This Weekend: The Tuesday Painters and Goat Yoga

June 13, 2024 / News

Hello all,

We have two things going on this weekend that you will enjoy.  First, we are exhibiting paintings by The Tuesday Painters.  Second, it’s time for our first Goat Yoga session of the year.  We’ll tell you a little about each below.

The Tuesday Painters

As part of our 2024 Wine and Art Series, we are hosting an exhibit of original paintings by a group of eight experienced and accomplished fine art painters who meet on Tuesdays to paint together, learn from each other, and inspire each other.  Some members of this local group have been meeting for as long as 30 years!  The paintings on exhibit include portraiture, landscape, wildlife, and still life topics.

Aging Gracefully
© Jodi O’Connell


The painters are Sandy Cook, Linda Goddard, Saboora Haider, Jodi O’Connell, Don Ouellette, Mary Pfister, Kristin Simanek, and Emily Sloviko.  Their paintings will be on display in the Links Bridge tasting room from June 8–30.  Open weekends, 11 am to 6 pm and other days by appointment. (To make an appointment, call 301-466-2413.)

Goat Yoga

The first of this year’s goat yoga sessions, brought to you by Goat for the Soul, is Saturday, June 15, 10 am-Noon.

The ticket price includes a mimosa before the class begins (come a little early!) and a complimentary tasting of 7 wines up at the tasting room when the class is over.  We invite you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the terrace or down by the river.

To sign up, go to the Goat for the Soul website.

Hope to see you this weekend!

Joan & Bob

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Goat Yoga by the Riffle at Links Bridge Vineyards!

May 20, 2024 / News

Hello all,

This is just a short note to tell you that Goat Yoga is coming your way once again!  Enjoy a yoga experience on a grassy lawn overlooking the Monocacy River, at a peaceful but pleasantly babbling stretch we call “The Riffle.”

The  first of this year’s goat yoga sessions is June 15, 10 am-Noon.  If you can’t be there for the first, though, we’ll also have sessions on July 28th and September 15th.

The ticket price includes a mimosa before the class begins (come a little early!) and a complimentary tasting of 7 wines up at the tasting room when the class is over.  We invite you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the terrace or down by the river.

To sign up, go to the Goat for the Soul website.


Bob & Joan

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National Park Photos by James Schlett

May 15, 2024 / News

National Parks:  Our Best Idea
Photos by James Schlett

May 18– June 2 at Links Bridge Vineyards
Saturdays & Sundays 11am-6pm
Other days by appointment

Hello all!

For the 5th installment of our 2024 Wine and Art Series, Links Bridge is hosting a fantastic collection of national park photographs by James Schlett.  Jim has made photos in 185 of our national parks, many taken after long hikes to catch the right moment of “golden light” in exactly the right place.  Of special interest will be his photographs of nearby National Park sites:  Catoctin, Shenandoah, Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, and Manassas.

Catoctin Park Pathway to Spring
© James Schlett

Over the years, Jim has been selected as  Artist-In-Residence at eleven National Park sites. His photographs have been published in numerous magazines and periodicals and exhibited in  galleries and art shows where he has won competitive awards.  His interest in photography began with a grade school graduation gift of a Polaroid camera.  He has a great love of travel and his photographs include images of our national parks, cityscapes, and nature in nearly every one of the fifty states.

Shenendoah Dusk
© James Schlett

To learn more about Jim’s pictures, try the links below:

We know you’ll enjoy these pictures, so come on by!

Best wishes,
Bob and Joan

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New Exhibit: Frederick Plein Air Artists

April 27, 2024 / News

 New Exhibit:  Frederick Plein Air Artists

Hello all,

As the next installment in our 2024 Wine and Art Series, Links Bridge Vineyards will be exhibiting  paintings by members of Frederick Plein Air Artists.  The exhibit opens at our tasting room on Saturday April 27th and ends on Sunday May 12.

Fresh Cut
© James Bricker

The Frederick Plein Air Artists group was formed out of a shared desire to paint outdoors on a regular basis, in a safe environment and at inspirational locations. They paint each Wednesday, weather permitting, through November, and start up again in the spring. It is the magic of the experience, of capturing the mood, color, and light of a scene “as it happens,” that brings these artists together. The Links Bridge exhibit includes paintings by James Bricker, Margaret Huddy, Rebecca Jackson, Jane Knighton, Elayne Rogge, Paula Rubin-Wexler, Ann Schaefer, Bonny Sydnor, Peggy Thompson, and Debbie Turcotte.

As a special feature of this exhibit, the Frederick Plein Air Artists will be on hand at the tasting room on Sunday May 5 from 1-5 pm to greet and talk with visitors. This is a great opportunity to view a unique collection of 37 paintings and to meet the accomplished artists who painted them.   Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served, and wine will (as always) be available for purchase.

We hope you’ll come by!

Joan and Bob


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Landscape Paintings by Marlene Sapperstein

April 5, 2024 / News

Landscape Paintings by Marlene Sapperstein

Hello all,

From April 6-21, Links Bridge Vineyards will host “Three States Impressions,” an exhibit of landscape paintings by Maryland artist Marlene Sapperstein.

Bright Day © Marlene Sapperstein

“Three States Impressions” showcases a variety of landscapes painted from the artist’s photos on site in three different states. Marlene captures characteristic and unique natural features
of Maryland, her home, Florida, her second home, and Virginia. The exhibit invites viewers
to understand and share her enthusiasm and passion for our natural environment.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Marlene satisfied the left side of her brain by becoming a CPA and commercial real estate appraiser, while indulging the right side by becoming an accomplished painter of landscapes and waterscapes.  She has participated in and exhibited with local art organizations:  Strathmore, Montgomery Art Association, City of Gaithersburg and Rockville Art League.

We think you’ll like these paintings.  Take a look at Marlene’s website for further samples of her work.

Joan and Bob

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Prints by Veronica Barker-Barzel

March 15, 2024 / News

Prints by Veronica Barker-Barzel

As the second installment of our 2024 Wine and Art Series, Links Bridge Vineyards will host an exhibit of prints and etchings by Washington DC artist Veronica Barker-Barzel.  Come by to view this collection at our tasting room on Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-6pm, and at other days and times by appointment, from March 16 through March 30.

In Dreams
© Vero Barker-Banzel

With her father working for the U.S. Navy, Barker-Barzel spent most of her “growing up years” traveling the world, and her work reflects her early exposure to Europe and parts of Asia.  At an early stage in her development as an artist, she became “addicted to all forms of print-making.”  She completed her Post-Baccalaureate in Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2014. While attending MICA, she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Eva Wylie in printmaking. She was selected as  a member of Printmakers Inc. in 2016 and was juried into the Torpedo Factory Artist’s Association in 2017.

Barker-Barzel discusses her influences and aspirations, and shows you a fascinating selection of her prints in this You-Tube video.

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June 8-30:  The Tuesday Painters.  Portraits, still lives, landscapes, and wildlife paintings by eight very accomplished local artists.

June 15:  Goat Yoga Returns!

(Look here for our complete upcoming schedule of artists’ exhibits for the year!)

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