Linda Kirvan

Fine Art

Recent Exhibitions and Events:

Art at the Mill. April 23rd to May 8th, Clarke County Historical Association sponsors the show at the Burwell-Morgan Mill, in Millwood, VA.

Bucks County Plein Air Festival, Newtown, PA. from June 6th to June 11th.

Publishers Invitational Plein Air in the Adirondacks, Paul Smith’s College, Paul Smith, NY from June 12th to June 19th.

Oxford Fine Art Fair
May 13, 14 & 15, 2016.
Friday evening Preview Party 6-8 PM is a ticketed event. Show is open to the public on Saturday, 10-5 and Sunday, 10-4.
The Oxford Community Center is located at 200 Oxford Road, Oxford, MD 21654, 410-226-5904 for information on the Preview Party. Solo Show at Gallery 322
322 North Market, Frederick, MD 21701
Opening Reception: March 5, 2016, First Saturday, from 5pm to 9pm
Gallery hours: Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm or by appointment.
Press Release with more information

One Person Show: Gallery 322 presents an exhibition of the recent work of Linda Kirvan, Ordinary People-Everyday Lives, in which she explores the relationships we have with the landscape around us as we work and play. June 7 – 29, 2014

Local Color Show Linda Kirvan has been chosen by Juror Nancy Tankersley, to be one of the representatives of the Delmarva Peninsula, in the 2014 Local Color Show. The show will be held in the historic Tidewater Inn in Easton, MD from 12 PM on Friday, July 18 to Sunday, July 20th at 4 PM in conjunction with the Easton Plein Air Festival. This is the 10th consecutive year she has been juried into this event that represents the best painters of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. Last year she was awarded the honor of Best in Show for her painting Baiting Up by juror Hiu Lai Chong of Rockville

My oil painting Dogwood Lace was accepted into the MAPAPA- Views of the Mid-Atlantic show at the Top of the World Tower, 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 6th from 5:30 to 7:30. The exhibition runs from September 7th to October 13th. Due to security I must submit any names wishing to attend the reception to the Tower by September 4th. The reception is free but they must have your name on the attendee list. If you wish to attend please email me at by September 4th.
Dogwood Lace
Dogwood Lace
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Linda Kirvan was chosen by juror, Eric Bowman, to participate in the Local Color Show at the Tidewater Inn, in Easton, MD from Friday, July 19th at noon through Sunday, July 21st, 2013 at 4pm. The Tidewater Inn is located at the corners of Dover and Goldsboro Streets in the historic Eastern Shore town of Easton, MD. It is sponsored by the Working Artists Forum, Inc and part of the Plein Air Easton Competition & Arts Festival. This painting Baiting Up by Linda Kirvan won Best of Show at the Local Color Show.
Baiting Up
Baiting Up
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  • Local Color Art Show – Friday, July 17th to Sunday July 19th, 2015 at the Tidewater Inn, 101 Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601
  • Plein Air Easton Quick Draw – In the streets of downtown Easton
    Painting - Saturday, July 18th, 2015
  • VIEWS: Expressive Landscapes –Gallery 20 East, 20 East Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268
    July 17th to August 23rd, 2015
  • Academy Art Museum – Annual Members Show
    106 South Street, Easton, MD 21601
    July 25th to September 7th, 2015
  • Attending the Plein Air Expo in Monterey, CA – April 13-18, 2015
  • Grace Afloat was juried into Maryland Federation of Art show “Either Fish or Fowl” April 16th to May 31st at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403. Opening Reception: Sunday, April 26th – 3-5 PM
  • Juried Oxford Fine Arts Fair – Oxford, MD May 15, 16 & 17th Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford, MD 21654 Friday, May 15th Opening Gala, 6-8PM, Saturday, May 16 10-5, and Sunday May 17, 10-4.
  • Juried Mountain Maryland Plein Air – Cumberland, MD June 2 -7, 2015 - Third Place
  • Participating in the Plein Air Adirondack Invitational – Paul Smith College, NY June 14 – 21st
  • Participating in the juried 2013 Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competion and Exhibition. The painting event dates are May 29-31 throughout Allegany and Garrett Counties in Western Maryland. The opening of the exhibition is Saturday, June 1, 6 to 8 pm at the Saville Gallery. Exhibition continues until June 16th at the Saville Gallery, 9 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502 Sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council.
  • Participating in the Local Color Show Friday June 22nd, 2012 beginning at noon until Sunday July 24th, ending at 4 PM at The Tidewater Inn, 101 East Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601 in conjuction with the Easton Plein Air.
  • Easton Main Street Banner Participant, Easton, MD, July - November, 2011
  • Selection of work currently on view at Gallery 322, which is located in the historic district of downtown Frederick at 322 North Market St., Frederick, MD 21701 240 529-7743
  • Inclusion in the 2012 Mountain Maryland Plein Air Calendar, sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council.
  • Showing in the Gallery 322 Summer Show Fresh Air - Fresh Paint through August 2011.
  • Mountain Maryland Plein Air, June 1 -12, 2011 in Cumberland, MD.
  • Gallery 322, Frederick, MD, Close to the Land, October 2010
    One Person Show
  • Easton Main Street Banner Participant, Easton, MD, July - November, 2010
    Banner Auction - in the top five money earners
  • “Local Color” Exhibit, The Tidewater Inn, Easton, MD, July 2010
    Honorable Mention for Summer’s Bounty
  • Mountain Maryland Plein Air, Cumberland, MD May 26-30, 2009; June 2-6, 2010
    Third Prize in Quick Draw for Merchant’s Alley

An exhibition of oil paintings by Linda Kirvan at Gallery 322


Bright and bold or soft and subtle color is the heart and soul of a painting. COLOR NOTES, the work of Linda Kirvan is the featured one person show at Gallery 322 during the month of March. Color is the function of light and light creates the color we see. image001COLOR NOTES is bursting with color in both the landscape and still life oil paintings of Linda Kirvan. The quality of light is evident in the variety of paintings in this exhibition. The bright colors of fruit and flowers reveal a playfulness in their execution. The regional color palettes of the Bahamas and the South West impart a sense of place, and the light identifies the time of day. Lift your spirits with these colorful paintings and think Spring. The show will open on Saturday, March 3, 2012 during First Saturday in downtown Frederick from noon until 9:00PM. The Artist’s Reception is Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00PM. Gallery 322 is located in the heart of historic Frederick at 322 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701. Specializing in contemporary realism, Gallery 322, which has seven member artists has established a reputation for it high quality art work. The members work will be shown in the auxiliary galleries. The Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5:00PM. Visit us on weekends or at The gallery phone number is 240 529-7743.

image002 What: COLOR NOTES exhibit by Linda Kirvan
Where: Gallery 322, 322 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
When: Opening on Saturday, March 3, 2012 and continuing through March 31, 2012
Hours: First Saturday: March 3rd Noon - 9:00PM
Artist’s Reception: Sunday, March 11th 5:00 – 7:00PM
Open weekends: Saturday and Sunday Noon – 5:00PM
Additional information or images: Linda Kirvan 301 346-5687 or