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  Fall 2016

Snow has now fallen here but nothing to shovel - yet. However, my mind set is still thinking about the beginning to Autumn in northern Manitoba this past September. When you can see six adult polar bears before 8 am, it is going to be a great day. Add to that the brilliant colors of fall in the tundra and your breath is taken away. I hope your Fall months have been spectacular.


Linda’s painting Just Above Freezing was chosen from thousands of entries to place 3rd in the Animal Category of the Artist’s Magazine’s 2016 Annual Contest. Her paintings Tango and Sister Act were selected as Finalists



Photo by Linda Besse
September 2016


Linda’s painting Shore Leave was selected as a Finalist in the Art Renewal Center Salon!


Richeson 75 Animals, Birds & Wildlife Finalists announced:
Linda’s paintings Shore Leave, Sister Act, and Winter Solstice were selected as Finalists. Her pieces Nakuru Stripes, and One Good Tern Deserves Another were given Meritorious Status.


Winter Solstice
32" x 22"   $8,000.
Canvas Giclée 35s/n 16"x11" $135.
Canvas Giclée 25s/n 29"x20" $375.

Cheek to Cheek    22" x 48"   $13,000.

On the Ice 
8.5" x 12.5" $1550

Call of the Wild
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
2017 Featured Print
Canvas Giclée Artist Proof
Only 5 available    20" x 33"   $350.

UPCOMING SHOWS & EVENTS     *Linda will be in attendance
Dec 2 - Jan 8 Invitational Miniature Show, Germanton Gallery, Germanton, NC, www.germantongallery.com

*Feb 1 - 4 Safari Club International Convention, Mandalay Bay Conv. Center, Las Vegas, NV,
Booths 4235, 4237, 4334, 4336

*Feb 24 - 26 Nature Works, Renaissance Hotel, Tulsa, OK, www.natureworks.org

*March 16 & 17 C.M. Russell Museum Auction, Great Falls, MT    Accepted Auction Piece: Morning Mist

15908 E. Cooper Rd., Mead, WA 99021     (509) 238-9129    Website www.BesseArt.com     Linda@BesseArt.com

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Summer 2016

Photo by Linda Besse
Black Skimmer -   May 2016

My late spring and summer have been filled with bird life. A trip to Martha’s Vineyard's southeast barrier beach in May gave me a chance to see a bird I have been waiting 15 years to see again: a black skimmer. There were at least seven nesting pairs! Other nesting birds included common terns, least terns, roseate terns, oystercatchers, piping plovers, and ruddy turnstones. This is a remote stretch of beach, and I had numerous opportunities to sit and watch them move from courting to egg-sitting to guarding their newly hatched fluff-balls.

Back home, the hummingbird fountain designed by my husband is attracting numerous birds of all kinds to our deck. I hope your summer was filled with the beauty of the outdoors.


One Good Tern Deserves Another   12" x 33"   $3700.

Nakuru Stripes    7.25" x 14.5"   $1750
SCI 2017 Miniature Art Auction

Movement   10" x 32"   $2750.

Day    18" x 32"
Part of the set Night and Day SCI 2017 Auction

Aug 26 -
Sept 17
International Guild of Realism, Gallery 1261,
Denver, CO (303) 571-1261, www.gallery1261.com
Accepted piece: Shore Leave

Aug 30 -
Sept 17
Polar Bear, snow geese, & wolf research, northern Manitoba

Sept 10 -
Nov 27
Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum,
Wausau, WI, (715) 845-7010 www.lywam.com
Accepted piece: Fontana Pantheon

Sept 29 -
Oct 2
Artists for Conservation, Grouse Resort
N. Vancouver, BC, Canada, www.natureartists.com
Accepted piece: Someone to Watch Over Me

Nov 4 -
Nov 30
Oil Painters of America Western Regional
The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
   (480) 970-3111
Accepted piece: Mirrored

Dec 2 -
Jan 8
Germanton Gallery Invitational Miniature Show
Germanton, NC, www.germantongallery.com

Terning Tide    7.75" x 13.75"
Germanton Gallery Show

15908 E. Cooper Rd., Mead, WA 99021     (509) 238-9129    Website www.BesseArt.com     Linda@BesseArt.com