UP Focus: Linda King Ferguson & Lindsey Heiden
The UP Focus is an ongoing exhibition series that highlights professional artists who are from, living in, or heavily influenced by the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
While Linda King Ferguson trained as a textile surface designer, she maintains a practice as a painter with studios in Au Train, MI, and Nashville, TN. She earned a MA from Rhode Island School of Design, an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and studied at Penland School of Crafts and Academia Di Belle Arti in Perugia, Italy. Ferguson’s recent solo exhibitions include Channel to Channel and Lipscomb University. Ferguson was awarded residencies at the Ragdale Foundation and Morris Graves Foundation.
Lindsey Heiden is an artist and educator residing in Dollar Bay, MI. She earned a BFA from Western Illinois University in 2007 and an MFA from University of Arkansas in 2018. Currently, Heiden teaches at Finlandia University and Michigan Technological University. She has shown work nationally and internationally and has been a resident artist at various studios, including the Archie Bray Foundation, in Helena, MT. When she is not in the studio, she is in the garden or the woods.