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artist , educator

Linda Marie Ganstrom, American artist, educator. Certified art teacher, Kansas. Recipient awards for teaching, including United States of America Today Excellence award National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, 1993.


Ganstrom, Linda Marie was born on February 23, 1958 in Stafford, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Eldon Lee and Mary Beth (Tieperman) Bunker.


Bachelor, Fort Hays State University, 1980. Master of Arts, Fort Hays State University, 1986. Master of Fine Arts, Fort Hays State University, 1990.


Art instructor, Unified School District 350 St. John-Hudson, St. John, Kansas, 1983-1987;art instructor, Barton County Community College, Great Bend, Kansas, 1987-1994;assistant professor art/ceramics, Fort Hays State University, since 1994. President Art Inc., Great Bend, 1988-1989, secretary, 1992.


  • Certified art teacher, Kansas.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include Kansas State University Gallery, 1990, Bethany College Gallery, 1991, International Art Spectacular, Minneapolis, 1996, International Cone Box Show, Baldwin, Kansas, 1996-1997, 98, Feats of Clay, Lincoln, California, 1996, International Ceramist Juried Biennial Exhibition, Zanesville, Ohio, 1998, Kennedy-Douglas Center for Arts, 1999, Florence, Alabama, 1999, Baker Arts Center, Liberal, Kansas (1st place in Sculpture award), 1999, others. Author: The Ceramic Design Book, 1998, The Best of Pottery II, 1198, also newsletters.


Having created, God did not withdraw the divine presence or activity, but remained fully knowledgeable of and engaged with the world. This engagement includes revealing God and God's ways.


Churches should be encouraged to teach and preach biblical truth on moral issues and to urge their members to vote according to their beliefs, convictions, and values.


The supportive small group inside the Church is the most powerful tool for people to feel that they belong and to learn and grow.


Founding member Friends of the Shafer Gallery, Great Bend, 1992, Barton Area Arts Council, Great Bend, 1990. Member Kansas Artists-Craftsman Association (board directors 1991-1992, conference chair 1990-1991, president 1997, 98), National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, Kansas Painters West, Kansas Association Community Colleges, National Conference for Education in Ceramic Arts, Fort Hays State University University Association (president 1996-1997).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: ceramic sculpture, jewelry, aerobic dancing, walking, drawing.


Married Sheldon Earl Ganstrom, May 29, 1977. Children: Landen Sheldon, Tiara Jade.

Eldon Lee Bunker

Mary Beth (Tieperman) Bunker

Sheldon Earl Ganstrom

Landen Sheldon Ganstrom

Tiara Jade Ganstrom