jaeger, Margaret LeJeune, Toni Littlejohn, Bonnie Peterson, Pallavi Sharma, Sharon Siskin, Lorna Stevens, and Mary White.