Brandon Gallery is a professional artists' cooperative founded on Brandon Street in 1977 by three Fallbrook artists - Virginia Polise, Jeanne Shanahan, and Mary Tomaskevitch. The Gallery is now in the heart of historic downtown Fallbrook, and membership has expanded to nearly 30 members. It continues to promote and sell the work of regional fine artists and to enrich the community through exhibitions, demonstrations, and outreach programs.
Linda has a B.S. in fine art and an M.S. in biology. Art in its various forms has interested her all of her life. Her professional life was spent in various laboratories as a research scientist in molecular biology and plant physiology. She is now retired and spending much of her time painting in acrylic and oil. Painting for her is about saving the impressions, moods and feelings of what she sees. These are expressed in her most recent paintings as abstracted representation. She lives in Fallbrook and on Palomar Mountain.Each summer, Linda participates in "Art of the Lawn", a family-sponsored event in Logan, Utah. This is a non-profit fund-raiser that supports the arts and libraries in Cache Valley, Utah.
All member artists and guest artists have their work juried into the gallery. Arrangements can be made to present work at the conclusion of any of the six general meetings each year. Artists seeking membership are first juried as guests. Guest artists can show their work for up to four months before a decision is made about membership.