Linda Mylin Ross
Linda Mylin Ross taught studio art, art education and art history at Penn State Harrisburg where she was a faculty member for 25 years. There she also coordinated more than 150 art exhibits in two campus galleries. She holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (where she also completed graduate work in art education with Dr. Al Hurwitz), an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Penn State and a BS in Art Education from Millersville University.
Now retired from Penn State, she continues to do adjunct college teaching and is a founder and gallery coordinator of the Marietta Arthouse, a community art center with an ambitious exhibit schedule along with classes and workshops.
Linda’s work often addresses her love of nature and the ever-present threats of commercial development. She communicates her position through both overtly political statements and more traditional nature studies. She is best known for her charcoal, pencil and pastel drawings. She has exhibited her drawings and paintings widely in museums, galleries and regional, state and national juried exhibits, winning awards in many of these. The Pennsylvania State Museum, The Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, The Demuth Museum, The Reading Museum, The Susquehanna Art Museum, The Lancaster Museum of Art and The Paul Robeson Center, State College are a few of the institutions that have exhibited her work. She has also had invitational solo exhibits at numerous colleges including Elizabethtown College, Penn College of Technology, Harrisburg Area Community College, Penn State Harrisburg, and has been included in small group exhibits at Millersville University, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, York College and Lebanon Valley College. Juried exhibits include York Art Association Annual Exhibit, “Rural Images, “ Pennsylvania State Farm Show, Doshi Center for Contemporary Art, “Images 2001” and “Images 2004,” State College, New Arts Program, “Eastern Pennsylvania Artists’ Small Works,” Kutztown, “Pennsylvania Artists,” the Governor’s Mansion, Harrisburg, “Pennsylvania Painters and Printmakers,” Penn State University, Art Association of Harrisburg Annual International Juried Exhibit, and the Lancaster County Art Association. In addition, she participated in “The Annual Small Works Invitational” at Blue Mountain Gallery, Chelsea, New York, Susquehanna Artists Invitational II at Messiah College, Grantham and had solo exhibits in both the gallery and one of the master suites at The Lancaster Arts Hotel.
Linda has juried many local exhibitions and has served on juries for the Lancaster County Regional Scholastic Art Awards for many years.
She lives in an historic house in Marietta, Pa. with her husband Michael and several feline friends.