"Books and Birds"
Across from Carlinos
Face in the Crowd II
Happy Towne
Stop Go
Elephant in the City
Celtic Treasure
Mias Mama
Ode to Klimt
Jupiter's Ghost
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"Buoy Boy"
"I Got Da Blues II"
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Member Portfolio

Linnie Greenberg

Philadelphia, PA


Artist Statement

At age 13, I announced to the world, I was going to be a writer.
In my 20’s, I wrote essays, magazine articles, fiction, newsletters, legal and ran a freelance editing biz – all with modest success and great joy for the freedom and flexibility of working at home.
In my 30’s, marriage to a traveling man and the babies that followed gave me the chance to earn my wings as a wife and mother. I had little knowledge or training to be either.
In my 50’s, I met my “keeper husband.” We built an antiquarian book business together specializing in vintage children’s picturebooks. It lasted 20 years, allowing us to work from home and travel throughout the country on book buying trips.
At age 60, I sat at the computer logging in bibliographic data with glazed eyes and a yen to be a maker, so I enrolled in a mixed media collage class at a local art center.
Eureka. A door opened. Passion popped out. “What took you so long?” it asked.
My work play is described as whimsical, colorful, weird, surreal and wacky.
So happy to be here.

Artist 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.

Professional Experience

Main Line Art Center, Bryn Mawr, PA
Teacher, Mixed Media
2019 - 2022
Lower Merion High School, Wynnewood, PA
Creativity Instructor, Main Line School Night
Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Workshop teacher for ASD students, Sticker making
2017 – Present
Continues to host free workshops to libraries and senior centers
Received grant from Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and PECO to facilitate 20 free art workshops with diverse communities throughout the area.
Facilitated ten collage workshops with Virginia Conover and Arlene Solomon partnering with Horizon House, a Philadelphia psychiatric rehabilitation provider
2011 – 2021
Picture Book Cottage, antiquarian bookstore specializing in vintage children’s picture-books

Selected Exhibitions

Mini Museum, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA
Annual ArtAbility Juried Art Gala and Exhibit, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA
1st Place, Mixed Media
Fall Member Exhibit, Delaware Valley Art League
Honorable mention
Fall Juried Exhibit, Tri-State Artists Equity, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
Honorable Mention
Art of the State, PA State Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA,
Juried Exhibit
Tri-State Artists Equity Fall Exhibit
Honorable Mention
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Annual ArtAbility Juried Art Gala and Exhibit
1st Place, Mixed Media
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Annual ArtAbility Juried Art Gala and Exhibit
1st Place, Mixed Media
Delaware Valley Art League, Juried spring exhibit
1st place
Harcum College, 100 Years of Art Anniversary Exhibit
1st Place
Greater Norristown Art League juried spring exhibit
1st place, Graphics
Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Spring juried show
Honorable Mention
Delaware Valley Art League, Spring juried show
Honorable Mention
Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists, Spring juried show
3rd Place
Greater Norristown Art League, Juried spring exhibit
1st place, Graphics
Delaware Valley Art League, Fall juried show,
Purchase prize
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