Christine Goldbeck, MFA-IA, Resume/CV

203 North Union St., Middletown, PA 17057

Master of Fine Arts –Interdisciplinary Arts (MFA-IA) 2005,
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT.

Bachelor of Arts – 2003

Owner 1989-Present: Arts on Union, Middletown, PA
• Designer/Webmaster of and

  • Proprietor of Arts on Union Fine Arts Gallery & Design Studio.
  • Freelance Writer/Photographer/Artist – articles, editorials, book reviews, essays, photographs and art published in many print and web consumer, consumer and trade publications and daily/weekly and niche newspapers.
    • Design and teach classes for photographers, painters and student artists.
    • Complete art and photography commissions.
    • Review portfolios, issue calls to artists, organize, market and curate guest artist exhibitions


Executive Director May 2007-Present
House Urban Affairs Committee, PA. House of Representatives, Harrisburg, PA
• Research and analyze bills referred to committee.

  • Research and address constituent inquiries.
    • Prepare policy recommendations.
    • Draft legislation and amendments.
    • Coordinate meetings and public hearings.
    • Work with industry, trade and community groups, public agencies and educational institutions to address policy issues, vet legislation and obtain feedback on committee issues.
    • Train and supervise writers, analysts, interns.


  • FEATURED ARTIST, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Lancaster, PA – Feb. 2014
  • SOLO EXHIBIT, East Wing Rotunda, Pennsylvania Capitol, Harrisburg, PA – Dec 2013
  •  Gallery Walk, Mixed Media Art Group, Harrisburg, PA – Sept 2014.
  •  FEATURED ARTIST, The Gallery at La Cigale, Mount Gretna, PA – July 2013.
  •  DAILY PAINTERS OF PENNSYLVANIA, Brath and Hughes Fine Art, Mechanicsburg, PA – July 2013
  •  DAILY PAINTERS OF PENNSYLVANIA, Fourth Annual Exhibition, PA East Wing Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg, June 2013.
  •  I Wish We Were There. Co-curator of online exhibition, Goddard College Alumni, 2013
  •  CENTER STAGE at PENN STATE MILTON S. HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER, Juried Art Exhibition, May 2013- July 2013 and Spring 2014.
  •  AN EVENING WITH THE ARTISTS, supporting CONTACT Helpline, Central PA’s 211, Harrisburg, PA – April 27, 2013.
  •  MIXED MEDIA ART GROUP, PA East Wing Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg, March 2013.
  •  MIXED MEDIA ART GROUP, Arts on Union, Middletown, Pa, Nov. 2012- Jan 2013.
  •  COMING TO BROOKLYN, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Sept.-October 2012
  •  HOME AT LAST, juried exhibition, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Sept. 7 – Dec. 1, 2012.
  • THE CANDY FACTORY, LANCASTER, PA Dec. 2011, “Everyday” exhibition.
  •  Philadelphia Sketch Club PHOTOgraphy 2011, juried exhibition, 2011
  •  HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 2009-2011, Pennsylvania Photographs.
  •  AYR SPACE, ONTARIO, CANADA March-April 2011, International Women Celebrate.
  •  FLOWER POWER – Los Angeles, CA December 2010.
  •  SOLO EXHIBIT – WITF PUBLIC MEDIA STATION July 2010,  “Evolving Naturally.”
  •  CURATOR/MARKETING DIRECTOR April 2007, A Block of Art – Pottsville, PA.
  •  SOLO EXHIBIT January 2007, East Wing Rotunda PA House of Representatives.


Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
• Basics of Digital Photography 2011 – Current

  • Intermediate Digital Photography, 2012 – Current
  • Experimental Mixed Media 2012-Current

Art Association of Harrisburg
• Digital Photography for Artists
• Basics of Digital Photography 2009 – 2011

Hershey Area Art Association
• Basics of Digital Photography – 2014
• Experimental Mixed Media – 2013 – current

Arts on Union -2008-current
• Digital Photography
• Photoshop Editing
• Photoshop for Artists
• Mixed Media Painting
• Social Media for Artists
• Web Design for Artists
Pottsville Free Public Library, Pottsville, PA 2001-2007
Pottsville Pageturners.
• Developed and facilitated book discussion programs. Programs developed included historical fiction, comparative religion, memoir, art and artists, mystery, medical science and technology.
• Wrote grant applications and obtained grants to fund book purchases, marketing/advertising and program books.
• Designed program materials.

Pottsville Free Public Library, Pottsville, PA 2006-2007
Outside the Margins: Making Altered Books
• Developed syllabus for public art project.
• Instructed artists and students.
• Developed and maintained class weblog.
• Organized silent auction of books to benefit the library.


  • “A Few Rants (and some details) about Rage, John O’Hara’s Pennsylvania,” Second Annual Harrisburg Book Festival, Midtown Scholar, November 2011
    • Listening to Water The Susquehanna Watershed Anthology. Cover Artist. 2006
    • Story, Image and Music. 2006.
    • Hyperfiction, Creative Writing for Screen Space. 2006.
    • This is Painting? (Interactive presentation, digital art). 2006.
    • COALlective Art Multimedia Presentation, Canals, Railroads & Coal History Symposium, Eckley Miners Village, PA, 2006 and Action in Place Conference, Vermont, 2005.
    • Oh! What a Web We Weave. Art Teacher Evidenced Ideas, Resources and Proven Possibilities for the Secondary Art Teacher. Jodi A. Patterson, 2005, p 36-37.
    • O’Hara Works Endure Time, Criticism. Article and curriculum questions, Schuylkill County Chronicles 2004 and Beyond, educational supplement for high school students.
    • Coal Mining in American Literature, Art and Song. 2004-2008.
    • A Tribute to O’Hara and Other Stories. Author, short story collection, McKeever Publications, 2000.
    • All Writing is Regional. Lecture delivered for John O’Hara celebration, Pennsylvania, 2005.
    • Convergence Design. Author of critical overview Convergence Design: Creating the User Experience for Interactive Television, Wireless and Broadband. TEKKA online new media publication, VOl. 1, No. 3, 2004. http:/
    • Reclamation: A One Woman, One Act Play. Author/Actor, Goddard College, Vermont, 2003.
    • Guest Author. East Tennessee State University Celebration of Books and Authors, ETSU, Johnson City, TN, 2002.


  • Viewbug, “Well-Done” Award, “Dawn,” photograph, July 2013.
  • Viewbug, “Thumbs Up” Award, Practice,” a photograph, March 2013.
  • Woman in History Award, YWCA of Pottsville, PA, 2006.
  • 2003-2005 Individual Creative Artist Special Opportunity Stipend, fiction writing, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
  • Numerous regional, state and national journalism, creative writing and photography awards, 1990 – 1996.


  • Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Juried Member
  • Art Association of Harrisburg
  • Daily Painters of Pennsylvania, Juried Member
  • Mixed Media Art Group. Juried Member


Portfolio and References Available Upon Request