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Linnea L. Tober


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(Digitally Abstracts ~ Manipulated Color Photography)

We are all creative beings, artists. Every one of us has the innate desire to express what is inside of us. For as long as I can remember I have been painting, photographing my world, writing, dancing, singing; they have all been significant parts of my life. Without them I would have shriveled away long ago. Bold colors, unique textures and objects consistently find their way into my life and my artwork. I photograph the beauty around me; and enjoy using unique angles, extreme close-ups, upside-down shots, whatever it takes to get the shot I desire. I believe the true photographer moves to get the shot, they do not wait for the shot to happen, they make it happen.

I absolutely thrive when playing with colors in my digital abstract art. My digital images and photography begin as straight nature shots. I enjoy focusing on the intricate textures, shapes and forms she creates on her own. I then take this a step further by tweaking, twisting and otherwise manipulating those photographs to make them into my own, abstract expressions. Sometimes you can see what the beginning photograph was and sometimes you cannot; it all depends on where the muse takes me. I like to create fluidity and movement in my works. I think of this medium as working with nature, rather than against her. The shadow of a leaf, sunlight on a dahlia petal, the stark and bare tree branches covered in ice, this is beauty to me. I hope you enjoy my works as much as I enjoy creating them!

Linnea L. Tober, Artist

My Artist Statement

***I can do various print sizes, from 5"x7" up to 20"x30", please inquire if interested!"

Havre de Grace, MD, 21078

*Brookdale Community College- AA in Education (1994) and Graphic Design Certification (1999)
*Kean University- BA- Art History/Fine Art – (1997)
*Monmouth University- MAT- Art Education (May 2009)

Riverview Gallery, Havre de Grace, MD
Rampant Lion Artisan Gallery, Havre de Grace, MD

*The Java Hut, Belmar, NJ- (August 1998)
*Aquarius Rising, Fair Haven, NJ- (June 1998)
*Featured Artist in Jersey Alive section of the Asbury Park Press- (June 1998)
*NJ Center for the Healing Arts, Red Bank, NJ – (Oct 1999)
*Red Bank Library (2000) *Ft. Monmouth- Women’s History Month Celebration (2000)
*Eatontown Public Library – (April 2000) *No Joe’s Café, Red Bank (November 2000)
*Ft. Monmouth- Women’s Day Program (August 2007)
*Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival, (Sept 2007)
*Songwriters By The Sea Shows- America’s Cup Coffee House, Asbury Park & Strand Theatre, Lakewood, NJ (2009)
*Monmouth Beach Cultural Center (Jul 2009)
*Ft. Monmouth- Women’s Day Program (August 2009)
*Red Horse Gallery, Freehold Raceway Mall (Mar-May 2010)
*Monmouth Beach Cultural Center (June-Jul 2010)
*Featured artist in the Monmouth County Woman magazine (June 2010)
* Jamian's Restaurant, Red Bank, NJ (Dec 2010)
*Espresso Joe’s coffee house, Keyport, NJ (May 2011)
*Joel McFadden Designs, Red Bank, NJ- (May 2011)
*Gallery 13, Asbury Park, NJ- (July 2011)
*Making Waves Hair Salon, Belmar, NJ (Oct 2011-Jan 2011)
*Café Gelato, Newark, DE- December 2011
Cecil County Arts Council, Elkton, MD - Sept 2012
*Newark Arts Alliance, Newark, DE- January 2013

*Guild of Creative art, Shrewsbury, NJ, 5th Annual Juried Show-(July 1997)
*The Art Alliance, Red Bank, 12th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition, (Mar 1998)
*Artist Guild, Island Heights, 16th State Juried Exhibition- (Apr 1998)
*Brookdale Community College- 3rd Annual Juried Student Art Show (May 1998)
*Monmouth County Arts Council, 19th Annual Juried Show, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ- (1998)
*The Art Alliance, Red Bank, 13th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition Juried Show- (Jan 1999)
*Monmouth County Arts Council, 21st Annual Juried Show, MONMOUTH MUSEUM, Lincroft, NJ- (Feb 2000)
*Barns and Noble, Freehold (Mar 1999)
*29th Monmouth Festival of the Arts, Tinton Falls (Apr 1999)
*14th Annual Juried Art Show, Brookdale Community College- (May 2000)
*Sharks for the Arts Project, Mid-State Arts Resource Team (mART) (2001)
*The Art Alliance, R, 14th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition Juried Show Bank (Oct 2007)
*2nd Annual Ocean Film and Arts Festival, SICA, (Apr 2008)
*Earth Day Art Show, Grey Barn Gallery, Holmdel, (Apr 08)
*“Recycled Materials”, Art Alliance, Red Bank, (Apr 09)
“Edgy to Avant-Garde”, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, (Jan 2010)
*Monmouth Festival of the Arts (April 2010)
* Belmar Arts Council (BAC), Sixth juried state-wide show, (Apr 2010)
*Gallery 13, Photo Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ, (Apr 2010)
*Piancone’s, Long Branch, Earth Day Show (Apr 2010)
* InSpirit Yoga Studio, Long Branch, ‘Altered Perceptions’ photography show (May 2010)
* Brookdale’s 24th Annual Juried Art show, (May 2010)
*Gallery 13, ‘It’s a Shore Thing’ photo show, (June 2010)
*Belmar Arts Council Juried Show ‘Art in Motion” (Jul 2010) Juror- Bob Matarangelo
*Ocean County Arts Guilds Annual Juried Photography Show (Juror- Bonnie Stutski’s~ Senior Photography Editor for Smithsonian Magazine)- (Jul 2010)
*Guild of Creative Arts, Shrewsbury, “Landscape/Seascape” show (Jul 2010)
* Studio 2 Gallery, “Poet-Tree” art show, featuring works that compliment the artist Marilyn Rea Nasky, Austin, Texas (August 2010) * Art Scene Today 'Abstractions of the Mind', Juror- Lisa Cooper, owner/manager of Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery, Riverdale, NY (August 2010)
*Still Point Art Gallery 'True Artist' exhibit (August 2010)
*Charmingwall Gallery, NYC –“6X6 Show”- (August 2010)
*Belmar Arts Council, “Surf Art’ juried show (August 2010), Belmar, NJ
*THE PEACE PROJECT- Gallery 9, L.A., Meridian Gallery, San Diego and Max Lang Gallery, New York, Jurors include Sylvia Laudien, Guggenheim and MoMA, and Karen Blessing, Pulitzer Prize winning illustrator of “Peace One Day”- (Sep- Nov 2010)
*”Fresh” show, Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ, (Sep 2010)*
*Gallery 13, City Arts Asbury Park Project Asbury Park, NJ (Sep 2010),
*The Gallery Within, “Everyone has a Dark Side”, Simon Silk Mill, Easton, PA (Oct 2010)
*The Seven Billionth Person Project, Parachute Factory Gallery, New Haven, CT, (Sep 2010-Jan 2011)
* Caladan Gallery, “Attraction and Magnetism”, Cambridge, MA, (Oct 2010)
*“The Healing Power of Art” juried cancer benefit show, Guild of Creative Arts, Shrewsbury, NJ (Oct 2010)
* Still Point Art Gallery- “Global lifestyles: Big Cities, Small Towns, Tiny Villages”, (Oct 2010)
*“Guild of Creative Art 18th Annual Open Juried Show”, Shrewsbury, NJ. Juror- Donna Gustafson, Ph.D. Liaison for the Mellon Program & Assistant Curator of American Art,Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University
*LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Visual Art, “Snap to Grid” International Exhibit, (Nov 2010)
*Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, 25th International Juried Show, JUROR~Joan Young, Associate Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Nov-Dec 2010)
*SICA (Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ '196' International Juried Show (February-Apr 2011)
*“Water’ show, Newark Arts Alliance, Newark Delaware, (April 2011)
*“We can never have enough of nature”, Still Point Art Gallery, (June-August 2011)
*“New Works” show, Cecil County Arts Council, Elkton, MD, (June –July 2011)
*“Healing Power of Art II”, (Cancer benefit) Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ (July-August 2011)
*“Man as Object-Reversing the Gaze” catalogue, Women’s Caucus for Art, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA. Juror- Tanya Augsburg, Ph. D. SF State University (November 2011)
*“Mermaids and Goddesses” Rampant Lion Artisan Gallery, Havre de Grace, MD (July-October 2011)
*Energy, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, JUROR: Howard Fox: Emeritus curator of contemporary art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
*“Every color in the box”, Cecil County Arts Council, Elkton, MD (Aug-Sep 2011)
*“Oktoberfest”, Rehoboth Art League, (Sept-Nov 2011)
*“Sep/Oct member show”, Harford Artist Association, (Sep-Oct 2011)
*“Taste and See”, Red Bank Community Church, Red Bank, NJ (Sep 2011)
*“Destination New Jersey-People and Places”, Clifton Arts Center, Clifton, NJ, (Sep-Oct 2011)
*“Works on Paper”, Newark Arts Alliance, Newark, NJ (Sep 2011)
*“Pictures at an Exhibition’, Harford Artist Association, Bel Air, MD, JURORS: Linda Ganus, Professor of Art at Lehigh University and New Century Artists Gallery, NYC and Elizabeth Howshall, Queens Museum of Art, NYC, Carroll County Arts Board & National Arts Material Trades Association. (Nov 2011)
*“The photography Show”, Cecil County Arts Council, Elkton, MD, (Nov-Dec 2011)

“Love and Sorcery”, David Wrong- 2009
“Summoned Secrets”, W.P. Rigler –Sept 2011
“American Postmodernist Fiction and the Past”, Theophilus Savvas – Nov 2011

Fine Art America:
•“Eye of the Storm’ featured in ‘Crave Color’, Dec 2010
•“And the Ocean Spoke to me”, featured in ‘Landscape Photography’, Jan 2011
•“Rusted Earth and Sky’ featured in Crave Color’, Jan 2011
•"House at Sunset" and "Texture7" featured in "Absolutely orange red", FAA-Sep 2011
•"Glow9" featured in "Nothing but bold colors" group-Sep 2011
•"Watering Cans2” featured in “Garden Artwork", Oct 2011
-'Crocus abstract16", "Yellow Tulip abstract", and "Orange Hibiscus with purple background" featured in "Spring blossoms/Spring flowers"- Oct 2011
•“Green Leek Abstract” and “Hair Abstract” featured in “Loving the Color Green”-Oct 2011
•‘Autumn Vibrations’, ‘Yellow Roses Abstract” and ‘Red Carpet Abstract’ featured in “Loving the color red”, Oct 2011
•“Raindrops Abstract’, featured in ‘Creativity’, Oct 2011
•“Full Moon in Magenta” and “Mannequin Hand in Green and Blue”, featured in ‘Things that go Bump in the Night’, Oct 2011
•‘Goddess11” featured in ‘Creativity’ , Nov 2011
•“Water Droplets-Orange” featured in ‘Mandalas and Circles’ and ‘Autumn Colors’, Nov 2011

*Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ
*Guild of Creative Arts, Shrewsbury, NJ
*Belmar Art Council (BAC)
*Monmouth County Arts Council
*Freehold Artists Guild
*Ocean County Artists Guild
*Shore Institute of the Creative Arts (SICA)
* Riverview Gallery, Havre de Grace, MD
*Rampant Lion Artisan Gallery, Havre de Grace, MD
*Newark Arts Alliance, (Newark, DE)
*Harford Artist Association (Bel Air, MD)
*Cecil County Arts Council (Elkton, MD)
*Rehoboth Art League (Rehoboth Beach, DE)

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