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.

 

 

Solo Exhibitions  

  • “Taking Flight” Rockport Center for the Arts at the Estelle Stair Gallery, 2018 Poster Artist, Rockport, Texas, June 16 - July 28, 2018.
  • “The Ways of Water Birds” William Reaves  / Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas, February 16 - March 10 2018.
  • “Steven DaLuz & Debbie Stevens” Mill Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 5 - November 19, 2012.
  • “Sanctuary” Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas, April 4 - May 5, 2012.
  • “Avian Splendor 2” Mill Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 20 - September 14, 2010.
  • “Avian Splendor” Port A Gallery, Port Aransas, Texas. April 25 - May 30, 2009.
  • “World of Birds” Bismarck Studios, San Antonio, Texas. October 1 - 30, 2008.
  • “New Perspective” Kellum Markey Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. February 2005.  
  • “Luring” Coastal Inspirations, Noel McArdle Gallery, Corpus Christi, Texas.  September 2004. 

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • “Art in the Embassies” US Department of State, Djibouti Embassy, 2018.
  • “Texas Aesthetic XII” William Reaves / Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas, May 11th - June 23, 2018.
  • “Contemporary Texas Regionalism: A Holiday Show” William Reaves / Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas, 2017.
  • “Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art” Touring Exhibition, William Reaves / Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo; Texas Capital Ground Floor Rotunda, Austin; Witte Museum, San Antonio (book by the same title published by Texas A&M Press), 2017.
  • “Texas Aesthetic XI” William Reaves / Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas, 2017.
  • “Lone Star Legacies in Contemporary Texas Art” Haley Memorial Library & History Center, Midland, Texas, 2017.
  • “Texas Aesthetic X” William Reaves / Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas, May 6 - June 24, 2016.
  • “The Wilds of Texas” Capturing the Flora and Fauna of the Lone Star State, William Reaves / Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas, March 25 - April 30, 2016.
  • “Contemporary Texas Regionalism: A Holiday Show” William Reaves / Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas, 2016.
  • “Texas Visions” Contemporary Texas Regionalism, William Reaves Fine Art at the Nave Museum, Victoria, Texas, June 11 - 20, 2015.
  • “Texas Aesthetic IX” William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas, May 8 - June 20, 2015.
  • “Ties that Bind: Contemporary Texas Regionalism” William Reaves Fine Art at the Turner House, Dallas, Texas, February 18 - February 22, 2015.
  • “Painting in the Texas Tradition” Contemporary Texas Regionalists, William Reaves Fine Art at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring, Texas, January 23 - May 16, 2015.
  • “Contemporary Texas Regionalists Holiday Show” William Reaves / Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas, December 4 - December 23, 2015.
  • “Masters in Miniature Invitational” Trailside Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming, July 24 - August 2, 2014.
  • “Texas Aesthetic VII” William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas, May 9 - July 12, 2014.
  • “Views of the Texas Coast” William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas, March 21 - April 26, 2014.
  • “Painting the Texas Tradition” Contemporary Texas Regionalist at the Turner House, Dallas, Texas. March 6 - 12, 2014. 
  • “Contemporary Texas Regionalists Holiday Show” William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas, November 28 - December 20, 2014. 
  • “Hill Country” William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas, October 18 - November 16, 2013.
  • “Artistic Perspectives on Nature” Gallery of Artists, Irving Art Center, Irving, Texas, September 13 - September 15, 2013.
  • “Restless Hearts: the Painter’s Quest to Capture Texas in Art” San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, Texas.  January 24 - April 7, 2013.
  • “Big Bend Celebration” Gage Hotel, Marathon, Texas, March 19 - 24 2013.
  • “Texas Aesthetic VI” William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas, May 17 - July 12, 2013.
  • “American Miniatures Exhibition” American Art Invitational, Saks Gallery, Denver, Colorado, November 9 - December 31, 2012.
  • “Reality Check” International Guild of Realism Show, Trudy Labell Fine Art, Naples, Florida. February 2008.
  • “Summer Group Show” Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, Texas.  July 14 - August 18, 2007.
  • “Los San Antonians” Bismarck Studios, San Antonio, Texas. December 2004. 

Selected Juried Exhibitions 

  • “Birds in Art 2018” Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, September 8 - November 25, 2018.
  • “Birds in Art 2018 Tour” Brookgreen Gardens Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, January 25 - March 31, 2019; Michelson Museum of Art, Marshall, Texas, April 27 - July 7, 2019; Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-the-Hudson, New York, September 20 - November 17, 2019.
  • “Artists for Conservation Annual Exhibit and Festival” Vancouver, Canada. August 22 - 25, 2018.
  • “Artists for Conservation Tour” The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, September 25 - November 25, 2018.
  •  “57th Annual Members Exhibition” Art and the Animal, Society of Animal Artists, the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey, September 2 - October 29, 2017.
  • “Art and the Animal Annual Touring Exhibition” Society of Animal Artists, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque, Iowa, November 18, 2017 - January 7, 2018; Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet (Myrtle Beach), South Carolina, January 27 - March 25, 2018; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona, April 14 -  June 3, 2018; George A. Spiva Center for The Arts, Joplin, Missouri, June 30 - August 26, 2018.
  • “26th Annual National Juried Exhibition” Oil Painters of America, Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 12 - June 24, 2017.
  • “Wildlife Treasures” Nature in Art Museum, Wallsworth Hall, Sandhurst, Gloucester, United Kingdom, September 2017.
  • “Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale” Denver, Colorado, January 2017.
  • “Birds in Art 2016” Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, September 10 - November 27, 2016.
  • “Birds in Art, Tour”  Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin; The Museum of York County, Rock Hill, South Carolina; Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas; Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown, New York; Rockport Center for the Arts (Moved to the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas); and the Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton California.
  • “Mountain Oyster Club Art Show” Tucson, Arizona, November 2016.
  • “11th Annual International Juried Exhibition” International Guild of Realism, Gallery 1261, Denver, Colorado. August 26 - September 17, 2016.
  • “56th Annual Art and the Animal Exhibition” Society of Animal Artists, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas, September 23, 2016 -  January 1, 2017.
  • “Art and the Animal Annual Touring Exhibition, 2016-2017” Society of Animal Artists- The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas; The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ; Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS; Museum of The Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA.
  • “Society of Animal Artists Signature Member Juried Show” RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas, May 17 - June 26, 2016.
  • “Spring Reflections” Dutch Gallery, Dallas, Texas. May 14 - July 16, 2016.
  • “Oil Painters of America Salon Juried Exhibition” Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama, October 8 - November 5, 2015.
  • “OPA Virtuosos” Salmagundi Club, Oil Painters of America, New York, New York, September 17 - October 1, 2015.
  • “Birds in Art 2015” Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, September 12 - November 29, 2015.
  • “Birds in Art 2015 Tour” Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton, California, December 28, 2015 - February 22, 2016; Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas, March 12 - June 5, 2016; Museum of the Red River, Idabel, Oklahoma, June 24 - August 21, 2016; Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York September 12 - November 4, 2016; and Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum, Logan, Kansas, December 9, 2016 - February 5, 2017.
  • “2015 Western Regional Exhibition” Wild Horse Gallery, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, August 7 - September 7, 2015.
  • “24th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils” Oil Painters of America, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine, Florida, May 1 - May 25, 2015. 
  • “2014 Western Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils” Oil Painters of America, Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, August 30 - September 30, 2014.
  • “Birds in Art 2014” Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, September 5 - November 16, 2014.
  • “Birds in Art 2014 Tour” Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, Texas. (December 5, 2014 - February 15, 2015); Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona. (April 4 - May 24, 2015); The Wildling Museum, Solvang, California. (June 13 - August 10, 2015); Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-the-Hudson, New York. (September 1 -October 23, 2015); Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma. (November 22, 2015 - February 7, 2016).
  • “54th Art & the Animal” Society of Animal Artists, Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colorado, August 23 - October 22, 2014.
  • “54th Art & the Animal National Tour” Society of Animal Artists: The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey; The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Galley of Art, Bolivar Missouri; The National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, Virginia.
  •  “22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils” Oil Painters of America, Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas, May 18 - June 17, 2013.
  • “Birds in Art 2013” Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, September 7 - November 10, 2013.
  • “Birds in Art 2013 National Tour” Heritage Center, State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, March 1 - June 30, 2014; Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, July 19 - September 13, 2014; and Michelson Museum of Art, Marshall, Texas, November 4 - December 31, 2014.
  • “2012 Western Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils” Oil Painters of America, Gallery 1261, Denver, Colorado, October 4 - November 3, 2012.
  • “Shorelines 2011” Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport Texas. October 22 - November 19, 2011.
  • “International Guild of Realism 6th Annual Juried Exhibition” Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 30 - October 22, 2011.
  • “Salon International 2011, International Museum of Contemporary Masters,” Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. April 2011.
  • “50th Annual Art and the Animal Exhibition” Society of Animal Artists, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, California, September 4 - October 31, 2010.
  • “Birds in Art 2010” Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, September 11 - November 14, 2010.
  • “Birds in Art 2010 National Tour” Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, Texas, January 16 - March 13, 2011; Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-the-Hudson, New York, April 4 - June 9, 2011; Wendell Gilley Museum, Southwest Harbor, Maine, July 1 - October 9, 2011; The Michelson Museum of Art, Marshall, Texas, October 29 - January 8 2012.
  • “Salon International 2010” Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, April 2010.
  • “Small Works – Big Impressions,” Society of Animal Artists, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colorado. November 7, 2009 - January 3, 2010.
  • “19th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils” Oil Painters of America, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, April 30 - May 30, 2010.
  • “Small Works - Big Impressions” Society of Animal Artists, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colorado, November 7, 2009 - January 3, 2010.
  •  “Shorelines 2009,” National Juried Exhibition for Excellence in Coastal Art, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas. October 14 - November 21, 2009.
  • “American Women Artists National Juried Competition,” South Street Art Gallery, Easton Maryland. October 9 - November 8, 2009.
  • “49th Art & the Animal” Society of Animal Artists, Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, Kansas. September 5 - November 1, 2009.
  • “49th Art & the Animal,” National Tour, Society of Animal Artists (March 14 - April 16, 2010); The Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar Missouri (May 14 - July 18, 2010); The 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 (April 23 - 25, 2010)
  • “18th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils,” Oil Painters of America, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. May 1 - 31, 2009.
  • “2008 Western Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils” Oil Painters of America, Devin Galleries Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. September 12 - October 11, 2008.
  • “17th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils,” Oil Painters of America, Dana Gallery, Missoula, Montana. May 2 - June 14, 2008.
  • “Salon International 2008,” Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas.  April 12 - May 2, 2008. 
  • “The International Guild of Realism’s Third Annual Juried Exhibition,” Scottsdale, Arizona. January 2008.
  • “Leading Masters of Contemporary Realism,” Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts, Dennis, Massachusetts. July 24 - August 5, 2007.
  • “The 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils,” Oil Painters of America, Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, Texas. May 11 - June 9, 2007.
  • “Best of American Realism,” Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts, Dennis, Massachusetts. July 2006.
  • “Salon International 2006,” Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. May 20 - June 16, 2006.
  • “Arts International 2005,” International Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas.  October 8 - 23, 2005.
  • “2005 Central Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils” Oil Painters of America, Snowfire Gallery, Estes Park Colorado. October 1 - 31, 2005.
  • “20th Annual Conservatory Art Classic,” Meridian Civic Center, Meridian, Texas. September 10 - 11, 2005.
  • “The 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils,” Oil Painters of America, Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. May 6 - June 19, 2005.
  • “1st Annual International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition,” Pan American Art Gallery, Dallas Texas. March 11 - April 23, 2005.
  • “Artists of Northwest Arkansas 10th Annual Fall Regional Art Exhibition,” Springdale, Arkansas. January 2005.
  • “19th Annual Conservatory Art Classic,” Clifton, Texas. September 11 - 19, 2005
  •  “Fish Follies,” Cordova Historical Museum, Cordova, Alaska. August 30 - October 31, 2004.
  • “69th Annual National Exhibition” Cooperstown, New York. July 17 - August 20, 2004.
  • “Salon International 2004, International Museum of Contemporary Masters,” Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. May 2004.
  • “The 31st Annual Juried Competition,” Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana. March 2004.
  • “Midwest Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils,” Oil Painters of America, Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. December 2003.
  • “Arts International 2004,” New Mexico, International Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas. October 9 - 27, 2004. 

Selected Awards

  • 54th  Annual Exhibition and Tour "Art & the Animal"  Society of Animal Artists, Fine Art Connoisseur Editor's Choice Award, 2014 
  • Juror’s Top Sixty, “Salon International 2011, International Museum of Contemporary Masters,” Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. April, 2010
  • 1st Place in the 2010 Artist Magazine Competition, Animal/Wildlife Category  
  • 3rd Place in the 2010 Southwest Art Magazine "21 over 31 competition"
  • Award of Excellence,” “The 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Oil Painters of America,” Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago Illinois. 2005
  • “The Naima and Joseph Abraham Memorial Award, Second Place Painting,” “Arts International 2004,” El Paso, Texas. 2004
  • Honorable Mention, “Salon International 2004, International Museum of Contemporary Masters,” Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. 2004

Selected Collections

·       Dr. Philips Hospital, Orlando, Florida

·       Memorial Hermann TIRR, Houston, Texas

·       Memorial Hermann Hospital – Sugar Land, Sugar Land, Texas

·       Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, Texas

·       Memorial Hermann Ambulatory Care Center, Houston, Texas

·       Thibodaux Regional Medical, Thibodaux, Louisiana

·       Holmes Regional Medical, Melbourne, Florida

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