- Career + Alumni
- Life at SCAD
- About SCAD
"My engagement of the creative act has always been one of learning and discovery. I can only sustain my own interest in my studio work or research into the works of others if I feel that I have something to learn. My inspiration for teaching is to expose the artists and creatives of the future to the same passion for wonder and discovery that has served me well for most of my life."
Founding member of the reformed Atlanta Gallery Association, whose mission was to position Atlanta as the cultural and visual arts capital of the South; served on the board of the AGA for four years and assisted in the development of annual programming of events, lectures and workshops to execute the goals of the organization; assisted in the networking of visual arts organizations, including galleries, museums, non-profits and institutional exhibitions spaces through the programming and permanent assets such as websites and printed materials
Juror, Chairish the Future Auction (design competition), Metro Atlanta Furniture Bank, 2009; Live Auction, Chairish the Future Gala, Metro Atlanta Furniture Bank, 2009; juror, Jasper Marble Festival (two- and three-dimensional categories), Jasper, Georgia, 2008; portfolio reviewer, PhotoNola (photography) New Orleans, Louisiana, 2007; Hybrid Fellowship: team member for development of hybrid courses at Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, Georgia, 2005; Visiting Artist Grant: Teaching Mixed-Media Painting Workshop, Chicago, Illinois, 2004; juror, 26th Annual South Carolina Artists Exhibition, Pickens County Museum, 2003; juror, Spirituality Exhibition, Unitarian Church Gallery, 2002; juror, Georgia High School Drawing Competition, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, 2002; juror's Award, Great Plains National, 2001; Live Auction, Habitat For Humanity Birdhouse Artfest, 1996; second place, Decatur Arts Alliance Show, 1995; Live Auction and Founders Award, Habitat For Humanity Birdhouse Artfest, 1995
College Art Association; Atlanta Gallery Association; Virginia Highland Gallery Association (founding member)
Art consultant, Canvas Art Consultants, Atlanta, Georgia; managing partner, Linstrum + Matre Artworks, Atlanta, Georgia; adjunct instructor, online learning, Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, Georgia; adjunct instructor, Fine Art Studio, Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, Georgia; graduate instructor, Fine Art Studio, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia; owner, Aliya Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; managing partner, Aliya Ardavin Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; director, Aliya Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia