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HONORABLE MENTION AWARD — JULY 2021
Heartland Art Guild, Paola, KS
 

Good things come in small packages, and such was the case at the 16th annual Hearland Art Guild International Miniature Painting and Sculpture Show held at the Miami County Historical Museum in Paola, Kansas. Show entries from 65 artists came from all across the United States, as well as Wales, Australia and South Africa. Out of the 204 miniatures on display, Linda was very pleasantly surprised when she received notice that Bright Eyes was recognized with an Honorable Mention award!


This is what the judge, Donna Yeager said about Linda’s painting: Bright Eyes is an exquisite acrylic painting. With the expert skill of the artist, you can almost feel the softness of the fur. Her use of cropping creates an intimacy and importance to the cat, which gives this piece a unique composition. Linda’s handling of edges and variety of colors, adding to the strong drawing, was done expertly.


FIRST PLACE AWARD FOR ANIMALS — MAY 2021
Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
 

Linda received notice that her miniature painting of an expressive pug, No Way! won First Place for Animals at Seaside Art Gallery’s 30th International Miniature Art Show that featured nearly 600 miniature works from around the world. Housed in the peaceful ambience of the Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head, NC, this exhibition is one of the largest and most diverse international miniature art shows in all of the fifty states of America.

Judge’s comments for No Way!: The exquisitely rendered eyes certainly match the title with their conveyed demeanor. The subtle, but masterful use of cool color in the dog’s fur, nose and mouth all lend themselves subservient to the warm gaze and glint in the eyes. The artist has made sure we know, this painting is all about the eyes and they keep bringing you back to their attitude.



SECOND PLACE FOR LANDSCAPES & THIRD PLACE FOR ANIMALS,
MINIATURES IN MARIPOSA — MARCH 2021
Sierra Artists Gallery, Mariposa, CA
 

 


The Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniatures in Mariposa art show may be over, but the honor of winning awards will live on. Linda received two awards at this annual showing of miniature artworks at the Sierra Artists Gallery in Mariposa, California. She was honored with a Third Place for a southern New Jersey landscape, Autumn in the Barrens and a Second Place for her painting of a very familiar kitty, Golden Boy.

Located in the heart of downtown Mariposa, Sierra Artists Gallery is in close proximity of Yosemite and the beautiful Sierra Foothills. Linda was delighted to be recognized amongst the elite group of international, professional artists whom contributed artwork to the gallery, now open five days a week.



“5x5 CELEBRATING TEN YEARS”
A REAL TIME ONLINE ART AUCTION
TO BENEFIT WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART
WILL BE CLOSING ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2020

 

Like so many museums today, the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art’s needs are great. The core of the museum’s tenth anniversary celebration focuses on a creative fundraiser, 5x5 — an auction of hundreds of small 5” square artworks by local, regional, and national artists to help further the museum’s mission of enriching lives through art.

Artwork for every taste imaginable is available! Pictured is Linda’s contribution “Motion Detector” cougar kitten. Visit the Auction NOW and start bidding HERE! Electronic bidding for 5x5: Celebrating Ten Years will close promptly at 5pm (PST) on Friday, December 18th.



HONORABLE MENTION - NOVEMBER 2020
MonDak Historical & Art Society, Sidney, MT
 

Linda recently received some happy news from the MonDak Art Society’s 30th Annual Miniature Art Show, which was held November through January, at the MonDak Heritage Center. This year the Society was tasked with selecting 3 winners out of 80+ entrees. Linda was presented with an Honorable Mention for her painting of a German Shorthaired Pointer entitled Reserved Seating. In the painting, the seated dog is leaned against a pillow depicting a typical setting for the sportsman and his retrieving companion.



THIRD PLACE FOR ACRYLICS — NOVEMBER 2020
MINIATURE PAINTERS, SCULPTORS AND GRAVERS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON, DC
 

Linda received the exciting news that her miniature entitled Moseying Along was awarded Third Place for Acrylics at the 87th MPSGS International Miniature Fine Art Exhibition. This painting portrays an eastern chicken turtle, an uncommon mid-size turtle found in the Southeast part of the US. Its name refers to the taste of its meat, which used to be both common and popular in southern markets of yesteryear.

The MPSGS Exhibition is being held at the historic Strathmore Mansion in North Bethesda, MD, November 22nd, 2020 - January 9, 2021 where over 800 tiny masterpieces are on display and for sale. If you’d enjoy seeing all of the award winning artwork, visit this link and scroll down, or to see the entire show online click HERE.


HONORABLE MENTION: WILDLIFE to Water Aerobics
CURATORS’ AWARD: MINIATURES to Greeting the Day
November, 2020
WINTER SHOW OF MINIATURES & SMALL WORKS, PARKLANE GALLERY, KIRKLAND, WA
 

 


Parklane Gallery’s miniature show usually takes place earlier in the year, but due to the Covid 19 outbreak, it was combined with the annual end of the year small works show. This Winter Show now features 208 miniature works and 209 small works, all by American artists. See all the works by clicking HERE.

Linda is truly honored to be recognized with not one but two awards in the miniature category, receiving an Honorable Mention for Water Aerobics, hippopotamus, and Curators’ Award for Greeting the Day, a beautiful depiction of a Mute Swan in winter. These paintings were inspired by Linda’s advocacy for wildlife preservation, which motivates her to bring awareness to the plight facing our world’s magnificent creatures..



SPONSORS AWARD — NOVEMBER, 2020
CIDER PAINTERS OF AMERICA, MAINSTREET GALLERIES, KINGSTON, PA
 

There are approximately 322 miniature paintings in the Cider Paintings of America 37th Annual International Miniature Exhibit, and for a judge to select the 44 award winners is no easy feat. There are media awards, awards for specific categories such as portrait, still life, landscape, architecture, and such, but in addition to these there are awards graciously given by sponsors, which Linda received for her painting Swing King. This miniature depicts Linda’s cat Zak relaxing on his outdoor throne, a 2 seater swing chair.

The goals of CPA are to create miniature paintings of excellence and to share the renewal of the ancient art of miniaturism with the world. Swing King is a perfect example of how joyful some miniatures can be.



“SKETCH FOR SURVIVAL”
A REAL TIME ONLINE WILDLIFE ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT
ENDANGERED SPECIES AROUND THE WORLD
WILL BE CLOSING ON NOVEMBER 22, 2020
 

 
In its forth year, Sketch for Survival 2020 is a conservation campaign organized by the registered UK charity, Real World Conservation Trust, to raise funds through an online auction for conservation charities that are pivotal in the battle to protect imperiled animals. All profits from the sale of the artwork will be gifted to this year’s beneficiaries: Animals Asia, Community Scout Patrols-Conservation Lower Zambezi, Genomics Project -- Central Africa.

The SFS auction, consisting of a remarkable collection of 200 original artworks and sketches, is live and open for bidding. The works, in two categories have all been donated by the professional art community as well as by celebrities and world explorers. The young wallaby “Healing” (pictured) is Linda’s contribution to this year’s event.

You don’t have to register to view the artwork, but if you come across a piece, or pieces you’d like to own, all you have to do is register, make your bid, and then track the bidding activity by refreshing the page on your selection(s). The closing date, Sunday, November 22nd, 3:00 New York time zone / 19:00 hours UK will be the most active day since everyone wants to be sure they have the winning bid. Your generosity and support of this most important auction is vital for its success. Thank you.



THIRD PLACE— SEPTEMBER 2020
Mountainside Art Guild, Lakewood Arts Gallery, Lakewood, CO
 

Golden Boy has done it again! Mountainside Art Guild 2020 Miniature Art Show, recently awarded Linda a Third Place award for her miniature portrait of a striking orange tabby.

Lakewood Arts Gallery welcomed Mountainside Art Guild’s annual miniatures and small works exhibition to their gallery during the month of September. Evident by their 16th year, this miniature show is a favorite destination for residents and visitors alike. Just west of Denver, the gallery is located in Colorado’s Certified Creative District.


Judged by Darcie Kurtak, an award-winning German artist who specializes in oil and pastel landscape themes, this year’s miniature show featured the work of miniaturists of national acclaim, as well as artists from in and around the Denver area. Golden Boy, captured the hearts of everyone who flocked to the gallery’s exhibition. Check out this Exhibition for yourself online!



“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.


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