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Linda Mayer is an award-winning artist and fine art educator based in Northeast Ohio. Ms. Mayer completed fine arts coursework at Cuyahoga Community College, Kent State University, and Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Mayer works in a variety of mediums including encaustic and assemblage.  Her work has been published and can be found in private collections across the United States as well as the permanent collection of the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe. She has been featured in the Winter 2015 issue of Encaustic Arts Magazine. Her marsh painting, Simple Pleasure, was chosen Best of Show for the Encaustic Art Institute’s 2015 Juried Exhibition. Ms. Mayer is an encaustics workshop instructor with Valley Art Center. She is the founder and administrator of the Facebook group, CLE Hot Wax: Cleveland Area Encaustic Artists.  She currently teaches visual art in a local high school.

 

Selected Small Works Available At:

Valley Art Center, 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio  44022 Phone: 440-247-7507

 

Group Exhibitions

2019 Valley Art Center 48th Annual Juried Exhibition, Chagrin Falls, OH

2019 Ann Arbor 97th Annual All-Media Exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI

2019 Chagrin Falls Historical Society Exhibition, Chagrin Falls, OH

2019 50 States/200 Artists, Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, NM 

2019 48th Annual Encaustic Exhibition, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2019 Faculty/Student Art Exhibit, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH

2018 Peninsula Art Academy Encaustic Exhibition, Peninsula, OH

2018 Inspirations National Exhibition, Webster Arts, Webster Groves, MO

2018 47th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

2018 7th Annual Encaustic Exhibition, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2018 Cleveland Institute of Art Summer Residency Exhibition, Cleveland, Ohio

2018 Student/Faculty Art Exhibit, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

2018 Global Warming is Real, Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, NM

2018 Waterloo Arts Exhibition, Cleveland, Ohio

2018 The New Masters: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio

2017 46th Annual Juried Exhibition, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

2017 6th Annual Encaustic Exhibition, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2017 The Wax Collective Group Show, Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, Illinois

2017 Mansfield Art Center 72nd Annual May Show, Mansfield Ohio

2017 BAYarts Annual Juried Exhibition, Bay Village, Ohio

2017 FRESH Exhibit, Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio

2017 It’s Elemental: Fire & Water, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

2017 12th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2016 45th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

2016 Waxing Poetic, Grafica Fine Arts, Webster Groves, Missouri

2016 It’s Elemental: Earth & Air, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

2016 Noticing Nature, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri

2015 National Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition, Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2015 Chicago Artists Month Exhibition (October 2015), Morpho Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2015 33August Exhibition, Old Orchard Gallery, Webster Groves, Missouri

2015 Edges 4th Annual Encaustic Exhibition, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2015 Between Here and There, Artstream Studios Gallery, Dover, New Hampshire

2015 10th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2015 Encaustic: Nature as Muse Juried Exhibition, Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Colorado

2014 Into The Light Juried Exhibition and Gala, Koken Art Factory, St. Louis, Missouri

2014 Women in the Arts Juried Exhibition, Lillian Yahn Gallery, O’Fallon, Missouri

2014 33September Exhibition, Old Orchard Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2014 Exhibit 26, Soulard Art Market, St. Louis, Missouri

2014 Local Inspiration, Green Door Gallery, Webster Groves, Missouri

2014 33April Art Exhibition, Old Orchard Gallery, Webster Groves, Missouri

2014 WaxCentric Encaustic Invitational, Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, Missouri

2014 St. Charles Community College 2014 Juried Art Exhibition, St. Charles, Missouri

2014 Encaustic in Nature, The Art Center of Highland Park, Highland Park, Illinois

2014 Dual Identities 2014: Artwork by Current and Future KSU Art Educators

2014 33February Art Exhibition, Old Orchard Gallery, Webster Groves, Missouri

2013 33November Art Exhibition, Old Orchard Gallery, Webster Groves, Missouri

2013 Waxcentric Group Show, Lillian Yahn Gallery, O’Fallon, Missouri

2013 33October Art Exhibition, Old Orchard Gallery, Webster Groves, Missouri

2013 33September Art Exhibition, Old Orchard Gallery, Webster Groves, Missouri

2013 Collectors Choice, St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, Missouri

2001 Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

1994 Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, Ohio

1993 Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, Ohio

 

Awards

Best in Show, Chagrin Falls Historical Society, Chagrin Falls, OH 2019

Honorable Mention, 72nd Annual May Show, Mansfield Art Center, 2017

Best in Show, 2015 National Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition, Encaustic Art Institute

Winner-Emerging Artist Competition, Morpho Gallery, 2015

First Place Juror’s Award, Into The Light Juried Exhibition and Gala, 2014

Second Place Juror’s Award, Dual Identities 2014-Kent State University

1994 Robert E. Campbell Memorial Award for Painting, Cuyahoga Community College

Press

Wein, Linda, “Creating From The Heart: A Late Bloomer Finds Her Way Home”, Encaustic Arts

     Magazine, Winter 2015, Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Guerzon Mills, Bridgette, “Between Here and There: Linda Wein artist interview”, (blog interview),

     April 7, 2015, www.guerzonmills.com/blog/between-here-and-there-linda-wein-artist-interview/

Wein, Linda, “An Encaustic Journey with Linda Wein”, Women’s Caucus for Art St. Louis Chapter              Newsletter, St. Louis, MO, Fall 2014, p. 2-3

MacRobie, Barbara, “Bees, Sticky Trees, and Blowtorches: Encaustic Painting Enthralls Missouri Artists”,

     Missouri Arts Council, St. Louis, MO, July 2014, www.missouriartscouncil.org

Reilly, Christopher, “Artist spotlight on Linda Wein: Myslart ‘33October’ Old Orchard Gallery”,

Alive Magazine 314 Blog, St. Louis, MO, October 9, 2013, www.alivemag.com

Nicely, Lisa L: “Art exhibit brings out best in students’ work”, Record Courier Fanfare Section,

     Ravenna-Kent, Ohio, Feb 15, 2001, p. B4

Publications

Cover Art for The Art Teacher’s Survival Guide for Secondary Schools

by Helen Hume, Jossey-Bass, Publishers, February, 2014

 

Public Art

2009 “Reading Rocks” Book Mural, Washington West Elementary School, Washington, Missouri

 

Studies

Cleveland Institute of Art 2018 Summer Residency

MA, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Missouri-Graduated 2010

BA, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio-Graduated 2001

Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, Ohio

All text and images © 2017 by Linda Mayer Fine Art

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