I am a self-taught photographer from Santa Rosa, California. I grew up on a sheep and egg ranch next to what is now known as Spring Lake Regional Park where I have many fond memories of feeding baby chicks and lambs as well as riding on our old tractor with my father. I was educated in Santa Rosa, California and worked for several years in the banking industry until meeting my husband. Having raised our children on a small ranch in the SE hills of Sonoma Countyfor many years, I am continually surrounded by the constant beauty and splendor of nature, my endless source for photographic inspiration.

Elements of my photographer’s palette include light, mood and substance whether my subjects are incredible landscapes, vibrant sunsets, beautiful waterscapes, as well as limitless creative interpretations of my photographic art through the Digital Darkroom of Adobe Photoshop. For several years I learned valuable operational, instructional and technical skills working in the digital darkroom of Adobe Photoshop from an Certified Adobe Tutorial Master here in Santa Rosa and began taking photographs with a Canon Elan 7 film camera, Canon 10D, Canon 5D but now shoot exclusively with the Canon 5DMark III digital camera and print all my work (prints, canvas, note cards, and postcards), with the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 or the Epson Stylus Pro 9890. In 2002 I became an active member of Santa Rosa Photographic Society Camera Club and learned many tools and techniques of the trade from so many locally talented photographers. It was then I developed my own style which I hope you will enjoy as you peruse my body of work. My portfolio consists of film, digital, creative and abstract images. I have recently revised my entire website to allow the client to view my art full screen to visualize up close the image you may have in mind for your home, office or business space.

Please visit my photographic world at:  www.lindacaldwellphotography.com

 In 2013 I worked as Assistant Director with the owner of an upscale Gallery in Santa Rosa, CA until it’s closing December 31st where I participated as one of the exhibitors as well.  I am a member of Professional Photographer’s of America.  Currently I am a solo artist with ongoing exhibits as well as having Collections at Summit State Bank/Santa Rosa Montgomery Village and Rohnert Park Branches And Sutter Landmark Medical Center Lab Offices along with 5 images displayed as part of a 29 local Artist Collection at the new Sutter Regional Hospital and 2 image Collection hanging at the new Sutter MOB Building in Santa Rosa, CA and a private collection in St. Helena.  I also exhibit my art at: Art At The Source/Sebastopol,  CA, group art exhibits, Marin Fair, craft festivals as well as having had several winning images published in Best Of Artist Books, emerging artist magazines, worldwide international photo contests including photographic venues in New York, Argentina and in 2014, 2 images were part of the 3rd Biennial and Fine Art Photography Exhibition in Malaga, Spain.  In 2010, I self-published my first book, ‘The Birth Of An Image…A Photographer’s Personal Reflection of that Intimate Moment.’   

In 2015, I expanded my scope of work to include being an Event Planner for my daughter’s wedding.  It was a covered event by our local newspaper as well because my daughter is an avid skater in the Sonoma County Roller Derby and was married in her roller derby skates as well as all her bridesmaids escorted down the aisle in their skates.  Unusual but very classy!

I have been blessed to experience many spectacular photographic moments on my journey through life that I now wish to share them with others.

Exhibitions and Awards

IPA International Photography Awards, October 2016, Professional Category 
Architecture/Interiors  Honorable Mention Award for:                  LINES AND CURVES
Digitally Enhanced Special Effects Honorable Mention: HEAD SHOT
Digitally Enhanced Special Effects Honorable Mention: FEELING SPIRITED & SPONTANEOUS
Fine Art Special Category OTHER Honorable Mention:  HEAD SHOT
Fine Art Special Category OTHER Honorable Mention:  FEELING SPIRITED & SPONTANEOUS
8th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers:
Finalist for Fine Art Category and Finalist for Portraits Category, 2015
Finalists and First Place Awardees invited to Berlin in February 2016 for Awards and Exhibit.

Fall Arts Festival in Montgomery Village, Juried Art Booth exhibit, September, 2015, Santa Rosa, California

Day on the Green Spring Arts Festival in Montgomery Village, Juried Art Booth exhibit, April, 2015, Santa Rosa, California 

Riverfront Gallery, Petaluma, Ca., Juried Photography Exhibit, 2015

Healdsburg Center For The Arts,  Members exhibit, 2015

Sebastopol Center For The Arts,  Members exhibit, 2015

International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention Awards for Professional Category Abstract Images: Misaligned and Corridors, 2014

Summit State Bank, Bicentennial Home Office, Santa Rosa, California, Art Collection 3 pieces, 2014

Healdsburg Arts Festival, Juried Art Booth exhibit, September, 2014, Downtown Plaza in Healdsburg, CA

Wine and Swine Art Festival, Juried Art Booth exhibit, August, 2014, Downtown Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, California

Sutter Medical Center Of Santa Rosa,  Santa Rosa, CA: Hospital Art Collection participant among 28 local artists in which I have 5 framed print pieces hung in various locations of the new hospital opening in October 2014

Day on the Green Spring Arts Festival in Montgomery Village, Juried Art Booth exhibit, April, 2014, Santa Rosa, California 

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA: Juried ‘Seeing Red’ Exhibit, 1 piece selected, 2014

Riverfront Gallery, Petaluma, CA: Juried Photography Exhibit, 1 piece selected for exhibit, 2014

Assistant Director of Kathleen McCallum Gallery, Montgomery Village Shopping Center, Santa Rosa, CA, 2012-2013

Healdsburg Arts Festival, Juried Art Booth exhibit, September, 2013, Downtown Plaza in Healdsburg, CA

Biquor and Biquor of Beverly Hills Hair Salon, Montgomery Village, 30 print pieces exhibited, Santa Rosa, CA 2013

Fall Art Festival at Montgomery Village, Juried Art Booth exhibit, 2013

Art Works Downtown, 1 piece exhibited, San Rafael, CA 2013

Marin County Fair, 3 images selected and exhibited, San Rafael, CA, 2013

Marin Society Of Artists, ‘Fresh Art’ Exhibition, Ross, CA 2013

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Gallery exhibition: ‘Up Up And Away’, Sebastopol, CA, 2013

Art At The Source Open Studios, Studio Share in June, 2013

Art At The Source Preview Exhibit at Sebastopol Center for the Arts Gallery, Sebastopol, CA 2013

Sebastopol Gallery, Sebastopol, CA: Art At The Source Community Showcase exhibition, 2013

Risk Gallery, Sebastopol, CA: Art At The Source Community Showcase exhibition, 2013

Day On The Green at Montgomery Village: Juried booth exhibition of art, 2013

Riverfront Gallery, Petaluma, CA: Juried Photography Exhibit, 2013

Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA: ‘Seeing Red’ Member’s Exhibit, 2013

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA: Juried ‘Reflection’ Exhibit, 2013

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA; Grand Opening Members Exhibit, 2012,

1st Place recipient for the image, Into The Stormy Mist, in the Seascape Category for the 4th Edition of Julia Margaret Cameron International Photography Awards (Women Only). All 12 woman are invited to Paris next year to exhibit their winning image prepared and hung in a prestigious Gallery. October, 2013

Healdsburg Fine Arts Festival (Booth Exhibition) on the Plaza Green in Healdsburg, CA, September, 2012

2nd Annual Art and Music Festival (Booth Exhibition) in Rohnert Park, CA, August, 2012,

Fall Art Festival At Montgomery Village (Booth Exhibition), August, 2012, Santa Rosa, CA,

Pelican Gallery, Petaluma, California Art At The Source/1 piece exhibited May 8th-July 7, 2012

Sutter Medical Center Hospital of Santa Rosa, CA, 2nd Solo Hallway exhibition, 30 framed pieces exhibited, May-June, 2012

Finley Community Center, Santa Rosa, California, Art At The Source members, 1 piece exhibited: May 3rd-June 15, 2012

Pedersen’s Furniture Store, Santa Rosa, California, 1 piece exhibited: May-June 2012, Art At The Source Member’s

Art At The Source/1 piece exhibited: May 1st-June 12, 2012

Riverfront Gallery, Petaluma, California, Juried photography exhibit, 2 pieces exhibited: March 7th-May 6th, 2012

Day On The Green At Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa, California Booth and Art Exhibit from 10am to 4pm April 15, 2012

WPGA invitation only from Julia Margaret Cameron international contest from my First Edition winning image ‘ELEGANT TULIPS’ to participate in a charitable ‘art auction’ exhibition. ‘Elegant Tulips’ was printed, framed and hung along with other selected winning images at The Palais de Glace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Proceeds donated to Save the Children, January, 2012.

Hudson Street Winery, Healdsburg, California, Group venue with Santa Rosa Photography Members, 6-8 images exhibited. November 1st-December 31, 2011 August 31st-October 31, 2011

Wine Country Group/Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, Sebastopol, California: 40 images exhibited throughout office: July 21st-September 30, 2011

Art At The Source Open Studios, Sebastopol, California: June 4-5, 11-12, 2011

2nd Place, Category Landscapes/Cityscapes in Non-Pro Division / 2nd Phase Winners Announced: May 30, 2011 for Julia Margaret Cameron (Woman Only)International Photography Contest. Image Selected: Dancing Trees Honorable Mention, Category Fine Art in Non-Pro Division. Image Selected: Entwined In Vines Both Images were published in the Julia Margaret Cameron Award Book 2011.

Invitation only/Photography Exhibition for Rohnert Park Main Library for 12 days/August 2010 Entwined In Vines

Solo Exhibition for sale of 2 large framed and matted images and 2 framed 40″ x 50+” canvas images at the Montgomery Village Branch of Summit State Bank in Santa Rosa, CA: Ongoing/beginning July 15, 2010

Finalist in Non-Pro Division / 1st Phase 2010 Julia Margaret Cameron (Women Only) International Photography Contest. Dancing Trees and Elegant Tulips selected. Both images were published in November in a 2010 hardcover edition.

Sutter Medical Center/Santa Rosa, CA: Emergency Room Corridor/Hallway, 1st Floor Solo Exhibit: 32 images for sale during the months of May and June, 2010

IPA International Photography Awards contest 2009: 2nd Place Overall Top Winner in Category: Moving Images/NonPro Image Selected: Western Yellowjacket Colony 2nd Place Overall Top Winner in Category: Fine Art Landscape/NonPro Image Selected: Dancing Trees 3rd Place Overall Top Winner in Category: Seasons/NonPro Image Selected: Autumn In Vermillion Lake (Alberta’s Rockies) All 3 images will be promoted and placed in IPA Best Of Show Book published 2009.

One image curated/selected by Sarah Rosen, Editor of powerHouse Magazine, Publisher of Miss Rosen Editions and former Associate Publisher and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Publicity for powerHouse Magazine for BEST of SHOW exhibition (45 Image Exhibition)as an 18″ x 30″ facemount print at Splashlight Studios in Soho, New York October 17th and 18th, 2009 in prelude to LUCIE AWARDS at Lincoln Art Center, New York on October 19, 2009 Exhibition will travel internationally for several months to several countries after IPA Lucie Awards in October, 2009

Solo Exhibition for sale of 6 large framed and matted images at Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation/OBGYN Office location in the Landmark Medical Building, Santa Rosa, CA Ongoing/beginning January 2010

Solo Exhibition for sale of 8 large framed and matted images and 3 framed 30″ x 40″ canvas images at new Branch of Summit State Bank in Rohnert Park, CA Ongoing/beginning October 2009

Healdsburg Fine Art and Craft Fair, Solo Booth Exhibit, 2007, 2008, 2009, coming September 2010

Exhibited and sold personally produced calendars and notecards: Copperfield’s Books & Music, Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, CA, as well as various local businesses, Santa Rosa, CA, 2004-2009

California State Winner in Kennedy Promotions of Williamsburg, Virginia, 1 image, Dancing Trees, received Honorable Mention Award and was published in Best of Artists State Photography Book

2007 National Photography Winner in Kennedy Promotions of Williamsburg, Virginia, 2 images, Dancing Trees and Rails To Poppies, were published in Best Of Artists National Photography Artists And Artisans Book

2007 Top Finalist in Photographer Forum Magazine‘s (Serbin Publications) Spring Photography Contest, Santa Barbara, CA for the past 7 years in a row. My winning selected images: Dancing Trees, Elegant Tulips, New Life At The Barn, Winter At Cooper Landing2, Entwined In Vines and Rippled In Reflections have been published in Best Of Artists Books, 2005-2011

Honorable Mention Award, Elegant Tulips, 2006 *2nd Place Overall Top Winner, Cash Award from Photographer’s Forum Magazine and Camera w Lens System Award from co-sponsor Canon, Image: “Mount Rundle Sunrise2” was published in the November/Winter Issue of PF Magazine and in their Best Of Photography Book

2008 National Arts Program Exhibition/City of Santa Rosa Residents at the Finley Center, 1 piece exhibited

2007 Board Of Supervisors Office, Santa Rosa, CA, Solo Exhibit in conjunction with Arts Council Of Sonoma County, 2007

2008 Arts Council Of Sonoma County, Members Exhibit, 2007

2008 Art In The Redwoods, Gualala, CA, Members Artist Exhibit

2005-2009 AJ Graphics and Design, Collaboration with Santa Rosa Photographic Society, Santa Rosa, CA

4 images selected over the years for their Business Calendars: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 Santa Rosa Photography Society

Santa Rosa Photographic Society Membership: End of Year Competition Award (B Level) 2005, 2006; High Point Average Award (B Level) 2005

(PIC) Photo Image Challenge Award; Best Image of The Year, 2006; High Point Average Award (A Level),2007; High Point Average (AA Level),2nd Place, 3rd Place Overall Creative Division (AA Level),2008 Al Shelton Competition: 1st Place (Landscape/Seascape Division)

2009 Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Santa Rosa, CA, Several 1st-5th Place Ribbons in Amateur Photography, 2004-2006; Best Of Selection, 2005; Professional Photographer Division, Several 1st-5th Place Ribbons, 2007, 2008 Sonoma Marin Fair, Petaluma, CA, Several 1st-5th Place; Advanced Amateur Photography Ribbons in 2004-2006. Advanced Amateur Class Division Award 2005; Professional Fine Art Photography Division Award Overall Best of Show and several 1st-4th Place Ribbons in 2007, 2nd and 3rd Place Ribbons, 2008 Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa, CA, Several 1st-5th Place Photography Ribbons, 2004-2007

Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA, Honorable Mention Award, 2006, 1st Place Award, 2007, Special Award for Landscape Division

2008 Marin Arts Council, Members Exhibit at the Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, 2005-2009

Gallery 1, Petaluma, CA, Artist Exhibit, 2005-2009

Plaza Art Center Gallery, Healdsburg, CA, Showcase Artist and Members Exhibit for 2005-2009 BEST OF SHOW for a Body of Work “Flash” Photography Showcase, 2009, August

2010 Sebastopol Center For The Arts, Members Exhibits for 2005-2007

Top Finalist in National Parks Pass Experience Your America Photo Contest

2006 Redwood Coast Land Conservancy Award at Art In The Redwoods, Gualala, CA, 1 image: Dancing Trees was selected

2006 Santa Rosa Photography Society / Sonoma County Watercolor Artists, Collaboration exhibition show in Santa Rosa, CA Montgomery Village Court

2006 Santa Rosa Photography Society, Group Exhibit at Pedroncelli Winery, 2006 Nugalleria Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA, Artist Exhibit, 2004

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Sebastopol Center For The Arts

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