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HONORABLE MENTION - November 2014
Chambersburg Council for the Arts, Chambersburg, PA
 

This was the 30th Anniversary for the Chambersburg
Council for the Arts Miniature show. Over 300 pieces
from 87 artists were submitted, which made the judge's
selection process very difficult. With the jewel-like
qualities of almost each and every piece, singling out
the award winners was surely an overwhelming task.
The winners have been named and Linda's painting
Fire & Ice was honored with an Honorable Mention.



Linda Rossin, Awards Judge for MPSGS - October/November 2014
Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington DC


MPSGS awards judge, Linda Rossin, examines table after table of 750+ little jewel-like works of art; all competing for just 56 awards.

“Judging any art show is an arduous process, but selecting a handful of award winners from a plethora of exquisitely executed pieces is truly daunting. While examining each work I first looked at emotional impact, then honed in on composition, drawing ability, skill in handling the media, values, color theory, creativity, anatomy, perspective, and then overall presentation. Although many pieces displayed expertise in all, or most of the above criteria, there were those
that went beyond and delivered even more.

“It was an honor and privilege to serve as the MPSGS awards judge for 2014.
My congratulations to the award winners and all participating artists who made
my job exceedingly difficult. Bravo!” LR



BEST FOR ACRYLIC PAINTING - October 2014
Cider Painters of America, Kingston, PA
 

A new venue was selected for this years show: Mainstreet
Gallery in Kingston, PA. This is the first time this gallery
has hosted a miniature art show, and they did a superb job.
The opening reception was buzzing with conversation and
admiration for the big talent of small art, showcased within
special display cases that lined the walls. The opening
reception included hors d’oeuvres, cider of course, and an
awards ceremony. Although Linda couldn’t attend, she
was thrilled to learn that she had won the Best for Acrylic
Painting award for Heartland.


SECOND PLACE FOR ACRYLIC - October 2014
Fells Point Gallery, Baltimore, MD
 

When an artist submits their work to a show that offers
awards in various categories, they have no idea who,
or what they are competing against. Media categories
are customarily the largest, and oils and acrylics are at
the top of the charts. To receive recognition within these
groupings is always an honor because the competition
is often quite stiff. Congratulations to Linda for her
Second Place for Acrylic award for Cocktail Hour!



BEST OF SHOW - September 2014
Mountainside Art Guild, Golden, CO
 

Canyon Gold did it again and walked away
with another Best of Show award, but this time
at Mountainside Art Guild’s 10th Annual
Miniature Show.


AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - August 2014
Society of Animal Artists, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO


  
A huge congratulations is in order. Linda’s painting Sun Bathers was selected as
an
Award of Excellence winner by the award judges at the opening of the SAA’s 54th
Annual Exhibition at The Wildlife Experience in Parker, Colorado.

This was truly a monumental moment for Linda to have received this recognition for
a miniature painting from among almost all large-scale paintings and sculptures. The
Award of Excellence is the highest honor presented by the Society of Animal Artists,
and by winning this coveted award Linda has now joined an elite group of her peers.



MERIT AWARD - July 2014
Heartland Art Guild, Paola, KS
 

When a judge is asked to determine the award winners at a
show, they must put their personal preferences aside and look
at the artwork with a judges eye. Is there a strong composition?
Are the colors clean? Are the values correct? Is the perspective
accurate? Is the medium executed well? Does the work pull the
viewer in? These are just a few examples of what a judge must
look for when choosing the winners. Garden of Dreams filled all
the criteria of the above and was awarded a Merit Award at
Heartland Art Guild’s Annual Juried Miniature Art Show.



BEST ACRYLIC PAINTING - June 2014
Artistic Designs Gallery, Brownsburg, IN
 

Acrylic paint can be very difficult to work with because it dries
so quickly, and not every mini artist can control edges or color as
well as Linda Rossin. This painting may be quite small, but it was
the overall impact of the subject and presentation, plus the use of
her masterly strokes that determined Rama-lama-ding-dong as
the Best Acrylic Painting in the show!



WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN ARTIST - June 2014

“In June I spoke to 5th and 6th graders at one of our local elementary schools on what it means to be an artist and the
important roll education plays in what I do. The invitation came from all of the newspaper coverage I received for creating
the Commemorative Egg for the First Lady, and the school felt this was a perfect opportunity to introduce their children to
art and literacy.

“My web page, showing the egg’s development, was projected on large screens so every child could easily see how I went about
designing and painting this very special egg. The children were full of questions, and I was very impressed, not only by what was
asked, but by their attentiveness to what I had to say as to how I go about acquiring various reference material for my paintings.

"I had hoped that I inspired at least a couple of students to work hard and apply their education to their dreams. Never did I expect
these children to take the time to write down how much it meant to them that I made room in my busy schedule to visit their
classrooms to talk about what I do. The outpouring of creative handmade cards filled with expressions of appreciation for sharing
my knowledge, talent and time, was incredibly moving. So what does it mean to be an artist? It means touching someone’s heart
with something that you’ve done. This time it was my turn to be touched.” LR



BEST OF SHOW & HONORABLE MENTION - May 2014
Prairie Winds Art Center, Grand Island, NB

It goes without saying that it is truly an honor to be recognized twice at a singular event. Many shows only allow one award per artist, so it always comes as a big surprise when Linda hears that two of her paintings were selected for awards. BEST OF SHOW went to Hero Worship, little green frog, and You Didn’t Hear It From Me, prairie dogs received an HONORABLE MENTION.


^ You Didn’t Hear It From Me
   Honorable Mention

< Hero Worship
   Best of Show



BEST OF SHOW AWARD - May 2014
Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA
 

The 22nd Annual Miniature Show
was in full swing at the Parklane
Gallery in Kirkland, WA during the
month of May. With over 500 tiny
works on display all competing for
awards, it truly was an honor for
Linda to receive BEST OF SHOW
for her painting Canyon Gold.



BEST ACRYLIC PAINTING - May 2014
Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
 

Season of Plenty was once again recognized with an
award, only this time it was received at Seaside Art
Gallery’s 23rd International Miniature Art Show.


LINDA ROSSIN CREATES THE
FIRST LADY COMMEMORATIVE EGG - APRIL 2014
The White House, Washington, DC)

Earlier this year The American Egg Board honored Linda with an invitation to create the First Lady Commemorative Easter Egg. Although the Annual Egg Roll has been around for 136 years, the time-honored tradition of a First Lady Egg has only been in existence for the past 37 years. For obvious reasons Linda’s creation had to be done using an actual chicken egg, but the design was totally up to her. Knowing this was to be the first “painted” egg Mrs. Obama was to receive, she wanted to do something that tied into the day’s festivities of the Egg Roll held on the White House’s South Lawn. Although there appears to be four different scenes, they flow into one another and become one as the shell is turned. The elegant base on which the egg rests was also designed and constructed by Linda.

This very special egg was presented to First Lady Michelle Obama at the Annual Easter Egg Roll by Joanne Ivy, President and CEO of the American Egg Board on April 21, 2014. President Obama also attended the presentation.

 


 

TWO AWARDS AT ONE SHOW - March 2014
Northern California Society of Arts in Miniature, Mariposa, CA

The Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniatures in Mariposa show was hosted by the Sierra Artist’s Gallery where hundreds of little works were on display and for sale. This show is one of the gallery’s highlights of the year and a favorite of visitors and residents alike. Linda was overjoyed when she learned that two of her miniatures had received awards at this annual event. FIRST PLACE FOR ANIMALS went to Temporary Quarters, horse and SECOND PLACE FOR ANIMALS went to You Didn’t Hear It From Me, prairie dogs.


^ You Didn’t Hear It From Me
   2nd for Animals

< Temporary Quarters
   1st for Animals


TWO MAJOR AWARDS - JANUARY 2014
Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF)

When an artist has all five of their submissions accepted into MASF's annual exhibition, and one
receives First Place in a category, all paintings then become eligible to compete for the Excellence
in All Entries award.

Linda is very proud to announce she received First Place for Birds & Animals for Abbee (white cat),
and was then honored with Excellence in All Entries for her collection of works.

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