About the Artist

Having a passion for art ever since I can remember, I formally studied studio arts, design and art history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts, where I graduated in 1982. Following graduation, I exhibited my painting and collage work in and around the Boston area, chiefly at the Orphanos Gallery on Charles Street in the Back Bay area of Boston.

My art endeavors combined with a passion for art history eventually led me to a career with Universal Art Images in Sarasota, Florida, where I assumed the presidency in 1995 and directed the company as a leading provider of high quality products for teaching art history and art appreciation. Fortunately for me, this career included overseeing an inspiring database of images of great master paintings as well as art dating from Early Greek, Etruscan and Pre-Columbian times.

Ultimately, the constant desire to create through my hands and heart took over and after many years of working as a full time career woman and part time artist, I left the corporate world to concentrate fully on the creation of my own artwork, which includes painting, drawing, sketching and jewelry design. 

 

EDUCATION
Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA. 1989-1990.

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA. 1978-1982.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 1976-1977.

 
INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

"Transformations: Abstract Expressions  of Spirit and Nature, Women's Resource Center, Sarasota, FL. 2012

“New Paintings,” Northport Public Library, Northport, FL. 2000

“Paintings and Collage,” Orphanos Gallery, Boston, MA. 1987-1988

 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

“Emerging Boston Painters,” Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA. 1990

Group Exhibitions, Orphanos Gallery, Boston, MA. 1987-1988

Two Person Exhibition, Orphanos Gallery, Rockport, MA. 1986

“Art is Not Extinct,” Framer’s Workshop, Quincy, MA. 1985

Exhibiting Member, School Street Cooperative Gallery, Rockport, MA. 1984

“Alumni Exhibition,” Montserrat School of Visual Art, Beverly, MA. 1984

 
SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

"Florida's Finest," Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL 2017

Various group exhibitions, Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL 2015-2017

"Cityscapes," Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL 2014

"Express Yourself," Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL 2014

“Crystal Visions,” Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL. 2009.

“Art Imitates Life,” Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL. 2006

“Abracadazzle,” Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL. 2006

“Abstract Exhibition,” Venice Art Center, Venice, FL. 2005

“Spring & Fall Exhibitions,” Venice Art Center, Venice, FL. 2005

 “Landscapes and Seascapes,” Englewood Art Center, Englewood, FL. 2005

“Florida Landscapes,” Venice Art Center, Venice, FL. 2004

“Fall Exhibition,” Venice Art Center, Venice, FL. 2004


AWARDS

Merit Award, painting. "Cityscapes," Art Center Manatee. 2014

First Place, painting. “Spring Exhibition,” Venice Art Center. 2005

Merit Award, painting. “Florida Landscapes,” Venice Art Center. 2004

Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Fellowship Finalist. 1986

Letters of Commendation in Painting. Montserrat College of Art. 1982

 
WORK AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

M.C. Crawford Designs, artwork & jewelry, Bradenton, FL. 2006-2014

President, Universal Art Images, Sarasota, FL. 1995-2006

Liaison w/McGraw Hill & Harcourt Brace, images / textbook adoptions. 1997-2005

Editor, Women of Color in Art Slide Resource Project, Women’s Caucus for Art. 1995-1998

Vice President, General Manager, Slide Curator, Universal Color Slide, Weymouth, MA, Sarasota, FL. 1985-1994

Admissions Counselor, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA. 1985


 PUBLISHED RESOURCES

“Focus on Design series” 12 part curriculum resource, Universal Art Images, 2000

“Focus on Culture in Art series” Universal Art Images, 1999

“Great Discoveries in Art series” Universal Art Images, 1998

 

 


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