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Christine Goldbeck in her studio

Hi and Welcome. A general bio is followed by a select resume. 

Award-winning painter, photographer and author, Christine believes art is life and life is art.

A Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts, she specializes in florals and landscapes in oil, pastel, watercolor and mixed media. Her paintings and photographs appear in private and corporate collections in the United States and Canada.

She lives on Chincoteague Island and on a small farm in York, PA with her partner Keith, a Chincoteague Pony born of Legacy and Splash in 2021, a 2017 Chincoteague named “Eeyore,” seven goats, four dogs, seven cats … 

A former gallery owner and one of the original artists at Millworks in Harrisburg, PA, she closed her studio during pandemic and established a studio on the farm, from which she paints commissions and teaches private lessons.

An established paint party host, she is available for private and public parties, indoor and en plein air, including from a kayak or SUP. 

See her work on FB at Christine Goldbeck MFA-IA, Instagram at Christine Goldbeck and at her website:  Call or text her at (570) 205-0736.


5225 Picking Road

Hellam, PA 17406


Skills: art director, fine arts and photography instructor, events planning and execution, traditional and modern multi-platform communications development and delivery, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Dreamweaver, WordPress, video production, photography, creative writing, content marketing, art and website development teaching, fine arts, social media development and production.

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

Bachelor of Arts – 2003


Executive Director May 2007-March 2019 and December 2019 - Retired (April 2022) 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.

Christine Goldbeck, MFA-IA Art Studio, Hellam, PA – 2018-present

  • Fine Arts Painter (oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic).
  • Design and produce website and blog.
  • Design and Manage social media accounts (Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest).

Studio Artist, The Millworks, Harrisburg, PA. 2015- 2020

  • Studio 104 at the Millworks, fine artist. 

Director of Communications to the Speaker – March 2019 to December 2019: Office of Speaker Mike Turzai, Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA. 

  • Write, edit, and manage communications for print, web, radio and television.

Owner 1989-2018: 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



  • 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

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