NATIONAL AWARDS*,  

JURIED COMPETITIONS AND SHOWS

2012-16 - Mountain Oyster Club, Tucson AZ -  Art Show
  2013, 14 – Empire Ranch Foundation, Tucson AZ - "Empire 100"
  2013  -- Farmington Hunt Club - Hound Dinner, Art Auction
*2011 –  Jack Richeson Art, Kimberly WI - "2011 Richeson75 Portraits" 2nd Place Dry Media, Finalist and 2 Meritorious Awards -juror Raymond Everett Kinstler
*2010 – Jerry’s Artarama Online “Summer Pastel Challenge” Honorable Mention
*2010 – AZ Watercolor Assn.  - “2010 National Water media Exhibition”, Cheap Joe’s Merchant Award
 2009 – Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport TX - “Shorelines 2009:  International Exhibition for Excellence in Coastal Art”
 2005 – Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington VA - “Faces of the Fallen”
 2005 – Space 301, Mobile, AL - "Contemporary Realism: A National Survey of Representational Art”
*2003 – Scholarship - Cennini Forum, Haverhill, MA. - “Portrait Boot Camp“ - Rob Howard
 2003 – National Watercolor Society, Brea CA - “83rd Annual Exhibit” Touring Exhibition
 2003 – Northwest Pastel Society, Seattle Washington, “17th International Exhibit”
 2003 – Museum of Outdoor Art, Englewood CO - “Inaugural Exhibit”
*2003 – St. Louis Artist’s Guild - “FACE IT: Portraits” Winner Myrtle Dalton Bequest
 2002  –   Artists Magazine - Finalist Portraits, Juror David Leffel
 2001  – Pastel Society of America - New York City, NY - “Pastels Only 2001”
*2000 – Pastel Society of America – Scholarship - “The Color of Light” - Sally Strand - Scottsdale Artist’s School
 
LOCAL AWARDS*,

JURIED COMPETITIONS AND  SHOWS 


 2013 – Portrait Artists of Arizona, Scottsdale Arizona - "3rd Annual Member Exhibition)
*2012– Arizona State Fair, Maricopa County AZ – 2nd Place - Oil Painting
 2012 – Arizona Art Alliance - Arizona House of Representatives show
 2011-12 – Arizona Art Alliance - Attorney General's Office show
*2011 –  Arizona State Fair, Maricopa County AZ – 3rd Place - Watercolor, 6th Place – Drawing, Painting  - 3rd Place, Mural Competition "Arizona 100 Grand"
*2011 –  Scottsdale Artist League , Scottsdale, AZ - “Scottsdale Artist’s School Show 2011” - 2nd place
*2011 –  AZ Art Alliance, Scottsdale, AZ –"AZ Veterinary Medicine: 250 Years of Veterinary Medicine"    Best in  Show,  Greeting Card award
*2010 – Arizona State Fair, Maricopa County AZ – Second Place - Pastels, Fifth Place – Drawing
*2010 – Scottsdale Artist League, Scottsdale, AZ -1st place “Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary Art”
*2010 – AZ Art Alliance, Scottsdale, AZ – Second Place - Watercolor, Merit Awards
*2009 – Arizona State Fair, Maricopa County AZ –First Place - Pastels, Fifth Place – Watercolor
*2009 – Scottsdale Artist League, Scottsdale, AZ -1st place “In The Manner of…”,
*2009 – Scottsdale Artist League , Scottsdale, AZ - 2nd place “Scottsdale Artist’s School Show
 2008 – Arizona Art Alliance, Phoenix, AZ – “Featured Artist” Spring Show, -Phoenix AZ
*2007 – Mesa Artist’s League, Mesa, AZ – “Autumn Gold” With Mesa Symphony, at Mesa Arts Center - 1st place - watercolor, 2nd - pastel
*2007 – Scottsdale Artist League, Scottsdale, AZ – 3rd place “ 2007 Scottsdale Artist’s School Show”
*2006 – Arizona State Fair, Maricopa County AZ –First Place - Watercolor, Hon. Mention - Pastels
*2006 – Scottsdale Artist League Scottsdale, AZ – 3rd Place in “Remembrance” Show
*2006 – Mesa Artist’s League, Mesa, AZ – “Autumn Gold”/Mesa Symphony, at Mesa Arts Center - People's Choice, 1st - Oil, 3rd - Watercolor

*2006 – Scottsdale Artist’s School, Scottsdale  – Scholarship “Portraits in Oil, Pastel & Watercolor” - Paul Leveille
*2006 – Scottsdale Artist League, Scottsdale, AZ – 2nd and 3rd Place “Gammage Show 2006”
*2005-6 – Mesa Artist’s League – Mesa, AZ “Artist of the Year 2005 and 2006”
 2005 – Scottsdale Artist’s School - Scottsdale, AZ “Best & Brightest 2005”
*2005 – Scottsdale Artist League , Scottsdale, AZ – 2nd Place in “Faces” Show
*2005 – Scottsdale Artist League , Scottsdale, AZ – 1st place “Scottsdale Artist’s School Show 2005”

​​​*2004 – Arizona Arts Council, Phoenix, AZ - Artist’s Development Grant , Cennini Forum, Haverhill MA   “Technical  Workshop” - Rob Howard
*2004 – Scottsdale Artist’s League, Scottsdale AZ -“Artist of the Year 2004”,
*2002 – Scottsdale Artist’s School, Scottsdale, AZ - “Best & Brightest 2002” 2nd Place - Pastel
*2001 – Scottsdale Artist’s School , Scottsdale, AZ “Best & Brightest 2001” People’s Choice

​Debra Jones - Artist's Resume

P.O. Box 994, Scottsdale, Arizona 85252-0994
deejaystar@yahoo.com  +1 480.788.6857
www.debrajonesart.com   http://dog-a-dayartblog.blogspot.com    http://picturesmithjones.blogspot.com


GALLERIES, PUBLIC COMMISSIONS, ETC.


2017 - Petrified Forest National Park - Artist in Residence - May

2015 - The Wildlife Experience, Parker Colorado - Women of the West, Solo Show

2015 - Curator "Women Making Faces"  Women Painting Notable Arizona Women
2013 - Chandler Center for the Arts - "3 Nights for the Arts" Live Painting - Chandler AZ
 2013 - ASU PolyTech Campus - "Anything with Eyeballs....and more"
Solo show  - Mesa AZ
 2013 - Vision Gallery - "Chair-I-Table" event, Chandler AZ**
 2012 - Buffalo Collection at Scenic Mesa, Scottsdale, AZ
 2012 – Chandler Arts Center – Invited Artist for “GO FIGURE: Figurative Portraiture” Chandler, AZ**
 2012 – Minehouse Collection, Jerome , AZ
 2011 – May Gallery - "Second Annual Scottsdale Drawing Show", Scottsdale, AZ
 2010 – “Artist on Site” “From the Art’s Point of View” Mural - Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ**
 2010 – Chandler Center for the Arts – Invited Artist for “Transformations” Chandler, AZ**
2009 – Devonshire Senior Center – One Woman Show – Phoenix AZ
2009 – "2009 Student-Faculty Art Exhibition" - Shemer Art Center,  Phoenix,AZ
2008 – Portrait of Father Phillip Armstrong for St. Katherine, Greek Orthodox Church, Chandler AZ
2008 – Chandler Ostrich Festival – Designed Ostrich Statue. Chandler AZ **
2006 – T-Shirt Design for “6th Annual Wiener Dog Races” Atascadero, CA
2003 - present – Represented at “Vision Gallery” City of Chandler, Chandler AZ
2004 – Novecento Cafe - “Novecento Series” Scottsdale, AZ
2002-03 – Represented at “Gallery Van Friend” - Scottsdale, AZ
2002 – Portrait of Jewell McFarland Lewis for “Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center” Phoenix AZ**
 
MEMBERSHIPS, PUBLICATION , ARTICLES and MISC. EXPERIENCE


2015 - JAVMA Cover art September issue 

2014 - present- International Equine Artists Org. - signature Member
2013 - present - American Women Artists, Associate Member
2012-13 - Women Artists of the West, Member
2007 - Official Artist of Club Epagneul of the United States (French Brittany Gun Dog Club) - Logo Design
2004 – Pastel Journal October 2004 – “Back to Basics” featured work
2002 – Finalist  “Artist’s Magazine” 2002 Competition - Portraits, Juror David Leffel

 WORKSHOPS AND TEACHING


 2015 - Arizona Art Supply - Sliver point and Metal point basics, Phoenix AZ

2011 – Instructor - portraits and watercolor - Vi at Grayhawk, Scottsdale, AZ
2010 – Michael’s Art Supplies/ Grumbacher Certified Instructor - Scottsdale and Phoenix
2009-10 – Mesa Active Adult Center - ART COACH, Mesa AZ
2009 - Arizona Art Supply, Tempe, AZ
2008-11 – Kidz Program  and Summer Camp - Vision Gallery, Chandler AZ
2007-9 – Sun Lakes, Chandler, AZ
2007 – Studio On Shea School - Scottsdale, AZ
2007 – Michael’s Art Supply - Tempe AZ
2006-07– Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix AZ

 EDUCATION AND WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE


*2013 -- Scottsdale Artist's School, Scottsdale, AZ - Karen Taylor, Scholarship
*2006  – Scottsdale Artist’s School, Scottsdale AZ - Paul Leveille, Scholarship
 2004 & *03  – Cennini Forum, Haverhill, MA. - Roberts Howard Scholarship
 2004 – Scottsdale Artist’s School, Scottsdale, AZ - Chris Saper
*2003 – Scottsdale Artist’s School, Scottsdale, AZ - Ted Nuttall, School prize
*2002 – Scottsdale Artist’s School, Scottsdale, AZ - Milt Kobayashi, Scholarship
*2001 – Scottsdale Artist’s School, Scottsdale, AZ - Sally Strand, Scholarship
 2000 – Scottsdale Artist’s School, Scottsdale, AZ - John Burton
 1971–1972 – Rocky Mountain School of Art, Denver, CO
 1969–1971 – Assoc. of Arts - Arapaho Community College, Littleton, CO