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Linda Guenste
Nationally exhibited contemporary painter/artist
Nationally exhibited contemporary painter/artist

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Excited to have my work featured for the first time in The New Mexican. Opening tonight 5-7.

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Back by popular demand. A new Landscape gallery on my website featuring plein air and studio work. Most recent and some older pieces. Check it out at

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Photo credit- Ezra Hertzel

Change is good. Sept. 2015

After 17 years in bucolic Bucks County and 38 years (phew) in Pennsylvania, my husband Jonathan and I are pulling up our roots and heading west. Why? Many reasons. We've bought a home in Santa Fe New Mexico, a small city filled with the vibrations of creativity and art. Plus my husband has roots there. Some of his relatives were early settlers of Santa Fe in the late 1800's. We have a portrait of his great-great grandfather over the mantle in the living room who seemed to always been beckoning us toward the Land of Enchantment. And of course, it's beautiful. High desert meets the sunny, cloud-filled sky and creates drama with the bluest blue and warm light. Yes, we are sad to leave our family and friends on the east coast, but it's time to look to a new horizon. And it's a great place to visit.

But speaking of change- I am so pleased to announce that the James A. Michener Art Museum has acquired not one, but three paintings for their permanent collection. The painting EMISSION from The Idea of Protection series will be on display and we are currently in talks about creating a t-shirt for the Museum in conjunction with KNOW Graffiti Design. They have also purchased one of the large crow painting A MURDER OF CROWS and a large landscape entitled  LEAN & GRASP. All three will be included in a new acquisitions exhibit beginning September 23rd. 

I will also have five paintings from A Murder of Crows series in a small group show entitled MURDER OF CROWS at The Art Trust Gallery located at 16 West Market Street West Chester PA. For  more info on the gallery go to 

This summer has been wildly insane (in a good and exhausting way and I'd like to thank everyone who was there for us and leant a hand (as well as a backhoe - Greg) and all of the people who made art purchases (which was a lot of you) and made my work theirs.

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Springfield, Missouri 65807 Contact: Sarah Buhr, Curator of Art
 417-837-5700  F: 417-837-5704 Cindy Quayle, Exhibitions Manager



The 54th national, competitive, annual exhibition of aqueous media painting, Watercolor U.S.A. 2015, opens at the Springfield Art Museum 6 June 2015. 

A reception hosted by the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates will be held 5 June from 5:30 - 7:00. 
The public is invited. Watercolor U.S.A. 2015 will continue through August 23, 2014.

The annual exhibition attracts entries from across the United States. The competition this year received 471 entries by 270 artists from 41 states.

Linda Guenste of Chalfont, Pennsylvania received a Purchase Award for her watercolor; don’t mention the WAR – Garden Party.  This painting will become part of the Springfield Art Museum’s permanent collection. 

The judge for Watercolor U.S.A. 2015 was Patricia Watts, Curator and founder of ecoartspace, Springfield, Missouri.
Watts selected the exhibition from digital files submitted by the artists. She selected 86 works by 74 artists for the exhibition. Artists are represented from 26 states. Awards are selected from the actual works. 

Watercolor U.S.A. began in 1962 to present to the public a watercolor show which was representative of our country. Artists from 45 out of 50 states sent their entries to the Springfield Art Museum. The jury consisted of two men, Mario Cooper, painter and President of the American Watercolor Society, of Port Washington, NY, and Rex Brandt, painter, author, and teacher from Corona Del Mar, CA. There were 155 artists accepted in the first Watercolor U.S.A. show.
The Springfield Art Museum is located at 1111 East Brookside Drive, Springfield, Missouri, 65807. Museum hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday. The Art Museum is closed on Mondays and during City of Springfield and National Holidays. Free admission. For information 417-837-5700. On the web at

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My domain name is finally connected to my new website.
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‘The New Normal’ 
Recent work by Linda Guenste and Susan Moloney

New Hope, PA:  Blank Canvas Gallery, located at 19a West Bridge Street, welcomes Bucks County artists Linda Guenste and Susan Moloney for a joint show, “The New Normal” on Saturday June 7 from 5pm to 8pm.  The gallery will also be hosting both artists on Saturday June 21 at 4pm for a question and answer discussion about their work and artistic process.
Linda Guenste is an artist best known for her landscapes and intimate portraits of trees, but her latest work has taken a political turn and focused on some of the pressing issues of contemporary culture.  An award winning artist, her work has been shown throughout Pennsylvania and the US, including Florida, Texas and New Mexico.  Susan Moloney is an assemblage artist, working with mixed media and found objects out of her studio in North Wales.  Most recently featured at the New Hope Arts Center, her work echos her fascination with abandoned places and things like doll heads, rusty toys, and medical stuff. Both artists will be examining the question of ‘What is normal?’ via their works in the show. In our quest for individuality, many personal expressions once thought to be on the fringe of society are now readily acceptedYet we continue to be deluged by the media with images of youth, ‘perfection’ and ‘beauty’.  Where within these boundaries does ‘The New Normal’ lie?                                                              The event is free and open to the public, with light refreshments available.    “The New Normal” will remain on exhibit until July 19, 2014.
For more information, please contact Dara Zuckernick at or find the gallery at

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