Linda L Brobeck is a visual artist, and advocate, who utilizes dramatic coloration, as well as occasional figurative elements, as a reflection of her own energy and emotion. Paintings are created in an intensive process with multiple paint layers that are often distressed to create texture, and varied colors. “I am interested in internal dialogue – in emotion made visible. In some instances, I paint until the emotion emerges. Occasionally, images emerge from the abstract – somehow caught in the space between conscious and unconscious thought.” Linda’s artworks are an expression of her inner life, but she invites viewers to create their own narrative based on personal experience.
Linda’s work has been exhibited and collected locally, nationally, and internationally. Her work is also in the permanent collections of several hospitals and health clinics, helping to transform spaces into calming environments for patients and visitors.
Linda is a curious person who explores a variety of mediums and especially loves to draw and to work in clay. She is the owner of Crow River North, a studio located along the Crow River in Minnesota. The studio is open to visitors at designated times or by appointment. She holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Art/Studio Art from The University of Wisconsin. She is an International Association of Art Professional Artist and member of IAA USA.
Brobeck is a Director and Chair of the Board at Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB), and Grant Panelist at CMAB. The Central Minnesota Arts Board provides key services to arts organizations and artists to promote the creation, performance and appreciation of the arts in Central Minnesota. The CMAB does this by providing key services and funding grant proposals from area arts organizations, schools, governmental units and individuals.. The board oversees grant funding from the Minnesota State Legacy Fund, as well as the McKnight Foundation. This includes oversight of administrative activities, budgets, and grant funding. CMAB strives to enhance the appreciation of the positive and essential economic and social roles the arts play in our lives. Linda is in her 8th year of servant leadership with CMAB.
Linda was appointed by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, and reappointed by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, to the Perpich Center for Arts Education, where she serves as Chair of the Board. Perpich is a Minnesota State Agency that has a three fold mission. It includes a professional arts library, a professional development and research branch, and a residential arts high school. The board’s responsibilities include oversight of the center’s administrative activities and multi-million dollar budget, as well as assuring ongoing excellence and fulfillment of the center’s duties and responsibilities. Learn more about the individual branches of the agency by clicking on the link above.
She also serves on the Minnesota Department of Human Services Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Division, on a Regional Service Center Advisory Committee, and formerly at Allina Health, as a Patient & Family Advisor. Her membership and participation extends to Walker Art Center – where she volunteered for a number of years with Mnartist.org project, and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts – where she serves annually as a team leader in bringing individuals to the Minnesota State Capitol to meet with legislators to advocate for the continuing support of the arts in the state.
Linda is a Climate Reality Leader trained in Environmental Communications by Former USA Vice-President Al Gore and the https://www.climaterealityproject.org/whoweare
Linda believes in volunteerism. Her past work includes work at many organizations both at local and national levels. She is especially proud to have spent nearly six years as a founding council member of The Assisi Heights Spirituality Center (AHSC), which reflects the mission of the Sisters of St. Francis – to be a compassionate presence for peace in the world.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability and pricing of work, new commissions, or exhibits. Prints on paper and canvas are available for many of the paintings in this portfolio.
I acknowledge the State of Minnesota as the traditional territory of the Dakota, Anishinaabe, and other Indigenous peoples who were forcibly removed from and are still connected to this land. I offer my gratitude for the opportunity to live, work, and to be in community with them.
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