HISTORY


PLACE OF BIRTH
Converse, SC

EDUCATION
MAE Rhode Island School of Design
BA Converse College

ADDITIONAL STUDIES
Summer Graduate Atelier Program, New York University
University of South Carolina Graduate School, Painting Critique
RISD Honors Seminar for Teachers
Visual Studies Institute, Phillips Andover Academy and Pratt Institute
Seminar for Teachers of Advanced Placement Studio Art, Oglethorpe University
A Brush with Clay, Gordon Bradshaw, Tryon, NC
Batik techniques, Ghana, West Africa
Chinese decorative style drawing, tutor, Chen Ying, Art Instructor, Guangxi Teachers University, Guilin
Pottery and Beadwork Workshop, Northern Art Teachers Association (NATA), Printmaking Workshop, NATA,
Pottery Workshop, NATA, Lekgaba Pottery, Weaving Workshop, NATA, Francistown, Botswana
Creative Capital Workshop, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

STUDY AND WORK ABROAD RESULTING IN EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS (1981--2003)
Greece and the Aegean Islands
Holland
France
Eastern Europe, Istanbul, and Western Turkey
Mexico
Botswana
China
Ghana

BIBLIOGRAPHY
"New Works by Linda Hudgins," The Laurel of Asheville, March 2014
The Open Studios Press, Studio Visit, Volume 18, Spring 2012; Volume 27, 2014
Ed Emory, Stephen Stinson and Betsy Teter, "Artists Among Us" 100 Artists in Spartanburg, SC, 2011
Wendi Loomis, “Linda Hudgins Prepares to Open Her Studio for Art Trek Tryon,” Tryon Daily Bulletin, 2009
Beverly Knight, “Hudgins Shows Cave Art,” The Spartanburg Herald Journal, January, 2009
Norman Powers, “Hidden Talents,” Bold Life, October 2007
“Linda Hudgins featured at Red Clover Gallery,” Tryon Daily Bulletin, September, 2007
Gallery ETV, The ETV endowment of South Carolina’s Second Televised Art Auction catalogue, 2003
Kim Atchley, “Love for Art Follows Painter Around World,” Spartanburg Herald Journal, 2003
Kim Atchley, “Artists Guided by Travels,” Spartanburg Herald Journal, January 2003
“New Exhibitions at Supa Ngwao Museum,” review by MGF, TNA, Francistown, Botswana, 1995
Valerie R. Cann, “Inspired by Africa,” The Spartanburg Herald Journal, 1995
“Artists in Botswana ’94” exhibition catalogue, 1994
Mark Packer, review of “Fantasies and Dreams,” New Art Examiner, spring, 1992
“Stars and Stripes Forever” catalogue, RH Love Gallery, Chicago, 1992
“ARTWORKS ‘92” catalogue
Melinda Mooty,” Art Leading the Way in Renovating City Downtowns,” The Spartanburg Herald Journal, 1992
Mary Ann Claud, Times-News Columnist, “Upstairs Show Features Diverse Work” 1990
“Spartan Artists Open Downtown Studio,” The Paper, Spartanburg, SC, 1986

OTHER ARTISTIC INVOLVEMENTS
Set design, Wofford College
Set and costume design, Walt Hudgins’s “The Jeremiad,” Wofford College, and a play at the Governors
School, Charleston, SC
Set and playbill design, Spartanburg Youth Theater
Poster and playbill design, Spartanburg Little Theater
Exhibition Coordinator, “Women’s Invitational Project Number One,” curated by Dorothy Gillespie, a
traveling exhibition sponsored by The Spartanburg Day School, Wofford College, and Converse
College, Spartanburg, SC

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
1997-99 English Teacher, Foreign Language Middle School, Guilin, China
1996-97 Art Teacher, Oriental English College, Shenzhen, China
1993-1996 Art Teacher, Ramoja CJSS, Botswana
1965-1991 Art Teacher, Chair of Department, Spartanburg Day School, Spartanburg, SC
1964-1965 Art Teacher, Jenkins Junior High School, Spartanburg, SC
1961-1964 Art Teacher and English Teacher, Woodruff Junior High School, Woodruff, SC

OTHER
Limestone College: Intro to Art History, Beginning Painting and Beginning Printmaking
Interim sessions in Filmmaking and in Stained Glass at Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
Gifted program, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
Life drawing, The Arts Center, Spartanburg, SC

Presentations:
Walk/Talk Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC
“The African Experience,” ARTSMARTS, ETV, Spartanburg, SC
“A Teaching Gallery in the School,” National Art Education Association, Atlanta, GA
“Some Contemporary American Artists,” Limestone College, Gaffney, SC
“Let’s Look at a Work of Art,” Leadership Spartanburg for the Spartanburg Arts Council
Several presentations for the docent education program of The Spartanburg Art Association

Preparation of teaching tape to accompany “Picasso and Friends” an exhibition sponsored by the Friends of
the Arts, Spartanburg
Seminar leader, Art component to “The Age of Enlightenment” and “Eros, Philos, Agape” North Carolina
Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
WCA and WCAGA
Southern Exposure, Exhibiting Artists Cooperative, President (1990; 2002-04)
Artists Guild of Spartanburg, Vice President in charge of fourteenth annual juried exhibition
South Carolina Guild of Artists, President, (1987-88), Board Member (1988-89), Exhibitions Committee
(1991-1992)
Tryon Painters and Sculptors
The Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC, Exhibitions Committee (2011-current)
Linda Page Hudgins