Saturday, May 31, 2008

IN THE NEWS -- Feature on Canyon Lake home includes some of my wildflowers!

Wanted to mention, and link, a feature that ran in the San Antonio Express-News on May 17. The article is about the lovely Canyon Lake Texas hilltop home of Armando and Beverly Garcia. If you look at the photos and read the story you'll see six of my wildflower paintings! Click here to check it out!

Blazing Gavels auction, classes


I like to support worthy causes and KLRN, the San Antonio PBS station, is just that. For the second year, I'm participating in the KLRN Blazing Gavels auction. This year, I'm donating 10 gift certificates, each good for $75 toward a purchase of art or toward art classes/camps at my studio in downtown New Braunfels. They will be auctioned as part of the "one-a-day" promo. Be sure to tune in June 12-21. Click here to read more about the auction and even bid online!


After a short break, I'm ready to start up my classes again. Plus my summer art camps start this coming week as well. I offer a wide range of classes and camps. Here's a news release with more info:

Casa de Linda announces summer art camps, class schedule

Ten new art camps with themes ranging from “Prehistoric Times” to “A World of Design” will be offered at the Casa de Linda Art Studio this summer. Taught by local artist Linda Calvert Jacobson, the week-long day camps will start the first week of June and continue through mid-August.

Jacobson started teaching acrylic painting for children and adults at the New Braunfels Art League in 2003. The following year, she rented a studio space above the NBAL Gallery and began offering summer art camps, in addition to her year around painting classes. She also offers drawing and experimental painting classes.

“Each year I try to offer something new and exciting for my students to experience. I’m really proud of the new projects and topics and I’ve come up with for this summer,” Jacobson says.

Five different art camps are designed for ages 5-9 and for ages 8-13. At the end of each camp, students are awarded a certificate of completion.

This summer, children ages 5-9 can choose from topics such as “In the Garden,” “Down by the Sea,” Let’s Get Buggy,” “Tropical Safari,” and “Prehistoric Times.” Each camp will include drawing assignments in preparation for projects, which range from painting to paper maché. Camps for this age groups are held Monday-Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Art camps for children ages 8-13 are planned according to different mediums with each camp including a discussion of famous artists as it relates to the topic. Camps are held Mondays-Thursdays, from 1-3 p.m. with weekly topics that include: “Ready, Set, Draw!,” “Painting - Land and Sea,” “Painting - Experimenting with Color,” “Art in 3-D” and “A World of Design.”

In addition to the week-long art camps for ages 5-13, Jacobson will be offering special 2-week art camps for ages 13-adult this summer. “You can Draw” is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays, June 9, 13, 16 and 18, from 4-6 p.m. “Experimental Painting Techniques” will be held on July 7, 9, 14 and 16, also from 4-6 p.m.

Jacobson’s ongoing acrylic painting classes will also continue during the summer with the addition of a Tuesday evening class for adults and Saturday classes for ages 10 and up.

“The camps for ages 13-adult and the painting classes for ages 10-adult offer a great opportunity for a parent or grandparent to take the class with a special young person in their life,” Jacobson says. “I’ve had had father/daughter combinations, step mothers with step daughters, and even big sis and little brother. It’s a wonderful way to bond while having a good time learning something new.”

Registration is currently underway. Seating is limited to six students in the painting classes and no more than eight students in the camps. Fees vary. For a full brochure and registration form, contact Jacobson at 830-624-5302 or e-mail

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Back from NYC and FL

Thought I had better take a few minutes this morning to blog. I'm posting a couple of photos from my recent trip.


One photo is a shot of yours truly in the Casa de Linda Fine Art Licensing booth at Surtex, May 18-20. This was our third trip to the Big Apple but the first time to exhibit at Surtex. I was also representing 7 other artists at the show this year.


The other photo shows me with Danielle Lanteigne, owner of Leche-Vitrines Art Alliance in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Leche-Vitrines is handling my work for the Florida market and made an appearance there for an artist talk on May 22. Click here for more information on this wonderful contemporary art gallery.


So after the whirlwind, 8-day trip, we are back at home. I'm following up on leads from the show and preparing for summer art camps and classes (if you are in the and would like a brochure, please e-mail me at A nice little surprise when I got article ran in the San Antonio Express-News featuring the home of one of my collectors, Armando and Beverly Garcia. You can read it and see photos at this link.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

"Orphan Works" legislation

Many of us in the art community are very concerned over some possible changes to the US Copyright laws. Bills in the House and the Senate are being considered and, should either pass, the result could have far-reaching implications for anyone who creates artwork. If you are interested in learning more, here are some links:

Tammy L. Browning-Smith, J.D., LL.M
(An attorney who practices intellectual property law)

Interview with Brad Holland, Illustrator's Partnership
(Very insightful!)

Brenda Pinnick's Blog
(Brenda is one of many licensed artists fighting the legislation)

Monday, May 05, 2008


Dear Friends,

Since I didn't get to post much last month, I thought I'd take a few minutes to update you on some the happenings in my life-as-an-artist. This past Friday and Saturday I celebrated the fourth anniversary for my Casa de Linda Art Studio and Gallery in New Braunfels. Had a wonderful Open House, meeting many new folks who were in town for the Texas HOG Rally (that's Harley Owners Group) and for Wein & Saengerfest. Also saw many "old" friends as well. On Sunday I spent a good part of the day packing up art and planning for my upcoming trip, as you'll read below. So here are some highlights for May...


I'm having a one-woman exhibit of my work during the merry month of May at a fab eatery in Austin, Texas...Kerbey Lane Cafe. This will be the South Lamar location. I'll be hanging at least 15 paintings of various sizes. So if you are in Austin, please drop in to see my work on display and enjoy some great food, too!


On May 15 we (that being me and my hubby, David) will be heading to New York City for our third visit and for our third participation in an art licensing trade show. This time we'll be exhibiting in a booth at Surtex. This is a huge trade show, drawing folks from all over the world who are looking for new and exciting art for products. In additional to repping my own work, I'll also be there representing 7 other artists in my booth, Casa de Linda Fine Art (booth #2531, in case you are interested).


And speaking of licensing my wildflower art, I'm happy to announce my latest deal. Three of my paintings have been picked for a line of collector watches that will be sold on UK TV starting in July. I'm one of three international artists to be featured! I've had some great press on this deal, including a write-up on


Another bit of news...I've signed with Leche-Vitrines, an art gallery in Ft. Lauderdale. I'll be making an appearance there on May 22, on our way back for NYC. If you are in Southern Florida, be sure to stop in and see my work on exhibit at Leche-Vitrine.


After the whirlwind trip, we'll be back in Texas by the end of May and I'll be ready to hit the ground running with a full schedule of Summer Art Camps for ages 5 and up and Painting classes for ages 10 and up.

Thanks for reading!