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Linda Fay Gardner

Linda Fay Gardner, American gallery director. Co-recipient The Arts Partnership award for demonstration of vision, leadership, and commitment to advancement, development of arts and artist, 2004; recipient Frederick Carder Leadership award, The Rockwell Museum of Western Art, 2002. Member of Finger Lakes Association, Corning Area Chamber of Commerce.


  • Gardner, Linda Fay was born on December 19, 1947 in Elmira, New York, United States. Daughter of Joseph Alva and Vivian Lenore (Lusk) Comfort.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Elmira Business Institute, 1966.


    • Medical secretary Doctor Gerald P. Schneider, Elmira, 1966-1977. Manager, owner, frame designer Corning (New York ) Art & Frame, 1977-1992. Director West End Gallery, Corning, since 1989.


    Member of Finger Lakes Association, Corning Area Chamber of Commerce.



    Reading, antiques.


    • Married Allen Daughter of Shaw, June 22, 1968 (divorced July 1975). Children: John Gregory Shaw, Lisa Anne Shaw. Married Thomas W. Gardner, November 21, 1975.

      1 child, Jesse Lynne.
    • father: Joseph Alva Comfort
    • father: Shaw Comfort
    • mother: Vivian Lenore (Lusk) Comfort
    • spouses: Allen Daughter of Shaw
    • Thomas W. Gardner
    • children: John Gregory Shaw Gardner
    • Lisa Anne Shaw Gardner
    • Jesse Lynne Gardner
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    Born December 19, 1947
    (age 68)
    • 1966
      Elmira Business Institute
    • 1966 - 1977
      Medical secretary, Doctor Gerald P. Schneider
      Elmira, New York, United States
    • 1977 - 1992
    • 1989
      director, West End Gallery
      Corning, Arkansas, United States