Ronald MacDonald

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Ron MacDonald

Birthplace: Ohio

Current home base: Orlando, Florida USA

I was born in Ohio but grew up in Florida, California, and Kentucky. Joined the Navy after high school and sailed around for 10 years in the Pacific, until dry-docking myself in Colorado for art school in 1985. I’ve traversed the United States 6 times total; lived as far west as Hawaii, the wilds of Oregon, the mile high plains of Denver, until finally beaching myself in Orlando in 1987.

I’m a retired Disney show production artist. Worked 32 years with paint, foam, clays and fiberglass, making models of Mickey Mouse. I’m a freelance artist in illustration, cartooning, and book cover art. Sand is the newest and most challenging I have ever worked in. I started playing at the beach; when the waves weren’t enough for surfing, I started occasionally building in sand.

Ft. Myers was the first event I ever ventured to see and was the first competition I ever entered in 2000 as an amateur. I am glad to be back to the Crystal Classic!


The free Siesta Key Breeze Trolley runs daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm to and from Siesta Key Village and Turtle Beach. A mobile app is available to track the trolley in real time.

New transportation on and off Siesta Key is now available via Sarasota County’s OnDemand Service.

Customers can request a ride via a mobile app, which is available in app stores for iPhone and Android devices, online at, or by calling 941-300-1553. OnDemand uses accessible minivans and operates similarly to today’s popular ridesharing services like Uber and Lift. The OnDemand vehicle will pick up customers and take them to their destinations within the same zone.

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