CARL COWDEN III Carl Cowden III

Education

• 1978 Bachelor of Fine Arts - Cum Laude, University of Tampa
• 1974-76 University of South Florida undergraduate

Work Experience

• 1979- Freelance Artist, murals, custom fine art, illustrations, custom framing and installation.
• 1980- Gallery Consultant, and Preparator, ScarfoneHartley Gallery, University of Tampa
• 1998- Masterprinter, Screenprinting, STUDIO-F, University of Tampa
• 2000-08 Ruth Eckerd Hall, PACT Institute, Clearwater, FL; illustrator for traveling theater plays.


Selected Projects

• 2009 Masterprinter, STUDIO- f, University of Tampa: Sam Gilliam, visiting artist.
• 2008 Masterprinter, STUDIO- f, University of Tampa: Joyce J Scott, visiting artist.
• 2007 Masterprinter, STUDIO- f, University of Tampa: Sam Gilliam, visiting artist.
• 2006 Masterprinter, STUDIO- f, University of Tampa:, Roberto Juarez visiting artist.
• 2004 Masterprinter, STUDIO- f, University of Tampa: Miriam Schapiro, visiting artist.
Masterprinter, STUDIO- f, University of Tampa: Audrey Flack, visiting artist.
• 2003 Masterprinter, Move STUDIO-f print shop to new facility at Bailey Art Sudios, U of Tampa
Masterprinter, STUDIO- f, University of Tampa: Peter Perez, visiting artist.
• 2002 Masterprinter, STUDIO- f, University of Tampa: Robert Zakanitch, visiting artist.
• 2001 Designer-Fabricator, "Wheels", Interactive Children's Museum Installation, Dunedin Fine Art Ctr.
Teacher, Screenprinting, University of Tampa, Hillsborough County Summer program.
Art teacher, PACT Inst at Ruth Eckerd Hall, summer program, Mural Art & Tour of Turtles turtle.
• 2000 Masterprinter, STUDIO- f, U of Tampa: Ed Paschke, visiting artist.
• 1999 Designer-Fabricator, "Lands of Wonder, The Art of Children's Book Illustration", Interactive Children's Museum Installation, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin.
Masterprinter, STUDIO- f, U of Tampa: Ed Paschke, visiting artist.
• 1992 Artist, Limited Edition Patron's Print Scarfone/Hartley Galleries, U of Tampa
• 1989-96 Masterprinter, Berghoff-Cowden Editions, Tampa; designed, built and set up equipment for fine art screen print studio, printer of production and monoprint : for regional artists and teach workshops.
Printer for international artists: George Sugarman, Robert Zakanitch, Miriam Schapiro, Roberto Juarez, Brad Davis, Frank Faulkner, Sam Gilliam and 3 Italian artists.
• 1988-89 Artist, Bay Signs/Fluorescent Lighting & Signs, Inc, Tampa; illuminated plastic, neon, vinyl and hand painted signs.
Artist, 509 Studio; design, mold, cast, install and restore architectural ornamentation.
• 1985-87 Conservator's Apprentice, Connie Newton, Conservator, AIC;
U.S. Postal Service, Sebring, Fl; WPA mural, Charles Knight, "Prehistoric Florida" conservation, transport, frame and installation.
U.S. Postal Service, Perry, Fl; WPA mural, George Snow Hill, "Cypress Logging", conservation and transport.
University of Tampa; Fine Art collection, conservation
Tampa-Hillsborough County Library System; Fine Art collection, conservation.
• 1977-80 Artist, Gorham & Associates, PR, design logo, print ads and billboards for Reeves Import Motorcars, Political Campaigns, etc.
• 1973-76 Artist/Printer, Attmore-Mench Screenprinting Inc., design and prep artwork, prep plates and screens, print.

Selected Mural Commissions

• 2009 NFL, One World, Superbowl Huddle, Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiatte High School, Tampa, FL, "One World Quilt", 12' x 9'
• 2008 Nature's Classroom, TECO Bldg, Tampa, FL; interior; "Hillsborough River Ecosystems", 8' x 20'
Lakeland Public Library, Lakeland, FL, Jackson Branch; interior; "Children's Mural", 6' x 26'.
• 2007 Lakeland Public Library, Lakeland, FL, Main Library; interior; "Lakeland II", 8' x 16'.
• 2006 Lakeland Public Library, Lakeland, FL, Main Library Hallway; interior; "Swan Lakes", 8' x 26' & 8' x 20'
• 2005 Outdoor Arts Foundation:
City council Chambers, Oldsmar, FL; exterior; "Downtown Oldsmar", 12' x 39'.
Fox's Corner Shopping Center, Keystone, FL; exterior; "Welcome to Keystone", 14' x 70'.
Mobley Bay Bayou Towers I & II, Oldsmar, FL; exterior; "Wilderness Reflections", four towers: 24' x 100'circ.,10' x 70'circ., 8' x 70'circ., 8' x 70'circ..
Tampa Bay Lightning, 135' oil tower, 39th St. & Adamo, Tampa, FL; exterior, "Hockey Bay", 14' x 28'.
Largo Public Library, Largo, FL; interior, "Florida Panthers", 48" x 16'.
• 2004 Outdoor Arts Foundation: City of Safety Harbor, Fire Station No. 52, Main St, "Safety Harbor 1917", 16'x35'.
• 2003 City of Tampa, Public Arts Program, Florida Ave.; exterior, "City of Tampa", 18'x30'.
• 2002 Outdoor Arts Foundation, Collaboration with Tampa Prep students, "Land of Flowers", canvas stretched and installed at Tampa Prep; interior, 10'x5.5', reproduced on web vinyl, installed for one year at Park Tower, Down town Tampa, FL; exterior, 60'x40'.
Bitman Building, City of Clearwater, FL; exterior, "Alley Violets", 10'x 20'.
• 1998 Colliers- Arnold Building, Clearwater, FL; exterior, " Rotary International Mural", 15'x 60'.
Bitman Building, City of Clearwater, FL; exterior, "Scranton Arcade Mural", 18'x 70'.
• 1993 Rick's Italian Cafe, Davis Islands, Tampa, FL; exterior, "Venice", 8'x18', interior 2-3'x6'.
• 1991 Beverly's Card Shop, Franklin St. Mall, Tampa, FL; exterior, "First Savings & Trust", 48"x54".
• 1988 Tampa United Methodist, Rosa Valdez Center, Tampa, FL; restoration and repaint, "Rosa Valdez Mural", 20'x56'.
• 1984 Rey Park Recreation Center, West Tampa; exterior, "West Tampa Mural", 8'x80'.
• 1980 Community Design Center, Franklin St. Mall, Downtown Tampa; exterior; " Franklin Street 1925",15' x 50'.

Selected Exhibitions

• 2010 Wine Rave ART XTC, West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, Florida
• 2009 Alumni Exhibition, ScarfoneHartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Florida
• 101 Pieces of a Dream, Scarfone Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Florida
• 2008 Mind the Gap, [5]art and three04, West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, Florida
Wine Rave ART XTC, West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, Florida
ArtOberfest, West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, Florida
Circle Revisited, West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, Florida
Circle of the Grey Flamingo, West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, Florida
Accomplice, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida
• 2007 Under the Influence, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida
Group Show, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida
Alumni Exhibition, ScarfoneHartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Florida
• 2006 Myth Complex, Architectural Design Inc., Tampa, Florida
Gala de Noche, Architectural Design Inc., Tampa, Florida
• 2005 Alumni Exhibition, Scarfone Gallery, University of Tampa, Florida
• 2002 underCURRENT/overVIEW6, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
Solo Exhibition, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Florida
Alumni Exhibition, Scarfone Gallery, University of Tampa, Florida
• 2001 Curious Journey, Gallery 214, Montclair, New Jersey
• 2000 Summer Spice II, Studio Gallery on Azeele, Tampa, Florida
• 1999 Millennium Exhibition, Tampa International Airport, Tampa, Florida
• 1995 Two Person Exhibition, Scarfone Gallery, University of Tampa, Florida
• 1994 Alumni Exhibition, Scarfone Gallery, University of Tampa, Florida
• 1993 Tampa City Council Offices, Tampa, Florida
• 1993 Hillsborough County Arts Council, Tampa, Florida
• 1991 Invitational, Generator Gallery, Clearwater, Florida
• 1990 Berghoff Artspace, Tampa, Florida

Selected Collections

Bruce and Shirley Adams - commissioned portrait
George Pappas - commissioned portrait
Todd Peck - commissioned portrait
Alice and Ben Wells - commissioned portrait
Ken Kroger - commissioned oil
Robert Fallis - commissioned oil
Polk Museum of Art
Hartley-Purdy Architects, Inc.
William and Norma Roth
Lee Scarfone
Lisa Ashe
Daryl and Mary Davis
Gilbert DeMeza
Joe Testa-Secca
James and Anne Winslow
Phillip and Ava Berghoff
Jan Abell
Jay Goulde
Jim and Helen Harageones
Maida Milan
Scott and Shannon Hereford
Linda Devine