The art of Linda Oszajca!
One thing that distinguishes Linda’s art from others is first, her versatility and second, her unique viewpoint of her subject. Ms.Oszajca uses color, space and tight cropping to make a strong visual statement. Linda’s deep love of Hawaii, hula and the tropical plants of Hawaii is reflected in her work. She has many interests and expresses herself in several medium, most recently art quilts and wall hangings. Linda Oszajca has also used her abilities to illustrate children’s books, create portraits and public commissions. Having spent most of her adult life in Hawaii, her work can be found in most major collections in Hawaii and graces many corporate, public, commercial spaces, and private residences. Linda has exhibited extensively in Hawaii and has also been represented in exhibits in Tokyo, Paris, California and Nevada.
TEACHING: In her long career as an artist, Linda has worked as a graphic designer, textile designer, illustrator, fine artist and art teacher. In Hawaii she taught many workshops related to Graphic and Textile design. Linda taught at Honolulu Community College, University of Hawaii, Adult Education, Chaminade College and as both “Artist in the Schools” and “Artist in Residence” for the Hawaii Department of Education. In 2005, she was Appointed Artistic Partner as part of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the arts program that qualifies art teachers to partner (mentor) with classroom teachers to supervise and assist them in integrating art into the curriculum. While teaching art at Jarrett Middle School she was Awarded an Arts Excellence Grant from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts & the Hawaii Arts Alliance for excellence in the Arts and a “Good Idea Grant” from the Public School Foundation for Hawaiian Ipu/gourd drum making with culturally significant designs.
After moving to Las Vegas, Linda began teaching Art Fundamentals and Graphic Design at The Art Institute of Las Vegas. Currently, she is offering various workshops in design beginning in 2015.
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: (selected)
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawaii
Mayor’s Office 0f Culture and the Arts, Honolulu
Persis Corporation (Honolulu Advertiser Collection), Honolulu
Campbell Estate, Honolulu
Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort, Honolulu
Kaiser Permanente, Honolulu
Waikiki Beach Marriot Hotel, Honolulu
Pohai Nani Senior Citizens Home, Kaneohe
Kawena Corporation, Honolulu-Portraits
Kailua Public Library, Adult and Children’s Rooms