Linda McCord studied art at American River College in Sacramento, California and Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington where she later became a part-time art instructor. Linda works in nearly all the two-dimensional mediums: watercolor, acrylic, pastel painting and all the printmaking mediums and digitally enhanced photography. More recently, McCord works in fiber art, creating women’s fashions and wall art. She owns McThread’s Art Works in downtown Longview, Washington, an art gallery that features fine art, wearable art and jewelry.
McCord’s Work has been in numerous juried competitions shows and she has taken numerous awards on a regional, national, and international level. Her work is in the permanent collection of Coos Art Museum and Grants Pass Museum of Art in Oregon, Lower Columbia College in Washington, and Saint John’s Lutheran Church in California. She was an invitational artist at Museum of the Ozarks NALP winners in Arkansas, and Tacoma Art Museum’s, The Night Tacoma Danced in Washington
Solo and Group Exhibits include NEWS 33rd Annual International Exhibit in Connecticut, Barrett House Galleries in New York, North American Watercolor Society 11th Biannual in MA, Grants Pass Art Museum, Coos Art Museum, Showcase ‘92. ’93 in Oregon, Paper in Particular in Missouri, Pacific States Printing and Drawing Exhibit in Hawaii, CAL ’88 and ’89, Haggin Art Museum, International Society of Acrylic Painters, Chico Art Center, The Art Works Gallery, Saint John’s Religious Arts all in California. Alexander Museum in Louisiana, Sinclair College in Pennsylvania, 12th Annual League of American Pen Women in Arkansas, Art Infinity Art Gallery, Fall Art Expo International and Art Kudos International Online exhibits and many others too numerous to list.
Linda McCord is a signature member of International Society of Acrylic Painters, Northwest Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association and Georgia Watercolor Society. Her paintings have been published in several books: Creating Exceptional Color in Acrylic by Lexi Sundell, Painting in Acrylic, the Indispensable guide by Lorena Kloosterboer, The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques, edited by Caroline West.