LINDA J. AMUNDSEN
I studied art in Chicago, Illinois where I was born. After moving to Florida in 1960, I studied art at Seminole Community College followed by classes at the University of Central Florida and Rollins College. I work in both oil and acrylic on canvas. RECENT COMPETITIONS Top 200 Selection in 2002 Arts for the Parks National Competition and Exhibit in Jackson Hole, WY Top 200 Selection in 1998 Arts for the Parks National Competition and Exhibit in Jackson Hole, WY Three Rivers Arts Festival- Pittsburgh, PA- June, 2001 Art and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach -Regional Exhibit -Fort Walton Beach, FL -June, 2001 Orlando Museum of Art -”From Grandmother’s Brush Exhibit” -Orlando, FL -2001 Orlando Museum of Art -1. Thursday Exhibit -May, 2002 Orlando City Hall -”Objects of Desire Exhibit” -Orlando, FL 2001 Period Gallery Small Works National Invitational- Omaha, NE -February, 2002 Charlotte County Art Guild National Exhibit 2002 -Punta Gorda, FL -Juror -Dean L. Mitchell Osceola Center for the Arts Juried Show -Kissimmee, FL 2002 OTHER AWARDS Award for Excellence Turzak Award First Place Second Place Third Place Merit Award Honorable Mention Poster Artist National Park Academy of the Arts -Selected in Top 200 in 2002 National Park Academy of the Arts -Selected in Top 200 in 1998 Orange County Artist League -Orlando, FL Sports Exhibit, Hope Barton’s Fine Art Gallery, Clermont, FL Mayflower Fine Arts Show, Winter Park, FL Fashion Square Mall Show Titusville Art Association Festival -Titusville, FL Apopka Art Festival -Apopka, FL Fashion Square Mall Show- Orlando, FL Winter Park Mall Show -Winter Park, FL Maitland Chamber Arts Festival -Maitland, FL Taste ofOviedo Show -Oviedo, FL St. Johns River Festival -Sanford, FL Mayflower Fine Arts Show -Winter Park, FL Taste of Oviedo -Oviedo, FL 1999 Taste of Oviedo Show -Oviedo, FL PURCHASE A WARDS Taste of Oviedo -Oviedo, FL Lake Wales Art Festival -Lake Wales, FL “A Paws for the Arts” -Universal Studios Corporate Purchase Award for two paintings -Orlando, FL GALLERY EXHIBITS (GROUP AND SOLO) Art West Gallery -Jackson Hole, Wyoming Ranch Inn Conference Center -Jackson Hole, Wyoming Orlando Museum of Art -Orlando, Florida -”From Grandmothers Brush” GALLERY EXlllBITS (GROUP AND SOLO) CONTINUED Orlando Museum of Art -Orlando, Florida -1 51 Thursday Exhibit -May, 2002 Orlando City Hall -Orlando, Florida -”Objects of Desire” Three Rivers Juried Visual Arts Exhibition -Pittsburgh, PA Period Gallery -Omaha, Nebraska Art Association of Harrisburg -Harrisburg, PA Bryant Gallery -French Quarter -New Orleans Art Assoc. Exhibit -Juror -M. Stephen Doherty Okaloosa- Walton Community College -McIlroy Gallery -Ft. Walton Beach, FL Polk Community College Gallery -Winter Haven, FL Hope Barton Fine Arts Gallery -Clerrnont. FL Mt. Dora Center for the Arts -Mt. Dora. FL Maitland Civic Center -Maitland, FL (One Woman Show) Apopka City Hall- Apopka, FL (One Woman Show) Barnett Bank -Orlando, FL South East National Bank -Orlando, FL Artistic Hand Gallery -Oviedo, FL (Featured Artist) The Florida Emporium -Longwood, FL (One Woman Show) Leu Gardens -Winter Park, FL Orlando Public Library -Orlando, FL Orlando Visual Art League Gallery -Orlando, FL Celebration Foundation -Celebration, FL (One Woman Show) Osceola Center for the Arts -Nature Conservancy Show- Kissimmee, FL Kissimrnee City Hall Exhibit -Kissirnmee, FL Angell & Phelps Cafe -Daytona, FL (One Woman Show) CATALOGS Listed in the 1998 and 2002 Arts for the Parks Catalog Listed in the 2000 New Orleans Art Association Catalog -New Orleans, LA Listed in the 2001 Three Rivers Juried Visual Arts Exhibition Catalog -Pittsburgh, PA Listed in the 2002 Period Gallery Invitational Catalog -Omaha, NE REVIEWS Celebration News -August, 2002 -Celebration, FL Oh Arts- 2001 -Orlando, FL Polk County News Chief- Winter Haven, FL 2000 Apopka Chief- Apopka, FL 2000 Orlando Sentinel -Orlando, FL 1999, 2002 Get Up & Go -Leesburg, FL 1999 Oviedo Voice -Oviedo, FL 1999 Art Associations -Orange County Artist League Orlando Visual Artist League Crealde Art Center Maitland Art Center National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society I have exhibited both traditional and abstract paintings in many local shows and my work has been included in numerous private collections in the United States.