Carol McArdle                                                           
18492 Bradenton Rd.
Ft Myers, FL  33967
Ph   (239) 267 4750
Cell (239) 849 4745
Born: Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies
Became an American citizen: Dec. 2001

    Representing Art Galleries
    Galerie du Soleil, Naples, FL
    The Plainsmen Gallery, Clearwater, FL
    Nuance Galleries, Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL

    Select National and International Competitions
    2013 -- Annual Juried Show, Women Painters of the South East, Imagine Gallery, Franklin, TN
    2010 -- Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodsen Art Museum, Wausau, WI (catalog)
    2010 -- Plein Air Festival, Fairplay, CO.
    * Best in Show * Southwest Art Magazine Award * Town of Fairplay purchase award       
    2009 -- Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodsen Art Museum, Wausau, WI (catalog)
    2009 -- 4th International Guild of Realism Annual Juried Exhibition, The Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, FL
    2009-2010 -- Paint the Parks, Top 100. Toured the USA for a year
    2008 -- ArtEscape 2008 Juried Fine Art Exhibition Series, Florida West Arts Inc., Estero, Florida
    * Awarded Best in Show
    Select Solo Shows
    2011 -- Museum of The Everglades, Everglades City, FL
    2010 -- Naples Backyard History Museum, Naples, FL
    2009 -- Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, City of Ft. Myers, FL
    2008 -- International Design Center, Florida West Arts, Estero FL
    2008 – Resident Artist Solo Show at Delnor Wiggins State Park, Naples, FL    
    Select Shows
    2013 -- International Landscape Show, Far and Near Horizons, New Century Artist’s Gallery, NY, NY and
    The Green Drake Gallery, Millheim, PA (catalog)
    2013 -- Winners Circle, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers, FL (catalog)
    *Awarded “President’s Choice”
    2012 -- SanCap December Juried Art Show, Big Arts, Sanibel, FL
    * Merit Award
    2012 -- Cape Coral Art League, Cape Coral, FL
    * First Place
    2011 -- SanCap Juried Art Show, Sanibel Library, Sanibel, FL
    * Awarded Best in Show
    2010 -- Fort Myers Beach Plein Air Festival
    * Special Award
    2010 -- SanCap December Juried Art Show, Sanibel Library, Sanibel, FL
    * Awarded Best in Show
    2009 -- SanCap December Juried Art Show, Sanibel Library, Sanibel, FL
    * Awarded Best in Show
    2009 -- Sanibel-Captiva Art League, Big Arts, Phillips Gallery, Sanibel, Florida.
    * Awarded honorable mention    

    Community Service in the Arts
    2012 -- 2013 Fundraising for LINC, Tampa, St. Petersburg, FL
    2008 -- 2009 Resident Artist of Delnor Wiggins State Park, Naples, FL
    2008 -- Florida Arts Inc. Fort Myers, FL
    2006 -- 2007 President of the Art League of Fort Myers.

    Select Public and Commercial Commissions
    LINC (Legacy Institute for Nature and Culture) one of 10 artists chosen to create a piece of art and give a
    recorded interview for the Eveglades Arts Atlas, FL
    Super Yacht in Italy (name kept private) 3 original paintings
    Coleman Companies, Inc., Naples, FL
    Danielle Spa, Inc., Bonita Springs, FL
    Midwest Homes, Inc., Naples, FL
    Olde Naples Seaport, Inc., Naples, FL
    Scandali Fine Interiors, Inc., Bonita Springs, FL
    Seascape Design, Inc., Naples, FL
    Brenda Haschak Interiors, Inc., Naples, FL
    Expressions in Design, Inc, Naples, FL
    Designworks of Southwest Florida, Bonita Springs, FL
    Stock Development, LLC. Paseo Community, Fort Myers, FL
    Bonita Bay Group, Riverhall Community, Alva, FL
    Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Lee County Parks and Recreation.
    Fort Myers, FL

    Select Private Commissions
    “Entrance to Dawn” Mrs. Dawn Cooke, Bonita Springs, FL
    "Sweet Success" Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Damico, NY
    "Mangrove Beauty 1 and 2"
    "Jewels in The Marsh" Mr. and Mrs. George Suert, Ft. Myers, FL
    "Tranquility Grove" Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cottingham
    “Jonathon” Acrylic. Mr. Jonathon Tolentino, Attorney office. Naples, FL
    “Untitled” Series of three large Abstracts, enamel on Lucite. One
     each in  red, white and blue for the July 4th window display of Port Royal Jewelers, 5th Ave South, Naples, FL
    "Ruffino" Parade of Homes, Stock Development, Paseo Community, Fort Myers, FL
    "Majestic Blue" Oil. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cronin, Bonita Springs, FL.
     Mr. and Mrs. John Burton, South Boston, VA and Naples, FL
     Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Garibaldi, Chicago, Il and Naples, FL
     Mr and Mrs. Gus Baril, Canada and Fort Myers, FL

    Select Public and Private Collections
    Mosaic Company Headquarters, Fish Hawk, FL
    Yacht in Italy (name kept private)
    Dr. Scott Trettenero, DDS, Ft. Myers, FL
    Ms. Aimee Burns, Cape Coral, FL
    Mr. and Mrs. John Burton, South Boston, VA and Naples, FL
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Garibaldi, Chicago, IL and Naples, FL
    Mr. and Mrs. Gus Baril, Canada and Ft. Myers, FL
    Mr. Matthew Dickhaute, Boston, FL
    Mr. and Mrs. Otto Busot, Coral Gables, FL
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cottingham, Charlotte, NC
    Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Newman, Fort Myers, FL

    Select Publications
    American Art Collector Magazine, November 2010
    Birds in Art 2010 Catalog
    Birds in Art 2009 Catalog
    Tropicalia, Art With a Mission. Carol McArdle's Portraits Celebrate the Regions's Beauty. By Amy Williams     
    August 2008
    Fort Myers Magazine. Painting for the Planet. March/April 2008. Article about using my art to help build
    awareness of local environment
    Times of the Islands. Featured in the Making Waves section. May/June 2008
    Bonita Living Magazine. Outdoor Art. Transforming Space and Time. Feb. 2007
    Hobe Sound Magazine, October 2007. My painting on the cover
    The Artful Home Guild Sourcebooks 2005
    American Art Collector Alcove Books 2006
    Articles by Carol McArdle
    Hobe Sound Magazine, December 2007. The Art Lover's Bug.

    LINC (Legacy Institute for Nature and Culture) Art grant, 2012 $1,000
    Florida Individual Artist State Grant, 2007 $1,000
    City of Fort Myers Arts and Cultural Grant, 2008 $2,000

    1973 –1975 West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey, England.
    Previous Employment
    Graphic Artist and Illustrator. August 1976 – August 1979. The Way International, OH. Illustration, design and
    layout for magazines, brochures, posters and other printed materials.
    Graphic Artist. September 1979 – January 1980. Bristol Graphic
    Studio, Bristol, England, UK. Designed corporate images, stationary brochures and other printed materials.
    Signwriter. February 1980 – March 1992. Self-employed. Dublin,
    Ireland. Designed, constructed and handpainted storefront
    signs. Specialized in old fashioned Pub signs, including
    hanging picture signs.
    The Temple Bar signs I did appeared as part of the movie set of Far and Away, starring Tom Cruise.
    Another commission I had was to travel from Ireland to England to paint a storefront on the famous Oxford
   Street in London.
    Staff Artist
    July 1993 – March 1995. Dimensions Inc. Reading, PA. Designed and charted needlepoint and cross stitch kits.
    Adapted other well-known artists' work, such as Mary Englebright, into sewing kits.

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