Pasadena Society of Artists

Linda Ternoir BIO


Biographical Information:
Linda Ternoir grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Her imagination was kindled by stories, dreams and music. She began making drawings from these inspirations when she was a small child. Her mother was an educator, pianist and watercolorist.

From seventh grade through her sophomore year in high school, Linda studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago. After high school, she majored in art at the University of Illinois.

Linda has visited Denmark, Brazil, Alaska, Mexico, England, France, Spain and Italy.

She loves animals, nature, and has a high passion for the arts.

Linda's art has been exhibited in group, duo, and solo shows. Her work has won many awards.

She has a daughter, a son, and two grandsons. She lives in Pasadena, California, with a cockatiels and desert tortoises.She enjoys movies, plays, walking, hiking, reading, and writing.

Artist Statement:
What touches me? What moves me? What is important to me?
These are the things that inspire my art. Things for which I have a strong feeling.
My paintings and drawings evolve with me as I discover more about my relationship with life.

I paint with acrylics, often applying collage.
I draw with ink. At times, I use colored pencils and oil pastels.

I work from my imagination and memory. This is an exciting and challenging way to make art. I enjoy the freedom to invent and explore.

Solo Exhibitions:
Date: February 2006
Title: "Linda Ternoir Art Show"
Gallery: The Blissful Soul
Los Angeles
State: California

Date: November 2002
Title: "Lightness of Being"
Gallery: The Home of Laura Robbins
City: Studio City
State: California

Date: October 1991
Show: Works on Paper and Canvas by Linda Ternoir
Title: "Love Stories"
Gallery: Shona Gift Service
City: San Francisco
State: California

Date: June 1991
Title: "Paintings by Linda Ternoir"
Gallery: Amsterdam Art Gallery
City: Berkeley
State: California

Date: June 1988
Title: "Art by Linda Ternoir"
Gallery: Amsterdam Art Gallery
City: Berkeley
State: California

Date: May 1987
Title: "Art by Linda Ternoir"
Gallery: Amsterdam Art Gallery
City: Berkeley
State: California

Date: 1981
Show: Indoor Mural
Gallery: Magic Mountain School
City: Berkeley
State: California

Group Exhibitons:
Date: December 2009 - January 2010
Title: "Artist's Choice Exhibition"
Gallery: Citibank, Silver Lake Branch
City: Los Angeles
State: California

Date: May - June 2009
Title: "The Art of Giving and Receiving"
Gallery: AIDS Service Center
City: Pasadena
State: California

Date: May 2009
Title: "BIG NIGHT OUT"
Gallery: The Estate of Drs. Carmen Puliafite and Janet Pine
City: Pasadena
State: California

Date: December 2008
Show: PSA Holiday Exhibition
Title: "Gifted"
Gallery: VIVA
City: Sherman Oaks
State: California

Date: October 2008
Title: "Art as Healing"
Gallery: Fast Frame of Glendale
City: Glendale
State: California

Date: September 2008
Show: PSA
Title: "Labor Day Weekend Sale and Exhibition"
Gallery: Ayres Hall, Los Angeles County Arboretum
City: Arcadia
State: California

Date: June - September 2008
Title: "5 PSA Artists"
Gallery: ArtScape Gallery
City: Pasadena
State: Calilfornia

Date: February 2008
Show; PSA
Title: "83rd Annual Exhibition"
Gallery: Brand Library Gallery
City: Glendale
State: California

Date: October 2007
Show: PSA
Title: "Fall Exhibition"
Gallery: Whites Art Framing & Restoration
City: Montrose
State: California

Date: August - September 2007
Show: PSA
Title: "Art Exhibition and Sale"
Gallery: Ayres Hall, Los Angeles County Arboretum
City: Arcadia
State: California

Date: July 2007
Show: PSA
Title: "Pasadena ArtWalk"
City: Pasadena
State: California

Date: June - July 2007
Title: "From Pigments to Pixels"
Gallery: Two Dogs Custom Picture Framing & Gallery
City: North Hollywood
State: California

Date: May - July 2007
Title: "Portrait Show"
Gallery: Brenart Café Restaurant Gallery
City: Pasadena
State: California

Date: March 2007
Show: PSA
Title: "Small Is Beautiful"
Gallery: White's Art, Framing & Restoration
City: Montrose
State: California

Date: December 2007
Title: "Holiday Season Art Competition & Exhibition"
Gallery: Brenart Café Gallery
City: Pasadena
State: California

Date: December 2007
Show: PSA
Title: "2995 - 2006 New Members Exhibition"
Gallery: White's Art, Framing & Restoration
City: Montrose
State: California

Date: October 2006
Show: PSA
Gallery: White's Art, Framing & Restoration
City: Montrose
State: California

Date: July 2006
Show: PSA
Title: "81st Annual Exhibition"
Gallery: VIVA
City: Sherman Oaks
State: California

Date: July 2006
Show: "Open Studios Tour"
Gallery: Brand Library Gallery
City: Glendale
State: California

Date: April - May 2006
Show: PSA
Gallery: Whites
City: Montrose
State: California

Date: December 2005 - January 2006
Show: PSA
Gallery: Whites
City: Montrose
State: California

Date: October 2005
Title: "Gathering of Sisters"
Gallery: Pacific Community Center
City: Glendale
State: California

Date: December 2004
Show: Artists Market on Brand
City: Glendale
State: California

Date: August 2003
Gallery: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel
City: Burlingame
State: California

Date: December 1992
Title: Saracen Journeys
Gallery: Vacaville Art League & Gallery
City: Vacaville
State: California

Date: May 1992
Title: East Bay Open Studios
Gallery: Pro Arts
City: Oakland
State: California

Date: March - April 1992
Title: "A Woman's Vision"
Gallery: San Francisco Women's Artists Gallery
City: San Francisco
State: California

Date: June 1990
Show: "A Classic Gauguin Reassembled from the Work of 53 Local Artists"
Title: Arearea Reconstructed
Gallery: Travel Service Montclair
City: Montclair
State: California

Awards:
October 2007
Honorable Mention: "Seraphim"
PSA Fall Exhibition
White's Art, Framing & Restoration

June 2007
Award of Merit: "Car Triptych"
PSA 82nd Annual Exhibition
VIVA Gallery

March 2007
Honorable Mention: "Pooka"
PSA Small Is Beautiful
Whites Art, Framing & Restoration

January 2007
Contest Winner: "Landscape Edwin"
Brenart Café Gallery Holiday Season Art Competition-Exhibition
Brenart Café Gallery

October 2006
Honorable Mention: "Living Room"
PSA Fall Exhibition
White's Art, Framing & Restoration

July 2006
Award of Merit: "Landscape Edwin"
PSA 81st Annual Exhibition
VIVA Gallery

Affiliations:
2005 - present
Pasadena Society of Artists

Collections:
Private collections in:
Albany, Glendale, Oakland, and Studio City, California

Education:
1981: Completed CETA Graphics Training Program, Oakland

1978: University of California, Berkeley, extension course
"Child Art: Methods and materials for motivating creative expression"

1962 - 1962: Art major at University of Illinois, Chicago Campus

1954 - 1960: Classes at the Art Institute of Chicago