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Lindy Bruggink: Faces and Spaces

May 11 - June 18, 2016

Lindy Bruggink is a south Alabama portrait artist who has studied painting and drawing with several notable artists including Burt Silverman, Rob Liberace, and Rick Weaver at The Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia and also the Florence Academy of Art. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Maryville College in Tennessee. She has taught painting at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Alabama and led workshops in Alabama and Washington, D.C. 

In 2002 she was commissioned to paint a portrait of Secretary of State Colin Powell by his classmates at the National War College as he appeared as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The portrait hangs at The National War College at Ft. Lesley McNair in Washington, D.C. In addition to her other commissioned work she has painted clerks of the United States Supreme Court. 

She has received recognition for her work from The Portrait Society of America, an international organization. In a 2006 Tri-State Competition, she received Honorable Mention and in 2007, a Certificate of Excellence in the annual membership competition, in 2009 she received Honorable Mention from The Portrait Society's Members Only Competition in the Paintings of Women category, and in 2013 she received Best of Show at the 2013 Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition and the Thornton and Pat Clark Award in their 2015 exhibition. In 2015 the Portrait Society of America awarded Lindy 4th Place in the Members Only Competition Category of Non-Commissioned Portraits.