Bechtel's award-winning art has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the Southeast, and her work is collected privately and publicly throughout the United States and in England. For the past 13 years, she has been represented by Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Selected collections and commissions include: Frank Kenan Institute of Free Enterprise, Washington, D.C.; City of Orlando Public Art Collection; Duke University; Jabil Circuit; Bank of America; Wachovia Bank; American Express; Burlington Industries; Cincinnati Bell Information Systems; SAS Software and Services; and Lowe's Corporate Headquarters.