(503) 691-1586 linda@amanarts.com

About Linda

Linda Aman

Aman Arts
P.O. Box 344
Star, ID 83669

(208)-286-0244
(503) 691-1586

linda@amanarts.com

 

 

General Information

Owner of “Aman Arts Inc.”

  • Professional art in galleries, one person shows, competitions and exhibitions
  • Art instructor, judge, writer and consultant
  • Specializes in all levels of teaching: art concepts, techniques and design  
  • Art sales in galleries, web and personal showings

  • Signature member of the Idaho Watercolor Society & Western Federation of Watercolor Societies
  • Juried member of Watercolor Society of Oregon and Oregon Society of Artists.
  • Member of Nampa Art Guild, Art ExpressionsInternational Society of Experimental Artists, Idaho Arts CouncilThe Art Museum of Eastern Idaho and Northwest Watercolor Society
  • Former member of Umpqua Valley Arts Association OregonCity of Tualatin Arts Committee, Lake Area Artist, Painter’s Showcase, Color Fusion, and Buffalo Grass Art Society

Why I Teach

  • Over the years as a professional artist and instructor I have developed workshops and classes to fit the requests and needs of artists.
  • In my continuing quest for excellence in my work and yours, I offer new classes, workshops and venues.
  • My job is to accelerate your education. I teach at a number of venues in Idaho and Oregon and often other states when an organization contracts a workshop for their artists.

If you don’t see a Class or Workshop I teach in your area, you may be able to schedule one by contacting me here. I also have an online critique available for a personalized class.

I look forward to working with you to take you to the next level in your art.

Awards and Exhibitions

 

  • Honorable Mention Western Idaho State Fair 2017
  • 2nd Place Nampa Art Guild 2017
  • Juried in Western Federation Society 2017 Eugene, Oregon
  • 1st Place Gold Award Nampa Art Guild 2016
  • 1st Place Western Idaho State Fair 2016
  • Judges Choice Nampa Art Guild 2016
  • Signature Status with the Western Federation Society 2016
  • Merchandise Award Nampa Art Guild 2015
  • Honorable Mention Western Idaho State Fair 2015
  • Honorable Mention Idaho Watercolor Society 2015
  • Honorable Mention Nampa Art Guild 2015
  • Juried in Western Federation Society 2015 Lubbock, Texas
  • 2nd Place — Landscapes — Western Idaho State Fair 2014
  • Juried in Western Federation Society 2014 Scottsdale, AZ
  • Judges Choice Nampa Art Guild 2013
  • Merit Award Nampa Art Guild 2013
  • Honorable Mention — Landscapes — Western Idaho State Fair 2013
  • First Place Tulip Festival 2013
  • 2 Honorable Mentions Western Idaho State Fair 2012
  • First Place – Nampa Art Guild 2012
  • First Place Watercolor Tulip Festival Oregon 2012
  • First Place Watercolor –Tulip Festival Oregon 2011
  • Signature Status with the Idaho Watercolor Society 2011
  • Second Place, People’s Choice – Initial Point Art Expressions 2011
  • Juried in Western Federation Society- 2011 Albuquerque, NM
  • People’s Choice -Tulip Festival Oregon 2010
  • 2 Awards Western Idaho State Fair Best of Still Life -First Place 2010; Honorable Mention 2010
  • Third Place – Idaho Watercolor Society 2010
  • Second Place & Honorable Mention – Western Idaho State Fair
  • State Wide Travel Show – Ed Robinson Memorial Award, Idaho Watercolor Society 2009
  • 25th Annual Capital Rotunda Show Boise, Idaho 2009-2017
  • Second Place – Oregon Society of Artists, Portland Rose Festival 2008
  • Juried Show Southminster Presbyterian Church 2008
  • Second Place – Tulip Festival, Oregon 2007
  • Honorable Mention -Lake Area Artist Show 2007
  • Blue Moon showings 2007-2008
  • Color Fusion- Doerr Gallery-Nov 2006
  • WSO Fall Juried Show – Gold Beach 2006
  • Oregon Society of Artists Gallery Grand Opening Sept 2006;
Juried Shows
  • Fine Art in Miniature Holiday Show — Finer Frames, Eagle, Idaho 2017
  • Art Idaho — The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls Juried Exhibition 2017
  • Idaho Falls Arts Council 8th & 9th Annual National Juried Exhibition 2016, 2017
  • Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • Idaho Watercolor Society — 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • Nampa Art Guild — 2009-2017
  • Western Idaho State Fair 2009-2017
  • International Art Show with Jazz fundraiser for tsunami victims 2006
  • Lake Oswego Festival of Arts Chronicle Show 2006
  • Lakewood Center Award – LakeArea Artist Show 2006
  • WSO Juried show-Beaverton  – 2006
  • Tualatin Twelve Watercolor Show – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Juried in Beaverton Visual Arts Showcase 2006
  • Grand Prize – Oregon Society of Artists, Portland Rose Festival Show 2005
  • Honorable Mention Ribbon – Festival of Tulips Show Woodburn  2005
  • A Panorama of Watercolors – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Art Splash Show – 2000 through 2008
  • The Magic of Art – 2004
  • WSO Juried show – Ashland, 2004
  • Oregon Society of Artists, Portland Rose Festival – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
  • Portland Rose Society – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • State Fair Professional (Water Color – Division) – 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005
  • Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Show – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,2006, 2008
  • Wilsonville Festival of the Arts – 2003
  • JBH Corporation Art Showing – 2001
Featured Artist
  • One of Three Featured Artists, Finer Frames — Eagle, Idaho
  • One Person Showing St Al’s Hospital — Boise
  • One Person Showing St Luke’s Hospital – Boise
  • One Person Showing Eagle City Hall – Eagle
  • Nampa Civic Center Savor the Arts – Nampa
  • One Person showing in The Pearl District — Portland
  • Solo Art Show, Nevado Gallery, Camas, WA
  • M Review Marylhurst University Journal of Visual & Literary Arts
  • Lake Oswego Review, Lake Oswego, OR
  • Featured Artist, Umpqua Bank, Lake Oswego, OR
  • Featured Artist, Umpqua Bank, Tualatin, OR  Featured Artist
  • One Person Showing, Meridian Park Hospital, Tualatin, OR
  • Featured Artist, Yvette’s Gallery, Milwaukie, OR
  • Featured Artist, Yamhill Gallery, Newberg, OR
  • Featured Artist, Forrest Gallery
  • Featured Artist, Frame Central, Tigard, OR – One month Showing
Show Judge
  • Southwest Washington Watercolor Society Judge and Workshop Instructor — April 2017
  • Canyon County Fair Art Division – July 2012
  • Southwest Washington Watercolor Society Judge and Workshop Instructor – September 2012
  • Judge for Student Art Show, Cole Christian School, Boise
Speaking Engagements and Demonstrations
  • College of Eastern Idaho Speaker and Demonstration 2017
  • Eastern Idaho Technical College Speaker and Demonstration 2015, 2016
  • WSO watercolor retreat instructor Menucha 2013
  • Guest artist, instructor and critique for Idaho Watercolor Society 2009-2017
  • Art store classes and demonstrations, Maui, HI – 2012
  • Nampa Art Guild Speaker and Demonstration, Nampa – 2009 through 2013
  • Boise Blue Store Watercolor Floral Demo, Boise
  • Watercolor Society of Oregon Featured Speaker and Demonstration, Portland – 2009
  • Art Media Store Watercolor Floral Demo Graham Paints, Portland
  • Painter’s Showcase Demonstration-Clayboard, Portland
  • Buffalo Grass Society of Artists – Clayboard workshop, Portland
  • Training for Art Literacy Public School program, Tualatin
  • Lake Oswego Festival of Arts Featured Speaker and Demonstration – 2006-008
  • Guest Speaker- ACSI Teacher Convention, Portland
  • Yamhill Gallery
  • Art Splash
  • Portland Rose Society, Portland
  • Lake Oswego Festival of Arts, Lake Oswego
  • Umpqua Bank, Tualatin and Lake Oswego
  • Guest Speaker Oregon Society of Artist Demonstration, Portland
Gallery Showings
  • Finer Frames, Eagle, ID
  • Gaia Gallery, Eagle, ID
  • Idaho State Capital, Boise, ID
  • The Artizan, McCall, ID
  • Nevado Gallery, solo show, WA
  • Doerr Gallery, OR
  • Frame Central, OR
  • Howden Art, West Linn, OR
  • The Biscuit Gallery, Gold Beach, OR
  • Art and Soul Gallery, Ashland, OR
  • Yamhill Gallery, Newberg, OR
  • Yvette’s Gallery, Milwaukie, OR
  • The Gallery at Willamette LLC, West Linn, OR
  • Forrest Gallery, Eugene, OR
Publications
  • Articles, Idaho Watercolor Society 2011-2017
  • Articles, Watercolor Society of Artists 2011-2013
  • Articles, Eagle Informer Magazine, 2010-2013

What Students Are Saying:

 

"Linda does a nice combination of demos and hands on time. Things explained well too!"

"The workshop was great! This is all new to me and appreciate your patience."

"Great step-by-step instructions"

"I appreciate your willingness and ability to pass on your talent and expertise"

"Great class-can’t believe we accomplished so much. "

"Linda shares a wealth of experience and knowledge"