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Linda Steider
I have always loved glass. It didn't occur to me that I could work with it as a medium until a friend introduced me to kilnformed glass in 1996. After 20 years as a fiber artist, I sold my studio contents to take up my newfound “glass passion.” Color is an essential part of my work, as is having fun and taking time to play with this versatile medium. Nature is my primary source for inspiration, and my garden a close second. Rather than stating my intention for each piece or series, I find it fascinating to let the viewers derive their own meaning, based on their life experience. This can sometimes be different from my intended portrayal, but serves as a reminder that we all see the same circumstance or image differently.

BIOGRAPHY
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Linda Steider is a studio artist working primarily with kilnformed glass. After twenty years of textiles and pastels, Steider transitioned to glass in 1997. Her broad range of experience and skills brings a rare perspective to the world of glass.

Steider's award winning work (both in fiber and glass) has been shown nationally and internationally. Her pieces are included in private collections across North America, Europe, and Japan. Current work can be seen at Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR; The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles, OR; and Natural Spaces, Portland, OR, among other places online and around the country.

Growing up, Steider was significantly impacted by the culture of the Yakama Tribe, and, later, by the glitz of Hollywood. That unlikely combination of influences are woven into her art and personality. She has lived in the Columbia River Gorge since 1984, constantly awed and inspired by the majestic beauty of the diverse landscape.

Steider began instructing in 1987 at the community college level, adding kilnforming to her classes in 2001. In 2004 she began teaching at the national level, traveling to glass conferences across the country. Her teaching style is upbeat and information-packed. She is an enthusiastic instructor with a sharing attitude; “No secrets withheld” could be her byline according to appreciative student's reviews.

A co-founder of the Gorge Chapter of the Oregon Glass Guild, Steider has been instrumental in promoting glass throughout the region. She was co-producer of “Glass in the Gorge” and the “Blossom Glass Gallery,” as well as the current “June Glass Month” in the Gorge. Steider facilitated many nationally acclaimed glass artists speaking and teaching for the OGG Gorge meetings.

Steider has studied with pioneer glass artists including Ruth Brockmann, Roger Thomas, Linda Ethier, Avery Anderson, Newey Fagan, and Richard LaLonde.
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RESUMÉ
Exhibitions & Juried Shows | Shows & Invitationals | Teaching | Affiliations | Publications
Exhibitions & Juried Shows
2010
Three-artist show with Anthony Kiser and Scott Berger, The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
"Elements," Gresham City Art Gallery, Gresham OR
"Transcendence," Museum & Art Center, Sequim WA
"Red," Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR

2009
"Oregon Glass Guild Presents," Golden Art Gallery, Goldendale WA
"Art in the Garden," Columbia Arts, Hood River OR
"Art Heals from Birth to Death," Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR

2008
"Earth, Wind, Fire," Gresham City Arts Gallery, Gresham OR
“Joy of Insight,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Blue,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Gardens and Garden Art,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
“Gallery of Excellence,” Glass Craft & Bead Expo, sponsored by Glass Craftsman Magazine, Las Vegas NV
“Glass Show,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
“Justice Center Windows,” Oregon Glass Guild, Portland OR
“Glass and Transparency,” Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver WA

2007
“3737,” Wandering Mind Gallery, Portland OR
“Red,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Gardens and Garden Art,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
“Flora and Fauna,” Carnegie Art Center WAlla Walla WA
“Glass Gallery Pavillion,” Portland Convention Center, Portland OR
“Elements of Glass,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Gorge Artists Create,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR (Third Place)

2006
“Garden Art,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
“Paw Prints Invitational,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Winterglow,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR

2005
“Artist Focus,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Justice Center Windows,” Oregon Glass Guild, Portland OR
“Gorge Artists Create,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
“Glass Gallery,” Portland Convention Center, Portland OR
“Garden Art,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
Hospice of the Gorge Invitational on Death & Dying, Columbia Arts, Hood River OR

2004
“Garden Art,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
“Glass Gallery,” Portland Convention Center, Portland OR
“Gorge Artists Create,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR (Honorable mention)
“Artists of the Gorge,” Stevenson Library, Stevenson WA

2003
“Garden Art,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
“Glass Gallery,” Portland Convention Center, Portland OR
“Gorge Artists Create,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
“Flowers,” Firehouse Glass, Vancouver WA
“Art & Inspiration,” Benton County Historical Museum, Philomath OR (invitational)
“Cool Paintings Hot Glass,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR (three woman show)
“Artists of the Gorge,” Stevenson Library, Stevenson WA
“Warm Glass,” Georgie's, Portland OR (Educational exhibit)
“Fire and Ice,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR

2002
“Gardens and Garden Art,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR (Honorable Mention)
“Glass Gallery,” Portland Convention Center, Portland OR (Best of Show)
“Artists of the Gorge,” Stevenson Library, Stevenson WA
“Hail Mid Columbia,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR

2001
“Containers: Thinking Outside the Box,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Gardens and Garden Art,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR (Honorable Mention &
Chamber of Commerce Award)
“Glass in the Gorge,” Glass Conference, The Dalles OR (Co-Producer)
“The Woman's Project,” Vancouver OB-GYN Group rotating art exhibit, Vancouver WA
“On a Garden Path,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“WG@BE,” The Bullseye Connection, Portland OR (Finalist)

2000
“Hail Mid Columbia,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Fire and Ice,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Gardens and Garden Art,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
“Local Artists,” White Salmon Library, White Salmon WA

1999
“Celebration of Creativity,” Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton OR
“Gardens and Garden Art,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
“Hail Mid Columbia,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
Bonneville Power Administration Rotating Art Exhibit, solo show, Vancouver WA
“Artists of the Gorge,” Stevenson Library, Stevenson WA
“Multi-Media,” two woman show, The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR

1998
“Fusion,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Art Crawl,” Vancouver WA

1997
“Geijutsu Sai,” Japanese Garden Pavilion, Portland OR
“Art Quilts,” Carnegie Art Center ORegon City OR
“Artists of the Gorge,” Stevenson Library, Stevenson WA
“Hail Mid Columbia,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Cross Currents,” Japanese Garden Pavilion, Portland OR
“A Western Celebration,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
“Celebration of Spring,” Goldendale Library, Goldendale WA
“Inspirations from Garden and Forest,” two woman show, The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR

1996
“Spring Fever,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“High Fiber Diet,” Stevenson Library, Stevenson WA
“Hail Mid Columbia,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Artists Under the Influence of Color,” Bibelot Gallery, Portland OR
“Beads Incorporated,” Dava Beads, Portland OR
“Northwest Connection, Pushing Fiber,” The Pine Needle, Portland OR
“In the Comfort of Cloth,” Center Diamond, Cannon Beach OR
“Artists of the Gorge,” Stevenson Community Library, Stevenson WA

1995
“SAQA Northwest,” Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene OR
“Layers of Meaning,” First Presbyterian Church, Portland OR
“Artists of the Gorge,” Stevenson Community Library, Stevenson WA
“Applique'tions,” Benton County Historical Museum, Philomath OR
“Sheila and the Shibori Sisters,” Do Art Gallery, Beaverton OR
“High Fiber Diet,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
“Hail Mid Columbia,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“New Wrinkles in Fiber,” Raindance Gallery, Portland OR
Solo Show, Center Diamond, Cannon Beach OR
“Art Walk,” Sisters OR (Sponsored by Three Sisters Folk Art Gallery)
Mid Columbia Medical Center Rotating Art Exhibit, solo show, The Dalles OR
“Fabric Art,” Columbia Art Gallery, three women, invitational, Hood River OR
“Today's Textiles: Pushing the Boundaries,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
Solo Show, Skamania Lodge Exhibitors Gallery, Stevenson WA

1994
“Going Home - Less,” Galeria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
“Artists of the Gorge,” Stevenson Community Library, Stevenson WA
“Quilts at the Library,” Hood River County Library, Hood River OR
“Waterworks,” Benton County Historical Museum, Philomath OR
“Japanese Heritage in Fiber,” Japanese Gardens, Portland OR
“High Fiber Diet,” Columbia Art Center, Vancouver WA
“Textures of the Northwest,” Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale WA
“Table Art,” Bibelot Gallery, Portland OR
“Hail Mid Columbia,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Wind,” The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
“Sheila and the Shibori Sisters,” Do Art Gallery, Beaverton OR
Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival, Williamsburg, VA
“Fiber in Nature/Nature in Fiber,” Tryon Creek Exhibit Center, Portland OR

1993
“High Fiber Diet,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Artists of the Gorge,” Stevenson Community Library, Stevenson WA
“Flight of Imagination,” The Artworks at Doneckers, Ephrata PA (Merchants Choice Award)
“Celebration of the Cat,” Riker Hill Art Park Gallery, Livingston NJ
Chesapeake Quilt Festival 1993, Jarrettsville MD (Honorable Mention)
“Colors and Visual Perceptions,” Quiltfest USA, Louisville KY
“Illusions,” Benton County Historical Museum, Philomath OR (invitational)
“Quilt America,” Kokomo IN
“Joined by a River,” NQA's 24th Annual Quilt Show, Davenport IA (Second Place)
“Hail Mid Columbia,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR (Honorable Mention)
Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival IV, Williamsburg VA
“Traditional with a Twist,” Columbus Heritage Quilt Show, Columbus IN
Oregon Trail Quilt Exhibit, The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR
“Self Portraits Past and Present,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Two Quilters,” Hood River County Library, Hood River OR

1992
Governor's Mansion, High Fiber Diet Group Show, Salem OR
“Japanese Heritage in Fiber,” Japanese Gardens, Portland OR
“Artists of the Gorge,” Stevenson Community Library, Stevenson WA
“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” Benton County Historical Museum, Philomath OR
“Take Me to the River,” Grant House Folk Art Center, Vancouver WA (First Place)
“Hail Mid Columbia,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Ohio's Stars,” NQA's 23rd Annual Quilt Show, Bowling Green OH (Honorable Mention)
“Art Quilts,” Hillsboro Public Library, Hillsboro OR

1991
That Patchwork Place 15th Anniversary Quilt Contest, Quilt Market & Festival, Houston TX (Semi-finalist)
“Artists of the Gorge,” Stevenson Community Library, Stevenson WA
“Quilt Tales,” Benton County Historical Museum, Philomath OR
“Hail Mid Columbia,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“Art Quilts,” Hillsboro Public Library, Hillsboro OR
1991 National Juried Competition of Two & Three Dimensional Art, Lafayette Art Gallery, Lafayette LA
“Heartland,” NQA's 22nd Annual Quilt Show, Lincoln NE
“New Perspectives on the Gorge,” Honeyman Hardware Lofts Gallery, Portland OR
Northwest Folk Fair, Marui Imai Department Store, Sapporo, Japan

1990
“Columbia Stitchery Guild Artists,” Carnegie Library, The Dalles OR
“Quilt a Modern Fairy Tale,” Kjeldsen & Co, Hans Christian Andersen House, Odense, Denmark

1989
“Assemblages,” Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
“The Columbia Gorge,” Marshall House, Fort Vancouver, Vancouver WA

Art Shows & Invitationals
National Kitchen & Bath Designers Annual Meeting, Hillsboro OR, 2010
Maryhill Arts Festival Invitational, Maryhill Museum, Goldendale WA 2010
Pittock Mansion Featured Artist, Portland OR 2009
Glass Month in the Gorge, 2006-2008, Bi-State Exhibition (OR & WA) (Co-Producer)
Glass Showcase, 2007; Hood River Blossom Festival, Hood River Hotel, Hood River OR
Wine & Art Festival, 2005, 2007; Hood River County Fairgrounds, Hood River OR
Blossom Glass Gallery, 2005, 2007; Hood River OR (Co-Producer)
Glass Gallery, 2001-2008; Portland Convention Center, Portland OR (Best of Show)
Red Wine & Blues Festival, 2003-2004; Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Stevenson WA
First Friday, 2002-2008; Hood River Downtown Business Association Art Walk
Galleria, 2001-2004; Larson Art Gallery, Yakima WA
Glass in the Gorge, 2001-2003; The Dalles OR (Co-Producer, 2002)
Winter Faire, 2001; Water Center, Vancouver WA
Columbia Gorge Art Festival, 2000-2008; Corbett OR
Fresh Art, Artist on Location, 1997-1998; Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River OR
Trout Lake Art Festival, 1996, 1998-2008; Trout Lake WA
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, 1995; Grand Opening, Stevenson WA
West Linn Library Invitational Group Show, 1993; West Linn OR
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Invitational, 1993; Stevenson WA
Mayfest Quilt Show 1993-1995; White Salmon WA (Co-Producer)
Hood River Museum Invitational 1992; Hood River OR
Mount Hood Town Hall Annual Quilt Show, 1986-1997; Mount Hood OR
Harvest Festival, 1989-2006; Hood River OR
Dufer Threshing Bee Annual Quilt Show, 1991; Dufer OR
Music Festival and Art Fair, Maryhill Museum of Art, 1990; Goldendale WA
Art in the Park, 1990; Boulder City NV
Columbia Stitchery Guild Annual Exhibits, 1990-1997; Multnomah Art Center, Portland OR (Gold Medallion Recipient)
Studio Sale: Whidbey Island, 1999-2000; Freeland WA
Teaching Experience
Akimbo Studios, Lahaina, Hawaii, 2011
Aquila Glass School, Portland OR, 2010
Maryhill Museum, Summer Art Institute, Goldendale WA, 2010
Half Moon Creek Glass and Gallery, Palmer AK, 2010
Machine Embroiders of OR and WA, Making Glass Buttons, Olympia WA, 2010
Cascade Art Glass, Redmond WA, 2007-2009
Delphi Glass, Lansing MI, 2007; scheduled for 2010
June Glass Month, Hood River OR, 2006-2008
Bead & Art Glass Fest, Orlando FL, 2005
The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles OR, 2005-present
Glass Craft and Bead Expo, Las Vegas NV, 2005-2011
Art Glass Association National Convention, Portland OR, 2004
Glass in the Gorge, 2001 - 2003
Columbia Gorge Arts in Education, 1996 to present
The Dalles Community College Community Education, The Dalles WA, 1994 to present
Hood River Community Education, Hood River OR, 1992 to present
Privately, Steider Studios, White Salmon WA, 1987 to present
Commercial businesses in related fields, 1987 to present
Affiliations
Oregon Glass Guild (Co-Founder & Past President, Columbia Gorge Chapter)
Columbia Gorge Regional Arts Association (Past Board Member)
White Salmon Arts Council
Publications
White Salmon Enterprise: “Linda Steider Changes Course with Glass Work,” by Tim Middaugh, 1-11-07 (pg 5)
Arts in the Gorge: “Gorgeous Glass,” by Leslie Lamb, Sept/Oct 2004
The Dalles Chronicle, 7-22-99 (pg 1)
“Imagery on Fabric,” Jean Ray Laury, C & T Publications, 1997
Klickitat PUD Ruralite: “Painting With Needle and Thread,” by Mario Milosevic, Sept 1996 (pp 4-5)
Hood River News; “Artful Fabrics,” by Polly Timberman, 3-1-95
Hood River News; “Steider's Textile Art Set for Skamania,” 12-14-94 (Section II, pg 3)
Northwest Fiber Network; “Exhibits,” by Julie Berner, Nov/Dec 1994 (Vol.3, No.6)
Hood River News; “Under $100 Show,” 8-3-94 (Section II, pg 3)
“Great American Quilts, 1995,” Oxmoor House Publishers, Designer Section
The Enterprise; “Granny Would be so Impressed,” by Gretchen Elsner, 10-14-93
The Quilting Quarterly, “Something Old, Something New,” Fall 1993 (pg 16)
Hood River News, “Quilt Art Tells Tale,” by Polly Timberman, 8-18-93
The Gorge Weekly, “Trail Quilt,” 3-5-93 (pg 5)
Hood River News; “Self-Portraits' Show,” by Polly Timberman, 2-3-93
Hood River News, (A & E), by Polly Timberman, 2-6-93 (pg 3)
Hood River Electric Co-Op Ruralite; “The Four Fabriholics,” by Sharon Marick, 1-91
Hood River News; “Strip Piece Landscapes Gain Place in Show,” by Polly Timberman, 3-8-89
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