Pittsburgh City Council Proclamation
Passed in Council, May 23, 2000
Sponsored by Councilman Alan Hertzberg
WHEREAS, artist Linda Barnicott has been greatly embraced by the art community and general public of Pittsburgh for the many nostalgic heartwarming scenes she captures; and
WHEREAS, since 1975 she has enjoyed a career as a portrait artist, and since 1989 she has produced limited-edition prints and is currently working in a studio at her home in Greentree Borough; and
WHEREAS, in 1996 she was selected to be the official artist of the 1996 Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, producing a painting titled “Ya Gotta Regatta”; and
WHEREAS, she began capturing scenes of Pittsburgh sites that include the landmark Kaufmann’s Clock, Market Square, the Cathedral of Learning, a panoramic view of Pittsburgh from Mt. Washington and a wonderful series of Kennywood Park scenes, all of which are limited-edition prints, and since Linda began primarily as a portrait artist, each of her paintings include family members and friends somewhere, and she will proudly point them out; and
WHEREAS, in 1998 the American Cancer Society of Greater Pittsburgh commissioned Linda to create the painting used on their annual Christmas Card fundraiser, for which se produced “A Holiday Tradition”, a painting of Horne’s corner Christmas tree, of which 25,000 cards were printed and were sold out by the first week in November; and
WHEREAS, in 1999 Linda was again commissioned to produce the American Cancer Society of Greater Pittsburgh’s Christmas Card and created “Season’s Greetings from Station Square” of which 45,000 cards were printed and again sold out and she has again been commissioned to create the 2000 Christmas Card print; and
WHEREAS, as a retirement gift for Tom Jones, Executive Director of the West End Elliott Joint Project, the Board of Directors commissioned Linda to create a painting of Tom at the West End Gazebo, a project he was particularly proud of, the result is a wonderful picture of the Gazebo, with Tom walking his dog and many people he had worked with enjoying a stroll near the Gazebo.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh CONGRATULATES Linda Barnicott on her TREMENDOUS contribution in capturing and preserving many sites in and around the Pittsburgh Area.