Linda Ortiz has been an art educator, artist, art grant writer and grant recipient for over 35 years. As a Handmade Paper artist she has been trained by many of the world renowned papermakers including Alan Shields, Don Farnsworth, John Babcock, Charles Hilger, Bob Rhoades and Sylvia Seventy. Her art education also includes Visual Art Access, Fiberworks, San Jose State University and Sonoma State University. Over her many years as an artist Linda has won numerous awards for her art work as well as the Doc Lanquar award for outstanding art educator of the year in Sonoma County. Her work is represented in numerous galleries through out the country. She is currently teaching Handmade Paper at Santa Rosa Junior College and has been an Artrails Artist for 15 years.