• My Work Featured on Artsyshark Blog

    My Work Featured on Artsyshark Blog

    My work is featured here along with commentary about my creative process

    |https://www.artsyshark.com/2017/10/19/featured-artist-linda-laino/comment-page-1/#comment-3316017|Artsy Shark

  • July 20, 2017 Classes

     July 20, 2017 Classes

    I offer classes in painted mandalas, paper -paste pattern design, simple box and bookmaking, and Japanese Shibori Tie-dye. I hope to be offering all three in San Miguel this fall and winter. If you'd like to keep posted, send me a message and I will add you to my mailing list. Thanks!

  • July 20, 2017. Sheila-Na-Gig

    July 20, 2017.  Sheila-Na-Gig

    My poem The Safety of Memory is included in Sheila-Na-GigLiteraryJournalJulyissue.

  • July 19, 2017. Birds Piled Loosely

    July 19, 2017. Birds Piled Loosely

    Two of my paintings, Oye, and False Prophet are included in the July issue of BirdsPiledLooselyliteraryandartjournal.

  • June 12, 2017. Nine Lives: A Life in 10 Minutes Anthology

    June 12, 2017.  Nine Lives: A Life in 10 Minutes Anthology

    Three of my poems, The Thief, My Mother's Two Deaths, and Some Readjustments in Thinking were included in Nine Lives: A Life in 10 Minutes Anthology. Many of my poems and stories can be found on the Lifein10MinutesBlog

  • May, 2017. Art Reveal Magazine

    May, 2017.  Art Reveal Magazine

    A spread of my work along with an interview was included in the May issue of ArtRevealMagazine

  • January, 2017. Natural Rhythms (Poems)

    January, 2017.  Natural Rhythms (Poems)

    Three of my poems, Encounter, House, and Two Hearts, were included in NaturalRhythmsTheNewEngagement

  • November, 2016. The New Engagement

    November, 2016.  The New Engagement

    Three of my paintings, Passing Song, Transactions With Beauty, and Totem were included in TheNewEngagement

  • May, 2016. Peacock Mandala

    May, 2016.  Peacock Mandala

    Pictured in progress, I completed this mandala mural as a private commission in San Miguel de Allende in 2016. Complete photo can be seen in the Gallery Mandala section of my website.

  • May, 2017. The New Engagement

    May, 2017.  The New Engagement

    My drawing Imperceptible Weight was chosen as the cover art for the March issue of TheNewEngagement art and literary journal

  • July, 2016. France Residency

    July, 2016.  France Residency

    In summer, 2016, I had a residency in the south of France in Auvillar at LeMoulinaNef

    While there, I worked an on-going project entitled Memento Mori

  • June, 2014. Mandala Commission

    June, 2014.  Mandala Commission

    In 2014, I completed this mandala as a private commission for a home in San MIguel de Allende. The finished mural is 55" square,

  • January, 2017. Exhibition of New Work

    January, 2017.  Exhibition of New Work

    In January, 2017, I had a two-person exhibition along with Polly Stark Ortega at Vincent Gallery in San Miguel de Allende.

  • June, 2015. Herekeke Art Center

    June, 2015.  Herekeke Art Center

    I am doing a 3 week residency in Lama, New Mexico at the beautiful Herekeke Art Center in the Sangre de Cristo mountains.
    Stay tuned for some new work!

  • NEW Mandala Giclee Prints

    NEW  Mandala Giclee Prints

    I recently completed a large outdoor mandala for Lifepath Retreat Center in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This mandala is now available as a limited edition Giclee print. The edition is 100 and each is signed, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Please see the "mandala" section of my website for the image. Each print is 16" x 16" and is $100.

  • "Painted Messages"

    "Painted Messages"

    An article about my work by David Shea appears in The Atencion bilingual paper in San MIguel de Allende, Mexico


    Creating Art With 5 Senses

    Learning to be present in the art process

    How do artists create? Is it natural ability? Is it learned technique? Is it something hazy and nebulous called “talent”? Art-making, in part requires noticing, seeing, recording, hearing, touching and paying attention. In other words, artists use or learn to use all of their senses. A good deal of art “making” is done before any tool is put to paper.

    Rather than creating through any kind of logic, learned response or technique, this class will explore ways to tap into each sense in order to “see” things in a new way without preconception and learn how to translate what is sensed into a visual artwork. If you have ever felt the desire to create something, but did not know where to begin, let this class open up a space where you can discover a way to sprout that creative seed using what nature has already given you. This is a class offered to all levels of experience and a variety of media will be used.

    One day workshop: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10-4 (please bring a lunch, tea provided)
    $95.00 (must have at least 5 students to run)
    Materials: all materials will be provided, but feel free to bring whatever you like.
    Where: Serenity Ridge, 554 Drumheller Lane, Shipman , VA 22971(20 mi. S of C’ville)
    Please visit http://lainopaintings.blogspot.com/ for more info and payment options.

    or email: lalainoart@yahoo.com or call: (804) 437-6518

    Linda Laino

    A native of Philadelphia, Linda Laino has lived in Richmond, VA for over 30 years where she received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been the recipient of two Virginia Museum Fellowships, as well as two individual artist fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She has developed a unique process to her small paintings which gives her mixed-media work a visually rich, textural surface. Her work is exhibited nationally and her most recent solo exhibition in Richmond was in 2010 at Artspace Gallery.


    Studio Visit Magazine

    My work has been accepted into the Spring, 2011 edition of Studio Visit Magazine! Selected by Beth Venn, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Newark Art Museum, my work was one of 300 pieces chosen from 1000 entries.

    Studio Visit Magazine is a series of juried art books and the sister publication of New American Paintings published by Open Studios Press. It is distributed to over 2000 curators and galleries nationwide.

    Here is a link: www.studiovisitmagazine.com

  • Virginia Museum Statewide Artist Workshops

    From 1996-98, I participated in the Virginia Museum Artist Workshop program travelling around the state, teaching for schools and museum affiliates.
    I am once again included in the roster of artists offering classes. If you are a museum affiliate or school considering a class, please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions. I will be offering classes in:

    Mexican Retablos
    Paper Bead Jewelry
    Paste Pattern Papers and Books