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Sept. 10, 2021

“Art is a Strategy!” with Linda Simien Kelly

“Art is a Strategy!” with Linda Simien Kelly

“Wait on or create your own platform” is one thing artist Linda Simien Kellywanted to leave the ICW audience with. We have a choice as to what we do with our lives. We can wait on others to decide for us or like Linda, we can plan our path, and make it happen for ourselves. Check out this week’s episode for more.

If in Houston, check out Linda’s pieces at Max’s Wine Driveon Washington.

About Artist Linda Simien Kelly

The Louisiana native is a proud Bachelor Science in Accounting graduate of

Southern University, A & M in Baton Rouge and a member of Delta Sigma

Theta Sorority. She has over 20 years of accounting experience in the oil

and gas industry.

Linda Simien Kelly also is a primarily self-taught, abstract expressionist

artist who has been pursuing her craft on a full-time basis for over a decade.

Black identity, cultural solidarity and ethnic perception have been important

themes in her work. The artist lives in Houston with her husband and is the

mother of three sons.

Her considerable professional accolades include first-prize honors in the

Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s 17th Annual Citywide African American

Artists Exhibition at the Glassell School of Art and recognition as a prize

winning artist at the Lawndale Art Center’s “The Big Show” annual juried

exhibition. Her work has been featured in Citywide Artists Juried Exhibitions

at the University Museum at Texas Southern University, The Community

Artists’ Collective Gallery, Project Row Houses, The Assistance League of

Houston Artists Exhibition at Williams Tower Gallery, The Art on The

Avenue Juried Exhibition, the Archway Gallery, the Gallery Jatad and the

“M” Gallery.

Artist Profile:

For over decade, Linda Simien Kelly has been an advocate for Sickle Cell

Disease and Trait using her artworks as the platform to help bring

awareness of the disease and trait. The annual event was held at the

Ensemble Theatre.


The MFAH's ''Citywide African American Artists - Exhibition' held at the

Community Artists Collective, Museum of TSU & MFAH Glassell. First Place

Winner of the 17th MFAH Citywide African American Artists Exhibition.

Lawndale Statewide “The Big Show” Artists Exhibition - First Place Winner


Participant of six (6) MFAH's ''Citywide African American Artists -


Women's Work, Mind, Body and Spirit Exhibit, Community Artists' Collective

Archway Gallery Ninth Annual Juried Exhibition

Art On The Avenue Annual Juried Exhibition

Collectors Club Exhibits, Project Row Houses

Creative Women United Annual Citywide Exhibitions

Annual Art League Citywide Exhibit, Williams Tower Gallery

Hurricane Harvey Artist Exhibit, Community Artists' Collective Gallery

Artist Exhibit Jatad Gallery

Artist Exhibit M Gallery in the Heights

Annual Artist of the Month Exhibit, The Breakfast Klub

Exhibiting Artist Exhibition, Lucille’s Restaurant

Exhibiting Artist Exhibition, Bohemeo’s Cafe

Exhibiting Artist Exhibition, Urban Eat’s

Exhibiting Artist Exhibition, Max’s Wine Dive

Ways to Connect

Call or Text (713) 417-8261 of Email: lindasimienkelly@icloud.com

Instagram: lindakelly6116 and Twitter: lindasimienkelly@gmail.com


Let’s #Soar and #ElevateWOCVoices