Carol MacDonald with her prints on exhibit at Galerie Maison Kasini

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biography

Carol MacDonald’s mother taught her to knit while growing up in Bedford, NY. Connecting with the beauty of the natural world and easy access to the vibrancy and art of NYC made for a rich and inspiring childhood. She studied drawing and painting at the Maryland Institute of Art and printmaking at the Lake Placid School of Art. In 1974 she moved to Johnson, Vermont to be the art director of the Lamoille County Weekly and to pursue her life as an artist. Carol now lives in Colchester Vermont where she and her husband raised their two daughters.

The support of women artists has been the cornerstone of the artist she has become today. The opening of her first solo show “Portraits of a Personal Space” in 1980, at the Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier, Vermont, coincided with the first annual conference of the Vermont Women’s Caucus for Art. Meeting regularly with a group of women artists to discuss art making and to create exhibitions was life changing. Community arts organizing became a major focus from 1981 - 2003. Carol served on many boards including the Vermont Women’s Caucus for Art, the National Women’s Caucus for Art, the Breast Cancer Action Group and Vermont Times. In 1986, MacDonald helped found and lead Art’s Alive, a non-profit organization committed to promoting the work of Vermont visual artists through an annual Art’s Festival.

MacDonald trained with Betsy Damon who’s distinctive workshop No Limits for Women Artists has helped many women artists find their own artistic voice and go after their greatest visions. Carol led workshops and on-going No Limit support groups from 1988 - 2003. In 1989 she began teaching drawing and eventually printmaking at CCV (Community College of Vermont). In 1994 Carol opened her studio to other artists to work with the monoprinting process on her hand built etching press. These studio workshops continue today as do her summer sessions for young people.

In recognition of her leadership in the arts MacDonald was given the Susan B. Anthony Award by the YWCA in 1999. She received the 2008 Barbara Smail Award from Burlington City Arts, which resulted in her exhibition “Cast On - Bind Off” at the Firehouse Gallery in Burlington, VT. MacDonald has received grants from the Vermont Community Foundation and the Vermont Art’s Council. In 2009 she spent a month as a fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and was a resident at the Vermont Studio Center in 2007.

MacDonald has exhibited nationally and regionally over the past 30 years. Her work has been seen in many venues including the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT; Maison Kasini, Montreal, Quebec; Attleboro Arts Museum in Massachusetts; The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio; Soho 20 and Pindar Gallery in New York City; Lotus Corporation, Cambridge, MA; Bromfield Gallery and Wenniger Graphics in Boston, MA; The Print Club and Kamin Gallery in Philadelphia, PA; and at the Robert Hull Fleming Museum in Burlington, VT. Her work is in many private, corporate and public collections.