Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wildflower Art on Display in San Antonio

Linda’s wildflower paintings have a new venue in the Stone Oak area north of San Antonio as of last week. Taco Cantina is a newly opened, family friendly restaurant located in the Village at Stone Oak, just off from Stone Oak Parkway and 281. They had their Grand Opening last week and Linda was invited to hang several of her wildflower paintings. The art ranges in size from 30x 40 inches all the way down to some of her 8 inch squares in some of the narrow areas. The art has helped to create a very festive and colorful atmosphere.

Troy and Marisa Fulmer, owners of the 20nine Restaurant and Wine Bar at the Quarry, have created another wonderful dining experience. Linda and I dined there last Sunday while enjoying a rare play day in San Antonio. The service was excellent and the food was creative and tasty. Linda had the Pepita Chicken and I had the Venison Picadillo. Both were very good but at the end of the day we both liked the Pepita Chicken more. This dish is a pumpkin seed crusted boneless chicken breast, pan fried and served with a salsa verde and jalapeno crema. I am not a big fan of pumpkin seed, but, man, this dish was a great flavor sensation.

The venison dish uses ground venison and wild hog braised with potato, roasted poblano and tomato served with queso Oaxaca and fresh avocado. I truly enjoyed it and thought I had chosen a great dish until I tried Linda’s chicken. We like to order different things from the menu so we can share and explore at the same time. There are several more items on the menu we both want to try so we will have to allow for another play day sooner than later.

We hung most of Linda’s wildflower artwork early last week before they were actually open. This terrific new venue shows off both the Contemporary Wildflowers and well as her newer Summer of Luv series of wildflower paintings.

We are planning a “meet the artist” reception with a date to be announced later. Linda will be hanging until late May so we would like to invite you to come by and have a bite and look over her artwork, especially if you don’t get out of San Antonio much, because Linda’s wildflowers are more often on display in Austin.

Taco Cantina is planning to have a happy hour that will be from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. They have an extensive selection of tequilas and Mexican beers and the margaritas and beers will have special pricing during that time. They are open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. For directions or more info go to Taco Cantina.

This is David filling in for Linda as she is busy trying to keep up with all the other requests for her time. As always we would love to have you visit our website at Casa De Linda or join our e-news to keep up with all the wildflower happenings as it looks like it going to be a very busy spring for Linda.

UPDATE 4-1-09 Unfortunately Taco Cantina is closed as of March 26th and we no longer are exhibiting Linda's wildflower artwork there.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Artist Marketing Seminars

I've had so many fellow artists ask me about offering classes on marketing, PR and licensing. And the time has come! I've schedule the first of my mini seminars for early March. The first half-day seminar is titled "Marketing and PR for Artists" and will be held in my New Braunfels, Texas, studio on Sunday, March 1 from 12-5 p.m. and again on Wednesday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can download my flyer for more information, or e-mail me at linda@casadelinda. com. The New Braunfels location is convenient for Central Texas artists. If you are not in the area but would like to study with me, I'm also booking these seminars for art leagues and other groups who would like to host me. Please let me know if you are interested.