Linda J. Patterson

M.F.A., Art, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 1990
M.S., Education, California State University, Hayward, CA, 1984: Teaching credential
B.A., Art, University of Wisconsin, 1974: Teaching credential

Public Art
2003-05 Art Director for San Tomas Aquino/Saratoga Creek Trail Project in Santa Clara, CA: Designed 15 murals, each 12 feet long. Sculpted clay murals for creation of concrete formliner molds. The first reach of the trail exhibits approx. 1,128 linear feet of art murals. The second reach will exhibit 3 new 6 1/2 feet high by 12 feet wide murals in addition to the original murals resulting in approx. 2,000 linear feet of art murals. Designed art for awareness strips, maps, interpretive signs, and directional signs along trail. Worked with Design team made up of Environmental Planner and Landscape Architect. The stream side trail was constructed for pedestrians, bicyclists and as enhancement of the adjacent wildlife habitat. The trail connects to the San Francisco Bay Trail.

Reach 1 location: Highway 237 to Agnew Road
The art is located at the three underpasses, which cross beneath Tasman Drive, Great America Parkway and Old MountainView/Alviso Road to provide a grade-separated pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Reach 2 location: Agnew Road to Scott Boulevard
The art is located at three underpasses, which cross beneath Mission College Blvd., Highway 101, and Scott Blvd.
Client: City of Santa Clara, CA

Mural Project for the City of Newark, CA
A cooperative public art project for the City of Newark and Friends for Ash Street Community Enrichment. Created and painted 28 ft. x 8 ft. realistic, colorful mural. Includes 23 figures involved in numerous activities: playing baseball, soccer, football, biking, kayaking, reading, eating lunch, etc. The project included teaching mural painting to youth in the Summer Recreation program.
Client: City of Newark, CA

Public Art Awards
4-03 California Parks and Recreation Society, 2002 Award of Excellence
5-03 Commendation Award from City of Newark for Ash Street Mural, David W. Smith, Mayor

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