September 28, 2016

Virtual Art Gallery – Linda Brown





CHILLIWACK – To promote artists and photographers in Chilliwack and Hope, Member of Parliament Mark Strahl is showcasing local art and photographs in his Parliamentary office. 


Mark is encouraging local artists and photographers from across the riding to submit their work, along with their bio and contact information. Artwork is also featured on Mark’s website: 

This month’s featured artist is a photographer from Chilliwack, Linda Brown. Linda is originally from Alberta, and has retired in Chilliwack to be closer to family. Immediately after retiring, Linda set a personal goal to take many pictures, and as such she goes out to shoot photographs as often as she can. Linda enjoys living in Chilliwack and told our office “It is a very good place to live”. Both the beauty of Chilliwack, and Linda’s fondness for celebrating local traditions is certainly present in her work. 

Linda has two photographs featured in the Art Gallery Wall in Mark’s Ottawa office. 

The first photograph is titledBreaking Sod. The Chilliwack Plowing Match has been held annually for 94 years. In this photograph, the plowman practices his skills in the furrow for the upcoming competition.

The second photograph is titledRed Hot Shoe. The Western Canadian Farriers’ Association holds an annual convention in Chilliwack, with tutorials, lectures and competitions. This photograph depicts a horseshoe has been freshly pulled out of the fire, and is being shaped on the anvil. 

“It is distinct honour to showcase the September edition of local art in my Parliamentary office. Linda Brown captures the vibrant community spirit of Chilliwack in her work” stated Mark. “I celebrate Linda’s accomplishments in capturing these rich, story-telling digital works of art. I encourage other local artists to submit their artwork for future exhibits”. 

Fellow Parliamentarians, as well as visitors from across Canada and around the world, will have an opportunity to take in the works of Linda Brown. In accordance with the artist’s wishes, works will be exhibited in the gallery for several weeks before being returned to the artist, donated to local charities, or presented as gifts to visiting delegations. A new artist will be featured every month.

Those interested in submitting their artwork for Mark’s Art Gallery Wall are asked to contact his office for more information.


Sarah Honey 
Communications Assistant 

Jeremy Giesbrecht
Executive Assistant