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.
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
International Plein Air Painters >
- International Great Worldwide Paint Out
International Plein Air Painters is a blanket organization created for the sole purpose of advancing the execution and enjoyment of plein air painting without the restrictions and limitations of borders or regions. Membership is restricted to plein air painters, those serious to learn about plein air painting and those who wish to be benefactors advancing the plein air movement.
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 .
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
530 BURNS GALLERY ANNOUNCES ART EXHIBITION FEATURING SARASOTA-BASED ARTIST LINDA RICHICHI
“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.
530 Burns Gallery | 530 Burns Ln. Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-951-0620