Debra Reid Jenkins Biography
Michigan Scenes on Canvas



Debra Reid Jenkins

Education:
Kendall school of Design 1973-1975 Illustration
Aquinas College 1975-1978, 1988, 1991 Fine Arts, Painting, Printmaking, and Art History
Drawing Workshops with Nathan Goldstein 1983, 1989
Portrait and Landscape Workshops with Larry Blovits P.S.A. 1985-1989
Portrait Workshop with June Allard Berte' 1989

Shows and Awards:
2017 Contemporary Marine Masters and Water Rain & Fog Alden B Dow Museum, Midland MI
2017 Hudson Valley Art Association 84th Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York NY
2016 International Artist Magazine, Seascapes Rivers & Lakes
2016-2017 ASMA 17th National Exhibition
2016 OPA Eastern Regional
2016 ASMA North Regional Exhibition, Minnesota Marine Art Museum
2015 ASMA 16th National Exhibition
2014 Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters, Mystic Seaport Museum CT
2014 35th International Marine Art Exhibition, Mystic Seaport Museum CT
2014 78th National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH
2014 International Artist Magazine, Seascapes Rivers & Lakes
2013 Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters, Mystic Seaport Museum CT
2013 Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City MI
2012-2013 Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters, Mystic Seaport Museum CT
2013 34th International Marine Art Exhibition, Mystic Seaport Museum CT
2012 33rd International Marine Art Exhibition, Mystic Seaport Museum CT
2012 Group Show Button Petter Gallery, Douglas MI
2011-2013 ASMA 15th National Exhibition
2010 Between the Shining Seas, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Minnesota Maritime Museum
2010 Signature Membership American Society of Marine Artists
2010 International Artist Magazine, Seascape 3rd Prize Winner
2009 Illustration Exhibit Lowell Arts Council, MI
2009 Saugatuck Dunes Alliance Exhibit, Saugatuck Arts Council, MI
2007-2009 One person exhibits Button Petter Gallery, Douglas MI
2007-2008 Listed in Who’s Who in American Art
2005-2006 Exhibits with Michael Palmer, Button Gallery, Douglas MI
2004 One person exhibit Hawthorn Gallery, Birmingham AL
2003 One person exhibit Button Gallery, Douglas MI
2001 Listed in Who’s Who in America
1999-2004 Annual exhibits Button Gallery
1998 Pastel Society of America 26th Annual "Pastels Only"
1998 West Michigan Regional, Lowell Michigan
1998 Portrait Inspirations Rockport Publishing
1998 Group Show Button Gallery, Douglas MI
1997 Solo Exhibit Fredrick Meijer Botanical Gardens
1996 Best of Oil Painting Rockport Pub.
1995 American Artist Magazine Emerging Artist Award
1994 Group Exhibit Perception Gallery
1993 "Regional" Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon MI
1992 East To West Perception Gallery
1991 Five to Eight Perception Gallery
1990 Pastel Portrait published in the Artists Magazine
1989 6th Annual International Pastel Exhibition, Wichita KS.
1989 Five State Pastel Competition Krasl Art Centre, St. Joseph MI
1989 Finalist - Artists Magazine National Portrait Competition
1989 Elected Full Member of Pastel Society of America P.S.A.
1988 "Regional" Krasl Art Centre, St. Joseph MI
1984 "Face It" Exhibition of Portraiture, Grand Rapids Art Museum
1983 "Regional" Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon MI
* Permanent Collection Purchase Award
1983 Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham MI
1982 "Regional" Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon MI Shaw Walker Award

Collections:
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon MI
Butterworth Hospital Helen Devos Women & Children's Center, Grand Rapids MI
Steelcase Corporate Collection, Grand Rapids MI
Burke E. Porter, Grand Rapids MI
Armand Merizon, Caledonia MI
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids MI
Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids MI
Spectrum Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center, Grand Rapids MI
AmSouth Bank, Birmingham AL
Richard DeVos Corporation, Grand Rapids MI
Dick and Betsy DeVos, Ada MI
Spring Lake Public Library, Spring Lake MI

Business/Work Experience:
2003 Cover October issue Ladybug Magazine
2002 July issue Ladybug Magazine
2001 Cover April issue Ladybug Magazine
2001 Illustrated “Glory”, Eerdmans Pub.
1999 January issue Ladybug Magazine
1999 Illustrated “Here Is Christmas”, Random House
1998 January issue Ladybug Magazine
1997 Illustrated “My Freedom Trip”, Boyds Mills Press
1997 Fall issue Babybug Magazine
1997 June issue Ladybug Magazine
1996 October issue Ladybug Magazine
1996 Illustrated "I See The Moon", Eerdmans Pub.
1994 Illustrated book cover "That Wild Berries Should Grow" by Gloria Whelan
1994 Artist in Residence Fransiscan Child Development Centre
1993 Illustrated "I Wanted To Know All About God" by Virginia Kroll, Eerdmans Pub.
1993 Illustrated Cover of "A Time to be Silent", Eerdmans Pub.
1980-1990 Freelance Hand Decorator and "Signature" Collection Custom
Color for LaBarge Mirrors of Holland Mi., specializing in18th-20th century Chinoiseries
1989 Taught Pastel Landscape Workshop for Newago Cnty. Comm. Srv.
1982 Taught Chinoiserie for Kendall School of Design, Furn. Div.
1975-1980 Hekman Furniture & John Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Managed Hand Decorating Dept., Designed Period Furniture
Decorations in Chinoiserie, Gilding, Striping and Training

Professional Organizations:
Pastel Society of America
Society of Gilders
American Society of Marine Artists
American Portrait Society
Oil Painters of America

Gallery Representation:
Main Branch Gallery, Grayling MI
Button Gallery, Douglas MI
Synchronicity Gallery, Glen Arbor MI
Fine Line Designs Gallery, Sister Bay WI
Scott Bundy Gallery, Kennebunkport ME
Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum CT
Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati OH
Christopher Clark Gallery, San Francisco CA

Selected Publications
American Art Collector, Artist Focus April 2018
International Artist Magazine Seascape Rivers & Lakes 2016
The 3288 Review, Autumn 2016
International Artist Magazine Seascape Rivers & Lakes 2015
Fine Art Connoisseur, Today’s Masters December 2014
International Artist Magazine Seascape Rivers & Lakes 2014
Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes 2013
International Artist Magazine Seascape Competition 2010
The Saugatuck Dunes, Saugatuck Coastal Alliance 2009
Grand Rapids Visions 2008
Who’s Who in Art 2008 - 2014
Who’s Who in America 2001 - 2014
Portrait Inspirations, Rockport Publishing 1998
Best of Oil Painting, Rockport Publishing 1996
American Artist Magazine Art Masters 1995
Artist Magazine April 1990

Other Related Experience:
Lectured on the "Making of a children's picture book" for Lake Michigan Academy Jan. 1995
Lectured on Children's book illustration for Friends of the Library Grand Rapids Public Library 1994
Lectured on Portraiture for "Mixed Bag" series at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Nov. 1983
Conducted Workshop on Portraiture at the Grand Rapids Art Museum Nov. 1983

 


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