Wednesday, November 29, 2006

New wildflower paintings premiere at Open House

I'm so excited to announce that I'll have two NEW wildflower paintings on exhibit at my Open House that kicks off Thursday evening. Both have deep red backgrounds with assorted wildflowers, much like their larger cousins, NATURE'S HEART AND SOUL and RED HOT PASSION. But they are smaller. One is 24 X 30 and the other 18 X 24 (both are on 1.5 inch thick gallery wrap canvas). They are so new that I have yet to title or photograph them. And I won't be varnishing them for at least 2 more weeks. But they will be ready in time for Christmas gifting.

Our hardest cold front of the season is blowing in Thursday morning. I'll understand if folks decide to stay home. But I will be in my gallery/studio all week giving my collectors and friends ample opportunities to come see me and my work.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Holiday Open House and Art Sale

I've been working on getting ready for my annual Holiday Open House and Art Sale at my gallery/studio in downtown New Braunfels, Texas (upstairs at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery). I've sent out the invitations, both snail-mail and e-vites, placed some newspapter ads locally and am even running a banner ad on This will be a special event and I hope YOU are planning to come and bring your friends. The opening reception is Thursday, Nov. 30, from 5-8 p.m. Then my gallery/studio will be open every day Dec. 1-Dec. 7, closing after Wassailfest. I'll be open the same hours as the gallery below me, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Sat and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition to a great exhibit of my wildflowers and other works, I'll be offering some great prices with discounts ranging from 10-50 percent off on select works of art.

I'll also be registering students for my acrylic painting classes (ages 10 through adult) starting up again in January. In addition to gift certificates, I'll have beginner painting supply kits on hand just in time to wrap up and put under the Christmas tree.

Downtown New Braunfels is especially lovely this time of year. We have a plaza in the center of town that is aglow with Christmas lights. Just wonderful! And if you want to enjoy even more lights, plan to visit Santa's Ranch, located on I-35 just north of New Braunfels. I've had the pleasure of being their PR person for a few years now. Even if I weren't, I'd still encourage you to check it out! 1.5 million lights, wow!

Come celebrate the holidays in downtown New Braunfels and at Casa de Linda Art Gallery and Studio!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Highlight in the Incarnate Word Alum mag

My Fall 2006 issue of The Word, the magazine for Incarnate Word alumni, came in the mail today. I earned my BA at the college, located in the heart of San Antonio, in 1990. (Now it's the University of the Incarnate Word.) Under "class notes" on page 40 is a little feature and photo about my trip to the International Licensing Show last June. How exciting! Of course, my old classmates and teachers might not know me by the name they published with the article (I was Linda Calvert back then and have reverted to using my full name, Linda Calvert Jacobson, as an artist). You can even view the publication online (click here to go to the page with my mention).

Be sure to mark your calendar, Nov. 30-Dec. 7, and if you are in the area plan to drop in for my Holiday Open House and Art Sale! Opening reception is Thursday, Nov. 30, 5-8 p.m. Open every day through Dec. 7. Closing reception is that night. Hope you can come!

And don't forget to visit my website if you haven't recently.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Monday musings

What a weekend! The fine arts show in San Antonio was wonderful. First year so the crowds were not thick but the quality of the work on display was amazing. The organizers (San Antonio Watercolor Group) did well! Saw some friends from my invite list, which was wonderful. I do appreciate their support! Most exciting news is that one of my large wildflowers, CARAMEL SKY, now has a new home in Alamo Heights, a city-within-a-city in San Antonio. It's hanging above a fireplace mantel. Meanwhile, two of my paintings hanging in the New Braunfels Art League Gallery went home with a new owner yesterday and will now reside in a condo on South Padre Island! RED HOT PASSION, which was in the Artoberfest Show, and LATE SPRING BOUQUET, from my palette knife series, were both purchased. Like I said, what a weekend! I am always so honored when my work becomes part of someone's collection and I know it'll brighten their homes and lives.
Supposedly I can move back into my studio today. Hope to do so as I have classes starting back at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday). Going to be a very busy week!
If you haven't already done so, please visit my website, I've recently had it redesigned.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Fine Art Show this Saturday

It's been a busy week! The building where I rent my studio in downtown New Braunfels is undergoing renovations and they started on the upstairs this week. This includes my studio space so I had to strip it down for painting. So no classes this week. But it will be so wonderful once it's all done and I'll have it all put back together in time for my Holiday Open House on Nov. 30.
In the meantime, I'm setting up tomorrow for a Fine Art Show at the Garden Center in San Antonio. It's an indoor show so even if it does rain, the show will go on. If you are in SA, please come! It's at the Garden Center, which is located next to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens at 555 Funston. I'm posting a map from the SABOT website. The show is sponsored by the San Antonio Watercolor Group, but includes all media. The show is open on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
If you haven't made it by the New Braunfels Art League to view the Artoberfest Show, you have only a few weeks left. The show closes on Nov. 14.
And last but not least, just a reminder that the New Braunfels' salute to sausage, Wurstfest, opens tomorrow, Friday. Tons of fun and tons of sausage! It'll even be featured on Good Morning America on ABC in the morning!