Adele Gardner

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(c) Copyright to photographs on this page (except publication covers to right and left of this statement) owned by Adele Gardner; her creation and/or from her collection. Menu portraits by Daniel Michael Hegarty Sr. (left) and Adele Gardner (right).

Mystery Weekly Magazine, Nov. 2018

“Bonnie Parker Sings the Blues” by Adele Gardner: In a parallel world, Bonnie & Clyde didn't die in a hail of bullets; they became jazz musicians. But the Bonnie who died in our reality is still greedy to be reunited with Clyde, and she fights to steal the living Clyde from Bonnie the jazz singer.

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Member, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Samples of Adele's Art & Photography Publications

 

I'm an avid black-and-white photographer, artist, and illustrator. My grandfather, Daniel Michael Hegarty Sr., was a talented amateur black-and-white photographer whose artistry, enthusiasm, and professional dedication made a big impression on me. Thanks to a wonderful gift from my grandmother, I now have some of my grandfather's darkroom equipment.

I am now using my middle name, Adele Gardner (in tribute to my namesake, Del Gardner). Past works have appeared under variations of my legal name (Carolyn Adele Gardner, C. A. Gardner, Carolyn A. Gardner), my previous nickname (Lyn C. A. Gardner, Lyn Gardner), or my SCA name (Deirdre Ní Fionnula).

All black-and-white photography on this page was created using film and darkroom processes by Adele Gardner except the portrait of Adele as a girl at top left of menu by Daniel Michael Hegarty Sr.

Be sure to check out the Gardner Castle websites of Adele Gardner and Delbert R. Gardner for plenty of additional examples of Adele's photography!

Photography Honors

Both photos were shot on 4x5 film with a Calumet view camera and printed in the darkroom.

  • Tea wih My Tree won Honorable Mention at the Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition & Film Festival, Visual Arts Gallery, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, VA (Juror: Diana L. Blanchard Gross), Mar. 28-Apr. 21, 2016.

  • Roman Centurion (below) was selected for the Virginia Artists 2015 Juried Exhibition, The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA (Juror, Teresa Annas), Aug. 22-Oct. 11, 2015.

Below: Roman Centurion (c) by Adele Gardner

Education

  • SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Picture Book Weekend Retreat: An Advanced Workshop for Writers and Illustrators, May 31–June 2, 2019. Also various SCBWI webinars for illustrators.

  • AAS (candidate) in Photography, Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, Va., GPA: 4.0 (ongoing).

  • Several art classes at the Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center, Hampton, VA, 2014-2016, including Watercolor with Betty Anglin. Member, Hampton Arts League.

  • Bachelor of Arts from Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA, May 1993, GPA: 4.0. Included art classes with Betty Anglin.

  • Five years of art classes at Denbigh High School (Newport News, VA, 1985-1988) and Radcliff Junior High School (Radcliff, KY, 1983-85).

 

 

Appearances in Exhibitions

  • Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition 2020, The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center, Hampton, VA (Juror: James Warwick Jones, retired Gallery Manager of the Charles Taylor), February 1-March 7, 2020. Displayed: Hawaiian Horses (digital photograph with handwritten haiku).

  • Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition 2018, The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA (Juror: Solomon Isekeije, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA), January 27-March 11, 2018. Displayed: Melo-Moo.

  • 1st Annual Open Juried Show, Gloucester Arts on Main, Gloucester, VA (Juror: Diana B. Gross, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA), June 2-July 1, 2017. Displayed: Tea with My Tree, Meet the Sun Halfway, and Roman Legionary.

  • Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition 2017, The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA (Juror: Trish Pfeifer), January 28-March 12, 2017. Displayed: Auteur's Eye.

  • Handle with Care: A Juried Exhibition of Works Expressing the Balance between Humans and Nature, Suffolk Art Gallery, Suffolk, VA, April 23-June 3, 2016. Displayed: Spivy Reflections and Dove and Delbo

  • Genesis 2016 College Student Juried Exhibition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC), Newport News, VA (Juror: Wade Mickley, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA), April 9-May 1, 2016. Displayed: We Tick Together and How Do I Love Thee?

  • Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition & Film Festival, Visual Arts Gallery, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, VA (Juror: Diana L. Blanchard Gross, Curator, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA, and Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, Portsmouth, VA), March 28-April 21, 2016. Displayed: Tea with My Tree and The Women's Land Army, Circa WWII, Britain. Won: Honorable mention for Tea with My Tree.

  • Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition 2016, The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA (Juror: Christi Harris), January 30-March 13, 2016. Displayed: Meet the Sun Halfway

  • Virginia Artists 2015 Juried Exhibition, The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA (Juror, Teresa Annas, Norfolk, VA), August 22-October 11, 2015. Displayed: Roman Centurion

  • Open (C)all, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Virginia Beach, VA, May 21 to August 16, 2015. Displayed: Adele Caticus, after Dali Atomicus by Philippe Halsman

  • Genesis 2015 College Student Juried Exhibition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC), Newport News, VA (Juror: James Warwick Jones, Artist, Gallery Manager, The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA), April 4-26, 2015. Displayed: Portrait of My Father I and Portrait of My Father II

  • Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition & Film Festival, Visual Arts Gallery, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, VA, March 23-April 23, 2015. Displayed: Portrait of My Father I and Portrait of My Father II

  • Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition 2015, The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA (Juror: Clayton Singleton), January 31-March 15, 2015. Displayed: Portrait of My Father I

  • The York County Public Library 2014 Juried Photography Competition, Tabb Library, Yorktown, VA (Juror: James Warwick Jones, Artist, Gallery Manager, The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA), June 20-July 11, 2014. Displayed: The Dream Mountain

Art & Photography Publications

 

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