2 August 2019
Media Kit for Lynda McKinney Lambert
2019 – Bio – Media Kit
Lynda McKinney Lambert –
Lynda’s Author Page: http://www.dldbooks.com/lyndalambert
Updated: August 2, 2019
The career of Pennsylvania artist and author, Lynda McKinney Lambert, was recently recognized by her selection for the prestigious
2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
by the Marquis Who’s Who board members. Her award is for life-long achievements in the categories of Artist and Author.
Lynda’s non-fiction stories & poems are published in a variety of Literary Magazines, Anthologies, and Books. She is an award-winning writer.
In 2017 she was nominated by Spirit Fire Review for Skirt Best of the Net Award in Essay. She was also a winner in the 2017-18 Proverse (Hong Kong) Prize for a Single Poem and it is featured in the anthology, Mingled Voices 2. Click here to see this book.
In 2018, Lynda’s work was again selected by Proverse (Hong Kong) Single Poem Prize and her poems appear in Mingled Voices 3 – available NOW at Amazon – The 2018-2019 Anthology is on Amazon now. Click here to see this book.
Lynda’s career and story are featured in the book, Artful Alchemy, edited by Ann Copeland, DLD Books, 2017. This remarkable biographical compilation features the fiber art of women who are physically challenged. Click here to see this book.
Lynda has won awards for fine art since she began her career in 1976.
She won 4 awards for her mixed-media fiber and bead worked art at InSights, International art exhibitions in Louisville, KY. This exhibition is sponsored by the American Printing House for the Blind. She attended the opening receptions and awards banquet in Louisville for the past 3 years in person. See Photos of Lynda Lambert here.
In October 2019, Lynda’s fiber art will receive a second place award in Crafts at the InSights 19 exhibition, Louisville, KY
Lambert’s art works are juried into international exhibitions in Osaka, Japan; Papua, New Guinea, and she has exhibited in over 400 exhibitions world-wide over her career. She creates talismans and wall pieces in fiber art.
She earned BFA and MFA degrees in Painting.
She earned a MA degree in English.
Her interdisciplinary approach to education and her life-long pursuits in fine art and writing, opened a niche market for her creative works around the world. She lectured extensively on the arts and literature throughout her career in higher education.
Lynda’s newest full-length book of poetry, Star Signs: New and Selected Poems, is completed and available since July 15, 2019.
It is a collection of 54 poems written over her career – published poems from 1990 to the present. The book has 145 pages.
Lynda is married to Charles R. (Bob) Lambert, since April 1961. The couple have 5 grown children. Bob and Lynda live in a century-old home in rural western Pennsylvania. Lynda works in her fiber studio or in her writing office daily. The couple have 2 rescued cats and 2 rescued dogs and they provide shelter and food for any ferrel cats who come to visit. Currently, they have 2 orphaned kittens they are caring for.
They enjoy gardening. Bob cares for his Zen meditation Garden and Lynda creates Magic Gardens in a variety of little spaces around their home. She works in her flower gardens daily from early spring until winter arrives.
Lynda enjoys daily walks in the wooded path along the creek near her home; knitting wearable art clothing; reading contemporary poetry; bead working her talismans and wall pieces; spending time in the local gym and participates in the Keystone Blind Association meetings in her area.
Lynda retired from her position as Professor of Fine Arts and Humanities, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA – in 2008. She lost most of her sight in 2007 due to Ischemic Optic Neuropathy, a rare condition that causes rapid sight loss without warning. Since her retirement she works in her writing and art studios full-time. She can be found during the night communicating with other writers and friends, on Facebook.
Lynda authored 2 additional published books:
_Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems, 2017. DLD Books. See it here.
_Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage, 2003, Kota Press. See it here.
Walking by Inner Vision: http://www.lyndalambert.com
104 River Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117