Since 1999, the globally collected Artist Linda Richichi has earned many Best of Show Awards at national and international Plein Air paint outs and exhibitions. One of her paintings that received a Best of Show was at the International Plein Air Painters World Wide Paint Out in Ontario, Canada. Notably, in 2012 Richichi was voted as National Best Intuitive Artist from About.com (then a NY Times company).
Soon after graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from SUNY, Richichi received a scholarship from the Pastel Society of America to attend the Art Students League in New York City.
Linda quickly found national acclaim as a portrait painter, but in 2001 she felt a calling for the wild. She turned to Plein Air painting, as she found that Mother Nature was the healing energy she needed to recover from deeply resonating personal loss. This began her realization that art can help to heal us, too. Through her paintings, like in her workshops in Sarasota, Fl, you begin to “Experience the Energy” through the harmonized color vibrations in her art. She has been conducting workshops since 2002 and Color and Energy workshops since 2011 in the US and abroad.
Linda’s work has exhibited extensively around North America including the prestigious National Arts Club in New York City with the Pastel Society of America. In Sept. 2019 she earned the Richard McKinley award at the Pastel Society of America Enduring Brilliance exhibit.
Linda is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, a current member of the Oil Painters of America and a signature member of the California Plein Air Painters, NY and International Plein Air Painters.. In addition to her workshops in Sarasota, her gallery representation includes: 530 Burns Gallery in Sarasota, FL and Nikki Sedacca Gallery at Martha's Vineyard.
Linda Richichi (Pronounced Ră chē chē)
MOST RECENT AWARDS
Richard McKinley award at the Pastel Society of America exhibit National Arts Club- 2019
Signature status in the Pastel Society of America
About.com voted Best Intuitive Artist nationwide, 2012 (a NY Times company)
Best of Show, Worldwide Paintout in Candada, International Plein Air Painters - 2006
International Artist Magazine- Linda Richichi, Master Painters Of The World, Dec./Jan. 2005 Issue
MOST RECENT EXHIBITIONS
National Arts Club, NYC, NY, Pastel Society Of America- 1999, 2018, 2019
530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota,FL - Solo Exhibit 2018, 2019, 2020
Ridgeline Art Gallery, Mariposa, CA - 2017 California Plein Air Painters exhibit
Pontre Vedra Beach Cultural Center, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - 2014, 2016
Solo Exhibit, Nikki Sedacca Gallery, Edgartown, MA - 2015
Mini Cooper Corp. commissions a work of art- 2015
530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota, FL - 2015- present
New Century Artists Gallery, NYC, NY - 2012, 2013
River Winds Gallery , Beacon, NY – 2011, 2012
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
UU Gallery, Rock Tavern, NY – April 2011
Bayer Corporation, NJ. (Fieldstone Fine Art Gallery Exhibit) - 2010
Terrace Gallery, Orlando, FL- Sept. 2008
Link Gallery, Woodwalk Gallery , Door County, WI -2008,2010
Old School House Gallery, Qualcium Beach, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada - August 2008
Estes Park Fine Art Gallery, Estes Park, CO - July 2008
St. Augustine Gallery, St. Augustine, FL , World Tour Exhibit- Sept. 07
Pennisula Art School Invitational Plein Air Paint Out, Door County, Wisconsin – July 2007
Karpeles Museum - World Tour Exhibit of Far and Near Horizons- Newburgh, NY- June 2007
NY Art Expo- New York City, NY - March 2007
A.G. Ewards & Sons Gallery- Rhinebeck, NY- 2006, 2007
Riverwinds Gallery , Beacon, NY 2002 -2007
Edgewater Exhibit, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada- IPAP Exhibit - 2006
Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY - 2007, 2008
Windaham Gallery, Windham, NY -2006, 2010
Art Forms Gallery- Red Bank, NJ - 2004- 2007
Museum of the Hudson Highlands –three person show- 2005, group, 2001, 2002, 2003,
Port of Call Gallery- Warwick, NY - Two Person Show- 2004
Howland Cultural Center- Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Pastel Society - 2003
Bertoni Gallery- Sugarloaf, NY - Small Works Show -2003, 2006
Everart museum, Scranton, PA - Everart Museum Jurors - 2003
Albert Shahinian Fine Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY - Bannerman’s Island Show - 2002
Artery fine arts gallery, Milford, PA - 2002 - 2004
Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ - Members Show -2002
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood, NJ - 2002
Stewart International Airport, New Windsor, NY- 2002
Howland Cultural Center , Beacon, NY- Contemporary Landscape show- 2000
National Arts Club, NYC, NY, Pastel Society of America- juried show-1999
2011 - UU Gallery, Rock Tavern, NY
2008, 2009- BAU, Beacon, NY
2006 -River Winds Gallery, Beacon, NY
2006- Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, NY
2005, 2006 Whitecliff Vineyard Gallery, Gardiner,NY
2001, 2002, 2004- Executive Suite Gallery , Goshen , NY
2000- FCC Gallery, New Windsor, NY
1999 - Montgomery Gallery, Montgomery, NY
Richeson 75 International Artist Choice 2008- Published in 2008 book.
Edgewater Exhibit, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada- IPAP* Exhibit – Best of Show , Ontario- 2006
Everart museum, Scranton, PA - Everart Museum Jurors -Artistic Merit Award - 2003
Arts Alliance –Cornwall, NY - Belskie Museum Jurors, 1st Place Pastels -2003
Orange County Art Federation, Washingtonville, Sugarloaf, NY - BEST OF SHOW -2001, 2000.
Arts alliance, Cornwall, NY - First Place Pastel- 2002
Middletown Art Group Members Show, Middletown, NY- Awards of Excellence- 2002,1999
Lycian centre gallery, Sugar Loaf, NY - Warwick Art League Show; 1999 Best of Show
Scholarship to the Art Students League - Awarded by the Pastel Society of America-1999
Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, NY - First Place Mixed Media-1999
DESIGNS FOR TRANQUILITY GALLERY, FRENCHTOWN, NJ – Prints only
WOODWALK GALLERY, Egg Harbor, WI
ICEHOUSE GALLERY, McIntosh, FL
PUBLICATIONS, INVITATIONAL PAINTING EXHBITIONS, WORKSHOPS, CRITIQUES:
AMERICAN ARTIST MAGAZINE, Acrylic Article, June 2010
Art Times Journal , crtique by Raymond J. Steiner - June 2006
International Artist Magazine- Linda Holmes Richichi , Pastel, “wetlands with Loosestrife”
Master Painters of the world, pastel showcase section - Dec./Jan. 2005 issue
Workshop and lectures by Richichi - Italy, France, Australia - 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008,2010
Windham Gallery invitational Paint Out, Windham, NY – 2006 (2007 –WILL BE IN ITALY) 2010
Penninsula Art School and Gallery, invitational Paint out – 2007, 2008, 2010
Rye Arts Center, Invitational Paint Out, 2007,2008, 2009, 2010
Florida’s Eden, Invitational Paint Out, 2008
MEMBERSHIPS (past and present) :
Signature Member of the International Plein Air Painters
Signature Member of the New York Plein Air Painters
Signature member of the Pastel Society of America,
Signature member of the California Plein Air Painters
Plein air florida, member
a current member of the Oil Painters of America
In addition to her workshops in Sarasota, her gallery representation includes:
530 Burns Gallery in Sarasota, FL
and Nikki Sedacca Gallery at Martha's Vineyard.
Founder of the World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists – 2007, 2008, 2009
18 artists from 5 countries exhibiting around North America, Canada and in Italy in the works.
Responsible for establishing and promoting a new gallery in the Hudson Valley Materials
Exchange at Stewart Airport in 2005.
Adjunct Instructor at Suny Orange, Newburgh Campus, Part time teaching Art classes
Vice President of the Orange County Art Federation - 2000-2002
Bachelor’s Degree From SUNY New Paltz in Fine Art – 1994
Self Employed Fine Artist since 1991, specializing in Portraiture and Landscape
*IPAP- International Plein Air Painters
“Her evocative plein air paintings express an intense response to observed nature, while her dynamic abstractions reflect a passionate energy and masterful sense of form.”
– From Dennis Wepman, Art Curator of Karpeles Museum.
Award winning artist Linda Richichi was born in Montgomery, NY. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from SUNY New Paltz and years of study with many modern masters. In 1999 Richichi received a scholarship from the Pastel Society of America to attend the Art Students League in New York City. She was included in the International Artist Magazine under Master Painters of the World, Pastel Showcase in the Jan. 2005 issue and the American Artist Magazine in June 2010. In the June 2006 issue, Linda’s exhibit at the RiverWinds Gallery was critiqued favorably and written up by art critic Raymond J. Steiner, ART TIMES. In Sept. 2006 Richichi was awarded the Best of Show Ontario Purchase Award, at the International Plein Air Painters (I.P.A.P.) Fourth Worldwide Paint Out at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The award winning painting now hangs in the Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada City Hall.
Richichi has exhibited extensively including the prestigious National Arts Club in New York City with the Pastel Society of America, a solo exhibit at the Karpeles Library Manuscript Museum in Newburgh, NY, Bau Gallery in Beacon, NY and in 2011at UU Gallery in Rock Tavern, NY. Her work has traveled recently around the US and Canada. Linda often attends national invitational plein air events.
Her work is in private and corporate collections internationally. She was commissioned by Mercedes Benz Corporation and the Rowley Birthing Center at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY commissioned Richichi for an entire collection. Her work had traveled with the World Tour Exhibition titled “Far and Near Horizons” which included work of 20 Contemporary Landscape Artists selected from the International Plein Air Painters and the Landscape Artists InternationaI organizations. Richichi was the artist - in - residence at the SUNY Orange at the Newburgh Extension in 2008.
Richichi conducts workshops worldwide including Italy in the summer of 2012 and France in the summer of 2013. She is represented by Art Vue in Ramsey, NJ, Woodwalk Gallery in WI and Icehouse Gallery in McIntosh, FL. She also shows in various galleries in the Hudson Valley Region regularly. For the location of upcoming exhibits go to www.LindaRichichi.com .