Linda Gebert – CV 2023
I have worked in and taught enameling and jewelry making for many years now, having begun my formal university training in painting and graphic design, before receiving a degree in Art History. But it remained enameling and jewelry that held my fascination. Through workshops with prominent artists in the fields and persistent study and practice, I pursued expertise in silversmithing and enameling. I consequently taught enameling and silversmithing at the Wichita Center for the Arts for many years in the 1980’s and ‘90’s. As President of the Midwest Enamelist Guild for 10 years, I brought in renowned enamelists for well-attended annual workshops at the Center. Later, I taught silversmithing at Wichita State University for 5 years before returning to the studio full-time. The Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles bought 6 of my wall pieces and jewelry in 2019 to add to their large retrospective collection of American enamelists for study. I currently enjoy working in the metals studio at Mark Arts with other enamelists and students, and in my home studio. In more recent years I have added silk painting for a change of pace. My enamel pieces and jewelry are in permanent collections at the Yale University Art Gallery, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Crocker Gallery in Sacramento, CA., Mark Arts, Wichita, KS and the Clay and Glass Museum, Toronto, Canada.