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I will be one of the 40 local artists participating in the Shoreline Art Trail. Now in it's 19th year, the Shoreline Art Trail and Open Studios Weekend is a great way to explore the shoreline's art community. Each year more than 40 artists from the towns of Branford, Guilford and Madison work together to present a two-day Open Studio event November 16-17..
Date:Saturday and Sunday November 16-17, 2019 10am - 4pm
Location: Academy on the Green, 200 Montowese Street, Branford, CT
Saturday September 21st we'll have an ALL Day - Open Studio/Open House Art Sale
In conjunction with the Fall Harvest Art Festival happening on the Branford Green. Stop in any time from 10am - to 6pm -light refreshments, wine and snacks in the afternoon, a live demo, art sales and social. If you happened to miss the June Opening now's a great time to check out the studio and the Branford Green with dozens of local artists and artisans, live music and food trucks.
Location: Linda S. Marino Art Studio Gallery, 183 Montowese Street, Branford, CT - in the Carriage House
We will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday September 18, 2019 from 3-4pm. As a new member of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce the chamber offers an official new business welcome. This is open to the public we will serve light refreshments and host a one hour social. Come and check out the studio. Learn about upcoming classes, workshops and artwork on display.
Date: Wednesday September 18, 2019
Time: 3pm - 4pm
Location: My studio/gallery, 183 Montowese Street, Suite G, Branford, CT
Linda S. Marino Art Studio Gallery is hosting an exhibit and sale of the works of John A Neff (1926-2017) a Signature member of the American Watercolor Society, a member of the Allied Artists of America, the American Society of Marine Artists and the Whiskey Painters of America.
A Connecticut artist, John was educated at the Whitney School of Art as well as the Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, and spent over 20 years in the commercial field after his WWII service. Over the span of his career ... read more.
Gallery hours are Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm, and by appointment. For further information, please call Linda at 203-444-5705 email us at Linda@LindaSMarinoart.com and visit www.LindaSMarinoArt.com to see John A. Neff’s works on display and for sale.
I will be showing 11 of my seascapes/waterscape paintings for the month of August 2019 at the Art Corridor - Yale New Haven Hospital on Chapel Street. 25% of the proceeds will go to the Yale Auxiliary Foundation
Date: August 1- August 29, 2019
Location: 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT
This year I'll be participating in the yearly celebration - Marina Day at the Branford Yacht Club. I be displaying a few of my new pieces and painting the event live. Stop in free to the public
Kid's Games,, touch the Branford Fire and Police boats, meet a real mermaid, face painting, salt water fly fishing demo, fly making demo, craft and art vendors, boating vendors, cooking demonstrations, Sound School touch tank, Take a Vet fishing,vintage wooden boats, food trucks and more -
Date: Saturday June 8, 2019
Location: Branford Yacht Club, 39 Goodsell Point Road Branford CT
Just moved into the carriage house at 183 Montowese Street in Branford, CT. The space is warm and inviting. Lots of natural light and plenty of room for teaching small classes. .
Location: 183 Montowese St, Suite G, Branford, CT
Open Studio Days: Saturday June 1- Sunday June 2, 2019
Time: Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12pm -4pm
Stop in any time during Open Studio hours to check out the new place. Classes will begin the first week in June -
The Art Lesson, Thimble Island, Branford, CT, oil, available
Come celebrate the beginning of the 2019 Spring Plein air painting season with 6 painters: Tom Adkins, Zufar Bikbov, Ellie Boyd, Lorraine Chapin, Linda Marino and Betty Ann Medeiros at the gallery show reception at Arts Escape.
Location: Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT
Show Date: Feb, 26- April 25, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, March 30th - 5:30-7:30pm
Open to the Public,
Delicious light catered appetizers, wine, and live Jazz with Michael O'Mara and Fred Kruge.
Cafe Alfresco Roma, acrylic, 24 x 24",
One of my recent works, Cafe Alfresco Roma was accepted in the Four Arts Shows - Market Place at the Lyme Art Association.
Location: Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT
Show Date: March 8-April 19, 2019
Reception Date: Sunday, March 17 - 2-4pm
Open to the Public,
Autumn Swing, acrylic, 30 x 40", framed available
Fundraiser Event for Arts Escape a nonprofit art organization in Southbury CT.
ART SHOW and GOLF TOURNAMENT Art Show –
Friday, September 28 – Monday, October 1st
Heritage Village Country Club in Southbury, CT
10 am – 4 pm
Featuring Original Works, Prints and cards by Art Escape Art Instructors and Invited Guests:
Rita Paradis, Linda Marino, Lorraine Chapin, Betty Ann Mederios, Zufar Bikbov, Robert Crawford and Ellie Boyd.
35'% of the art sales will go to funding Arts Escape programing.
for more info go to www.artsescape.org/site/events
Fundraiser dinner is on Monday night with live auction $50 per person.
Monday Oct 8- Saturday Nov 17, 2018
300 George Street
New Haven, CT
Art in the Hallway Gallery
I will be showing my work in acrylics along with Patty Meglio works in oil and Agnes Wnuk photography and watercolor.
Latest work on display for 6 weeks available for viewing during business hours Monday -Friday 8-5pm
All works are for sale - 10% of the Proceeds will go toward a local charity of your choice
I'm thrilled and excited to be accepted into this year's On the Green Show in Glastonbury!
My booth location is 34B - I will be showing and selling my latest works in acrylics and oils which includes, Connecticut scenes, plein air paintings, figurative work and pet portraits.
Hubbard Green, Glastonbury, CT
Show Date: Saturday September 8 - Sunday September 9, 2018
This show will include a variety of my recent work in oils and acrylics. I will include several new pieces that I've been busy creating since my trip from Italy in April! I'm really excited to share latest work -
"A Stroll in Rome with Ray and Ria"
oil, 24 x 36"
The show opens on June 5th and runs until July 5th.
The reception is open to the public and is on
Friday June 8th 4:00-5:30pm
Evergreen Woods Art Gallery/Exhibition
88 Notch Hill Road
North Branford, CT 06471
Click the link below to download the flyer
I'm very excited about teaching this upcoming FREE workshop at the Willoughby Wallace Library on Sunday March, 25th from 1-3pm.
It's a hand-on, introduction to sketchbook journaling workshop. We will start with the basics - materials, mark making and color mixing. I will guide you step by step on basic observation drawings and then adding color to our sketches.
Our focus will be on creating drawings from simple things found in the kitchen - using mostly colorful fruits and veggies, dishes and cups.
This workshop will help you build your drawing confidence while having a whole lot of fun. I absolute love drawing and creating in my sketchbook and I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to share my passion with others.
Designed for beginners in mind, however all levels are welcome and encourage to join in.
Creating art in a supportive community refreshes the soul.
You will need to bring your own watercolor sketchbook and a few supplies - pencil, fine Sharpee marker and small watercolor paint box. Some supplies will be included.
Date and Time: Sunday March 25, 1-3pm
Location: Willoughby Wallace Library
146 Thimbe Island Road, Branford, CT
Class size is limited: please call the Library to register-
Golden Radiance over Stony Creek Harbor, Branford, CT - Acrylics 36" x 48" on gallery wrapped canvas
Two of Maura Galante's monotype prints and collages
For the month of March I will be participating in at two person show with Maura Galante. Maura is a local printmaker and instructor at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven and teaches art at the Betsy Ross Magnet School. I'm so looking forward to our show together. Although our styles are completely different one common thread is our love for color. I will be including several new pieces which will include local scenes an still lifes.
Show Dates: March 4 - March 27, 2018
Reception Date: Sunday, March 11 4-6pm
light refreshments will be provided by my husband Chef Dean
Library and Gallery hours are:
Monday - Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library
146 Thimble Island Road
Branford, (Stony Creek) CT 06405
I will be participating in the Branford Land Trust Art Show this year. This is a wonderful way for local artists and local organizations to team up and provide a win-win event for both.
Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Location: Branford Land Trust Building
School Street, Branford, CT
"Cattails by the Creek"
8 x10" acrylics framed in silver frame
" End of an Autumn Day"
12 x 24" acrylics framed in a black frame with an inner gold trim
"As a new member to the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society I entered three pieces into the Annual Juried Members Exhibit and two of the three pieces were accepted!
The Show will be held at:
Southington Community Cultural Arts
93 Main Street
Show Dates: Dec 5- Dec 30, 2017
Reception and Demo on Saturday Dec 10 at 11am
for more information please go to CPAPS website
"In the Garden at Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT
oil, 12 x 16" on canvas
"Boats and Brews- Stony Creek Brewery Branford, CT -"
oil, 10 x 20" on canvas
For 3 weeks Wethersfield Academy of the Arts will hold a Small Works Members Show - I will have several small works on display and for sale.
There will be an Annual Members Holiday Party
December 16, 2017
If you are interested in finding more about WAA workshops and membership please go to their website
Pleased to announce that my piece Cabernet and Baguette was accepted into the Juried Art Show at the Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT!
Preview Reception and Silent Auction:
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7-10pm
Art Show Hours:
The library will have extended hours Tuesday & Wednesday during the Art Show
Monday and Thursday 10 am- 8pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 10am--7pm
Friday and Saturday 10am - 5pm
Special Chance Sunday- Sip a glass of wine and Stroll through the Art - Sunday December 10 - 3:30pm 5pm
2018 Wall Calendars will be arriving soon -
This year I decided to create a 12-month wall calendar with 12 images of my original artwork in oils and acrylics. It was challenging for me to choose a theme. I went back and forth trying to figure out which theme would work best, like just landscapes, or just seascapes... or perhaps just kitchen, food art. Well needless to say, I complied 4 different calendars... which just seemed... a little overwhelming... right now :) -
So, I scratch that idea and decided to mixed them all together to give you a fun, colorful compilation of 12 of my favorite works!
From a peaceful serene floral arrangement of lilies and tea to a rock'n lobster 4th of July feast., Or a sunset over the Connecticut shore to my husband Chef Dean cooking up a meal.
My hope is this calendar offers a vibrant and energetic "soul refresher" as we together experience the world around us through the lens of beauty though art.
The calendar measure 11 x 17 and is printed on heavy gloss stock. Trusting it will brighten any wall in your home, office or studio. Maybe these pieces will even inspire you to create! -
Or perhaps as a gift to an art lover on your shopping list!
I printed just a small limited quantity to start with, but if they sell out I would be happy.... actually ecstatic to order more!! With plenty of time for the holiday gift giving.
Each calendar will be packaged with care for safe arrival at your door.
$24. 95 which includes FREE Shipping anywhere in the USA!
(if shipped outside US - please send me an email with shipping address and I will figure out the shipping rate)
Thank you for being apart of my colorful and creative world!
Here's a listing of Upcoming Art Shows, Festivals and Marketplace Events -
Hope you can stop by and say hello.
July 16 - Sunday: West Main Art Market at the Ball and Socket Factory, Cheshire, CT
Location: 493 West Main Street, Cheshire, CT
I will be sharing a tent with my artist friend Rita Paradis and we will doing a painting demonstration. Time to be determined. will post updates on Facebook Page.
August 12: Saturday: Art in the Garden Event for Arts Escape
Location:Pine Meadow Gardens, Southbury
Time: 1pm - 5pm
This is a fundraising event for Arts Escape a non-profit organization located in Southbury.
Tickets can be purchase in advance for $25 for a home and garden tour from 1-5pm
Evening Gala - Dinner and Concert is a separate ticket event for more info click here
September 23: Saturday - Shoreline Harvest Art Festival, Branford Art Center
Location: Branford Green, Branford, CT
Time: 10am -3pm
Under the big top tent there will be 35-40 local artists, artisans, and fine crafts. Live music by local Jazz band.
October 13 - 22nd - Art in the Garden, Cheshire Art League
Location: Cheshire Nursery, Rt 10 Cheshire, CT
Show runs for 1 week during normal business hours. Meet and Greet Opening Reception is Friday October 13 5-8pm.
Beautiful artwork displayed in the greenhouse of the Cheshire Nursery. 25 Cheshire Art League members participate. Including photography, oils, acrylics, watercolors, sculpture, pottery and more.
November: Artsplace Holiday Bazaar - Nov 18 and 19th, 1220 Waterbury Road, Cheshire, CT
Click below to download and print Summer and Fall 2017 Schedule
2 Day Workshop
"Beach Bound" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 12 x 24", $495 available
Date: January 19 - Feb 17, 2017
Location: Firehouse Art Gallery
81 Naugatuck Ave
Milford, CT 06460
Opening Reception: Thursday Jan 19 6-8pm
Sooooooo excited to announce that my piece, "Beach Bound" won Second Prize!
Date: Dec. 3 & 4, 2016
time: 9am- 4pm
Location: Artsplace, 1220 Waterbury Rd. Cheshire
It's an honor for me to be a part of the Artsplace Staff of Instructors and this year we are celebrating 25 years of creativity and art!
The instructors, staff and local artists will be showcasing and selling their work at the Holiday Art Bazaar. This is a wonderful time to find beautiful one-of-a-kind gifts for the creative people on your shopping list. Plus, a portion of each sale will go toward the CPFA Scholarship fund.
When you shop for handmade gifts...
- its a thoughtful gift from your heart
-supports local artists
- strengthens our community through the arts
-helps build a more vibrant art community in and around Cheshire
-helps those who want to learn art
-stop by and say "Hello" plus... I will have a 50% OFF rack with original unframed artwork for sale!
I'm looking forward to this year's Shoreline Harvest Art Festival on the Branford Green. There will be one big 9000 ft BIG TOP Tent with over 40+ artists and artisan displaying and selling their work. Live music, food, pumpkin painting and so much more. Fun for the whole family. Meet and greet the artists and please consider supporting Branford Art Center by becoming a member for only $25 per year.
Saturday October 8, 2016
Time: 9a, -3pm
On the Green in Branford Center
Rain or shine
I will have a booth set up with many of my brand new paintings, greeting cards, pet portraits and more.
I hope you can make it!
Painting on the Thimble Islands, Branford, CT
Check out this short clip which aired on WCVB Channel 5 Boston on Mon. Sept 22, 2014 - Painting on the Thimble Islands - yup.. that's me.. mixing my paints!
click here for video link
Small Works Holiday Show and Sale
Dates: Dec 3, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015
Opening Celebration: Dec 5, 2014 5-8pm
Original Art makes great gifts for the Holidays - Here's a wonderful opportunity to find reasonably priced artwork by established, emerging, local and regional artists. With a diverse selection of watercolors, oils, pastels, acrylics, mixed media, photography, and sculpture... there is something for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
A beautiful day.. picture perfect for a New England Fall Festival! We set up around 9:30am and families started trickling in at 11am. There was a little breeze on top of the hill were we had our paint tent but it was the best view. The band played all day long - lots of wonderful hits from past to present. The food vendors look very busy and families strolled the park, found a nice shady spot behind the trees and just enjoyed the day. Our neighbors where Ray and Pam Sola local beekeepers and their adorable twins bopped around the grounds. Lots of adorable children came to paint chickens with a few who saw the blank canvas as a way to express their colorful imagination and ventured off into creative land. Several friends came out to support our.. thanks to Annette, Kevin, Stevie, Stephanie, Tracey, Irma, Colette and Ella.
It was a great day... a little tired by 3:30pm but what a wonderful way to spend a beautiful autumn day.
Kirsten, one of of park directors and I had a brief but exciting conversation about painting plein air at the Park! I can't wait! I will definitely share more information when details are worked out.
Dean was behind the camera today.... snapping lots of photos.. hope you enjoy the photo show and video..
I'm happy to announce that 5 of my latest works will be on exhibit and for sale in the Prelude to Summer Show at Maple and Main Gallery of Fine Art in Chester CT.
The Prelude to Summer Exhibition at Maple and Main Gallery in Chester opens with paintings and sculptures by 37 Connecticut artists Wednesday, May 28 with an opening reception, Saturday, May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The over 200 works are all new art, from traditional to cutting edge, by the artists represented by the gallery; many of those artists will be on hand during the opening party.
The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on weekends will often be open later into the night.
The gallery is located at One Maple Street in Chester; 860-526-6065; email@example.com.
Cucumber sandwiches, iced mint tea, chocolates and wine will be served on Mother’s Day, this coming Sunday at Maple and Main Gallery in Chester.
We hope you’ll bring your mother perhaps after brunch or lunch, but accompanied or not, all mothers are invited. And, so is everyone else.
Maple and Main has over 200 original works of art and one of them would make a special Mother’s Day present. To celebrate spring, if you choose a paintings that features flowers, the gallery will take 10 percent off the price.
Another great present: a gift certificate to a Corks and Canvas evening at the gallery. A gift certificate for one painter's ticket, valued at $40, will be given away in a drawing Sunday.
Plus, I will be painting a floral demo in the afternoon.
Hope you can join us!
Spring is in the air and the weather is getting warmer! Looking forward to our Spring Show at Maple and Main Gallery where I will be showing and selling 7 of my original artworks.
Opening Reception is Saturday March 29
from 5 -8pm
with Cupcakes and Wine Tasting. The cupcakes are from the local bakery called The Cupcakery and the fine selection of wines for wine tasting is from Chester Package Store.
We hope to have a nice turnout for our Spring Show and I hope you can join us!
I'm happy to announce that 6 of my latest pieces will be on exhibit and for sale at the Winter Show. -
The Winter Show at Maple and Main Gallery will be celebrated with a special party featuring gourmet pizza and a wine tasting Saturday, January 25.
All new art by 33 Connecticut artists in a wide variety of medium, sizes, styles and outlook will be offered. The small works gallery will be filled with little paintings and our Snow Show continues in the new back gallery.
The artists will be on hand at the Jan. 25th opening from 5 to 8 p.m. to show visitors around the exhibit. In addition to appetizers and wine, the gallery is hosting a pizza party from 6 to 7 pm when pizza from the new Otto Restaurant, owned by renowned River Tavern, will be served.
Along with the pizza, Chester Package Store will do a wine tasting of wines that might go well with fun, informal meals
The Winter Show runs from Jan. 22 through March 26.
Where: Maple and Main Gallery,
1 Maple Street, Chester, CT 06412
Wed 11am - 6pm
Thurs. 11am- 6pm
Fri. 11am- 7pm
Sat. 11am- 6pm
I'm excited to share a variety of work that I have created in oil paints, acrylics and watercolor. The subjects varies as well from autumn landscapes to small still lifes, to "Old World style with a contemporary twist"
Opening Weekend should show a flurry of art lovers with a weekend long Silent Auction. An room full of beautiful artwork at amazingly low starting bids. With a portion of the proceeds to go to The Soldier Boxes - care packages for our troops overseas.
Hope you can join us…. the auction runs until Sunday evening at 5pm!
November 15, 2013 to
January 12, 2014
Friday Nov 15 5-8pm
Painting Peace is a collection of 17 pieces of my original artwork which will be on exhibit at Christ Presbyterian Church in New Haven, CT.
Show Date: October 18 - Nov 29, 2013
Artist's Reception: Friday, Nov. 8th 5-8pm
Where: 135 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT
The work spans over a decade and includes small still life oil paintings, watercolors, watercolor illustrations in pen and ink, and large narrative acrylic paintings.
Please join us for a celebration of "Painting Peace"
Live music by Rebecca Maxwell
to view the artwork at a time other than the reception, please contact the church at:
Christ Presbyterian Church website
or call 203-777-6960
Event Date: July 1-31, 2013
Reception Date: Thurs., July 11
Location: Edward Smith Library
3 Old Post Road, Northford, CT
The newly formed North Branford Art Society will be displaying artwork of several local artists, including oil and acrylic paintings, drawings, and watercolors. If you would like to know more about our society, come and meet the members in person and enjoy some light refreshments. The artwork will be on exhibit from July 1-31, 2013. For more information, contact Patty Meglio: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 203-484-0733.
Maple and Main Gallery of Fine Art -" Prelude to Summer" in Chester, CT- May 17- July 12, 2013
Event Date: May 17 to July 12, 2013
Opening Night: May 17, 2013
Location: Maple and Main Gallery of Fine Art
Address: 1 Maple Street, Chester, CT 06412
I'm so pleased to announce that I will joining the Maple and Main Gallery along with 34 other local artists!
Please come and join me for an exciting evening in Chester, CT.... more details to come!
Open House at Wethersfield Academy for the Arts- Saturday June 8th
When: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Time: 10am - 1pm
Visit the facilities, meet the instructors and see demonstrations.
Receive a special discount for when signing up for the Summer program. Multiple week discount also available.
Registration form online: www.wethersfieldarts.org
Clothsline Sale at Maple and Main Gallery of Fine Art - Saturday May 25th
In conjunction with the Chester town wide Tag Sale, Maple and Main Gallery will be offering a clothesline sale of unframed original artwork. Oils, watercolors, collages, drawings and more.
When: Saturday May 25, 2013
Where: Maple and Main Gallery of Fine Art
1 Maple Street, Chester, CT
more info: www.mapleandmaingallery.com
Maple and Main Gallery of Fine Art, Chester, CT
Branford, CT 06405
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