Debbie Stevens

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Debbie Stevens
DEBBIE STEVENS (b. 1955) Debbie Stevens quickly discovered her love for art and pursued it in her studies, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a bachelor of fine arts degree with a concentration in painting. She has studied landscape, still life, and figure with contemporary masters Dalhart Windberg, Robert A. Johnson, Scott Burdick, and Jeff Legg and has attended workshops in bird photography with nationally acclaimed wildlife photographers Jim Nieger and Arthur Morris. Stevens is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America, signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, a member of the International Guild of Realism, and a member of the Contemporary Texas Regionalists. Stevens states that her work is created with a devotion to traditional realism. She looks for subjects in nature and the environment, searching to capture their particular properties of texture, transparency, reflection, and color. Her intense passion for birds has grown from visiting zoos and interacting with endangered species. She has conducted in-depth research and tracked fly-routes to accurately depict behaviors during spring and fall migrations. It is her sincere desire for viewers to experience the wonderment of birds in their natural habitat through her work. Selected Biographical and Career Highlights 1955 Born in Stillwater, Oklahoma 2004 BFA, University of Texas at San Antonio Signature Member, Oil Painters of America and Society of Animal Artists Member, International Guild of Realism 2004 Naima and Joseph Abraham Memorial Award, Second Place Painting, Arts International, El Paso 2005 Award of Excellence, 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Oil Painters of America 2010 First Place, Wildlife Competition, The Artists Magazine 2010 Third Place, “21 Over 31” Artists to Watch, Southwest Art Magazine 2014 Fine Art Connoisseur Award, 54th Annual Art and the Animal Exhibition, Society of Animal Artists, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colorado. Resides in Cypress, Texas Selected Exhibitions 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010–11, 2013 Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio 2005, 2007–10, 2013 Annual National Juried Exhibition, Oil Painters of America, gallery venues nationwide 2005 Central Regional Exhibition, Oil Painters of America 2005 First Annual Juried Exhibition, International Guild of Realism, Pan America Art Gallery, Brownsville 2008 Western Regional Exhibition, Oil Painters of America, Devine Galleries, Coeur d’Arlene, Idaho 2008 Third Annual Juried Exhibition, International Guild of Realism, Scottsdale Fine Art, Scottsdale, Arizona 2009–10 49th Annual Art and the Animal Exhibition and Tour, Society of Animal Artists, Premiere: Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, Kansas; Tour: Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, Missouri; Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, Maryland (In conjunction with the 40th Anniversary Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition, Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, Maryland) 2010–11 50th Annual Art and the Animal Exhibition and Tour, Society of Animal Artists, Premier: San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego; Encore: The Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colorado; Tour: Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, Missouri; Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman, Oklahoma 2010–12 Birds in Art, Exhibition: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin; National Tour: Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, Texas; Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-the-Hudson, New York; Wendell Gilley Museum, Southwest Harbor, Maine; Michelson Museum of Art, Marshall, Texas 2011 Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition, International Guild of Realism, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2012 Restless Heart: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo 2013 Holidays at the Haley, Haley Memorial Library, Midland 2013–14 Birds in Art, Exhibition: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin; National Tour: Heritage Center, State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck; Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Michelson Museum of Art, Marshall, Texas 2014 Painting in the Texas Tradition: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Turner House, Dallas 2014–15 54th Annual Art and the Animal Exhibition and Tour, Society of Animal Artists, Premier: The Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colorado; Tour: Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey; Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, Missouri; National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, Virginia 2014–16 Birds in Art, Exhibition: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin; National Tour: Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, Texas; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson; Wildling Museum, Solvang, California; Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma 2015 Painting in the Texas Tradition: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring 2015 Ties that Bind: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Turner House, Dallas Selected Public Collections Dr. Philips Hospital, Orlando, Florida Holmes Regional Medical, Melbourne, Florida Memorial Hermann TIRR, Houston Memorial Hermann Hospital, Sugar Land Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston Memorial Hermann Ambulatory Care Center, Houston Thibodaux Regional Medical, Thibodaux, Louisiana
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