Curriculum Vitae

Margaret Bayalis began painting at an early age and was attracted to the human figure as a subject. She received
a B.A. degree in French from Montclair State University in 1971. After moving to Delaware in 1973, she studied
graphic design/illustration at the University of DE. and spent thirteen years as the director of publications at
Wesley College in Dover, DE. Her artistic skills were further employed as a courtroom artist and in freelance
illustration work. Margaret brings these experiences into her paintings with a sharp eye for composition, color and
the use of people as subjects.
Over the years, she explored the use of various media including pastels, colored pencil and watercolors eventually settling on her preferred medium of
oil paint. The use of oils enabled her to create rich, luminous color giving greater vibrancy to her figurative work. She found critical acclaim and
collectors for these works throughout the northeast and exhibited works at galleries in Rehoboth Beach and Wilmington, Delaware, including the
Delaware Art Museum.

In 2002, Margaret moved to St. Petersburg Fl. where she now maintains a studio. Working as a full-time artist allows Bayalis to be fully immersed in her
exploration of the figure as a subject in her studio as well as doing direct observation painting en plein air. Noted for her rich palette and painterly
style, Margaret has received numerous awards and critical recognition for her paintings which have been exhibited throughout Florida and the
northeast in galleries and museums. Her work has also been selected for inclusion in national and international juried shows. Margaret also teaches
her painting techniques in Florida where her workshops are popular and well attended.   

•The Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, DE
•The Maryland Bank of North America, Wilmington, DE
•The Milford Medical Associates, Pa.
•Numerous private collections

2019  Lore Degestein11th Annual National Figure Painting & Drawing Competition & Exhibition, Selingsgrove, PA
2019  Art of the Heartland National Juried Exhibition, Mena, AR
2019  Third Annual Come Out St. Pete Art Contest, Second Place Award
2019  Small Works National Competition, Mena Art Gallery, Mena, AR
2019  The Studio at Gulf and Pine, "Complimentary Creations," Two Person Show, Anna Maria Island, FL
2019   Woodfield Fine Art Gallery, "Contemporary Realism to Surrealism" Group Show, St. Petersburg, FL
2018   Woodfield Fine Art Gallery, "Coming Home" Group Show, St. Petersburg, FL
2018   Louisana Art & Artists’ Guild’s Annual River Road Show, Baton Rouge, LA; Recipient of a 2nd Place Award
2017 "Live Artfully" Exhibition, ArtCenter Manatee, Bradenton, FL, Recipient of an Honorable Mention Award   
2017  Women Painters of the Southeast online juried exhibition, Recipient of "Best in Show" Award
2017   25th Hilton Head Art League Biennale National Juried Exhibition, Hilton Head Island, SC
2016   Louisana Art & Artists’ Guild’s 47th Annual River Road Show, Baton Rouge, LA; Recipient of a 2nd Place Award
2016   Witchita Center for the Arts Small Works Competition, Witchita, KS
2016   Women Painters of the Southeast Annual Juried Exhibition, Abbington, VA
2016   Women's Works International exhibits, Woodstock, IL
2015   Annual Juried Exhibition of the Women Painters of the Southeast in Blue Ridge, GA;  Most Outstanding Figurative painting
2015   National Juried exhibition in Baton Rouge, LA; recipient of a Second Place Award
2015   "Go with the Flow" juried exhibition at Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL; Recipient of a Second Place Award
2015    Women's Works International exhibits in Woodstock, IL .
2015    Mainsail Arts Fest, St. Petersburg, FL
2013    Rehoboth Art League Members Show in Rehoboth Beach, DE; Recipient of the Howard Schroeder Award for Figurative Painting.
2013    Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Show, Philadelphia, PA
2011    Mainsail Arts Fest, St. Petersburg, FL
2011    Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Show, Philadelphia, PA(June & Sept.)
2012    Mainsail Arts Fest, St. Petersburg, FL
2010    Gasparilla Fine Arts Festival, Tampa, FL
2010    Mainsail Arts Fest, St. Petersburg, FL
2010    Florida Museum for Women Artists in Deland, FL
2009    Springfest, Anna Maria Island, FL (Best in Show)
2009    Mainsail Arts Fest, St. Petersburg, FL
2003    Indian Rocks Beach Art Festival, Indian Rocks Beach, FL; Best in Show

2015    Blue Ridge Mountains Art Asso. Plein Air Event, Blue Ridge, GA
2014    Thrid Place Award, Paint & Photo Brooker Creek Preserve, Tarpon Springs, FL
2014    Paint the Town, Bradenton, FL
2010    Award of Merit, Paint the Cape, Cape Coral FL
2010    “Paint Out in Paradise,” Venice, FL
2009    “Open Air Arts,” Melrose, FL
2009    Award of Merit, Paint the Adirondacks, Saranac Lake, NY

2019     Artist Portfolio Magazine,,featured artist,,Issue #39
2015    The Tampa Bay Times, Weekender Section feature article by Lennie Bennet
2012    The Tampa Bay Times photo and comment by Lennie Bennet
2010    Poster and Tee Shirt Artist for the 23rd Annual Springfest, Anna Maria Island, FL
2010    Sunshine Artists Magazine ad for Annual Winterfest & Springfest
2006    Maggie Mae Magazine, featured on cover
2005    Maggie Mae Magazine, featured on cover
2005    Art World News International Trade Magazine, New Art; editorial page
2004    Delmarva Quarterly, featured art
2003    Treasures of Tampa Bay, independent cable television production