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BEST OIL/ACRYLIC AWARD - MAY 2022
SEASIDE ART GALLERY INTERNATIONAL MINIATURE ART SHOW, NAGS HEAD, NORTH CAROLINA
 

This year marked the 30th anniversary for Seaside Art Gallery’s annual miniature art show. Submissions came from across the United States and Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, and Australia, making a total of 350 tiny treasures that filled the walls of the gallery with their charm. For a judge to choose just 16 outstanding pieces for awards from this amount of entries is not an easy task. But Linda’s painting Pond Dweller was among the works selected for this honor and was presented with the Best Oil/Acrylic Award.



THIRD BEST IN SHOW - MARCH 2022
SPANISH MOSS 13TH JURIED MINIATURE FINE ARTS SHOW, MOBILE, ALABAMA
 

Imagine Linda’s surprise and delight when she was informed that her miniature Dune Walker, had been awarded Third Best in Show at the Spanish Moss Miniature Fine Arts Show, held in March in Mobile, Alabama. When entered in a miniature art show, miniature paintings are usually restricted to similarly small-sized mats and frames. AMAS’s Spanish Moss exhibition puts a new twist on the matter with its lack of frame restrictions, allowing for larger mats and frames to better spotlight the miniature paintings. Although the painting must be no larger than 25 square inches, the frame can measure up to 90 square inches.

When judging an art show, the quality, composition and use of the media is paramount: however, should there be a tie, judges will often consider the presentation of the entire package before the award is given. For this painting of a Mourning Dove ambling along the sands of a dune, Linda's frame choice reflects that of bleached driftwood. The mats mirror the warm sand and the dusty blue of the dove’s wings. Dune Walker may be tiny, but it's overall presentation is a big, bold and elegant award winner!


PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD, MINIATURES IN MARIPOSA — MARCH 2022
SIERRA ARTISTS GALLERY, MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA
 

When an artwork is judged as an award winner that’s one thing. But when the public has the opportunity to select their favorite piece in a show, it is the highest compliment an artist can receive. Butterfly Kisses was voted as the favorite by people who visited The Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniatures in Mariposa’s annual show.


The miniature painting depicts an endangered Monarch butterfly sipping nectar from a vibrant tithonia flower. Also known as a Mexican sunflower, tithonia thrive in the Southwest and during hot weather periods if planted in the North. This, along with the greenery of the piece makes it the perfect welcome to spring. The visiting public of Mariposa’s show must agree because it brought home the People’s Choice Award.



FIRST PLACE FOR INTERIOR OR STILL LIFE — JANUARY 2022
MINIATURE ART SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
 

Linda often paints images of movement, from vast landscapes with rippled water to animals with wind blowing through their fur. As a result, painting a still life for Linda is rare, so you can imagine her surprise when she learned she had won First Place for Interior or Still Life for Odd Man Out at the 47th Annual Show of the Miniature Art Society of Florida. This is one of the largest miniature shows in America where the number of artworks on display average in the 700s. This year there were 25 categories and 50 awards given. For Linda, to be among these prize winners was truly an honor indeed for a subject she seldom paints!

“This little painting came about when my husband walked into our kitchen with his mother’s old enamel colander filled with cucumbers and one tomato. I couldn't resist immediately setting things up on an antique drop leaf table in our hall where the light was gently illuminating its surface. Not quite knowing where to place the tomato I just put it down and walked away to retrieve my camera. When I returned I thought, hmmm, that tomato is the odd man out, hence this painting’s title.” LR


AMERICANA AWARD — NOVEMBER 2021
Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC
 

In November of 2021, MPSGS held their 88th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature at the beautiful Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. There are six top awards determined on each pieces ability to use creativity, the overall concept, execution, technique, and composition. Among these, one award honors the painting which best captures the American spirit. Linda was delighted to receive the Cider Painters of America Americana Award for her Flying High portrait of a majestic Bald Eagle.


In the words of judge, Carol Lee Thompson, “you can’t get more America than this.” Linda’s inspiration for the painting comes from her own backyard as she explains, “Our lake, Lake Hopatcong, is the largest freshwater body in New Jersey with 45 miles of shoreline. Over a period of the last ten years, at least four nesting pairs of Bald Eagles have moved in and these magnificent raptors often fish in my backyard. With an impressive wing span of 5 to 7 feet, eagles are truly a sight to behold.”



FIRST PLACE FOR ACRYLICS — NOVEMBER 2021
Cider Painters of America, Mainstreet Galleries, Kingston, PA
 


Due to scheduling issues, Linda was only able to enter one painting in Cider Painters of America 38th Annual International Exhibit of Miniature Fine Art. But sometimes all it takes is just one entry to be recognized as a prize winner. CPA has many categories for awards, but to receive “best” for any media is a top honor. When this year's judge was presented with all of the paintings in the acrylic category, the judge immediately gravitated to Linda’s Autumn in the Barrens. Linda's skillful and delicate handling of this often unyielding medium unquestionably deserved the Best of Acrylics award.



HONORABLE MENTION AWARD — OCTOBER 2021
Council For The Arts, Chambersburg, PA
 

The Council’s Miniature Art exhibition started in 1984 by gallery owner Becky Dietrich at “A Little Gallery” in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania. The annual exhibit was graciously passed onto the Council For The Arts in 1996 when its popularity caused it to outgrow its original gallery space. Since that time, the show has grown significantly with the number of submitting artists increasing each year. With 190 beautiful tiny works on display, from more than 300 entries, Linda feels quite honored to not only have had all of her submissions accepted, but doubly honored to have Swing King singled out for an Honorable Mention award.


AN AWARD OF MERIT — SEPTEMBER 2021
Mountainside Art Guild, Lakewood, CO
 

Being recognized for any award is always an honor, no matter how large or small a show may be. The number of prizes given are usually based on the size of an exhibition. In other words, the smaller the show, the fewer the awards. Mountainside Art Guild’s 17th annual miniature exhibition held at the Lakewoods Art Center, was one of the smaller shows with just 100 works juried in for display. So you can imagine the warm and fuzzy feeling Linda got when it was announced that out of only eight prizes, a Merit Award was given to I Love You Man.




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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