Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wein and Saengerfest New Braunfels 2009

UPDATE 4-29-09 Wein and Saengerfest HAS BEEN CANCELED
Fine wine and fine art are an excellent pairing. But many folks still think of France when they hear the words fine wine and we all know the fine art that has been produced there over the centuries. Texas, however, is becoming better known for both its fine wines and talented artists. The original artwork above, appropriately named “Wine Soaked Meadow”, celebrates the wildflowers and the wines of the Texas Hill Country

Yes, it's time to check out the new offerings of Texas wine and what better way to do so than spending the afternoon at Wein and Saengerfest. This all-day celebration of the grape in downtown New Braunfels, Texas, is being held on Saturday May 2, 2009. The official hours are from 12 noon to 10 p.m. There will be wine tasting, wine seminars, grape stomping, food booths and local artisans offering their latest creations. Live music and street dance under stars will be featured in the main plaza. This is a family friendly festival and there's even free art and craft activities for kids in the upstairs of the New Braunfels Art League Gallery at 239 W. San Antonio.

If that's not enough, we are having our own celebration as well. Casa De Linda Art Studio and Gallery is celebrating its 5th anniversary with an Open House and Studio Sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 1-3). Our studio is located above the New Braunfels Art League Gallery. So if you are thinking of coming to the Wein and Saengerfest, plan to come upstairs (or take the elevator) to the second floor at the NBAL Gallery and check out all the wildflower paintings and art-related gift items. Yes “Wine Soaked Meadow” is one of the featured paintings that will be for sale. Our Open House hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Wine, wildflower art, great specials and that's the way we do it in Texas!

Monday, April 13, 2009


I have a very busy week ahead at the Casa de Linda Art Studio in New Braunfels Texas! In addition to my regular painting classes and some special workshops already underway, I'll be starting a 5-week EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING CLASS FOR ADULTS on Friday. I still have openings so if you are interested, contact me. We'll be doing some mixed media, playing with palette knives, learning new techniques and more! Great for beginners or if you are in a rut and need to break out. Space is limited!

On Sunday, April 19, I'll be offering my Seminar I: MARKETING AND PR FOR ARTISTS from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at my New Braunfels studio.

Here are some comments from artists who attended my last seminar:

"This seminar was extremely helpful to know where to go to get help" -Pam P.

"Linda is extremely well informed on marketing, drawing on her wealth of experience in the marketing arena and as an artist. Well done!" -Lotus M.

"Linda has such a tremendous background in journalism and marketing and add this to her expanding art career, this is a seminar that can jump start your art careen or give yourself a realty check to improve your marketing skills. You leave with strategies that have worked for Linda and can work for you." - Wendy Z.

What can you expect on Sunday, April 19?
Artists will explore writing a marketing plan; receive templates for creating press releases; learn when, how and where to pitch themselves to the media; get tips on creating "buzz" and getting free publicity; receive information on domain registration and web hosting; learn how to make the most of "social networking;" examine opportunities for creating multiple streams of income from their art; and more!

The fee is $75 for five and a half hours packed full of information and a ton of handouts to take home. HOWEVER, I'm offering a one-time special on April's seminar. Sign up and pay ONLY $35! That's $40 off the regular price. I will never again offer this seminar at this ridiculously low price! Space is limited. Save your seat today! Contact me today to sign up and take your art business to the next level!

By the way, soon, I will be offering Seminar II: "LICENSING FOR ARTISTS." To sign up for that seminar, you need to first take Seminar I, "Marketing and PR for Artists."

I am also booking my marketing seminars with outside groups and associations. Please contact me if you'd like information on having me set up a seminar in your area.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


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Summer is around the corner and at Casa de Linda Art Studio that means that our Summer Art Camps for ages 5 through 13 are open for registration! We've have added several new topics and brought back popular camps from the past for a fun-filled Summer 2009 Art Camp program New Braunfels Texas studio this year! More information is posted at our website plus a pdf brochure ready to download that includes a full listing, prices and a registration form.

Casa de Linda Summer Art Camps are divided into two age groups. Camps for younger kids ages 5-9 are held in the mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Topics for Summer 2009 include: Prehistoric Times; Tropical Safari; Hurrah for Horses; Circus, Circus; and Pets Are Our Pals. Children ages 8 to 13 may sign up for the afternoon camps, 1-3 p.m. This summer will feature: Ready, Set, Draw!; Painting-Experiments with Color; Art in 3-D-Real & Not; Painting-Sunsets & Still Life; and Girl Power!

This will be the 5th anniversary for my Summer Art Camp program. And this May will mark the 5th anniversary for the Casa de Linda Art Studio and Gallery as well! I'll be posting more information on this later but you might want to "save the dates" of May 1-3 and plan to drop the studio to help us celebrate our 5th anniversary!