Linda Silk Sviland
Handpainted silk apparel designer
Linda Silk Sviland has been employed in the creative arts industry since, as a teenager, she served her apprenticeship in the costume department of the renown Santa Fe Opera. This was followed by a forty-year career as a graphic designer and illustrator for advertising & design firms, national associations, and nonprofits in the Washington DC area. In that capacity she designed critically acclaimed branding for Presidential election campaigns; designed commemorative jewelry presented to royalty and VIPs; was honored by the NAACP; and received the Historic Preservationist Award for her public art installations by Stafford County (Virginia). She has served on boards for numerous Arts organizations, including co-founding Falls Church Arts (Virginia). Now, a Northwest Quadrant Neighborhood resident where she creates exclusive hand-painted silk apparel in her home studio, Linda is actively involved in supporting artist engagement for the Freedman Arts District organization.