Merana Cadorette
P.O. Box 690445, Vero Beach, Florida 32969-0445
email: d_cadorette@hotmail.com
http://www.merana.com

Education:
AS; Quinebaug Valley Community College (Danielson, Ct.)
bronze casting with Whitney Wolf, Maitland FL

Background:
1978-1984, ("folk" artist), sculpted clay figures, selling, exhibiting, and competing in art shows, regional competitions and juried shows in RI, Kan., CT, VT, and NY

1985-1992 (CT): my first fine arts competition, Pump House Gallery, Hartford, CT. (2nd).
1989-1991 Notable shows include:
Five women exhibit at Quinnebaug Valley Council on the Arts and Humanities in Southbridge Ma. (invitational);
Represented QVCC, State House in Hartford, Ct. spring '91;
Fall '91 at Jorgenson's Gallery, UConn, juried (HM);
1992 - Sculpture in the CT. Artist's Exhibition (juried) Slater Museum, Norwich, CT.
Taught art classes at the Quinnebaug Valley Sr. Center.

June 1992-present (FL):
1992: Mural (150' x 42') for "A World of Orchids", Kissimmee, Fl. Acrylic and watercolor paintings (AWOO: 1993-95).
1994: Orlando's "Shakespeare at City Hall" exhibit. "A Company of Women" Winter Haven, Oct. 6-23 (HM).
‘95-'97: Juried into several Ridge Arts shows in Winter Haven FL; (2 HM, and an "Equal Merit" award).
Aug ’96 and ’97 WCA shows: Oldsmar ("People’s Choice Award" both years); Orlando Public Library (Spring ’97).
'02: One of 3 artists to paint mural for Vero Beach Community Center featuring history of Indian River County (36' x 8').
Nov. '01-Jan. '02: Two artists (with Dawn Mill) first exhibit, Vero Beach Court House
2003: Jan.-Backus Gallery, Ft Pierce, FL; "The Spice of Life", 5 person exhibit. Nov.-Harbor Branch Oceanographic Inst. Plein Air (invitational)
Nov.'03-Jan.'04: The Lofts of Winter Park Village, FL,
Nov.'03-Jan.'04: Church Street Gallery of Contemporary Art, 418 West Church St., Orlando, FL;
March '04: 3rd Sculpture, 4 County Show, Backus Gallery, Ft. Pierce;
Fall '03-fall '04 Teaching acrylics and ceramic tile Master's class at Banana Tree Studios.
Nov '4- Jan '05 Sculpture in the Rotunda, Indian River County Courthouse
Dec.'04 McKee Garden's Plein Air Invitational.
Spring '05 Turtle Trax, early hatching. One of 1st four turtles.

Solo Shows:
Osceola Center for the Arts July ’98; Vero Beach Library Spring '99

National:
Feb-March ’97 1st Annual National All-Media Exhibition; Ridge Arts Association, Winter Haven, FL;
March '00 "Under the Oaks" (Anna Marye Barnes award), Vero Beach, FL
'00 designer/artist of official Girl Scout poster, (limited edition of 5000);
'01, '02, '03 Under the Oaks

International:
1990- present: Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Int'l: Purchase for international "Headache Art" Show tour. Continuing exhibits of this collection in schools and museums.
June '94-June '95: EAA Museum, Oshkosh ,WI; (H M)
2000 (April): 20th New York Int'l Orchid Show
Dec. '04 BBC news Mock Turner Prize top 10

Publications:
Bantha Tracks (fanzine); Starlog Magazine; Smithsonian (magazine); Artist's Magazine; "Headache Art" book which accompanies exhibition

Collections:
Sandoz Pharmaceuticals; A World of Orchids; Sun ‘n Fun Museum; Patricia Long; Dr. Donald Hevenor; Albert Vaslet; and my poster is on display at Girl Scout Councils (as well as a few Guide Headquarters) around the USA, and in the UK, Japan, Germany, etc.
I have work in Canada, Brazil, France, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and around the United States.

Medias:
Bronze, porcelain; red and white low fire clay bodies; stoneware; oil, acrylic, pen & ink, and watercolor. Have experimented with marble, wood, latex & silicone molds and castings.

Affiliations:
Vero Beach Art Club; Banana Tree Studios; Girl Scouts of the USA; EAA; IRC Art in Public Places Committee.