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Pop Up! Linda Fillhardt 8/24 & 25

La Sala is excited to announce the summer series of Pop Up Stores. On select weekends we’ll host NM local artists and craftspersons as they set up a pop up shop and sell their work. Shop and support local!

The Altered Reality series is a melding of still life, landscape and surrealism. These works are about contrasts and differences; they are playful and dream-like. I like putting together odd and ordinary things. I also like the merging of the photos into the paint.  It is a way to emphasize what is real and what is not. 

I am a contemporary mixed-media artist who works in Santa Cruz, CA and Santa Fe, New Mexico.  I am interested in printmaking, painting, photograph, and encaustic and often combine these mediums.  Usually my work is a collage of a variety of materials.  Monotypes, monoprints, photos, drawing and transfers are collaged onto paper or panel and then paint or encaustic may be added.  
A former graphic designer, I took up printmaking and painting in 1987.  I studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1993 to 1997, and printmaking through many workshops both locally and abroad, including a month long printmaking workshop at Santa Reparata Studios in Florence, Italy in 1998, and a variety of workshops at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California.  In Santa Fe, I have taken workshops from Dan Weldon in solar plate making, Ron Pokrasso in collage/printmaking, Judy Just in Akua water base printmaking and digital photography at Santa Fe Workshops.  I am a juried member of the California Society of Printmakers, The Los Angeles Printmakers, and The Boston Printmakers.    I have also taken workshops through Santa Fe Photo Workshops and encaustic workshops at the Encaustic Art Institute.  
Since 1987, my work has been included in many regional and national juried exhibits and in collections nationwide.  In 2013, I had a solo show at the Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest, California.  In 2012, I won the Jurors Award at the Insight Show of New Mexico Women Photographers. In 2011, my work was included in the New Mexico Art in Public Places collection and also won Best of Show at the Encaustic Art Institute’s National Juried Show.  In 2010, I was included in the Janet Turner National Print Competition and Exhibition.  In 2004, I was second place in the Los Gatos Museum Show in California.  I’ve had solo shows at the The Main Galley in CA, Gallery House in CA, Works on Paper Gallery in NM, and ViVO Contemporary in NM.  

When: August 24 & 25, 2019

Where: La Sala de Galisteo

5637 Rt. 41 Galisteo, NM 87540

Time: Saturday and Sundays 11 AM – 5 PM

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