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Tricks and Treats Free Demo on Oct. 27th in Sarasota

Learn some tricks and try some new treats in the pastel arena.

Come see a free Pastel Painting demo by Linda

at the Art & Frame Store

1055 So. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

Oct. 27th. 11- 12:30

Learn some new tricks that Linda picked up at the

Pastel Society of America when exhibiting in NYC this past Sept.

Try for yourself new papers and the Color & Energy set of pastels colors.

See how Linda mixes the pastels to create more colors while

watching a free demo.

Don’t miss it.

Learn to lay down color and leave it alone without blending.

Learn to lay down color and leave it alone without blending.

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to Sep 8

Worldwide Paint Out-

Sept. 7th   Watch a free pastel demo by Linda Richichi from 9am - 11am at the beach on Bayfront Drive or paint along during the Worldwide Paint Out. 

 (At Ringling & South Gulfstream Ave, go toward City Island and park in the parking lot on the far left side. Meet at the beach looking at O’Leary’s Tiki bar).

Sept. 8th  Worldwide Paintout, all are welcome to paint or watch. Bring your paints and join the group. Stay for a group photo at the end to be posted on the International Plein Air Painters Website.   Bayfront Dr . Sarasota, FL 34236  Questions? Call/text Linda Richichi 845 527-1146 

(Meet at the parking lot all the way to the left of the entrances to City Island. We will be at the small beach where the row boats are looking at O'Leary's Tiki Bar which is at 5 Bayfront Drive. Do not walk all the way to O’Leary’s, stay by the parking lot to the left. )

Ask Linda for more details. Contact 


Read more about the International Plein Air Painters, the group responsible for organizing this worldwide event. Click here

Linda Richichi and Maura Casorio painting on Saturday, Sept. 8th.

Linda Richichi and Maura Casorio painting on Saturday, Sept. 8th.

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Enduring Brilliance Exhibit in NYC

A pastel by Linda has been accepted out of over a thousand entries to be included in the 46th Annual Enduring Brilliance exhibit at The National Arts Club on 15 Gramercy Park South, NYC, NY from Sept. 4- Sept. 29th.  

Call in advance to verify the gallery is open. 212.475.3424 .

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to Aug 23

Solo Exhibit at 530 Burns Gallery



“Summer Solo: Linda Richichi” Exhibition Opening Reception Friday, August 10, 6-8PM

Linda Richichi combines the logical and emotional mind, where details and realism collide with color and abstraction. This exhibition presents pastel and “plein-air” paintings by Sarasota-based artist Linda Richichi. This body of work features skies, seas, and frields from scenes around Sarasota and recent travels. In addition to these small works, the show presents two large works that were directly inspired by her plein-air studies. This exhibition highlights not only Linda’s technical skill, but also her imaginative reinvention what is in front of the eye, leaving some areas abstracted and careful attention to the use of color. 530 Burns Gallery will have an opening reception on Friday, August 10 from 6-8PM, and Linda will give a “plein-air” painting demo from 6-6:30PM underneath the Banyan tree between 530 Burns Gallery and Owen’s Fish Camp.

After graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from SUNY,  Richichi received a scholarship from the Pastel Society of America to attend the Art Students League in New York City.  Linda quickly found national acclaim as a portrait painter, but in 2001 she felt a calling for the wild. She turned to Plein Air painting, as she found that Mother Nature was the healing energy she need to recover from deeply resonating personal loss. Linda is a current member of the Oil Painters of America and a signature member of the California Plein Air Painters, NY and International Plein Air Painters.

Richichi was recently honored with  a Signature Set of Linda Richichi  "Color and Energy" Pastels from Jack Richeson Company. The set contains 80 pastels and local business Art and Frame describes the set: “the full spectrum of color flows over all of nature and this set is designed to give you vibrant pigments to capture this energy.” This has contributed to a fervent rediscovery of her passion for the medium, and she continues to explore its possibilities. Richichi also enjoys using pastel because its pigment remains true, creating a lasting bond between the space in which she paints and the paper.

For more information on Linda Richichi and the exhibition, visit www.530burnsgallery.com.  



Molly Lindberg

530 Burns Gallery | 530 Burns Ln. Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-951-0620



Fire and Water  11" x 14". Pastel 

Fire and Water  11" x 14". Pastel 

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to Feb 28

E X P A N S E exhibit at 530 Burns Gallery

Tangerine Sky Diptych  30" x 60" x 2"  Oil on Ampersand Panels

Tangerine Sky Diptych  30" x 60" x 2"  Oil on Ampersand Panels

“E X P A N S E: Linda Richichi” will feature fine oil paintings by Sarasota’s Linda Richichi. The exhibition’s opening reception is Friday, February 9 from 6 to 9 pm with an artist meet and greet.

E X P A N S E is an in-depth look into the newest oil paintings by Linda Richichi. This exhibition will feature Richichi’s plein air paintings of Sarasota’s most awe-inspiring scenes. Working from her own paintings and studies in situ rather than photographs, Richichi’s larger works draw from the energy, color, and spirit of the landscape. Expanding and pushing the boundaries of classic plein air painting, Richichi crops specific elements of nature as a subject matter — sunlight dancing across clouds or waves calmly crashing against the sand. While remaining representational, these works are abstracted, and the focuses shifts to Richichi’s brilliant eye for color eye, playful brushstrokes, and texture from the palette knife.

After moving to Sarasota about three years ago and joining the 530 Burns Gallery roster of talented artists, Richichi has quickly become one of the gallery’s most sought-after artists and has spent the past two summers as the Gallery’s Artist in Residence. She is a current member of the Oil Painters of America and a signature member of the California Plein Air Painters, NY and International Plein Air Painters. Notably, in 2012, Richichi was voted as National Best Intuitive Artist from About.com (then a NY Times company).

Richichi feels she was always supposed to live in sunny Sarasota. Her commission work dazzles each client, as they receive the energy and spirit of a scene they love and cherish. Any piece by Richichi captures her delightful demnor and the free-spirit of each brushstroke.
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