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“SILENT SKIES” MURAL ART NOW AVAILABLE AS INDIVIDUAL CANVAS PRINTS
 

 


Linda was one of 160 artists from 15 countries who participated in Artists For Conservation’s international collaborative super-mural mosaic “Silent Skies” that features all 678 endangered bird species of the world. A limited number of 8 x 8” canvas editions are now available for purchase. Each print is $100 US + shipping. Proceeds from your order will support bird conservation and environmental education.

Purchase a print of Linda’s “Golden-naped Weaver” by going directly to her page HERE where you will see an enlarged detailed view, learn about the last sighting for this endangered bird, its location and current estimated populations. To purchase, click “BUY A PRINT.” Or browse the entire collection here and see all 678 prints being offered by AFC before making your purchase decision.

The 100 foot Silent Skies Mural installation formed the artistic centerpiece of the 27th International Ornithological Congress in August 2018 in Vancouver, BC. The mural will be touring internationally through 2021.



WONDERS OF WILDLIFE, SPRITS AND ART - NOVEMBER 2018
benefitting Woodlands Wildlife Refuge, Clinton, NJ
 


Above are a few quickly snapped shots taken at The Farmstead in Ringoes, NJ where W.O.W.S.A. was held.

Art sales, plus the generosity of sponsors, and especially all who came out on this rather brisk day to attend the Wonders of Wildlife, Sprits and Art — thank you, you helped make this event a huge success! Thousands of dollars were generated for Woodlands Wildlife Refuge through admissions, art sales, and the silent auction of original artworks donated by four of New Jersey’s most prominent artists: Douglas Allen, James Fiorentino, Leslie Delgyer and Linda Rossin.

Bourbon Street Wine and Sprits kindly provided a hand picked selection of bourbon and wine, Lone Eagle Brewing supplied a choice of craft beers, while The Raccoon Ridge Ramblers gladly entertained everyone throughout the afternoon. The food was delicious and plentiful, to say the least. And at this time of year, everyone certainly enjoyed and appreciated the hot apple cider!

Woodlands on average, cares for 1,200 injured and orphaned animals each year. Their mission is to rehabilitate and release these wild creatures back into their natural environment and to educate the public by creating a better understanding of how people and wildlife can exist in harmony. Woodlands Wildlfe Refuge, is a 5 star rated, non-profit 501(C)(3) charitable organization. Donations are always welcome, or foster a critter of your choice, you will be helping to give these animals a second chance!



“SKETCH FOR SURVIVAL”
A REAL TIME ONLINE WILDLIFE ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT ENDANGERED AFRICAN SPECIES
SEPTEMBER 22 - NOVEMBER 25, 2018

 

Following the huge success of last year’s online auction “Sketch for Survival,” a conservation campaign organized by Explorers Against Extinction and by the UK charity, Real World Conservation Trust, extended their reach this year to more than 330 professional artists, celebrities and other high profiled people around the world, to create a 26 minute sketch of an endangered species to raise funds for conservation charities that are pivotal in the battle to protect imperiled animals. The timeline for each sketch was based on the shocking estimation that an elephant is poached for its ivory every 26 minutes. Like many other professionals, Linda didn’t do just a simple sketch, but rather worked days to complete her donation, “Future King”(pictured)

The Sketch for Survival 2018 auction site launched on September 22nd and will close on Sunday, November 25th, 11am USA eastern time. This is a unique opportunity to buy affordable original art, while contributing to the conservation of endangered species. All you have to do is click HERE, register and start by making an offer on your favorite piece. Check back regularly, refresh the page of your selected artwork(s) to assure you see its most recent bid.

 
African Parks is the 2018 partner charity that will gain support from auction sales in order to establish a working dog program in Garamba, one of Africa’s oldest national parks. Please know that 100% of every purchase will help safeguard Elephants and the rare Kordofan Giraffe. Your generosity and support of this most important cause is paramount to its success. Thank you.


HONORABLE MENTION - JULY 2018
Heartland Art Guild, Paola, KS
 

The 14th Annual Heartland Art Guild International Miniature Painting & Sculpture Art Show has now concluded, and the award winners were just announced. Out of the 319 works created by 89 artists from around the world, there were only seven awards this year, and only the most outstanding pieces received them. “Golden Boy” happened to be one of them, awarded with an Honorable Mention. Linda is beyond thrilled to be included amongst those recognized at the exhibition, housed at the Miami County Historical Museum.


The judge Joni Johnson-Godsy stated: “Choosing the award winners was very hard. I was impressed by the many art styles represented along with the many mediums. Just a great quality show overall!”



ACRYLICWORKS 5, THE BEST OF ACRYLIC PAINTING, BOLD VALUES by Jamie Markle (Editor)
 


AcrylicWorks 5 Bold Values is a spectacular showcase of contemporary acrylic painting, selected from an International call for entries. The fifth competition book in the AcrylicWorks series, this hardback volume from North Lights Books features a rousing blend of ingenuity and instruction. The 127 stunning paintings featured are accompanied by captivating insights, creative solutions and effective approaches from the artists themselves, with an emphasis on the power of values (light, medium and dark halftones). There’s an old saying among artists that “value does all the work, while color gets all the credit.” AcrylicWorks 5 gives value its due, showing how—in the hands of today’s top artists—it brings bold drama to everyday subjects, conveys emotion and commands the eye. Compiled in this glorious, full-color book are modern-day acrylic masterpieces of a rich variety—from still life and abstracts to people, animals and landscapes, displayed in a sensational range of styles that is sure to captivate both art lovers and artists alike.

Linda's painting Big Sky Country was selected to head chapter 5, Animals (page 112, 113), and her second painting Spring Celebration is featured on page 127. I feel privileged to have had not one painting selected for this incredible book, but two! Considering hundreds of artists from around the world submitted their work for this publication, I feel truly honored to be among the chosen 100 artists represented! LR

Now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, and other fine retailers, online or in store.



TWO AWARDS: BEST OF SHOW and HONORABLE MENTION - MAY 2018
Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA
 


^ A Rose for a Rose
Honorable Mention

< She
Best of Show

What is more majestic than a lioness proudly sunbathing in her African environment? Nothing, according to the Parklane Gallery, which recently hosted its 26th Annual Juried International Miniature Art Show, that featured over 350 tiny works of magnificent perfection by celebrated artists from all over the world.

Linda is overjoyed that She, a profile portrait of a distinguished lioness, was honored with the Best of Show award. The judge, Valerie Collymore, had this to say about this striking miniature: “The exacting and painstaking detail in the Best of Show work is of a superior nature and withstands close examination with a magnifying glass with ease. The title of the piece clues the viewer in to the emotional intent of the artist to show the majesty, pride, and beauty of this lioness, celebrating her female status.”

She was inspired by Linda’s advocacy for wildlife preservation and in particular, by her love of cats of all kinds, which motivates her to bring increased awareness to the plight facing our world’s magnificent felines.



THE ART OF THE MINIATURE XXVI OPENING RECEPTION - MAY 2018
The Snow Goose Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
 


As you can see from the snapshots above, a great time was had by all who attended the opening reception of the 26th exhibition of The Art of the Miniature at The Snow Goose Gallery on May 6th. The afternoon was abuzz with conversation, not only about the show, but the delectable edibles, refreshments and the soft live jazz ensemble that Mary and Doug Serfass organize each year to make every opening the best that it can be. Collectors are already looking forward to next year’s show and reception. We hope you can join us!


BEST IN SHOW - MARCH 2018
Spanish Moss Miniature Fine Arts Miniature Show, Mobile, AL
 

Enter a world of peaceful relaxation when you take in the wondrous floral setting that abounds in Linda’s award-winning miniature, A Garden of Dreams.

The tiny masterpiece recently captured the BEST IN SHOW award from the 10th Annual Spanish Moss Miniature Fine Arts Show hosted by the Mobile Arts Council. The only miniature fine arts show in the state of Alabama, Spanish Moss prides itself in displaying works from top artists in the miniature field to the delight of its many visitors, who view these little treasures with


magnifiers to see every breathtaking detail. Among all of the paintings, drawings, and etchings in this popular competition, Linda is simply thrilled that this piece took home the top honor this year.



THIRD PLACE FOR ACRYLIC PAINTING AWARD - JANUARY 2018
Miniature Art Society of Florida, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL
 

The Dunedin Fine Arts Center was the setting for the recent 43rd Annual International Miniature Fine Art Exhibition presented by the Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF). This unique display featured over 800 2D and 3D treasures of magnificent perfection, along with daily artist demonstrations and docent tours.

Linda is pleased to announce that she was honored this year with a Third Place for Acrylic award for Dune Waker, a serene scene of a cooing dove walking along a sandy beach. The judge for this year’s show, Melissa Miller Nece, is considered one of the foremost colored pencil artists in the country. Have an interest in art? Stop by the Dunedin Fine arts Center to take one of her classes in drawing, colored pencil, or acrylic painting.

 
Dune Walker was inspired by a trip Linda took to the idyllic Jersey shore. The lone dove she saw walking along the sandy dune sparked the idea in her mind, and soon the painting was born.

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