If I had to describe myself with one word it would be artist - a visual artist and an artist with words. My artwork is included in Ohio Online Visual Arts Registry. I'm working with various galleries in the Midwest to promote my oil paintings and abstract light photography.


Inspirations for Home Design


Becky Linhardt


www.beckylinhardt.com                   arts@beckylinhardt.com

Member: Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati, Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry (OOVAR)


PAINTING: The oil paint is applied and moved by hand on the canvas in a rather shamanic process. My preference is to paint landscape-like abstract images. Over the years my concept of landscape painting has evolved. I am now more inclined to paint just a hint of the terrain, the weather, the atmosphere. I want this newer style to engage the viewer in ways that encourage them to layer in their own experiences and imagination – to see beyond the canvas, the paint, and what their mind records – to feel with their heart the emotions that landscape can evoke.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Vistas and details; the large and the small – both extremes capture my attention but my greatest joy is my Light Studies, those still life arrangements that I make when the low angle of natural winter sunlight provides such interesting patterns of refraction through glass, reflection from gloss surfaces – sometimes both in one image.


Education: BS Design. University of Cincinnati, 1974

Public Art/Commissions:

Ohio Arts Council – Percent for Art Program – 1994 – Southeast Mental Health Center, Athens, OH – 33 Limited Edition Photographic Prints for the Permanent Collection

Ohio Arts Council – Percent for Arts Program – 2013 – Gillham Hall at the University of Toledo – 2 Limited Edition Photographic Prints for the Permanent Collection

Competitions/Juried Exhibitions  (also see Invitationals)

Golden Ticket, Clifton Cultural Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, November-December 2019

Art North 2019, Sharonville Cultural Arts Center, Sharonville, OH, November 2019

41st Annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN, October-December 2019

Art North 2018, Sharonville Cultural Arts Center, Sharonville, OH, November 9 – December 15, 2018

Art North 2017, Sharonville Cultural Arts Center, Sharonville, OH, November 17, 2017 – January 20, 2018

ArtPrize Nine: venue: Spectrum Health Meijer Heart Center, Grand Rapids, MI, September 20-October 8, 2017

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Competition 2017: Professional Division, Columbus, OH July-August 2017

Ohio Governor’s Offices – Ohio Artists Exhibition: Riffe Tower, Columbus, OH, June 2017 – January 2019

DAAP Made: the exhibition, Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH March 17 – April 16, 2016

Ohio Governor’s Office Art Exhibition, Riffe Tower, Columbus, OH, June 2015 – May 2017

Ohio State Fair Fine Art Competition 2015, Professional Division, Columbus, OH July-August 2015

Art In and Around the Barn, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH March 2015

The Golden Ticket, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, August 29 -October 1, 2014

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Competition 2014: Professional Division, Columbus, OH, July 23  -August 3

Women’s Work, Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, April 26-May 31, 2014

Hear Me Roar UC Women’s Health Center, West Chester, OH, November 2013 – October 2014

OH+5 2013 Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens, OH: October 5- November 24, 2013

OHIO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE ART EXHIBITION Riffe Tower, Columbus, OH, June 2013 – May 2015

All Things Majestic, Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH – Photographic images selected by CETconnect for visual portion of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performance. May 3 -4, 2013

Gravity’s Daughter: Nine Abstract Painters “Walk on Woodburn,” pop-up exhibition curated by Kip Eagen, Cincinnati, OH – April 19-20, 2013

ALONG 71 Cleveland West Art League, Cleveland, OH: July 20 – August 17, 2012 and Ohio Art League, Columbus, OH: September 6 – 28, 2012

OHIO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE ART EXHIBITION Riffe Tower, Columbus, OH, June 2011-April 2013

FLORA & FAUNA, The 930 Art Center, Louisville, KY, April 23-June 5, 2011

ALL OHIO JURIED COMPETITION, Pearl Conrad Gallery, Mansfield, OH, March 1994

STATE OF THE ART, New England Fine Arts Institute, Boston, MA, Spring 1993

CONTEMPORARY WORKS OF FAITH: National Biennial, Schumaker Gallery, Capital University, Columbus, OH, March 1993

1992 ANNUAL JURIED COMPETITION, IMAGES: A Gallery of Fine Photographers, Cincinnati, OH, November 1992


WOMEN’S EYE, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, KY, April 1992

COLUMBUS ART LEAGUE FALL SHOW, Upper Arlington Municipal Center, November 1991

LAGRANGE NATIONAL XVI, LaMar Dodd Art Gallery, LaGrange, GA, April-May 1991

SALON D’OEUVRES SUR PAPIER DE MONTREAL, Gallerie Art-Jeunesse, Montreal, Canada, November-December 1990

FINE ARTS COMPETITION/PROFESSIONAL DIVISION – OHIO STATE FAIR, Award Winner – Special Award for Excellence, Columbus, OH, August 1990

HUNTINGTON 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, March-April 1990

DAWES ARBORETUM ART COMPETITION, Naturalist’s Award, Dawes Arboretum, Newark, OH, February 1990

DAWES ARBORETUM ART COMPETITION, Dawes Arboretum, Newark, OH, March 1989

COLUMBUS ART LEAGUE FALL SHOW, Upper Arlington Municipal Center, November 1988


POVERTY/PLENTY EXHIBITION, Columbus, OH, October-November 1987

COLUMBUS ART LEAGUE FALL SHOW, Upper Arlington Municipal Center, November 1987

IMAGES 1987, Trumbull Art Guild, Warren, OH   May-June 1987

77th ANNUAL COLUMBUS ART LEAGUE EXHIBITION, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH    May-June 1987

RE-VISION: Photographic Competition, Award Winner – Honorable Mention, Greater Columbus Arts Festival – June 1986

Invitational Exhibitions

Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati All Member Exhibition, The Barn, Cincinnati, OH, October 2019

(forming) SPACE, Indian Hill Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, May 10 – June 30, 2019

Rise and Shine – Hope and Humanity, Wash Park Art, May 3 – July 12, 2019, Cincinnati/OTR, OH

The Art We Make, The Barn, Mariemont, OH, January-February 2019

Sharonville +5: Then, Now, and Interpreted, FOTOFOCUS 2018 Biennial: Open Archives, Sharonville Cultural Arts Center, October 2018

Swap Meet, The Carnegie, Covington, KY, June-July 2018

Nature’s Corner: Gayle Cobb, Illustrator; Becky Linhardt, Artist/Photographer, Sharonville Cultural Arts Center, January-February 2017

Art AWOL, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH – February 2015

Art In Bloom, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH – November 7-10, 2013

Illuminating Art IV, German Village Meeting Haus, Columbus, OH – December 2012

Illuminating Art III, Gallery 831, 831 Front Street, Columbus, OH – December 2011

THE LANGUAGE OF ART, High Road Gallery, Worthington, OH, – June 2011

PRIMARY COLORS, Carnegie Arts Center, Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY, October/November 1998

LIGHT QUALITY, Solo Exhibition, Carnegie Arts Center, Corner Gallery, Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY,  May 1998

CONTRASTS & COMPLIMENTS, Columbus Art League, First Avenue Office Center, Columbus, OH    March-April 1993

SUMMER INVITATIONAL, Billy Hork Galleries, Arlington Heights/Chicago, IL   August 1992

FLORAL FANTASIES, Reynoldsburg Municipal Center, Reynoldsburg, OH, May-August 1992

PHOTOGRAPHERS SEVEN, Collectors Gallery, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, April-May 1990

BARN APPETIT, The Dairy Barn art Center, Athens, OH, April-May 1990

WOMEN’S STORIES, Columbus Art League, First Avenue Office Complex, Columbus, OH, March-April 1990

THE FOCUSED EYE: Recent Work by Ohio Photographers, Fort Hayes Visual Arts Gallery, Columbus, OH, August-September 1989

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ‘88: Photographic Images of B. Linhardt and Robert Metzger, Artreach Gallery, Columbus, OH, May 1988

GLASS & GLOSS (Photography in Group Show), Spangler Cummings Galleries, Columbus, OH, April-May 1986


The Hart Systems, Inc., The State of Ohio (Percent for Arts), and private collections

Past Memberships

Columbus Art League/Ohio Art League: 1982-1995/2011-13

Midwest Travel Journalists Association: 2003-present

Stock Photography

Freelance, June 1988 – Present

Exposed Images, Inc., Worthington, OH, Stock Photography Contract: June 1986 – April 1988

Published Photography

Creative Voices: University of Cincinnati 2010

Over the Back Fence, Sept/Oct. 2009 – photos associated with Riverboat Cruising assignment.

The Heartlands Today IV: A Sense of Community.   Bottom Dog Press, 1994

In Buckeye Country: Photos and Essays.  Bottom Dog Press, 1993

PrinTech 1991 Ohio Artists Calendar - 1991

Columbus Symphony Orchestra Columbus Calendar - 1992, 1991, 1990

Arts Management

Sharonville Cultural Arts Center, Sharonville, OH, August 2017 to December 2018 – Curatorial Assistant to the Board

DAAP Made: the exhibition – March-April 2016 – Malton Gallery – Curatorial Assistant

Reynoldsburg Municipal Building Art Gallery – 1992-1995 – Curator/Manager/PR

Columbus Art League – 1980s and 1990s – Member, Board Member, Public Relations


Book Publication

Kelleys Island: An Island for All Seasons   Publisher: Kelleys Cove, Inc.  1995 – Author, Primary Photographer, Book Design, and Archival Research (now out of print)

Writing Awards

NFPW/Ohio Professional Writers – May 2012 – FIRST PLACE Specialty Articles, Travel

MTWA Mark Twain Competition 2010 – Second Place, Short copy

MTWA Mark Twain Competition 2004 – Third Place, Photojournalism


The Cincinnati Enquirer: Contributing Travel Writer/Photographer, June 1999 to June 2011 (Newspaper discontinued travel coverage)

Magazine publications have included articles in Ohio Magazine, Long Weekends, Over the Back Fence, Country Living (Buckeye Power), Midwest Foodservice News, AirFare: The Magazine of the WOSU Stations: Contributing Writer and Photographer 1991, 1992. Special Projects: February 1992, An Island in Winter (story and photo essay); August 1992, Cover Photograph and Photo Essay to compliment Feature Article, Columbus Art: Feature Writer, Art Critic 1982-85, 1990, Columbus Homes & Lifestyles: Contributing Writer, 1985 (details and links to some articles at More Information tab)

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